CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMP
TSTI is fortunate to have direct relationships with several URJ summer camps, offering a continuation of our Reform Jewish values in a summer camp setting. Our clergy and staff visit these camps as much as possible over the summer to check in with our TSTI campers and soak up the camp magic, providing a connection between camp and home. Unsure which URJ camp might be the right fit? Read on for information about the URJ camps most-attended by TSTI kids, or click here to find the right Reform Jewish camp for your child.
URJ Camp Harlam is our regional URJ sleepaway camp. It offers a broad camp program in 4 or 8-week session. A summer at Harlam includes everything from outdoor adventures, to waterfront programs, to arts, sports, and much more, all on a 300 acre facility in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, home to approximately 550 campers each summer.
6 Points Sci-Tech Academy is a national URJ speciality camp, where campers spend 2, 4, or 6-weeks exploring robotics, video game design, science, digital media, and a host of other fun activities with campers who share similar interests. A smaller camp experience, Sci Tech takes place on the beautiful campus of the Governor’s Academy Boarding School in Byfield, Massachusetts.
6 Points Creative Arts Academy is another national URJ speciality camp, where campers spend 2, 4, or 6-weeks diving deeply into skill-building and artistic expression, focused on the “art major” of their choice, including acting, vocal performance, fine art, digital photography, musical theater, dance, and more. The smallest of the URJ specialty camps, Creative Arts takes place at the Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
6 Points Sports Academy is the third national URJ specialty camp, where campers spend 2, 4, or 6-weeks along with fellow Jewish athletes from across 33 states and 7 countries, participating in a unique camping experience that combines professional sports coaching and the beloved traditions of Reform Jewish camping. Sports Academy takes place on the campus of the Asheville School is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.
Have questions about any of these URJ camps, or other URJ programs? Reach out to Rabbi Klein, who is a URJ camp veteran and a passionate supporter of all things Jewish camp.
Looking for something different, like a daycamp or a non-URJ program? There are tons of other high-quality Jewish summer camps, vetted through the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One Happy Camper program, which provides concierge-advisory services and grants for first-time campers! Contact Tracy Levine, Director of One Happy Camper for Federation Metrowest, for further assistance.
PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
Looking for a teen travel program, service trip, pre-college program, or Israel experience? We recommend programs through Yallah! (NFTY) Israel, Etgar 36: An American Journey, BBYO Passport, Brandeis Genesis, and many more!