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Summer Subsidies Application for Summer 2024

2024 Summer Subsidies Application – DUE January 15, 2024

Adas Israel will again be offering Summer Subsidies to members in good standing. Don't wait – fill out the 2024 Summer Subsidies Online Form now! 

For questions or information about Jewish summer camps or Israel trips, please contact Lindsay Kagin at lindsay.kagin@adasisrael.org. Deadline January 15, 2024.

*Please allow 4 weeks after the January 15 deadline to appropriate funds

 

Summer Camp Info

 

Adamah Adventure Camp

EXPLORE THE NATURAL WORLD WITH JEWISH WISDOM AS A COMPASS! When kids play outside, they grow to love and learn from the Earth. Through immersive nature adventures – swimming in the creek, exploring meadows, hiking in the forest, working the rich soil on our farm – Adamah Adventure Camp cultivates compassionate, and Jewish relationships with nature.

An amazing crew of talented farmers, wilderness experts, and fun-loving educators facilitate hands-on activities and immersive nature experiences. Campers explore the forest and the farm, swim, creek-walk, build fires, climb, share stories, sing songs, play games, and seek adventure while creating a community

Adas Israel congregants get 10% off camp PROMO code: SYN@CAMP'24 Day and Overnight Camps

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Camps Airy & Louise 

Built upon 100 years of experience and tradition, Camps Airy & Louise provides Jewish children with a fun, creative and adventurous summer experience that promotes self-growth, leadership, and a positive sense of Jewish identity – all while making friendships that last a lifetime.

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Camp Avoda

There are many Jewish Summer camps, but there’s only one Camp Avoda. We are Located on the beautiful Lake Tispaquin in Middleboro, MA, just about an hour South of Boston. At camp, our balanced program doesn’t just define what we do – it’s what we are. Over 90 years strong of brotherhood, leadership, spirit, and tradition. Our campers experience new adventures, take risks, practice Jewish values and best of all be themselves.

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Camp Barney Medintz

Camp Barney Medintz has provided the most magical Jewish summer overnight camping adventure for boys and girls for six decades! Surrounded by more than 500 acres in the picturesque North Georgia mountains, Camp Barney Medintz campers experience the magic of summer camp and the joy of making lifelong friends while challenging themselves with new activities and gaining self-confidence and independence that will benefit them for a lifetime. Along the way, each and every day, they develop and solidify their connection to their Jewish identity. Camp Barney Medintz is truly Our Summer Place.

Camp Barney offers 1-week, 2-week, and 4-week options throughout the summer. The four-week sessions are available for campers completing 2nd through 10th grade. The two-week sessions are available for campers completing 2nd through 7th grade. The one-week option, CBM Experience, is available for campers completing 1st through 3rd grade. We offer a Staff In Training program for campers completing 11th grade. Campers are divided into age groups, or Units, based on the grade they have most recently completed.

Camp Havaya

Camp Havaya is all about the joy of summer camp with the freedom to be who you truly are. We’re a lively, welcoming, and diverse community where kids explore Judaism in their own ways and become the best versions of themselves.

Camp Ramah New England

Camp Ramah New England is an overnight Jewish summer camp located in Palmer, Massachusetts for kids and teens. Our co-ed summer camp program welcomes children from across New England, the greater Washington, DC area, Virginia, as well as parts of Maryland and New York. For over 60 years, Ramah New England campers have shared unforgettable summers filled with learning, lasting friendships, and a love of being Jewish.

Built around a beautiful lake in the small town of Palmer, Massachusetts, Camp Ramah offers state-of -the-art programs and facilities that invite campers to explore all sorts of interests — from sports to climbing to theater arts to video production and everything in between.

Ramah campers connect with their Judaism, every day, in traditional and innovative ways. Camp Ramah’s welcoming community and attentive staff make sure every camper has their best summer ever. Begin learning more about Camp Ramah by exploring the Ramah Difference! 

Ramah New England is the agency that houses Camp Ramah New England overnight camp in Palmer, MA and Ramah Day Camp Greater DC in Germantown, MD.

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Camp Ramah New England Parlor Meeting

We invite you to join us on Thursday, November 9th at the Home of the Willcher Family (Rockville MD) for a parlor meeting about our overnight camp programs at Camp Ramah New England. Michelle Sugarman, Co-Director, will present Camp Ramah's rich and varied programs and answer questions. We offer 4 week sessions for those who are currently in second grade and above and 2 week mini-sessions for current second and third graders. Please RSVP to Pamelak@campramahne.org to attend and click here for more information.

Camp Zeke

Camp Zeke is the first and only overnight camp where kids celebrate healthy, active living through fitness, cooking, sports, performing arts, gourmet food, and joyful Judaism.

Everything we do is based on a set of core values, including being kind to others, building character, taking care of our health, and welcoming new members of the community. Our campers earn bracelets throughout the summer for displaying the camp’s values during the camp day.

We offer a progressive program in which younger campers rotate through all our activities and select a couple of electives a day, while older campers create their day based on their interests.

So whether a camper wants to run faster, get stronger, zen out in yoga, perform circus acrobatics, play soccer or baseball against another camp, or cook impressive dishes, they can create their perfect day by picking from countless options. Our campers go home with new cooking, fitness, arts and sports skills along with a commitment to kindness, healthy living, and joyful Judaism that will stick with them for years after the experience.

Please click here for more information

Capital Camps

Located just 70 miles from Baltimore, DC and Northern Virginia, Capital Camps is the community camp for children grades 2-12. We are pluralistic, fully kosher, nut free and offer stellar inclusion services. Capital Camps campers enjoy time at the pool and lake, creating art, participating in drama, playing sports, and climbing and ziplining through our outdoor adventure course. Electives are chosen weekly and special days like Israel Day, Maccabiah, Carnival and Banquet are spread out through the summer. Jewish Life at Capital Camps thrives during Shabbat with singing, dancing and closes out with Havdalah. Included are trips out of camp for rising 8th-12th grades, including our trip to Israel for rising high school juniors. Come visit us at camp!

Family Camp: September 29-October 1 and December 8-10 We are offering two family camp weekend getaways for existing and new families to enjoy the outdoors and experience our incredible weekend programming. Family Camp will include camp-style shabbat with rikkud/dancing, shira/singing, and community bonding, as well as arts & crafts, sports, gaga, boating, ziplining and so much more!  This is the perfect weekend to bring together your friends and spend time in the mountains!  This is a great opportunity for all families in our community, including those that may be interested in Capital Camps in the future. Click HERE to learn more and register. Restore, rejuvenate and reenergize!  Bring your family and friends.

Fall Tours: September 10, October 8, November 5, December 10

All tours are on Sunday’s from 2-4pm. As we walk around camp, you will see our activity areas, pool, lake, go inside a cabin and into our dining hall. A kosher nut free snack will be served. Please register for one of our dates HERE and more information will be sent as we get closer to those dates.

Emma Kaufmann Camp (EKC)

Come join the family (and the fun!) at EKC this summer - located in Morgantown, WV, on Cheat Lake, we have experience, program, and facilities to be your campers’ summer home this summer - and into the future. Founded in 1908, EKC is one of the oldest Jewish overnight camps in the United States. Rich in traditions, EKC is a place where families send their children year after year and generation after generation; where each camper, new and returning, is welcomed as part of an inclusive community.

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava is a progressive summer camp and year-round community creating vibrant Jewish life for children in grades 3-12. Our unique participatory, youth-led model creates a lively, profound, and empowering experience, where campers can be themselves, build community, and bring the change they want to see in the world. Please visit campmosh.org or email our Camp Director, Talia Rodwin, at talia@campmosh.org to learn more!

NJY Camps (Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, Cedar Lake Camp, Teen Camp, Round Lake)

NJY Camps is the largest Jewish camp complex in the world, serving more than 7400 participants in our overnight camps, family camps, and visiting groups. On our Milford campus, Camp Nah-Jee-Wah serves boys and girls from grades 1 through 6; Cedar Lake Camp, grades 7 through 9; and Teen Camp, grades 10 through 11.  Round Lake Camp is a special needs inclusion program serving children and adolescents with mild autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and social skill disorders.  

Turning 103 years old, NJY Camps is built on the longstanding tradition of excellence in Jewish camping. Our program is designed to be fun, age-appropriate and engaging! We provide an extensive range of activities so each camper gains exposure to many different types of experiences/activities. Activity areas include athletics, water sports, arts, outdoor adventure, science, and music & drama. Across our programs, campers participate in 6 activity periods daily, many of which they get to choose themselves from our 25+ electives in Nah-Jee-Wah and 50+ electives in Cedar Lake/Teen Camp. 

NJY Camps is set up in such a way that our youngest campers in Camp Nah-Jee-Wah have their own campus and facilities, while our older campers in Cedar Lake & Teen Camp have their own campus and facilities to enjoy as well. This helps to ensure that we deliver on our promise for an exceptional, and age appropriate program for campers of all ages.

To promote a strong sense of camp community among all the campers the entire camp joins together frequently for special events such as Shabbat Services, Fourth of July Fireworks, weekly BBQs, Maccabiah/Color War, and so much more!

Perlman Camp

Perlman Camp is a warm and welcoming community that fosters transformational and enriching summer experiences. The Jewish values that camp instills and the everlasting bonds that are formed sustain campers and staff throughout their lifetimes.

Our intentional approach to child care, programming, and Jewish life ensures that your child will have the best possible Jewish summer camp experience. Perlman’s veteran staff work intimately with parents and campers to meet the unique needs of your child. When your child attends Perlman Camp, your entire family becomes part of our community.

At Perlman Camp, your child will learn, explore, and challenge themselves through world-class, choice-based programming. Our exceptional counselors and supervisors are there for support and encouragement every step of the way. The lessons your child brings home from camp will last a lifetime, building strengths that set them up for success later in life.

For more information click here! or email candice@perlmancamp.org

Ramah Day Camp Greater DC

Ramah Day Camp is a 7-week, immersive Jewish experience for children currently in grades Pre-K (PK4) through 4. The camp site in Germantown, MD boasts a gorgeous, wooded property with an overnight feel. The daily program includes instructional swim and two electives, and offers a Hebrew immersion track and a Tikvah inclusion program for children with special needs. Busing from centralized locations is included.

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Ramah Sports Academy

Come join the fun at Ramah Sports Academy (RSA) this summer!  RSA is an overnight summer sports camp for children and teens with a passion for athletics and a desire to elevate all aspects of their game. With experienced coaches, caring role models, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, and a wide range of electives, RSA is the perfect mix of elite sports instruction, joyful community, and inspiring Jewish living

Our mission of providing a premier sports program that empowers campers to achieve their greatest potential as confident athletes, while building character and fostering a deep love for Judaism and Israel is fulfilled by committing to our four guiding principles, the four Cs: Coaching, Confidence, Community, and Connection.

Interested in learning more about RSA?  Register for one of our virtual information sessions, visit our website, and/or contact us at info@ramahsport.org.  We look forward to meeting you!

Sababa Beachaway

Sababa Beachaway is a co-ed residential summer camp for rising fourth through twelfth graders, located in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. Sababa immerses campers in the magic and majesty of the beach, adds the right amount of spiritual practice, and provides a fun, non-competitive yet challenging camp experience! Sababa offers several session options ranging from 2 to 6 weeks that invite campers to escape the grind in order to ride the wave, catch the wind, explore the sea, and capture the moment. Whether on a surfboard, in a sailboat, or under the sea, Sababa campers learn exhilarating new skills, build lifelong relationships, grow a stronger sense of self, and stoke an innate spiritual flame

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URJ 6 Points Specialty Camps: Sports Academy, Creative Arts Academy, and Sci-Tech Academy

The Union for Reform Judaism is proud to host three elite specialty sleep away camps that have focuses in sports, science & technology, and The Arts. Serving all of North America and campers currently in grades 3 - 11 (rising 4th - 12th graders) the 6 Points Specialty camps are proud to offer exceptional summer programming that will impact your campers life using existing passions, all in a Jewish home.

6 Points Sports Academy: Located in Asheville, NC and founded in 2010, 6 Points Sports Academy was the nation's first Jewish Sports Camp. Spend your summer surrounded by passionate Jewish athletes who want to grow in their sport in one of our following workshops (taught by NCAA-level coaches!): Baseball, Basketball, Cheer & Dance, Softball, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Golf. Join the 800+ Jewish Athletes who make Sports Academy their summer playing field!

6 Points Sci-Tech Academy: Located outside of Boston, MA, curious campers who love to discover new things can learn from the best at our premiere Jewish STEM summer camp!  Our staff members guide campers in bringing to life the questions that capture their imaginations. Using a hands-on, project-based approach, campers learn and create in a collaborative environment in one of the following workshops, all taught by experts in their field: Robotics, Video Game Design, Programming & Coding: Javascript, Digital Film Production, Chemistry, Cryptology, Behaviorial Sciences, and Digital Art Lab: Graphic Design. We also have teen leadership programs that focus on leadership in STEM for rising 11th and 12th graders!

6 Points Creative Arts Academy: Located outside of Philadelphia, PA, campers can spend their summer with passionate Jewish campers and professional arts mentors! Campers get to focus on what they love by choosing an arts major to focus their attention on, building skills and exploring new disciplines in a safe, welcoming, fast-paced Jewish environment. Depending on their current grade, options include: Contemporary Theatre, Creative Writing, Dance, Musical Theatre, Instrumental Music Ensemble, Photography, Vocal Music Ensemble, and Visual Arts. Create, connect, and celebrate at URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy this summer! 

GAP Year Programs

Aardvark Israel

Start imagining your year with Aardvark Israel! Choose from four different gap year and semester programs for Jewish students aged 17-21. Immerse yourself in Israel, and strengthen your Jewish Identity and connection to Israel. Live in the heart of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with young Jews from all over the world, in a customized year of internships, travels, and dynamic learning.

Kivunim

Kivunim is a gap-year program that inspires its program participants to forge a lifelong relationship with Israel and the Jewish People through travel across the world - gaining understanding of Jewish life and history together with that of the many cultures, religions and worldviews amongst whom the Jewish people grew in its 2000 year Diaspora. Our international travels build and deepen Jewish identity within the context of an emerging sense of “world- consciousness” both as Jews and as citizens of the world.

Young Judaea Year Course in Israel

Young Judaea Year Course is a nine month gap year program for teens who have just graduated high school. While on Year Course, participants will be interning in a field of their choice, earning up to a full year's worth of academic credit, taking weekly trips around Israel and connecting with their Jewish peers from around the globe. Year Course provides the opportunity for teens to grow, mature, and become more prepared for college life, as they have the experience of a lifetime!

Israel Programs for High Schoolers

Nativ

Nativ, USCJ’s gap year program for Jewish high school graduates, is dedicated to creating and inspiring the Conservative Jewish leaders of tomorrow.

Nativ, which means “path” in Hebrew, provides a unique opportunity to explore new directions on the journey to becoming a Jewish adult.

From September to May, Nativ participants are immersed in the rich and diverse society of Israel, exploring the land and enjoying a vibrant Conservative Jewish lifestyle.

TRY - Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim

TRY is the only Jerusalem-based high school academic program open to Jewish youth from North America who are interested in learning about their heritage in a Conservative Jewish setting.

Young Judaea Gesher Israel

Gesher Israel brings rising 11th and 12th graders on an unforgettable 3 week journey through Israel - exploring, learning, and connecting with the Jewish homeland. Throughout the trip, participants will be visiting historic sites, taking in breathtaking landscapes, and learning about Israeli culture. Gesher Israel is an approved trip provider of the RootOne initiative, which provides generous funding to participants wishing to engage in an Israel summer experience!

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