October 8, 2013, New York, NY -- Registration
is now open for URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, a new summer camp offering
high-level programming in science and technology. This innovative
new camp will open in July 2014 on the campus of The Governors Academy near Boston.
URJ 6 Points
Sci-Tech Academy will attract campers seeking high-level science and technology
experiential and fun learning in the summer. Campers will work alongside
experienced instructors to design projects in activities such as robotics,
video game design, environmental science, and digital media production.
Greg Kellner will serve as
director of 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy. Kellner has been part of the URJ Camps and NFTY family for more than 20 years. Most
recently, he served as the Senior Assistant Director of the URJ Crane Lake Camp
and as the Assistant Director of the URJ Eisner Camp.
exactly the right person for the job, said Director of Camp and Israel Programs
Paul Reichenbach. Greg knows camp, he knows kids, and he knows technology.
He will be a great leader for this exciting new start-up.
make our camp unique, said Kellner, is the combination of outstanding science
and tech programming with Jewish learning and living in an intentional, fun and
dynamic Jewish community. So in addition to hands-on, immersive learning in
science and technology, campers will also explore their Jewish identities and
their connections to the Jewish community, he explained, adding that science
and Judaism naturally complement one another, since science explains the world
around us, but Judaism is what gives it meaning, creating the connections and
culture that are the essence of the human experience.
The new camp
builds off the success of the URJs first specialty camp, 6 Points Sports
Academy, which recently completed its fourth summer with more than 600 campers.
Both camps offer two-week sessions, professional instructors and program
design, and locations on the campuses of prestigious boarding schools. The
Governors Academy, 30 minutes north of Boston, features modern educational,
recreational and dorm facilities combined with a rustic campus to give a
summer camp feel and create a safe and warm environment for campers.
Funding for 6
Points Sci-Tech Academy is made possible by the Foundation for Jewish Camps
(FJC) Specialty Camps Incubator grant, jointly funded by The Jim Joseph and AVI
As we know
from current research by the Foundation for Jewish Camp, Jewish camp attendance
strengthens Jewish identity and increases the likelihood of adult participation
in the Jewish community, said Reichenbach. And now with 6 Points Sci-Tech
Academy, we will attract a new audience to experience all that Jewish camps
have to offer in an environment specifically tailored to them.