We're proud that our thirteen camps are already so deeply engaged in environmental education and programming, and we're delighted to highlight a number of the environmental projects that are taking place around our camps and in our Israel programs this summer.
In particular, this summer our camps are focusing on making their food healthier and more sustainable; reducing waste through recycling and composting; and enhancing environmental education.
Stay tuned throughout the summer for photos and more information about what the URJ Camps are doing to go green!
URJ 6 Points Sports Academy
Six Points is founded on six values - including tikkun olam - and will focus on environmentalism for summers to come!
URJ Crane Lake and Joseph Eisner Camps
Environmental education has long been a part of Eisner/Crane Lake Camps, with TEVA programming and an edible garden!
URJ Greene Family Camp
What's in a name? For Greene Family Camp, a leader in sustainable camping, a lot!
URJ Camp Harlam
Camp Harlam has gone green with Big Blue - their Kachol Gadol recycling bin located just outside the dining hall.
URJ Camp Kalsman
Each summer, Camp Kalsman campers learn about the Jewish commitment to the environment.
URJ Camp Newman
Operation Kibbutz Yarok continues Camp Newman's tradition of outdoor education and environmentally conscious living.
URJ Camp Coleman
What is "campscaping," and why are the campers at Camp Coleman doing it?
URJ Camp George
In summers past, Camp George campers have grown beets, cucumbers, sunflowers, cherry tomatoes and more. What will they grow this year?!?
GUCI (URJ Myron S. Goldman Union Camp-Institute)
GUCI recently formed its own "Green Team" to lead efforts toward increasing eco-friendly activity throughout the camp.
URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp
Camp Jacobs in Mississippi is on the cutting edge of the green movement - and campers are a major part of the action!
URJ Kutz Camp
Campers' local food is
supplemented by herbs and vegetables grown in Kutz's
own garden. Find out what else Kutz Camp is doing as part of their culinary revolution!
OSRUI (URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute)
OSRUI is taking big steps to curb water usage - saving nearly 3,000 gallons of water each day!