In 1951, the URJ opened the doors of our first camp with an eye to creating memorable experiences for Jewish children each summer. With sixteen camps across North America, URJ operates the largest, most successful Jewish camping program in the world.
Building on the success of the pioneering 6 Points Sports Academy in North Carolina, in 2014 the URJ added another specialty program: the 6 Points Science & Technology Academy in the Boston area. And, as part of our commitment to engage Jewish youth earlier and earlier, 2014 marked the debut of Harlam Day Camp in Philadelphia. The URJ camping system will expand again in the summer of 2016 when the URJ 6 Points Sports Academy opens a second location in Los Angeles.
The Union for Reform Judaism is committed to the health and safety of every child entrusted to our care. Our concern for campers is realized in the creation of caring communities at each camp. The program at each camp endeavors to enrich and transform lives by strengthening Jewish identity, teaching Jewish knowledge, instilling Jewish values and cultivating lifelong friendships within a vibrant and fun community of living Reform Judaism. Our camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and the Ontario Camping Association (OCA) in Canada.