Summer Youth Experiences

Engaging Youth & Families with Young Children

The URJ coordinates a network of youth programs across North America that promote community, spiritual growth, and lifelong friendship, motivating more young Jews to embrace Jewish living as a path to meaning, purpose, and joy.

Jewish Summer Camp

With 14 summer camps across North America, URJ programs enrich and transform lives by strengthening identity and knowledge, instilling Reform Jewish values, and cultivating lifelong friendships.

4 Surprising Ways Camp Connects Us All

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
July 21, 2015
Sports, games, art and science projects. Swimming, hiking, climbing. Laughing, learning, sharing. It’s these activities, and more, that transform summer camp into one of the strongest links in the Reform Movement’s chain of connections. In fact, summertime for the URJ is like one huge game of connect-the-dots. Connecting current campers with alumni. Connecting clergy with worshippers.