Youth & Teen Programs

From summer camps to youth groups, teen-powered social action to travel programs in Israel and around the world, there is a place for every young person to connect, learn, grow, and have fun.

For more than 75 years, the Union for Reform Judaism has provided young people with immersive Jewish experiences that transform and enrich lives. Based in Reform Jewish values, these programs provide nurturing, educational, and fun experiences that promote community, enhance spiritual growth, cultivate Jewish identity, and foster lifelong friendships.

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Mitzvah Corps

Northeast, West Coast
Mitzvah Corps is the Union for Reform Judaism's network of immersive social justice travel programs for high school students, offering Jewish young adults the chance to build meaningful relationships with like-minded peers and people from around the world and to ask valuable questions, support local efforts, and be real global citizens.

NFTY in Israel

NFTY in Israel is the Union for Reform Judaism's network of Israel travel programs for teens. High school students hike, climb, discover, and explore with new friends from across the continent, returning home with endless personal accomplishments, meaningful memories, and a lifelong connection to Israel.

URJ 6 Points West, CA

URJ 6 Points West is the camp that curious and creative minds have been waiting for! Campers entering grades 3-10 spend 12 days on the campus of Scripps College in Claremont, CA, just east of Los Angeles, exploring their passions within two separate tracks. The Sci-Tech track offers robotics, video game design, Doctors-In-Training. The Arts track offers Visual Arts and Theater.

URJ Camp Kalsman, WA

Campers from across the Pacific Northwest – Oregon, British Columbia, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Washington – call Camp Kalsman home. We are committed to our six core values: friendship, sacred community, Reform Jewish identity, kindness, connection to Israel, and our relationship to nature.

URJ Camp Newman, CA

As the West Coast’s largest Reform camp, we’ve impacted the lives of more than 100,000 children, teens, and adults as year after year, our campers return to renew the strong bonds of friendship they build here. Our mission is to inspire people to take camp home – applying their Jewish learning to their daily lives, ultimately bettering themselves, their communities and the world.

URJ Greene Family Camp, TX

The mission of Greene Family Camp is to create a fun, safe, educational friend-filled environment that teaches and practices Judaism. GFC serves all Reform Jewish congregations in Texas and Oklahoma, encouraging personal and spiritual growth through creative programs and varied activities.

URJ Heller High

URJ Heller High is the Union for Reform Judaism's accredited semester-long program for Reform Jewish high school students in grades 10 to 12, offering an unparalleled opportunity to be immersed in the richness of the land, culture, people, and history of Israel, all while earning high school and college credit.

URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp, MS

Since 1970, Jacobs has served the Reform Jewish community of the Deep South: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Central & Western Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. The opportunity to live as part of a close-knit community and develop new skills, coupled with Jewish values and the development of one’s Jewish identity, result in the experience of a lifetime.