Overnight Camps


B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp
2020 K St. N.W. – 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202-697-5505
Director: Rachel Levine
Camp address:
661 Rose Hill Rd.
Lake Como, PA 18437
Co-ed, kosher, athletics, arts, outdoor adventure, lake, pool, and Jewish values
Grades: 3-12

Camp Judaea
48 Camp Judaea Ln.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Fax: 404-325-2743
Sponsored by Hadassah, located 175 miles northeast of Atlanta. Each summer over 500 campers from the South and Mid-Atlantic states participate in 2, 4, or 8 week sessions. Programs include horseback riding, basketball, softball, arts and crafts, ceramics, drama, field trips, amusement parks, a swimming program, canoeing, tennis teen trips to New York and Washington, D.C.

Camp Louise (Girls only)
Camp Airy (Boys only)
5750 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax: 410-466-0560
[email protected]
Executive Director: Jonathan Gerstl
Sports program, arts and crafts, swimming, outdoor living, performing arts, etc. Two-week and four-week sessions. Grades 2-11
Summer Camp Addresses:
Camp Louise
24959 Pen Mar Rd.
Cascade, MD 21719
Director: Alicia Berlin
Camp Airy
14938 Old Camp Airy Rd.
Thurmont, MD 21788
Director: Rick Frankle

habonim dror camp galil
Galil is one of seven Habonim Dror camps in North America. Galil has been serving the Jewish Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware communities since 1946 with goals of teaching our campers to love themselves, love their friends, and love being Jewish. Camp Galil is a kibbutz atmosphere that focuses on cooperative living. It is a community of young people from all streams of Jewish life. They are proud to offer an unrivaled Jewish youth leadership program to our campers for over 65 years!


habonim dror camp gesher
Camp Gesher is a small Jewish overnight camp located in Cloyne, Ontario, in the heart of Ontario’s Land O’ Lakes region. It is a community and family-oriented camp, with many parents of campers and staff involved as volunteers and members of the Board of Directors. This tightly-knit community encourages involvement by all individuals within the organization – fostering a strong sense of ownership in the Gesher community. We enjoy Shabbat dinners together and celebrate our Jewish heritage and traditions together. We have Hebrew specialists and enjoy activities that enhance our Jewish traditions. We encourage and teach our campers to embrace their Jewish traditions and culture. We teach our campers to question and debate and feel proud to be Jewish.

habonim dror camp gilboa
Camp Gilboa offers a truly unique and vibrant Jewish camping experience for youth ages 8 to 17. Our overnight summer camp, on 40 acres of pine forest near the shores of Bluff Lake, is just a short drive from downtown Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains. At Camp Gilboa, campers engage in spirited activities and team-building adventures that expand minds and enrich souls. Join the fun! Since 1936, Camp Gilboa has provided summer and winter camps, creative leadership training and year-round programming. By nurturing a love of Israel and Jewish tradition, our youth strive for a better world – grounded in the values of social and economic justice, peaceful coexistence, environmental stewardship and mutual respect. Campers experience a kibbutz-style, cooperative living environment that cultivates self-reliance and community awareness.

habonim dror camp miriam
Nestled on the West Coast of Canada, Habonim Dror Camp Miriam is a Jewish summer camp that provides a unique camping experience for children who have completed grades 2-11. Camp Miriam is located on a 20 acre waterfront site on beautiful Gabriola Island, which is a 20 minute ferry ride from the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Camp Miriam offers a diverse program which encompasses creative learning experiences and regular camp activities. In a supportive community, and through a value based program, campers explore their Jewish identity and gain knowledge about Israel, Jewish history, current social issues, and social justice. In addition, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sports, arts and crafts, music, Israeli dancing, camping trips, and theme days are all an integral part of the program. Camp Miriam is part of Habonim Dror, a youth movement which has 6 other camps in North America, and sister camps in 15 countries around the world. Habonim Dror provides a strong framework for programming and leadership training, which ensures that Camp Miriam has a staff of caring, capable counselors. With nearly 60 years of camping experience behind us, we are able to provide a safe and healthy environment in which the campers have fun, sing, dance, laugh, play and develop new interests. With an emphasis on sharing and social responsibility, the staff of Camp Miriam develop programs which encourage individual growth, sharing and social responsibility, and a sense of community which is cherished long after the summer is over!

habonim dror camp moshava
Habonim Dror Camp Moshava is a nonprofit camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 15, entering grades 3-10. It is located on 267 acres near Bel Air, Maryland and has served the Baltimore-Washington area for over 70 years. The camp is one of seven North American camps sponsored by the Habonim Dror International Youth Movement and is affiliated with Na’amat USA and Ameinu (formerly the Labor Zionist Alliance). Our philosophy is inspired by the ideals of the kibbutz in Israel. We emphasize sharing, inclusiveness, creativity and responsibility to the community. Each child is respected for his/her own unique traits and abilities. Campers come away from their Moshava experience with heightened self-esteem and a new Moshava family of friends. Life at camp reflects our emphasis on community. Campers share their days with other campers of all ages, creating a close family feeling within the entire camp. Our days are filled with fun and exciting activities that have strong educational undertones.

habonim dror camp na’aleh
Beautiful Camp Na’aleh is located just north of Sidney, New York, near Binghamton, and is one of seven Habonim Dror camps in North America. It introduces the ideals of the kibbutz in Israel and progressive Judaism to campers through its emphasis on sharing, love of nature, and community building. It is a place where campers work, play, sing, laugh, share, and grow together, and where everyone is respected for his or her own unique traits and abilities. The friendships and memories they make at Na’aleh are ones that last forever. Camp Na’aleh serves campers ages 8 to 15, grades 4 to 10.

habonim dror camp tavor
Habonim Dror Camp Tavor, located in southwest Michigan on 69 acres of rolling hills, has created life-changing summers for Jewish children and teens from around the country for more than 50 years! We are an overnight, co-ed camp that fosters enduring friendships, life skills, and a connection to Israel in an exciting, dynamic, fun-filled environment. Camp Tavor’s mission is to provide an inclusive community where kids have fun being themselves while developing a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, a caring connection with Israel, and a positive personal Jewish identity.

Camp Ramah
in New England
2 Commerce Way
Norwood, MA 02062
Assistant Director: Josh Edelglass
Kosher, Shomer Shabbat
Grades: 3-10
Camp Address:
39 Bennett St.
Palmer, MA 01069

Camp Tel Yehudah
3149 St. Route 97
Barryville, NY 12719
Fax: 212-303-7491
Grades: 9-12
Senior leadership camp including rafting, sports, ropes course, hiking, swimming, performing and visual arts.

Camp Young Judaea
Sprout Lake
Winter office:
575 8th Ave., 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Summer Office:
6 Sprout Lake Camp, Route 82
Verbank, NY 12585
Fax: 845-677-6912
[email protected]
Grades: 2-8
Full range of camp activities including swimming, basketball, hiking, tennis, photography and theater.

Capital Camps
Business Office:
11300 Rockville Pk., Suite 407
Rockville, MD 20852
1-866-430-2267 (toll free)
Fax: 301-468-1719
[email protected]
Camp Director: Sam Roberts, [email protected]
Jewish overnight camp of the D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia communities. Full recreational program in a modern facility just one hour from home. Camp program infuses Jewish values in a pluralistic environment, designed to engage everyone and build self-confidence and a love of community. Cabins (with indoor plumbing), aquatic center, ropes/challenge course, spacious dining hall, lake, sports fields. Glatt kosher (under Star-K) supervision, ACA accredited, JCCA member agency. Scholarship assistance available for those in need. Camp Program Options:
Entering 3rd-9th graders: 3, 4 or 7 weeks. Those entering 3rd-5th grades can also enjoy a 2-week program.
Rising 11th graders: Leaders-in-Training (selection process)
Rising 12th graders: Counselors-in-Training (selection process)
Specialty Camps:
Yotair/Rookie Camp for those entering 2nd-4th grades, is a five-day option designed to give younger children a taste of a traditional sleep-away program. Family Shabbaton: Jewish sleep-away camp for the entire family, separate child/adult and joint activities. Accommodations include private bathrooms.

Pinemere Camp
4100 Main St., Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19127
215-ITS-CAMP (487-2267)
Fax: 215-487-2265
Director: Toby Ayash
Celebrating 70 years of Jewish overnight camp in the Poconos. Co-ed, wide range of activities including waterfront, outdoor adventure, creative and performing arts, new sports facilities and more. Kosher. JCC affiliated. Non-denominational.
First time camper incentives available.
Grades 2 to 9
Camp address:
865 Bartonsville Woods Rd.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Young Judaea
Summer Camps
2700 N.E. Expressway, C-500
Atlanta, GA 30345
[email protected]
Young Judaea camps, sponsored by Hadassah, include five regional junior camps across U.S. for ages 8-14 and one senior leadership camp for high school students. Shabbat and kashrut are observed at all camps. Emphasis on Jewish and Israel cultural activities.

*For information about other overnight camps, refer to Washington Jewish Week’s Camp and School directories, (published December, January and February, available year round). Call 301-230-2222.

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