Every year The Jewish Federation helps over 1,500 kids experience the great outdoors through Jewish overnight summer camps. Jewish youngsters get to enjoy a traditional summer camp while learning about Jewish culture and exploring their own Jewish identities.
For 50 years, Temple Akiba’s Resident Camp has provided a fun and safe environment for kids in 2nd through 11th grade. Camp Akiba celebrates Reform Judaism in creative and active ways through its camper led Shabbat and Havdalah Services, Israel awareness, cultural music, and education.
Established in 1953 Camp Alonim instilled its education philosophy to the community: To truly touch young people, they would have to experience Judaism through their senses—through art, music, Israeli folk dance and drama. In the nearly 60 years since, they have added sports, nature, and interactive learning to the repertoire of experiences for campers.
Camp Bob Waldorf
Camp Bob Waldorf is a nonprofit, non-denominational camp that is owned and operated by Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Los Angeles. Camp Bob Waldorf provides 1,500 underserved children each year with tolls, community, and support system requisite for success as they progress from elementary school to college.
CAMP GESHER is the only overnight camp on the West Coast designed especially for campers aged 8-14 from Russian-speaking Jewish families. Gesher is part of the Tel Yehudah and Young Judaea family with over 68 years of excellence in Jewish camping.
Since 1936, Camp Gilboa has provided summer and winter camps, creative leadership training and year around programing. 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.
Camp JCA Shalom
For over 60 years Camp JCA Shalom has been the “Camp of All Seasons”. Camp JCA Shalom’s vision of Tikkun Olam is fulfilled through a positive Jewish living experience. In a warm and supportive community environment, campers are able to live, learn, and play in a group setting that encourages personal growth and self-discovery.
At Camp Ramah, thousands of children, teens, and young adults come together each summer in communities that nurture social, educational, physical, and spiritual growth, creating lifelong friendships, a love for Israel, and a strong Jewish Identity.
Moshava Alevy is an exciting, warm, and inclusive overnight summer camp, guided by the Bnei Akiva values of Torah v'Avodah and dedicated to love of Israel and the Jewish people. Located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, Moshava Alevy is the premier Modern Orthodox Zionist overnight summer camp serving the West Coast, offering exceptional programming in sports, arts, nature, and much more.
URJ 6 Points West
URJ 6 Points West is the camp that curious & creative minds have been waiting for! Campers entering grades 3-12 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. 6 Points West is a warm, Jewish setting where campers make friends who share their passions. Throughout their experience, campers explore what Judaism means to them and how it can be a doorway to connect to their interests. All the fun, friendship and identity building of Jewish Summer camp with the focus and activities these kids love most.
For over 65 years, Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp have been providing a dynamic and engaging environment where campers and staff become part of a community. With the total destruction of both camps due to the Woolsey Fire and subsequent mudslides, Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps made a temporary home at Cal State University Channel Islands in the summer of 2019. Summer 2020 saw “virtual camp” due to the Covid19 Pandemic; we hope to bring the programming, ruach and people that make camp camp, at Buckhorn in Idyllwild in the summer of 2021, helping our campers develop personal identity and self-esteem, build relationships, learn about Judaism, have fun, and increase their long-term commitment to their families, synagogues, and communities.
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