Jewish Summer Camp

Camp changes lives.

Rabbi Riqi Kosovske encourages and supports Jewish summer camp as an optimal Jewish experience for youth and teens.  She grew up at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute camp, was involved with NFTY,  attended NFTY EIE high school semester in Israel, and worked as a counselor at OSRUI, NFTY-in-Israel and JCC Camp Kingswood, and directed JCC summer daycamps in the East Bay, California.  

Rabbi Riqi loves and promotes camp.  She has experience recommending URJ camps, Eden Village Camp and many other camps and Jewish teen and youth enrichment programs, and will help guide your family to choosing the right summer camp or program for your child or teen!  

Funding: Harold Grinspoon Foundation generously offers families up to $1000 in HGF Camperships ($1500 for first summer), up to $500 for Jewish Family Camp retreats and experiences, and up to 50% cost of Year-Round youth and teen experiences.


Links and More Information:

Jewish day camps/school vacation/enrichment camps:  Camp Shemesh summer day campJCC Springfield Summer & School Vacations camps and theater productionsLander-Grinspoon Academy specialty, after-school, summer and school vacation camps.

Great Jewish overnight camps in our region! See URJ Youth Camps.
URJ Eisner Camp and URJ Crane Lake Camp. (Great Barrington), Eden Village Camp(Hudson Valley)
URJ Six-Points Sci-Tech Academy East (Boston)
Israel: NFTY-in-IsraelURJ Heller High semester/summer in Israel

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Great Jewish Books High School Summer program.

See “Sending My Kids to Jewish Sleepaway Camp is the Best Investment I’ve Ever Made”

See “Jewish Summer Camp: There’s No Substitute for This Essential Ingredient”