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Camp JRF is deeply committed to diversity and to creating a Jewish camp culture that is open, inclusive and welcoming to the full spectrum of the Jewish community. This image of the Eco-Village is designed to help you meet some of the kinds of youngsters who see Camp JRF as their “second home.” For our campers, this is the place where they deepen their Jewishness every summer and recharge connections that last all year long.*
Who Is a Camp JRF Camper?
A study by Brandeis University showed that Jewish summer camp is the number one transformative activity for Jewish youth. It enhances Jewish continuity more substantially than year-round youth programs, Jewish day school or even trips to Israel. Now entering its 14th summer, Camp JRF has been recognized by the Jewish press as one of the “Top 10 Jewish Camps.” Reaching beyond campers to touch their families and congregations, Camp JRF plays a key role in learning, leadership and commitment for Reconstructionist youth and the movement at large.
In the summer of 2014, Camp JRF opened a one-of-a-kind Eco-Village for teens. Designed with camper involvement and an eye on the environment, the Eco-Village takes the first step toward sustainable living at Camp JRF and in campers’ families and synagogues, as well as the wider community. The innovative educational possibilities of life in this new village stretch far beyond the seven weeks of summer.