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Jewish summer camps

This is a list of area Jewish overnight camps, updated for 2018.

B’nai B’rith Beber Camp

Director: Becky Altman

8833 Gross Point Road, Suite 312
Skokie, IL 60077

2019 Dates: 2 and 4 week sessions

Ages: 7-17, Co-ed

Fees: $5,200 – 4 weeks • $2,675 – 2 weeks

Beber Camp has created life-changing summers for Jewish children from around the country for over 40 years! Campers can explore and experience a summer where wonderful memories and lifelong friendships are created on a daily basis. Campers can choose from over 90 different activities, including waterskiing, sailing, ceramics, canoeing, climbing, horseback riding, and swimming just to name a few!

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Camp Ramah in Wisconsin

Director: Jacob Cytryn
312-606-9316, ext. 221

Winter address:
65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601

Summer address:
3390 Raman Circle
Conover, WI 54519

2019 Dates:

Camp Ramah in Wisconsin offers:

Five-day sessions
for campers entering  3rd grade
June 16–20 or June 24–28

2-week sessions
for campers entering  4th grade
June 24–July 8 or July 10–July 22

4-week session
for campers entering 5th grade
June 13-July 8

4-week session
for campers entering 6th grade
July 10-August 5

8-week session
for campers entering 7th – 11th grades
June 13–August 5

Ages: Grades 3-11, Co-ed

Fees: Entering 3rd grade: $250; Entering 4th grade: $2,000; Entering 5th grade: $5200; Entering 6th grade: $5,200; Entering 7th-11th grades: $8,450

Camp Ramah in Wisconsin is a magical place where fun and friendship build Jewish lives. A full range of fun activities integrate Jewish values and observances into the daily camp experience. Activities include sports, swimming, high and low ropes courses, climbing wall, archery, sailing, kayaking, music, dance, nature, photography, radio, arts, cooking and drama. Meals are kosher, and Shabbat is observed. The camp is located 15 miles north of Eagle River, Wisconsin, on beautiful Lake Buckatabon.

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Camp Young Judaea Midwest

Director: Robin Anderson

Winter address:
60 Revere Drive, Suite 800, Northbrook, IL 60062

Summer address:
E989 Stratton Lake Road Waupaca, WI 54981

2019 Dates:
Session 1 — 25 days
For campers entering
2nd-9th grades.
Monday June 17–
Thursday July 11

Noar Aleph — 14 days
For first-time CJY campers
entering 2nd-6th grades.
Thursday June 27–
Thursday July 11

Session 2 — 25 days
For campers entering
2nd-9th grades.
Monday July 15–
Thursday August 8

Noar Bet — 10 days
For first-time CJY campers
entering 2nd-4th grades. Monday July 15–
Thursday July 25

Camp Young Judaea Midwest, on Lake Stratton in Waupaca, WI, is a co-ed, overnight environment for campers of all Jewish backgrounds in grades two through nine.  Since 1969 our campers have developed lifelong friendships and a connection to Israel.

During the summer,  we offer a wide range of activities including archery, arts & crafts, biking, digital media, kayaking, ropes course, tubing, water skiing and more! Meals are kosher and Shabbat is observed.  Shorter sessions are available for first -time overnight campers.

First-time campers may be eligible for up to $1,000 off tuition.


Camp Tavor

Director: Amit Weitzer
(269) 215-1399

Winter address:
4444 Second Ave.,
Detroit, MI, 48201

Summer address:
59884 Arthur L. Jones Rd.,
Three Rivers, MI 49093

2019 Dates (Early Bird Rates):
Session 1:
June 17–July 9 • $3,969

Explore Tavor, First Session:
June 17–30 • $2,435

Session 2:
July 14–August 5 • $3,969

Explore Tavor, Second Session:
July 14–28 • $2,435

Full Season:
June 17-August 5 • $6,293

5-Week Bogrimot Program:
June 30-August 5 • $5,145

Madatz Counselor
in Training Program:

June 17-August 7 • $2,020

Ages: 3rd-10th grade, Co-ed

Habonim Dror Camp Tavor is a one-of-a-kind pluralistic Jewish youth community focused on leadership, social justice, stewarding the environment and connecting to Israel. Camp Tavor serves kosher meals, and much of the food grown is from the camp organic farm. In addition, we are peanut free and nut sensitive. We can also accommodate gluten free, vegetarian, and other special diets.

New campers may be eligible for up to $1,000 off of camp tuition.

Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC

Director: Toni Davison Levenberg

Winter address:
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217

Summer address:
7050 Old Highway 70,
Eagle River, WI 54521

2019 Dates:
Session 1:
June 19 – July 15

Mini Session 1:
June 19 – July 3 (Grades 3-5)

Session 2:
July 17 – August 12

Mini Session 2:
July 17 – July 31 (Grades 3-5)

Ages: 3rd grade through
12th grade, Co-ed

Family Camp: August 13 – 18

Fees: Please visit for fee information.

Please inquire about sibling discounts. Early registration discount available through October 31.

Camp Interlaken is located on 106 magnificent acres near Eagle River.  Our goal is for each camper to have a summer filled with fun, adventure, personal insight and lifelong memories in a safe and healthy atmosphere. We teach Jewish values and traditions, in a warm, nurturing and positive environment.

Some of our activities include waterskiing, windsurfing, climbing wall, ropes course, ceramics, video, rocketry, basketball, disc golf and much more.

Visit for complete information.

URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute

Director: Solly Kane
Winter address:
1121 Lake Cook Rd., Suite D, Deerfield, IL 60015

Summer address:
600 Lac La Belle Drive, Oconomowoc, WI  53066

5 days, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks and 7 weeks

Ages: Entering 2nd-12th grades, Co-ed

Fees: $380-$6,675

URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, the Reform Movement’s camp in Wisconsin, offers a unique environment for campers in grades 2-12. We combine creative and innovative Jewish experiences with all the fun of summer camp — swimming, sports, drama, dance, archery, visual arts, horseback riding, waterskiing, photography, campfires, high and low ropes, boating, biking, adventure camping, and, most importantly, lifelong friendships.

For complete information, please see our website: