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We offer a well-rounded Jewish camp experience with plenty of ruach (spirit) and lots of fun for preschoolers and children entering kindergarten. Choose from two-, three- or five-day programs. Early morning and extended days are available.
B’nai B’rith Beber Camp
- Summer address: W 1741 Co. Rd. J, Mukwonago, WI 53149
- Winter address: 8833 Gross Point Rd., Suite 312, Skokie, IL 60077
Beber Camp is a co-ed, Jewish residential summer camp located on Lake Beulah in Mukwonago, Wisc.
Camp Butwin is located on Lake O’Brien on 88 wooded acres and surrounded by Lebanon Hills County Park in Eagan, Minn. Children play in a safe, stimulating setting and use a heated outdoor swimming pool, a lakefront for canoeing and kayaking, a newly renovated ropes course that includes a 40-foot climbing tower, 100-foot zip line and multiple team-building elements, horseback riding and an amazing staff with years of camping experience.
Camp Centerland at the St. Paul JCC provides a fun, nurturing environment for children ages three to five. The camp focuses on positive experiences to help build self-confidence, encourage creativity, foster new skill development and an appreciation of the natural world. We offer a wonderful blend of high-energy outdoor fun, creative small group activities, weekly specialists, and exciting visitors and programs.
- Summer address: Box 104, Lake Delton, WI 53940
- Winter address: 3050 Woodridge Lanet, Northbrook, IL 60062
Director: Brad Finkel
Camp Chi is the Midwest’s premier Jewish overnight camp for boys and girls ages 9-16 located in Lake Delton, Wisc.
Camp Gan Israel is part of the largest network of Jewish day camps in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities. It provides your child with a rich and wholesome vacation of fun, excitement and great friendships, along with meaningful educational experiences.
Gan Israel is the world’s largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps. The camp is staffed with experienced educators known for professionalism and ability to excite and motivate children. We are well known for our innovative ideas, creative program and fantastic field trips in a warm and spirited atmosphere.
Adath Jeshurun Congregation
10500 Hillside Ln. W.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Camp Mishpacha is a summer program for children ages 25 months through pre-kindergarten. We offer outdoor games, water play and nature activities that provide learning in a secure, nurturing Jewish environment. Camp Mishpacha is led by trained and caring adult staff along with fun-loving and energetic teen counselors.
Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
- Winter Address: 65 E. Wacker Pl., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60601
- Summer Address: 6150 E. Buckatabon Rd., Conover, WI 54519
312-606-9316, ext. 221
Chief Executive Officer: Rabbi David Soloff
Camp Director: Jacob Cytryn
Camp Ramah in Wisconsin is the place where fun and friendship build Jewish lives. A full range of fun-filled activities integrates Jewish values and observances into the daily camp experience for campers entering grades four to 11.
The Guita (Roberts) Borenstein Center for Early Childhood Education at Torah Academy
2800 Joppa Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
This is a several-week summer day camp, for Jewish children two-years old through first grade, filled with many fun activities run by Torah Academy’s licensed early childhood program. You don’t have to attend Torah Academy to go to Camp Ruach!
Camp Young Judaea Midwest
- Winter address: 60 Revere Dr., Suite 800, Northbrook, IL 60062
- Summer address: E989 Stratton Lake Rd., Waupaca, WI 54981
CYJ Midwest is a co-ed overnight camp in central Wisconsin, for campers in grades two to 10.
Our camp is nestled in 120 wooded acres on the shores of Devils Lake in Webster, Wisc. — just two hours from the Twin Cities. For 69 years, Herzl Camp has been the place for Twin Cities kids to go for summers full of ruach (spirit) Shabbat and friendship. We are a pluralistic Jewish community where young people become self-reliant, create lasting Jewish friendships, and develop commitment and love for Judaism and Israel. Activities include sports (basketball, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and more), swimming, boating, rock climbing, drama, dance, Israeli culture, arts and crafts, gardening, yoga, guitar and wilderness skills. Counselors are selected for their skill, maturity, knowledge and natural connection with children. Most are Herzl alumni. Staff to camper ratio is 1:3. Program length varies by age from one to six weeks, for campers entering grades three through 11. ACA accredited.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) — Jewish Camp Scholarships
13100 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 400
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Several funds at JFCS have been established to help Jewish youth participate in various summer experiences such as camp or travel. Scholarships are generally available Jan. 2 and are due by the end of March.
Minneapolis Jewish Federation — Minneapolis Camp Scholarship Fund
13100 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305
The Minneapolis Jewish Federation provides need-based scholarships to Minneapolis-area children attending Jewish day and overnight camps. Applicants must live in the greater Minneapolis area (excluding St. Paul and its suburbs). Applicants must be registered to attend a Jewish camp in the region. An applicant who is attending a Jewish camp outside of the region may be considered eligible for the Camp Scholarship Fund if the child’s specific needs can only be accommodated by a camp in another locale.
Sabes JCC — Summer Camps
Barry Family Campus
4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Director of Youth and Camping: Danya Kornblum
The Sabes JCC’s summer youth programs provide all the crucial ingredients for a well-rounded summer experience in a safe, welcoming Jewish environment. Summer programming is available for pre-K through teens. Programming includes Camp Olami and Summer Specialty Quest Specialty Camps, Theater and Arts Camp, Sports and Fun, and teen programming. Summer at the JCC provides fun, exploration, adventure and friendship. Full- and half-day programs; one-week, two-week and four-week programs available.
The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul offers financial assistance to St. Paul children and teens attending Jewish summer camps. Funds are available for families who demonstrate financial need. Application deadline is March 31.
Steve and Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC
Winter address: 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
Summer address: 7050 Old Hwy. 70, Eagle River, WI 54521
Camp Director: Toni Davison Levenberg
ACA Accredited. Located on 106 magnificent acres, this residential camp for Jewish children features complete waterfront activities, creative arts, athletics and nature exploration.
Temple Israel’s Camp TEKO
645 Tonkawa Rd.
Long Lake, MN 55356
Summer Phone: 952-471-8216
Summer Fax: 952-471-7086
Camp Director: Avi Baron
Temple Israel’s Camp TEKO is located on more than 18 acres of beautiful shoreline property on the North Arm Bay of Lake Minnetonka. For more than 50 years, we have provided a safe, educational, and fun Jewish camping experience for children. Camp TEKO is ACA accredited, and offers day camp programs for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade, and overnight camp programs for children entering second through sixth grade. Whether your child attends camp for two weeks or eight weeks, he or she will have a rewarding experience laughing with friends, developing new skills and participating in a variety of activities. Caring counselors and specialists create a safe, engaging, and fun atmosphere for your child to make memories that will last a lifetime. Camp TEKO is available for day and overnight rentals with partnering organizations throughout the year.
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute
- Business address: 1121 Lake Cook Rd., Suite D, Deerfield, IL 60015
- Camp address: 600 Lac La Belle Dr., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
The Reform Movement’s camp in Wisconsin offers a unique environment for campers in grades 2-12. OSRUI combines creative and innovative Jewish experiences with all the fun of summer camp.