Who We Are

Our Mission: Inspiring Jewish Life in Texas and Oklahoma

all year long

URJ Greene Family Camp takes the magic of camp and translates it into a year-round experience!

URJ Greene Family Camp offers an expanded menu of fun, immersive Jewish experiences, 365 days a year. Our mission is to become a year-round hub for Jewish engagement—broadcasting the top hits from our camp playlist, far and wide, all year. We accomplish this through three key offerings:

 

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Summer Programs

From Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, TX, to social action corps nationwide, to educational trips to Israel, our summer programs empower children, teens and adults to better themselves, their communities, and the world.

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Year-Round Programs

We offer meaningful Jewish experiences for all ages, all year, in Texas, Oklahoma and beyond! Inspired by the magic of camp, our programs foster a love of Judaism while connecting you to our local and global Jewish community.

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Rent our Facility

Nestled in a central location to Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, our camp and facilities is the perfect setting for your corporate, congregational or family retreat. Enjoy multiple indoor and outdoor spaces, acres of hiking trails, and more.

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Rooted in Jewish Values

Our summer and year-round programs are rooted in four core values:rsz_dsc_5418

  • Myself-Hineni-הנני, being an individual
  • Friendship-Reut-רעות, making meaningful and worthwhile relationships
  • Respect-Kavod-כבוד, respecting your peers and yourself
  • Jewish People-Am Yisrael-עם ישראל,community of Jewish people

These timeless, universal values form the backbone of every program we plan, anchoring each event in our Jewish tradition. It’s just one way we make Judaism relevant, accessible and meaningful today.


40 years of Greene Family Camp

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Greene was established in 1976 by interested parents and children to build an unforgettable religious, cultural, recreational, and emotional experience. But our story begins much earlier than that.

During the late sixties and early seventies, members of TOFTY (Texas Oklahoma Federation of Temple Youth) had nowhere to call home.

A campaign began and the Reform Synagogues of Texas and Oklahoma raised much of what was needed to acquire the land and build the camp. But more was required and Edward C. Greene stepped forward with the funds necessary to see the project through completion. Since then, many generous individuals and families have helped Greene Family Camp become the center of Jewish life that it is today.

GFC serves all Reform Jewish congregations in Texas and Oklahoma, and is one of 14 camps in the US and Canada owned by the Union for Reform Judaism.

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