Our Programs

10 Day Sessions

Our youngest campers get to experience a taste of Greene by attending 10 day sessions instead of the full 3 1/2 weeks. Learn more about our programs below.

Beginning Your Camp Journey

Current 1st and 2nd Graders: Bonim

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For our Bonim campers, everything is new! Our Bonim campers have constant supervision from counselors who are specially trained to help foster friendships, teach traditions, and instill within our campers a love of Judaism and camp.

 

Current 3rd and 4th Graders: Shorashim

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Our Shorashim campers get to experience the best of camp in a shorter amount of time than our usual twenty-four day sessions. Shorashim campers get to choose one week’s worth of activities, get to go on a camp out, and learn new camp traditions. This is a great way to try out camp before returning for a longer session.

 

 

3 1/2 Week Sessions

Our older campers get to experience all that Greene Family Camp has to offer in our 24 day sessions. From advancing a swim level to choosing activities, all-camp programs that build community and a chance to work together on our Challenge Course, a full session of camp helps our campers to make new friends that could last a lifetime while also growing as individuals.

Grades 3-7

Current 3rd and 4th Graders: Niviim

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Many new campers, as well as our Shorashim and Bonim campers, move right into Niviim for their first opportunity to stay in camp for 24 days! These campers get to experience all that camp has to offer, from daily activities like swimming, sports, and the arts to meaningful and exciting camp-wide events.

Current 5th Graders: Kohanim

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Our Kohanim campers get to take their pick from a variety of activities, and try new sports and arts every week! Kohanim campers also get to experience the Challenge Course for the first time, and learn the important value of community.

 

Curent 6th Graders: Shoftim

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Shoftim campers get a variety of choices in their activities, as well as in how they structure their free time. Shoftim campers get an extra hour of swim, as well as more opportunities on our Challenge Course. Shoftim often participates in many camp events alongside Kohanim.

 

Grades 7-10

Current 7th Graders: Melachim

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Melachim campers get extra perks as some of our older campers. Melachim gets to wake up an hour later, and stay up later, too. Melachim campers get to choose a “Gadol,” or a specialty area where they can focus in on an activity, and master it. Melachim campers also get to experience more of our Challenge Course.

 

Current 8th Graders: S'ganim

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In this critical year before entering high school, S’ganim campers have their very own program while also still having an opportunity to partake in some traditional camp activities. S’ganim has their own renovated and air conditioned camper village that used to house our Kibbutz program. S’ganim unit’s campers explore their Jewish journeys as individuals and as a unit through a variety of hands-on activities and projects.

 

Current 9th Graders: Kibbutz

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Kibbutz is one of the most exciting steps up through a camper’s career at Greene. Kibbutznikim (Kibbutz campers) live in a setting apart from main camp in our Isaac Mayer Wise Academy Eco-Village. They participate in a fun yet intense program of learning and living designed to foster an environment that supports personal growth and an appreciation of the natural world.

 

 

Summer Long Teen Training

 

Counselor-in-Training Program

Current 11th Graders: Avodah

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The top rung of the GFC camper ladder, Avodah gets to experience being a counselor and staff member, with the opportunity to work directly with co-counselors in a bunk and contribute their skills to a range of campers in various specialty areas. At the end of the summer, Avodah participants earn a certificate detailing the hours spent in community service and continuing education and receive a salary bonus if hired the following summer as a staff member.

Admission to our Avodah program requires an additional application form and interview.

Learn more about Avodah 2017