Year-Round Events

GFC Fun Doesn’t Stop in the Summer

URJ Greene Family Camp takes the magic of camp, translates it into a year-round experience, and brings it you in a variety of dynamic events, trips and activities!

We connect children, youth and adults to an expansive menu of fun, immersive Jewish experiences inside and outside of Texas and Oklahoma, all year long. Along with our local synagogue youth groups and NFTY, we present everything from family fun days to high school parties to middle school outings.

 

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Grades 2-5

Come get a taste for camp and a love for Judaism at our fun & exciting day-long family events and mini retreats for 2nd through 5th graders.

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Grades 6-8

We give 6th to 8th graders lots of options to experience the magic of camp at super fun events all year throughout Texas and Oklahoma!

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Grades 9-12

URJ Greene Family Camp & NFTY partner all year long to present high schoolers fun and enriching programs and unforgettable teen events.

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Join us every month!

  • August: Splash Bash in Dallas for 6th-8th grade
  • September: Summer Palooza (9th-12th grades), GFC Band performs at Temple Emau0El in Dallas, GFC Shabbaton with Temple B’nai Israel in OKC
  • October: NFTY-TOR Na’aseh V’Nishmah
  • November: Camp Retreat (2nd-5th grades), Fall Fest (6th-8th grades), March on Austin (8th-12th grades)
  • December: NFTY-TOR Fallish Conclave
  • January: #GreeneSki, NFTY Winter Conclave,
  • February: NFTY Convention in Chicago
  • March: Family Retreat
  • April: Spring Fest (6th-7th grades), Spring Kallah (8th-12th grades)
  • May: Summer Send offs in Dallas, Houston and Austin
  • June-July: Summer Camp and other Summer Programs

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Feb
24
Fri
Staff Retreat
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 11:00 am
Staff Retreat

This is a retreat exclusively for our summer staff! Come home to camp for a weekend devoted to recharging from life and reuniting with camp staff friends. We’ll be taking it easy the whole weekend, with a variety of fun and low-key activities Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening. A weekend at camp isn’t complete without a traditional Shabbat evening and campfires! We’ll also spend some time on Saturday telling you about new changes for Summer 2017 and asking for your help with some of the planning!

We are still developing a schedule for the weekend. We will post a Sample Schedule to this page as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Jessica Dangott at jdangott@urj.org or (254) 859-5411 ext. 2110.

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Mar
3
Fri
L’Taken Seminar with Religious Action Center (Washington, D.C.) @ Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C.
Mar 3 – Mar 6 all-day
L’Taken Seminar with Religious Action Center (Washington, D.C.) @ Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C. | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join us in Washington, DC for an incredible weekend learning about Jewish advocacy and exploring our nation’s capital. Greene Family Camp will be partnering with the Religious Action Center for a life-changing program, culminating with lobbying your representatives and senators on Capitol Hill.

This experience in Washington D.C. will inspire you to make a change in your local community. Together we’ll join with other congregations from around the nation as we explore the Holocaust Museum, visit the Smithsonian’s, and celebrate Havdallah at the Jefferson Memorial. If you’re passionate about social justice and advocacy – this is a unique experience created just for you!

To learn more about L’taken and the Religious Action Center, click here.

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Family Retreat @ URJ Greene Family Camp
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 11:00 am
Family Retreat @ URJ Greene Family Camp | Texas | United States

It’s the ultimate Jewish family vacation and a great opportunity for parents and children of all ages to discover the incredible experience of a GFC Shabbat. The young and young-at-heart will spend much of their weekend together – climbing our 50-foot Alpine Tower, experiencing the giant swing, creating arts & crafts projects, learning Israeli folk dances and camp songs, enjoying outdoor and indoor sports, as well as participating in many of the other great activities that GFC offers during the summer.

Join us for the GFC Family Retreat, and you will return home with memories of a Shabbat your family will not soon forget. There will be “Parents Only” sessions with our scholar-in-residence, as well as “Camper Only” sessions with our all-star staff. Our entire extended camp family will join together for exciting family programming and a wonderful time. For more information, contact Jessica Dangott.

The fee for the weekend is $170 per adult, $150 per child (ages 3 and up), and children under 3 are free. This includes housing, meals, snacks, and all programming for the weekend.

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Apr
7
Fri
NFTY-TOR Spring Kallah @ URJ Greene Family Camp
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 11:30 am
NFTY-TOR Spring Kallah @ URJ Greene Family Camp | Texas | United States

You will not want to miss our last event of the year where we will be welcoming our 8th graders into our NFTY TOR community and celebrating with our senior class at their last NFTY-TOR regional event. Seniors will have the opportunity to join us a day early for a special Senior Day where we will have a chance to reminisce with old friends while creating new memories, work together on a final project for the region, and celebrate together before the start of the summer.

Join us at Greene Family Camp for Shabbat celebrations, a fun and exciting social with old and new friends, and a chance to elect our region’s new leadership for the upcoming year. From engaging programs to our exciting (and often entertaining) elections to experiencing the fun of Greene Family Camp, Spring Kallah is sure to be a memorable weekend.

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Transportation

DFW Bus to camp (Friday): Temple Shalom Stop Depart 3:00PM (6930 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240) Grapevine Stop Depart 3:30 PM (Between Bass Pro Shops & Fuddruckers at approx. 2000 Texas 26, Grapevine, TX 76051)

DFW Bus from camp (Sunday): Grapevine Stop Arrive 1:00 PM (Between Bass Pro Shops & Fuddruckers at approx. 2000 Texas 26, Grapevine, TX 76051) Temple Shalom Stop Depart 1:30PM (6930 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240)

Houston Bus to camp (Friday): JCC Houston Stop Depart 2PM (5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096) Sam’s Club the Woodlands Stop Depart 3PM (19091 I 45, Conroe, TX 77385-8748)

Houston Bus from camp (Sunday): Sam’s Club the Woodlands Stop Arrive 1:45PM (19091 I 45, Conroe, TX 77385-8748) JCC Houston Stop Arrive 2:30PM (5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096)

San Antonio/Austin Bus to camp (Friday): JCC (San Antonio) Stop Depart 2:00PM (12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231) Congregation Beth Israel (Austin) Stop Depart 3:30PM (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756)

San Antonio/Austin Bus from camp (Sunday): Congregation Beth Israel (Austin) Stop Arrive 12:30PM (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756) JCC (San Antonio) Stop Arrive 2:00PM (12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231)

Scholarships

We are happy to share that we have a limited number of need-based partial scholarships for NFTY-TOR Regional Event participants. Please complete an online scholarship application.

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served rolling basis

We encourage you to reach out to your congregation and/or give your permission in the application for us to reach out to your congregation on your behalf to provide you with a scholarship award that fills your need.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by Mindy Michaels.

*If you are requesting scholarship funds from your congregation, please contact your youth group Advisor directly. Advisors must inform the NFTY-TOR Regional Director of non-NFTY scholarship sources in order to apply the scholarship during the enrollment process.

Congregations who are providing scholarships must notify the NFTY TOR Director of the recipient and amount immediately by emailing Mindy Michaels. Please note that all scholarships will be applied to the recipients account by the NFTY TOR Director after participants have submitted their application to attend the event, but before enrollment of the event.

 

Refunds and Cancellations

If you need to cancel, 50% of the registration fees you paid can be put towards another GFC year-round program. If you cancel within one week of the event, we will not be able to issue any refunds or credits for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel within one week of the event, you will be refunded or credited 75% of the registration fees you paid.

 

Spring Fest @ URJ Greene Family Camp
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 9 @ 11:30 am
Spring Fest @ URJ Greene Family Camp | Texas | United States

This is the perfect opportunity for 6th-8th graders from across Texas and Oklahoma to come together for a weekend of fun at Greene Family Camp. See your GFC friends, meet new friends, and learn about NFTY-TOR, our region’s high school youth group that hosts events throughout the year so that you can see and meet new Jewish friends throughout the year.

The weekend is a chance for participants to experience Camp, celebrate Shabbat and participate in fun and interesting programs planned and led by our NFTY-TOR leaders. You will have a chance to stay in cabins with your friends, meet and hang out with NFTY TOR high school leaders who will be leading programs and joining you in the fun over the weekend.

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Transportation

DFW Bus to camp (Friday): Temple Shalom Stop Depart 3:00PM (6930 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240) Grapevine Stop Depart 3:30 PM (Between Bass Pro Shops & Fuddruckers at approx. 2000 Texas 26, Grapevine, TX 76051)

DFW Bus from camp (Sunday): Grapevine Stop Arrive 1:00 PM (Between Bass Pro Shops & Fuddruckers at approx. 2000 Texas 26, Grapevine, TX 76051) Temple Shalom Stop Depart 1:30PM (6930 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240)

Houston Bus to camp (Friday): JCC Houston Stop Depart 2PM (5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096) Sam’s Club the Woodlands Stop Depart 3PM (19091 I 45, Conroe, TX 77385-8748)

Houston Bus from camp (Sunday): Sam’s Club the Woodlands Stop Arrive 1:45PM (19091 I 45, Conroe, TX 77385-8748) JCC Houston Stop Arrive 2:30PM (5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096)

San Antonio/Austin Bus to camp (Friday): JCC (San Antonio) Stop Depart 2:00PM (12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231) Congregation Beth Israel (Austin) Stop Depart 3:30PM (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756)

San Antonio/Austin Bus from camp (Sunday): Congregation Beth Israel (Austin) Stop Arrive 12:30PM (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756) JCC (San Antonio) Stop Arrive 2:00PM (12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231)

Apr
21
Fri
Men’s Weekend @ URJ Greene Family Camp
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 23 @ 11:00 am
Men's Weekend @ URJ Greene Family Camp | Texas | United States

If you’re a guy who’s 21+ and has any interest in

• Building and racing solar cars in our STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Room – – this may be your best chance to blow stuff up;

• Creating the first-ever GFC craft beer;

• Declaring one of you the Champion of our inaugural Friend of Camp Poker Tournament, no participation trophies here…if you’re not first, you’re last

• Bolstering your culinary skills in our Steakhouse Workshop – – learn to prepare a manly 5-course meal recreating favorites from some of our nation’s most popular steakhouses.

then this weekend is for you!

Join us for our Men’s Weekend! This weekend is FREE to attend! Got questions? We probably have the answers. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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