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.
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.
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!
URJ Greene Family Camp & NFTY partner all year long to present high schoolers fun and enriching programs and unforgettable teen events.
Join us every month!
- August: Summer Camp
- September: Summer Palooza (9th-12th grades)
- October: Women’s Retreat (Ages 21+), NFTY678 in Houston, DFW and San Antonio Areas, NFTY-TOR Fall Conclave in Houston
- November: GFC Fall Camp (2nd-12th grades)
- December: URJ Biennial in Boston, MA
- January: GreeneSki, NFTY TOR Winter Conclave (Dallas Area)
- February: Family Retreat, L’Taken Seminar in Washington D.C. (9th-12th grades)
- March: Men’s Weekend (Ages 21+)
- April: NFTY678 Even in Houston area, DFW, Austin, GFC Spring Camp (2nd-12th grades)
- May: Young Adult Weekend
- June-July: Summer Camp and other Summer Programs
Our most popular weekend returns combining Fall Camp Retreat (2nd-5th Graders), Fall Fest (6th-8th graders), and NFTY-TOR’s Na’aseh v’Nishmah and March on Austin trips (9th-12th graders). Send all of your campers to GFC for a weekend of camp fun, and special programming.
Teens can also sign up for a social justice track, where they can participate in offsite trips and learn about issues they truly care about.
This is also a great opportunity for children to try out camp for the first time, or reunite with old camp friends!Check Out Our Schedule for 2nd-8th Graders!
Join us for a fun and meaningful weekend at Fall Camp! Our social justice teen track will be full of learning, bonding, skills building and fun that you won’t want to miss! This is our newest event that combines our traditional leadership and learning NFTY-TOR event, N’aseh V’Nishmah, and our travel social justice trip, March on Austin!
Celebrating Shabbat together at Greene Family Camp with musical services and dinner with old and new friends.
Faculty and teen-led programs on exploring how our Jewish tradition teaches us about healthy dialogue, civility, and the brokenness you see in the world.
Saturday trip to Austin for an interactive training with the Anti-Defamation League that will equip students to respond effectively and pro-actively to anti-Semitism. We will have additional speakers and training so that teens can learn how to be upstanders for other minority groups and explore how they can make an impact on their local communities.
We will wrap up our time in Austin with a hands-on community service project with a low-income school district.
We will return to camp for a relaxing evening with a campfire Havdallah service, campfire song session (with s’mores), and fun programming.
FRIDAY NIGHT Bus Itinerary Dallas Bus 2:00 PM Temple Emanu El 8500 Hillcrest Ave. Dallas, TX 75225
North Dallas Bus
2:00 PM Grapevine Stop Between Bass Pro Shops & Fuddruckers at approx. 2000 Texas 26, Grapevine, TX 76051 3:15 PM Ft. Worth 100 East Altamesa Blvd. Houston Bus 2:00 PM South Houston Stop JCC Houston (5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096) 3:00 PM North Houston Stop Sam’s Club (19091 I 45, Conroe, TX 77385)
Austin Bus 3:30 PM Austin Stop Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756)
San Antonio Bus 2:15 PM San Antonio Stop Temple Beth El (211 Belknap Pl, San Antonio, TX 78212)
SUNDAY Bus Itinerary
North Dallas Bus 12:30 Fort Worth Stop 100 East Altamesa Blvd.
1:00 PM Grapevine Stop Between Bass Pro Shops & Fuddruckers at approx. 2000 Texas 26, Grapevine, TX 76051
Dallas Bus 1:30 PM Temple Emanu El 8500 Hillcrest Ave. Dallas, TX 75225
Houston Bus 1:45 PM North Houston Stop Sam’s Club (19091 I 45, Conroe, TX 77385-8748)
2:30 PM South Houston Stop JCC Houston (5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096)
Austin Bus 12:30 PM Austin Stop Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756)
San Antonio Bus 2:00 PM San Antonio Stop Temple Beth El (211 Belknap Pl, San Antonio, TX 78212)
Join us in Houston with other GFC, NFTY-TOR and URJ Youth Alumni for a service-based trip in response to Hurricane Harvey! For our first-ever service weekend for college students, we are uniting with Act Now Houston to help in the post-disaster rebuilding efforts. All on-site costs in Houston are covered during the weekend, including food, transportation within Houston, events and hotel accommodations.
On Friday evening, we will come together for a Shabbat dinner and services. We will also prepare for the weekend ahead and learn about the communities where we will be serving. Saturday, we will be praying with our feet and working on-site, participating in disaster-relief projects with Act Now. Saturday evening, we will celebrate Havdallah and spend a fun night on the town in Houston! On Sunday before we conclude the weekend, we will learn about how the Houston Jewish community was impacted by Hurricane Harvey and complete a half-day service project followed by lunch.
Ready for an adventure? Seasoned and first time skiers alike are invited to join us in Winter Park, Colorado for our third annual GreeneSki. Spend time on the slopes with other Jewish middle schoolers and teens from Texas and Oklahoma. We will stay at a Winter Park ski resort condo, make our meals together, celebrate Shabbat, and of course spend lots of time on the mountains!
NFTY Convention is the ultimate Reform Jewish teen event, and this year it is coming to us in DALLAS at the Gaylord Texan Resort! As the host region, we want to show Reform Jewish teens from across North America that everything really is BIGGER in TEXAS! We want every teen in our region to have the opportunity to attend NFTY Convention and have several scholarship opportunities plus bus transportation to get you to Dallas!
Become a Jackofsky Emerging Teen Leader Fellow:
As part of the fellowship, recipients will receive a scholarship to cover approximately 40% of NFTY Convention tuition and will have the chance to join a cohort of 15-20 emerging leaders across the NFTY Texas & Oklahoma Region. Fellows will participate in leadership seminars and workshops as part of the NFTY Convention programming and will have additional opportunities to meet as a cohort. Current NFTY leaders and former Jackofsky fellows will act as mentors to the Fellows and will continue to be resources to Fellows before and after NFTY Convention. Must be a 9th or 10th grader to apply. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Need financial help getting to NFTY Convention?
Step 1: Contact your congregation and let them know you want to represent your community at NFTY Convention and ask for scholarship help.
Step 2. Complete our regional scholarship application form. We have a limited of need-based scholarships. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served rolling basis.
Plan your travel:
NFTY TOR & Greene Family Camp want to lower the barriers for you to attend NFTY Convention as much as possible. We are coordinating buses from Houston and San Antonio/Austin to bring as many teens from across our region together for NFTY Convention 2019. Sign up for a round trip bus ticket for $50 and consider your transportation to/from NFTY Convention taken care of! Reserve your spot on our NFTY Convention Bus HERE!
NFTY Convention Bus Itinerary:
FRIDAY (2/15/19) Bus Itinerary (for 12PM arrival at Gaylord Texan Resort) Houston Bus 7:00 AM South Houston Stop JCC Houston (5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096) 8:00 AM North Houston Stop Sam’s Club (19091 I 45, Conroe, TX 77385)
Austin-San Antonio Bus 6:40 AM San Antonio Stop Barshop JCC (12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231 8:40 PM Austin Stop Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756)
MONDAY (2/18/19)Bus Itinerary (for 8:30AM departure from Gaylord Texan Resort) Houston Bus 12:30 PM North Houston Stop Sam’s Club (19091 I 45, Conroe, TX 77385)
1:40 PM South Houston Stop JCC Houston (5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096)
Austin-San Antonio Bus 12:40 PM Austin Stop Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756)
2:20 PM San Antonio Stop Barshop JCC (12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231
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.
This year, we are partnering with PJ Library for an incredible, literary Family Retreat weekend. Thanks to our partnership, you can save 50% on the cost for the event.
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.Check our schedule for Family Retreat! Register Now!