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: 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

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Jan
19
Fri
Staff Retreat @ URJ Greene Family Camp
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 11:00 am
Staff Retreat @ URJ Greene Family Camp | Texas | United States

This is a retreat exclusively for our college-aged summer and event staff! Whether you worked in Summer 2017, in years prior, or at one of our year-round events at camp, you are welcome to join us! Come home to camp for a weekend devoted to recharging from life and reuniting with camp staff friends. We’ll be taking it easy for most of 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 throughout the weekend telling you about new changes for Summer 2018 and asking for your help with some of the planning! We want new ideas and feedback from YOU on how to make camp better than it already is!

This event is at no cost to you! What’s even BETTER NEWS is that if you attend as a participant at Staff Retreat and then ALSO commit to working Spring Camp for us (at camp, April 13-15), you will earn an additional $25 on your weekend salary for Spring Camp. So, really, it’s a winner all-around if you come to the Staff Retreat. Register below!

We are still developing a detailed schedule for the weekend. We will post a Sample Schedule to this page as soon as it becomes available. Unfortunately, we will not be providing group transportation to camp for this event. If you want some assistance coordinating a caravan or carpool with other staff participants from your area, let Jessica know (contact information below), and she’ll help you get in touch with others who are attending the retreat.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Jessica Dangott or call (254) 859-5411 ext. 2110.

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Jan
26
Fri
NFTY-TOR Winter Conclave @ Dallas Mid-Cities Area
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 28 @ 11:00 am
NFTY-TOR Winter Conclave @ Dallas Mid-Cities Area | Fort Worth | Texas | United States

Winter Conclave will be co-hosted by Congregation Beth Israel, Colleyville (NETTY), Congregation Kol Ami, Flower Mound (NOTTY) & Adat Chaverim, Plano (CFTY). 8th graders from hosting congregations are eligible to attend. Teens who are from the DFW area and attending a NFTY-TOR regional event for the first time will receive a $20 discount.

Event Highlights: Our theme is L’chaim- Celebration of Liberation! Highlights include a bar mitzvah themed social, creative Shabbat service choices (including a Zumba service!) and a social action program/project focused on refugees and freedom.

Are you a member of a hosting congregation or a family that lives east of Flower Mound and west of Plano? Want to volunteer as a host family? Complete this simple online form!

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Check out our scholarship and cancellation policies.

Transportation Information

FRIDAY NIGHT Bus Itinerary (Estimated Arrival to Dallas area at 6PM):

Houston Bus:

1:00 PM South Houston Stop

JCC Houston Stop (5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096)

1:45 PM North Houston Stop

Sam’s Club the Woodlands Stop Depart 1:45PM (19091 I 45, Conroe, TX 77385-8748)

 

San Antonio/Austin Bus:

12:30 PM San Antonio Stop

Barshop JCC (12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231)

2:30 PM Austin Stop

Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756)

 

SUNDAY Bus Itinerary (Estimated Arrival times based on 11AM departure with a stop for lunch):

Houston Bus:

3:30 PM North Houston Stop

Sam’s Club the Woodlands Stop Depart 1:45PM (19091 I 45, Conroe, TX 77385-8748)

4:00 PM South Houston Stop

JCC Houston Stop (5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096)

 

San Antonio/Austin Bus:

3:30 PM Austin Stop

Congregation Beth Israel (3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756)

5:30 PM San Antonio Stop

Barshop JCC (12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231)

Feb
2
Fri
Family Retreat with PJ Library @ URJ Greene Family Camp
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 4 @ 11:00 am
Family Retreat with PJ Library @ 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.

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.

 

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Feb
9
Fri
L’Taken Seminar with Religious Action Center (Washington, D.C.) @ Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C.
Feb 9 – Feb 12 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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Apr
13
Fri
Spring Camp @ URJ Greene Family Camp
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 11:30 am
Spring Camp @ URJ Greene Family Camp | Texas | United States

A new BIG weekend combining Fall Camp Retreat (1st-5th Graders), Spring Fest (6th-8th graders), and NFTY-TOR’s Spring Kallah (9th-12th graders). Send the whole family to GFC for a weekend of camp fun, and special programming.

This is also a great opportunity for children to try out camp for the first time, or reunite with old camp friends!

More information coming soon!