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: 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
Join URJ Greene Family Camp on an incredible experience in New Orleans, LA, URJ Jacobs camp in Utica MS, and a trip to the beach in Galveston, TX! Mitzvah Corps is open to all rising 10th – graduating 12th graders.
This first-ever partnership between GFC and Mitzvah Corps begins with 3 days at GFC in Bruceville, TX where we’ll get to know each other and our experienced staff, and prepare for the trip ahead.
We then travel by charter bus to New Orleans, where we will create lasting relationships while exploring the historic city of New Orleans. We will learn about the complexities of its racial and socio-economic dynamics, and the ongoing disaster relief that is too often unnoticed. We’ll experience first hand the resilience of this culturally rich and vibrant community, and work alongside individuals and organizations who have taken it upon themselves to restore and revitalize their neighborhoods in uniquely impactful ways.
This program delves into the complexities of disaster preparedness, immediate response, and ongoing relief. Using Hurricane Katrina as a foundation of the experience, participants will explore New Orleans’ unique cultural, political, and racial history, learn from a variety of local leaders and residents about the hurricane’s immediate and lasting impact on the different communities within the city, and engage in meaningful work with grassroots organizations that are rebuilding and improving not only physical infrastructure, but social services, opportunities for youth, and the energy that defines a culture.
Finally, we will spend one night at our sister camp, URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS, debrief our experience, and get to know fellow Jewish teens from across the South.
Join us for this brand new partnership between GFC and Mitzvah Corps. We look forward to encountering and learning about Southern Judaism and the issues facing their communities from our peers, our staff, and our new experiences.
Jewish professionals from across Texas & Oklahoma join together for a weekend of professional development at Greene Family Camp. Professionals will have an opportunity to celebrate Shabbat, study together, network, and learn from our Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Betsy Stone. Dr. Stone will be leading our community of professionals in discussions and interactive sessions on mentoring, character development, and teen brains. There is no cost to attend the event, we just ask that you cover the cost of your own hotel room(s) through our La Quinta hotel block ($99/night).
Hotel information: We have reserved a block of rooms for event participants through La Quinta Inn & Suites. To reserve a room, please call (254) 772-0200 and request a room under “Greene Family Camp” so they can offer you our discounted rate of $99/night. To receive the discounted rate, you must reserve your room by Friday, July 1st. Please feel free to contact our team if you have questions regarding the hotel block and accommodations.
Additional information: La Quinta Inn & Suites 6003 Woodway Drive Woodway, TX 76712 (approximately a 30 minute drive from camp)
Amenities include complimentary hot buffet breakfast, complimentary wi-fi throughout hotel, complimentary parking, indoor pool and spa, 24 hour fitness center, 24 hours business center, and mini-fridge and microwave in rooms.
More information regarding the programming coming soon!Register Now!