Jewish Uncamp

About This Event

Are you open-minded and adventurous? Did you have an awesome time at the CTeen Shabbaton? Are you part of a Jewish club, like USY, NCSY or BBYO? Did you go on Heritage Quest? Are you looking for MORE – more learning, more connections, more fun? If you answered yes to any of this, keep reading - Jewish UnCamp may be exactly what you’re looking for. Jewish UnCamp is a Jewish summer camp for independent thinking Jewish high school girls from around the world, ages 16-19. 3 weeks of eye-opening Jewish learning with brilliant educators and a team of spirited counselors. Breathtaking outdoor trips for fun-lovers. Out-of-the-box creative art workshops for the non-conformist in you.


Event Highlights

  • Get your questions ready - we'll be in the lounge where lively discussions on the things that matter most to teen girls, happen daily.
  • Also come hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, biking, horseback riding and swimming with us. Don't miss the late-night cook-fests, drumming and bonfires, talent shows, graphology, challah baking, delicious kosher dining and 3 magical Shabbats. Two open-forum classes daily on the heart and soul of Judaism - with your new best friends from around the world.

Schedule

What does it mean to be a Jew today and why should I care? How should we respond to anti-semitism? What does Judaism say about love, technology and culture, gender issues and world peace? What are our responsibilities to ourselves and to others? The Jewish UnCamp is your chance to explore life’s big questions through the lens of Judaism. And with over three thousand years of Jewish wisdom to tap into, it’s going to be a fascinating few weeks. At the UnCamp you’ll find out what love really means. What the nature of the soul is. What to do about anxiety, sadness and feelings of insecurity. Why Jewish medical ethics is more important today than ever. How understanding the human psyche can prevent a lot of heartache. What Jews believe. What the secret to Jewish dating is. Why we keep kosher. What dreams mean. How faith, free will and reincarnation are connected. Why Jews have kept Shabbat through thick and thin. What the key to happiness is. What about other religions. Why bad things happen to good people. And more, much more. At the nightly Q&A session, no topic is off limits. This isn’t someone else’s agenda, it’s yours.

Venue Highlights

UnCamp 2019 is going to be on 87 gorgeous acres not far from the Delaware Water Gap, rollicking whitewater rafting and amazing horseback riding. Our home for the 3 weeks of UnCamp is Purnell - a private school in Pottersville, NJ - where you can hang out in the art center and do ceramics, acrylic painting or photography. Practice your dance moves in the dance studio. Shoot some hoops in the athletics complex. Rehearse your spoken word poetry at the performing arts theater. Visit the working farm next door.

Menu/Cuisine

The food is super-healthy, delicious and kosher, prepared fresh daily just for us. If you have special dietary needs, please make sure to let us know when you sign up and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Directions

Does making travel plans give you a headache? Call or email us and we’ll help!

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