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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Alphabetical listing of camps

The Alfred Fleishman Summer Camps at B’nai Amoona — Camp B’nai Ami & Camp Ramot Amoona

www.bnaiamoona.com | Camp B’nai Ami contact: Anita Kraus, 314-576-3688; Camp Ramot Amoona contact: Kyla Gersten, Director, 314-576-9990, ext. 109.


Camp Ben Frankel

www.campbenfrankel.org | Contact Aaron Hadley, 618-235-1614


Camp Nageela Midwest www.campnageelamidwest.org | Contact: Rabbi Michael Rovinsky, 314-498-6279
Camp Sabra www.campsabra.com | Contact: Terri Grossman, 314-442-3180
J Day Camps jccstl.com/daycamps | Contact: Brad Chotiner, 314-442-3423
Shaare Emeth — Camp Emeth and Camp Micah www.sestl.org | Camp Emeth contact: Beth Kodner, 314-692-5362; Camp Micah contact: Kayla Ellis, 314-692-5322
Temple Israel — Rabbi Mark & Carol Shook Camp www.ti-stl.org | Contact: Leslie Wolf, 314-432-8076
United Hebrew — Camp Saul Spielberg www.unitedhebrew.org | Contact: Lauren Lourie, Director, 314-434-3404
URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) www.guci.org | Contact: Jeremy Klotz, Director, 317-873-3361
ONE HAPPY CAMPER

A partnership between Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the Foundation for Jewish Camp, One Happy Camper provides non need-based grants of $1,000 to 1st through 12th graders who have never been to Jewish overnight camp and will be at camp for a minimum of 19 nights. Grants in the amount of $700 are available to first time campers attending for 12-18 nights. These grants are available at over 150+ nonprofit Jewish summer camps. Visit onehappycamper.org or contact Jody Gerth at [email protected] or 314-442-3881.

‘It’s my happy place:’ Jewish camp experience for adults brings out the child in everyone
‘It’s my happy place:’ Jewish camp experience for adults brings out the child in everyone

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No cliché: Camp can be a life changer
No cliché: Camp can be a life changer

Camp changed my life. Maybe that’s a little cliché, but for me it is entirely true. And I know the same is true for so many others who have...

Among the children in this Camp Ramot Amoona photo are two future rabbis serving the St. Louis area: Rabbi Daniel Bogard and Rabbi Jordan Gerson.
Many rabbis were launched toward clergy at Jewish summer camp

A Jewish summer camp experience can build skills and character that last well into adulthood. For some kids, the camp experience was meaningful...

Books to help with kids’ summer camp anxiety
Books to help with kids’ summer camp anxiety

Apparently, I’m developing some skills that just can’t be reflected on a résumé, such as my near perfect ability to embarrass my kids....

Camp Modin in Maine was one of the few Jewish camps to open last year. It plans to follow the same playbook this year. (Courtesy of Howard Salzberg)
What Jewish summer camp will look like this year

(JTA) — Last year at this time, the message out of Jewish summer camps was one of doom and gloom. In April 2020, the Union for Reform Judaism...

Summer camp
Still hunting for a summer day camp for your kids? Here are some options to consider.

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching; with that, a longing and readiness to return to some degree of “regular” life. For many...

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