Youth & Teen Programs

From summer camps to youth groups, teen-powered social action to travel programs in Israel and around the world, there is a place for every young person to connect, learn, grow, and have fun.

For more than 75 years, the Union for Reform Judaism has provided young people with immersive Jewish experiences that transform and enrich lives. Based in Reform Jewish values, these programs provide nurturing, educational, and fun experiences that promote community, enhance spiritual growth, cultivate Jewish identity, and foster lifelong friendships.

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Atlanta Kesher Songleading Fellowship

South, Southeast
Open to Jewish teens currently in 9th-12th grade. Fellows receive support and coaching throughout the process from experienced songleading professionals.

NFTY - The Reform Jewish Youth Movement

Midwest/Canada, Northeast, South, Southeast, West Coast
NFTY is open to teens in grades 6 to 12, helping Jewish teens build confidence, friendships and leadership skills through experiential youth-led educational programming including social justice projects, worship, and community-building initiatives .Programs are offered by nearly 500 Reform congregations and on a regional and North American level.

URJ Camp George, ON

Midwest/Canada
Since its inaugural season in 1999 Camp George, the Reform Movement's only Canadian camp, has offered the best in Reform Jewish camping blended with the rich history and tradition of the Ontario residential camp experience.

URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), IN

Midwest/Canada
GUCI is a Reform Jewish Movement summer camp serving the Midwest since 1958, a place where children grow and mature into responsible, knowledgeable Jewish young adults. What they take from camp never leaves them: the friends, the music, the campfires, the education, and the memories that only GUCI can provide.

URJ Greene Family Camp, TX

The mission of Greene Family Camp is to create a fun, safe, educational friend-filled environment that teaches and practices Judaism. GFC serves all Reform Jewish congregations in Texas and Oklahoma, encouraging personal and spiritual growth through creative programs and varied activities.

URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp, MS

Since 1970, Jacobs has served the Reform Jewish community of the Deep South: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Central & Western Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. The opportunity to live as part of a close-knit community and develop new skills, coupled with Jewish values and the development of one’s Jewish identity, result in the experience of a lifetime.

URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, WI

Midwest/Canada
Since 1952, when URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute was founded by the Reform Movement, more than 30,000 children have passed through our gates, building lifelong friendships, exploring their Jewish identity, and having the time of their lives. OSRUI is proud of its commitment to providing campers with strong and encouraging Jewish role models.