Peace-building and nature-based jewish summer camp in franklin county
Join us for two weeks of a peace-building and nature-based Jewish summer camp in Franklin County!
Weeks of July 8 and July 15
Time to be added
for 5-12 year olds
At Woolman Hill Retreat Center in Deerfield, MA
*On Friday before pick-up, families are invited to attend a farewell gathering where campers will present from their week.
Pricing information to be added
Scholarships are available. Contact [email protected] for more information.
This summer camp is for kids of all faith backgrounds!
We provide a space…
- To explore how Judaism can be a source of us relating to the land
- To be in a practicing ground of peace
- To bring bite-sized Jewish teachings home with us- We make them easy to carry with us like seeds floating on the wind or braided into our hair!
- Where we learn about Jewish diaspora on the ancestral lands of the Pocumtuck, Nipmuc and Abenaki peoples
- That’s safe for our campers and staff to explore nature and to connect to each other
- That’s in a reciprocal rather than extractive relationship with the earth
Read our policies below then
Register for camp!
Questions: [email protected] or 413-773-5884
- There is a $100 nonrefundable deposit for each week of camp. This deposit counts towards the total camp tuition.
- If you cancel prior to 6 weeks before the start of camp, you receive a full refund minus your nonrefundable deposit.
- If you cancel 6 weeks to 30 days before camp, you receive a 50% refund minus your nonrefundable deposit.
- If you cancel after 30 days before the start of camp, you will not receive a refund, unless we have a waiting list and your spot can be filled, in which case you will receive a 50% refund minus your nonrefundable deposit.
Masks are optional.
If a camper has been exposed to COVID-19, they are allowed to continue to attend camp if they are asymptomatic and test negative. They must wear a mask when indoors or during an activity that requires being in close proximity to other campers. Please inform the Camp Director.
If a camper has tested positive for COVID-19, they must isolate for 5 days. If after 5 days they are asymptomatic and are testing negative, they are allowed to return to camp and must wear a mask when indoors or during an activity that requires being in close proximity to other campers. Please inform the Camp Director.
Masks must be 2 or 3 layers of cloth or be a surgical mask, KN95, N95 or KF94 style mask that fully cover the nose and mouth.
Late Payment Policy
Final payments are due by May 1. We can not guarantee your spot if you make a late payment. If we have a waiting list on May 1, we may give your spot to someone on the list.
Do I have to be Jewish to attend?
No, you do not have to be Jewish to attend! Our camp is rooted in rich Jewish tradition which means we are referencing Jewish values, cultures, traditions, and concepts and bringing them into our daily lives. We do not require campers to be Jewish or have any previous knowledge of Judaism. We do ask campers and families to respect each other’s religious or spiritual practices, if any, regardless of how they self-identify.
Who is this camp right for?
We want campers to have successful camp experiences, and to ensure this can happen, we want to make sure this camp is a right fit for you and your camper. Here is a list of some things we think about when we think about who this camp is right for. If you have any questions or want to learn more about if this camp is right for your child, please contact us at by email or phone.
This camp is right for you…
- If you like running around outside
- If you like meeting new people and doing new things together
- If you’re interested in working through conflict even if it’s hard sometimes
- If you are curious about the natural world around you
- If you are curious about what it’s like to be Jewish or what lessons Judaism has to offer you
- If treating others, and yourself, with respect is something that’s important to you or you’d like to try for a week or two
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.