created at: 2011-02-09

URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps recently announced their newest camp program, Camp Chazak, a special needs program, in partnership with Top Bunk Camping Consultants. This one-week camp aims to provide a recreational and therapeutic Jewish camping experience for its campers. Camp Chazak offers an opportunity to campers whose social delays impair their ability to function in a “typical” camp environment.  Chazak campers will have a URJ summer camp experience, enjoying a program that is embedded with Reform Jewish traditions, values, prayer, Jewish education, songs, language, sports, arts, programming, food, and more. They will even make a plaque as a culminating activity that will enable them to celebrate their camp experience.

One of the many unique characteristics of Camp Chazak is that the whole family is looked at as the participant. Programming for families is intentionally built into the design of the program at the beginning and end of the camp week. Family involvement will help facilitate a smooth transition from home to camp and increase family’s ability to reinforce camper’s growth in the post-camp home-setting.

Campers will range in age from 9-13 years old. Camp Chazak will run, from Sunday, August 21 through Sunday, August 28, 2011, concurrently with NFTY Northeast’s Summer Institute. Campers will feel the full spirit and vibrancy that only NFTY youth can provide, as well as having some joint programming.

Think of a child you may know who would thrive at Camp Chazak. This is an exciting opportunity and we encourage everyone to explore the web page for further information. If you have any questions please contact, URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps Assistant Director, Camp Chazak Liaison, Marissa Frankel, mfrankel@urj.org.