Camp isn’t only for kids anymore!

Parents, grandparents, and other family members can now join in all the fun of Camp.

Our Family Camp programs have something for everyone: swimming in our heated pool and boating on our private pond, flying across the zip line, experiencing vibrant and engaging Judaism, celebrating Shabbat like in no other place, and exploring the beautiful surroundings of our 120 wooded acres in the Pocono Mountains.

We’re proud that our families come from all kinds of backgrounds—and each has a different story to tell. Together, we find common ground through our progressive Jewish values.

We’re excited to offer four family camps for Summer 2021:

Family Camp Weekend (Thursday, June 10 – Sunday, June 13)

Spend a weekend with us in the mountains! Especially for families considering Camp for future summers (or with kids registered to join us for the first time this summer), this is a great opportunity to get a taste of Camp. We’re proud to welcome members of the Jewish Deaf community to join us for this weekend; ASL interpreters will be provided throughout the program, so all members of the Family Camp community – both deaf and hearing – can participate fully.

BIPOC Family Camp (Thursday, June 17 – Sunday, June 20)

Especially in these divided times, we know how important it is to find safe and supportive communities. And we know that some kids and families want the chance to do this in a more exclusive way. While we’re deeply committed to building diverse communities in each of our programs, we’re grateful to create this special weekend for Jews of Color and their families to connect and (of course) have fun at Camp!

Family Camp: Intro to Camp (Wednesday, August 18 – Sunday, August 22)

Are you thinking about Camp Havaya for future summers? We often say this is the best way to experience all the fun of Camp … just squeezed into five days! Geared towards families with younger kids (ages 0-12), this week is the perfect opportunity for prospective campers and families to see what makes Camp Havaya so special. (Please note: Given the focus of this program, families of current campers, or those who have been to previous Family Camps, should consider one of our other family programs.)

Family Camp: Advocacy & Empowerment (Wednesday, August 25 – Sunday, August 29)

Vacation doesn’t have to be only for relaxing! Our world needs your help … and we’re here to support you. Join us for this exciting new program that combines the fun of Camp with opportunities to change the world. With programming for middle and high schoolers, and separate sessions for adults, this is an exciting chance to live your values and reconnect with your family.

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00 a.m.Aseyfah (Morning Gathering)
8:30 a.m.Aruhat Boker (Breakfast)
9:30 a.m.Middot (Family Experiential Education Program)
11:00 a.m.Zman Sport (Sports Time) – group sports, challenge course, swimming
12:10 p.m.Shira (Song Session)
12:30 p.m.Aruhat Tzohorayim (Lunch)
1:30 p.m.M’nuha (Rest Time)
2:30 p.m.Breirot (Electives) – art, sports, Israeli dance, challenge course, nature, aquatics
3:45 p.m.Nishnush (Snack)
4:15 p.m.Breiha v’Agam (Pool and Lake)
5:15 p.m.Family Kickball Game
6:00 p.m.Zman Tzrif u’Miklahot (Cabin Time and Showers)
6:45 p.m.Aruhat Erev (Dinner)
7:30 p.m.Ma’ariv (Participatory Evening Service)
8:00 p.m.P’ulat Erev (Evening Program)
9:00 p.m.Kibui Orot (Children Lights Out)
9:30 p.m.Zman Mevugarim (Adult Time) – camp staff monitor children

Join Us This Summer

Session NameStarting DateEnding DateTuition Cost
Family Camp WeekendThur. June 10Sun. June 13$540
$150 (additional person)
BIPOC Family CampThur. June 17Sun. June 20$540
$150 (additional person)
Family Camp: Intro to CampWed. August 18Sun. August 22$1,500 (family of 4)
$150 (additional person)
Family Camp: Advocacy & EmpowermentWed. August 25Sun. August 29$2,000 (family of 4)
$150 (additional person)

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Camp Havaya is a truly extraordinary place—your kid will feel part of something bigger than themselves, and they’ll want to experience that magic year after year.