We have so many ways to spark your creativity at camp!
In 2021 we opened a brand new Arts and Outdoor Performance Center, which houses spacious woodworking and studio arts rooms filled with cutting edge equipment. Known as the Mercaz Tarbut, the facility also features a visiting artist studio, pottery kiln room, and the awesome New Bimah outdoor performance stage.
Omanut (Studio Arts)
Find your inner artist in our brand new arts building! You can make a fused-glass mezuzah, stamped metal jewelry, or even create your own journal with fabric and handmade paper. You can spend time on the classics, too, like painting, drawing, pottery and more.
Also housed in our new arts building, the woodworking shop has lots of cool power tools you can learn to use as you create a baseball bat, challah board, chess set, plaque for your room, and much more.
Practice your deepest announcer voice and share your favorite songs with the rest of the camp through our digital radio station, WRMH 89.3 FM!
During drama classes, campers play games to boost creativity and communication skills, all while having lots of fun. Campers entering 7th grade and older perform a Broadway musical in Hebrew with their eidah (age division). Everyone participates in this great bonding experience – both on stage and behind the scenes in tech, scenery, and costumes. And with the debut of our new Arts and Outdoor Performance Center, we now have both indoor and outdoor performances. Check out one of the performances.
From traditional to contemporary, Israeli to American, and everything in between, our dance classes are high-energy! Younger campers learn “kikar dances” – line dances set to popular Israeli music – and join in the weekly dance session on Friday afternoons. Older campers have the chance to hone their dance technique and often choreograph their own dances for talent shows and camp-wide festivals.
We offer instrumental music instruction and campers have the opportunity to participate in the tizmoret (orchestra), which plays during the Zimriyah Song Festival and during the musicals. We have a locked storage area for instruments that campers bring from home, and a variety of larger instruments (no need to pack your piano!).
What’s Jewish camp without singing? Our talented songleaders lead shira sessions after meals and campers have a lot of fun learning traditional and contemporary Hebrew songs.
Mitbachon (Culinary Arts)
For some reason this is one of the most popular camp activities. Could it be that campers get to eat the delicious food that they prepare? Our rotating lineup of guest chefs guide campers as they learn to make recipes from around the Jewish world. Who’s hungry for some rugelach?