Jewish Summer Camp

Tikkun v’Or is pleased to offer information to families about Jewish overnight summer camps. Many of our students, teens, and teachers have been campers or counselors and know how much these programs can help people strengthen their identities, learn new skills, and build friendships that may last a lifetime.

If you want more information about Jewish summer programs for youth, contact Naomi Wilensky at

For information about choosing a camp and financial assistance for Jewish summer programs, see the IAUJC website here.

“First time” campers at a Jewish camp (regardless of need) can get assistance through the Foundation for Jewish CampOne Happy Camper program.  Families affiliated with the IAUJC’s PJ Library program are eligible to request funds through One Happy Camper. PJ Library OHC grants may also be available through camps directly. Use these links for details on how to qualify for a $1,000 award.

Fill out this on-line confidential form from IAUJC. Or download this form and send to or to Jewish Camp and Teen Summer Experience Award Committee
Ithaca Area United Jewish Community, PO Box 4214, Ithaca, New York 14852

Does your camper or potential camper like to read about camp? Check out these PJ Library, PJ Our Way, and other books for young people about Jewish summer camp! Most are available in the TVO Library.

On November 20, 2022, students at TVO and Temple Beth-El experienced a “Day at Camp” with shira (singing by the lake aka a blue rug!), omanut (crafts), making and eating yummy kadorei shakolat — chocolate snack balls, and sports (archery, jump rope, and relay races), and checking out some PJ Library / PJ Our Way books about camp.

 In January 2023, students at Tikkun v’Or played games with Dan Baer from Camp Seneca Lake:

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