• Harlam Selected as Yashar Grant Recipient to Increase Accessibility for Campers and Staff

    In an unprecedented national push for inclusion, 16 Jewish day and overnight camps, including URJ Camp Harlam, have received grants through the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) in the first phase of the $12M Yashar Initiative.

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  • Hear from Abe: A Special Gift from Abe & Andi Morris

    Harlam’s Development Director, Judith Friedman, interviewed Abe Morris to learn about what inspired him and his wife Andi to make a generous donation to Harlam.

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  • An Interview with Our Development CITs

    Over the past two summers, Harlam has welcomed several Development CITs who are exposed to the world of nonprofit fundraising at Harlam. Learn more about their experience in this interview.

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  • Why I Send My Child to Camp

    A parent who was hesitant about sending her child to Harlam at first shares her new perspective after spending a summer at camp herself as a staff nurse.

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  • Harlam Teens Make Their Voices Heard on Gun Violence Prevention

    Camp has taught us to fight for what we believe in and to act upon the injustices we see in the world. With more than 400 people in attendance at our event for gun violence prevention, we saw the effect that a few teens can have when they want change in the world.

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  • A Story About Inclusion at Harlam

    The best thing I could do to demonstrate how our philosophy of inclusion impacts our community is tell you a story. A story about real campers practicing the values of social inclusion inside their bunk.

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  • How Lessons from Harlam Inspired Me to Give Back After Pittsburgh

    After the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, Harlam camper Becky W. took action by selling a Stronger Than Hate kippah to raise money for the Pittsburgh community. She thought about one of Harlam's middot (character traits), acharayut or thinking about others, as she stepped up to help a community in need.

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  • What Camp is All About

    As URJ Camp Harlam’s Executive Director, and on behalf of our entire Professional Staff and volunteer leaders from our Council, I would like to thank you – each and every person that has been a part of our anniversary efforts through Harlam@60 – and hope you will indulge me while I try to inspire you to make sure that tonight’s Weekend Banquet will not be the last time you invest your time, energy and love in URJ Camp Harlam.

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  • Dear Mom and Dad

    In camp, we face many challenges. We fight and make up, we eat too much or too little, and we struggle with finding our own way. These challenges are what make camp special. From climbing up into our beds at the end of the night to having to say goodbye to friends, challenges are part of our daily life here.

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  • Chavurah Says “Good-Bye” as Campers

    All of my camp memories are filled with noise, the noise of lighting, talking, crying, singing, screaming and often times, the noise of people telling us to be quiet. The hand is up, people are trying to sleep,  I'll wait, Chavurah be quiet!

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