The Junior Camp program offers a complete camping experience in a Reform Jewish setting. Participants in Junior Camp are divided into five units, based upon grade level: Carmel, Sharon, Kineret, Arava and Galil (all named after regions in Israel). Educational, arts, aquatic, athletic and adventure activities are designed to guide children in an exciting summer of growth and opportunity.
Our educational program challenges each child to discover and investigate important Jewish issues and themes.
The Arts program offers each camper a chance to explore a myriad of activities: arts and crafts, ceramics, theater, dance, music, photography, audio production, video, digital photography and more.
Athletics and swimming at camp are both recreational and instructional. Harlam campers enjoy outstanding facilities which include: 8 tennis courts, 5 basketball courts, 3 soccer fields, 5 softball fields, 2 beach volleyball courts, a zipline, a 50-foot climbing tower, indoor and outdoor climbing walls, a low ropes course, mountain biking, an in-line skating path, hockey rink, 2 ga-ga courts, a tree house, and an indoor sports field house. The Camp Aquatics Program operates 3 swimming pools and a lakefront for swimming and boating in accordance with American Red Cross guidelines.
During each session, our Junior Camp campers take a number of out-of-camp trips. Carmel & Sharon go to Beltzville State Park, Kineret goes to a minor league baseball game, and Arava & Galil go to Dutch Springs Water Park. Carmel, Sharon, & Kineret also go to Dorney Park Wildwater Kingdom amusement park, while Arava & Galil visit Hersheypark.
In addition to the standard 3 1/2 week session, we offer a 10-day Intro Experience program. This Intro Experience option is only for first-time Harlam campers and is available for a limited number of entering 3rd to 5th graders. For more details, please call the Camp Harlam office.
Camp Harlam's Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) program is designed to bridge the gap from being a camper to being a staff member. The program combines leadership training, education on how to be a staff member, hands-on experience working with campers and separate activities just for the young adults in the Gesher program. A select group of young men and women are accepted into this program based on their applications, personal interviews, essays and recommendations. Email Alyssa Kress, Assistant Director, to be notified when application information becomes available.
Other opportunities for teens entering grades 9 to 12
These teen programs are open to an Jewish high school student:
An unforgettable four weeks of personal discovery, hiking and exploration in Israel. Walk the corridors of the Old City of Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, hike Masada and be immersed in the warmth and uniqueness of Israel with friends from camp and NFTY.
Kutz brings together hundreds of the most talented and committed Reform Jewish teen leaders for a summer of fun and learning. Teens customize their own program focusing on developing skills in leadership, Jewish learning, social justice and the arts.
Expand your comfort zone and make a difference. Volunteer and immerse yourself in a new community in Central America, Israel and throughout North America as you learn about the people and culture of these communities. Be a change-maker through Mitzvah Corps’ unique hands-on experiences.