Jewish Family Camp

What is JFAM?

JFAM is an all-inclusive family Shabbat or holiday weekend designed specifically for Jewish families with kids 8 years old and under.

A JFAM family camp weekend is a chance to relax together as a family, enjoy fun activities planned just for you, connect with your family and other families in your community, and celebrate Shabbat.

All are welcome!

Camp Laurelwood believes every Jewish family belongs at camp and seeks to warmly welcome all family structures, families with members who do not identify as Jewish, families of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and families with children and/or adults with disabilities.

What's included?

A Family Camp weekend includes:

  • A mix of on-campus housing options, including rustic cabins and private/semi private accommodations.
  • Three Kosher and kid-friendly meals per day. Many snacking options available. See sample menu below.
  • Traditional summer camp activities, including (and not limited to): pool/lake, archery, arts & crafts, sports, nature, ropes, challah baking, and celebration of Shabbat.

2022 JFAM Weekends:

June 10-12

In partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and PJ Library

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September 2-5

In partnership with Jewish Federation of Western MA

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October 7-9

In partnership with Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford

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Contact: Elizabeth Kaplan at or call her directly at (203) 816-2005.