JFAM Weekend: September 2-5

In partnership with Jewish Federation of Western MA, Camp Laurelwood invites you to our Jewish Family Camp Weekend from September 2-5, 2022.

The cost is $750 per household all-inclusive, and financial aid is available. The cost of the weekend is generously subsidized by funding from Foundation for Jewish Camp.

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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.

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 (but not limited to): pool/lake, archery, arts & crafts, sports, nature, ropes, challah baking, and celebration of Shabbat.

Sample Schedule

Friday:

  • Arrivals any time after 3pm
  • 6:00pm - Introductions and welcome Shabbat 6:30pm - Dinner in the Mess Hall
  • 7:15pm - Song Session in the Mess Hall
  • 7:45pm - Laila Tov (Goodnight!), Laurelwood
  • 9:00pm - Optional Evening Program for parents only

Saturday:

  • 8:00am - Breakfast in the Mess Hall (coffee and fruit/snacks available after 6am)
  • 9:00am - Challah baking in the Mess Hall, Activity Sign-ups
  • 9:45-10:30am - Activity Block 1
  • 10:45-11:30am - Activity Block 2
  • 11:45am - Celebrate Shabbat morning
  • 12:00pm - Lunch in the Mess Hall
  • 1:00pm - Rest Hour
  • 2:00-2:45pm - Activity Block 3 (option for kids/parents to go to separate activities)
  • 3:00-3:45pm - Activity Block 4 (option for kids/parents to go to separate activities)
  • 4:00-4:45pm - All Camp Swim
  • 5:00pm - Shower Hour
  • 6:00pm - Dinner in the Mess Hall
  • 7:00pm - Evening Program for kids age 5+
  • 7:45pm - Laila Tov (Goodnight!), Laurelwood
  • 9:00pm - Optional Evening Program for parents only

Sunday:

  • 8:00am - Breakfast in the Mess Hall (coffee and fruit/snacks available after 6am), Activity Sign-ups
  • 9:00-9:45am - Activity Block 1
  • 10:00-10:45am - Activity Block 2
  • 11:00-11:45am - Activity Block 3 (option for kids/parents to go to separate activities)
  • 12:00pm - Lunch in the Mess Hall
  • 1:00pm - Rest Hour
  • 2:00-5:00pm - Families are invited to explore the area on Sunday afternoon - Hammonasset Beach State Park, Chatfield Hollow, and downtown Madison are all great options! For families who prefer to stay on campus, we will have programming available at the lake or pool, arts and crafts, and the tennis courts. Babysitting is available for kids age 2+.
  • 5:00pm - Shower Hour
  • 6:00pm - Dinner in the Mess Hall
  • 7:00pm - Evening Program (optional sleepover in bunks for kids age 5+)
  • 7:45pm - Havdalah (Saying Goodbye to Shabbat) and Laila Tov (Goodnight!), Laurelwood
  • 9:00pm - Optional Evening Program for parents only

Monday:

  • 8:00am - Breakfast in the Mess Hall (coffee and fruit/snacks available after 6am)
  • 9:00am - Closing Circle
  • Check out by 11am

Sample Menu

Camp Laurelwood operates a certified kosher kitchen. We happily accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions of all kinds, and we offer kid and adult friendly options with alternatives for meals.

Friday:

  • Dinner: Roasted Chicken, Matzah Ball Soup

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: Bagels, Donuts
  • Lunch: Deli Lunch
  • Dinner: Tacos

Sunday:

  • Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Hashbrowns
  • Lunch: Mac and Cheese, Broccoli
  • Dinner: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers

Monday:

  • Breakfast: Pancakes, Fruit

FAQs

For additional Family Camp information, check out these helpful FAQ's!

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