Camp Havaya

Camp Havaya is all about the joy of summer camp with the freedom to be who you truly are. In our incredibly diverse and accepting community, all kids—no matter their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, or Jewish background—are more than welcomed. They’re celebrated!

We’re a Reconstructionist community where campers are encouraged to explore traditions and today’s world to discover what being Jewish means to them. Their different experiences and perspectives are a big part of what makes our camp so amazing.

Plus, with so many activities—from the high-ropes challenge course to learning a new song, from the trampoline in our lake to any number of sports—the biggest challenge at Camp Havaya is figuring out what’s the most fun!

  • Type: Overnight / Outdoor
  • Dates: June 30 – July 28 (four weeks, with option for shorter stay), July 29 – August 18 (three weeks, with option for shorter stay), August 21-25 (Family Camp)
  • Location: South Sterling, PA
  • Contact info: Jacob Oshins at / 833-226-7428
  • Grades: Elementary, Junior High, High School
  • Registration deadline: Open throughout the year
  • Financial aid: Yes! Through incentive grants for first-time campers and generous financial aid for those who need, we strive to make Camp financially accessible to all camper families.
  • Transportation: N/A
  • Lunch provided: Yes, no additional fee
  • Activities offered:We have archery, arts and crafts, basketball, birthday celebrations, camping, canoeing, concerts, cooking, dance, drama, farming, football, Ga-Ga, gardening, high and low ropes courses, hiking, street hockey, Israeli dancing, knitting, painting, singing, soccer, softball, swimming, talent shows, tennis, tikkun olam (social action), Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball … and so much more! With so many things going on, the biggest challenge at Camp Havaya is figuring out what’s the most fun!
  • Safety Protocols: The health and safety of our campers and staff is our top priority! We have two nurses on-site throughout the summer; many weeks we also have a doctor. Medication is distributed by our nurses; we work with an external service to provide pre-packaged pills for campers who take medication on a daily basis. If a camper needs to be taken out of Camp for medical care, we are 20 minutes from an urgent care and 35 minutes from the hospital. And we’re firm believers that mental health is just as important as physical health, so our staff includes a school counselor, special educator, and other professionals with decades of experience supporting the mental, emotional, social, and spiritual (MESSH) needs of campers and staff.
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