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Please note -- All camps marked with an asterik are eligible for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's Residential Summer Camp Scholarships. For more information about these scholarships, visit JUF/JF Scholarships.*
*Camp Agudah Midwest and Camp Bnos Ma'arava
An Orthodox overnight camp in South Haven, Michigan.; separate 4-week sessions for boys and girls grades 4-11. Phone: 773-478-7470.
*B'nai B'rith Beber Camp
Coed overnight camp in Mukwonago, WI; wide variety of sport and water activities. Phone: 847-677-7130 or 800-803-2267. More information is available at their website.
Affiliated with the JCC's of Chicago, the coed camp is located in Lake Delton, Wisconsin for ages 9-16. Phone: 847-763-3551. Visit the Camp Chi website.
An 8-day overnight camp. Phone: 847-296-1770. To learn more, visit the website.
*Habonim Dror Camp Tavor
Jewish overnight camping in Three Rivers, Michigan, for ages 9-17. Kibbutz-like environment with kosher meals. Phone: 800-55-TAVOR. Website: www.camptavor.com.
Camp Henry Horner (JCYS)
Overnight and day camps with a variety of activities, weekly field trips, B'nai mitzvah lessons, Shabbat services. Located in Ingleside, IL. Phone: 847-740-5010. For more information, visit the website.
Day and overnight camping experiences for children and young adults with disabilities. Located in Northbrook. Phone: 847-205-0274. Website: www.keshet.org.
Camp Lee Mar
A 7-week private residential special-needs camp for ages 5-21 with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges. Structured environment, individual attention, traditional camp activities i.e.. academics, speech and language therapy, music and art. Phone: 215-658-1708. Visit the website.
*Camp Moshava of Wild Rose, WI
Four-week sessions for campers entering grades 4-12; 8-week option for high school campers. Shomer Shabbat and Glatt kosher. Phone: 847-674-9733. Visit the website.
*Camp Nageela Midwest
A non-denominational camp offering three week sessions for children in grades 3-10. Boys and girls sessions are separate. The camp is located in rural Indiana. Phone: 773-604-4400. Website: www.campnageelamidwest.org.
*Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute
The Reform Movement's Midwest Region overnight camp for kids entering grades 3-12; offers different programs depending on age and area of interest. Phone: 847-509-0990, ext. 25. Website: www.osrui.org.
*Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
Co-ed overnight camp, summer campus for the Conservative movement. Jewish values and observances, a full range of activities: 4-week sessions for grades 5 and 6 and 8-week sessions for grades 7-11. New 3 1/2-week session for grade 5. Kosher meals. Shabbat observed. Phone: 312-606-9316. Website: www.ramahwisconsin.com.
Camp Simcha/Simcha Special
Year-round support services to families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Kosher, medically supervised overnight camps for seriously ill children and teens. Phone: 847-763-1818. For more info, visit the website.
The fellowships provide a camping experience at an international Jewish summer camp in Hungary. Open to high school students 10-11th grades. Phone: 212-362-3361. View the website.
*Tikvah Program (at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin)
For Jewish teens, 13-17, with learning difficulties, including Asperger syndrome; 4-week or 8-week recreational, educational and social experience in a traditional camp setting. Phone: 312-606-9316. More information is available at the website.
An Orthodox overnight summer camp for boys in grades 6-9. Phone: 847-982-2500. Find out more at their website.
*Camp Young Judaea Midwest
The Zionist youth movement summer camp in the Midwest sponsored by Hadassah. Camp is located in Wisconsin. Phone: 847-675-6790. Website: www.cyjmid.org.
Foundation for Jewish Camp
Clearinghouse for information about nonprofit Jewish overnight camps; financial and programmatic resources without regard to denomination or sponsorship. Phone: 646-278-4500. Website: www.jewishcamp.org.