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Fun For Kids and the Grown-Ups Who Love Them!

Want to spend a weekend at camp as a family? Our Heller-Wexler Family Camp weekends are for you!

The Heller-Wexler Family Camp Series, created through the generosity of Robert and Amy Heller, shape and frame the Shabbat experience through hands-on programs and activities that explore the joys and challenges of family life through a Jewish lens. Created to address the growing challenges and changing face of the modern Jewish family, the Family Camps provide opportunities for families to enjoy quality time together while meeting other families and sharing experiences that make these weekends unforgettable!

With programming for parents, campers, and families all together, these weekends are fun-filled events with something for everyone to enjoy. From favorite camp activities to meaningful Shabbat celebrations, family weekends are the perfect Jewish weekend getaway.

Family Camp Dates

Fall Family Camp

November 1st – 3rd, 2024

Join us for our fall Heller-Wexler Family Camp! Come enjoy a weekend of camp activities, eat classic camp food, meet new friends, and explore all the magic of camp!

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Winter Family Ski Weekend

January 17th – 20th, 2025

Spring Family Camp

March 21st – 23rd, 2025

Typical Family Camp Weekend

Each of our Family Camp Weekends is unique, but they all follow the same general structure!

Friday
  • Late Afternoon Check-In
  • Happy Hour
  • Shabbat Dinner
  • Abridged Shabbat T’filah (Services)
  • Shabbat ShaBrownies
  • Song Session and Israeli Dance
  • Sip and Schmooze for Adults; Bunk Time with Counselors for Kids
Saturday
  • Breakfast
  • Shabbat Experience
  • Taste of Camp for Kids; Chugim (Electives) for Adults
  • Lunch
  • Family Menucha (Rest Time)
  • Full Group Program (ex: Family Bingo)
  • Family Chugim (Electives)
  • Happy Hour
  • Dinner
  • Havdallah (end of Shabbat)
  • Family Game Show Night
  • Cookies and Milk
  • Sip and Schmooze for Adults; Bunk Time with Counselors for Kids
Sunday
  • Breakfast
  • Family Activity Time
  • Closing Circle
  • Packing Time
  • Late Morning L’hitraot (Goodbye)

Weekend Cost

Each family weekend is jam-packed with fun for the whole family! Our program fee covers all meals and snacks as well as everything that goes into all the fun our staff will create for you.

Participants 5+: $185/person
Toddlers and Babies under 4: Free

Weekend Lodging

Families will stay together (kids and adults!) in a room/cabin. All facilities are well-heated, well-lit and will be well-stocked with clean linens (sheets, pillow, blanket, towels, and washcloth). If you have a favorite pillow and blanket or like a very large bath towel – might be a good idea to throw them in the car for the weekend. Most families will have their own bathroom, a few will share with another. Room/cabin assignments are made based on gender and age of the children, camps the children attend (when applicable), and family size.

Family Camp FAQs

Who should attend these weekends?

Family Camp Weekends are geared toward families with kids in elementary and middle school and are recommended for ages 5-13.

Can my camp-aged camper attend the weekend without me?

This is not a camper weekend for kids to attend without their grown-ups. Please come as a family!

We don't have a current Eisner or Crane Lake camper. Will we be the only ones?

Not at all! Our Family Camps are open to all families, regardless of your affiliation with our summer camps. Many of the families in attendance will not have a current camper.

I might need some help getting around on the hills and gravel. Will there be mobility assistance available?

Yes! We can help you with our golf cart. Ask any staff member with a walkie-talkie and your chariot will await!