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New Jersey teen breaks her ankle during camp hike in Israel

15-year-old falls and breaks her leg during hiking trip with Bnei Akiva summer camp in the Galilee.

New Jersey teen breaks her ankle during camp hike in Israelplayer

Children and siblings of fallen soldiers enjoy a unique summer camp

Nearly two dozen children and siblings of fallen Israeli soldiers enjoy US summer camp experience thanks to FIDF.

Children & siblings of fallen soldiers enjoy unique summer camp

Camp Ramah director placed on administrative leave

Camp Ramah director on leave amid allegations he mishandled sexual assault complaint.

Camp Ramah director placed on administrative leave

Lawsuit alleges mishandling of sex assault allegation at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

Conservative rabbi who pledged to improve safeguards against abuse faces lawsuit alleging he mishandled abuse case in 2018.

Lawsuit alleges mishandling of sex assault claim at Camp Ramah

Jewish summer camps file second lawsuit against Catskills town

Catskills Jewish summer camps have filed a second lawsuit against the town of Wawarsing over zoning laws they allege are discriminatory.

Jewish summer camps file second lawsuit against Catskills town

Jewish camps file discrimination lawsuit against Catskills town

Eight Orthodox Jewish camps in Wawarsing, NY are claiming that land use restrictions were put in place to force them to move elsewhere.

Jewish camps file discrimination lawsuit against Catskills town

CDC cites Jewish camps as proof camps can be COVID safe

CDC report highlights Camp Ramah network's success with clamping down on COVID this summer in new report.

CDC cites Jewish camps as proof camps can be COVID safe

Nearly 500 participants join 23 Yachad summer programs

This summer, nearly 500 participants took part in Yachad summer programs in the US, Canada, &Israel, tailored specifically to their needs.

Nearly 500 participants join 23 Yachad summer programs

NCSY provides 'summer to remember' for over 2,300 teens

More than 2,300 teens participated in 23 NCSY summer programs in Israel & the US this year, despite challenges presented by global pandemic.

NCSY provides 'summer to remember' for over 2,300 teens

Jewish Agency summer camp brings emotional relief to victims of terror

More than 100 Israeli children living near Gaza attend camp run by The Jewish Agency’s Fund for Victims of Terror.

Jewish Agency summer camp brings relief to victims of terror

A Jewish camp in Wisconsin has closed early due to a COVID-19 outbreak

In Wisconsin, a Jewish summer camp closes days early after several campers are diagnosed with coronavirus.

A Jewish camp in Wisconsin closes early due to COVID-19 outbreak

Bnei Brak childcare providers fume at extension of school year

'The entire haredi public is on vacation - why do I need to go to work?' Bnei Brak childcare provider demands.

Bnei Brak childcare providers fume at extension of school year

Watch: Teens undergo military-style training at Hamas and Islamic Jihad camps

Footage shows campers in Hamas and Islamic Jihad summer camps for teens in Gaza undergoing military-style training.

Watch: Teens undergo training at Hamas and Islamic Jihad campsplayer

New York: New summer camp to bar anyone vaccinated from attending

A survivalist summer camp for Orthodox Jews is planned for New York — and vaccinated folks aren’t invited.

New summer camp to bar anyone vaccinated from attending

Across the US, Jewish camps plan for summer

‘Kids need camp this summer more than ever before’: What Jewish summer camp will look like this year.

Across the US, Jewish camps plan for summer

Overnight camps can open this year, NY governor announces

NY Governor Cuomo says parents will decide whether camps operate, not the state.

Overnight camps can open this year, NY governor announces

Nature group demands: Allow summer camps for older children

Groups appeal to Supreme Court, demand government open summer camps for older children.

Nature group demands: Allow camp for older children

Jewish camp to parents: Coronavirus precautions have paid off

Camp Modin, Jewish camp that opened this summer, tests 100% negative for COVID-19.

Camp to parents: Precautions and efforts have paid off

NY Judge: Cuomo can keep Jewish summer camps closed

Last-ditch effort by Orthodox Jews to allow sleepaway camps to open fails as judge refuses to hear case in lawsuit.

NY Judge: Cuomo can keep Jewish summer camps closed

Ezra Youth Group summer camps - coronavirus style

Arutz Sheva looked at the fate of traditional summer camps, given coronavirus fears. This time we are with Ezra Youth Movement.

Ezra Youth Group summer camps - coronavirus style

Haredi preschool chains threaten to shut 'summer camps' over bureaucracy

'Unthinkable that 150,000 children will be left without childcare due to bureaucracy,' director says.

Preschool chains threaten to close 'summer camps'

Camp Seneca Lake counselor tests positive, delaying start of session

American Jewish camp delays start date after counselor tests positive for coronavirus.

Camp counselor tests positive, delaying start of session

Two Modern Orthodox summer camps announce decision not to open this summer

Add them to the list: 2 Orthodox camps cancel summer 2020 due to COVID-19.

Two Modern Orthodox summer camps won't open this summer

Sweden’s only Jewish camp reverses decision to close this summer

Sweden's Jewish summer camp says it will allow limited number of campers, in accordance with new government decision.

Sweden’s only Jewish camp reverses decision to close this summer

Camp to parents: 'No matter what procedures we put in place, there are no guarantees'

A Jewish camp in Maine is actually opening. Here’s how it plans to keep COVID-19 away.

'No matter what we do, there are no guarantees'

Ramah camps face multi-million-dollar deficit due to COVID-19, but expect to pull through

Ramah camps anticipate a total budget shortfall of $27 million this year, but don’t expect to fold.

Ramah camps facing multi-million-dollar deficit

Will the coronavirus outbreak allow 'family camp' to be this year's summer camp?

From cabins to bungalows: Some Jewish overnight camps may become socially distanced family retreats this summer.

Will 'family camp' be this year's summer camp?

Rivlin meets with 'House of Wheels' campers

House of Wheels works with young people with physical and motor disabilities, helping them integrate into society.

Rivlin meets with 'House of Wheels' campers

PA summer camp in J'lem: 'We will remain here millions of years'

Summer camp includes combat lessons taught by PA police and songs: 'We will continue to stand proudly on all our lands.'

PA summer camp in J'lem: 'We will remain here millions of years'

Alumni of these Jewish summer camps are making aliyah in droves

'Connection to Israel is nurtured in the home, school synagogue - and summer camp,' Nefesh B'Nefesh official says.

Alumni of these Jewish summer camps are making aliyah in droves

Watch: Hamas summer camps

Coordinator of Government Activities in Territories reveals to international community 'summer camps of Hamas terror organization.'

Watch: Hamas summer campsplayer

Breaking with tradition, Israeli Chabad yeshivas ban summer jobs

Chabad yeshivas in Israel ban their students from working in summer camps.

Breaking with tradition, Israeli Chabad yeshivas ban summer jobs

First summer camp for forcibly converted Jews opens in Brazil

Brazilian rabbi opens summer camp for descendants of Jews forced to convert to Christianity in Portugal and Spain.

First summer camp for forcibly converted Jews opens in Brazil

What it’s like to go to Sweden’s only Jewish overnight camp

Campers say camp gives them Jewish friends, identity, when many had none prior.

What it’s like to go to Sweden’s only Jewish overnight camp

California Jewish camp cancels final session over forest fires

Camp Tawonga in Northern California cancels camp due to smoke from the Ferguson Forest Fire

California Jewish camp cancels final session over forest fires

Ramah: We don't allow counselors to teach anti-Israel messages

Conservative camps respond after some counselors take left-wing course on Israel.

Ramah: We don't allow counselors to teach anti-Israel messages

Israel's impact on young adults' Jewish identity

Israel's impact on young adults' Jewish identity

Summer camps offer kids an immersion in Israel’s tech prowess

Innovative summer camp 'brings the Israeli technology spirit to kids,' one mother says.

Summer camps offer kids an immersion in Israel’s tech prowess

The camp that will have its participants saving lives

New Israeli summer camp for North American teens combines touring and fun with life-saving emergency medical training.

The camp that will have its participants saving livesplayer

Destroyed California Jewish summer camp finds home for 2018

Camp Newman, destroyed in California wildfires, finds temporary home for next year.

Destroyed California Jewish summer camp finds home for 2018