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We celebrate being Jewish and help every camper, from any Jewish background, to discover joy and meaning in their Jewish identity.
When our community members feel truly safe, accepted, and loved – regardless of background – lifelong friendships can
We believe that the quality of our
counselors is the single most important
element to ensure that our campers thrive. We go to great lengths to recruit, train, and support counselors who can lead their campers to build lifelong friendships.
Like our camp song says, at CBF you’ll find “good friendship, fun excitement in each long lasting day!”
What People Say About Their Experience at CBF
Since 1949, our overnight camp has been the perfect place for children looking for a Jewish experience that is welcoming and fun. Campers rave about the high-quality counselors and the variety and quality of activities. Parents trust the professional leadership and love seeing the joy and growth that their children experience after a summer at CBF.
At CBF we combine the wisdom of industry best-practices, decades of experienced leadership, strategic partnerships, and an open-minded approach to develop programs and activities that meet or exceed the high expectations of our campers, parents, and camp staff. Safety comes first and Camp Ben Frankel is proudly accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).
Each week campers choose 4 electives from a combination of classic camp activities and an array of innovative options powered by the creativity of our staff. Our counselors thoughtfully plan the curriculum with the help of experienced educators to ensure activities are high quality and fun.
CBF is a pluralist Jewish community. That means we provide opportunities for each camper, from any Jewish background, to create meaningful Jewish experiences to ensure they feel positively connected with Judaism, tikkun olam, and Israel.
We celebrate Shabbat, have a kosher kitchen, and partner with the Foundation for Jewish Camp and MASA Israel to infuse our activities with the latest best practices in Jewish informal education. Example Jewish activities include art in prayer, tikkun olam, Hebrew (basic, intermediate, conversational), Jewish values in nature, Israeli culture, history of Israel, bar/bat mitzvah tutoring, Jewish identity discussion, Jewish storytelling, torah/haftorah reading, Sedra scenes (skits based upon the torah portion), Mussar, and more.