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Camp Harlam

Camp Harlam is a vibrant, fun and caring camp community which enriches and strengthens Reform Jewish identity and values while cultivating lifelong friendships.

Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
Coed
Overnight Camp
Length

2 or 4 weeks

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Grades

3rd-12th

Jewish Affiliation

Reform

Contact this Camp Directly

Phone: 570-629-1390 (Summer)
610-668-0423 (Winter)

Website: http://campharlam.org/

Email: CampHarlam@URJ.org

Sponsoring Organization

URJ (Union for Reform Judaism)

Special Needs

Full Inclusion Program (with Professional Staff)

Food Information

Kosher-style

Gluten-Free Accommodations

Vegetarian Accommodations

Allergy Accommodations

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Description

Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, Camp Harlam provides the finest in Jewish Camping. Established in 1958, Camp Harlam has developed a strong tradition of success and excellence based on a highly skilled staff dedicated to the spiritual, physical, social and emotional well-being of each child, while building lifelong relationships between friends.

Camp Harlam is one of fifteen Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) overnight camps around the country (with one day camp, run by Harlam, opened in 2014). Camp Harlam has a 300-acre facility, a population of approximately 550 campers each session, and a staff of over 225 exceptional role models.

The Camp Harlam family consists of smaller communities within Junior Camp, Senior Camp, and the Gesher (Counselor in Training) Program. Junior and Senior Camps are further broken down into units based on a child’s school grade to create a more intimate and age-appropriate experience for our campers.

Director

Lisa David

Lisa returned to Camp Harlam as the Associate Director in April of 2014 and was promoted to be camp’s sixth Director in history in 2017. Lisa began her involvement with Camp Harlam as a camper in 1988, continuing as a camper, CIT, staff member, Assistant Unit Head and CIT Director. Her Harlam connections ran far deeper, as she met her husband Ben in the summer of 1988 as well, and has maintained connections to many of her counselors and campers.

Prior to this position, Lisa worked as Associate Director of Camping for the URJ. She also served as the Director of KESHER, the College Department of the URJ, and as the Assistant Camp Director and Director of Teen Services at the JCC of Central New Jersey.

Lisa grew up in Bucks County, PA, and graduated from the University of Maryland in 1999 with a BS in Family Studies. In 2001 Lisa received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and her Masters of Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College.

Lisa is thrilled to be back at the camp that inspired her personal and professional path. Beyond the Machanayim scar still visible on her knee (Red Team, 2nd session, 1990), camp, and the inspiring leaders and peers she experienced it with, left an indelible mark on her identity as well – inspiring her to grow from a shy, quiet 1st time camper at 11 years old, to a Jewish camping professional working to provide a meaningful and fulfilling camp experience for many more Jewish youth.

Lisa lives in Mt Laurel, NJ with her husband, Rabbi Benjamin David, and their children Noa, Elijah and Sam, and is a member of Temple Adath Emanu-El.

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Length

2 or 4 weeks

View Dates & Rates
Grades

3rd-12th

Jewish Affiliation

Reform

Contact this Camp Directly

Phone: 570-629-1390 (Summer)
610-668-0423 (Winter)

Website: http://campharlam.org/

Email: CampHarlam@URJ.org

Sponsoring Organization

URJ (Union for Reform Judaism)

Special Needs

Full inclusion program (with professional staff)

Food Information

Kosher-style

Gluten-Free Accommodations

Vegetarian Accommodations

Allergy Accommodations

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