Director: David Berkman
Camp Kalsman, the Union for Reform Judaism’s camp in Arlington, Wash., serves campers from the greater Pacific Northwest community, from Oregon to British Columbia, Alaska to Montana, Washington State and beyond. Committed to the core values of respect, peace, kindness, and one’s relationship to teva (nature), Camp Kalsman builds a warm and caring community where campers have fun, and experience the excitement and warmth of belonging to a Reform Jewish community.
URJ Camp Kalsman allows children to live a wholly Jewish life while at camp. Campers can experience Jewish culture and tradition while in a safe, challenging and fun environment. In a natural setting, campers are given the opportunity to explore their Judaism. Kalsman provides a creative setting for Jewish living and learning through camp programming. Camp Kalsman campers will have lasting friendships and help to strengthen the Pacific Northwest Reform Jewish community.
Hundreds of campers ranging from the 2nd through the 12th grade will have a chance to take part in Camp Kalsman this summer. Kalsman offers campers a wide variety of activity choices that allow them to exercise their bodies, their minds, their creativity and their hearts. From sports to the performing and creative arts, to nature and adventure activities, Kalsman has something for everyone. The facilities at Camp Kalsman are all modern and newly built on its gorgeous 300 acres of land. The range of buildings and activity areas allows it to meet all the needs of its campers as well as to give them areas to grow and explore. A summer at Camp Kalsman is an unforgettable religious, cultural, recreational and emotional experience.