Thank you for choosing to make a donation to URJ Camp Kalsman! Your generous contribution will directly improve the lives of thousands of Jewish youth for decades to come.
By making a monetary investment in our capital improvements, scholarships, programs, staff and other funds, you are investing in the future of Jewish life. Your gift will help instill Jewish identities in our youth, build the future leaders of our community, and allow all children, teens and young adults to participate in our inspiring and fun summer and year-round experiences.
Pledges + Multi-Year gifts
If you are considering a gift that you would like to complete over a period of two or more years, please contact Rabbi Ilana Mills, Camp Director, at (425) 284-4484. Recognition opportunities exist for gifts of $10,000 and above, including listing on the Camp’s donor wall. There are still numerous naming opportunities available for gifts of $25,000 and above.
Gifts of Stock
Donors who choose to give a gift of stock may enjoy substantial savings on capital gains and income taxes. Currently, the entire fair market value of stocks and bonds (to 30% of your AGI) may be deducted. Valuation is based on the mean of the stock’s high and low sale price at the time it is received at the Union for Reform Judaism. (Please consult your financial advisor for how any gift will affect your individual situation). Contact the camp office for more information.
David Berkman Tribute Campaign
About the Campaign
Please join us in expressing gratitude to David Berkman, Camp Kalsman’s founding director. David led Kalsman through 15 amazing years and his impact was felt through several generations of campers, staff, families, donors and faculty. There are several ways you can express YOUR gratitude to David. Click here for more info.
Many employers offer matching gift opportunities to their employees in which gifts to non-profit organizations may be matched by the employer or corporation. Matching gifts are a great way to increase your contribution to Camp and donors are credited for the combined value of their gift and match. To match your gift, please request a matching gift form from your employer and include it with your donation. Please contact the camp office if you have questions regarding employer restrictions to religious organizations.
Make a Donation
By making a gift to our Annual Campaign, you ensure camp can continue to provide amazing experiences to children of all ages. Help us provide scholarships to campers who would otherwise not be able to attend camp, and allow us to consistently enhance and improve camp facilities.
Thank you for your generosity.
To donate by check or cash, please fill out our contribution form. If you have a matching gift form from your employer, please complete and return with your contribution. If you have questions regarding our donation process, please call our office at (425) 284-4484.
Gifts may be sent to:
URJ Camp Kalsman
11410 NE 124th St., # 622
Kirkland, WA 98034
The Union for Reform Judaism is a registered 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. Gifts to camp are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and an acknowledgment of your donation will be sent.
To Our Donors
On behalf of the URJ and Camp Kalsman, thank you for your support! Your commitment and generosity has a powerful, positive effect on our campers and staff. Our camps transform those who partake in this immersive experience and thus, work to create a new and vital future for the entire Jewish community.
Special thanks to the Samis Foundation for their generous support of URJ Camp Kalsman!
Below are some words from families about the impact camp has on their lives:
“I cannot thank you and your staff enough for making an absolutely fabulous first-time camp experience for our sons. In the weeks since they’ve come home, there has not been a day without multiple camp memories and references. They LOVED it and are already making their plans for next year. I have heard about Maccabiah (too much rock for one hand), “Popcorn” and Israeli dancing, mountain biking, the tower, shiur, swimming, Shabbat song session, the Israeli army, and on and on. Most of all, the kids have talked non-stop about the people – friends and staff alike. My own memories of GUCI remain after so many years, and it fills my heart to see my children have incredible experiences of their own in the URJ camping movement.
I must also convey a special thanks to the nursing staff and chefs who took such good care in regards to food allergies. They were thorough and professional – and as importantly they were kind and caring and allowed our kids to be and feel safe. Thank you for this commitment to safety and accessibility for all kids.
Yasher koach to all of you!”
I just wanted to let you know how much both of my children have enjoyed camp Kalsman. They had a great time. They both feel very strongly about going back there next year. As a matter of fact, that is the first thing they ask me when I picked them up. My oldest one (she’ll be 13 in three days) shared with me that she loved best the whole Shabbat preparation and the songs. She also got a new appreciation for the prayer sessions that happened everyday. I am so glad I had the opportunity to send both of my children to camp and experience something that I hope will remain with them always. I also hope to be able to send them again. It is a great experience for any Jewish child.
Just wanted to let you know what a FABULOUS time our daughter appears to be having at the camp! At Kalsman, all we hear is that the girls in her cabin are so nice, the activities are so fun, the counselors are so warm, and the food is so good. Whatever you’re doing up there, keep doing it! She is having a blast, and we are grateful to you for GETTING IT RIGHT! Thank you for showing her such a marvelous time! “I just wanted to tell you that all three of our kids had an absolutely fantastic time at camp. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw my son tearing up saying goodbye to all his new friends!! This is a kid who kicked and screamed about going to camp!! My daughter wanted to stay the whole Summer, and made more friends than she ever has in her life. I have literally never seen her so happy. Kudos for a really well-run and fun camp where the kids really do feel like they belong as Jews, which is so rare during the year. My husband and I are very appreciative for all that you, Briana, and the rest of the staff have done to make this such a terrific experience for the kids.”
“Our daughter has been going to Camp Kalsman for the last 4 years and in her own words describes her experience there as ‘life changing’ because it has helped her to feel more connected to Judaism. When she comes home from camp, the hardest part for her is that she desperately misses her friends and the Kalsman experience. It is usually two to three days of tears until she recovers and integrates back into her home life. I’m so glad that she loves being there and feels more connected to Jewish friends and culture. Her time at camp has been a major factor in defining her positive Jewish identity.”
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