Located in the Pacific Northwest, URJ Camp Kalsman provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable camp experience. With over 300 acres of land, great sports and arts facilities, and a pool, there are plentiful indoor and outdoor spaces for campers to learn, live and explore all summer. And all campus buildings are within a few minutes’ walk of each other, creating an environment that is both safe and accessible for children of all ages.
The Mark and Peachy Levy Dining Hall serves as one of the focal points of camp life, serving up to 500 campers and staff at each meal. A large stone fireplace and raised hearth provides a focus for community activities and song leading. For campers, one of the most memorable and joyful aspects of camp is mealtime, and the building community. An established grape arbor just outside the dining hall provides a spot for the community to socialize before meals.
Stroum Art Center
Currently housed behind the Levy Dining Hall, the Stroum Arts center has workspace for various activities. It is equipped with a kiln, a pottery wheel, work tables, tools, and a sink. Visiting groups must provide their own supplies.
This outdoor amphitheater will be filled with a sense of worship and wonder, music and prayer. The sanctuary is set in a natural bowl that fosters a sense of serenity and departure for the everyday bustle of camp. With native forest and sounds of wildlife surrounding it, the Sanctuary provides a beautiful place for worship year round.
The mountain is both an important natural resource and a treasure for Camp Kalsman. A dense native forest with an elevation rise to more than 700 feet above sea level, the mountain provides unforgettable Northwest outdoor experiences for campers and retreat participants. Crisscrossed with hiking trails that wind gradually upward, the mountain also contains numerous small ponds, open glens, massive granite boulders and a stunning waterfall view.
The Creek and Fish Ladder
Running north through the center of camp, Butterfly Creek is home to several species of fish and provides refuge and water for birds and other wildlife on the camp property. Trout and Salmon migrate in the high-water season up this creek on their way to the Stillaguamish River.
One of the most beautiful spots at Camp Kalsman, the Lake attracts people throughout the day and throughout each season. From early morning – when the mist rises upward – to the day’s end when the beauty of the surrounding hills and the golden sun are reflected on its glassy surface, the Lake is the center for both recreational and contemplative experiences. Children will assemble dockside to learn boating safety, then canoe or kayak through the lake, learning new skills and exploring aquatic habitats.
Keller Aquatic Center
A large heated pool and sun deck provide space for swimming fun!
Both the pool and the lake are open only at specific times and with prior arrangement. Rental groups must provide a specific number of individuals, 21 years old and older, with current ARC "Lifeguard" certification to guard the pools and the lake. If you are having difficulty locating lifeguards, please let us know.
The Alpine Tower must be staffed by appropriate personnel at all times. Contact Camp Kalsman for further information.
The Loeb Retreat Center includes a kitchen and inviting dining area, library, sitting rooms, and an inviting wrap-around deck. A large, high-ceilinged, Community Meeting room fits group of up to 50 comfortably for meetings and conferences.
Single Cabins: Although non-winterized, our new cabins are ideal in the late spring, summer and early fall months. Each cabin can sleep up to 18 people on comfortable, built-in, wooden bunk beds. The washroom facilities include 3 showers, 3 toilets and 3 sinks.