Kalsman offers programs for children currently in grades 1 through 11. Our sessions range in length from 3 days to 5 weeks, and focus on specific areas of interest, including Kibbutz life, the arts, Hebrew immersion, outdoor challenge, and more! Learn more by clicking on one of the programs below.

Bonim is a brand new session offering current 1st and 2nd grade campers the opportunity to experience 3 nights at camp during our Aleph session! While at camp, Bonim campers get to experience the best that Kalsman has to offer! Bonim campers have daily free swim and two unit programs in addition to daily t’filah (prayer) and shira (song session) with all of camp. All Bonim campers will be treated to a cookout and s’mores with their cabin. Bonim campers will pray, learn, and live in a Jewish setting with other campers from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Bonim campers may choose to register for Aleph Coogarim in addition to Aleph Bonim in order to extend their stay for an extra 7 days for a total of 10 days at camp!

Coogarim campers currently in 1st and 2nd grade join us at camp for 7 days in either Aleph, Bet, or Gimmel sessions. While at camp, Coogarim campers get to experience the best that Kalsman has to offer! Coogarim campers have daily free swim and two unit programs in addition to daily t’filah (prayer) and shira (song session) with all of camp. All Coogarim campers will get to spend time on the Camp Kalsman low ropes course and will be treated to a cookout and s’mores with their cabin. Coogarim campers will pray, learn, and live in a Jewish setting with other campers from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Aleph Coogarim campers may choose to register for Aleph Bonim in addition to Aleph Coogarim for a total of 10 days at camp!

Goorim campers currently in 2nd and 3rd grade have two weeks to make friends, develop a stronger Jewish identity, and try out some of our best programming on camp. Campers will explore many of Camp Kalsman's activitites - playing sports, climbing on our 50 ft. tower, creating art, praying during t'fillah in our outdoor sanctuary, and so much more!

Goorim campers will experience an on camp overnight in one of Camp Kalsman’s beautiful campsites. Goorim campers will be true Camp Kalsman veterans after their 2 weeks of Jewish fun.

Nitzotzot campers currently in 3rd and 4th grade have the option of coming to camp for 7 or 10 days (10 day session is offered in Aleph only). Nitzotzot campers have daily free swim and two unit programs in addition to daily t’filah (prayer) and shira (song session) with all of camp.All Nitzotzot campers will get to spend time on the Camp Kalsman low ropes course challenging themselves as they build friendships and community. 7 day Nitzotzot campers will experience a cookout and s’mores with their cabin. Nitzotzot campers experience the magic of Jewish camp in everything they do.

10 day Nitzotzot campers will experience an on camp overnight in one of Camp Kalsman’s beautiful campsites.

A 2 week option for current 4th and 5th grade campers, Nemerim campers will dive in to Camp Kalsman programs. Nemerim campers will have the opportunity to dive more deeply into activities that they love. During two daily unit program blocks, Nemerim campers will also have the opportunity to spend time at the URJ Camp Kalsman Alpine Climbing Tower, farm, art room, and so much more. Daily t’filah (prayer) and shira (song session) help Nemerim campers build their Jewish identity and learn about what it means to be part of a Jewish community. A special half hour of bunk time allows these campers to build lifelong friendships with their cabin mates. Nemerim campers will experience an on camp overnight in one of Camp Kalsman’s beautiful campsites. At the end of the 2 weeks, Nemerim campers will come home saying, “I LOVE BEING JEWISH!”

2 weeks not enough? Current 4th and 5th graders can join us for Kochavim, a 3 week program that allows campers to experience even more of what camp has to offer. During two daily unit program blocks, Kochavim campers will also have the opportunity to spend time at the URJ Camp Kalsman Alpine Climbing Tower, farm, art room, and so much more. A special half hour of bunk time allows these campers to build lifelong friendships with their cabin mates. Daily t’filah (prayer) and shira (song session) help Kochavim campers build their Jewish identity and learn about what it means to be part of a Jewish community. Kochavim campers will experience an on camp overnight in one of Camp Kalsman’s beautiful campsites. Three weeks at camp will allow your Kochavim camper to develop strong bonds with their cabin, unit, and camp. They’ll leave camp with a bigger Jewish community than ever before!

A special 10 day offering just for current 5th graders is a great option for campers who want to get as much out of camp as they can in less than two weeks! Chalutzim campers will daily experience all of the areas of Camp Kalsman - from waterfront activities to arts, sports to Jewish education, adventure activies ranging from hikes to mountain biking and more! A special half hour of bunk time allows these campers to build lifelong friendships with their cabin mates. Chalutzim campers will also have a chance to spend time climbing the URJ Camp Kalsman Alpine Tower and will experience an overnight excursion on camp - a great chance to further explore Camp Kalsman's 300 beautiful acres.For 6thgraders looking for independence, Jewish fun, and new friends, Chalutzim is a perfect fit.

Current 6th and 7th graders can join us for Dubim, a 10 day or 2 week session full of fun and excitement! Daily unit programs give campers the chance to explore their favorite activity areas on camp and spend time building relationships with the other campers in their unit. All Dubim campers will have the opportunity to try out the Giant Swing and will spend take a day trip off camp with their unit during their 2 weeks. Daily Jewish experiences help build Jewish identity and lifelong community.

Ready for more than 2 weeks? Current 6th and 7th graders can join us for Tzofim! Spending three full weeks together means these campers will try out even more activities and experience even more community building and fun during their time at camp. Daily unit programs give campers the chance to explore their favorite activity areas on camp. All Tzofim campers will have the opportunity to try out the Giant Swing and take a day trip off camp during their 3 weeks. Daily Jewish experiences help build Jewish identity and lifelong community.

A program just for our high school campers, Kesher brings together everyone currently in 8th, 9th and 10th grade. We offer both 10 day, 2 week, and 3 week sessions for this age group because we know that these campers have many summer commitments. The depth of learning, fun, and community building that happens in Kesher ensures that your Jewish teen will have the time of their life!

Kesher chugim will run independently of our other units, allowing our high school students to build skills appropriate to their age and interests. In addition, Aleph Kesher campers will participate in a one day off camp trip, Bet Kesher campers will participate in a two night off camp trip, and Gimmel Kesher campers will participate in a one day, one night off camp trip.

Campers currently in 11th grade can spend the summer as a Counselor in Training (CIT). During the first three weeks of this five week program, Machonikim will spend their mornings learning leadership, communication, collaboration, and programming skills. Their afternoons will be spent enjoying all the great fun programming Camp Kalsman has to offer! In the last two weeks of the Machon program, our counselors in training move into cabins with younger cabins to gain hands on experience as leaders at camp. Machon campers take a trip off camp between sessions Aleph and Bet. Learn more about the Machon program and application process here:  http://campkalsman.org/summer/machon-counselor-in-training/.

TEEN PROGRAMS (GRADES 9 TO 12)

Kalsman's NFTY in Israel trip | entering grade 11
An unforgettable four weeks of personal discovery, hiking and exploration in Israel. Walk the corridors of the Old City of Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, hike Masada and be immersed in the warmth and uniqueness of Israel with friends from camp and NFTY.
URJ Kutz Camp | entering grades 10 to 12
Kutz brings together hundreds of the most talented and committed Reform Jewish teen leaders for a summer of fun and learning. Teens customize their own program focusing on developing skills in leadership, Jewish learning, social justice and the arts.
URJ Mitzvah Corps | entering grades 10 to 12
Expand your comfort zone and make a difference. Volunteer and immerse yourself in a new community in Central America, Israel and throughout North America as you learn about the people and culture of these communities. Be a change-maker through Mitzvah Corps’ unique hands-on experiences.