JOIN US FOR TASTE OF KALSMAN!

An overnight with songs, s’mores, games, new friendships, & more!

WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH – SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH, 2023

WHERE: URJ CAMP KALSMAN – 14724 184TH ST NE ARLINGTON, WA 98223

WHO: NEW & PROSPECTIVE CAMPERS CURRENTLY IN 1ST- 4TH GRADE

COST: $175 per camper

A little bit about Taste of Kalsman

We are very excited to share with you that registration for Taste of Kalsman 2023 is OPEN! Taste of Kalsman is a 2 day, 1 night retreat for current 1st through 4th graders to experience what Camp Kalsman has to offer. Please feel free to share this event with friends and family who might have an interested camper! First-time & prospective campers welcome!Taste of Kalsman campers will live in our comfortable cabins with our all-star staff. Staff will accompany campers as they create masterpieces in arts and crafts, sample our sports activities, and celebrate a camp Shabbat.The program will begin as campers board buses with our staff members to travel up to camp Friday afternoon. We’ll enjoy celebrating Shabbat together, take a tour of camp, meet new friends and settle in for the night. Saturday will be packed with fun programs and we invite Taste of Kalsman camper families to join us Saturday late afternoon for a family program, dinner, and havdallah before we say goodbye!The retreat cost is $175 per camper, which covers transportation from the Seattle area TO CAMP* and all meals and programs throughout the weekend, plus a Taste of Kalsman t-shirt! (*Transportation is provided TO CAMP only. Parents must pick children up from camp on Saturday).

Our summer sessions are filling quickly, so we urge you to register for summer soon!

L’Shalom,

The Kalsman Team

Feel free to reach out to campkalsman@urj.org for more information!

Taste of Kalsman Schedule

Friday - March 17, 2023

3:30 pm – Camper Check-In at Buses

Bus Location 1: Temple Beth Am, Seattle
2632 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115
 
Bus Location 2: Temple B’nai Torah, Bellevue
15727 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98008
 

4:00 pm – Buses Depart for Camp Kalsman!

5:30 pm – Campers Arrive!

If you wish to drive your camper(s) to Taste of Kalsman, please arrive by 5:30 pm.

6:00 pm – Dinner

6:30 pm – Shira!

7:00 pm – Mixer Games

7:30 pm – Camp Fire Singing/Story + S’mores

8:15 pm – Siyum (Closing Circle)

If your camper takes evening medications, this is when they will be distributed.

8:45 pm – Laila Tov (Lights Out)

Saturday - March 18, 2023

7:30 am – Boker Tov!

8:00 am – Breakfast

8:30 am – Morning Shira

8:45 am – Shabbat Rotations

Enjoy challah making, decorating challah covers, and more!

10:00 am – Scavenger Hunt

11:00 am – Arts, Sports, and Chavaya (experience) Rotation 1

12:00 pm – Lunch

12:30 pm – Arts, Sports, and Chavaya (experience) Rotation 2

1:30 pm – Arts, Sports, and Chavaya (experience) Rotation 3

2:30 pm – Packing Time

2:45 pm – Parent Tours

Parents are invited to arrive at Camp Kalsman early to receive a tour of our site. Parents who do not wish to take the tour should arrive at 3:30 pm for the Family Program.

4:00 pm – Family Program

Families are encouraged to join our Taste of Kalsman campers for a fun activity to finish out the weekend!

5:30 pm – Dinner and Havdalah

6:30 pm – Families Depart

Campers must be picked up by their guardian by 6:30 pm. Buses will NOT be provided for departure from Taste of Kalsman.

FAQs

How will campers get to Taste of Kalsman?

Arrival: Campers can either be dropped off to the event by their parent/guardian or take one of our buses. Campers should arrive by 5:30 pm on Friday.

Bus Location 1: Temple Beth Am, Seattle

2632 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115
 
Bus Location 2: Temple B’nai Torah, Bellevue
15727 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98008
 
Departure: Campers must be picked up from Camp Kalsman for departure, buses will not be provided. Campers pick up is at 6:30 pm on Saturday.
What are the Covid Protocols for the weekend?

Vaccination Requirement

  • All staff and participants must be fully vaccinated and up to date (as defined by CDC) with all age- and sequence-eligible COVID vaccinations by two weeks prior to the event.

Masking

  • Masks during Taste of Kalsman is optional. To minimize COVID exposure during travel (airports, airplanes, train stations, trains, etc.), we ask that all individuals wear high-filtration masks while traveling to the event.

Testing / Screening

  • Pre-Event: To ensure that everyone comes to the event feeling healthy, we ask that all attendees take a COVID test and receive a negative result before arriving.