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Registration for summer 2014 is now open for returning campers & URJ members!
Registration will open for new campers and families not affiliated with a URJ congregation on Nov. 11th. 
Please contact us at 425-284-4484 or
campkalsman@urj.org with questions.


vSummer 2014 Dates and Fees

Session Entering Grades Dates 2014 Tuition Non-URJ Session Availability
Kallah Aleph Boys Girls

Coogarim (Cougars)

2 & 3 Jun 29 - July 9 $1650 $1750
Almost Full
Nitzotzot (Sparks) 4 & 5 Jun 29 - July 9 $1650 $1750 Open Open
Chalutzim (Pioneers) 6 Jun 29 - July 9 $1650 $1750 Almost Full Almost Full
Dubim (Bears) 7 & 8 Jun 29 - July 9 $1650 $1750 Almost Full Almost Full
Kesher (Connections) 9, 10 & 11 Jun 29 - July 9 $1650 $1750 Almost Full Almost Full

Kallah Bet Boys Girls

Coogarim (Cougars)

2 & 3

July 13- July 20



Almost Full


Nitzotzot (Sparks) 4 & 5 July 13- July 20 $1155 $1230



Goorim (Cubs) 3 & 4 July 20 - Aug 3 $2200 $2350 CLOSED Almost Full
Nemerim (Tigers) 5 & 6 July 20 - Aug 3 $2200 $2350


Almost Full
Kochavim (Stars) 5 & 6 July 13 - Aug 3 $3275 $3425 Almost Full CLOSED
Tzofim (Scouts) 7 & 8 July 13 - Aug 3 $3275 $3425 Open Open
Kesher (Connections) 9, 10 & 11 July 13 - Aug 3 $3275 $3425 Almost Full
Kallah Gimmel Boys Girls
Coogarim (Cougars) 2 & 3 Aug 6 - Aug 13 $1155 $1230 CLOSED
Nitzotzot (Sparks) 4 & 5 Aug 13- Aug 20 $1155 $1230 Almost Full CLOSED
Nesharim (Eagles) 4, 5 & 6 Aug 6 - Aug 20 $2200 $2350 Almost Full CLOSED
Dubim (Bears) 7 & 8 Aug 6 - Aug 20 $2200 $2350 CLOSED Almost Full
Kesher (Connections) 9, 10 & 11 Aug 6 - Aug 20 $2200 $2350 CLOSED Almost Full
Machon Boys Girls
Machon (CIT) 12 Jun 29 - Aug 3 $3700 $3850 Almost Full Almost Full
Other Summer Options
Kalsman in Israel
(NFTY in Israel)
For information, visit nftyisrael.org.
URJ Kutz Camp 10-12 For information, visit kutz.urjcamps.org.
Mitzvah Corps 10-12 For information, visit mitzvahcorps.org.
Portland Metro Area Bus Transportation (Gimmel Session Only)

Camp Kalsman will be offering bus transportation from the Portland Metro area for Kallah Gimmel ONLY. The bus will run from Congregation Beth Israel to Camp Kalsman on August 6th at 6:00AM, and from Camp Kalsman to Congregation Beth Israel on August 20th, arriving at Beth Israel between 2:30PM-3:00PM. Bus transportation will not be provided for Gimmel campers who are arriving or departing on August 13th.

Should you wish to participate in this travel option, please indicate this when you fill out your camper's Travel Form online. The round-trip cost is $120. This charge will be added to your online camp account and must be paid prior to the start of camp.

Special Incentives

Multi-Child Discount: If you have more than one child from your immediate family enrolled, we will apply a $50 discount to each additional child.

Waiting List

  If a session is marked "closed" please ask to be placed on the waiting list by calling (425) 284-4484 

Terms of Enrollment

Fees and Cancellations: A deposit of $ 200 per camper will be required for application processing; a non-refundable fee of $150 is included in that amount. Balance is to be paid in full by May 1st, 2014. Cancellation after May 15th will forfeit all fees. The all-inclusive Registration Fee includes: all camp activities, one camp t-shirt, trips, and canteen. Families of non-URJ Congregations will be assessed a surcharge of $75 per camper week (included in camper fees). For non-URJ families with multiple campers, the maximum surcharge amount is $300. NSF checks will incur an additional $25 administrative handling fee.

Priority Enrollment: Camper applications will be accepted on the following basis:

  • Until November 10th, 2013: Returning camper families & URJ Congregation Member applications accepted.
  • Beginning November 11th, 2013: New camper applications from families not affiliated with a URJ Congregation.

Applications will be processed in the order they are received on a space-availability basis.

Insurance: The family health insurance is the primary payer. A copy of the insurance card must be on-file in the Camp office. For non-negligent accident occurrences, the Camp’s insurance will cover all costs above and beyond those reimbursements made by the family’s insurance plan, up to a maximum of $2,500. All non-accident health care requirements which are not Camp-related will be at the parent’s or guardian’s own expense. A copy of the insurance settlement must be submitted with all claims for reimbursement.

Forms: Prior to Camp, camper health & info forms will be available for download on-line. These forms must be completed and on-file in the Camp office by April 1st, 2014. For the health form, a physical exam is required within twelve months of the camper’s arrival at Camp.

Vaccination Policy:The URJ Camping system considers camp safety and public health as matters of utmost importance. The vaccination of all members of the camp community ranks as a key component in maintaining a safe environment and in decreasing the risk of transmission of contagious illness. Accordingly, the URJ Camping system requires that any member of the camp community in residence receive up-to-date, age-appropriate immunizations. The complete list of required immunizations and exemptions can be found on the Health History Form.

Agreement & Medical Authorization:

1. I understand that my child’s acceptance into Camp is not official until written confirmation is received from the Camp office.

2. It is mutually understood that the URJ Camp Kalsman accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any camper’s property. I take full responsibility for my child’s property. The Camp requests that no communication devices (pagers, cell phones) be brought to camp and recommends that no audio equipment (iPods), computer games, or other valuables be brought to Camp.

3. I agree to respect and observe the rules and regulations of the Camp, which have been developed for the benefit of the campers. If my child needs to be sent home for disciplinary reasons, I understand that the entire Camp fee is forfeited.

4. I agree that a camper may not come late to, leave early from, or leave for any period during the Camp session, without the expressed written permission of the Camp Director or Assistant Director.

5. Camp Kalsman and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) have my permission to use any recording or other depiction of (whether by sound, video, photography or other means) or testimonials by (written or verbal) my child or any family member for the purpose of promoting the URJ Camps, the URJ and its programs.

6. I hereby give my permission for my child to leave Camp grounds to participate in camp programs.

7. In case of surgical or medical emergency, I herby give permission to the Camp Director and/or his representative to authorize the administration of health care services to my child by a physician or other professional health care provider (paramedic, hospital personnel, nurse, etc.) I also give my permission to the physicians elected by the Camp Director to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for, and to order injections, anesthesia, or surgery for my child. Every effort will be made by the Camp to immediately contact parent(s)/guardian(s) in the event of an emergency.

I have read the Terms of Enrollment and agree to the terms set forth therein.

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Financial Aid Information

Scholarship Application Deadline is Friday, March 7th, 2014

Funds are limited - Don't delay Apply NOW!

In addition to funding that may be available from your local congregation, Camp Kalsman has limited funds available to families in need of financial aid.

For Washington State residents, please apply directly to the Jewish Federation, which acts as a financial aid clearinghouse for local camps, shuls, and other organizations.

For information for non-Washington State residents, please contact our office at campkalsman@urj.org to request a scholarship application. Please also contact your synagogue directly to ask about applying to their scholarship program as well.

Scholarship Application Deadline is Friday, March 7th, 2014

Funds are limited - Don't delay Apply NOW!

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