Get ready for camp with our New Family Webinars

  You and your camper are invited to our New Family Webinars.  Our camp director will guide you through common questions and concerns as you get ready for camp for th...

9 Feb, 2019

Music in the City

Date: November 16, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm - 10 pm

  This fabulously fun night brings the Jewish community together to support Herzl Camp!   Join Chairs Missy and Bob Swiller on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at The...

1 Nov, 2018

Camp Meet and Greets

  Camp Director, Drea Lear and her staff are on the road, visiting our campers and staff and meeting new campers and families!  Stop in and see us!  Bring friends an...

23 Oct, 2018

Interning in Israel, leading at camp

In a booming economy, our college-age staff have many exciting opportunities that compete with a summer at camp. While we know the value of the hands-on management and leaders...

23 Oct, 2018

Directors Blog

  Check here for a running log of the Director's Daily Blog:   January 23, 2019   This month of Drea’s Director’s Blog has focused on finding “grou...

7 Aug, 2018

Ask Mindy and Marla

Hello Herzl Parents!   We hope you and your children had an amazing and memorable Herzl Summer 2018! Now that they are back home and (hopefully), their “campsick...

28 Jun, 2018

What I learned when I didn’t get my bunk requests…

Staff member, Ethan Kadet, (pictured above with his 2018 campers) wrote this article for a book celebrating longtime Herzl board member Harold Smith's 100th birthday.  Harold...

16 May, 2018

A Letter to a Taster

Dear Soon-to-be Herzl Camper,   Herzl has changed our lives. It has become our second home. It is a place of unity, friendship, love, kindness, and more. It is where ki...

16 May, 2018

Prepping your kind of camper

I'm so excited to return to camp on a full-time basis as your Family Experience Manager!  It's just a month to camp, so it's time to start preparing...Not packing or shopping...

28 Jul, 2017

Director’s Blog Summer 2017

Check here for a running log of the Director's Daily Blog:   August 7, 2017   It’s a great day at camp today – we are celebrating and savoring every la...

6 Jun, 2017

Waiting by the mailbox…

By: Ann Miller (who didn't actually turn into a skeleton while waiting at the mailbox, but it was touch and go there for a bit...)   The Top Ten Reasons I Believe Jos...

30 May, 2017

Cooking up some Jewish identity!

By:  Lauren Kirshenbaum   As a second semester freshman at Indiana University this past school year, I decided that I wanted to take a “fun class” in addition ...

28 Mar, 2017

Herzl Heroes

By Camper Demi Fine   When someone asks you to think of your favorite super heroes, who comes to mind? Most people would say Superman, Spiderman, Batman, etc yet I ...

17 Mar, 2017

5 Signs your Child is Ready for Camp

Are you struggling over whether to send your child to overnight camp this summer? Do you wonder if your child is old enough for this adventure? In my years at camp, I’ve com...

17 Jan, 2017

Disconnecting…

By: Ben Segelbaum (2015 Staff Member)   At camp, one of the most difficult things for me isn’t being away from parents, having to walk to use the bathroom, or eat...

17 Jan, 2017

Pick me up or I’m walking home!

Pick me up or I’m walking home! I wish I’d kept a list of all the things campers have said to me and in letters home over the years when they feel homesick, in an attem...

9 Jan, 2017

Herzl’s Journey 2016

  The bags are unpacked, the laundry is done, the photos are shared, and we wake up at a normal pace to bagels, instead of rushing to an amazing Israeli breakfas...

22 Dec, 2016

Not just another typical summer…

By Jessica Koolick   Editor’s Note: Teva Trek is a 3-week program for campers entering 10th and 11th grade that combines Herzl Camp traditions with outdoor advent...

22 Dec, 2016

Once a Teva Trekker…always a Teva Trekker

By: Lev Gringauz (2012 and 2013 Teva Trek Camper)   Editor’s Note: Teva Trek is a 3-week program for campers entering 10th and 11th grade that combines Herzl Camp...

22 Dec, 2016

To do list: Try new things, challenge myself…

By: Zach (2014 Teva Trek Camper) Editor’s Note: Teva Trek is a 3-week program for campers entering 10th and 11th grade that combines Herzl Camp traditions with outdoor ...