Our Chosen Family

The story of Ruth is a story unlike any other in the Biblical canon. The book is a short four chapter saga about a Moabite woman who becomes the great-grandmother to King Davi...

6 May, 2020

To protect campers and staff, Herzl will close for Summer 2020

  With great sadness, I share that we have made a decision regarding camp in 2020.  After careful consideration, we have come to the difficult decision that Herzl ...

6 Apr, 2020

FACQs – Frequently Asked Covid/Camp Questions

These are uncertain times for all of us. At this time, we plan to run camp as scheduled. And just like schools, shuls, and every other organization, we are facing a fluid and...

12 Mar, 2020

Supporting Camp Music

Nothing brings people together like music, and that’s especially true at Herzl camp. Between song session, ruach fest, ozo songs and caravan, it’s safe to say music is a...

5 Dec, 2019

Stringing my way to camp

Hi! My name is Brenna and I’m a 14-year-old girl from Maple Grove, Minnesota. I have been going to Herzl Camp for almost 10 years now (counting Family Camp, of course).  ...

9 Feb, 2019

Herzl in the City

Online ticket sales are closed.   Please join us at 6:30 pm and purchase at "Late Registration" when you arrive.     This fabulously fun night brings the J...

1 Nov, 2018

Camp Meet and Greets

Date: March 30, 2018

Time: 8 am -

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 and ...

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...

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...

5 Jun, 2018

Prospective Camper Tours

Considering Herzl Camp?  Interested in exploring our facilities, meeting our staff, and seeing camp in action?  You and your prospective camper are invited to tour camp and ...

16 May, 2018

Herzl History is coming to life!

As Herzl Camp celebrates our 72nd year, we are creating a history exhibit for display at our Music in the City benefit concert in November.   This is where you come in!...

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 ...