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

Ask Mindy and Marla

Welcome to our new column!  After 18 years as camp moms, we’ve seen it all and are ready to share our wisdom (or at least our opinions) with you.   To get to know ea...

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...

16 Oct, 2017

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...

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

Visitors Day 2017

Date: July 16, 2017

Time: 3 pm - 6 pm

  Join us for an afternoon with our Kadimah (9th grade) and B'yachad (10th grade) campers and staff! Herzl will provide dinner for guests and campers.     ...

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 ...

30 Sep, 2016

Try Wearing Tennis Shoes

It’s been a meaningful and surprising week here at Herzl Camp. Together, we’ve had a lot of fun, we’ve learned, and we’ve grown. Appropriately enough, as this Shabbat ...