Herzl Camp’s Mission

Herzl Camp was founded in 1946 by the Herzl Camp Association. Its mission has remained consistent over 75 years.

Herzl Camp is a welcoming, independent camp where young people become self-reliant, create lasting Jewish friendships, and develop commitment and love for Judaism and Israel. Herzl Camp creates a vibrant Jewish community of future leaders.

In 2008, the Herzl Camp Foundation was formed to ensure Herzl’s future. The Herzl Camp Foundation inspires donors to invest in Herzl Camp’s power to transform the lives of Jewish youth. They advance the mission and goals of Herzl Camp by encouraging philanthropic giving, serving as responsible stewards of assets, and building lifelong relationships with camp’s donors.

Herzl Camp’s Core Values

We make connections and nurture our Herzl family.

We are pluralistic in our Judaism; we embrace the people, the land, the State, and the story of Israel.

We provide tools, training and the opportunity to lead; transforming campers and staff into tomorrow’s passionate Jewish leaders.

We celebrate individuality and inclusion; encouraging everyone to be part of something bigger than themselves.

We embrace ongoing and inter-generational shared experiences – from the ridiculous to the sublime – to foster lasting friendships, build identity, community and a sense of belonging throughout our lives.