Our specialty camps allow campers to immerse themselves in a favorite activity or interest area.  Specialty camps can be stand-alone camp or added on to a 3-week traditional camp program.  Specialty campers are bunked with other specialty campers by age and gender.  Campers spend their activity (chug) periods in their specialty programming.  All campers come together to celebrate a traditional Herzl Camp Shabbat. As the campers gain new skills, they have the opportunity to share those in camp-wide showcases.

Specialty Camp Daily Schedule

  • Flag raising
  • Breakfast with all of camp
  • Cabin (tzrif) clean-up
  • Z’man Kodesh (Jewish life and learning time)
  • Specialty Skill Building and Activities (2 hour block)
  • Lunch with all of camp
  • Minucha (Afternoon rest and relaxation time)
  • Tzrif time (Fun activity with cabinmates from all specialty camps)
  • Specialty Skill Building and Activities (2 hour block)
  • Flag lowering
  • Dinner with all of camp
  • Short daily review with specialty camp
  • Evening Program with their tzrif (cabin)
  • Lights out!

HUC (Herzl Ultimate Clinic)

A clinic for all ability and experience levels.  Build your Ultimate skills, advance to another level, and spend the day playing your favorite sport!  A highlight of the week is a visit from semi-pro and professional players who will teach and play with HUC campers.  Campers will have the opportunity to play on co-ed teams with others at the same level of play and challenge themselves with more advanced players at all levels.

This program is for all genders, rising 5th – 8th graders.

World League Camp

A favorite chug turned into a specialty camp!  Join a World League team and prepare to play your way to the top!  Campers face off against each other in a wide array of sports, vying for the ultimate prize: the World League champions title!

This program is for all genders, rising 5th – 8th graders.


Creators Camp

Join in on the makers craze with a week spent designing and building your own creations. Campers will work on individual and team projects that will grow their engineering and artistic abilities.  Woodworking, arts and crafts, and hands-on creating are the focus.  Campers who love DIY, tinkering, creating, and crafting will be challenged will love this time in the workshop!

This program is for all genders, rising 5th – 8th graders.

Teva Adventure

This program is the perfect introduction to life in the outdoors!  Build your wilderness skills in camp and on a guided, outfitted canoe trip.  Learn to put up a tent, build a fire, paddle a canoe, and explore the beauty of the north woods all with support from skilled wilderness instructors.

This program is for all genders, rising 7th and 8th graders.

Water Sports

Spend your day on the lake, learning to waterski, wakeboard, and wake surf. If you’ve never gotten up on skis or just can’t get enough time on the water, this is the camp for you.

This program is for all genders, rising 5th – 8th graders.

Mitbach Masters

Campers explore the connection between food, family, and Jewish traditions while cooking up delicious meals, treats, and snacks.  Campers harvest ingredients in Margie’s Garden and Kibbutz Golda to use in the kitchen.  All skill and experience levels will learn something new and gain experience and knowledge in the kitchen.  Cooking is a valuable life skill – and it’s fun!

This program is for all genders, rising 5th – 8th graders.