Coming Summer 2018: Eden Village West

Founding Director

Casey Yurow, Camp Director – casey@edenvillagecamp.org

Casey believes deeply that hands-on learning, farming, nature connection and good ol’ homemade music have the power to revitalize culture and build healthy communities. Casey’s goal is to provide every camper with an incredible summer experience and to support them in discovering their own unique gifts and passions to share with their community and with the world.

Casey is a passionate and skilled educator who has held leadership roles in the field of Jewish outdoor, food, and environmental education for over ten years. He has proven experience founding new initiatives and nurturing new organizations, and served as Farm Program Director during Eden Village Camp’s pioneer summer. He went on to be the founding director of Camp Urban Adamah, and most recently was the program director at the Pearlstone Center, the Jewish retreat and environmental education center. Casey can often be found building mandolins, hiking, gardening, cooking, and inviting friends over for spirited, song-filled Shabbat meals together with his wife, Rivka (also an Eden Village pioneer summer staff member!).

Casey is looking forward to carrying the seeds of Eden Village Camp westward and is excited to nurture the growth of a vibrant camp community on the west coast!


We are currently scouting locations throughout California for our new camp site. If you have any leads on a site that is or has been permitted for youth housing (a former camp, a boarding school, etc), please let Casey know!

Coming Summer 2018…

Our first Summer on the West Coast will be Summer 2018, but there is no reason to wait to experience Eden Village. Join the many West Coasters already at Eden Village Camp in NY for Summer 2017, where Casey will be in residence all Summer long. Check out our dates and rates.

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Eden Village West is an incubator camp of the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Specialty Camps Incubator III Program. Incubator III is made possible by a combined grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Avi Chai Foundation.

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