Join us! Fall & Spring Programs
Enjoy, relax, meet like-minded friends, gain sustainable-living skills, and renew your connection with this wild mysterious earth of ours! Our year-round programs are also a great way for new families to get to know camp. Each festival not only has fun and exciting activities, but tours around camp with one of our directors too!
Programs For Your Community
These programs are offered free of cost when parents are in attendance with their children (family programs). As kid programs (not family programs), we will charge our standard off-site program fee of $450 for up to 20 students. Unless otherwise stated, all programs are for 2nd- 8th graders. We are able to drive up to 1.5 hours away. We charge an additional $100 for each additional hour of driving.
Eco Drama: Learn about Jewish environmental stories through acting! Students will dress up and act out different stories that the Rabbis have shared with us, each with a piece of wisdom about sustainability. (1- 6th grade) (1 hour)
Eco Spa: Make your own lip balm with beeswax, olive oil and shea butter. Learn about the importance of using sustainable ingredients and how we can make our own natural body products. (3-8th grade) (1 hour)
Havdallah Kit: Make your own beeswax candle and besamim spice bundle for havdallah! Learn about the importance of light in Judaism, how we can conserve natural resources, and havdallah traditions. (1 hour)
Matzah Making: Learn how to thresh and winnow wheat to make flour and then make our own matzah. This program is only available around Pesach. (1.5 hours)
Yad Whittling: Learn about knife safety, how to whittle, and the significance of a yad. Make your own yad from wood and get excited about reading from the torah! (6-8th grade) (1.5 hours)
Gelt Making: Get into the Hanukkah spirit and make your own chocolate gelt and hanukkah candles! Students will discuss the story of Hanukkah and how we can connect this holiday of miracles and conserving resources into our modern lives. (1 hour)
Tree Planting: Do you have a space at your synagogue or school that could use some trees?! You supply the trees, and we will bring the rest. Students will learn how to plant a tree and discuss the value of trees and nature in our lives. Perfect for Tu B’Shvat! (1 hour)
Events at Eden Village Camp
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Eden Village Camper Reunion
Saturday, November 10 @ 8:30 pm – Sunday, November 11 @1:30 pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 – 12:30-3:00 pm
Lag b’Omer Fire, Forest & Farm Festival
Sunday, May 19, 2019, – 12:30-3:00 pm
Family and Friends Camp
Sukkot Harvest Festival @ Eden Village Camp
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018, 12:30-2:30 pm
Come enjoy the harvest holiday of Sukkot at Eden Village with your favorite Jewish farmers. We will honor the holiday with song, dance, and community. Bring your family and friends for loads of farm-to-table activities including: lulav making, bike blender snacks, preserving the harvest workshops, festival games and so much more.
Sukkot Harvest Festival @ Alliance Community Reboot in South Jersey
Sunday, September 30th, 2018, 12:30-2:30 pm
Join us as we partner with the Jewish Farm School and Alliance Colony Reboot (ACRe) in Pittsgrove, NJ (40 min from Philadelphia) to bring the beloved Eden Village Sukkot Harvest Festival to South Jersey. Enjoy the same amazing activities and programs, as well as, an introduction to the Alliance Colony, the first Jewish agricultural society in the United States.
Eden Village Farm School: A Program for Homeschooled Families
Fall 2018 (every Thursday September 13 through October 4 – 4 days total)
Spring 2019 (once a week during May – 4 days total)
11:15 am – 3:15 pm
Final dates TBA in mid-December
Groundbreaking full-season farm-to-table and wilderness programming in a supportive Jewish environment for ages 4 through 12.
Price: $40 for one child/$35 for the 2nd & 3rd child
Pick-up and drop-off from Metro North Rail in Cold Spring: $10 per family
Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 8:30 pm – Sunday, Nov. 11 @ 1:30 pm
It’s time to get the tribes back together! For the second year the EDEN VILLAGE CAMPER REUNION will be happening here at camp! Come ready to reunite with your camp friends as we revel in Havdalah magic, campfire fun, your favorite chuggim and (of course!) Share!
*Bus pick-up and drop-off available in Manhattan and Northhampton, MA.
Maple Sugaring Festival
Sweet learning for all ages, complete with taste tests! Tap a tree, extract sap, boil syrup, and sing songs and hear stories that give meaning to this ancient practice. Dress *warm* and wear boots!
Lag B’Omer Fire, Forest & Farm Festival
Invite the magic of the forest into your life! Celebrate Lag B’Omer, an ancient Jewish festival about survival and spirituality, by rejoicing with our Eden Village community! Explore new forest skills, learn about kabbalah, and of course eat yummy snacks around the fire. With new eyes learn to walk wilderness survival skills, such as shelter and fire building, making bows and arrows, wild edible walks among others.
Family and Friends Camp
2019 dates TBA
Our popular Family Camp follows the traditions and values set forth at Eden Village, with a distinct family flavor. It is full of activity, fun and relaxation: organic farm-to-table living, animal care, swimming, boating, hiking, yoga, meditation, arts and crafts of all kinds, singing, campfires, herbalism, learning about local ecosystems and wild edible/medicinal plants, rock scrambling, strolling, storytelling, and of course enjoying outstanding organic Kosher food! Members of our summer staff will help guide the experience.
For questions about these programs or to explore a specialized program for your group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org