Camp isn’t opening for Summer 2020 and, like you, we’re at a loss for a words.

How are you ever going to talk to your kids about this?

We’ve pulled together some resources to support you but, the truth is, you’ve got this. Sit down together, cry with them over how unfair the world seems right now, ask about what they’ll miss most about camp … and remind them that they are safe and loved (by you and by us!).

Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis (Child Mind Institute)

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Child Trends)

Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Parenting a Spirited/Difficult Child in the Time of COVID-19 (Psychology Today)

Dealing with Disruption: Strategies for Thriving in the New Normal (The Jewish Board)

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief (Harvard Business Review)

Camp JRF is now Camp Havaya.

Worry not! We have a new name but, deep down, we’re still the same incredibly diverse and welcoming community where kids explore Judaism in their own ways and become the best versions of themselves.

Learn more about why we chose this name or click through to visit our website. Either way, we can’t wait to welcome you to Camp Havaya this summer!