2020 Enrollment

Is Now Open To The Public!

"Camp Ben Frankel is what my children wait for all year long. The stories they tell and songs they sing all the time warm the house and our family."

- John, camper parent

About CBF

Camp Ben Frankel is a coed, overnight, summer camp for Jewish children and teens located in Carbondale, IL. We are an inclusive, pluralist Jewish community filled with options for everyone, regardless of Jewish background.

Since 1949, our campers have developed lifelong friendships and strong connections to Judaism and Israel.  With enrollment limited to only 100 campers, children enjoy a small, personal community with lots of individual attention.

100+ Elective


Sports, music, dance, arts & crafts - choices, choices, choices!

Connection To Israel

Campers learn about the cultural, historical, and religious importance of Israel

Inclusive, Pluralist Judaics

A place for everyone, regardless of Jewish background.

Passionate Camp Staff

Our counselors are dedicated to providing a safe, fun, life changing experience for our campers.

Help Support Jewish Continuity

Contributions from our generous donors enable campers to strengthen their Jewish identities, develop connections with Israel, create lifelong friendships, and learn leadership skills in an inclusive, fun, and safe environment. Donations provide financial assistance, allowing us to ensure no child is turned away for financial reasons.


Office Address:

3419 W. Main St

Belleville, IL 62226

©2020 by Camp Ben Frankel. 

Photo Credit: Neshama Roash/Firefly Universe Fine Portrait Photography