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CAMP BEN FRANKEL ONLINE

We Are An Overnight Camp That Pivoted To An Online Camp Experience For 2020

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Weekly Kabbalat Shabbat Online Every Friday at 6:30pm CT / 7:30pm ET

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At CBF, we create an inclusive, welcoming community for Jewish children from all Jewish backgrounds. Our vision is: "for every Jewish child, a place to belong."

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Online Counselors, Cabins, Electives, Judaics, Evening Programs, Song Sessions, Special Guests, Shabbat, Havdalah, And More!

Daily Schedule

When you're laughing, socializing, and having fun, the screen disappears and time flies! Our schedule is filled with active fun and plenty of breaks. Campers and their families are also invited to join weekly evening programs, Shabbat, and Havdalah.

Online Cabins

Just like at our traditional camp, campers join cabins in age-appropriate groups with dedicated counselors to facilitate activities, games, discussions, and challenges. Cabins hang out at the beginning and ending of each day and also have the option to socialize each day during lunch. 

Special Guests

We’re excited about the amazing opportunity presented by being online -- incredible special guests! We’re joined each week by an array of special guests from the worlds of entertainment, professional sports, news media, music, art, and much, much more!

Interactive Virtual Tours

With the power of the internet, CBF Online campers can experience interactive tours across the globe! From the States to Europe, Israel, and more -- campers can help control the action and the experience. 

Judaics

Jewish activities include weekly Shabbat and Havdalah programs -- the whole family is invited! Jewish themes are woven into daily activities as part of the fabric of Camp Ben Frankel’s culture.

Evening

Programs

Each week includes two evening programs such as talent shows or interactive game nights, special guests, and more. Families are invited to join! We’ll close with an online version of one of Camp Ben Frankel’s most beautiful traditions: Friendship Circle.

Sessions Begin:

Weekly Deadline Is The Preceding Thursday

WEEK 4:

July 13 - July 17

WEEK 5:

July 20 - July 24

WEEK 6:

July 27 - July 31

WEEK 7:

Aug 3 - Aug 7

WEEK 8:

Aug 10 - Aug 14

Example Schedule

AM: (all times CDT)

10:00 Morning Welcome

10:10 Cabin Activity

11:00 Break

11:10 Elective

12:00: Optional Break Or Meal Hangout

PM: (all times CDT)

1:00: Afternoon Welcome

1:15 Elective

2:05 Break

2:15 Cabin Activity

3:30 End of Day

Elective Activities

Campers choose two electives per week, one before lunch, one after lunch. Electives are highly interactive and led by dedicated, skilled instructors. Some examples include:

Media & Music

  • Record a Podcast

  • Music Score Composition

  • Recording Studio

  • Songwriting

  • Improv

  • Lip Sync Theater

  • Mini Plays

  • Design Lab

  • Songwriting

  • Book Club

  • Online Newspaper

  • Comic Book Creation

Sports & Fitness

  • Personal Fitness

  • Sports Announcing

  • Dude Perfect
    (creating trick shot videos)

  • Yoga

  • Fantasy Football

  • Martial Arts

  • Sports Appreciation

  • Dance

The Arts

  • Cooking Show Challenges

  • Painting With Bob Ross

  • Drawing and Painting

  • Crafting

  • Sculpture Art

  • Clothes Upcycling

  • Home Jewelry Making

Gaming

  • Dungeons & Dragons

  • Strategy Games

  • Magic the Gathering

  • Group Party Games

  • Escape The Breakout Room

HOW DO WE IMAGINE SUMMER?

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

ZACH

Camp is the best thing in existence, except for maybe life. It outweighs camp, but not by much.

MACIE

It was super fun! One of my favorite things was

drawing with “Button”. She taught us different ways for us to draw and write our name. Not only did we just  hang out and have fun but we also got to learn. I’m definitely going to CBF online this summer! 

JONI

We've been really impressed with all of the programming and the amazing staff. Somehow the day goes by fast and you've made being "online" fun, entertaining, personable, and interactive.

 
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