CBF Online offers a variety of free activities throughout the year, typically lasting about an hour. Examples include programs like online scavenger hunts, trivia contests, bingo, movie nights, talent shows, and a weekly Kabbalat Shabbat each Friday. These activities are open to any children or teens interested in participating and Shabbat is open to anyone who would like to attend.

In the summer and winter of 2020 CBF Online hosted virtual camps that met daily from 10a-3:30p ct. Campers joined virtual cabins, met friends, had fun at daily electives, and enjoyed evening programs.

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 and Shabbat. 

Cabin Groups

Just like at our overnight camp, campers join cabin groups with peers and  counselors. At camp, your cabin is a tight-knit family. Counselors facilitate activities, games, discussions, and challenges. Cabins are together at the beginning and ending of each day and also have the option to hang out each day during lunch. 

Fun Electives

At CBF, we're dedicated to providing opportunities for campers and teens to choose from a rich variety of activities that are fun, exciting, and enriching. Campers can select from dozens of options each week. See below for a full list of electives. 

High Impact

Social connections that are meaningful and enriching are incredibly important for children. In post-camp surveys from our 2020 online summer camp, campers and parents overwhelmingly reported that they felt welcomed, had fun, and felt connected to a community.

Judaics

Jewish activities include weekly Shabbat services for the whole family. Jewish themes and values are woven into daily activities as part of the fabric of Camp Ben Frankel’s culture. We're often joined by guest rabbis, cantors, and Jewish educators.  

Incredible Counselors

We believe that the camp counselors are the most important ingredients to ensure that campers have a great experience. Our counselors earn high ratings from campers and parents and undergo industry-leading screening and training. We look for counselors who are genuinely passionate about working with kids and meet or exceed our high standards. 

Daily Schedule

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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

  • Book Club

  • Broadcast News

  • Campfire Singalong

  • Comic Book Creation

  • Debate

  • Design Lab

  • Musical Scoring (Composition)

  • Newspaper

  • Recording Studio

  • Podcasting

  • Songwriting

  • Tik Tok Creations

Sports & Fitness

  • Dancing

  • Dude Perfect(creating trick shot videos)

  • Personal Fitness

  • Sports Announcing

  • Sports Appreciation

  • Winter Olympics

  • Yoga

The Arts

  • Cooking

  • Clothes Upcycling

  • Crafting

  • Drawing and Painting

  • Improv

  • Jewelry Making

  • Musical Theater

  • Painting With Bob Ross

  • Sculpture Art

  • Voiceover Theater

Gaming + Imagination

  • Board Games

  • Dungeons & Dragons

  • Escape The Breakout Room

  • Group Party Games

  • Hogwarts

  • Lego Studio

  • Minecraft

  • Pokemon

  • Virtual Road Trip

HOW DID WE CREATE AN ONLINE CAMP EXPERIENCE?

Watch our series about the making of Camp Ben Frankel online!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

PARENT SURVEY RESPONSE

Camp Ben Frankel was such an incredible experience for our son! He was laughing, playing, and learning with kids and counselors all day long and couldn't wait to see them again at the evening programs. I can't recommend this camp enough!

CAMPER SURVEY RESPONSE

I enjoyed meeting lots of new people. Everyone was super welcoming, even though I joined camp later than most people. I also loved all of the chugs because there were so many that I loved and the counselors were incredible!!!

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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3419 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62226