What’s the antidote to a challenge year of quarantine? Summer camp. We know because we too are counting down the days to open Camp Ben Frankel for the 2021 season. We can’t wait to bring together our Jewish community for a summer of friendship, fun, new activities and more.
Join an informational session
We invite you to a virtual information session at your convenience. We’ll be covering:
Everything you need to know about Camp Ben Frankel
What sets our program apart (and why you should choose us!)
Our extensive COVID-19 safety protocols
How you can save money on camp tuition
Our info sessions are held via Zoom every Tuesday through the end of May at 6:30pm ct.
Join us for a 2 or 4-week overnight camp experience
Our overnight camp is the perfect place for your children looking for a Jewish experience that is welcoming and fun. Campers rave about the high-quality counselors and the variety and quality of activities. Parents trust the professional leadership and love seeing the joy and growth that their children experience after a summer at CBF.
For 2021, we’re offering 4-week and 2-week options for campers completing 1st-11th grades for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Located in Makanda, Illinois, we’re within easy driving distance of St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Memphis and Nashville. We draw campers and staff from Jewish communities across the nation.
About Camp Ben Frankel
Our mission is to build a lifelong camp family for Jewish children from all backgrounds to explore their identities in an inclusive and welcoming environment, one amazing summer at a time. We can’t imagine a summer where this is more needed.
After a year of lockdown, you can rest assured that our decades of industry experience and best-practices, means we’ve developed a plan to safely run our overnight camp experience. We’re proudly accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and are collaborating with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, CDC, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at Camp Ben Frankel reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation.