We model and teach reverence for the earth’s systems, and awareness of the social systems of which we are a part. Our campers experience the power of creating change, individually and as part of a group, and learn how things work: our local ecosystems, our food system, how to thrive in the outdoors, how to transform interpersonal conflicts. Their self-esteem grows in step with their awareness and awe for the interconnectedness of all creation.
Pure & Natural
Culture of Kindness
As we recognize each person as b’tzelem Elohim – created in the image of the Divine – we celebrate the unique gifts of each individual and work to help these gifts emerge and shine. We create safe, loving communities where each person is appreciated.
Love Your Neighbor
For humans as much as for plants, growth occurs at the edges. Challenging experiences push us past our comfort zones and allow us to cultivate self-confidence, discover our gifts, and forge resilient friendships.
Nature Connection + Earth Stewardship
Our tradition teaches that humans have a unique responsibility as caretakers for the larger community of life. Our capacity to honor this responsibility grows in step with our awareness, which leads to love and connection with the more-than-human world.
In all ecological systems, diversity supports resilience. We appreciate the resilience and beauty that emerges from our diversity – in our families’ backgrounds, structures, Jewish traditions, economic situations and more. More than 40% of all campers receive financial aid. And Eden Village is by far the most Jewishly diverse camp in the country with campers representing all denominations and practices of Jewish spirituality.
As active co-creators — not merely consumers — we nurture personal health, vibrant culture and ecological well-being.