It’s the gayest Jewish summer camp ever! Now in its fifth year, the Nehirim Summer Camp is five days of swimming, hiking, frisbee, river tubing, campfires, hot tubbing, cookouts, , delicious food, inspiring workshops, and that special Nehirim ruach (spirit) of community and spirituality. Imagine the best of Jewish summer camp… but everyone’s queer or gay! The summer camp program takes place at the Easton Mountain Retreat Center in upstate New York. Easton has a swimming pool, miles of hiking trails, sauna, a (brand new!!) hot tub (with strong jets, we’ve been told), a gorgeous lakeside setting, and hotel-style accommodations. (Sure, it’s summer camp, but we’ve got class!) Camp Nehirim is a little “lighter” than the average Nehirim retreat — we’ll still be building warm & supportive community with one another, but we’ll have a wide range of workshops and spend more time outside, some organized spiritual practice and a lot more sports, swimming, and free time. Bring a siddur, bring a frisbee, bring a Shofar. The program runs from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
Please note that Easton Mountain is a clothing optional facility. It is up to participants whether to wear or not wear clothing, and many do either or both. We wish to respect everyone’s boundaries and practices, and ask that they do the same for others. Questions can be directed to David Dunn Bauer.
- Bring Your Own Tent
- Shared bath
- Four in a room - private bath