Camp CAR is a year-long partnership with Cooke Magnet Elementary School in Waukegan, IL. NFTY teens volunteer in Waukegan throughout the year, and then welcome elementary school campers to a weekend planned and led by NFTYites at OSRUI. Campers who otherwise wouldn't get to experience summer camp have the opportunity to meet teen counselors eat three nutritious meals a day, and enjoy activities such as music, hiking, arts and crafts, cooking, and a variety of sports and team building activities – all for free! For more information, reach out to the Camp CAR Leadership Team.
Camp CAR 2016-17 Dates
Save the date for our volunteer opportunities!
Camp CAR Weekend at OSRUI: May 25-28, 2017 (by application only)
We also volunteer throughout the year at Cooke, our partner school in Waukegan. These events are open to anyone. They are not offical NFTY events, but they are a great way to spend time with your NFTY friends while doing a mitzvah with our campers and their families!
Camp CAR Video
All online donations are safely processed through Blackbaud, which encrypts personal and credit card information during all transactions and sends an automated confirmation email for all transactions. You will also get a tax exempt letter from the Union for Reform Judaism.
You can also send us a check, which will be processed through the Union For Reform Judaism/NFTY Development Team. You can send checks made out to Union for Reform Judaism (with Camp CAR in the subject line) to:
NFTY Camp CAR
1121 Lake Cook Rd. Suite D
Deerfield, IL 60015