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.
Apply to be a Camp CAR Counselor! Camp CAR 2018-19 Dates
Camp CAR Weekend at OSRUI: May 23-26, 2019 (by application only)
NFTY Participant Camp CAR Staff Application:
If you are a 9th-12th grader this school year and a participant in NFTY, you are eligible to apply to be a Camp CAR counselor. We are looking for caring, responsible, and passionate counselors to make this summer’s Camp CAR the best camp yet! Staff will be responsible for planning and leading programming, helping to be responsible for campers in the cabin, and making a great weekend for the kids.
Counselor options are counselor in training (for current freshmen), counselor (for current sophomores-seniors), senior counselor (juniors-seniors). Applications are due Friday, November 9, 2018.
Volunteer Opportunities Throughout the Year:
We also volunteer throughout the year at Cooke, our partner school in Waukegan. These events are open to anyone. They are not official 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!
Upcoming volunteer dates at Andrew Cooke Magnet School:
- Friday, December 14, 2018 (after school)
- Saturday, May 18, 2019 (time TBA)
Camp CAR Teespring Campaign!
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
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