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

CAR-campcarWe have a donation page for Camp CAR, which you can use to donate online with a credit card. Every dollar goes toward creating an excellent experience for our campers and NFTYites. If you want to honor one of our NFTY teen volunteers, please check that it is a tribute gift and write their name.

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:

1121 Lake Cook Rd. Suite D
Deerfield, IL 60015

There are so many ways to help bring campers to Camp CAR - thank you so much for considering donating or fundraising for this incredible program!

This is a flyer you can share to tell your friends and family how to donate to Camp CAR.

How can you put Camp CAR into words? Check out Camp CAR as described by some of our amazing campers! 
WHAT?! You can donate to Camp CAR and look great, too? Click the flyer to check out our TeeSpring Store, and order by April 2nd.  Mmmmmmmmm. Eat at Portillos April 19th from 5-8pm and show them this flyer (on your phone or printed), and 20% of the proceeds go to Camp CAR!
Carboload before Passover! Bring a printed copy of this flyer to Lou Malnati's in Buffalo Grove on April 4th, and Camp CAR gets a donation.
Meet Jake, Sophie, and Paili, the Camp CAR Leadership Team! Along with our Camp CAR volunteers, we work all year to fundraise and create an incredible experience for our campers.