The Center’s Summer Funtensive provides a camp experience to children who cannot afford or easily travel to traditional Jewish camps. Based at Temple Beth El in Augusta for the past few years, the Funtensive attracts students from Waterville, Augusta, Bath, Lewiston, Portland, the midcoast, and beyond. Jewish teens and college students have worked with local rabbis to provide fun and educational Jewish experiences. Campers leave the program with a sizable modern Hebrew vocabulary and other skills that can only be conveyed in an intensive, immersive Jewish experience.
Because of health concerns, we could not hold the on-site Funtensive this summer. However, summer programs director Mel Weiss created quality Jewish kids’ content online! Check out the inspiring playlist for kids on our YouTube page. You’ll find Jewish and Hebrew-language themed games, songs, and more—all for kids!