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.

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Plus, summer programs director Mel Weiss created quality Jewish kids’ content online—for anytime! 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! 

This program—the only one of its kind north of Portland—provides a summer experience to children who cannotafford or easily travel to traditional Jewish camps. Based at Temple Beth El in Augusta, the Mid-Maine JewishFuntensive attracts students from Waterville, Augusta, Bath, Lewiston-Auburn, Portland, and beyond.

We are endlessly excited to welcome our friends back for a week of games, learning, art, songs, and more—in person! We will be strictly adhering to national, state, and Colby college COVID-19 guidelines, and will be meeting outside only, requiring masks, and maintaining distance. A full list of our guidelines will be available in June, and weare happy to answer any questions you might have at any point!

For questions, ideas, or more details, please be in touch with Rabbi Erica Asch ([email protected]) or Mel Weiss ([email protected]).

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