Maurice B. Shwayder Camp of Congregration Emanuel | Summer Programs

Maurice B. Shwayder Camp of Congregration Emanuel


Situated on a 240-acre site at an elevation of 10,200 feet in the Rocky Mountains, Shwayder is one of the country's oldest Reform Jewish camps. Campers may go hiking, backpacking and overnight camping in the Arapaho National Forest. Among other popular activities are riding, sports and the creative arts. The program revolves around Judaism, and boys and girls attend weekly Shabbat celebrations. One-week sessions serve children entering grades 2-4 only; all other campers attend for two weeks.

General Info

Name Maurice B. Shwayder Camp of Congregration Emanuel
Location Idaho Springs, CO
Summer Phone 303-567-2722
Off-season Phone 303-388-4013
Program Focuses & Features Adventure Travel, Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Conservation, Crafts, Dance, Drama, Equestrian, Exploration, Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Hiking, Media, Mountain Trips, Mountaineering, Music, Outdoor Education, Painting, Photography, Riding, Ropes Course, Soccer, Softball, Studio Art, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wilderness Camping
Grade Range (rising grades) 2-10
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 7-15
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Zim S. A. Zimmerman, Director
Residential Fee $870-1725 (+$25), 1-2 weeks.
Year Established 1948
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 6 sessions, 1-2 weeks long


Zim S. A. Zimmerman, Director