NFTY-NE December Institute

Wednesday, December 26 - Sunday, December 30, 2018
URJ Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA

A 5-day camp retreat at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA Institute is an immersive camp experience for teens in grades 9-12. Spend the week with teens from around the region, doing fun activities, having meaningful conversations, and living as one community. All programs, activities, and services are written by teens, for teens!

Early Bird: $340 USD
Register by Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Regular: $355 USD
Register by Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Space Available: $370 USD
Register after Wednesday, December 5, 2018
(must be approved by regional director)

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9 to 12.


  • Meals included in the cost of the event.
  • Registration will be accepted after December 5, 2018 on a space-available basis.
  • Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.
  • All fees are in US Dollars
Buses will be offered from the stops below. Buses are subject to availability, registration, and other factors. Teens may be driven to the event by someone 21 or older, but may not drive themselves.

Transportation Type (Bus/Plane/Train) Drop-off/Pick-up location Address Departure Time Arrival Time
Bus 3 Stop 1 Riverside Station 333 Grove St, Newton, MA 2:45PM 7:30PM
Bus 2 Stop 1 Shaw’s Plaza 780 S. Main Street, Sharon, MA 3:00PM 7:15PM
Bus 2 Stop 2 Framingham/Natick Rest Station I-90 west bound (Framingham) and east bound (Natick) service stations 4:00PM 7:15PM
Bus 3 Stop 2 TJ Maxx Plaza 711 Southbridge St, Auburn, MA 3:45PM 6:30PM
Bus 1 Stop 3 Holyoke Crossing 295 Burnett Rd, Chicopee, MA 4:45PM 6:30PM
Bus 1 Stop 1 Congregation Mishkan Israel 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT 3:15PM 8:00PM
Bus 1 Stop 2 Congregation Kol Haverim 1079 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury, CT 4:00PM 7:15PM

Please leave valuables at home. Do not bring jewelry, electronic devices or large amounts of cash. Each participant is responsible for his/her belongings.

Participants will receive an email confirmation letter one week before the event. The confirmation letter will include finalized bus arrival and departure information, a list of items to bring and other important information regarding the event.

If you need to cancel, the registration fees you paid will be refunded as follows:

Through November 29, 2018 – 90% of the registration fees paid Through December 6, 2018 – 75% of the registration fees paid Through December 13, 2018 – 50% of the registration fees paid

After December 13, 2018 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after December 13, 20188 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid. Please allow up to six weeks after the conclusion of the event for your refund to be processed.

All cancellation requests must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to nftyne@urj.org. We’re sorry, but we cannot accept cancellations over the phone.