NFTY NE December Institute

December 26-30, 2019
Eisner Camp, Great Barrington, MA

A 5-day retreat at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA. Institute is an immersive experience for teens in grades 9-12. Participants spend the weekend 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: $350 USD
Register by Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Regular: $360 USD
Register by Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

Space Available: $380 USD
Register after Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
(must be approved by regional director)

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


  • Registration will be accepted after Dec. 4, 2019 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.

Transportation Type  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

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 28, 2019 – 90% of the registration fees paid

Through December 5, 2019 – 75% of the registration fees paid

Through December 12, 2019 – 50% of the registration fees paid

After December 12, 2019, we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after December 12, 2019 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. Please leave valuables at home. Do not bring jewelry, electronic devices or large amounts of cash. Each participant is responsible for his/her belongings.