NFTY-NE Summer Institute

Thursday, August 17 -
Monday, August 21, 2017
URJ Crane Lake Camp
West Stockbridge, MA

  • Meet new people and see your friends from NFTY, Camp, Israel & Mitzvah Corps at this 5-day event
  • Join us at our first event of the 2017-2018 school year
  • Enjoy prayer experiences on the beach
  • Wrestle with hot topics and challenge your assumptions during interactive teen-led programs

Early Bird: $315.00
Register by Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Regular: $350.00
Register by Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

Space Available: $365.00
Register after Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
(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 Aug. 2, 2017 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.
Buses will be offered from stops in Eastern and Central Massachusetts and Connecticut. 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.

Bus Drop-off/Pick-up location Address
Riverside Station 333 Grove St, Newton, MA
Shaw’s Plaza 780 S. Main Street, Sharon, MA
Framingham/Natick Rest Station I-90 west bound (Framingham) and east bound (Natick) service stations
TJ Maxx Plaza 711 Southbridge St, Auburn, MA
Plantation Inn 295 Burnett Rd, Chicopee, MA
Congregation Mishkan Israel 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT
Congregation Kol Haverim 1079 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury, CT
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 July 27, 2017 – 90% of the registration fees paid
Through August 3, 2017 – 75% of the registration fees paid
Through August 10, 2017 – 50% of the registration fees paid

After August 10, 2017 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after August 10, 2017 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.