About

At Camp Maor, girls step into the spotlight and explore their passions for the performing arts on a beautiful campus located in the Pocono Mountains. No matter their experience, education or training, girls at Camp Maor have the opportunity to learn from professional artists in the performing arts, including acting, dancing and vocal performance. Throughout the summer, special guests are invited to teach specialized workshops, perform for the camp and speak about their personal experiences in the performing arts while remaining true to their Jewish faith.

The skills and confidence girls gain from a summer in Camp Maor will help them thrive as they grow as individuals and as artists. In Camp Maor, girls will:

  • Explore the arts of voice, dance, film and theater
  • Enjoy playing basketball, tennis and volleyball
  • Swim in a gorgeous pool and canoe in a scenic lake
  • Design arts and crafts projects related to the theme of the summer and the final production
  • Perform for special needs children at Camp HASC
  • Learn a voice and dance number from a Broadway actress and travel to New York City to see it performed

Like-minded girls from all over the country come to Camp Maor and friendships forged over the summer last a lifetime. At the end of the summer, the campers’ families are invited to watch the final performance and join the cast for a lavish after party celebrating a well-spent summer.

 

The Meaning of “Maor”

The Hebrew word Maor means a source of light and is used in the Torah to describe the sun and the moon and the menorah in the tabernacle. Our goal is that our program serves as a source of light and inspiration for the campers who at the end of each session will return home with a renewed sense of self and inner confidence.

For us the word Maor has a second meaning. The Hebrew letters that make up the word Maor also represent three figures from Tanach that serve as an inspiration for staff and campers alike.

  • The mem is for Miriam who taught the Jewish people how to thank Hashem not only with song, but with music and movement as well.
  • The aleph is for Esther who took on the role of a lifetime by hiding her identity and becoming the Queen of Persia and whose skills at performance and impeccable timing saved the entire Jewish people.
  • The reish is for Rivka who was the original Jewish director able to conceive of the script, props, and costumes that allowed her son Yaacov to take the blessing that was rightfully his.