Havaya Arts is a Jewish overnight arts camp based in Southern California. At Havaya Arts, top-notch arts and summer camp meet. We have created a place where vibrant Jewish communal life enhances our art, which in turn enhances Jewish life and identity. Campers learn from working artists who are experts at teaching to a variety of levels, providing a truly youth-centered experience.
Campers choose from one of our four core disciplines during each of our two-week sessions; electives allow young artists to continue working in their core discipline or to explore another field. With access to various studios and outdoor spaces, all the tools and inspiration possible are right at our fingertips. Whether campers go deeply into a chosen art form or try something for the first time, they’ll grow as intentional artists and amazing human beings.
We’re beyond sad to say that we won’t be gathering in-person this summer for any of our Havaya Summer Programs (Camp Havaya, Havaya Arts, or Havaya Israel).
Summer 2020: Check out our weekly Havaya@Home offerings … and stay tuned for more details about two full weeks of online programs in mid-July. We know it’s not the same thing as being together at camp, but it’s still a great way to connect.
1200 East Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA 92373
Virtual Summer Camp 2020: Mid July
See the website for more information about vitrual camp for 2020 summer.
Siblings: For every additional camper who signs up for camp after the first, you will receive a discount of $100 per registered camper.
Jewish Community Professionals: Do you or your partner work for 20 or more hours a week for a Jewish non-profit organization? If so, we will credit your account $180.
Travel Subsidies: As a North American camp, we provide travel subsidies upon request for costs over $250 per child (up to a total reimbursement, per child, of $150), depending on the distance from home to camp. The travel subsidy is separate from scholarship.
Our daughter attended the new camp Havaya Arts last summer (on the campus of University of Redlands) and although our family has been at a number of other sleepaway camps, Havaya Arts sort of blew our minds. We've just never experienced anything like it. It's a true conservatory-style arts camp where campers major in a specific art for two weeks at a time. The instructors are all professionals in their respective fields. The facilities are incredible because it's all university classrooms/theatres/equipment. Each day the entire camp gathers to set intentions and revisits them at the end of the day, a deep act of mindfulness that helped frame our daughter's experience at camp and impacted her for months afterwards. The Jewish components are robust and (for us) pitch-perfect: a secular kid from an interfaith family would be just as comfortable as a kid--like ours--who goes to synagogue every week. Our daughter even read Torah and did Hagbah (lifted the Torah) with pride! Most importantly to us, Havaya Arts really saw our daughter and her needs. She has socialization issues, and the camp community really met her where she was and we were floored when one of her bunkmates reached out to her organically after camp and started a text relationship. That just doesn't happen for our kid in most settings. Cannot say enough good things about this magical experience... - Jessica Emerson McCormick
(833) 428-2787 or (833)-HAV-ARTS