Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, Camp Harlam provides the finest in recreational and educational activities for Reform Jewish youth. Established in 1958, Camp Harlam has developed a strong tradition of success and excellence based on a highly skilled staff dedicated to the spiritual, physical, social and psychological well-being of each child.
Camp Joseph and Betty Harlam is one of thirteen Union for Reform Judaism camps around the country. We opened in 1958 as a small camp whose primary benefactors were Joseph and Betty Harlam of Hazelton, PA. Since that time, Harlam has grown to its present size with a 300-acre facility, a population of approximately 550 campers each session, and a staff of over 225 during the summer.
The Camp Harlam family consists of smaller communities within junior camp, senior camp, and the Gesher (Counselor in Training) program. Junior and senior camps are further broken down into units based on a child's school grade to create a more intimate and age-appropriate experience for our campers.