NFTY-TOR Summerpalooza

Summer 2019 isn't over yet! Join your friends and Jewish teens from across Texas & Oklahoma for Summerpalooza at URJ Greene Family Camp! Featuring fun 1990s themed socials and programs, spirited Shabbat, music, and more, Summerpalooza includes teen-led programming tracks for you to pick the topics you focus on during the weekend.

This year's tracks are:

  • Sports & Adventure
  • Madrichim Training
  • Israel
  • Social Action
  • Songleading
  • Arts

Register now before the Y2K bug gets you!

Early Bird: $181
Register by August 15

Regular Registration: $206
Register by August 23

Space-Available Registration: $206
August 24 or later

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


  • Registration is hosted by URJ Greene Family Camp. If you have attended a prior NFTY-TOR or Greene program please enter the login email address used to register previously when prompted.
  • Bus transportation from DFW, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio is available for an additional $45.
  • Registration fee includes $1 tzedakah donation.

Travel Address Friday Drop-Off Monday Pick-Up
Car URJ Greene Family Camp - 1192 Smith Lane, Bruceville, TX 76630 6:00 PM 11:00 AM
 
DFW Bus - Dallas Stop Temple Emanu-El - 8500 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75225 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
DFW Bus - Grapevine Stop Between Bass Pro Shops & Fuddruckers - 2000 Texas 26, Grapevine, TX 76051 2:30 PM 1:30 PM
DFW Bus - Fort Worth Stop The Olive Hotel - 100 East Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76134 3:15 PM 12:40 PM
 
Houston Bus - South Houston Stop Congregation Beth Israel - 5600 N Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
Houston Bus - North Houston Stop Sam's Club - 19091 I-45, Shenandoah, TX 77385 3:00 PM 2:15 PM
 
Austin-San Antonio Bus - San Antonio Stop Barshop JCC - 12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231 2:00 PM 2:20 PM
Austin-San Antonio Bus - Austin Stop Congregation Beth Israel - 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78756 3:30 PM 12:40 PM

 

Bus stops subject to change based on availability.

Bus transportation is provided from various locations in the region. Participants may travel by car if driven by a parent or guardian over the age of 21. 

Clothing

  • 3-4 Shorts, pants, or jeans
  • 3-4 Short-sleeve shirts, blouses, or t-shirts
  • 1 Long-sleeve shirt, blouse, or t-shirt
  • 1 Pair of pajamas
  • 3-4 Sets of underwear
  • 3-4 Sets of socks
  • 1 Jacket, sweater, or hoodie
  • 1 Bathing suit
  • 1 Pair of sneakers (required for Adventure Track & ropes course activities)
  • 1 Pair of sandals with backs
  • Set of clothes you don't mind getting messy in (for 90s games)

Linens

  • 1 Set of linens (twin size) or sleeping bag
  • 1 Pillow with a pillowcase
  • 1 Bath towel
  • 1 Beach Towel
  • Washcloth

Toiletries

  • 1 Comb or brush
  • 1 Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • 1 Shampoo/conditioner
  • 1 Body wash or soap
  • 1 Cosmetic bag or dopp kit

Miscellaneous

  • Water bottle
  • Hat

Optional

  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Flip-flops (for the shower or in the cabins)
  • Money to purchase NFTY merchandise and/or donate for social action fundraiser auction
  • 1990s themed outfit for social

 

Please pack any medications you need during the weekend including prescriptions taken during the week, inhaler, EpiPen, vitamins, etc. (participants can self-administer medications). A nurse will be on camp and able to administer over-the-counter medications and respond to medical needs.

Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and we cannot prorate registration.

If you need to cancel an event registration, the registration fees you paid will be refunded or credited as follows:

  • By the early bird deadline– 90%
  • 2 weeks prior to event date – 50%

Within 2 weeks of an event we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel within 2 weeks of an event you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid.

All cancellations must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to gfc@urj.org. We’re sorry, but we cannot accept cancellations over the phone. Please allow up to three weeks after the conclusion of the event for your refund or credit to be processed.

URJ Programs Discount

NFTY-TOR & URJ Greene Family Camp are proud to offer a URJ Programs Discount for participants who attended a URJ summer program outside of GFC during the summer 2019 season. When prompted during the registration process, please select the "URJ Programs Discount" option to receive $50 off of Summerpalooza registration. (May not be combined with a congregational cohort discount)

Eligible programs:

  • Garin Greene (NFTY in Israel)
  • URJ Kutz Camp
  • URJ Mitzvah Corps
  • URJ Six Points Sports, Sci-Tech, or Creative Arts

Congregational Cohort Partnership

The following congregations are partnering with NFTY-TOR for Summerpalooza to offer a discounted registration fee for the event. When prompted during the registration process, if you are a member of a participating congregation, please select the congregation cohort partnership that applies to you. (May not be combined with URJ programs discount.)

Participating congregations:

  • Beth-El Congregation - Fort Worth, TX
  • Congregation Beth Israel - Houston, TX
  • Congregation Emanu El - Houston, TX
  • Houston Congregation For Reform Judaism - Houston, TX
  • Temple B'nai Israel - Oklahoma City, OK
  • Temple Emanu-El - Dallas, TX