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Camp Oraysa is a Torah-centric day camp that aims to provide a fun, ruach-filled and growth-oriented summer for the boys of Dallas. Our handpicked staff of rabbeim and counselors are role models of B'nei Torah, with many of them coming from yeshivas outside of Dallas, specifically to give our boys the best experience possible.
Rabbi Eli Nissel, our camp director, has been a leader in Jewish camping for 20 years. He works closely with Torah Day School and the rabbanim of Dallas, to ensure that the summer at Camp Oraysa is one of growth for every camper.
Does Camp Oraysa have a girls or preschool division?No, Camp Oraysa is a boys camp only, for campers finishing Kindergarten and older. Our partner camp, Camp Olam, services girls and preschoolers. The Camp Oraysa and Camp Olam network was designed to accommodate families with children in both camps on one campus, with dates, times and location coordinated between the two camps. However, the two camps operate completely independently and the programs are not run by the same people. To find out more about Camp Olam, or to register your daughter or preschooler, click here.
Who are the staff members?Led by Rabbi Eli Nissel of Plano, Camp Oraysa boasts a staff of talented and dedicated B'nei Torah. Many of them come to Dallas just for the summer from yeshivas in New York, Baltimore and beyond. Camp Oraysa works with Torah Umesorah's Prject SEED in identifying and hiring role model bochurim for our boys.
How often does the camp go on trips?Most boys in Camp Oraysa go on trips at least once a week. The CIT division, for boys finishing 7th and 8th grade, goes on trips more often.
Do the campers swim?Yes, Camp Oraysa utilizes pools near our campus to provide swimming multiple times each week, excluding the "nine days"
Why is the camp only six weeks long?We are excited to be operating out of Torah Day School, central location that can accommodate both sister camps together and offers facilities and amenities necessary for thrilling summer program. The school schedule, together with the turnover and preparation needed for the school year, allows for a six-week camp program.
Is Camp Oraysa the same camp as Camp Olam?No. Camps Oraysa and Olam are separate camps, servicing different genders and ages. The camps work together and coordinate on scheduling and other matters pertaining to your family's convenience. For example, we are located on the same campus, our dates are the same, and carpool times are the same. However, the two camps operate completely independently. To find out more about Camp Olam, or to register, click here.
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