NFTY-NW Kickoff

Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23, 2018
URJ Camp Kalsman
Arlington, WA

  • Take part in interactive teen-led programs which will focus on training you to be a leader in your youth group and beyond
  • Unplug at camp and enjoy outdoor fun
  • Choose leadership electives that fit your goals and interests
  • Participate in leadership-themed programs, workshops and activities
  • Learn leadership skills for NFTY and beyond
  • There will be a "New to NFTY-Northwest" track! If you are new to Northwest or NFTY in general and don't want to wait until November to go to your first event, register for LTI!

Early Bird: $240 USD
Register by Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Regular: $270 USD
Register by Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Space Available: $300 USD
Register after Wednesday, September 5, 2018
(must be approved by regional director)

This event is open to any Jewish teens in grades 9-12.


  • Meals included in the cost of the event.
  • Registration will be accepted after September 5, 2018 on a space-available basis.
  • Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.
  • All fees are in US Dollars
Transportation Type (Bus/Plane/Train) Drop-off/Pick-up location Address Departure Time Arrival Time
Car Camp Kalsman 14724 184th Ave NE
Arlington, WA 98223
7pm 11am
Bus Temple Beth Am Seattle 2632 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115 4:30pm 12:30pm
Bus JCC Mercer Island 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040 4:30pm 12:30pm
Bus Tacoma 5975 S 12th St, Tacoma, WA 98465 3:30pm 3:30pm
Bus Portland 1972 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209 1pm 4pm
Bus Vancouver, WA  7800 NE 119th St, Vancouver, WA 98662 1;45pm 5pm
Bus Vancouver BC 7190 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6P 3Z9, Canada 3:30pm 3pm
Bus Bellingham 751 San Juan Blvd, Bellingham, WA 98229 5:30pm 1:30pm
Plane Sea Tac 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158 4pm 3pm
Please be sure that nftynw@urj.org is added to your approved email list so that you receive all important email updates!

Participants are expected to bring both Shabbat and casual clothing, and are encouraged to bring spending money for NFTY items and travel. Please leave valuables at home. Do not bring jewelry, electronic devices or large amounts of cash. Each participant is responsible for his/her belongings. NFTY, the Union for Reform Judaism, Union affiliated congregations, and bus companies used by NFTY are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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

Through Aug. 30, 2018 – 90% of the registration fees paid
Through Sept. 6, 2018 – 75% of the registration fees paid
Through Sept. 13, 2018 – 50% of the registration fees paid

After Sept. 13, 2018 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after Sept. 13, 2018 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid. Please note that we cannot offer credits in exchange of refunds.

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