Weekend Escape

Weekend Escape Camp is our biggest camp event of the year. It is an unforgettable 3 night camp where High School teens form meaningful connections with other Jewish teens from across NSW. In some years, teens from the ACT, Victoria, and Queensland have also attended.

Weekend Escape is a powerful experience immersing teens in Jewish culture whilst challenging them to think critically. It is deliberately designed to help teens form strong social connections through bonding experiences such as our heart-warming Kabbalat Shabbat and daily activities.

Highlights of Weekend Escape Camp include:

  • creating authentic connections with Jewish teens
  • an informal and inclusive approach to Jewish practice
  • a meaningful Shabbat experience
  • an unmissable opportunity for teens in Year 10 to bond with each other as a cohort before attending the Israel Program at the end of the year


Registration details are usually published two months prior to the commencement of camp on our website and through our Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

The camp location varies from year to year and for security reasons is disclosed a week before camp to registered participants only. The camp is usually held within a 2 hour drive of Sydney.

BJE arranges a private coach to take all students to and from Weekend Escape camp. They are picked up from (and dropped back to) an agreed pick-up point, one in the Eastern Suburbs, and one on the North Shore. BJE Madrichim (youth leaders) are also on the coach and supervise the students.

Yes, there will always be someone in attendance who is first-aid certified and able to help with medical-related issues and emergencies.

Weekend Escape runs from Thursday morning to Sunday. School principals are notified in advance and most have no issue with students attending Weekend Escape.

BJE’s policy is that no child should miss out on attending camp for financial reasons. Please contact support@bje.nsw.edu.au for more information.

Yes. Separate costs and travel arrangements are put in place for students attending camp from outside NSW. Please contact camps@bje.nsw.edu.au for more information.