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Family Farm Camp

August 16 August 20

5425 Mt Gilead Rd
Reisterstown, MD 21136 United States

Retreat, Farm, Learn and Celebrate at Family Farm Camp!

Family Farm Camp brings together families for an immersive experience of learning, playing, celebrating and community building.

“Each year we look forward to your family farm camp. To see our children grow from year to year is truly a blessing. We also get to see their ability to integrate environmental knowledge and Jewish knowledge into harmony in one complete package. Some of our very closest friendships have been solidified through family camp.”

Retreat Details

Earth-based Jewish Wisdom is woven into campfire songs and storytelling, wild edible walks and brachot (blessings), high adventure ropes course & team building games, night hikes, and of course a vibrant and joyous Shabbat celebration!

For questions about Family Farm camp, contact alustig@pearlstonecenter.org


  • Standard Room Double Occupancy: $515 per adult
  • Garden Lodge Dorm Rooms: $470 per adult
  • Youth ages 6 – 12:  $320 per person
  • Youth ages 1 – 5: $235 per person
  • Infants up to 12 months:  $0 (but must be registered)

Children’s rates assume sharing a room with at least one adult (13+), regardless of lodging style. There is a $325 additional charge for an extra room next door if your family needs additional space.

Pearlstone has a limited number of cabins which can accommodate up to 9 guests. Please inquire for availability and pricing. More details about our lodging options can be found here.

Are you an employee of a JOFEE organization? Send an email to alustig@pearlstonecenter.org for a special discounted rate!

Program Highlights


Relax in our natural setting and comfortable accommodations. Step away from your daily routine to enjoy quality time with your family in nature. Delicious, healthy farm-to-table food will be served throughout Family Camp, and our warm and dedicated staff will make sure that you are taken care of.


Get your hands dirty on our 5-acre, organic farm. Activities include harvesting fresh produce and preparing snacks and meals from our farm, collecting eggs from the chicken coop, milking and feeding our goats, and tasting the summer’s abundance. Our farm is a great way to connect to the land, the food we eat, and each other!


Parallel learning sessions for parents and children will ensure that everyone is learning at family camp from pickling and cheese-making to gardening to Jewish and environmental topics. Everyone involved will learn with their hands and bodies on the farm, animal pasture, and nature trails. Traditional camp activities, such as swimming, sports, music, and arts & crafts will be enjoyed by all.


We’ll celebrate Shabbat in a family-friendly environment, building community with other young, Jewish families. Walk the nature trails, toast marshmallows and stargaze by the campfire, and celebrate the season at Pearlstone!

Teachers and Educators

Artist in Residence, Dan Nichols: Dan is a product of the URJ Jewish camping movement. He has toured Jewish summer camps across North America for the last 22 years. A classically trained singer, Dan received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance at the University of North Carolina. In 1995, realizing the potential of music to make powerful connections with Jewish youth, Dan established the Jewish rock band Eighteen. Since that time, Dan and Eighteen have released 13 albums. Songs like, L’takein, B’tzelem Elohim, Kehillah Kedoshah, Chazak, Sweet As Honey, and Asher Yatzar have become Jewish communal anthems throughout North America. More about Dan

More teachers and leaders coming soon

Details about Pearlstone

For more information about accommodations, dining, transportation, our campus amenities, and our COVID-related policies, please visit our Guest Information and FAQ page

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Pearlstone | 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410.500.5417 | info@pearlstonecenter.org