Unfortunately, due to atypically low registration numbers, it is with deep regret that the Kaufman Interfaith Institute has made the decision to cancel our 2024 Interfaith Service Day Camp. We have every hope of seeing you all again in a year's time for the 2025 Camp. 

For another opportunity to get your middle and high school students engaged in the meantime, our Kaufman Interfaith Leadership Scholars cohort will pick up again in the Fall.

Learn more here, or contact our Youth Program Manager, Zahabia Ahmed-Usmani.


2023 Kaufman Interfaith Youth Service Day Camp - Recap Video

Our Interfaith Service Day Camp is an exploration of the world of interfaith leadership through visiting sacred sites and hands on service projects at area nonprofits.  Students will build friendships while working with a variety of service organizations doing incredible work in our community. It is an excellent opportunity to engage with peers and neighbors of a variety of cultures, traditions, and world views.

Camp Testimonials

Day Camp Testimonials

Hear from previous campers

Habitat for Humanity
Mosque camper group shot
Planting at a Plainsong Farm

Cathedral of St. Andrew

During this camp students can expect to:

  • Explore different houses of worship (eat tasty foods too)
  • Engage with peers and neighbors of a variety of cultures, traditions and world views
  • Learn interfaith leadership and cooperation
  • Build friendships through service with a variety of organizations doing incredible work in our community
  • Explore cooperation across lines of difference as we learn each other’s stories and work to build an equitable community for everyone.
  • Learn deep dialogue, thoughtful listening, and organizing for systemic change
Buddhist temple tour
Day Camp at Habitat for Humanity
Day Camp visits Temple Emanuel
Day Camp visits Cathedral of St. Andrew
Day campers having fun

Sikh Gurdwara visit

What kind of places will we get to experience?

During camp, you'll get to experience places like:

Islamic Mosque, Jewish Synagogue, Sikh Gurdwara, Hindu Temple, Dominican Center, Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Hunger Simulation, and more... 

*actual sites are subject to change


Hindu temple visit


  • Team Building and Leadership Skills
  • Work On Service Projects Together
  • Taste Different Foods
  • Explore Diverse Faith Communities
  • Make New Friends

            . . .and much more!

Camp friendship

Need More Info?

For any additional information or if you have any questions, please contact us via email.

You may also call the Kaufman Office at 

(616) 331-5702.

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