Experience the Magic of Summer Camp for Jewish Boys and Girls
Making Jewish Summer Camp Magic
For Over Sixty-Eight Years...
For over sixty-eight years, Blue Star has offered campers the best of childhood—authentic summertime fun in a traditional Jewish camp setting. Herman Popkin and his two brothers, Harry and Ben, founded Blue Star in 1948 with a vision of creating a vibrant, inclusive Jewish camp community where children could learn about their shared history and culture. Today, Lauren Popkin Herschthal and Seth Herschthal continue to nourish this legacy, providing Blue Star campers with a safe, child-centered place to explore new interests and activities, discover talents, form lasting friendships and connect to their Jewish heritage. A "home away from home" for over sixty-eight years, Blue Star has infused the lives of generations of campers with positive values, traditions and spirit.
Developing Friendships and Embracing Adventures
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Blue Star's magnificent 500 acre campus and adjoining 10,400 acre forest preserve inspire campers to connect with the natural world, while providing every opportunity for extraordinary summer adventures and Jewish camping experiences. Our campers spend their days immersed in camp life; enjoying exciting new activities and sharing happy moments with camp friends. We capture the attention of young people when they are the most open-hearted to appreciating the power of friendship and personal accomplishment. Blue Star campers make summer memories that will last a lifetime!