Welcome to Camp Young Judaea, a vibrant and enriching summer camp experience designed to foster personal growth, create lasting memories, and strengthen Jewish identity. With a plethora of exciting activities, a tight-knit community, and a nurturing environment, Camp Young Judaea has been a beloved destination for children and teens for over 80 years.
At Camp Young Judaea, we believe in providing a well-rounded camp experience that caters to the diverse interests and passions of our campers. From thrilling outdoor excursions to nurturing creativity through arts and crafts, and from strengthening athletic abilities to deepening connections to Jewish heritage, our camp offers a wide range of activities and programs. With experienced and passionate staff guiding them along the way, campers have the opportunity to explore new interests, build valuable skills, and forge lifelong friendships.
Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit: Outdoor Excursions
Embark on thrilling outdoor excursions and discover the beauty of nature. Our camp offers a variety of activities that allow campers to experience the great outdoors in a safe and supportive environment. From hiking through picturesque trails to camping under the starry sky, our expert instructors ensure that every camper feels empowered and inspired by the wonders of nature.
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes surrounding Camp Young Judaea as you join our hiking adventures. Led by experienced guides, campers explore scenic trails, learn about local flora and fauna, and develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Whether it’s conquering a challenging peak or enjoying a leisurely stroll through the woods, hikers of all levels will find joy and adventure on our trails.
Experience the thrill of sleeping under the stars and bonding with fellow campers during our camping experiences. Camp Young Judaea provides all the necessary equipment and instruction for a safe and memorable camping trip. From setting up tents to building campfires and roasting marshmallows, campers learn essential outdoor skills while creating lasting memories with their newfound friends.
Nurture Your Creativity: Arts and Crafts
Let your artistic side shine as you delve into our diverse arts and crafts program. Camp Young Judaea offers a range of artistic activities that allow campers to explore different mediums and express their creativity. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, campers develop their artistic skills, discover new passions, and gain a sense of pride in their creations.
Painting and Drawing
Unleash your inner artist through painting and drawing sessions. Whether it’s using watercolors, acrylics, or pencils, campers have the opportunity to experiment with different techniques and styles. From landscapes and portraits to abstract art, campers learn to express themselves and develop their unique artistic voice.
Pottery and Sculpting
Get your hands dirty and shape clay into beautiful pottery and sculptures. Camp Young Judaea provides a fully equipped pottery studio where campers can learn techniques such as wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Guided by experienced instructors, campers create functional and decorative pieces that they can proudly take home.
Strengthen Your Athletic Abilities: Sports Galore
Engage in friendly competition and enhance your athletic abilities through our extensive sports program. Camp Young Judaea offers a wide range of sports activities, allowing campers to discover new sports, improve their skills, and experience the joy of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Participate in team sports such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball, where campers learn the value of cooperation, communication, and strategy. Our experienced coaches provide training sessions and organize friendly matches and tournaments, allowing campers to showcase their skills and build lasting bonds with their teammates.
If individual sports are more your style, Camp Young Judaea has you covered. From tennis and swimming to archery and martial arts, our camp offers a variety of options to cater to different interests and skill levels. Campers receive personalized instruction from qualified coaches, allowing them to improve their techniques and achieve personal goals.
Embrace Jewish Heritage: Cultural Immersion
Experience the richness of Jewish culture through our immersive and educational activities. Camp Young Judaea is committed to fostering a deep connection to Jewish heritage and values, providing campers with opportunities to explore their Jewish identity and develop a sense of pride in their heritage.
Shabbat and Holiday Celebrations
Immerse yourself in the spirit of Shabbat and Jewish holidays as we come together for joyful celebrations. Camp Young Judaea observes Shabbat with traditional rituals such as candle lighting, blessings, and festive meals. On Jewish holidays, campers engage in educational activities, crafts, and festive events that deepen their understanding and appreciation of Jewish traditions.
Hebrew Language and Jewish Studies
Expand your knowledge of Hebrew language and Jewish studies through engaging classes and discussions. Camp Young Judaea offers Hebrew language courses for all levels, allowing campers to develop their language skills and connect with their Jewish roots. Jewish studies classes cover a range of topics, including history, ethics, and values, providing campers with a strong foundation in Jewish culture and identity.
Unwind and Rejuvenate: Relaxation and Wellness
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and indulge in relaxation and wellness activities. Camp Young Judaea recognizes the importance of self-care and provides campers with opportunities to unwind, recharge, and prioritize their well-being.
Yoga and Mindfulness
Discover the benefits of yoga and mindfulness as you learn techniques to calm the mind, improve flexibility, and cultivate inner peace. Our experienced instructors guide campers through yoga sessions tailored to their age and abilities, allowing them to develop strength, balance, and mindfulness skills that will serve them well beyond the camp experience.
Spa Treatments and Wellness Workshops
Pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments and participate in wellness workshops that focus on self-care and healthy living. Camp Young Judaea offers activities such as facials, massages, and meditation sessions, allowing campers to relax, rejuvenate, and learn valuable techniques for maintaining their physical and mental well-being.
Develop Leadership Skills: Counselor-in-Training Program
For older campers looking to take on more responsibility, our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program provides valuable leadership training and hands-on experience. The CIT program at Camp Young Judaea offers participants the opportunity to develop essential skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making, preparing them for future roles as camp counselors and beyond.
Leadership Training Workshops
Engage in workshops and seminars that focus on leadership development. Camp Young Judaea’s experienced staff provides guidance on effective communication, conflict resolution, and team management. Through interactive activities and discussions, CIT participants gain a deeper understanding of their leadership styles and learn strategies to inspire and motivate others.
Practical Experience and Mentorship
Put your leadership skills into practice as you shadow experienced counselors and assist with daily camp activities. CIT participants have the opportunity to work closely with campers, fostering a sense of responsibility and building confidence in their abilities. Under the mentorship of seasoned staff members, CITs gain valuable insights and receive feedback to help them grow as leaders.
Create Lasting Memories: Camp Traditions and Special Events
Participate in our cherished camp traditions and special events that make Camp Young Judaea truly unique. These experiences foster a sense of camaraderie, create memories that will last a lifetime, and leave campers with a deep sense of belonging and connection to the camp community.
Talent Shows and Performances
Showcase your talents and entertain your fellow campers during our talent shows and performances. Whether it’s singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, or performing a skit, campers have the opportunity to shine on stage and receive applause and appreciation from their peers. These events not only boost campers’ confidence but also strengthen the bonds within the camp community.
Color Wars and Theme Days
Experience the thrill of friendly competition and team spirit during our Color Wars and theme days. Camp Young Judaea divides campers into teams and engages them in various challenges, games, and activities that promote teamwork and sportsmanship. From dressing up in creative costumes for theme days to cheering on their team during Color Wars, campers create lifelong memories and forge deep connections with their fellow teammates.
Camp Young Judaea offers an exceptional summer camp experience that combines fun, personal growth, and a strong Jewish identity. With a wide range of activities, a supportive community, and a commitment to fostering lifelong friendships, campers leave with cherished memories, newfound skills, and a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage. Join us at Camp Young Judaea and embark on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery, adventure, and lasting connections.