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Jewish Ledger Camp Guide

Summer Fun!

A listing of some local and regional Summer Camps, both over-night and day camps. Many are specifically a Jewish experience, others are educational or sports camps.

Camp Laurelwood
Camp Laurelwood, Connecticut’s only Jewish co-ed overnight camp, provides safe, high quality camping to youth 7-15 years of age. Camp boasts two pools, boating lake, archery, ropes course, all land sports, drama, arts and crafts and a Kosher kitchen. First time camper incentives available. Visit our Open House, Sunday, March 27 from 1-3 p.m.
For information contact or (203) 421—3736.

Mandell JCC’s Camp Shalom
Campers and families looking for the latest fun summer camping programs are heading to the Mandell JCC’s Camp Shalom in Windsor, where rocketry and model airplane building, fitness boot camp, kids yoga, expanded waterfront activities and a new teen Leader-in-Training program join skiing, boating and swimming, outdoor adventure, arts, tennis, ga-ga, soccer, softball, Frisbee, hockey, basketball, volleyball, ropes, a climbing wall and more. For more information visit or call 860-236-4571.

The Cohen Camps: Pembroke, Tel Noar, and Tevya
Camp Pembroke is an all-girls camp fostering feelings of sisterhood, camaraderie and warm friendships.  Celebrating over 70 years of quality camping, at Pembroke, the girls can let their hair down and be themselves.  Pembroke offers a swimming pool, horseback riding and ice-skating.
Camp Tel Noar is a co-ed camp with a heritage of over 60 ears.  Camp cabins surround a central lounge with a fireplace to foster community living and interaction between different aged campers.  Celebrating Shabbat at Tel Noar is a special celebration of song, dance, and having fun being Jewish.
Camp Tevya, also co-ed, has over 65 years of summer memories and is the largest of the three camps with almost 600 acres in which to spread out.  The pride and spirit of Tevya can’t be beat and neither can the unforgettable sunsets over Lake Potanipo.
All three Cohen Camps offer arts and crafts, athletics, visual and performing arts, waterfront sports, a full gamut of electives, inter-camp competition, special events, trips and more.
Camp Pembroke, Pembroke, MA, 800-375-8444,,, Director: Ellen Felcher
Camp Tel Noar, Hampstead, NH, 800-375-8444,,, Director: Molly Lourie Butter
Camp Tevya, Brookline, NH, 800-375-8444,,, Executive Director: Pearl W. Lourie

Kids Camp at Keyboards: National Computer Camps
National Computer Camps, America’s first computer camp, is held at Fairfield University in Fairfield.  Overnight and day programs are available.  The camp is for youngsters of all levels from beginner to super advanced. In addition the campers enjoy superb recreational facilities including swimming and tennis. Registration is now open.  For further information and a brochure visit the camp at, email: or call (203) 710-5771.

Holiday Hill to host open house
Holiday Hill Day Camp, for boys and girls ages 4 – 13, will begin its 60th year of operation this summer.  The camp’s philosophy emphasizes the optimum development of each child in a safe outdoor environment.  The camp is located on more than 150 beautiful acres of fields and forest off Route 42 on the Cheshire/Prospect town line.  It offers convenient bus transportation and nutritious child-friendly meals.
An open house is planned for Sunday, May 1, 1 – 5 p.m.
For more information, call (203) 387-2267 or visit

Surprise Lake Camp
Surprise Lake Camp is a coed sleepaway camp located just 60 miles from New York City.  SLC stands for more than just great fun.  Since 1902, we have helped young people to grow and develop.  Our campers come away with better skills for getting along with others, greater independence, enhanced self-esteem, stronger Jewish identities, heightened environmental awareness, and a fuller sense of their creative potential.
For more information contact Sheryl Kirschenbaum, Associate Director, Surprise Lake Camp, (212-924-3131) , or visit

Hamden Hall Country Day School
Small class size and a challenging curriculum help to create a stimulating environment that encourages academic curiosity and social growth in grades preschool – 12.  Extended day, transportation, and financial aid are available.
Hamden Hall is located at 1108 Whitney Ave. in Hamden. For more information contact Bruce Rich, Director of Summer Programs and Associate Director of Athletics, at (203) 752-2600 x505, (203) 815-2441, or

High Meadow set for another fun summer
Parents who want the ultimate summer experience for their children choose High Meadow Day Camp.  Family owned and operated for nearly 50 years, High Meadow offers a traditional program of instructional and recreational swimming, a great variety of team and individual sports, creative arts, a ropes course and climbing wall, and target sports.  We are the one camp in the Farmington Valley that offers instructional horseback riding, door-to-door transportation in most surrounding towns, security guards at our entrance, and hot lunches and snacks served daily.  Located on over 125 acres campers experience “What Summer Was Meant To Be.”
For more information call camp director Chuck Washer at (860) 653-9325, email, or visit

Summer Place offers broad range of programs
The Summer Place at the University of Hartford offers five unique summer camp programs that share a commitment to excellence in curriculum, staff, and facilities and a belief that learning and fun go hand-in-hand.
The programs are: Summer Place (grades 1 – 9); Summer Place Leaders in Training (grades 10 – 11); Kinderplace (children entering kindergarten); Li’l Place (pre-schoolers); and Summer Place Players (grades 6 – 12).
For more information, call (860) 768-4432 or visit

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