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Jewish Ledger Guide to Summer Camps 2012

The Jewish Ledger Guide to Summer Camps 2012


Camp Laurelwood
Camp Laurelwood, Connecticut’s only Jewish co-ed overnight camp provides safe, high quality camping for youths 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 Houses, Sunday, March 18, April 22, May 20, all from 1-3 p.m.
For information contact or (203) 421-3736.


Summer of Wow at the Mandell JCC
The Mandell JCC offers a variety of summer programs and camps. Registration is now open, and an Early Bird Registration discounted rate is available through March 15. Camps are open to the community and offer flexible payment plans and schedules. Many include half-day or full-day options:
Camp Shalom (June 25 – August 17) for children in kindergarten though 10th grade, is located on the Farmington River in Windsor.
Swim & Tennis Club (May 26 – Sept. 3) for families is located in Bloomfield.
Sports Jams Camps (June 25 – August 24)
Campareenah (June 25 – August 17) for children ages 3-5.
Arts Camp (July 23 – August 17) for grades 1-6.
Theater Camp (June 25 – July 20) for grades 3-8.
For more information, brochures and applications, visit or contact the Member Services Center, (860) 236-4571 All dates and programs are subject to change. For updates, follow the Mandell JCC on Facebook and Twitter.

Stanleywood heads for Hollywood
Stanleywood gives teenage girls – ages 14-19 a West Coast experience! If you’ve dreamed of living in Los Angeles and are curious about a future career in entertainment, this teen tour is for you. Stanleywood is the only teen tour to give teenage girls direct access to those working in the industry.
For more information call Jessica Hartz, owner/director of Camp Stanley for the Performing Arts, at (518) 588-7146 or visit

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 years. Camp cabins surround a central lounge with a fireplace to foster community living and interaction between different age 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.
Call (800) 375-8444; or contact
Camp Pembroke, Pembroke, Mass.,;  Director: Ellen Felcher
Camp Tel Noar, Hampstead, N.H.,; Director: Molly Lourie Butter
Camp Tevya, Brookline, N.H.,; Executive Director:Mindee Meltzer

High Meadow set for a fun summer
Parents who want the ultimate summer experience for their children choose High Meadow Day Camp. Family owned and operated for 50 years. High Meadow offers a traditional program of instructional and recreational swimming, a great variety of team and individual sports, creative arts, a rope 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, or visit


The Road to Success: CollegePrepExpress
CollegePrepExpress offers a turn-key solution to college admissions. From grades to standardized tests to application essays and interview prep, CPE helps students on every step of the journey. With private tutoring and small classes (in West Hartford and online), stress reduction, “Prep Talks,” and blog posts, we’re serious about getting students into first choice colleges!
Michael J. Youmans, Ph.D.
CollegePrepExpress, LLC: The Fastest Route to Admissions;;;;; Phone: (860) 519-1000

Camp Lee Mar: A Special Camp for Special Kids
Camp Lee Mar celebrates its 60th season this summer. Camp Lee Mar’s unique program combines all the fun traditional camp activities, such as basketball, kickball, boating & fishing, soccer and arts & crafts, with academics, speech, daily living skills, etc. Camp Lee Mar also has a therapeutic horseback riding program, a Zip Line and overnight trips. The facilities are exceptional, highlighted by the three-year-old Junior Olympic heated pool, and air-conditioned buildings (including cabins).
Camp Lee Mar, in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, also has many special events throughout the summer, including the Fourth of July celebration, Western Night, Hawaiian Night, Carnival Day, and Olympics, to name just a few.
The senior division campers talk all year about Social Dance, which we have every weekend, followed by the Senior Fling (Prom) which takes place in early August. The hallmark of Lee Mar’s program is its incredible, nurturing staff, all dedicated to working with children with special needs. Camp Lee Mar is truly “a special camp for special kids.”

For more information, visit


At NCC, kids camp at keyboards
Where can a youngster learn 2D and 3D video game design, create a phone App, learn web design, learn to program, create a video production, take apart a computer, and make new friends? The answer is at the National Computer Camp (NCC) at Fairfield University in Fairfield. Overnight and day programs as well as an optional sports program are available.
Campers may attend one or multi-week sessions with a continuous curriculum that is age appropriate and suitable for beginners to advanced. The camp is ideal for both experienced and first time campers. The coed campers, ages 8-18, enjoy small group instruction; each camper has his/her own computer.
Now in its 35th year, NCC is America’s original computer camp; in 1977 Dr. Zabinski, a professor at Fairfield University, established the very first of these educational summer camps coining the phrase “Computer Camp.” NCC is where campers arrive with a dream and leave with a future.
For further information and a brochure visit the camp at
e-mail: or call 203-710-5771.
Visit our Open Houses, Sunday, March 18, April 22, May 20, all from 1-3 p.m.


Summer Place offers many programs
WEST HARTFORD – 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


Holiday Hill hosts open house
Holiday Hill Day Camp for boys and girls ages 4-13 will begin its 61st 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 6, 1-5 p.m. For more information,
call (203) 387-2267 or visit

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