Sports

 
 

Basketball, Soccer, Gaga, Softball, Street Hockey, Flag Football, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Indoor Games, Ping Pong, Kickball, Lacrosse, Newcomb, Pillow Polo, Track and Field, Weight Lifting, Wiffle Ball plus Hackey Sack, Devil sticks/Diablos and more!

Electives: Tennis, Archery, Aerobics, Fitness/Running, Frisbee Golf, Martial Arts, Zumba, Riflery, All-Star Sports League, Cardio Kickboxing

Intercamp Competition: Jr. Jr. Jamboree, Archery, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Newcomb, Ultimate Frisbee, Riflery, Swim

Aquatics

 

 
 

Waterfront and Pool, First Aid and CPR, Free Swim, Guard Start Program, Lifeguarding, Swim Instruction, Swim & Stay Fit Program, Swim Team      (All waterfront classes taught by certified Red Cross instructors)

Electives: Waterskiing and Wakeboarding, Canoeing and Kayaking, Fishing, Paddle boarding, Sailing, Swim Team

The Arts

 
 

Music and Singing, Sabbath Services, Camper Plays and Skits, Arts and Crafts, Israeli Folk Dancing, Modern Dance, Judaica Programs and Seminars

Electives: Band, A cappella, Drama, Dance Company, Improv, Music Company, Robotics and Model Making, Newspaper/Creative Writing, Arts and Crafts studio, including woodworking, jewelry design, ceramics and pottery, copper enameling, tye dying and batik, cartooning and more

                       Other Amazing Programs at CYJ

 
 

Special Activities & Programs

HORSE BACK RIDING 

CYJ offers Horse Back Riding for all ages and all levels.  Never been on a horse? No problem! Have lots of horseback riding experience? No problem!  We have teamed up with a local stable to offer a unique & individualized program for anyone who wants to participate!

LIFEGUARDING

Campers in our Daled group (finishing ninth grade) can take the American Red Cross Lifeguarding and CPR course. Campers must be 15 years old by the time the course ends, must be full-season campers and must be willing to devote extra time to studying and practice during the summer.

WAITERS PROGRAM

Campers from our Daled group (finishing ninth grade) are eligible to apply to our waiters program during the camper registration process in November. It’s not an easy job, but it's a great way to earn some money during the summer!
 

BAR/BAT MITZVAH And HEBREW TUTORING

We offer one-on-one, personalized Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutoring as well as Hebrew tutoring; there is a separate fee for this service. Please feel free to call us for more information about this program.

Israel Trip

Camp Young Judaea offers a unique and memorable Israel Experience program to children completing 10th grade. Open ONLY to campers who have spent at least their 9th grade summer at CYJ, the program is a multi-faceted learning, fun and social experience. Following the program in Israel, campers return to CYJ for a 12-day Leadership Training program. The CYJ Summer Israel Experience (popularly called the “Gadna” program), is operated in conjunction with the Israeli government’s Jewish Agency for Israel.

COUNSELOR AIDE PROGRAM

Participants in our Israel Trip program are eligible to apply to our Counselor Aide program the following summer. Counselor Aides live in the bunks with campers and are considered full staff members; they participate in on-the-job training and seminars during their first summer on staff.