One of the unique intangibles about NJY Camps is the strong sense of community that is created as each camper develops his or her own personal identity while still experience the unforgettable communal living cabin experience.
Campers become part of a Jewish communal experience, where they gain a connection to Israel and our rich Jewish heritage in a fun and relaxed setting. We create an environment that celebrates Jewish identity and encourages our campers to be proud of being Jewish. Shabbat is a special part of this process for both campers and staff where over the years, we created our own “Shabbat services” overlooking our beautiful lakes. These services includes traditional and camp favorite songs all lead by our song leaders and campers. The Shabbat experience concludes with Havdalah and with over hundreds people, it is a truly unique experience. In addition, we provide complementary individual tutoring for those children who are preparing for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Campers who observe religions other than Judaism are welcome to attend Round Lake Camp.
Campers share in the magic of our Color War which we call Maccabiah, a 4th of July celebration, Israel day, special entertainers and professional guest coaches or players. Campers become a part of the NJY family and by the end of the summer, they will be counting down the days until their return to your home away from home.
To complement our Shabbat experience, we run a Jewish Heroes program that introduces our campers to biblical, historic and modern Jewish personalities. Their values and achievements are presented through our Saturday programs, evening activities and many of our art and science projects. This, coupled with our strong connection to Israel fostered by our Israeli campers and staff, enhances the overall Jewish experience for our campers.
The heart and soul of camp is the feeling of family and togetherness that the bunk experience provides. Living in a group during the summer is something that cannot be compared to any other experience that children can have.