Camp Maccabiah
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Ages: Children entering grades 6 and 7

Full Day program

Camp Maccabiah is a one stop destination for a spirited camp program where life-long friends are made, values are promoted and experienced, and activities are educational and fun.  The program is designed to meet the changing social, emotional and recreational needs of the older camper. The structure of programming allows the older camper the opportunity to explore new and challenging experiences. Campers participate in a variety of team sports through league experiences.

New coding program for Maccabiah campers!

Campers will have the opportunity to write computer programs that create interactive art, stories, games, simulations, and more. Coding helps develop problem solving and computational thinking skills.

Under the direction of the (Olympic Gold Medalist) Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy children swim twice daily (including an instructional swim period) in our beautiful aquatic complex. They receive instruction in a wide variety of sports activities including baseball, basketball, archery, boating, soccer, a challenge course and volleyball on our beautiful campground, and are culturally enriched by activities such as music, arts and crafts, dancing, outdoor cooking, drum circle, and Israeli culture.  Their minds are expanded by activities such as Fun with Science and Animal Discovery, where they learn about and interact with live animals.  The weekly schedule is further enriched by spectacular weekly shows and special events such as the camp carnival,  Independence Day celebration, community service oriented Day of Caring and Sharing, and Family Visiting Day.

Maccabiah campers go on trips twice weekly to popular destinations including: Great Adventure, Splish Spash water park, Dorney Park, Camel Beach and an overnight to Hershey Park.  On Fridays they go on local trips to the movies, bowling or roller skating.

The program is led by highly experienced staff with degrees in education, social work, and school psychology and is staffed by highly trained, energetic, devoted, and child friendly counselors.  We maintain low staff to camper ratios to ensure excellent care and attention to each camper.  

Special options include: door to door transportation, a hot lunch program, an early and late extended hours program and more

Unit Director: Sara Bernstein

Sara Bernstein is the Unit director of Camp Maccabiah. Sara grew up at The JCC Day Camp, first attending in 1994 and joining the staff as a CIT in 2005. She has worked in all aspects of the camp as a counselor to an assistant director and became a unit director in 2017. After graduating from SUNY New Paltz with a BA in Art Education , Sara went back to school for her Masters in special education. When not at camp, she is a 6-8th grade art teacher. 

Sara is very excited to begin her role as the Camp Maccabiah Unit Director.