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Activities

Archery

Ready, aim, fire! This age-old outdoor sport is loads of fun and is excellent for developing good posture and a strong upper body! Campers learn bowmanship, safety, proper form and targeting.

Arts & Crafts

Projects using a variety of two and three dimensional media encourage campers to have fun exploring their creativity.

Art educators guide children from the basics to advanced techniques in arts and crafts, including jewelry making, painting, and leather craft. Older campers also enjoy activities such as ceramics, weaving, and copper enameling.

Please note that not all projects are available to all age groups each summer.

Boating

Our younger campers learn basic boating safety and captain their own paddle boat on our lake. Older campers practice canoe and kayak skills under the watchful eye of Open Water Module certified waterfront staff. Campers get to ride the amazing Sachs Family 60-foot-tall-90-foot-long Water Slide that ends into our lake!

Campcraft

Offered only to our older campers, Campcraft teaches map reading and compass use, firebuilding, outdoor cooking, knot tying, safe use of tools, and other campsite skills.

Campcraft also teaches how to set up a campsite and live in it comfortably and safely. Survival Camp campers have the opportunity to sleep overnight in the campcraft area.

Cheer

Your camper will love our recreational cheer squad – it’s good exercise and even better fun! Learn traditional American and Israeli cheers and basic routines.

Free Swim

In addition to swimming lessons, each camper, except Mini Camp campers, has a second daily swim period that is just for fun and keeping cool. A triple-decker, double-barreled water slide adds excitement to recreational swim time, and provides excellent motivation for campers to become deep-water swimmers. All of our pools are guarded by many more certified lifeguards and watchers than are required by law.

Games

Our camp is equipped with tons of amazing games for kids to play. Some of the camp favorites include our giant-sized game collection, where kids play oversized versions of classic games.

Instructional Swim

Each camper is placed in a swim level based on ability demonstrated at the start of camp. Daily small group instruction by trained staff follows the Red Cross Learn to Swim curriculum. Campers receive certificates of achievement and Red Cross certification cards when they have learned all of the required skills.

Our unique pod pool with its graduated entrance ramp lets beginning swimmers ease into the water. Children with more advanced ability enjoy our 25 meter and lap pools.

We follow the Red Cross Learn to Swim program. For details about this program and skills learned at each level, view the PDF below.

Nature

Our forests, fields, streams and lake provide endless opportunities to learn about the plants, fish, birds, insects, reptiles and other animals that live on our grounds.

Our nature program teaches campers to care for the amphibians and small mammals that live in our nature center. Our survival skills specialists teach map reading and compass use, fire building, outdoor cooking, knot tying, safe use of tools and other campsite skills.

Playground

Younger campers love our playground, complete with a slide, rope climb, and spyglass tower for little pirates!

Ropes Initiatives

Our two state-of-the-art, three-story climbing towers include dozens of challenging elements, climbing wall, giant swing, and zipline.

Complementing our towers are over twenty low ropes activities and a third rappelling wall leading to a 300-foot zipline over our lake. Our Ropes Challenge course safely encourages personal growth, develops leadership, and teaches team-building skills.

Ruach

Campers enjoy learning and singing classic camp songs led by guitar-playing counselors in an enthusiastic, upbeat atmosphere.

Singing

The spirited singing of American, Israeli, and international songs is heard throughout the day. Younger campers enjoy singing and learning to use instruments such as tambourines, bells, and other noisemakers.

Special Events

Treasure hunts, sporting events, outside performers, evening camp fires, and day trips for older campers are just some of the special activities that enhance our regular schedule.

Recent Out-of-Camp Trips Included
Trip to Cascade Lake Hikes to Soldier’s Delight and the Appalachian Trail
Baltimore Orioles Game
Bowie Baysox Game
Glass-blowing studio

Special Programs Conducted by Camp Staff
Wacky Week and Wacky Olympics
Carnival
Variety Show
Camper longevity awards
Superhero Day
Maccabiah – our version of a Color War
Water Day

Evening Late Stays
Our older campers have a dinner cookout on those evenings when they stay until dusk for special late stay activities.

Events Conducted by Guest Professionals
Israeli Scout Caravan
Animal Shows
Puppet Theaters
Live Concerts
Athletic Demonstrations
Magic Shows
Jugglers

Splash Pad

Campers can cool off without getting in the pool in our fun splashpad. Jets of water, water buckets and mini-fountains are a fun place to play.

Sports

You name it – we’ve got it! Ga-ga, soccer, relay races, basketball, tumbling, lacrosse, kickball, and volleyball are just some of the sports activities taught by certified instructors using the latest techniques and equipment. The focus is on skill development and friendly competition.

Tumbling

Our certified instructors teach campers the basics of mat work, rolls, and beginner gymnastics.

Zumba

Zumba lets campers get footloose as they learn exercises and dances that accompany popular songs. Taught by a certified Zumba instructor, it’s a great combination of fitness and fun.

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Get the most from your summer.
We’re a real summer camp.

Summer break will fly by fast. Make the most of your summer by attending a camp that offers a traditional summer camp program on 60 acres of park-like-land with lots of real summer camp activities.