Experience Choice, Friendship, and Fun

Experience Choice, Friendship, and Fun

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About Cedar Lake Camp

Cedar Lake Camp is one of North America’s largest Jewish camps devoted exclusively to 12 through 14 year olds. We are conveniently located in Milford, Pennsylvania, 60 miles from Manhattan, on our beautiful twelve hundred and fifty acre tree shaded campus in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains. CLC is much more than an individual choice program with over 50 activities for campers entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade—it’s a gateway to independence, learning, Jewish community, and thrilling experiences.

Our Program

Our programs encourage individuality in a caring and accepting environment. Cedar Lake campers participate in six daily activities, including four electives of their choice, plus a recreation period, and a special program/athletics period. The end result is not only personal growth, lasting friendships, and a strengthened Jewish identity and connection to Israel, but also a summer experience that is most definitely worth writing home about.

A Day in the Life

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At Cedar Lake Camp, no two days are ever the same. With over 50 activities to choose from, our 7th, 8th, and 9th graders are athletes, adventurers, artists, scientists, thespians, and more. When we mention freedom, opportunity, and independence, we mean it! Join us to figure out who you’re bound to be.

A Day at Camp
Campers ready to play soccer.

Total Specialty Camps

At our Total Specialty Camps (TSC), mastering your skills is the name of the game. Here, we seize the unique opportunity to live the mantra “practice makes progress.” Campers are able to take to the court and field with our exceptional instructors to perfect techniques and strategies that up their game!

A camper learning how to play guitar.

Camp Offerings

Campers participate in six daily activities based on their individual needs and interests. During each of these activities, campers receive excellent instruction and learn new skills while having fun.

Two campers cooking.

Health & Nutrition

At Cedar Lake Camp, the safety and physical well-being of our campers and staff is our number one priority! We provide nutritious and well-balanced fully kosher meals that kids enjoy eating and have a resident health staff that oversee the medical care of our campers throughout the summer.

A staff member welcome two campers.

Meet Our Team

Because of the enthusiasm and dedication of our team members, our staff and campers form bonds that are everlasting. Our staff come from all over the world and are handpicked as leaders in their areas. Due to our extensive program offerings, almost all bunk counselors are specialists who immerse themselves in camp culture alongside our campers. Our dedicated staff members are what make Cedar Lake Camp a truly special place.

Round Lake at Cedar Lake Camp

Round Lake is an inclusion program serving children and adolescents with, but not limited to, social communication disorders, ADHD, learning differences, and anxiety at Cedar Lake Camp. Our program is built upon a philosophy of opportunity and choice for all campers.

Our approach to inclusion ensures that campers who are part of the Round Lake program are fully integrated into the camp experiences at Cedar Lake. Campers enjoy everything that a traditional sleep away camp experience has to offer, while benefiting from additional support.

Machane B’Yachad at Cedar Lake Camp

Machane B’Yachad is a partnership program with Friends of Israel Scouts, Tzofim at Cedar Lake Camp. This unique overnight summer ‘camp within a camp’ is an immersive, unique, and fun-filled program that provides rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade campers an Israeli experience in Hebrew.

At Cedar Lake Camp, Machane B’Yachad offers 13 days of overnight summer camp with all of the activities of a traditional summer camp plus activities that are unique to Israel Scouts. More than 50 diverse elective activities, such as swimming, basketball, gaga, boating, and arts and crafts, are offered in combination with scouting activities designed to bond the campers and deepen their knowledge of Israeli culture. This diverse, immersive program, run in Hebrew by Israeli counselors and Hebrew-speaking friends, will broaden campers’ knowledge and use of Hebrew!

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