What does the daily schedule look like?
Each division (age group) will have a schedule which includes special program/athletics, a rec period and 4 daily electives. Electives include individual and team sports, a variety of waterfront activities (jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing, and lake elements), visual, dramatic, creative, and culinary arts, adventure activities, high ropes, and a comprehensive STEM program to name a few. Check out the daily schedule for more information.
How does my child choose activities/electives?
There are over 50 camp electives. Every three days, campers will choose four electives. We encourage campers to try new activities all the time, but also allow them to repeat activities they enjoy.
How are campers bunked for the summer?
Campers are grouped in bunks by grade and gender. We take a lot of time to bunk our campers with others where we feel they will make connections and lasting friendships. We ask all families to fill out a camper questionnaire which is supplemented by interviews for 1st year campers. You are able to make bunking requests so that your child can be with one or two children from your town, or bunked separately, if you prefer. Top or bottom bunks can be requested.
How many campers and staff are in each bunk?
Each bunk has twelve to eighteen campers with at least four counselors. The bunks are equipped with full bathroom facilities, including at least 2 showers, sinks, and toilets, electrical outlets, and cubbies for clothing. All campers and staff sleep in solid wooden bunk beds and our counselors sleep amongst the campers in the cabin, with one of them next to the entrance to the bunk. Our housekeeping staff sanitizes the bathrooms daily while the campers and counselors keep the main area of the cabin in order, which is maintained through daily cabin inspections.
Where do campers comes from?
Our campers come from all over the United States. We have large groups of children from New Jersey, the New York metropolitan area, Long Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Florida. We also have international campers from Israel, Spain, Latin America, and other locales.
Are there a lot of choices at mealtimes?
Yes. Besides the kosher hot meal, there is a full salad bar, pasta, and fruit at lunch and dinner. If a camper still can’t find something they like, they can also work with our specialty food liaison to help them find something in our fully stocked kitchen. Check out the Health and Nutrition page for more information.
Can you accommodate my child’s allergies?
We also have a dedicated GIG certified Gluten Free kitchen for campers with a gluten free diet. In addition, we can accommodate most special dietary needs. The specialty food liaison will work closely with your family to ensure all dietary needs can be met. For further information, check out the Health and Nutrition page or contact the camp director for specific questions.
Do you have a doctor in camp?
We typically have two to three doctors and six to eight nurses in Milford at all times. In addition, we have medical administrators in each camp, who will be your point of contact if anything medical happens during your camper’s stay. Our overnight health center is staffed 24 hours per day.
Are there any other expenses? Do campers need extra money?
There are a few extra expenses that families may incur if you choose: horseback riding, Total Specialty Camps (TSC), and luggage shipping (if you choose not to drive it to camp.) If you have a full summer or 6-week camper, we suggest that each parent send in spending money for their campers for our field trip. This money is kept in the office safe and will be given to the campers by their division head when needed. In addition, campers entering 9th grade will participate in out of camp trips that can require spending money.
Do you offer horseback riding?
Yes, we offer horseback riding lessons for an additional fee. Horseback riding can be selected before camp starts or added during the summer. Our campers receive Western style instruction. Trail riding is offered once the staff feel a child is ready.
Do you offer Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring?
Yes, our bar/bat mitzvah tutors help campers with their preparation. They will help the camper review the Torah/Haftorah portion and any part of the service the camper needs assistance in. The lessons are offered on a weekly basis at no extra cost. If you would like for your child to take these lessons, they can be added after registration in your camper’s online registration.
How does the laundry work?
Laundry is done once per week. Bunk counselors help the campers move laundry from their own bags into larger bunk laundry bags. The laundry is brought to our on-premise facility, washed, dried, and then returned. Counselors assist campers with sorting, folding, and putting away clean laundry. Please clearly label every item of clothing with your child’s name.
Are there any out of camp trips?
CLC goes on out of camp adventure trips in our local area. These include day mountain biking trips in the Pocono State Forest, day canoe trips down the Delaware River, day sailing trips on Lake Wallenpaupack, and day hiking trips in the Highpoint State Forest.
Campers also leave camp to compete in inter-camp games and tournaments. We play in two different leagues giving our campers the opportunity to compete in sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, roller-hockey, tennis meets, swim meets, and more.
Finally, on our changeover day from 1st to 2nd session, our full summer campers go on a field trip for the day. Campers entering 9th grade will also participate in multiple out of camp trips each session.
What is Total Specialty Camps (TSC)?
TSC is our unique specialty camp option to participate in an intensive experience in basketball, baseball, soccer, or tennis. By adding the Specialty Camp to your summer experience, you can immerse yourself in one activity four hours a day, six days a week. You will learn from the best on how to improve your skills, gain confidence, and most importantly, have fun! To see our TSC offerings and for more information, check out our Total Specialty Camps page.
Do you provide a suggested packing list for the summer?
Yes, and it can be found here. We suggest packing into soft duffle bags for easy storage. For our activities, most equipment is provided, campers are encouraged to bring equipment for their favorite sport, if they have equipment they prefer using. Please ensure you clearly label your camper’s clothing and equipment.
How do campers get to camp?
There are three ways that campers get to and from camp. On the first and last days of the 1st, 2nd and Full Season sessions, parents can drive their camper to and from camp, campers can take free buses provided by the camp from various stops in the tri-state area, or campers can fly into Newark Liberty International Airport and we will meet them there and bring them to camp. Short stay campers may take camp buses to camp, but are picked up at the end of their session at camp.
How do I get my child’s luggage to and from camp?
If you live in metropolitan NY, NJ, CT, Eastern PA, DC, Baltimore, N. VA and FL (East Coast), baggage can be picked up from your home and brought directly to camp via Door-Va-Door, a camp baggage trucking service (information is available after registration through your NJYHome account). You can also arrange with UPS or FedEX to ship bags to camp. Luggage may be driven to camp and dropped off prior to the start of camp or brought on opening day with your camper.
Only carry-on bags may go on the bus with the campers.
How do I keep in touch with my child once they are at camp?
You, your family members, and friends can go to our camp web site as much as you like to email campers using your online portal. Parents and guardians will need to provide permission to additional family members to email campers during the summer. The email system will open on the first day of camp. Campers also enjoy letters and packages sent by US mail.
We post pictures, Sunday through Friday, usually by 11 pm EST, by camp. On occasions, technology issues and/or camp programs intervene and posting of photos may be delayed. You can reach them from our homepage or by logging into your CampInTouch account. We try our very best to capture pictures of many campers every day. You should expect to see your camper once every 3 days. If not, please let us know. We also upload video clips from camp to highlight different activities and events.
Campers will send emails once a week and we encourage letter writing too.
If you ever have any concerns during the summer, feel free to contact the Camp Director at any time.
What happens on the first day of camp?
Campers will be welcomed to camp by our very enthusiastic staff! Before going to their bunks, all campers are “health checked,” which includes a lice check. Bunk counselors escort the campers to their bunks for introductions and unpacking. Camper orientation includes a tour of the grounds, icebreakers, lunch, swim tests, athletics, and a divisional meeting (by age group) to kick off the summer of their lives!
Where is the Milford campus located?
Our address is 570 Sawkill Road, Milford, PA 18337.
We have 3 camps located at this address: Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, Cedar Lake Camp, and Teen Camp. Including our Round Lake inclusion model.
International Campers – What airports can my camper fly into?
Once your child is registered, please contact us regarding flights and times before making any arrangements. If at all possible, flight arrangements should be made through Newark Liberty International Airport.
Our staff meet and greet campers upon arrival and bring them to camp. For the return flight, we bring campers to the airport, and if permitted by security, accompany them to the gate. Our staff does not leave the airport until the plane has departed. We give parents an emergency contact number and procedures to follow in case of unexpected delays.
International Campers – Do you provide linens for international campers?
We provide our international campers with bed linens (sheets, blankets, pillow, pillow case) for use during the summer. Please be sure to label all clothing and items you send to camp with the camper’s first and last name.