About Total Specialty Camps
At 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 learn new techniques and strategies to up their game!
To sign-up for a Total Specialty Camp week, registered families can head to “Additional Options” under your camper’s Forms & Documents.
Program Structure and Benefits
Our Total Specialty Camps (TSC) are designed for campers who have an interest in one specific sport and want to spend more time honing their abilities from high level instructors. Each TSC camper will participate in their sport of choice for four out of the six periods daily and receive individualized instruction derived from our top level instructors.
Total Specialty Camps offers expert coaching in four major sports: baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis. The TSC experience is available for campers entering grades 2–10 and consists of four activity periods per day (total of 4 hours per day) as well as expert guest instruction and special activities. Through the parent dashboard, you can add TSC to your camper’s schedule as an add-on option.
At TSC, you learn from the best, improve your skills, gain confidence, and have fun. We pair an intensive, specialized program with the same traditional Jewish overnight camp environment that Cedar Lake Camp is famous for. TSC provides extensive skill development while allowing for campers to enjoy a traditional overnight camp experience at the same time. When a child adds a Total Specialty Camp option to their registration, they get the best of both worlds – high level instruction, without having to leave their summer home to do so.
TEAM Baseball Camps
The best way to excel is to flawlessly master the basics. Coaches Adam Gladstone, Nate Mulberg, and Barry Weinberg teach you how to do just that. These coaches have decades of combined experience in the MLB, at the college level, and internationally with Team Israel. Through individualized instruction, focused on all fielding, hitting, and pitching,, campers are able to push their games and their mindsets to the next level. Join us on the field to play and learn from Team Israel’s best!
TEAM Basketball Academy with Michael Sweetney
NJY Camps is proud to partner with TEAM Basketball and former New York Knick, Michael Sweetney in 2023! Campers will be able to learn the fundamentals of the game and perfect their craft from a former top 10 NBA draft pick through focused drills, play progressions, and skill development in all phases of the game. Now a college coach at Yeshiva University, join Michael on the court to be let in on the secrets to playing basketball at the highest levels! (Hint…it starts with working on your off-hand.)
Rich Benvin Tennis Academy
At the Rich Benvin Tennis Academy, we strive to develop complete tennis players as we deliver a program that enables campers to level up their game on any surface! Our Tennis Specialty Camp features high-level instruction from Rich Benvin, USPTR pro, former ATP player, and WTA Coach, as campers receive individual and game play instruction honing in all fundamental skill areas of the sport to include serving, movement, net play, ground strokes, and positioning.
NY Red Bulls Soccer Academy
When you receive instruction from professional coaches of one of the biggest names in Major League Soccer, you’re guaranteed to achieve your goals. NJY Camps has partnered with the New York Red Bulls to deliver a first-class soccer experience led by top-level certified coaches and a curriculum carefully crafted by the NY Red Bulls corporation. Campers drill all fundamental skill areas, while learning match play applications. Who knows, there may even be a guest appearance from a current Red Bulls player! Add-on also includes a match ticket to see a live NY Red Bulls game at Red Bull Arena.
Meet the Pros
One of the highlights of the TSC Experience is the ability to learn from expert professionals who have achieved great success in their field. The knowledge and training that they are able to offer campers is what makes the learning experience game-changing. Across all of our specialty camp activities we work with professional coaches, athletes, academic institutions and other communal organizations and companies to provide campers with the best possible experience.
Adam Gladstone joins TEAM with a diverse baseball background ranging from Maccabi Baseball to Major League Baseball. In 2014, Gladstone was hired by Orioles GM Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter to become the Orioles first ever Instant Replay Coordinator. Gladstone joined the Israel National Team in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Baseball Operations, serving in that role for the 2017 World Baseball Classic Club and the 2020 Israel Olympic Club. He also served that role in March of 2023 for the World Baseball Classic. Adam’s vast experience has exposed him to the strategies, philosophies rom those that have played, coached and managed at the game’s highest level.
Nate Mulberg was the First Base Coach for Team Israel at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where Israel finished 5th in the world. He is also the Assistant Baseball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Richmond, a Division I school in Richmond, Virginia. At Richmond, Mulberg works with the team’s catchers and hitters, while directing the team’s national recruiting efforts. A four-year starting shortstop at the University of Rochester, Mulberg was also a member of the 2009 USA Gold Medalist Baseball Team at the 2009 Maccabiah Games. Coach Mulberg is entering his 7th year coaching in college baseball.
Barry Weinberg worked as an athletic trainer in the MLB for over 30 years. He first served as the assistant trainer of the New York Yankees from 1979-1981. He then was head trainer for the Oakland Athletics from 1982-1997. Weinberg worked the 1987 All-Star Game and 1993 All-Star Game. He then followed Tony LaRussa to the St. Louis Cardinals and had been head trainer with them for a 14 year stretch ending in a World Series Championship in 2011. He worked the 2005 All-Star Game and 2009 All-Star Game on the National League side. An expert in his field, he has lectured internationally, written numerous articles for athletic training publications, produced training videos and served as clinician at many local and national symposia.
NY Red Bulls Soccer Academy
The New York Red Bulls are an American professional soccer club that competes as a member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The club’s first team has attracted many world class soccer players during the franchise’s history, including Thierry Henry! Beyond their on-field product, the NY Red Bulls are regarded to have one of the most comprehensive talent development programs in the US. Starting in 2018, NJY Camps has had the privilege of becoming a NY Red Bulls training partner and as a result, receive the benefits of a specialty soccer camp instructed by a top level licensed coach of the NY Red Bulls and its first rate development curriculum.
TEAM Basketball, in partnership with Michael Sweetney, are bringing elite basketball instruction to our campers. Michael Sweetney has been a basketball success at every level. He was named a Naismith Player of the Year and John Wooden award finalist while at Georgetown University before being drafted by the New York Knicks at #9 overall in 2003. For almost 15 years Michael enjoyed playing success both in the NBA and overseas. Now an Assistant Coach at Yeshiva University,Michael will be bringing his unmatched playing and coaching experience to NJY Camps for the first time this upcoming summer, ensuring that our campers are truly learning from the best of the best to elevate their game!
Rich Benvin is currently a tennis professional at the Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida. Rich is not only a USPTR Certified Tennis Professional but also a former ATP Player and WTA Coach. Rich coached Brenda Shultz-McCarthy, ranked #9 in the world in 1996. She reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon as well as the quarterfinals in singles and the finals in doubles with Gabriela Sabatini at the U.S. Open in 1995. Rich coached Kellen Damico, the #5 world-ranked junior in 2007, Wimbledon junior doubles winner and doubles finalist at the Junior Australian Open in 2006. He also coached Julia O’Loughlin, who at the age of 12, was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. Rich helped her obtain a full scholarship with the USTA High Performance Academy in Boca Raton, FL.