January 31, 2011 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #594656outoftownjewParticipant
Can someone recommend a good overnight boys camp for this summer? (New York area or mid-west preferable but not necessary.)January 31, 2011 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #733968✡onegoal™Participant
Camp Agudah Midwest is awesome! Its in South Haven Michigan and is a great place.
^MONIS^January 31, 2011 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #733969LBKParticipant
My son and all of his friends loved Camp Rayim this summer!!January 31, 2011 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #733970☕️coffee addictParticipant
what kind of camp are u looking for (learning or sports)January 31, 2011 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #733971deiyezoogerMember
boys zone fantastic.January 31, 2011 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #733972bptParticipant
How old a boy? And how yeshivish do you want?
There are places for all levels and ages. Most camps have a website (or at least, clips to be seen on YouTube) so a look at the crowd will give you a better idea of what’s a good match.
I’d name a few, but the CR’s done enough fighting over the “how yeshivish” yardstick, so I’d prefer not to go down that road againJanuary 31, 2011 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #733973itsonlymeMember
camp ???? more the litfisha type (sorry aboutmy spelling)January 31, 2011 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #733974bh18Participant
my son went to sleepaway camp for the first time this summer. he was so nervous until i found camp govoah run by rabbi teichman. this camp has three outstanding advantages. they have two week programs for those who want to try it out or cant afford more and my son went for the first two weeks then stayed the whole month. this summer will be his bar mitzvah b’H so he’ll be going for six weeks. also, they have a strict learning program and for boys who cant learn they have a hands on program (my son helped build the tree house!) lastly, they are the cheapest sleepaway camp and are conveniently located half hour away from other sleepaway camps in upstate new york. their phone number is 347-753-3636 and 718-252-2267 hope all this helps! hatzlocha!!January 31, 2011 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #733975simchashachaimMember
On the east coast you got Dora Golding (campdoragolding.com). Within Dora Golding there is a devision called Yaalozu (mountaineering) which is higly recommended for boys going/coming out of 9th grade. If you want more modern you have Morasha and Mesorah (going farther to the left- you have Lavi and others).
In the midwest you have Yeshiva Hakayitz (go to HTC.edu).
I can only speak for CDG and Kayitz and they are both amazing camps with a great staff and great atmosphere.February 1, 2011 1:20 am at 1:20 am #733976geshmocksterMember
Camp Agudah/Ruach Country, in my opinion is the best camp in the mountains, & I’ve been to almost all the camps, beleive me!February 1, 2011 3:15 am at 3:15 am #733977✡onegoal™Participant
geshmockster- So we agree Agudah is the best the question is do you want mountains or not? 🙂
^MONIS^February 1, 2011 3:31 am at 3:31 am #733978aries2756Participant
There are a variety of camps to choose from. Depending on age and need, find out where his friends from Yeshiva and Shul are going and what his yeshiva recommends. It is important that he go with someone he knows especially if he is not starting out in the lower bunks.
Once you have made your decision make sure you have a serious and honest discussion with your child about his own personal safety and not allowing anyone (even in a teasing fashion) to touch him inappropriately. This can happen from counselors, swim instructors, other boys all the way up to Rebbeim and Administration. Make sure you explain what his own daled amos are and how no one is allowed to invade his own space and if he feels uncomfortable in any way he should call you to discuss it with you no matter what. Never keep secrets from you. Also keep in mind that nurses are mandatory reporters so if there is ever a problem the nurse is the first area of protection.
Obviously this discussion needs to take place with children whether they go to sleep away camp or not. AND please understand that I am not making these statements to change this thread to a discussion on molestation, I am not and I don’t want to discuss the issue here. I just want to make a first time camp parent aware of what is necessary and important along with looking for the best possible “fit” for his/her child.
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