- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Other
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Faith-Based
- Sub-Categories: Jewish
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Accreditation: American Camp Association
Camp Yavneh is situated on 65 acres of woodlands and waterfront in southern New Hampshire, a short 90 minute drive from Boston. Yavneh integrates the traditional camp setting with a strong Judaic component. We offer camps for younger students and counselors in training!
Camp Yavneh has a strong interest in fostering Jewish identity in the youth of today. This goal is accomplished through the daily camping program, which includes exposure to all aspects of Jewish culture and ritual.
On the playing fields... ...and beyond. Camp Yavneh offers extensive sports activities for all age groups including Horseshoes, Volleyball, Tetherball, Hiking, Fitness / Weight Room, Football, Softball, Ga-Ga, Low Ropes Course, Basketball, Archery, Ping Pong, Soccer, Frisbee, Nucomb, Floor hockey, Climbing Tower and Tennis.
On the waterfront...We offer fully accredited, highly supervised Red Cross programs where campers may qualify for all levels of certification, including CPR, first aid & lifeguarding. Our water trampoline with slide, logroll and launcher are very popular.
In the boats...Windsurfing, funyaking, sailing, rowing, canoeing and sailboarding led by our certified boating staff.
In other settings...Well stocked library, radio station, video, Israeli dancing, movies, music, creative writing, drama (English & Hebrew productions), photography, nature, low ropes course, overnight hiking and canoe trips.
Omanut (Art Center) At Camp Yavneh you can choose from a wide variety of Omanut (Art) projects. Our art directors work with the campers on art projects that are offered as a morning class, for those that really love art and that meets for approximately 8 intensive sessions. We often have visiting artsits from Israel.
Kerem... (counselors in training): For many decades, Camp Yavneh's staff has been enriched by counselors who are graduates of the camp's highly regarded, selective Kerem program, Counselor in Training (CIT). This leadership program offers dramatic performances, Maccabiah, special trips and overnights, a day of group dynamics on a high and low ropes course, and other special events that will enhance and foster a sense of spirit and friendship. The Kerem experience helps participants define the meaning of their own Jewishness. It also teaches them how to care for young campers and transmit Jewish values in a summer camp setting.