Surprise Lake Camp


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, August
    • Session Length: Two Months, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Faith-Based
    • Sub-Categories: Jewish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
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    Surprise Lake Camp is a special place, a home away from home for generations of young people ages 5-17. Our Jewish values and identity shape our days and our connection to nature. We’re dedicated to helping young people unplug, grow, and develop values, confidence, and skills to last a lifetime.

    Surprise Lake Camp (SLC) is a coed Jewish sleepaway camp located just 60 miles from NYC. Since 1902, we have helped young people to grow & develop.

    Surprise Lake Camp is blessed with incredible natural beauty. Located only 60 miles from New York City, what an oasis! Our camp sits on 460 beautiful wooded acres surrounded by an enormous expanse of undeveloped state parkland. Our sparkling, 30-acre lake is nestled between two rugged mountain ridges. It creates a vision of rustic beauty that dances in the heads of visitors years after they've been to camp. Additionally, we have miles and miles of gorgeous hiking trails with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, and beautiful campsites for cookouts and overnights. You won't believe how inspiring and exciting our woods activities are! Camp is a supportive, caring community with an upbeat Jewish flavor. We sing a lot and we cheer a lot, and we make the most of the unique opportunity camp affords to create a model of the world as it should be—joyous and at peace, achieving the human potential for successful group living.

    Cost and Session Information

    Dates and Cost


    • Full Summer - Eight Weeks, Tuesday, June 28 – Sunday, August 21
    • Session One - Five Weeks, Tuesday, June 28 – Sunday, July 31
    • Session Two - Three Weeks, Tuesday, August 2 – Sunday August 21
    • Get Your Feet Wet -  K-4th graders, Wednesday, August 24 - Sunday, August 28


    Full Summer: Regular Tuition - $9,000 | Summer Discount until Aug 31 - $8,400 | Fall Discount until Oct 31- $8,600

    Session One: Regular Tuition - $6,750 | Summer Disount until Aug 31 - $6,400 | Fall Discount until - $6,500

    Session Two: Regular Tuition - $3,750 | Summer Disount until Aug 31 - $3,500 |Fall Discount until - $3,600

    Get Your Feet Wet - $395*

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