Camp Airy

Thurmont, MD

Overview

Camps Airy and Louise are the only brother/sister Jewish Camps in the country! We offer an overnight camping experience for kids entering 2nd–12th grade that's filled to the brim with fun, friendships, swimming and activities to match every interest. 

Camp Airy was founded in 1924 by Baltimore philanthropists Aaron and Lillie Straus, two years after its sister camp, Camp Louise. Dedicated to providing a wholesome atmosphere in which young men and women can thrive and grow, Camp Airy continues to provide wonderful summer experiences for children.

The campers have a mixture of several activities. Core activities are planned in order to make sure our campers are trying new experiences, however campers also have the freedom to choose activities they are interested in. In some cases, skills are taught over a 3-day period in activities called Clinics. Bunks are matched up with other bunks at camp and given a challenge to compete against each other in sport and non-sport areas. By the end of the session, an overall winner is crowned.  Activity programs include: sports and swim, outdoor adventure, Airy Racing, Chef Airy, trips and more. 

Counselor-In-Training Program

Camp Airy and Camp Louise Counselors-In-Training (CITs) are campers who have completed 11th grade prior to the start of the summer.  The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for the participants to master a defined series of job skills related to child care in a residential camp setting. CITs will also spend some time participating in and learning about specific components of the operations of camp. CITs who successfully complete the program have the opportunity to apply to be a fully-trained member of the staff of Camp Airy and Camp Louise following their graduation from high school.

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