For more than 80 years the JCC of Staten Island's Lillian Schwartz Day Camp has provided thousands of children on Staten Island with a safe, quality Jewish day camp experience with a focus on fun, spirit, friendship, and community. The camp is situated at the lush Henry Kaufmann campgrounds in Staten Island's Greenbelt and features 100 country like wooded acres, 2 lakes, boating ponds, ball fields, hiking trails, an outdoor amphitheater and 3 Olympic sized swimming pools. At the camp, children participate in a full array of sports activities including swimming, baseball, basketball, karate, archery, and hockey.
CIT II/Gesher is the ideal camp for the teen interested in making a difference in the life of a child. Teens spend the summer at the JCC camp getting on the job training and experience working with children.
CIT’s learn the basic information on youth relationship skills, child development and the techniques for leading activities.
CIT’s also go on great trips to places such as Great Adventure, Camel Beach, Dorney Park, and a two day/one night overnight.
CIT’s are required to attend training and orientation sessions prior to and during the camp season.