Tel Yehudah’s program brings together teens from around the US, Israel and the world to form lifelong friendships through a unique mix of camp-fun, Jewish identity building, practical leadership opportunities and experiencing a taste of Israel for the summer!
Our dynamic program builds leadership skills and motivation, social responsibility, critical thinking and life-long commitment to Israel and the Jewish People. Our teens enjoy athletics, music, arts and crafts, hiking, performing arts, experiential education, out-of-camp trips and many other activities. Located on 150 beautiful wooded acres on the banks of the Delaware River in Barryville, New York, Tel Yehudah draws campers and staff from across the United States, United Kingdom, Israel and increasingly, around the world. We reach out to all Jewish youth – Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, secular and unaffiliated – to create a vibrant, pluralist community where each participant grows personally in the context of a strong and supportive community.
Between bunk activities, activity areas, out of camp trips, Shabbat, and special programs and days, from Maccabia (Color War) to Tzedekapalooza, the Tel Yehudah program and experience brings our teens non-stop excitement, exploration, and fun!
TY LEADERSHIP (FIRST SESSION PROGRAM)
During our four-week TY Leadership session participants are grouped together in bunks and programs by grade. Current 8th graders are eligible to register for Alumim; Current 9th graders are eligible to register for Yachad; Current 10th and 11th graders are eligible to register for Hadracha.
TY INTENSIVES (SECOND SESSION PROGRAM)
Our new two-week TY Intensives offer teens opportunities to develop their skills and deepen their interests with leading experts and organizations from Israel and the United States. Whether its photography, arts, cooking, outdoor adventure, writing, martial arts, leadership, lifeguarding or service learning, each TY Intensive leads to meaningful outcomes while still enjoying the best of the Tel Yehudah experience
HAVURAH AND CAMP KIMAMA
Teens from the Russian-speaking community are also eligible to join our nationally recognized Havurah program for teens of Russian speaking Jewish families, who are also grouped together in bunks and programs by grade.
In addition to Havurah, our campers are joined for TY Intensives by campers from Camp Kimama in Israel -an international Jewish summer camp, forming a truly Global Teen Community.