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Why Camp Monroe?

Camp Monroe is a co-educational sleep away Jewish Summer Camp in Monroe, New York for boys and girls aged 6-16.

We pride ourselves on our heritage, culture, family, environment, facilities and staff.

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Only at Camp Monroe!

Camp Monroe has an outstanding reputation as a world-class children's summer camp. We have values, experience and facilities that make the Camp Monroe family truly unique. Watch this twelve-minute video or request our information pack to get a true feel of our culture.

“Thank you so much for helping my children to have a wonderful first experience at sleep away camp. I guess it could have happened Only at Camp Monroe. You're the best.”

Our Excellent Staff

Our staff make Camp Monroe a safe, warm and welcoming place. They come from all over the world and provide a unqiue skillset and attitude that defines our Camp. In fact our Staff and their love and attention for every child is perhaps the hardest thing for any other Camp to copy.

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Staff at Camp Monroe

Camper Care and Welfare

Camp Monroe is widely respected for its caring, dedicated and loyal senior staff. With years of experience working in camp and education environments, our pastoral staff are some of the best in the country. They are assisted by excellent Counselors and strong support teams in food services, our health center and administration.

Each Camp age group is headed up by two group leaders who oversee counselors and are responsible for each of their Campers welfare. Our Camp Mother and Father oversee hygiene and laundry, and support each Camper's individual needs.

Our Camp, one hour from New York City

Camp Monroe is situated outside of the town of Monroe, NY on a beautiful lakeside campus. We're located just one hours drive from New York City - but when you hear the peace & quiet, you wouldn't think it!

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Our Camp is equipped with courts for basketball, hockey and tennis, baseball diamonds, a gym, a swimming pool, soccer and football fields, arts, crafts and photography, computers, stables and much more.

We have rustic, traditional, comfortable cabins that are bright, clean and have full electric. Every cabin has bathroom and shower facilities.

Activities at Camp Monroe

Over 50 Activities

Camp Monroe has over fifty Sports and Activities including a variety of creative outlets, all run by experienced instructors. Regardless of the level of your ability, we provide a balance of beginner through advanced levels of instruction.

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Our Aims and Values

  • To create a daily camp life built on love and concern for each member of our summer community.
  • To teach, by discussion and example, qualities such as: honesty, trust, sharing, loyalty, fair play, good sportsmanship, cleanliness, and respect for oneself and others.
  • To provide through an extensive variety of athletic, social, and artistic activities, a vigorous, stimulating summer of fun and personal growth.
  • To instruct basic and advanced skills and recognise both individual and group achievement.
  • To awaken, through our outdoors program, an awareness and appreciation of nature's workings.
  • To provide, in the structure of bunk organization, an intimate, supportive, home-like base for each member of our community.
  • To provide abundant, top quality, strictly Kosher nutritious meals served family style.
  • To provide a safe and healthy environment under the direction of aware competent adults.
  • To provide a spiritual feeling by having a traditional Friday evening program as well as offering Sabbath morning services for those who wish to attend.
  • To be particularly aware of the feelings of new members of camp. And to help them to feel welcome and comfortable as quickly as possible.
  • To continue to offer those campers and staff who return to Camp Monroe year after year, even generation after generation, a place where life-long personal relationships may be joyfully renewed and continued.
  • To use this growing core of people as the generative energy for reaching all of the above goals and objectives.

Come and visit us!

We're open year-round for you to book an appointment to come and visit us. Alternatively we can come and visit you, or you might find that we're at a Camp fair, open house or talk near you soon. Give us a call or email us now or use the form below to have us call you back!

Telephone: 845-782-8695

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