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CAMPS YOMI & YOMI SR.
All campers participate in a wide range of recreational activities and experience nature firsthand at the beautiful Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Pearl River, New York. The daily schedule includes a diverse mix of sports, specialized arts, instructional and free swims, and much more. The exciting calendar of events includes our famous Wacky Wednesday theme days (Carnival, Olympics, etc). A unique Visiting Artists Series Program presents musicians, dancers and artists who provide enrichment workshops for groups of children.
Camp encourages all campers to participate in every activity, and our instructors are sensitive to all skill levels and abilities. Much of our athletics program is run in conjunction with some of NY’s most established sports programs. We have developed partnerships with Super Soccer Stars, the Baseball Center NYC, and Bumble Bee Tennis. These organizations provide us with the best possible instructors, and our campers benefit tremendously from their expertise. Similarly, our unparalleled arts programs are influenced and supported by the magnificent resources of the 92nd Street Y. Campers engage not only in arts & crafts and painting, but also in cartooning, ceramics and sculpture, digital photography and film making and jewelry making. The specialized instruction available truly distinguishes us from other day camps.
Campers experience “late nights” at the campgrounds complete with an afternoon swim, BBQ dinner and other special events. Our older campers enjoy overnights and a variety of elective options, including horseback riding, theater, ceramics, tennis, martial arts, rocketry, golf and more (horseback riding, tennis and golf are offered at an additional fee).
ARE OUR CAMPERS?
Our camp families are committed to exposing their children to the rich, diverse camp program that we offer. Children enjoy Yomi and Yomi Sr. for the wide range of activities and the nurturing, high-spirited camp environment.
Campers are divided into age appropriate units. Typically, there are 10 groups in a unit. Each group is co-ed and has an average of 15 campers. Each group is staffed by two or three counselors depending upon the age of the campers and the group size. Head counselors, unit supervisors, and the Camp Directors and Assistant Directors oversee our outstanding staff. Every effort is made to accommodate special grouping requests.
ACTIVITIES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer a balanced and diverse daily program. Activities include: soccer, softball, basketball, sand volleyball, music, jewelry making, fine arts, crafts, ceramics, cooking, film making, cartooning, Jewish culture, tennis, nature, our exciting climbing tower, zip line, high/low ropes course and more!
Camp facilities include: two specialized art centers and an interactive multi-media and nature center. Staffed by instructors from The 92nd Street Y faculty and other professional educators, these state-of-the art, year-round facilities greatly enhance our already dynamic specialty programming. Every summer we make facility improvements and take a fresh look at our program to ensure that we are always meeting the needs of our campers.
ME ABOUT YOUR SWIM PROGRAM
Campers swim twice each day. One period is Red Cross Certified swim instruction and the second is free swim. We have three large in-ground pools and an awesome water slide! Two pools are specifically designed for teaching beginning and intermediate swimmers. Children are tested the first week of camp and placed in an appropriate swim group. The pools are staffed by Water Safety Instructors and certified American Red Cross lifeguards.
ARE TRIPS INCLUDED
AS PART OF THE CAMP WEEK?
Yes! Yomi Sr. campers enjoy weekly trips to exciting destinations such as amusement and water parks, deep-sea fishing, white water rafting and a professional baseball game. The summer is highlighted by a 5-day, 4-night sleepaway adventure at the New Jersey “Y” Camps in Milford, PA. Kosher food is provided and accommodations are made for vegetarian campers. On trip days, children may bring money and purchase food, if available, at their destination.
A TYPICAL DAY LIKE AT CAMP?
Campers enjoy a daily program geared toward the needs, interests and abilities of our campers. They each participate in a wide variety of activities including two daily swims (instructional and recreational) and three or four group activity periods where options include soccer, basketball, ceramics, archery, fine arts, music, a Visiting Artist series and much more. Activities are always geared to the specific age of the campers.
WHAT ABOUT LUNCH?
The vast majority of campers bring a bag lunch which is refrigerated at the campgrounds. A Kosher box lunch from the 92nd Street Y's Cafè is also available for an extra charge. Cold drinks and an afternoon snack are provided to all campers.
WHO ARE THE CAMP
Counselors are carefully chosen for their maturity, energy and experience with children. Senior counselors are college age and older. Specialists are skilled and experienced in the areas they teach. Unit supervisors and head counselors are caring, experienced educators with a love for children and a commitment to our camp philosophy and program. A large percentage of our staff returns year after year, and many of our counselors attended our camps when they were children. The camp administration is comprised of experienced professionals who have many decades of camp experience to draw upon to ensure a fabulous summer for our campers.
WHERE IS CAMP AND
HOW DO CAMPERS TRAVEL TO/FROM CAMP?
Camp takes place at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds located in Pearl River, New York. Campers enjoy use of a beautiful 100-acre camp setting, including pools, lake, streams, fields, basketball courts, ropes/challenge course, arts and nature centers, and more. Children travel to and from the campgrounds on a school bus. Camp staff accompany them on the bus.
For more information
about Camp Yomi & Yomi Senior,
Monica Rosenbaum 845-362-4400 x 111