Day Camp for Children Entering Grades K – 10
Adam Benmoise, Director
Chris Selenow, Shames JCC Coordinator
For rates and registration, visit www.camptwelvetrails.org
Situated in the redesigned, expansive Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Pearl River, NY, Camp Twelve Trails engages kids and teens with every interest. From our American Red Cross swim program to rocketry, sports to cooking, and theater to high ropes, campers develop their passions and try new things.
In addition to traditional camp activities including swimming, camp sing-alongs, and Shabbat, campers choose from one of five different specialty “neighborhoods” where they participate in a variety of skill-building activities.
The Neighborhoods: Play, Create, Grow, Explore, and Discover – organize the vast array of activities into specialty areas, enabling campers to participate in activities that pique their interests, while encouraging them to explore new ones. Deep friendships evolve as they engage with others who share their interests, and campers begin to learn how to make positive confident choices.
Pioneers: Kindergarten – Grade 2
Campers travel together as a group and explore each of the neighborhoods throughout the summer.
Trailblazers: 3rd grade+
Campers choose a different neighborhood each week or stay in one for the summer.
• All campers swim twice daily including an instructional and recreational period.
• Kids choose what they want to do!
• Kids and teens can join us for the entire summer or attend week-to-week (with a two-week minimum). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Camp Twelve Trails Teen Adventure, Grades 7 – 10
Teens take their camping experience to the next level through enhanced programs at camp, day trips and overnight trips off campus. Whether exploring the outdoors on white water rafting trips, working with local farmers to support farm to table projects, learning the tricks of the trade from successful athletes and actors, or traveling to fascinating destinations, teens experience the excitement of new opportunities and adventures with their peers.
Transportation to Camp Twelve Trails
Buses pick-up and drop-off at the Shames JCC in Tarrytown, NY and drive to the Henry Kaufmann campgrounds in Pearl River, NY each day. Buses are staffed and campers have fun singing songs and hanging out with camp friends.
Camp Twelve Trails is a joint venture between the Shames JCC on the Hudson, The Riverdale YM-YWHA, and YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood.