9th Grade Program - Segel

Perhaps CYJ's most thrilling offer of all, campers entering the 9th grade get to go on our incredible trip program: Segel!! 

After spending the first week at Camp, our campers take off on a bus tour across the Southwest! They learn about leadership, teamwork, and finding themselves, all while having the time of their lives and forming unforgettable friendships.

(Our Segel program is the FIRST program to fill up and accumulate waiting lists each year, so apply today!)

What's the program like?

During our Segel campers' first week, they lead camp programs, and create special projects to leave their mark on CYJ. One highlight of this week is our Segel campers planning and putting on  Erev Kef, which is essentially a big fair put on for all of camp. This is a great opportunity for the Segel campers to show their creativity, leadership and to put on a fun night for our camp! Throughout their time at camp Segel acts as leaders and role models for the rest of camp. Whether it's structured events such as Erev Kef or playing gaga at chofesh our camp community always looks up to our Segel campers and they never seem to disappoint. 

After they spend their first week at camp, the Segel campers load up the bus and head out west!  Outside of leadership development activities, group bonding, and sightseeing, the Segel trip will be packed with adventurous activities. They will hike in national parks, explore caverns, and slide down sand dunes all with their camp friends. The campers also become more independent than ever before by camping out throughout the trip and cooking food for themselves. The Segel trip is something all of our campers look forward to and is a special trip our Segel campers will never forget. 

Where do they stay?

Although they'll occasionally stay in hotels, Segel campers will spend most nights camping outdoors. They'll learn how to pitch a tent and practice building their tent prior to leaving on the trip. Campers may feel hesitant about camping outside, but once they get on the trip, it becomes second nature and is a special, unique experience that they really enjoy.

What's the bus like?

Campers will be riding on a 55 passenger charter bus. The bus will have bathrooms and video monitors, and will be driven by our legendary bus driver Tommy who has been our driver throughout all of our Segel trips.

Want to learn more? Read about prepping for the Segel Trip!

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