Nitzanim Program

It’s just like camp, but mini!

Nitzanim is a special 10 day summer program for kids entering 2nd and 3rd grades. The session is designed to be just the right length—not so long that our young campers feel uncomfortable, but not so short that they miss out on a full camp experience. It offers the same growth and adventures of camp—just in a kid-meal serving size!  Participants get to be true members of the camp community, joining the rest of camp at evening programs, daily meals, Shabbat events and more. Unlike our other afternoon topics, the Nitzi education activities are all about getting to know camp. They learn songs, explore the grounds, and get a feel for what CYJ is all about!

There are four Nitzanim sessions:

  • Session One:  
    • Nitzanim A: Sunday, June 12 to Tuesday, June 21
    • Nitzanim B: Sunday, June 26 to Tuesday, July 5
  • Session Two:  
    • Nitzanim A: Sunday, July 10 to Tuesday, July 19
    • Nitzanim B: Sunday, July 24 to Tuesday, Aug 2


We have perfected the packing list for our Nitzi and 3-week campers to make sure they have everything they need and still use just their allocated cubby space.  As with all of our campers, we encourage you to have your Nitzanimer pack with you - we find campers feel more confident when they know what they have and where it's packed.  

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