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What CYJ Midwest parents and campers are saying:

“My son has been an unsuccessful camper at another camp. He LOVED CYJ and was relaxed and happy there. This made me very happy and I was completely satisfied that the camp was responsive to his needs and acknowledged and addressed my concerns. What a great summer!”

“Community is CYJ’s major strength. Our children have been returning to second session for years because of the closeness and diversity of the campers and staff.”

“As a parent, I was most satisfied with the caliber of the counselors and the way they treated my child.”

“CYJ is creating a compassionate, caring, safe Jewish environment for children to explore their independence and have a fun summer.”

“I would say that Camp Young Judaea’s major strength is creating a place that you can really feel like you truly belong and won’t be judged. In the cabin, I made friends who I could literally talk to about anything and they wouldn’t judge me. CYJ is a place that I am happy…Overall, CYJ is a safe haven where you can be yourself.”

“The sense of community, Zionism and connection to Judaism. She comes home each summer singing prayers at [the] Shabbat table and jumping around and singing like crazy , even sharing all of the hand movements to benching (after meal prayer). This enthusiasm is astounding to see…When she comes home, she is flying high on camp ruach. It is a gift for a kid who does not go to Jewish day school and only gets this umph at camp.”

“CYJ creates a wonderful, cohesive community that bridges age groups and [a] variety of Jewish identities.”

“CYJ has many strengths but the one that stands out the most to me is the feeling that it is a big family. My kids campers of every age group and make friends in every age group. There is no tolerance for mean behavior, teasing or bullying.”