Summers at CYJ

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the CYJ Midwest community! We’re so glad you decided to stop by and check out our incredible family. We know that choosing the right camp can be overwhelming and exciting, so we are here to help share more about what the CYJ family has been doing best since 1969!

At Midwest, we focus on an individualized approach while teaching campers to work in a group setting that fosters mutual respect, friendship, leadership and development. Our pluralistic approach allows campers and staff to learn, grow and play together and to encourage them to make informed choices about their Judaism and connection to Israel.

Two girls playing basketball

Three boys swimming in lake

Girl on high ropes course pretending to fly

We value inclusivity and welcome campers of all backgrounds, races, gender identities and sexual orientations. Our camp is situated on the shores of Lake Stratton over 80 acres and activity areas are connected by gravel paths. If you have questions whether your child could navigate these pathways, please reach out.

With the help of the CYJ community, camp is a place where kids can be the best version of themselves.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our family,

-Hannah Wallick, Camp Director