The CYJ Experience

Located in Central Wisconsin, Camp Young Judaea Midwest has provided a Jewish camp experience for children in grades 2-9 for over 50 years. Our beautiful 80+ acre waterfront campsite includes a spacious dining hall (Chadar Ochel), kosher kitchen, an air-conditioned recreation hall (Beit am) and is surrounded by trees, nature trails and protected wetlands. Our program offers an opportunity to explore, take on new challenges and make friendships that last a lifetime. We offer an elective based camp program featuring water skiing & tubing, archery, a high ropes course, arts, soccer, nature, drama, basketball, digital media, swimming, field trips, a zip line and much more.

Camper kicking soccer ball towards goal

Two female campers playing Uno

Girl on high ropes course

CYJ Midwest has a community of campers from across the spectrum of Jewish backgrounds. Campers come from over 10 states around the country, France, Israel, and Mexico to join our family of 130 campers per session. We offer a pluralist approach, which allows campers and staff to learn and grow together while making informed choices about their connection to Judaism and Israel.

Campers with arms in air

We focus on each individual camper to make sure they can be successful while learning to grow within a group setting that fosters our five guiding principles:

  • Treat others the way you want to be treated
  • Respect other people’s differences
  • Help people who are in need and ask for help if you need it
  • Use kind words when you speak to people or about them
  • Be a role model for others

As our family follows these principles, we are growing campers who will become future Jewish leaders.