BCMH's day camps have been serving happy campers in the Seward Park community for many many years. Originally, the camps went by the name Gan Noar. In 1990 it was reinvented as Camp Kol Rena. In 2006 the camps expanded to August with Camp Yavneh and the added the pre school camp Gan Shalom. In 2015 it became obvious that the facilities could no longer handle the growing numbers of campers. The BCMH Board of Directors and the membership voted on the construction of the Yavneh Education Center to replace the aging Yavneh building. A two story state of the art facility was built to house the summer camps, The Yavneh Youth Program for Shabbos and NCSY. in 2016 all of the camps were consolidated under the name Camp Yavneh in our new facility.
Camp Yavneh Today
Camp Yavneh provides Jewish children and their families with a safe, supportive environment rooted in Torah values and welcomes families from many different backgrounds. In addition to our fun camp activities, we offer engaging Jewish learning at every level. Counselors don't merely impart knowledge to the campers, but rather we hope and strive to spark a sense of excitement within each camper. The daily lessons are hands on and include games and other interactive activities. The songs, both in Hebrew and English serve as a joyous bond that brings us all together. Camp Yavneh is a place where lifelong friendships begin. Children develop lasting bonds with other children that they may not otherwise had gotten to know. Additionally, young children gain valuable role models in older campers and counselors. On the flip-side, our older youth are given the opportunity to act as role models for younger children. This, of course, is a win-win situation! Most of our staff have at one point been campers at Camp Yavneh themselves! Campers and staff members develop a fondness for Camp Yavneh that can best be seen through the Camp Yavneh spirit. Each day campers are exuberantly greeted by the counselors and the day is punctuated with bursts of song, cheer and laughter. Our daily activities include davening, learning, arts and crafts, sports and swimming. Our trips have included horseback riding, bowling, indoor gymnastics, ice-skating, roller-skating, Pump it Up, ceramics studios, Improv theater, Experience Music Project, Science Center, numerous parks, Northwest Trek, Kangaroo Farms and more.
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