Monthly Archives: February 2012


Surprise Lake Camp will celebrate 110 years of serving Jewish youth with a Gala dinner dance on Saturday, March 10, 2012.  Surprise Lake Camp was founded in 1902 to provide a summer vacation for Jewish boys from Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  It has since grown from 25 children per summer to over 475 children per […]

110th Anniversary

110th Anniversary

Join us for this incredible evening!

The Case for Camp — Why Kids Need It Now More Than Ever By Peg Smith, CEO, American Camp Association

How Can Families Begin Their Own Camp Experience? By visiting ACA’s family resource site,, families have access to information and guidance as they search for the perfect camp experience. ACA’s New Find A Camp comprehensive database of camps and programs allows families to search based on region, activity, cultural focus, budget, session length, and […]

Jordan’s Eastern Europe Trip

I have just returned from Eastern Europe where I had the opportunity to hire staff in Moscow, Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw.  I was very pleased with the new people I met, and I really look forward to seeing them in camp.  They seem like a great group!!! I was also thrilled with all of the […]