Camp — there's no better place for kids at times like these. Since 1902, Surprise Lake Camp has stood for more than just great fun. Our campers come away with better skills for getting along with others, greater independence, enhanced self-esteem, stronger Jewish identities, heightened environmental awareness, and a fuller sense of their creative potential. Located just 60 miles from New York City, we are a Kosher, co-ed sleep away camp. We have site rental, family camping and “Get Your Feet Wet” programs available.
Meet the Camp Director
Sheryl has been involved with Jewish camping for most of her life. Sheryl came to Surprise Lake Camp from a long and distinguished tenure as the Mid-Island Y JCC's Director of Youth and Camping Services. She brings her passion and excitement for Jewish camping. In 2009, Sheryl was promoted to Camp Director and she looks forward to continuing SLC's tradition of excellence in this role. Surprise Lake Camp is a coed sleep away camp just 60 miles from New York City. Since 1902, we have helped young people to grow and develop.