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Farm

Our farm program has quickly become one of the most popular areas in camp.  Supervised and facilitated by trained professionals associated with Amir, our campers help harvest approximately 65 different fruits and vegetables each summer.  And in 2014, we added chickens to the farm!  Who knows what other surprises we have in store for future summers!  We are thrilled that our farm serves as Amir’s central training center for the few dozen camps they work with each summer.  We’re also proud that our campers have the opportunity to design, build, plant, and maintain a large-scale, organic farm, learning about the environment and ecology along the way.

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Theater

“Habimah,” as we call it, is a multi-purpose facility, where we often hold Shabbat services, enjoy the all-camp play, dance the night away during camp dances, play “the world’s largest game of Ga Ga,” play drama games with our drama specialists, and much more. This covered space allows us to use it no matter what weather comes our way – it’s always nice to gather in Habimah.

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Mud Obstacle Course

Added to camp in 2012, the mud obstacle course provides campers the ultimate challenge – complete the course as fast as possible, while getting as muddy as possible! With several different ways to engage campers of all ages and sizes, the course has quickly become a hot spot around camp.

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Benjamin Village

Benjamin Village, home to Capital Camps’ youngest campers, builds the foundation for Jewish camping. Campers experience much of what camp has to offer, most often alongside their cabin-mates. This helps campers to adjust to camp life and learn to live as part of a community. In addition to daily activities like swimming in the pool or the lake, Benjamin Village campers participate in Jewish-themed programs, such as attending a mock Jewish wedding; and personal growth opportunities, such as learning about personal care and enjoying an overnight camping trip (on camp property).

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Dining Hall

The air-conditioned dining hall is the perfect place to gather as a community. With seating for up to 700 individuals, the Dining Hall is much more than just a place to eat three meals each day. We also celebrate camper and staff birthdays, hold song sessions, and close out each session with a special all-camp banquet. And when it’s super hot during the summer, we hold some additional programs in the dining hall to allow our camp community to cool off.

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Aquatics Center

Our swimming pool, one of the most popular areas in camp, boasts a “zero entry,” two water slides, a diving board, and four splash buckets. The Aquatics Center also has a large shelter, in which campers can hang out, play cards, read, etc. The pool also has great lighting for nighttime pool parties and special events.

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Lake

There’s always plenty of action taking place at the lake. Campers enjoy navigating their way through the inflatable obstacle course, canoeing and kayaking, using the paddle boards, building sandcastles on our new beach (built in 2013), and even hosting nighttime luaus – complete with tiki torches and Hawaiian leis! In addition, the lake’s amphitheater provides our camp community a beautiful setting for evening campfires and song sessions.

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Macks Village

Macks Village – home to entering 10th graders – is located along a beautiful creek, near the lake, and adjacent to the camp community’s farm. Macks Village contains 11 platform tents (two for staff and nine for campers). Approximately six campers live in each tent, and all members of the village use single-sex bathhouses.

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Kaufmann Village

Like Reich Village, Kaufmann Village – home to entering 8th and 9th graders – is also located “up the hill” – near some of camp’s senior staff housing, an assistant camp director’s house, and the ropes course. Approximately 16 campers and four counselors live in each of the Village’s eight cabins, all of which are equipped with private bathrooms. Kaufmann Village’s circle of cabins, arranged around a central campfire pit, provides an ideal space for community building and social interaction.

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Reich Village

Reich Village, home to our entering 6th and 7th graders, is located “up the hill,” and provides campers a little extra age-appropriate space and independence, given its location and proximity to main camp. The Village is situated near camp’s ropes course, some of camp’s senior staff housing, an assistant camp director’s house, and Kaufmann Village. Approximately 16 campers and four counselors live in each of the Village’s eight cabins, all of which are equipped with private bathrooms.

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Ropes Course

Our expansive ropes course provides an ideal setting for group collaboration and team building, as well for campers to experience personal challenge. The course includes a climbing wall, 10 low-ropes elements, a dynamic tower with six elements, a static tower with eight elements, two parallel zip-lines, and a much longer zip line, which takes campers over the lake!

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Soccer Field

Whether it’s soccer, ultimate frisbee, football, capture the flag, or some other program that requires a ton of space, our soccer field is the place to be. Equipped with a sophisticated sprinkler system, provided to us by a generous donor, the field is always green and ready to go!

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Leadership Center

The Leadership Center serves as home for our two leadership development programs – Leaders-in-Training (LIT) for entering 11th graders, and Counselors-in Training (CIT) for entering 12th graders. Equipped with private bathrooms, the Leadership Center contains 11 bedrooms, each of which houses approximately six to eight participants. This facility is also home to the martial arts, Zumba and gymnastics programs, and the building also serves as an ideal space for village-wide, rainy day programming.

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Sports Courts

Our sports facilities provide ideal space for skill-building, learning fundamentals, intense competition, or just good old-fashioned free play.  Many of our facilities have lights for nighttime action as well, including basketball, tennis, hockey, and dodge ball.  Our expansive fields and courts provide us the opportunity to offer lots of other sports throughout camp as well, such as softball, ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse, and more.  Come play with us!