Imagine your child happily spending weeks at a time completely unplugged — living in the real world and not a virtual one — and asking to do it again, year after year! Building lifelong friendships,engaging in their favorite activities and confidently trying new, more challenging ones, all while being part of a proud, strong Jewish community. That’s a Camp Livingston summer! Inclusive to all, we see an unusually high rate of returning campers — proving that kids love Camp Livingston!
“I like that right off the bat, my first year, it was such a close-knit community. It affects you, and you are accepted immediately, and that is something you can’t really experience anywhere else.”
“Everybody here is so nice, and you can make friends so easily.”
“It’s not just about the lake, art pagoda… It’s more about the people and the community. Everyone is so welcoming, and they welcome you with open arm,s and we are just one big family. Camp becomes a second home for you.”
“I don’t come from a very religious family, so I don’t get to experience Shabbat that much. I think its really cool to be able to celebrate Shabbat every week.”
“I live in an area where there are almost no Jews. I never grew up going to Hebrew school, didn’t have a Bat Mitzvah, but when I came to camp I really grew in my Jewish identity. I never considered myself Jewish before I came here, but now I definitely consider myself Jewish, and I feel part of a Jewish community at Livingston.”
“I never felt more alive.”
“There is no reason to not be here if you are a Jewish kid.”
“You meet so many new people, and you make memories that will last you the rest of your life.
“Camp Livingston is my home. I’ve been coming here since I was 9 years old. This is my eighth year, and I can’t imagine a summer without it. It’s where I want to be.”
“I can’t speak to any other camp, because I haven’t ever been there, but the fact that I haven’t been to any other camp definitely says something about Livingston. Once I came here in 2007, there was no question I would be here as long as possible.”
“It kind of an unexplainable feeling when you go here. It’s the passion you have and the atmosphere, the people, and once you get here, you feel you can be your own person. You feel like you are in a bubble away from the entire world, and you can be who you want to be.”