About Passport NYC
Join other teens entering 9th-12th grades, for an amazing three week sleepaway camp experience that celebrates creativity, social responsibility and Jewish values.
Learn from NYC's top creative talent, experience New York culture and perform not-so-random acts of kindness. Learn how you can make a difference while making friends from all over the world, in a totally cool, totally New York environment.
Evenings & Weekends
Evenings and are spent building community and taking in New York City. All specialties come together for dinner followed by supervised nights out on the town. Hop on a Big Apple Bus tour, cheer on the NY Mets at Citi Field, take in a Broadway show- all the best of summer fun in the city. Every night is something different. On weekends, slow down and take some time to relax with our progressive, pluralistic, inclusive Shabbat experience. Saturday, enjoy a late wake up and indulge in one of our morning reflective electives. Saturday afternoons offer you to choose your own adventure in and around NYC with chaperoned visits to local museums, central park, food festivals, music festivals, etc. allowing you to take advantage of what NYC has to offer. Sunday is your chance to make a difference in our community by participating in Jewish Service Learning projects Tikkun Olam (help repair the world), offering you the opportunity to earn 30 hours of Community Service credit. Activities vary from serving food to the hungry, engaging the elderly with activities, music and conversation or helping to cultivate the earth in some of New Yorks nearby urban farms and gardens.
Passport NYC Staff
Our staff are carefully selected based on experience, maturity, energy and ability to adapt to our Passport NYC non-stop programming. All staff live at 92Y and are engaged with our Passport NYC teens morning, noon and night. Staff is at least 21 years of age with teen related experience as well as having a connection to the industry in which they supervise.
Meet the Director:
Molly Hott, Director of Passport NYC is a dedicated “camp person” who has spent her whole life living, breathing and loving summer camp. Molly has over 20 years of camp experience from day camp to sleep away camps. She has explored many different areas of the camp industry before joining the 92Y staff in 2010 to become an instrumental part of bringing Passport NYC to life. It is Molly’s personal goal to provide each teen and staff member the most incredible, positive life-changing experiences each session, summer after summer.