Our day camp takes place in a beautiful, 50-acre campground in Pearl River (Rockland County), New York – a wonderful contrast to the typical city experience. The grounds are 20 minutes away from New York City.
We transport them on air-conditioned, coach buses with seat belts and bathrooms. There are pick-ups throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn – Click here
for locations. Parents can drop of their kids as early as 8 am and pick them up as late as 5:45 pm. We want to accommodate working parents.
Absolutely. Our staff greets them at the bus location and rides the bus with them. We sing camp songs and believe the camp day begins on the bus.
Campers enjoy a daily program geared toward the needs, interests and abilities of our campers. They each participate in a wide variety of activities, including two daily swims (instructional and recreational) and three or four group activity periods where options include soccer, basketball, ceramics, archery, fine arts, music, a visiting artist series and much more. Activities are always geared to the specific age of the campers.
Our exciting calendar of events includes Wacky Wednesday theme days like Yomi Idol Day, Carnival Day and Olympics. Campers incorporate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into their daily activities — creating a fun, educational experience. Younger campers experience “late nights” at the campground, complete with an afternoon swim, a barbecue dinner and other special events. Our oldest campers also enjoy overnights and a variety of elective options, including horseback riding*, theater, ceramics, tennis, martial arts, golf* and more.
*Additional fee for these options
Camp Yomi grows with your children, allowing 10 to 12 year-olds enjoy our sprawling campground in single-sex groups through a specialized program that speaks to their expanding interests. In addition to two swim periods and numerous group activity periods, Yomi Seniors enjoy great trips every other week, the chance to gain in-depth experience in two subjects with our Majors/Minors program, two overnights and an end-of-summer, four-night sleepaway experience. These exciting additions enliven the camp experience to engage our campers as they develop.
Our experienced staff members are passionate about working with children. Our counselors are chosen for their maturity and energy. Our specialists are skilled in the areas they teach. Our unit supervisors are caring educators. They are all sensitive to children’s needs and share a commitment to our camp philosophy and program.
Camp Yomi is divided into five age-appropriate units, with 10 groups typically in a unit. Each group in Yomi is co-ed, has an average of 15 campers and has two to five counselors, depending upon the age of the campers and the group size. The co-ed camp is for ages 5 to 9. Head counselors oversee two to three groups each. We always honor requests for campers to be placed with their friends.
With our flexible schedule option your child can experience Yomi and Yomi Seniors for any amount of time, from two weeks to the whole summer. Weeks don’t need to be consecutive, so go ahead and book that family vacation—Yomi will be waiting when you get back.
Daily options include such sports and physical activities as gymnastics, flag football, basketball, floor hockey, sand volleyball, archery, martial arts, zip line, an exciting climbing tower and a high/low ropes course. Arts and crafts include music, drama, digital photography, filmmaking, jewelry-making, painting & drawing, ceramics and cooking. There are also sessions on nature and Jewish culture, and such programs as Tennis Innovators, Fly Art Yoga, Super Soccer Stars, the Baseball Center, STEM station, Pop Fit Kids and programming from the New York Academy of Sciences and from the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
All campers swim twice each day. One swim period is devoted to Red Cross-certified swim instruction, and the second is a free swim. We have three large inground pools, two of which are designated as teaching pools for beginning and intermediate swimmers. For instructional swim, children are evaluated in the first week and placed in an appropriate swim group. The pools are staffed by water safety instructors and certified American Red Cross lifeguards.
Hot, kosher lunch is included! Vegetarian and Gluten-free options are available. Cold drinks and an afternoon snack are also provided to all campers.
Two afternoons each week, 3rd and 4th grade campers enjoy in-depth participation in a specialized activity of their choice, called Yomi-lectives. The list of available Yomi-lectives is sent to families in the spring. We offer a variety of sports, arts and special interest electives.
Yes! Camp Kesher offers a one- to two-week sleepaway stay that gives your child a taste of sleepaway camp as they enjoy 92Y Camp Yomi the rest of the summer. Click here
to learn more.
Yes! Camp Ilanot offers the closest experience to a summer in Israel – and all in Hebrew! Click here
to learn more.
Yes! Camps Tova and Bari Tov are specially designed to give each child a rewarding summer experience filled with growth and unforgettable moments. Click here
to learn more.
Camp tuition includes round-trip transportation from any of our bus stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, towel service, hot lunch, one snack and the best summer ever!
Day camp expenses may qualify for a tax credit under Child and Dependent Care Credit. For more information please see this IRS article
or this Forbes article
Yes, we offer extended care at the 92Y building 5:45–6:30 pm for a modest additional fee. Extended care is hosted in a classroom setting where experienced camp counselors will engage your child with small crafts, games and movies.
Yes! Once our Supersaver rate expires (our lowest rate of the camp season, available from July through September) we offer the following sibling discount for our camps:
Yomi, Yomi Seniors, Trailblazers, Tova and Bari Tov
2nd camper – $100 discount
3rd camper – $150 discount
4th camper – $200 discount
2nd camper – $50 discount
3rd camper – $100 discount
4th camper – $150 discount
92Y is culturally Jewish institution inclusive of all people. In camp, our goal is to bring the beauty of Jewish Values to our campers in a universal way. Through our Jewish culture curriculum, campers experience these values presented through the lenses of a regular camp activity. Jewish music brings us together through familiar and new songs. Each week, we have a musical Shabbat celebration where we celebrate our weekly achievements and look forward to resting in anticipation of realizing next week's potential!
In addition, all food served at our campground is kosher. If you have any questions about our Jewish programming, please don't hesitate to contact us!