Cedar Lake Camp is a co-ed camp for children entering 7th-9th grades. The campers choose all their elective activities from over 50 different electives. We have an outstanding athletic program with intercamp sports and tournaments, an 100 acre lake with jet skis, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing and a pool. Our arts program is run in cooperation with the 92 STY and offers 11 separate shops (arts, ceramics, painting and drawing, jewelry making, cartooning, woodshop, sewing, pottery, photography, rocketry and model airplane).
We also offer an extensive outdoor program with challenge courses, ziplines, climbing walls and overnights. Our campers participate in a complete Sabbath program with services and exciting programs.
The joy of Shabbat is a highlight of the Cedar Lake Camp experience. Community, tradition and heritage are linked in our celebration. Campers and staff wear white shirts as the Sabbath begins with candle lighting, kiddush and blessing over the Challah.
After dinner services are conducted by campers who have spent the week in preparation. An Oneg Shabbat, with dance and song, follows. On Saturday there are short morning services followed by an exciting all-camp activity. Bunk groups join together in a traditional Shabbat picnic. The Sabbath's end is marked with a beautiful candlelight Havdallah service.