I am so pleasantly surprised with the Camp Gadol experience. Although I had heard great things, I needed to see for myself. My daughter had the best time at all of the activities whether beading, music, magic or Mandarin. So much love and thought went into planning the special days like tie dye day, Disney dress-up day and the camp carnival. The camp couldn’t have been more age appropriate (and best of all, she learned to swim!). She jumped out of the car every morning to go into camp with one of the counselors”. 
Jodi G.,
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Trained educators lead most camp group, supported by our enthusiastic counsellors. Small ratios of children to educators and screened counselors.
Indoor air-conditioned facilities plus outdoor covered spaces and playgrounds for lunch and play.
Onsite nurse. Our Camp Directors and many staff are certified as Mental Health First Aiders by the National Council for Behavioral Health 2019-2022.


Camp Gadol

2 yrs – entering grade 4
Our traditional day camp introduces campers to a variety of professionally led activities and weekly special events including instructional and recreational swim in our heated indoor pool (sprinkler activities for ages 2-3), gymnastics, a variety of different sports activities, arts & crafts, nature, and much more. Early drop off/late pick up available.

Summer Arts Center (SAC)

SAC was developed for the creative and independent child who is interested in the arts. Campers create a custom schedule of up to 20 different classes/week (4/day), all taught by professionals in the field. For rising 2nd – 8th graders.

Dance Intensive

For campers entering grades 6 and up
The serious and experienced dance student will enjoy a comprehensive curriculum of dance and dance-related classes taught by professionals.

Summer Swim Camp

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Needs to be a Red Cross Level 3 or higher swimmer. 
Each day includes 2- 60 minute Instructional swim lessons,
Swim Sports activities, Intro to Junior Water Rescues, Fun, Games, Special Projects, Aqua Zumba.  
Swim test will be required.

Full SummerMonday, July 1 – Friday, August 16, 2019
Session IMonday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Session IIThursday, July 25 –  Friday, August 16, 2019
End of Summer ProgramsMonday, August 12 – Friday, August 30, 2019

CIT/LIT Program

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For teens ages 14 &15. The CIT/LIT Experience offers teens the opportunity to gain hands-on counselor training and leadership experience with social action initiatives and weekly trips. CITs that successfully complete our summer program may be invited back as a junior counselor.


Gymnastics Summer Sessions

Extend your camp day with one of our recreational gymnastics classes, open to all.  Then come flip around with us for a week of Gymnastics geared towards all levels and backgrounds at our August Summer Gymnastics Experience.  After an evaluation, your child will be placed in the appropriate group for the week. This is the perfect way to explore and/or develop your child’s gymnastics abilities.  Ages 5 – 18.  

Toward Tomorrow

The Toward Tomorrow program provides children 3-5 years with developmental needs a nurturing learning and recreational summer experience. School District approval is required for acceptance. Half-day and Full-day options are available. Inclusion opportunities in collaboration with Camp Gadol are available.


End of Summer August Programs:  Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 30th


New! Ballet Workshops

Advanced Ballet Workshop
August 12 -16
Ages 12-16
10:30am – 4:45pm 

Ballet Workshop
August 19 – 23
Ages 9-11
10:30am – 4:45pm 


August Gymnastics: The Summer Gymnastics Experience Returns!

Come flip around with us for a week of Gymnastics geared towards all levels and backgrounds at our August gymnastics camp.  After an evaluation, your child will be placed in the appropriate group for the week. This is the perfect way to explore and/or develop your child’s gymnastics abilities.  Ages 5 – 18.

August 19 – 23, 9am – 3pm

August 26 – 30, 9am – 3pm


End of Summer Pre-School Sports Camp

Multi-sport activity camp run by SuperSoccerStars for 3 to 5 year olds.
August 19 – 23, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 3-5



Caryn Symons, Director of Camping

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Caryn

This is Caryn’s eleventh year as Director of Camping at the JCCMW. In addition to 13 years as a teacher of all ages in the Nursery School, and Nursery school Director since 2015, she was a Head Counselor at Camp Gadol for four years prior to becoming Director of Camping in 2010. She brings to camp a love of children and her own brand of creativity, enthusiasm and community spirit that will enrich each child’s camp experience. Caryn received her Masters Degree in Education from Queens College and was an award winning High School Guidance Counselor before raising her two sons, who are both alumni of the JCCMW Nursery School and Camp. Contact Caryn at 914-472-3300 x 336 or symonsc@jccmw.org.