Since 1902, Surprise Lake Camp has provided a haven for Jewish children in the picturesque mountains of Cold Spring, NY. What makes SLC the best is the beauty of the site, the richness of the people and the program, the sense of history and tradition, and the magic we create when the whole thing comes together.
Our program is filled with camp favorites like soccer, volleyball, ropes courses, a zip line, basketball, tennis, gaga, floor hockey and more. We also have more creative opportunities, such as extensive arts & crafts, drama, music, dance, photography, Israeli Culture and more!
Our waterfront program offers Red Cross swim instruction, swim teams, sailing, canoeing, row boating, kayaking, windsurfing, and aqua-jump water trampolines.
We have delicious kosher food service, two kinds of Shabbat services, fun & engaging Jewish activities, and a unique Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for those who never had the chance to have one.
Surprise Lake Camp has a sliding fee scale based on family income and size
Grades are as of 2020-2021 school year • A completed application requires a $250 non-refundable deposit (applied to the total charge) per camper, per session; • *SLC will apply this entire amount toward future tuition—making Get Your Feet Wet effectively free—if you choose to re-enroll your camper in a summer 2022 session before August 31, 2021! • Much more information about Camp can be found on our website: surpriselake.org SIBLING DISCOUNT Siblings qualify for a reduced rate. Your oldest, longest-staying camper attends at the rate listed above. Each added sibling attending at the same time saves $200/session or $400/full summer. TUITION Surprise Lake Camp has a sliding fee scale based on family income and maintains a deep commitment to ensuring that camp is affordable to all families. If, at any time, you have questions about tuition assistance, payment, or deadlines, please call Abbe Wittenberg, Camp’s Registrar, to have a confidential conversation.