About Neil Klatskin Day Camp

Our Philosophy

The Neil Klatskin Day Camp at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a place for a child to have fun while growing and maturing through his or her interaction with others. We create a "communal group" where campers and staff participate together. Camp provides experiences that challenge the body, mind and imagination of each individual. Cooperation and communication within a highly supervised group setting ensures the most meaningful and exciting camp experience for each child. It is also at the Neil Klatskin Day Camp that children strengthen their Jewish identity. Staff members consider themselves partners in helping children increase their self-awareness, self-esteem and positive attitude toward adapting to the ever-changing world around us. The Neil Klatskin Day Camp invites staff and campers to share in a warm, accepting and positive manner and to maintain our high standards and goals.

Shaliach Hosting

Host a Shaliach from Israel for part of the summer!!! Each summer the JCC Day Camp hosts shlichim from Israel as part of the camp staff. These young adults join the camp, the staff, and the community for nine weeks. The NKDC is privileged to have such a high caliber of Israeli leadership in the camp every summer. Each summer, we look for families who are interested in hosting Israeli staff members (usually around 20-22 years old) for 2-4 weeks this summer. NKDC provides daily transportation to and from camp, and lunch. The families are asked to provide a private room, breakfast and dinner and to welcome them as part of their families for the duration of their stay. For more information please contact the camp office.

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