Camp Pinebrook, Reform Day Camp, and Audacious Hospitality

Camp Pinebrook is Reform Judaism’s only day camp located in the NYC Metro Area.  We are proud to be founded by Temple Israel of New Rochelle and excited to support the Reform community and progressive values honoring the diversity that is part of Judaism today.

We have built a home for our campers where they live our values of community, compassion, loving kindness, respect, and healing the world.  Camp Pinebrook imbues a safe, nurturing home where children can explore and grow.  We see campers learning how to swim who, on the first day, were scared to put their head in the water.  Success is seeing our campers loving Judaism, singing our songs and prayers at morning “Boker Tov”, lunch time, and throughout the day.  So many parents comment how they love that their kids are learning modern Jewish music that is similar to the songs that overnight camps are singing.

Being Reform means the Judaism is ever-evolving and that every person has his, her, or one’s own right to decide how to live Jewishly.  The Jewish community is diverse and beautiful.  Our campers and their families include an array of nationalities, races, and family structures.  We pride ourselves that all of our campers feel loved and appreciated here at Camp Pinebrook.

We have seen that there is a need for a small intimate program that brings forth progressive Jewish living, a place where campers learn about being Jewish in a language that reflects their identity and understanding in the world. Camp Pinebrook is where we strive to role model being a mensch, an ethical and kind person.  We believe that our community at Camp Pinebrook enriches the diverse fabric of Jewish opportunities and experiences for children ages 4-8 in the Westchester and NYC area.

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