- What does the daily schedule look like?
Check out the Daily Schedule for detailed information.
- How does my child choose activities?
Every two days, campers are given the opportunity to choose 2 -3 new activities, depending on their Eidah. We encourage campers to try new things but do allow them to repeat activities if space allows.
- How are campers bunked?
A bunk request form is available online in your camper’s account and must be submitted no later than May 15th.
Campers are grouped first by common grade and session and then by reciprocal requests. We always do our very best to accommodate at least one request – in the event that we cannot, we will notify you.
- Are there choices offered at mealtimes?
Yes. Breakfasts include a full cereal bar, fresh fruit, yogurt, mini bagels and cream cheese in addition to the featured item served. At both lunch and dinner, we offer a salad bar, plain pasta and fresh fruit to complement our hot entrees. Our Camp Mother is on-hand at meals to help campers who might need assistance in finding something to eat.
- Is Camp Nesher nut-sensitive?
Yes. We are a nut-sensitive camp, always doing our best to cater to other food allergies and sensitivities as well. A Vegetarian option, for those who require it, is offered when meat meals are served.
- Do you have a doctor in camp?
We have a doctor and registered nurses in camp at all times. Our overnight health center is staffed 24 hours a day.
- Do you offer Bar Mitzvah lessons or tutoring?
Yes. Please email us with your specific needs and someone will be in touch with you at the start of camp to go over details including who will be working with your camper, how often and the costs involved.
- How does the laundry work?
Laundry is done once a week at our onsite laundry facility. Please clearly label every item of clothing with your child’s full name.
- Do you provide a suggested packing list?
Once registered, you gain access to many online forms including the camp packing list. Please ensure you clearly label all of your camper’s belongings with their full name.
- How do campers and luggage get to camp?
There is busing offered from various points in the NY/NJ area including a pickup at Newark’s Liberty Airport. We have also typically offered transportation from other areas when the numbers have allowed for it such as Silver Spring and/or Baltimore MD and the Boston MA area. Please be in touch with us mid-year to inquire about transportation offerings for this summer.
Campers located in the Tristate area, Philly and Maryland may ship luggage either through Camp Trunk Delivery (camptrunkdelivery.com) or UPS/FedEX. Luggage may be also be brought on opening day with your camper should you choose to drive them to camp. For campers arriving and being met at Newark’s Liberty Airport, please note that luggage must be shipped through UPS/FedEX in advance of their arrival. Exceptions are made for campers arriving from international destinations.
Luggage may not be sent with campers on camp buses. Exceptions are only made by the Camp Director and are granted on an individual basis based on unique circumstances. Cases of water are not permitted on buses as well.
- How do I keep in touch with my child once they are at camp?
Emailing campers can be done by using our easy web form which opens on the first day of camp. Please be sure to address USPS mail to our summer location. Please note that food packages are never allowed – every package will be opened in the presence of your camper and all food removed. Please share this information with anyone who might send your camper a package.
Campers are encouraged to write letters home. Please send them with self-addressed stamped envelopes to help with that process.
- Where is Camp Nesher located?
Camp is located in the Northeast Pocono Mountains at 90 Woods Road, Lakewood, PA 18439
- What are specific details for campers who need to fly to camp?
All flights should be booked to arrive/depart Newark’s Liberty International Airport. Please contact us prior making any definitive flight arrangements.
Our staff greet campers upon arrival and bring them to camp. If your camper is scheduled as an “Unaccompanied Minor,” we will inform you the day before their arrival as to who will be meeting them. Please note that ONLY campers arriving from international destinations are permitted to travel with their luggage – all others must ship luggage prior to their arrival at camp.
- Do you provide linens for international campers?
Yes, we provide our international campers with bed linens (sheets, blankets, pillow, pillow case) for use during the summer.