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What ages does Camp Nageela Service?

Our youngest campers are finishing third grade. Our TeeNageela program is for campers completing grades 9-11.

What safety precautions does Camp Nageela have in place?

Camp Nageela is accredited by the worldly acclaimed American Camping Association and all aspects of the program & safety precautions are recorded in our operations manual. Our Sr. staff has decades of experience in camping, education & youth activities and all staff members go through comprehensive safety training before camp. Camp Nageela’s Health Center provides medical coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at camp with full-time medical staff. Our Health Center staff care for all routine health issues at camp without charge. Emergency services are provided at nearby Franciscan St. Elizabeth a fully-equipped trauma center.

What particulars make Camp Nageela outstanding?

Camp Nageela builds a community that is open, accepting and growth oriented with a spirit that life should be joyful. (Nageela means joyous!) Our staff draws its strength from traditional Jewish living and practice that emphasizes character development and a positive attitude. This spirit passes on to the campers, as the staff become great friends and role models. If your family values kindness and consideration, responsibility and being a “mentch,” then Camp Nageela is for you.

What’s the food like?
According to most of our campers, our meals are simply delicious. We offer a hot and cold breakfast, a hot lunch with a well-stocked salad bar, and a full supper with two choices. Fruit is served at snack. Special diets can be accommodated if arranged before camp. A fully stocked canteen with hot and cold food for sale is open during free time and at nights for teens. Of course,all Kosher dietary laws are respected and prepared in our state of the art kitchen.

Why are some camps like yours not coed?
Camp is a community where children are empowered to try new things and act with fewer inhibitions than when they are in their home environment. This is what makes sleep-away camp such a life-enhancing experience. Children try new things, and feel safe to be less than perfect, and even to act silly. When adolescents of both genders are together, this potential is diminished greatly. The Gender specific experience allows the true spirit of our camp to shine in all its strength.

Are there scholarships and/or financial aid opportunities?
Yes! Numerous incentive grants and scholarship opportunities are available. Nageela is dedicated to providing every Jewish child with a Jewish summer camp experience. Please do not hesitate to call our office and learn what opportunities may be available.

We do not belong to any synagogue or temple, will my child feel comfortable in camp?
Camp Nageela is renowned for the warm and welcoming feeling that can be felt from the moment one steps on grounds. Nageela campers are from homes of all Jewish backgrounds and affiliations. No matter how much or how little Jewish knowledge and customs a camper knows when coming to camp, s/he will fit right in and feel comfortable in the camp environment. Campers return home from Camp Nageela with many new Jewish friends and a renewed and invigorated sense of Jewish pride. Find out just how good of a fit Nageela is for your family. Give us a call and we will be happy to put you in touch directly with other Nageela families in your area to learn more about the Nageela experience from their perspectives.