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Jewish Life

Jewish camp is the perfect setting
for children to build strong identities

    Our goal is to ensure that campers learn and experience the values that make Judaism unique. Focusing on Jewish ethics, values, and customs, campers leave Nageela proud of our rich heritage.

    Campers in Camp Nageela Midwest come from families that identify with all Jewish affiliations. All campers join together for a three week camp experience where each and every child is loved and accepted.

In Camp Nageela Midwest, Jewish life isn’t taught, it’s caught. Jewish values and ideals are integrated into our daily program.

Campers are offered a choice of learning and prayer sessions that cater to different levels of Jewish background knowledge. We are also happy to facilitate any additional Jewish study while in camp and will provide tutors in all area of Jewish learning (free of charge).

Camp Nageela Midwest can also create and/or maintain Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparations while in camp. Please be sure to arrange this with our office before the start of the camping season.

Camp Nageela has a special program on Shabbat. Shabbat begins with a moving Kabbalat Shabbat late Friday afternoon, preceded by a music video with footage taken throughout that week. Shabbat concludes with a moving Havdallah ceremony on Saturday night.

The program throughout the day is different than the rest of the week, and campers enjoy special activities only done on Shabbat. Shabbat meals feature traditional favorites- including fresh baked challah, gefilte fish, matza ball soup and cholent! It is customary in Camp Nageela that campers dress nicely on Shabbat. Shabbat is definitely the highlight of the week in Camp Nageela!