Camp Nofesh

Business Office Mailing Address:

242 High Street

Passaic, NJ 07055

Summer Camp Address:

1 Main Ave.

Passaic, NJ 07055

Email: agoldman@campnofesh.com

Phone: 551-206-3395

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2019 Registration is Now Open!

 

Camper registration forms, information and pricing can be downloaded HERE, and must be mailed to the business office - 242 High Street, Passaic, NJ 07055.

Staff Registration opens March 1st, and can be completed online HERE.

Welcome to Camp Nofesh!

 

Led by the indefatigable Rabbi Avi Kaplinsky for the past 18 years, Camp Nofesh has made a top name in the industry, planning  outstanding summers full of ruchniyus with an emphasis on Torah and middos tovos combined with a summer of ultimate fun, excitement, and adventure!

 

We encourage you to register early so that you and your boys can take advantage of our early bird special.

 

 

Learning Programs:

 

We are proud of our reputation for an excellent learning program headed by Rabbi Ephraim Levi, National Director of Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of America and an outstanding local mechanech with more than twenty years of experience, featuring professional adult Rabbeim for all children.

There is a prize store providing learning incentives for every camper (leaving pre1A through fourth grade and boys leaving fifth grade will have exciting learning incentives), and weekly and monthly best-in-learning winners to encourage every learning group.

There are also weekly/monthly best in middos winners in every bunk.

We also offer an optional Masmidim Program for boys leaving grades 1-5, for one hour after camp, Monday thru Thursday, after regular dismissal, for approximately six weeks. There is a small weekly fee for boys leaving grades 1-3, and the Masmidim program is free for boys leaving 4th and 5th grades.

4-5th grade campers also experience our popular optional evening Mishmar Program (at no extra cost) approximately five times during the summer, with refreshments. A special catered banquet for program attendees is held once each half! ​

 

 

Expansive Facilities:

 

Our camp boasts a full scale camping program including a beautiful and well guarded pool, spacious grounds in the YKP Boys building and grounds, as well as full access to nearby parks and well manicured ball fields with camp-provided transportation.

 

The younger boys will typically use our onsite facilities for sports.

Head Staff:

 

Our excellent staff of counselors headed by the amazing Rabbi Shabsi Horowitz, provides a safe, caring, and fun environment for our boys to play competitively.

 

Our lifeguards and aquatics staff is trained and coached by our seasoned Aquatics Director, Rabbi Rabinowitz, and our trained instructors gives small group swimming lessons to each and every camper as part of the camp program.

 

Rabbi Shmuel Rowner is our Camp Medical Director on premises. A trained EMT, he has many years of experience providing first aid care, handling boys with allergies and asthmatic conditions he is available for any and all concerns.  Parents are requested to contact him any time with any health concerns they may have with their son.


 

Activities, Sports, & Workshops:

 

In addition to baseball, basketball, volleyball, hockey and other sports activities, boys leaving first grade and up have exciting league competition with championship trophies and middos trophies awarded each half. Each grade has their own leagues!

 

We are also keenly aware of those boys who enjoy alternatives to sports and we will provide them with extra access to the hobby room, on days of arts and crafts, as well as our exciting game room.

 

Boys leaving first grade will have arts and crafts run by Mrs. Kontente.

 

Boys leaving first and second grade will be treated to our popular Nofesh Pedal Kart activity.

 

Our in-ground, indoor pool is popular with everyone, and a great way to cool off, no matter the weather outside!

 

Special Days:

 

Of course some of the highlights of camp are our fabulous trips and entertaining special activities.

 

Past years we enjoyed the spectacular on-campus Nofesh amusement park/carnival day with amazing inflatables and rides, as well as bowling and rollerblading trips. An amazing bubble machine was a special treat for much of our younger campers as well.

 

Our list wouldn’t be complete without the host of other special activities including Color War, Nofesh Petting zoo, Olympics Days, Deal or No Deal, Plays, and much much more!

 

 

 

Trips & Overnights:

 

Nofesh is famous as a trendsetter for camp trips, raising the bar time and time again with phenomenal off-site excursions to age appropriate exciting destinations!

 

Major trips feature transportation on comfortable, air-conditioned coach buses with restrooms and kosher video entertainment.

 

All trips are run by a member of our adult head staff and an EMT accompanies all overnight trips.

 

Extra supervision is provided by camp when necessary for safety. When plausible, camp will rent out the park or attraction to provide the best experience for your child.

 

Some of our past trips have included:

 

Younger Grades:

Bowcraft Amusement Park

Adventurers Amusement Park

Keansburg Runaway Rapids Water Park

 

Middle Grades:

Clementon Water Park

Keansburg Runaway Rapids Water Park

Air Trampoline Parks

Blackbeard’s Cave

Medford, CT JCC Lake Activities

Kalhari Indoor Waterpark Overnight Trip

Berkshire Mountains Jiminy Peak

Outdoor Laser Tag

 

Fifth Grade:

Niagara Falls Overnight Trip including Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist and an awesome Whirlpool Jet boat Ride

Kalhari Indoor Waterpark Overnight Trip

Keansburg Runaway Rapids Water Park

Medford, CT JCC Lake Activities

Outdoor Laser Tag


 

Regular Schedule:

 

Camp begins at 9:25am each day (with supervision beginning 9:15am) and ends at 4pm (Friday 2pm).

 

Early Drop Off / Late Dismissal Options:

 

In addition to our regular program, there is an option for an early drop off, whereby, for a small fee, parents can drop off their children at our facility as early as 8:30 A.M.

 

We also offer an optional late 5:00 dismissal Monday–Thursday, when your son has a 4:00 dismissal, for a nominal fee. Details will be in the pre-camp mailing.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text our director Rabbi Kaplinsky in the evenings at 551-206-3395.

 

Looking forward a great summer!

 

Sincerely,

 

Rabbi Avi Kaplinsky

Camp Director

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