2014 Registration Form

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Welcome to CSL!

Camp Seneca Lake has provided children entering grades 3-11 with over 80 summers of fun, friends and cherished memories. Our 200 beautiful wooded acres in the Finger Lakes region of New York State provide the ideal backdrop for camp. Campers participate in a variety of exciting areas, including waterfront (skiing, sailing, wakeboarding and more!), high and low ropes courses, most land sports, overnight hiking, nature, drama, and arts and crafts. CSL offers these activities in a wholesome Jewish camp community full of ruach to promote the physical, social, and emotional development of each of our campers.

Where do CSL campers come from?

Being the only JCC overnight camp in upstate NY, it is natural that many of our campers hail from communities such as Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton. We also have a loyal following of alumni whose careers have taken them all over the U.S. Many of them remember their wonderful summers at CSL and are sending their children as well. Alumni children come all the way from states such as Arizona, California, Tennessee, Florida and many others.



Where does the “magic” of camp originate?

That’s a simple question… with the staff! Our varied activities are led by a well-trained, mature, energetic college-age staff of over 100 individuals. Most of our counselors were former CSL campers themselves, now anxious to provide the fun and memories they once received to a new generation of campers. Unit Heads are college graduates who supervise each “village” of campers and staff. Each area of the Camp Seneca Lake program is led by a talented Head Specialist with considerable experience and knowledge in their program area.


Peace of mind for parents:

Finally, as a camp accredited by the American Camp Association for decades, CSL upholds the highest standards of the camping industry. Unlike many camps whose directors enter and leave every couple of summers, CSL Director Aaron Cantor has years of experience as a camp director. Aaron and his Leadership Team check the backgrounds of all staff carefully to provide a safe and healthy camp environment at CSL. They are also readily available to camp families!