Camp Seneca Lake is the premier Jewish overnight camp in Upstate New York. Since 1928, CSL has welcomed campers into a safe, compassionate community where each child is encourages to become their best self. Children from all backgrounds come together to learn important life skills that will stay with them through adulthood. Campers develop independence, form lifelong friendships, and create a deep connection to a tight knit community that is strong at its core.
CSL has provided children entering grades 3-12 with over 90 summers of fun, friends, and cherished memories. Our 200 beautiful wooded acres in the Finger Lakes region of New York State provides the ideal backdrop for camp. CSL provides a fun, adventurous program with immersive experiential learning that builds Jewish identity, facilitates personal exploration, cultivates an appreciation for the outdoors, and establishes the importance of a Jewish community. CSL gives campers a special place to recharge, unplug, and connect to nature as well as each other.
Where does the “magic” of camp originate?
That’s a simple question… with the staff! All of our activities are led by over 100 well-trained, mature, energetic adult staff. Most of our counselors were former CSL campers themselves, and are now trained and prepared provide the fun and memories they once received to a new generation of campers.
Peace of mind for parents
Accredited by the American Camp Association, CSL upholds the highest standards of the camping industry. The Leadership Team works throughout the year to provide a safe and healthy camp environment at CSL.
CSL will provide a fun, adventurous program with immersive, experiential learning that builds Jewish identity, facilitates personal exploration, cultivates an appreciation of nature, and establishes the importance of Jewish community.
We inspire those we touch to establish a life-long Jewish identity and to make the world a better place through a commitment to Jewish values and community leadership.
By the end of the summer, campers will have developed lifelong skills like independence, communal living, and decision making related to executive functioning.
Questions? Feel free to contact us!