Camp Seneca Lake is the summer home for about 450 campers, ages 8-16. The majority of our campers are from the Jewish communities of Upstate New York (Rochester, Syracuse,Ithaca, Binghamton, Buffalo and Elmira) as well as from cities in the eastern U.S. and Canada. We have many second and third generation campers who come from across the country.
Staff and campers share rustic cabins . Each bunk is staffed by two counselors who share responsibilities for the happiness and well-being of their campers. Counselors are either assigned throughout our program areas as instructors or spend the day with their campers moving from activity to activity.
Our varied activities are led by a mature and skilled college-age staff, many of whom are in the education field. Each area of the Camp Seneca Lake program is led by a talented Head Specialist who has considerable experience and knowledge in the area. We look for staff who have expertise in their field and are committed to providing an enriching camp experience for children. Many of our staff were campers who graduated from our Counselor-in-Training program to become a Camp Seneca Lake staff member.
The CSL experience combines fun, friendships, spirit, and personal growth. Campers participate in a variety of exciting activities, including waterfront adventures, swim lessons, athletics, Jewish culture, hiking, nature, drama and arts and crafts. The camp provides a wholesome Jewish camp community that promotes development of the physical, social, and emotional identities of our campers.
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis Jewish
Outdoor Activities General Outdoors Ropes Course Hiking
Performing Arts General Performing Arts Dance Drama Music
Competitive Events Competitive Events Intra Camp Competition
Individual Sports General Individual Sports Archery Tennis
Team Sports General Team Sports
Water Sports General Water Sports Instructional Swimming Recreational Swimming Canoeing Water Skiing Kayaking Sailing
Arts and Crafts General Arts and Crafts
Miscellaneous General Miscellaneous Actvities Color War Mountain Biking Environmental Farming Leadership Skills Photography Radio Video/TV Go-Carting
Location & Contact Information
Camp Seneca Lake
200 Camp Road Penn Yan NY, 14527 United States
(315) 536-9981 (tel.) (315) 536-3878 (fax.)
JCC of Greater Rochester
1200 Edgewood Avenue Rochester, NY, 14618 United States
(585) 461-2000 ext 2 (tel.) (585) 461-0805 (fax.)