Where do you get your staff?
Our Camp Directors are full-time ministry staff with Chosen People Ministries. Our counselors are recruited from a pool of CPM ministry staff, students at the Feinberg Center, and members of Messianic Congregations and churches in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. A number of our counselors grew up going to Camp Kesher and see the value of serving and pouring into the lives of the next generation of campers. We carefully vet and train all staff with background checks, child safety training, and personal interviews.
Where are your campers from?
Our campers come from a variety of Messianic Congregations and churches throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions—from as far north as Boston and as far south as North Carolina—but we certainly welcome campers from beyond that range!
How long has Camp Kesher been in existence?
Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s, Chosen People Ministries hosted Simchat Yeladim as a camp ministry in the Northeast. The camp was dormant for a short stretch of time and was rebirthed in 2007 as Camp Kesher.
Are there scholarships available for Camp Kesher?
We do not have any formal scholarship program that we offer. However, we offer a discount for siblings and have found that when parents and campers seek assistance from their congregations, there is usually a great response from congregational leadership and membership in helping kids get to camp.
What does a typical day at camp look like?
A typical day begins with calisthenics, breakfast, cabin devotions, a Hebrew teaching moment, rotating through fun camp activities in the morning—followed by lunch, activities like horseback riding, soccer, and boating, a Shabbat rest time, a camp-wide game and some free time before dinner. After dinner, the entire camp meets at Mishkhan for a time of worship, fun skits, and the Word. The night ends with an evening activity like Night Swim or time at the Campfire before lights out.