Camp Laurelwood Gearing Up for a Fun Summer

From devoted and caring staff to a variety of fun activities, Camp Laurelwood in Madison is CT’s premier Jewish overnight and day camp for a variety of reasons, said Louis Lasko, Camp Laurelwood’s Director.

“We keep a strictly kosher kitchen, sing Hebrew songs, have Shabbat every Friday, and instill the values of kindness, community mindedness, and confidence in everything we do, “he said of the camp’s Jewish activities.

In December 2021, we received funding from the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Yedid Neish program, enabling us to put a stronger focus on MESSH (Mental, Emotional, Social and Spiritual Health) work. We hired a trained mental health professional who is a social worker at a local school during the year and joins our staff at camp during the summer. These past 2 summers, her presence and expertise supported numerous day and overnight campers as well as staff in a significant way.

Beyond bringing on a new member of the team, we introduced new program - ming on Saturdays that focused on wellness and self-care. Campers and staff did activities like yoga, reading or writing, and playing with the dogs on campus. The goal was to show that there are many ways to practice wellness and Shabbat is a perfect time to do so.

We look forward to continuing to create a joyful, fun, safe, and caring place for campers, staff, alumni, and community members alike. See you in Summer 2024! 

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