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Neil Klatskin Day Camp
Tenafly, New Jersey

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Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670

CAMPER AGES: ages 3 through entering 2nd Grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. weekdays 9-4, shorter days available for younger campers

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.


BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: NKDC offers children 3-7 years old a summer of adventure and non-stop fun. Our beautiful 21 acre campus in Tenafly provides the perfect backdrop for your camper to enjoy the outdoors, learn new skills, make new friends and explore their personal interests.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Our Tikvah program is designed to meet the special needs of children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 15 who have been classified with mild neurological and/or perceptual impairment. All prospective campers must be interviewed to determine if the Tikvah program can meet their individual needs and that an appropriate group placement is available. Special attention is given to each camper in order to ensure a summer of enjoyment and learning. Group sizes range from three to six campers, staffed by a minimum of two caring and qualified counselors.

Mainstreaming available in our Inclusion Program as well.

Please call 201.567.8963 for more information or to schedule an intake.

Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Weightloss, Swimming, Tennis, Soccer, Martial Arts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Adventure, and more. Music, Nature, Yoga, Arts & Crafts, Ceramics, Challenge Course, Shabbat Celebrations, & Special Event Entertainers.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located approximately 6 miles North of the George Washington Bridge and New York City. We offer transportation from NJ and Manhattan for an additional fee.

CAMP FACILITIES: 3 outdoor pools, 2 indoor pools, water park, boys and girls locker rooms, sports fields and courts, wooded areas for hiking/nature, 4 outdoor pavilions for sheltered activities, air conditioned classrooms, 4 gymnasiums

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Neil Klatskin Day Camp at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a place for a child to have fun while growing and maturing through his or her interaction with others. We create a "communal group" where campers and staff participate together. Camp provides experiences that challenge the body, mind and imagination of each individual. Cooperation and communication within a highly supervised group setting ensures the most meaningful and exciting camp experience for each child. It is also at the Neil Klatskin Day Camp that children strengthen their Jewish identity. Staff members consider themselves partners in helping children increase their self-awareness, self-esteem and positive attitude toward adapting to the ever-changing world around us. Neil Klatskin Day Camp invites staff and campers to share in a warm, accepting and positive manner and to maintain our high standards and goals. Please visit our website to read about all of our programs at Our Camp Website Link:

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT (Counselor-In-Training) Program For Teens Entering 10th Grade 9 am-4 pm (8 weeks) Participants in the CIT Program have the opportunity to develop the skills and experience they need to become camp counselors in summers to come. CIT's participate in special sessions on group dynamics, Jewish programming and leadership training. They develop a close group made up of other teens in leadership capacities and receive support, assistance and guidance throughout the camp season. CIT’s assist counselors with campers in each of our programs which enables them to learn about working with children of all ages. Lunch is included in the fee, and transportation is available.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Aid is available for both camp and JCC membership. Please contact the camp office at 201-567-8963 for an application.

Lunch and snacks, towel service, trips, group photo, camp t-shirts, backpack, water bottle, and weekly challah bread are all included. Call for more information. 201-567-8963

Neil Klatskin Day Camp is seeking to fill the following positions for summer 2018:

Lifeguards (Red Cross Certified)
Head Counselors (certified educators only)
Sports Staff (including Physical education teachers)
Senior Counselors (current college students)

Experience and a love of working with children ages 3-7. Must be available for the full 8 weeks of camp (June 25th-August 17th) and for staff orientation before camp.

Please contact Melissa Peters at mpeters[AT] with interest.  For a staff application and info about NKDC, visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: and click on "Work [AT] Camp".

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