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Family Camp

November 2-4, 2018


This fall, come out to the beautiful Texas Hill country for CYJ’s Family Camp! A weekend getaway for the entire family, Family Camp is a great way to have fun, see what Camp is like, and spend time with old and new friends alike!

The retreat is open to all Jewish families, including those with no previous relationship with CYJ. Newcomers to our camp network are welcome to come down and get a taste of what we do every summer. (You never know… your kids may even find they want to come back when school lets out!)

At Family Camp, we create a relaxing Shabbat atmosphere with a variety of activities for the whole family. You’ll get to hang out at the pool, play sports, and enjoy programs for all ages. Don’t miss our special Saturday dinner and fun night, the relaxing escapes in the great outdoors, and the soothing presence of our warm campfire. For a better idea, check out a sample Family Camp schedule.

Participating families lodge together at night, and they spend the day enjoying programs geared towards the whole family’s participation. At select time periods, we will have babysitting available for younger children, as well as exclusive activities planned for adults and kids separately, (all ages welcome!).


Below are our FAQs. We can send you more information or you can contact us with any questions.

(OR, if this already sounds like the family getaway you’ve been waiting for, you can sign up now! )

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the accommodations like?

At Family Camp, we provide 3 types of (air-conditioned) accommodations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Families can choose to stay in one of our 22 cabins. Each unit includes 10 bunk beds and a bathroom with 3 sinks, 2 toilets, and 2 showers. You can choose to stay in a private cabin with your family, or families can share cabins with each other for the full camp experience (and a discounted rate!).

Families can also choose to stay in our Lodge. The Lodge accommodations offer single rooms furnished with 1 twin bed, 1 queen bed, a sink and private bathrooms (toilet and shower).

Each Lodge room can host a family of 3. If you choose to stay in the lodge and you have a family with more than 3 members, we will reserve 2 rooms for you.

The last option is our Health Center accommodations, which offers private rooms and bathrooms. Each room has 1 queen size bed, 1 bunk bed (2 twins), and a private bathroom with shower.

What will the food be like?

Our guests always seem surprised at how good our “camp food” is. It’s true, we are a summer camp, but don’t think mystery meat and kool-aid—we run a year-round retreat business, after all! You’ll love our delicious, well-rounded meals, guaranteed kosher in our separate meat and dairy kitchens.

Can you tell me more about the religious practices of Family Camp?

We observe the laws of kashrut at Family Camp and maintain respect for Shabbat. All of Saturday’s activities will be Shabbat-friendly, but attendants can of course observe Shabbat to their own comfort level in the privacy of their rooms.

What is CYJ's retreat refund policy?
  • Cancellations made more than a month before the retreat date will be fully refunded, minus the non-refundable $25 registration fee per participant
  • Cancellations made less than a month before the retreat will receive a 50% refund
  • Cancellations the week prior to the event and no-shows are responsible for 100% of the retreat fees.
What is the cost of CYJ Family Camp?
  • $200 per Adult
  • $175 per teen (ages 13-17)
  • $100 per child (ages 5-12)
  • $50 per toddler (ages 3-5)

Children age 2 and under camp for free! And don’t forget— sharing a cabin with other families will reduce the weekend’s cost!

This sounds fun! Where do we sign up?

Sign up will be posted soon!

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