April 17-19, 2020
This Passover, leave the holiday preparations to us at CYJ’s Passover Camp! Relax in the Texas Hill Country for 4 days and 3 nights, enjoying comfortable housing, delicious Passover food, and an unforgettable holiday for the whole family!
The doors are open to any Jewish family looking for a fun holiday, including those who are totally new to CYJ! But newcomers beware—after a long weekend of peaceful surroundings and crazy-fun events, you may get hooked on Camp Young Judaea… just don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Passover Camp has schedules tailor-made for toddlers, children, teens, and grown-ups. Youth camp programs will run throughout the day, allowing parents and grandparents to explore our adult activities. From arts and crafts to ropes course, guest speakers to sports, the retreat offers something for everybody. Evenings feature programs for the whole family, and we’ve planned Shabbat-friendly activities and community services for Friday night and Saturday.
Below are our FAQs. We can send you more information or you can contact us with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sure! Just let us know your plans when you register so we can coordinate with you about your personal arrival time.
At Passover Camp, we provide 3 types of (air-conditioned) accommodations.
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!).
Our 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 and are also big enough to include a pack n play.
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 a shower.
While you have the ability to request which accommodation you prefer, we assign housing to most efficiently fill our facilities. We want to allow as many families to participate as possible. We will use our best judgement to place you and your family in the most appropriate housing given the size of your party.
The idea of eating “camp food” may be conjuring images of mystery meat and kool-aid… not to worry— we do run a retreat business during the year, after all! You’ll love our delicious, well-rounded meals, guaranteed kosher in our separate meat and dairy kitchens.
We also take extra effort for the holiday. All of our food is kosher for Passover during the holiday!
We observe the laws of kashrut at Passover 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.
The same applies on years when Passover Camp includes the last two holy days of the holiday—our programming will be holiday-friendly in the public areas.
- 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.
Staying at Camp
Adults (ages 18 and up): $350
Children (ages 6-17): $250
Pre School Children (ages 3-5): $125
Little Ones (ages 2 and under): FREE
Staying Outside of Camp
Adults (ages 18 and up): $175
Children (ages 6-17): $125
Pre School Children (ages 3-5) $75
Little ones (ages 2 and under): FREE
Sharing a cabin with other families will also reduce the cost of Passover Camp by $250!
If you need to make any alternative arrangements, please email our Assistant Director- Programs, Lauren Laderman, at [email protected]
The weekend is filled with programs for all ages! Our schedule offers a variety of family, kids, and adult only activities. As well, there is a mix of sports, arts and crafts, lake and pool time, ropes course, and all the other fun camp activities! Feel free to join us at every activity or create your own fun during the weekend. Check out our 2019 schedule to see what might be in store! Passover Camp 2019 Schedule