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Passover Camp

April 13-16, 2017

This Passover, leave the holiday preparations to us at CYJ’s Passover Camp! Relax in the Hill Country of Texas 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.

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

OR, if you’re already excited to be free from humdrum holidays, sign up now! 

Frequently Asked Questions

I can't be there on Thursday... could I come on Friday?

Sure! Just let us know your plans when you register so we can coordinate with you about your personal arrival time.

What are the accommodations like?

At Passover 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 8 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 suites comprising two rooms, each room furnished with 1 twin bed, 1 queen bed, and a sink. These rooms share a bathroom (toilet and shower) between them.

Each 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. If you have 3 or fewer family members coming to camp, we will reserve one room and potentially offer the suite’s second room to another family. (For a private bathroom, you may pay an additional fee to reserve the whole suite.)

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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 connected private bathroom with shower.

What will the food be like?

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, and we hire special assistance to ensure our dining areas are cleaned appropriately for our guests’ comfort.

Can you tell me more about Passover Camp's religious practices?

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.

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.
How much does Passover Camp cost?
Staying at Camp

Adults (ages 18 and up): $350
Children (ages 6-17): $200
Pre School Children (ages 3-5): $100
Little Ones (ages 2 and under): FREE

Staying Outside of Camp

Adults (ages 18 and up): $150
Children (ages 6-17): $75
Pre School Children (ages 3-5) $50
Little ones (ages 2 and under): FREE

Please note that this year (2016) we are requiring payment in full upon registration. 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 Director of Year-Round Programs, Julia Paeglis, at julia@cyjtexas.org.

I'm ready for an unforgettable holiday with my family! Where do we sign up?

Signup form coming soon!