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11 & 12 Grade Reunion

February 3-5, 2017

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Wish you had something awesome to do for a weekend? Who doesn’t?

Can’t stop wondering how you’d fare on a zip line now that you’ve grown a couple inches? Only EVERY DAY!

Missing your friends from CYJ? Of course!

Well then I have a good news for you, friend! You can solve all these woes and beyond by signing up for CYJ’s 11th & 12th Grade Reunion! This incredible retreat will get you back together with your best friends from camp, as well as back on the grounds where the magic all began!

We’ve got a classic Camp experience set up for you. You’ll play gaga, tie dye, zip line, and compete in our mini-Maccabiah events. Our CYJ Shabbat will have all the fixings you remember—rikud, shira, parsha players, and Havdallah! Even the counselors from your Segel year will join us, coming all the way out to watch over you one more time.

So come confess to that person you always had a crush on, or come have that basketball rematch you’ve been waiting for. Or come back for challah and the playground, come back for laughs and for memories.

Come back because you changed Camp forever. You’d be shocked to know how many lives you touched here, how you impacted your peers. If that means something to you like it does to us, come back and reconnect.

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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 dying to get back to your home away from home, you can sign up now!)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the sleeping arrangements?

What kind of camp program would this be if we weren’t sleeping in bunks? Campers will stay in bunks with teens of the same gender. Counselors will stay with you for the full bunk experience!

Will transportation be provided?

CYJ will be working with our participants to coordinate a carpool caravan.

What should I bring?

Bring whatever you need to get sporty outside and some nice clothes for a traditional CYJ Shabbat. If there’s something you’d like to tie dye, toss that in the bag as well. We won’t be providing towels and toiletries, but we will provide the bedding. You may also want to bring sports equipment, musical instruments, or anything else that may enhance your weekend. For those in the habit of using them, don’t forget your tallit and tefillin for davening.

A special note: though everyone has grown up since they were last in camp, participants will still be expected to behave in line with CYJ’s core principles. So consider what you’re bringing to camp—if there’s something in your bag that you wouldn’t show to your parents, teachers, mentors, and the police, you should just leave that thing at home.

Can you tell me more about the reunion's religious practices?

We will practice our Judaism during the reunion in the same way that we do during the summer session.

CYJ is still a shomer Shabbat camp, so we won’t be using electrical devices, making fire, writing, playing instruments, or doing any other creative work from Friday night to Saturday night. We’ll have our CYJ Shabbat prayer services, Shabbat meals, and Shabbat-friendly activities around camp throughout the day.

Camp’s meals are made in our separate kosher kitchens with strictly kosher ingredients. To maintain the kosher status of our grounds and meals, no food from outside Camp will be allowed.

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 the 11-12 Grade Reunion cost?

Registration Fee: $175 per participant

OBVIOUSLY I'm coming to see my friends and revisit camp...where do I sign up already?

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