next steps imageYoung Judaea
Camp Young Judaea Texas
next steps

Young Campers Program

It’s just like camp, but mini!

Nitzanim is a special 10-day summer program for kids entering second and third grade. The session is designed to be just the right length—not so long that our young campers are away from home for too long, but not so short that they miss out on a full camp experience.. It offers the same growth and adventures of camp—just in a kid-meal serving size!




There are two Nitzanim options each session, (four per summer). Participants get to be true members of the camp community, joining the rest of camp at evening programs, daily meals, Shabbat events and more. Unlike our other groups’ afternoon activities, the Nitzanim have educational programs about getting to know camp. They learn songs, explore the grounds, and get a feel for what CYJ is all about!

So if you have a child who’s interested in camp but intimidated by its length, or perhaps a child who wants to go to camp like his siblings but you’re not sure he’s ready, why not give Nitzanim a try? With all the fun, excitement, and friendship that CYJ has to offer, your camper will get an amazing intro to camp and an unforgettable summer!