Affiliated with Edith & Carl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst
Camp accepts special needs children on a case by case basis.
Session Lengths: 2 Weeks
Explore Camp B’Yachad
The Camp B’Yachad Story
A 12 day experience that will change the life of a teenager! The camp model is a combination of activities and discussions, reflections and creative expression, role-playing games and group work, all focused on exploring the Jewish Identity of a teenager in a supportive, secular environment. The program is balanced with sports, obstacle courses and zip lines, art and music, evening activities and dance parties.
A collaborative project of Marks JCH, Shorefront YM-YWHA, and Jewish Child Care Association Bukharian Teen Lounge, this project is made possible with generous funding from the Genesis Philanthropy Group, UJA-Federation of New York & Foundation For Jewish Camp
Director of Teen Services and Special Needs | Alanna Skydell
I have had the great privilege of being a part of the Marks JCH family for the past year. I began as a Social Work Intern working in various departments including the After-School program and the Hurricane Sandy Relief Center. Upon completing my dual Master’s program in Social Work and Jewish Studies from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, I joined the Marks JCH Summer Day Camp as a Division Leader for 1st and 2nd graders and had a phenomenal summer experience! I then had my first exposure to Camp B’Yachad as a Division Leader for our oldest teens and fell in love with the program. I have since assumed the position as Director of Teen Services and Special Needs and am so excited to be directing Camp B’Yachad this summer.
"Hosting Shlichim during the summers remains a wonderful experience for our family. Each year we meet dynamic and fascinating young Israelis with whom we maintain contact long after the summer has gone. Our kids are the greatest beneficiaries of the experience, finding in the Shlichim individuals who they come to regard as older siblings. It is an event we look forward to every year with good reason and plan on continuing for years to come."
- Soberman Family, The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp, Prosserman JCC
Connecting with Israel
“Although it was so new, Israel brought upon me a familiar sense of belonging much like what I feel at Camp Chi every summer. The ability to be in a place where one feels so free and proud to be a Jew is a feeling that makes me so proud to be involved in my Jewish heritage.”
- Joshua Krawitz, 17, Camp Chi, JCC Chicago