Camp accepts special needs children on a case by case basis.
Session Lengths: 2 Weeks, 4 Weeks, 8 Weeks
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The Camp Interlaken JCC Story
Located on 106 magnificent acres near Eagle River, WI, in the breathtaking north woods, The Steve and Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC offers a complete residential camping experience for Jewish children from around the world. Our balanced program gives each camper the opportunity to develop his or her own skills, build self esteem, and learn Jewish values within a safe, fun, and caring environment. We help children learn the life skills important to being a member of a Kehillah (community). As they create wonderful memories and have the time of their lives, campers learn independence, self assurance, responsibility, and group living skills. The camp’s warm, nurturing, positive environment ensures that campers develop great feelings about their heritage and themselves.
Toni joined the Interlaken team in January 2006. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she has actively been involved in camping and informal Jewish education since she was a camper at JCC Camp Arthur-Reeta. Toni has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Jewish Professional Studies and Non-Profit Management at the Spertus Institute. [expand title="Read More"]
Before Interlaken, Toni was the Assistant Director of House in the Wood Camp serving inner-city Chicago children, the Sales & Operations Manager of Camp CHI’s Perlstein Resort & Conference Center, and a Software Engineer with two major technology consulting firms. In 2007, Toni was selected as one of 12 resident camp directors to be a Mandel Senior Fellow in the Lekhu Lakhem program through the JCC Association’s Mandel Center for Jewish Education. Toni has been active with the Wisconsin section of the American Camp Association and with the Midwest Jewish Camp Directors. She has been on the board of the National Council of Jewish Women – Milwaukee Chapter. Toni and her husband, Jonah, have a son named Jaron, a daughter named Nava and two dogs, Artie and Shovi.[/expand]
Assistant Director | Mark Gutman
Mark’s Jewish summer camp experience started when he was a lifetime camper at Shwayder Camp in Colorado. Since 2006, Mark hasn’t missed a summer of Jewish Camp. He held various leadership positions at Shwayder and URJ Camp George including CIT Director, Specialist Director and Program Director. After receiving his degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University in 2010, he continued to pursue his passion for informal Jewish education as the Youth Director at a Reform Synagogue outside of Boston. [expand title="Read More"]
Mark joins the Interlaken family after spending the last three years as the Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Rodef Shalom and the Assistant Director at Camp Rodef Shalom in Northern Virginia. He is excited to move to Milwaukee and join the team at Camp Interlaken JCC![/expand]
"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