At Camp Milldale, we provide a safe, fun and nurturing environment, which promotes positive Jewish values and experiences. Athletic, artistic and cultural activities create lasting memories and friendships, all within a beautiful natural setting.
Camp Milldale seeks to provide its participants with the warmth and support of a communal Jewish environment. The Camp integrates into its daily schedule Jewish experiences that reflect the commitment to Jewish peoplehood, values and culture.
Camp Milldale, located in Reisterstown, MD, has athletic fields for soccer, baseball, kickball, and softball; courts for playing basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, and “Ga Ga;” a sprayground for keeping cool, a large playground, a lake for canoeing, shaded structures for arts and crafts, dancing, music; and so much more! Milldale has three pools: one Olympic-sized pool and two large shallow instructional pools, one with a water slide. Campers develop an appreciation for the “great outdoors” at the Kayam Farm, on nature hikes, and on our own team-building Ropes Challenge Course with a 300-foot long zip line. On especially hot or rainy days camp programming is held inside our two air-conditioned facilities: the Big Max or the Hess House.
We also run a Visual Arts Camp on property. The Arts Camp is housed on the lower level of the Big Max and enjoys the comfort of an indoor cooling system all day long. Visual Arts campers participate in daily instructional and free swim, as well as Painting, Mosaics, Print Making, Cartooning, Woodworking and a variety of other mediums. The Arts Programs culminates with the end-of-summer Art Exhibit that is open for all campers and families to enjoy!
"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