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Camp Poyntelle

Poyntelle, PA • Established 1947

Camp Poyntelle Details

Summer Address
584 Cribbs Road
Poyntelle, PA 18454

Winter Address
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362

718-279-0690

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Affiliated with Commonpoint Queens

Overnight Camp

Camp accepts special needs children on a case by case basis.

Session Lengths: 3 Weeks, 4 Weeks, 7 Weeks

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The Camp Poyntelle Story

Camp Poyntelle is a traditional co-ed overnight camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in northeast Pennsylvania. We have 250-300 campers come from all over the country and world that join us for amazing summers in a pluralistic Jewish community. Situated on roughly 460 acres, our program provides a well-rounded experience, the gem of which is undoubtedly our 70-acre private lake! We aim to embody our camp values of Kindness, Empathy, Independence, Leadership, and Responsibility in all that we do within our down-to-earth mindful community. In emphasizing this Values-driven philosophy, our campers and staff become confident, resilient and compassionate people ready to take on the beauty and challenges of life.

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Why We Host Schlichim

"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