Executive Director's Welcome | Surprise Lake Camp

Executive Director's Welcome



On behalf of our community of campers, staff and alumni I want to welcome your family to ours!

While some of our families have been coming for generations - four to be exact - since 1902, many are brand new and find that Surprise Lake Camp (SLC) quickly becomes a home away from home. 

SLC provides a safe, welcoming and fun oasis for our campers. As you will see from our video and your next visit, our physical site is breathtaking. We commit to balancing our state of the art facilities with a deep commitment to nature, building life-long friendships, and simple living.

By the end of your summer at SLC you will have made new friends, tried new activities, learned new skills, experienced warm and engaging Shabbatot, gone on adventures and so much more that our SLC family can't wait to share with you. 

See you soon!


Bradley Solmsen

Executive Director

[email protected]




Winter Address:  520 Eighth Avenue - 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Summer Address:  382 Lake Surprise Road, Cold Spring, NY 10516

Phone: 845-265-3616   Fax: 646-582-0138   Email:  [email protected]