Year-Round Jewish Programs | Surprise Lake Camp

Year-Round Jewish Programs

For many members of the Surprise Lake Camp community, our "brand" of Judaism is particularly meaningful and relevant.  Being able to spend Jewish holidays together at camp while deepening our connections with our spirituality and camp family is something very special.  We have a vision of continuing to expand our year round Jewish community, and are very pleased to invite you to particpate in any of the programs listed below. 

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 10, 2018


Surprise Lake Camp is proud to offer a Rosh Hashanah observance specifically designed for people who usually don’t do anything on Rosh Hashanah, but feel like they should, and for families who usually attend a temple service, but find that it doesn’t work for them.

Ours is a child-friendly, camp-style service, with lots of singing, and with all of the prayers translated and explained.  We follow up the service with a selection of activities for all ages and a buffet lunch at 1pm. There is no charge for the program, but those who attend are encouraged to make a donation to help support the program and the camp.


Sukkot Fall Festival & Feast

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Surprise Lake Camp Sukkah

Experience Sukkot!!!  Eat in our giant sukkah!  Harvest and take home vegetables from our farm!  Sing!  Meet Moses & Miriam!  Face painting, arts & crafts, magic show, photos, lulav & etrog, cooking class, and more!  

All this, and lunch, too!

Registration Will Open in Summer 2018.

Spring Shabbat

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Surprise Lake Camp Spring Shabbat

Come and experience Surprise Lake Camp's fun and spirited Shabbat services.  Then join us for a delicious lunch including bagels, lox, salads, and so much more!  Registration will be open early in the year.    

Registration Will Open In Early Spring 2018.



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]