The Board of Directors of Surprise Lake Camp is proud to introduce their next Executive Director, Bradley Solmsen, who will join their team on August 1, 2016.
Since 1902, Surprise Lake Camp has provided an oasis for children in the beautiful mountains of Cold Spring, NY. The camp is proud of its rich... - April 27, 2016
Jordan Dale to retire from Surprise Lake Camp after transforming iconic institution. When Jordan Dale first became Director of Surprise Lake Camp, its claim to fame was the experiences it generated and not necessarily the amenities it provided. From first class bunks for the campers to the brand new Henshel Family Swimming Pool, Dale has brought this legendary camp into the 21st century with a flourish. - March 02, 2016
Site work began on August 31 and the concrete shell was poured mid-October. The pool will have an enormous impact on today's campers, and it will enrich the lives of young people for many generations to come. It will be a facility that will make the entire camp community proud. - November 05, 2015
The Foundation for Jewish Camp, in partnership with dozens of Jewish community federations, camps and camp movements across North America, provides incentive grants of $1,000 to first-time campers who attend a nonprofit Jewish overnight camp. Camp sessions must last 19 consecutive days. - December 14, 2012
The best story about Surprise Lake Camp this year may not be that it is celebrating its 110th Anniversary. The best story may be that a record 25 campers and staff will celebrate their bar or bat mitzvahs at the camp over the course of the summer.
For 110 years Surprise Lake Camp has been providing... - July 27, 2012
Surprise Lake Camp celebrated its 110th Anniversary with a gala at the Marriott Marquis on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Over 400 alumni, supporters, and friends gathered together to honor 110 years of camping and congratulate three special people who have given years of service to the camp.
One of the... - March 31, 2012
Surprise Lake Camp will celebrate 110 years of serving Jewish youth with a Gala dinner dance on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Surprise Lake Camp was founded in 1902 to provide a summer vacation for Jewish boys from Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It has since grown from 25 children per summer to over... - February 29, 2012
Surprise Lake Camp will celebrate its 110th Anniversary in 2012. The year-long commemoration will begin with a gala dinner dance on Saturday evening, March 10, 2012 at the Marriot Marquis in midtown Manhattan. Larry King, one of SLC’s esteemed celebrity alumni will be the guest of honor at the event. - December 17, 2011
The two oldest Jewish resident camps in the nation–both founded in 1902–will be celebrating their 110th anniversaries soon, and they’ll be throwing themselves big birthday bashes. Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, New York, and Tamarack Camps in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, both affiliated... - November 23, 2011
The cornerstone of Surprise Lake Camp’s mission since 1902 has been a commitment to scholarships for children who cannot otherwise afford a camp experience. Surprise Lake gives $900,000 a year in scholarships. - November 22, 2011
Surprise Lake Camp will celebrate its 110th Anniversary in 2012. To jumpstart the agency’s festivities, the famed camp has announced that its popular “Get Your Feet Wet” introductory program will cost only $110. “We thought this would be a great way to attract new campers for... - November 19, 2011
Surprise Lake Camp hosted its sixth annual Rosh Hashanah Program this past week, and the program drew over three hundred people, even in the rain.
The camp’s alternative service is designed for Jews who feel they should do something to observe Rosh Hashanah, but typically don’t, or for those... - October 05, 2011
You are invited to attend the 110th Birthday of Surprise Lake Camp. The celebration begins in May with a Gala at the Marriott Marquis on May 10, 2012 and will continue throughout the summer. - October 05, 2011
Supporters of Surprise Lake Camp are raising funds just by searching the Internet and shopping online - February 12, 2011
Surprise Lake Camp in conjunction with Foundation for Jewish Camp and UJA Federation NY is pleased to be able to share with you the Campership Program. - January 29, 2011