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Amherst, NH Pluralistic

Camp YJ

It is why we live ten months for two!

Camp YJ, founded in 1939, serves children ages 8-15 (completing grades 2-9). Located on 168 scenic wooded acres on the shores of Lake Baboosic in southern New Hampshire, our waterfront features two power boats, rafts and floats, numerous canoes, kayaks, sailboats and paddle boards. Natural beauty abounds with hiking trails, plenty of green space and places to play and relax! Camp facilities include a large heated pool, eight brand-new tennis courts, several playing fields, basketball and volleyball courts, archery range, broadcasting/video studios, outdoor adventure course, a new 40-foot tall climbing wall, a large modern dining facility, sturdy wooden cabins, and several other spacious indoor facilities, including a gym/theater, arts and crafts studio, and rec hall. Shabbat services are held in a beautiful grove, sheltered by towering pine trees. Music, dance, drama, and Jewish culture are integral parts of our program.



Amherst, 03031



Babson Park, 02457

Campers per Session

Medium (100-399 campers)

Staff to Camper Ratio



Coed, Non-binary

Dietary Needs

Allergy accommodations, Gluten-free accommodations, Kosher (no supervision), Vegan, Vegetarian

Meet The Director

Jon Spack

Jon grew up at Camp YJ, starting as a camper in 1987 and later as a counselor and camp administrator. The Camp YJ Board of Directors appointed Jon as Executive Director in 2022. He has extensive experience in education and youth non-profit organizations that serve the needs of school-aged children and adolescents. Prior to joining Camp YJ as Executive Director, Jon served as Chief Growth Officer for Coaching4Change, and previously served as the Executive Director of Discovering Justice. Jon also held various leadership roles at several national education nonprofits in Boston and in the Bay Area, including Education Pioneers, Citizen Schools, and Spark. Jon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.