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Verbank, NY Zionist

Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake

Making a Difference in the World, One Camper at a Time!

CYJ Sprout Lake is a co-ed Jewish overnight camp for children in grades 2-8. Located in upstate New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley, we offer an elective-based program featuring horse-back riding, basketball, cooking, soccer, ceramics, music, softball, swimming, archery, nature, drama, field trips, tennis, video production, a climbing tower, a petting zoo, a high ropes course, and so much more.

We welcome campers from a wide spectrum of Jewish backgrounds in a shomer Shabbat, Kosher environment. Our programming aims to strengthen Jewish identity, foster a connection to Israel, create lasting friendships, encourage individual achievement, and heighten self-esteem and leadership skills.

*We welcome transgender, intersex, non-binary and gender-non conforming campers



Verbank, 12585



New York, 10018

Campers per Session

Medium (100-399 campers)

Staff to Camper Ratio



Coed, Non-binary

Dietary Needs

Allergy accommodations, Gluten-free accommodations, Kosher, Kosher (with supervision), Vegetarian

Meet The Director

Helene Drobenare, MSW, MA

Helene Drobenare, MSW, MA, has been working with youth for over 20 years, and has been CYJSL's director since 1999. She has served as the coordinator for the March of the Living program, and the director of programs for Masada Israel Summer Programs. Additionally, Helene served as the Director of Youth and Marketing programs for TRACKS Adventures.