Day camp in Brooklyn, New York
The neighborhood of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, is home to over 100,000 Russian Jews, home to many financially-challenged families and single mothers. The months of summer vacation is a difficult time for low-income working parents.
As much as they worry about their children playing unsupervised outdoors, day camp is a luxury they cannot afford. But it’s a dire necessity to keep impressionable children off the steamy streets where they are at risk of falling prey to bad influences.
Enter Chamah Day Camp! The children enjoy a fun-filled summer with nutritious hot lunches, recreational activities, arts and crafts, trips, swimming, and athletics, which greatly enhance the children's physical and emotional well-being and self-worth.
For many, the time spent at Chamah Summer Day Camp is their only exposure to a Jewish experience, and gives them a sense of pride in being part of the Jewish Nation. Chamah considers it a great privilege to enable these children to spend their summer months in a warm and safe environment.