• Camp Yachad introduces its Leader in Training (LIT) program, a one-of-a-kind
½ camper/ ½ counselor training program for rising 9th graders.
• Camp Yachad enrolls almost 900 campers!
• The new colorful and energetic Camp Yachad logo is here!
• Camp Yachad travel campers board their first plane. First stop: Disney World.
• A tri-challenge upgrade is added to the Adventure Course.
• And away we go as a zip line is added to the Adventure Course!
• Construction of the Kessler Basketball Court on the Camp Yachad campsite
is complete; dedication ceremony is held, and outdoor hoops playing begins!
• Camp Yachad partners with the Union County Vocational Technical School
Academy for Performing Arts to offer a unique Performing Arts Specialty Camp.
• The Adventure Course keeps getting bigger and better! Bouldering wall and
Burma bridge are added.
• In response to the popularity of sports camps, Camp Yachad introduces Maccabi
Sports Camp in partnership with The Wardlaw-Hartridge School.
• More adventure for the Adventure Course: 3D whale watch, spider web and new
nitro crossing are added.
• Campers swing high through our trees as the first high ropes element, the giant
team swing, is added to the Adventure Course!
• Camp Yachad’s youngest campers and campers with special needs enjoy our
brand new zero entry pool.
• Camp Yachad’s Performing Arts Camp, JPAC, begins its next generation.
• Camp Yachad becomes an American Camping Association (ACA) Accredited Camp.
• With 800 campers and 300 staff, our
25th year was rockin’!
• We had more full-day 4s than ever
before and added full-day 2s and 3s.
• Our travel campers went to Stress
Broadway and travelled all over
including Niagara Falls, Lake George
and the Hamptons.
• JPAC went to their first Broadway
Show and met the cast of
• We launched our new Camp Yachad
Vocational Training Program for
teens with special needs.
Camp Yachad Timeline
June 26, 1991
• Let the spirit of camp begin! Camp Yachad launches its very first day.
• Everyone in the new outdoor pool! Camp Yachad adds outdoor swim to the camp day.
• Camp Yachad introduces travel camp.
• Camp Yachad enrolls 500 campers.
• Convenient door-to-door bus transportation is added to the Camp Yachad experience.
• Israel comes to Camp Yachad. We welcome our first
• The ever-popular sport, gaga, is introduced at Camp Yachad.
• Camp Yachad celebrates its 10th anniversary!
• Camp Yachad loves gaga so much that the first official gaga court is built.
• Counselors are going under! Dunk the Whale, a beloved and fun
Camp Yachad tradition, is introduced.
• Camp Yachad’s first “shadow” inclusion program for campers
with special needs begins with five children.
• The Adventure Course first opens with great features: a whale
watch, a multi-vine, a nitro crossing, a port hole and bosun’s chairs.
• The Shabbatones, the rockin’-est band in camp history, are formed.
• Behold! The newly introduced Golden Cup adds spirit, fun and a little competition to
the campers’ bus rides. At Camp Yachad, camp begins and ends on the bus!
years of camp fun!
has thrived for
over 10 years thanks
to all your support
2016 marked the 25th Anniversary of Camp Yachad. It’s
amazing to look back and remember how far we’ve come!