Testimonials

What Camp Menorah parents are saying……

“My children both love Camp Menorah. Their favorite activity is” boating—NO wait—fishing—NO wait—kayaking—No wait—ropes course”, they just can’t pick one since they love it all! I love that the kids come home happy. The camp spans a full day filled with a variety of activities (including daily instructional swim) and the opportunity for children from different communities to mix. The staff is caring and accessible and they strive to ensure that everyone is happy (parents and kids) which is no small feat!”

Mikaela L., Swampscott, MA

“At the end of the school year my children look forward to one thing Camp Menorah. Around March I start hearing them chime in, “When does camp start? We can’t wait to go.” My daughter has been attending since she was 5 and my son since last year. They have made wonderful friends all while connecting to their Jewish culture and heritage. They love learning kayaking, swimming and best of all fishing. This camp will be part of our lives for years to come.”

Jennifer G., Stoneham, MA

“All day long at Camp Menorah, my daughter is busy swimming, fishing, kayaking, tubing, climbing ropes, running around, doing arts & crafts, dancing, singing, and laughing. Every night she gets off the camp van with gimp (plastic lacing string) in her hand, happy and exhausted. This is what camp should be! I can’t say enough good things about the staff – they are highly dedicated, experienced, and caring, and they create a safe and happy day camp experience every summer.”

Alison G., Newbury, MA

“My daughter has been a camper at Menorah for the past 4 years and what an experience it has been! Along with her busy daily schedule, she has learned how to swim, fish, rope climb, and kayak. But one of the most invaluable things she has taken with her are her life-long friendships she has made at Camp Menorah! The stories she comes home with are just hysterical!!! And the people she has met are irreplaceable. Being a single working mom, there is nothing more important than my daughter’s safety and happiness when I can’t be with her. The staff at Menorah ensures this for me. They are devoted to giving each and every child their own wonderful experience. Camp Menorah is just one more reason to look forward to summer!”

Sharon S., Peabody, MA

“Our son comes home exhausted and filthy every day. We’ve never seen him so dirty! And for that we are so grateful. He is experiencing all the benefits of a ‘real’ camp- fishing, swimming in a lake, arts and crafts, cabins, sports, singing and dancing, and great friends. Camp Menorah has provided that for our son for the past two years. We know he will come home every night with a big beaming smile. And we know he will be eager to get back on the bus the next day to spend another great day at camp.”

Leslie & Jeremy L., Lexington MA

“This summer we signed our 4 and 6 year old daughters up for 2 weeks at Camp Menorah. That was a decision that clearly comes with no regrets. After their first day, they asked if we would sign them up for ALL of next summer. Each day they come home beaming with smiles and dirty hands entangled in one art project or another telling us about how they went fishing, boating, swimming and were able to choose to learn Israeli dancing at free choice time. My youngest proudly walked into the house the other day with her ‘passport’ all excited about her pretend trip to Israel and the prayers she placed in The Wall for her family. They have learned how to fish and tried tubing on the lake. My husband and I could not be happier at choosing Camp Menorah as a Jewish day camp with a real camp experience.”

Richard & Pamela S., Peabody, MA

“Both of my boys absolutely love Camp Menorah’s Fishing Camp. My younger son kept a running tally of the total fish he caught this year and was very excited to announce that this year his number was 128. My husband and I are extremely grateful to Menorah’s senior staff for creating these ‘camp within a camp’ programs. Both boys are totally hooked on fishing and beg us every year to sign them up again for Fishing Camp. They thought this year’s Fishing counselor was the best and they were very proud to build their own tackle boxes that they now take with them on family fishing trips. Thank you, Camp Menorah, for allowing us to give the boys this wonderful opportunity!”

Lainie G., Marblehead, MA 

“Our son has attended Camp Menorah for two summers. His days at camp are filled with lots of fun activities from swimming in the lake twice a day, arts and crafts, kayaking, Israeli dance, fishing, and his two favorites – riding in the motorboat and climbing the rope course. His swimming has improved a great deal with daily instruction in the lake. Climbing the rope course has given him a great deal of confidence in taking on new challenges. He has made good friends and is always excited to get on the bus to begin another day at camp.”

Roy & Jen P., Wakefield, MA

“As a parent, what makes Camp Menorah special is the inclusive, friendly and caring environment that the staff and counselors create for campers. It makes me wish I was a kid again!”

Ellen M., Beverly, MA

“I attended Camp Menorah when I was young and still remember the getting off the bus every morning and looking at the pristine lake and being excited about another day! I love when my son comes off the bus at the end of a long day happy, dirty, hungry and tired. What a great way to spend a summer day…on the water, with friends in the sun! Exactly what summer memories are made of!”

Scott M., Winthrop, MA

“Year after year, my daughter loves Camp Menorah. Each year, I wait for her to tell me she is “too big” or has outgrown it. This year she did some new camps but still came to Camp Menorah as well for the fun of it and had a wonderful time. It is one big welcoming community and kids are made to feel like they are part of a big family year after year. She always reports fun whether it be fun in the lake or other activities or just people who make her laugh. The staff is amazing, attentive, and really makes me feel like they are watching out for my daughter in such a nice way.”

Eileen B., Lynnfield, MA