TY Xtreme is a two-week intensive featuring unique nature expeditions throughout upstate New York and Pennsylvania.

Dates: July 26-August 9, 2020
Cost: $3,000
For: Current 8th-11th Graders

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Adventure in the Great Outdoors

The adventure starts at TY with a custom-designed series of nature expeditions that promote independence, the ability to work in a group, and personal self-confidence. Participants will start by mastering the ropes course, followed by a four-day kayaking trip on the Delaware River. The program finishes up with a challenging bike ride across the Catskills Mountains of Upstate New York.

Health, Nature & Love of the Jewish Community

Most nights, campers will stay in a different beautiful natural site; setting up tents, making fires, and bonding with teens from Jewish communities around the world. Participants will learn about the Jewish values of sustainability and preservation and create a unique community centered around health, nature, and love of the Jewish people.

Forever Bonded by Lifelong Friendships

Through adventure, lifelong friendships arise. Tel Yehudah provides a one-of-a-kind Jewish environment, where teens interact with others from Jewish communities in the U.S., Israel and around the world. The “best of camp” at TY includes the opportunity to partake in sports, arts and Israel education programs. Each week culminates in Shabbat, amidst the natural, serene setting of Tel Yehudah and is followed by a wild Israeli dance party.

Program Outcomes

Teens participating in the two-week TY Xtreme Outdoors Intensive will:

  • Build outdoor survival skills, including reading maps, building fires, and cooking outdoors.
  • Develop proficiency in kayaking, hiking, biking, and rappelling.
  • Promote peer responsibility for fellow explorers and dependability upon oneself.
  • Gain an appreciation for the natural environment that is the Northeastern United States.
  • Earn a sense of accomplishment from completing daily challenges.
  • Lift self-confidence, broaden personal insights, and realize new heights of independence.
  • Improve physical endurance and the appreciation of a healthy lifestyle.


Participants in TY Xtreme Outdoors spend most of their days outside of camp on kayaking, biking, and backpacking trips.  Below is a sample daily schedule for those days in camp:

What's Included?

  • Extended kayaking, biking and backpacking trips with Northeast Wilderness Experience and Israeli Tzofim (Scouts)
  • Room and board within our furnished cabins while in camp
  • 3 healthy, nutritious and kosher meals a day, plus stipend for snacks and treats from our camp canteen
  • 24/7 professional medical staff that can dispense first-aid and prescription medicines
  • 160+ dynamic and trained camp professionals
  • Regular laundry-service
  • Full time on-site 24/7 security services
  • Coach Motorbus transportation to/from Newark International Liberty Airport on opening and closing day for teens who will be traveling to camp by plane


Yes! If you are…

  • Currently in 8th through 11th grade
  • Ready to build self-confidence and challenge yourself physically
  • Ready to explore the connection between your Jewish identity and concern for the environment
  • Interested in living with Jewish teens around the US and the world

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