Growing up at Zeke

Group of female campers posing into camera in the Zeke kitchen

The Journey from 7 to 17

Our program evolves as campers grow up in the Camp Zeke community. We divide camp into three units: lower camp, upper camp, and teens. Our dedicated program specialists create age-appropriate experiences for each group, taking into account their varying developmental stages.

Campers’ choices, privileges, and responsibilities expand from summer to summer as they grow up in the camp community. Follow the path below to learn how the program evolves!

Rising second and third graders rotate through all our activities with lots of extra attention from staff! Rising fifth and sixth graders start crafting their day based on choice. Click the circle to read on about the Emek experience!

Emek (Valley)

Emek camper with arms outspread smiling into camera
Group of Givah campers outside their bunks posing for camera

Sixth to ninth graders focus on their favorite activities, build skills for life, and enjoy special privileges just for them. Click on the circle to read more about the Givah experience!

Givah (Hill)

Choose your adventure! Stay in camp, build leadership skills, mentor younger campers, and earn volunteer hours. Or hit the road and experience the natural wonders of Costa Rica. Click the circles to learn more about each teen experience!

Leadership program
Travel Program

Gesher (Bridge)

Group of Camp Zeke staff all in yellow camp shirts

Working at camp is an experience like no other! Our counselors and specialists gain invaluable career skills and build relationships for life with like-minded peers. Click the circle to learn more about joining the Zeke staff!

Staff family

Our campers have made thousands of friendships, millions of memories, and lifelong skills in athletics, cooking, and joyful Judaism. We are proudly supported by:

  • Jewish Camp
  • Jim Joseph Foundation
  • Avi Chai
  • UJA Federation
  • The Jewish Education Project

We are fully accredited by the American Camp Association