USY and Kadima Encampment
Encampment Frequently Asked Questions!
What is Kadima and USY?
Kadima is the name of our Jewish Youth Group for 6th-8th graders, and USY (United Synagogue Youth) is our 9th-12th graders.
In Kadima and USY teens can come together to learn about various ways to connect their Jewish identity to their
everyday lives through dynamic ice breakers, fun and diverse programming, cultural activities, and conventions.
All of these opportunities are available on both the synagogue and regional level.
What is Encampment?
Encampment is an 8 day camp in which all 6th-12th graders are invited to participate in a week of fun, friends, and lasting
memories to be made!
What will we do during Encampment?
Encampment is the best event because it is everything you could want to do: hang with friends, play sports, color war,
make new friends, dance, swim in the lake, rock climb and so much more! Encampment gives everyone a chance to acclimate
to what we are all about in METNY, and make new friends. We spend the first few days having bunk bonding programs, ice breakers, and fun programs to get to know other people. One of the many highlights is when we all come together Friday night for
Kabbalat Shabbat in the amphitheater overlooking the lake. It is such a beautiful and spirited moment that
you won’t find anywhere else.
What is included in the Price?
All meals, programming, lodging, and busing are included.
Is there scholarship available?
Yes! Please contact the METNY office at 212-533-7800 ext. 171. Also, feel free to reach out to your synagogue as
they will often offer scholarships for Kadima and USY events.
Where is it/ where will we be staying?
Camp Ramah Berkshires. Since this event is held at a camp, Kadimaniks and USYers will be staying in bunks of up to 16 campers.
Is there a bus?
Yes, busing will be available from Rockland, Westchester, Long Island, Queens, and Manhattan.
Do you play sports for school? Is this your first sleep-away camp experience? Are you taking a family vacation?
This option is for you! The half-camp option is an opportunity to dip your toes into the Encampment experience by
joining us for the first half of the week. It is also for those on sports teams or have prior commitments during part of the week
but still want to join in on the fun! We hope you join us for Encampment, even if it is just for half of the week!
I don't know anyone, will I have a good time?
Absolutely, of course you will! Encampment is the perfect event to join the METNY family with as it is the first event of the year
and it is the event in which we have the largest turnout of new-comers! Whether it is your first event or 10th event,
everybody comes to Encampment to meet new friends and have an awesome time!
I am having trouble registering online
Not a problem. Please be in touch with Daniel Koas, our Regional Teen Engagement Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
He is happy to help you through the process.
If you have any other questions, please email email@example.com.
We hope to see you at Encampment!
METNY takes on the ALS: Ice Bucket Challenge after an amazing paint run!!