Jewish Federation Of Central New York - Camp Zeke - Sleepaway Summer Camp

Jewish Family Weekend

The Jewish Federation of Central New York is excited to invite you to join us for an all-inclusive Jewish Family weekend at Camp Zeke!

Share the joyfulness and community with your little ones during a fun-filled immersive Jewish family camp weekend June 28-30, 2024. This event is for families with at least one child aged 10 and under. We warmly welcome you.


Jewish Federation Of Central New York reduced rate


The all-inclusive cost of a JFAM Jewish family Shabbat weekend is normally $844 for a first-time family of 4 or $1,020 for returning family of 4, but the Federation is subsidizing the cost for CNY families so the cost to you is only $250.

Our already discounted prices are made possible with a generous grant from the
Maimonides Foundation and the Foundation for Jewish Camp.
Further subsidies made possible by
The Jewish Federation of Central New York.

Camp accepts debit cards and credit cards. We add a 2.9% surcharge for credit cards, which is not greater than our cost of processing cards.
We do not impose a surcharge for debit cards.


What’s Included:


  • Comfortable family rooms and suites including linen and towel service. 
  • All rooms have private bathrooms with stall showers and can be set up in a combination of ways to accommodate family sizes.
  • All feature individually controlled air conditioning and central heating.
  • Cribs or pack-n-plays are available.


  • Throughout the weekend families can participate in a variety of programs geared towards toddlers, older kids and adults. Family activities, as well as programs for kids and adults separately.
  • Boating and swimming in Camp Zeke’s heated pool and 60-acre spring-fed lake. 
  • Joyful musical services are held lakeside.
  • Fitness and strength training are offered in a full gym. 
  • Enjoy nature walks, circus arts, theater games, Judaic art classes and more.
  • Evening activities for families include Havdalah Services on the main lawn, a lakeside campfire and talent show.

Healthy Meals and Snacks:

  • Enjoy a wide selection of healthy and freshly prepared meals that your whole family will enjoy featuring loads of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Meals prepared to delight both yourself and your little ones, with many kid friendly food options.
  • Camp Zeke is allergy friendly – so let us know any special needs you or your family might have in advance, and our chefs will be sure to make foods that are safe for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
  • Numerous snacks and healthy beverages are available 24 hours at our snack station, including coffee and tea for the adults and fruit juices for the kids.
  • All meals are prepared kosher under Jewish dietary law and under the supervision of our resident Mashgiach.

Why Choose a JFAM Family Camp?

JFAM provides a chance to be together as a family, enjoy activities planned just for you and meet new friends. JFAM family camps allow families to relax, have fun and spend quality time together while building community in a beautiful setting that’s deeply rooted in Jewish values.

JFAM believes that every Jewish family belongs at camp and seeks to warmly welcome all family structures, families with members who do not identify as Jewish, families of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and families with children and/or adults with disabilities.

2024 dates: Friday June 28 – Sunday, June 30, 2024
Registration is now open. You must have one child under the age of 10 to be eligible.


Our price is all inclusive and includes all housing, meals, and activities throughout the weekend.

This all-inclusive weekend is made possible by JFAM, FJC, and the Maimonides Foundation and further subsidized by the Jewish Federation of Central New York. Scholarships are available for families who require additional financial assistance. Please contact Barbara Lichter at for information about financial assistance. For more information, please contact Laurie or Andrew at or Barbara Davis from the Jewish Federation of Central NY at

What to expect during the weekend

We welcome families to our beautiful facility in Wayne County, PA to celebrate our core Jewish values: being kind to others, taking care of our health, and welcoming new members of the community. Spending a weekend at Camp Zeke will bring Jewish families together for a joyful Jewish experience, and give your children opportunities to make friends with other Jewish kids and connect with other Jewish Federation of Central NY families. Families will take part in Jewish rituals, celebrate Jewish values, and create new family traditions. We will provide healthy, gourmet meals with a variety of options for our guests of all ages. Participants should expect a weekend filled with great food, enriching activities, and new friendships.

Camp weekend FAQ

Getting to Camp

Camp Zeke is located in Wayne County, PA.
– 2.5 hours from NYC
– 2 hours from NJ
– 2.7 hours from Philly

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
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We are fully accredited by the American Camp Association