Security at Camp Zeke (2024)

At Camp Zeke, we take the security of our community very seriously. Over the past couple years, we’ve received multiple federal/state security grants that have funded a number of important security measures, including the following:

  • Camp has a team of guards who patrol the camp during the day and throughout the night.
  • Camp has one private road leading into camp, which is guarded. Every person who enters camp must stop at our guard booth for check-in and approval before being allowed to enter camp.
  • Camp has a closed-circuit camera system throughout camp, with screens in our office, in our roadside guard booth, and on the cell phones of every leadership staff member, showing every public area of camp.
  • Camp has obtained security grants to add lights to dark areas, upgrade the gate at the entrance to camp, and implement various other security measures.
  • Camp also has detailed security procedures and protocols on which all the staff are trained during orientation. All of our security procedures were recently vetted and updated following consultation and guidance from Jewish communal security experts who work within the UJA-Federation of New York’s network.
  • We also maintain a good relationship with our local constable and other emergency responders.

Every summer, our goal is to create wonderful, meaningful, and transformational experiences for our campers, and we know that it all begins with a foundation of safety and security. This is something we keep top of mind in all our planning and staff training.