Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake
April 9th, 2013
29th of Nissan 5773
Sprout Lake Receives
 the Gendler Grapevine Environmental Grant!

Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake is thrilled to announce that we were selected to receive the Gendler Grapevine Grant.  

The Gendler Grapevine Grant was created in the name of Rabbi Everett Gendler who has been a leader in the Jewish ecological movement for more than fifty years.  His family created this grant in his honor to promote initiatives that celebrate and educate about the connection between Judaism and environmentalism.  This grant is meant to help inspire Jews to find practical ways to apply these values to daily life.
This grant will be used to replace 35 of Sprout Lake's old, inefficient toilets with WaterSense toilets, which will save over 300,000 gallons of water over the summer.

We will also be using this grant to create a camp wide education initiative about water conservation through dynamic activities and experiments.  Additionally, we will be preparing a water conservation package for all the families of our campers.  We want to make sure that our mission of saving water is applied in the daily lives of our campers as well.
We are very excited to have the opportunity to implement a change in our environmental footprint, and we cannot wait to share this initiative with the camp community! 
Special Grants Available To Campers from Russian Speaking Families

CYJ Sprout Lake together with the Genesis Philanthropy Group is thrilled to partner to offer special grants for first time campers from Russian speaking families. For more information about this unique opportunity please contact our office at 917-595-1500 or email us at [email protected]


Спраут Лэйк Кэмп с радостью сообщает о появившейся возможности предоставления специальной финансовой поддержки для русско- говорящих детей желающих посетить наш лагерь в первый раз. Для дополнительной информации о деталях этой уникальной возможности пожалуйста позвоните по телефону 917-595-1500 или по е лектронной почте [email protected]


Spring Camp 2013 

Was A Huge Success 

March 15th-17th was an epic and inspring weekend at Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake.

Jennie Kratz, our talented Bogrim leader, helped plan and implement an amazing shabbaton weekend for 80 wonderful chanichim (campers).  
The theme for the weekend was "Anatomy of a Zionist".  Everyone had a great time learning about what it means to be a Zionist by creating beautiful artwork, "traveling" around Israel, having an IDF training, and a fun game of Jewish Jeopardy.  "It was totally awesome" said a new camper.
While it was short, being at camp with old and new friends was a ton of fun and it was great to have a short preview of a fantastic summer ahead!
Yom Haatzmaut Sameach!

Yom Haatzmaut 2013 begins on the night of Monday, April 15th and goes through Tuesday April 16th.  Happy Birthday Israel!  
Click here to find a list of some ways to celebrate this exciting day!  We might not be in Israel, but there are many opportunities to party!
There are still $1000 Grants Left for New Campers! 

Sprout Lake is excited to be able to offer $1000 grants to campers who have never had a Jewish, residential camp experience before!

Grants are available to campers who attend public school AND Jewish day school.

For more information contact the Sprout Lake office at 917-595-1500.


Help Sprout Lake's MADIMOW Project!

At CYJ Sprout Lake Headquarters, we are counting down the days until Summer 2013!  We have lots of exciting plans and fantastic programs in the works.  One of them is our MADIMOW (Making a Difference in My Own Way) program which is a summer-long curriculum meant to inspire and empower campers to take on social action causes to change the world.  And...YOU CAN HELP FROM HOME!
Midnight Run is an organization that delivers much needed items to he homeless of New York City.  We are collecting (in mainly men's sizes):   
  • Durable pants: Large sizes are preferred (sizes between 32 and 40 and above, with inseam size marked). Blue jeans are preferred over khakis. Mostly men's sizes.--Socks: Tube socks, in pairs. White or dark.
  • Underpants: Mens Jockey style. Sizes 32 through 42.
  • Sweaters, sweatshirts and long-sleeve shirts: Large and extra large. Dark colors preferred. Hooded sweatshirts are especially useful.
  • T-shirts: Medium through extra large. Any color.
  • Hat: Baseball caps are appreciated.
  • Shoes: Sizes 9 through 12 and above. Lightly worn sneakers or athletic shoes (no spikes), soft-soled shoes and work boots are preferred. 
  • Long underwear: Large sizes. Any color.
  • Backpacks: Not essential, but coveted by the homeless.  
  • Additional items include, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, washcloths, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, lip balm, and moisturizer
Thank you for participating in this important program!


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