FAQ’s

At Camp Nai Nai Nai, we’ve got you covered from the moment you check in on Friday afternoon until the final camp closing circle on Monday. That means your registration includes:

  • All your meals, snacks throughout the day, and late night treats (think s’mores)
  • Lodging for three nights (your choice of traditional camp cabin or joining our Tent Village)
  • Linens, including sheets, blankets, pillows, pillowcases and towels
  • Awesome activities for you to choose from all weekend long!

There will be additional premium snacks, drinks (both alcoholic and non), and cool camp swag available for purchase during the weekend, for those who decide they want to up the ante.

No. Camp Nai Nai Nai registration includes your three night stay along with linens/bedding, all programming, food, and six drink tickets. Making arrangements for your travel to/from camp is your own responsibility. Bus Tickets and Parking Passes are available for purchase along with online registration.

It is totally legit to come to camp by yourself! As soon as you arrive, you’ll start meeting people and making new friends! During registration, you can choose the type of cabin environment you’d like (male-only, female-only, or “genderful”) and we will bunk you up with other awesome campers and future friends!

Obvi. You can request friends you’d like to bunk with when you complete your registration. And, you can always contact us directly if you want to request someone you forgot or someone you found out was coming later on.

Kids are great! Pets are awesome! But, camp is for adults only, 21+. Use this as a getaway weekend – drop your kids with your family or friends; leave your pets with your trusty pet sitter – come to camp to relax, rejuvenate, have a ton of fun and enjoy taking a break from your typical routine.

TOTALLY! Groups of 4 or more can come to camp together and each save $25 per person! What a great reason to get your friends together for a totally awesome long-weekend getaway, friend reunion, celebratory event, or some other function. The best part is, we’ll do all the planning and you just come and enjoy!

EVERYONE, group or not, can also save by signing up early and taking advantage of our early bird discount to save $50 off registration, by registering by March 5, 2017. But, be aware that this early bird discount will only be available to the first 50 registrants, so don’t wait too long!

And, best yet – if you sign up early AND you come in a group of 4 or more, you can combine the discounts to get $50 + $25 = $75 off!

To qualify for a group discounted ticket, groups must register all at once. So, organize amongst yourselves, get your group together and then pick one person in your group to complete the online registration for everyone at once. At registration, select “Cabin Lodging for Groups 4+” as your ticket option and then go ahead to complete your group’s registration.

Note: Whoever completes group registration will have to fill out the form on behalf of each person in your group. If you don’t know the answers for your friends, take a guess or write N/A and sign back in later to fill it in! You can edit your application after submitted.

We have options for campers can choose to stay in bunks that are male-only, female-only or “genderful” (all-gender) cabins, which welcome campers who identify any which way. You will be able to select your preference upon registration.

Campers can choose from two options — traditional camp cabins or our Tent Village.

Camp Cabins

Cabins can sleep up to 20 campers and include spacious bunk beds, modern bathrooms, and ample storage space. Campers can choose male-only, female-only or “genderful” cabins for those who are open to a all-gender cabin.

Tent Village

Campers who are excited about the camp experience, but looking for a more privacy may opt to live in the Tent Village. The village is BYOT (bring your own tent) and suitable for individuals or couples. There are wooden platforms with electrical outlets and shared bathhouses for campers staying in the Tent Village. Please note that the space will only accommodate smaller tents (cannot allow any larger than 4-person tents).

This won’t be your typical camp food. Our camp chefs work hard to create menus that are filled with healthy, diverse menus that are super tasty to boot! We’ll have meals that are a twist on old camp classics, but with upgrades for our adult palettes.

Our culinary team will work with each camper to ensure that any dietary restrictions are accounted for. Gluten-free? No problem. Not so great with dairy? You’ll be great with the options at camp! You’ll have the opportunity to indicate your dietary restrictions when completing your registration form and if we have any questions for you, we’ll be in touch ahead of camp so we can make sure you’re well taken care of during the weekend.

It sure will. How kosher, you ask? Glatt kosher. And, darn tasty, too!

Capital Camps is a Glatt kosher facility under the supervision of the Vaad of Greater Washington.

We’ll be serving wine at Shabbat dinner and each camper will get six drink tickets to cash in throughout the weekend when the bar is open (during free time, dinner, and evening programs). Campers will be able to purchase additional drink tickets during the weekend, if they choose.

Sorry, but no.  Capital Camps is a glatt kosher facility under the strict supervision of the Va’ad of Greater Washington.  Therefore, we are not permitted to bring in ANY outside food or beverage onto campus.  This includes anyone considering BYOB or bringing your own snacks to camp.

But, don’t worry – we’ve got your back!  Your registration package comes with complimentary tickets to start you off that you can cash in on alcoholic beverages and premium snacks throughout the weekend at our canteen.  Campers will also have the ability to purchase additional tickets for more drinks and snacks throughout the weekend.

For anyone with special dietary concerns, rest assured that camp’s culinary team will always make sure there are options for you at every meal.  If you feel that you need to speak to anyone in advance of camp about your dietary needs, please be in touch!

Probably one of the most important questions!

We will organize camp buses to/from New York City, Washington DC and Baltimore (BWI Airport) that will depart on Friday morning and return on Monday afternoon.  Check out the “Getting to Camp” section of the website for the most up to date timing for bus departure and return from each city.

Campers can also drive themselves to camp and will need to purchase a parking pass, since parking space is limited.  For those driving, we encourage carpooling!  We will be sharing a rideshare tool with registered campers to help connect with each other for rides.

You can pay for your spot on the bus or your parking pass online when you complete your online registration.

Gates open for camp arrival and check-in on Friday, May 26th between 1:30-3:30pm.  We expect that all campers will plan their travels to arrive within this time frame.

We understand that sometimes plans change and you can’t predict that last minute curveball. Do your best to let us know in advance if you have any scheduling conflicts, so we can work with you to figure out the best solution together. However, please understand that program costs cannot be prorated.

Nope – Camp Nai Nai Nai is a closed campus.  Camp gates will be closed once the weekend officially begins and will remain closed until departure on Monday.  Campers will not be permitted to leave camp during the weekend (unless an emergency arises).  Camp is about spending the weekend together in-person creating an amazing, inclusive community.

Pack light but for lots of activity and fun! Think bathing suit, sporty shoes, activewear, sunglasses, costumes for themed meals, sunblock, and more. Don’t worry – we’ll send out a suggested packing list to registered campers closer to the start of camp, so you can come fully prepared for a stellar weekend of playing in the woods!

All purchases are final. Call our office if you have an extenuating circumstance that you want to discuss with our team.

We are proud to have the backing of Maimonides Fund. Their amazing support helps us hugely subsidize camp costs, so we can make camp super affordable for all of you!

Whether you are Reform, Conservative, just jewish, “jew-ish”, all of the above or none of these, you know what to do when it comes to the ‘nai nai nai’ part of the song. Camp Nai Nai Nai is where we scream at the top of our lungs the wrong lyrics to the right songs. It’s where making no sense at all – makes all the sense in the world.

Camp is located in the Mid-Atlantic region outside of DC/Baltimore, but campers will be joining us from across North America and even around the world! Campers can fly into Baltimore (BWI Airport) to catch the Camp Nai Nai Nai bus on Friday straight from the airport to camp. Additional buses will be offered from Washington DC and New York City.

Imagine a place where adults really let go, laugh uncontrollably, sing during meals, and stay up late sharing secrets. Where the only thing you binge on is Arts and Crafts and the sweat earned from color wars is enough liquid courage to bust out your favorite moves at the camp dance.

That’s Camp Nai Nai Nai and these rules were created to help make that vision a reality:

  • Adults Only: This is a summer camp for adults (21+). Leave your children and pets at home. Yes, imaginary friends are welcome.  We will check IDs to verify age upon arrival to camp.
  • Closed Campus: For campers who drive themselves to Capital Camps, you’ll be able to park upon arrival.  Camp gates will be closed once the weekend officially begins and will remain closed until departure on Monday.  Campers will not be permitted to leave camp during the weekend (unless an emergency arises).  Camp is about spending the weekend together in-person creating an amazing, inclusive community.
  • Leave Time Behind: No need to carry your phone or wear a watch. You’ll get the schedule at camp and enjoy each moment as it is experienced. And no matter where you are, you are always right on time.
  • Love Thy Neighbor: You don’t have to get along with every single person you meet. But, you do have to treat everybody with respect and dignity. At camp, we are creating an inclusive, welcoming environment, so make sure you’re treating others the way you’d want to be treated, cool? K, thanks.
  • Less W-Talk: Talking about work is boring. Exploring, learning and playing with your camp buddies is way more fun! This is not the place to network or find connections for your J-O-B; camp is for making friends and memories.
  • No Abuse, Not At All: Camp Nai Nai Nai does not tolerate abuse of any member of the camp community, irrespective of whether such abuse is physical, emotional, verbal or sexual, and irrespective of whether such abuse is carried on by staff against staff, staff against camper, camper against staff, or camper against camper. Camp Nai Nai Nai has the right to remove any person abusing or suspected of abusing someone else at camp and to report such person to the proper authorities for further investigation.
  • Say No to Illegal Drugs: That’s not how we roll at Camp Nai Nai Nai. So, don’t bring ‘em and don’t use ‘em. Camp and campers are subject to all local and federal laws.  If you are caught using illegal drugs, you will be removed from camp immediately at your own expense.
  • Valuables Can Stay Home: Storage space is limited at camp and the only place to keep items you’ve brought to camp are either in your bunk or on your person.  Camp Nai Nai Nai is not responsible for any items lost while at camp.  So, if you don’t absolutely need your tablet, laptop, jewelry, or other valuable items, don’t bring them – we’d hate to see you lose something expensive or irreplaceable while you’re out and about having the time of your life.
  • Weapons Are a No-No: Weapons including, but not limited to, knives, guns, fireworks, smoke bombs, explosives or any flammable/hazardous materials are prohibited in camp, prohibited from being carried, and prohibited on camp property at all times. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave immediately who is caught violating or suspected of violating this policy.
  • You’re Down With O.P.P.: You know it’s not cool to mess with other people’s property (O.P.P.), whether it’s camp’s or another camper’s. Meaning, don’t cause damage to the facility, equipment, materials or other property that does not belong to you.  Any camp property willfully damaged or painted/drawn on by a staff member or camper will be replaced and/or repaired at the expense of said person.