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THE BEST JEWISH

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SUMMER CAMP

Relive the curious and courageous days of youth, where what you do for a living doesn’t define who you are and where audacious adventures await at every turn. Camp Nai Nai Nai is a unique Jewish summer camp for adults, based at Capital Camps in Waynesboro, PA, nestled on 270 sprawling acres in the Catoctin Mountains.

KICK OFF YOUR GATEWAY WEEKEND WITH INNOVATIVE PLAYSHOPS (THERE IS NO “WORK” AT CAMP NAI NAI NAI), SPONTANEOUS DANCE PARTIES, SPIRITED SONG SESSIONS, COLOR WAR, FESTIVE MEALS, AND SO MUCH MORE. AS AN INCLUSIVE AND PLURALISTIC JEWISH SPACE, WE’LL DIG OUR HEELS INTO JEWISH COMMUNITY AND OFFER SHABBAT EXPERIENCES AND HAVDALLAH FOR ALL OBSERVANCE LEVELS. CAMP NAI NAI NAI IS YOUR CANVAS TO CONNECT WITH NEW FRIENDS, OLD FRIENDS, AND RECHARGE BY TAPPING INTO THE ENERGY ONLY FOUND AT JEWISH SUMMER CAMP.

FAQ

What does the name “Camp Nai Nai Nai” mean?

You may or may not know the rest of the words, but you know what to do when it comes to the “nai nai nai” part of the song! No matter how you practice your Judaism, Camp Nai Nai Nai is where we sing the wrong words to the right songs, together making up our own lyrics and rules as we go along!

What’s included?

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

  • All meals, snacks throughout the day, and late night treats (think s’mores)
  • Lodging for three nights (your choice of traditional camp cabin or Tent Village)
  • Linens, including sheets, blankets, pillows, pillowcases and towels
  • Some seriously awesome, Instagram-worthy, camp swag
  • Four days of ridiculously fun activities, camp-wide programs, and huge selection of Play-shops all weekend long for a wide variety of tastes and interests
  • Spontaneous dance parties and other surprises along the way!

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

Are there any discounts?

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, friend reunion, or celebratory gathering. Best of all, 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 earliest bird discount to save $50 off registration before March 12, 2018 or $25 off registration before April 12, 2018. Registration closes May 12, 2018.

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

Why is camp so affordable?

We are proud to have the backing of Maimonides Fund!  Four days and three nights of activities, lodging and food would otherwise be significantly more expensive! Thanks to their amazing support, the cost of camp is hugely subsidized, so camp is super affordable for you!

What are the housing options at camp?

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

Cabins will sleep 6-10 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 are looking for 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).

Are the bunks separated by gender?

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.

Can I stay with 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 add someone later on.

How do we register our group?

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 registration, select “Lodging for Groups 4+” as your ticket option and then go ahead to complete your group’s registration. You will need your friends’ info, including their phone number, address, date of birth, and dietary restrictions.

What kind of food will be served? Will camp be able to accommodate my dietary needs?

This won’t be your typical camp food.  Our camp chefs work hard to create menus that are filled with healthy, diverse options 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 have great 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.

Can I bring my kids or pets?

Kids are great!  Pets are awesome!  But camp is for adults 21+ only.  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 routine.

Will the food be kosher?

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

Will there be alcohol?

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.

How do I get to camp?

Probably one of the most important questions!
We will organize official camp buses to/from New York City, Washington DC and Baltimore (BWI Airport) that will depart on Friday morning and return on Monday afternoon.

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.

Can I arrive late or leave early?

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.

What do I need to bring?

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!

Is there a cancellation/refund policy?

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

Is this a regional or national experience?

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.

Are there any camp rules?

Imagine a place where adults really let go, laugh uncontrollably, sing during meals, and stay up late sharing secrets; where what you binge on is arts & crafts and the sweat earned from color war is enough liquid courage to bust out your favourite 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.

  • 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 is – 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the camp’s or another campers’.  Meaning, don’t cause damage to the facilities, equipment, materials or other property that does not belong to you.