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Summer 2018 Camp Kaylie Expansion Plans Meet Needs of Increased Enrollment

(Courtesy of Camp Kaylie) As Rabbi Eli Brazil, Camp Kaylie director, explained, “For a camp that already offers premium facilities and a beautiful camp environment, the Camp Kaylie expansions and upgrades are a testimony to our mission to continue building upon our success, improving both the Camp Kaylie infrastructure and the incredible and dynamic sports and activities only Camp Kaylie offers. Baruch Hashem, Camp Kaylie is growing every summer and we are so excited for these new additions that will enhance our campers’ summer experience.”

From major sports field upgrades to new venues and activities, Camp Kaylie at OHEL continues to build upon its success as the destination for a one-of-a-kind, fun and friendship-filled inclusive summer camp that literally has it all.

The new Jakes Playhouse being built is a unique outdoor and indoor theater pavilion that will enable Camp Kaylie to host a diversity of creative programming and other event-type productions that can all be viewed and enjoyed by the entire camp.

In just the first few years, Camp Kaylie has already outgrown its original beis midrash. With the increase in Masmidim program, the numbers of staff and campers, OHEL is building an additional beis midrash that, as per Rabbi Shalom Rosner, educational director and mashgiach ruchani, “will both accommodate the increasing numbers of passionate and committed students and provide an additional comfortable environment where our staff and campers can grow in their learning.”

Likewise, Camp Kaylie has outgrown its art room. The new, larger summer 2018 art room will be equipped with many more projects in the new expansive space being built, enabling multiple bunks to engage in creative art projects in different areas, all at the same time, especially during those few rained-soaked days.

In addition, Camp Kaylie is building a new woodworking room. The new expansive space allows for more diverse projects, and new woodworking tools will allow our campers to engage in far more ambitious and creative woodworking projects to take home.

Camp Kaylie is also building a brand-new culinary area in its state-of-the-art camp kitchen, already known for its culinary flair, from homemade breakfast garlic rolls to delicious chocolate and cinnamon rugelach.

In addition, Camp Kaylie is ramping up many of its outdoor sports amenities and facilities. The new outdoor hockey court is being completely redone, allowing for the most competitive and professional high-energy games complete with border-patrol floor-hockey barriers. We are resurfacing our six tennis courts and building three new basketball courts.

Last but certainly not least, Camp Kaylie continues to upgrade all its camper bunks in air-conditioning and other comforts, and in addition, for summer 2018 we are building another new bunk to accommodate the overflowing waiting list of campers who booked late—and still hope to have the summer of their lives!

We look forward to a very exciting summer 2018 and to seeing you soon.

 

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