Activities & Camp Life
Every day Camp Livingston is an adventure. With each new experience, campers grow their confidence and knowledge-base and form meaningful relationships with counselors and friends. Because campers bring a wide variety of interests, talents, and passions with them, Camp Livingston provides a wide variety of programming and opportunities designed to encourage campers to pursue what they love while leaving room to try new things. A camper who loves the arts can participate in arts activities and try water skiing, hiking, and ropes courses — and more. Happy, healthy competition is encouraged. Campers can play a sport they love, try something new, and participate in tournaments. All programming is ‘challenge by choice’ : a camper can step outside their comfort zone when they’re ready, knowing they’ll be supported by their camp family when they do.
- Fused Glass
- Jewelry Making
- Tie Dye
- Paper mache
- 3-D printing
- Nature art
- Jewish-inspired art projects
- Israeli Dance
- Hatzagah (the musical)
- Talent Show
- Kayaking and canoeing
- Paddle Boarding
- Swim Lessons
- Water trampoline and obstacle course
- Inflatable, floating climbing wall
- Water slide
- Water skiing and kneeboarding
- Pool Parties
- Water Sports
- Swimming – All campers must take a swim test to participate in any aquatic activities. Aquatic activities will happen daily. Swimming lessons take place every other day for all campers entering 7th grade and below.
- Sand Volleyball
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Flag football
Nature and Ropes Course
- Climbing Wall
- High ropes course
- Low ropes team building challenge course
- Zipline and giant swing
- Campfires and firebuilding
- Nature education
- Outdoor cooking
- Overnight camping
PERFORMANCES, FESTIVALS & EXCURSIONS
The talent show is open to all campers. Participants can perform skits, songs, dances, magic, etc. Cabins often work together on performances while staff also contribute their talents.
Hatzagah (The Play)
Full session campers have an opportunity to participate in the theater program. Campers perform in the play, but they can also help behind-the-scenes with sets, lighting and sound.
During each camp session, campers enjoy an outdoor carnival featuring moon-bounces, petting zoo, games, food, and more. After the carnival, all of camp enjoys performances by a camper band and a staff band. And the evening concludes with a “Midnight Breakfast.” (Shhhh… it’s actually at 10 p.m.)
Overnights and Trips
In addition to all the activities that take place Camp Livingston’s beautiful 680-acre camp, campers or all ages can participate in overnights and day trips and explore some of what the region has to offer.
This day of special programming introduces campers to Israeli culture history, dance, language, inventions and geography through games and special activities.
Special Guests & Events
Each year, the Camp Livingston staff curates aunique line up of special programming. Past years have featured a hypnotist, musical performances and game shows,
COMPETITIONS & TOURNAMENTS
World Series (Softball)
Cabins face off in a round-robin format. One boys’ cabin and one girls’ cabin is crowned champion.
Maccabiah (Color War)
A favorite event, Maccabiah is a chance for campers to bond with new friends in a camp-wide competition. During Maccabiah, campers and staff are divided into three teams for events and activities meant to inspire teamwork and team spirit.
Camp Linvingston campers love Ga-Ga, an Israeli variation of dodgeball played in a Ga-Ga pit. A Ga-Ga tournament, played in a one-to-one style format, is held at the end of every session. The champion gets his or her name on the Wall of Fame and on the Camp Livingston Ga-Ga trophy.
Livingston staff with a high-level of tennis experience organize a skill-building curriculum that culminates in a singles and doubles tournament near the end of each session.
Three-on-three basketball tournament
Teams comprised of campers and staff compete in this campwide, co-ed tournament.
|Nikayon (Camp Clean Up)
|Cabin Rotation Aleph
|Cabin Rotation Bet
|Menucha (Rest Time)
|Cabin Rotation Gimel
|Erev Peulah (Evening Program)
|Evening Snack/Bedtime Ritual
|9:30 – 10:15pm
|Lilah Tov (Good Night) By Unit
Chuggim (Individual electives) & Cabin rotations
Chuggim (individual electives) are geared to individual preferences, skill development, and fun. For several days at a time, campers sign up for and attend two chuggim that they choose. Each day of a chug builds on the previous day. Favorites include : 3-D printing, water skiing, archery, outdoor cooking, and more. Cabin rotations are geared to group preferences. Campers spend three periods of their day with their cabin group experiencing different activities such as sports, the ropes course, art, nature, etc.
Shabbat is one of the most special parts of the camp program – for many campers, it is their favorite part of camp. Different from the rest of the week, Shabbat features additional electives, the chance to sleep in, and more time spent as an entire community. Shabbat services happen Friday night and Saturday mornings with a short Havdallah service on Saturday nights.