Camp Livingston’s 80 percent retention rate is clear evidence that campers come back summer after summer, to grow as individuals, connect with friends, and expand their skills and knowledge. Campers age 7 to 17 come from all over the United States and Israel, forming a vibrant, unique, and welcoming Jewish community.
Golan – Entering Grades 2 through 5
Golan introduces Camp Livingston’s youngest campers to camp and communal living. Golan campers enjoy the same special cabin activities and evening programs as older campers in addition to having a higher staff-to-camper ratio and an in-camp overnight. Golan campers can choose to be at Camp Livingston for 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks. Golan campers who stay for a full four weeks are also invited on a special field trip.
Masada – Entering Grades 6 and 7
Masada campers experience more advanced levels of athletics, arts and crafts, ropes course, and lakefront activities. Masada counselors provide programs that allow for independence and confidence-building. Counselors and campers collaborate on a special art project as well as an off-camp overnight. Masada campers can choose to be at Camp Livingston for 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks.
Chalutzim – Entering Grades 8 and 9
Chalutzim campers participate in a range of activities designed to cultivate leadership skills. Campers choose their own activities, enjoy a later bedtime and plan some of their own evening programs, including an off-camp overnight and dances. Chalutzim campers can choose to be at camp for 4, 6, or 8 weeks.
Adventures Unlimited (AU) – Entering Grade 10
Adventures Unlimited campers spend the majority of each week off-camp exploring nature, living in tents, and making their own meals. Together as a team, they learn to set goals and overcome obstacles. Campers hike and rappel, explore caves, white water raft, mountain bike, and more. Campers train on the high ropes and rock wall challenge course and return to camp to participate in Shabbat activities. Space in AU is extremely limited and filled on a first come, first served basis.
Gesher Israel Trip Program – Entering Grade 11
A six week program, Gesher combines the excitement of a trip to Israel with the opportunity to spend some time at camp. Gesher campers enjoy 4 weeks in Israel, exploring the entire country. Campers swim in the Dead Sea, spend time at the Western Wall, hike, volunteer, sample local food, and meet other young people from Cincinnati’s Sister City, Netanya, Israel. Before departing for Israel, bonding, the group spends time forming connections, enjoying camp programming, and preparing for the experience they will have in Israel. After the trip, they return to Camp Livingston to discuss and debrief.
Hadracha Leaders In Training Program – Entering Grade 12
Hadracha means leadership and training. An intensive, eight-week program for young people entering the 12th grade, Hadracha is designed to aid the transition from camper to staff. Hadracha equips participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to be counselors and to take on leadership roles in the Jewish community. The program includes an orientation, training sessions, opportunities to learn about all areas of camp and practical work experiences. Acceptance to this program is limited.
Camp Livingston aims to meet the individual needs of all campers. Camp Livingston’s trained and licensed Camper Care Team supports campers with varying needs and are prepared to work with caregivers and professionals to provide a fulfilling camp experience. Please contact the Executive Director to discuss any reasonable accommodations that can be implemented for your child, including the opportunity to have a one-on-one staff member (limited availability) work with your child.