[Video below.] Entering its tenth summer of operation, Camp Emes is proud to continue its sacred role of giving hundreds of mesivta-aged boys the opportunity to spend their summers in the most exalted of locations.
It is the goal and ever-present vision of the camp to offer a meaningful program that is full of depth and one that is expressed through the lens of a Torah perspective. Timeless lessons of Yahadus and faith are imparted to the campers daily as they experience Tanach firsthand and encounter thousands of years of history in our ancestral homeland.
Camp Emes is a much sought-after program, with hundreds of applicants each summer, sons of parents who want their children to taste the Camp Emes signature blend of thrilling adventure and long-lasting educational experiences.
Over four summers ago, the camp administration created an optional pre-camp trip to Poland. The combined trip has seen electrifying results. The trip has become dubbed “the Chareidi March of The Living ” and is the only experience of its kind made available for frum high-schoolers from all around the world.
The Poland trip’s success and its remarkable ability to infuse in its participants vast amounts of comprehensive Holocaust education along with invaluable Torah messages have mechanchim and educators around the globe amazed by the clear results exhibited by the boys throughout the school year. In just a few short days, the boys comb through an entire country, learning all about a rich history that existed pre-war in the many cities, shtetlach and kehillos they visit. The Holocaust and its horrific tragedy is confronted as the boys are taken to the sites of the death camps. The entire trip is powerful, emotional and uplifting.
The connections that are forged and the lessons learned are what set the tone for the ensuing thrilling six weeks of an incredible summer in Eretz Yisroel.
“In a day and age when mechanchim must have the pulse of a world that sweeps our kids away with fast-paced technology, we must get creative,” says Rabbi Elly Merenstein, founder and director of Camp Emes. “Our trip carries the very elements and crucial messages that we all want embedded in the hearts and minds of our kids forever. The way that those messages seep in is through the lively enthusiasm, spunk and positivity that Camp Emes has become loved and known for.”
The boys joining the program are carefully screened bnei Torah from upstanding yeshivos such as Ner Yisroel in Baltimore, Mirrer Yeshiva, Yeshiva Torah Temimah in Brooklyn, Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Flatbush, Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway, Yeshiva Derech Ayson of Far Rockaway, Yeshiva Yesodei Yeshurin in Queens, and many others.
For more information about the camp, visit www.campemes.com, call 718.713.8453, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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