Throughout each week and each session, Perlman Camp offers amazing fun specialty programs for our campers. These creative activities facilitate community bonding at all levels and provide a unique, spectacular experience for our campers.
Wayne County Camp Alliance Athletics
One of the things that really distinguishes Perlman Camp from other Jewish summer camps is our participation in inter-camp athletic competitions. The Wayne County Camp Alliance consists of over 30 amazing summer camps that compete against each other in a variety of activities including basketball, baseball/softball, soccer, archery, dance, tennis, volleyball and swimming.
All campers are given the opportunity to sign up for the age-appropriate Perlman team in each activity. There are no try-outs, so all interested campers get to participate in the Wayne County Tournaments.
College day is an amazing one-day color war, in which the camp is divided into 4 teams. The teams are based on the colleges that participated in the NCAA Final Four March Madness Basketball Tournament the previous year. Campers compete in activities including swim, track, athletics, Israeli dancing, music, art and more!
Maccabiah is a long-standing tradition at Perlman Camp and it is a truly unique experience! In this three-day competition, the entire camp divides into 2 teams – red and blue. The teams participate in an amazing array of activities including athletics, aquatics, arts, spirit, singing and more. Whether your camper chooses to compete in basketball, write a cheer, or play competitive “name-that-tune” – there’s something for everyone! At the end of the day, the camp boding experience is the most important, and we value teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the event. Perlman Camp Maccabiah gives every camper a chance to shine in his or her own way.
As a Jewish summer camp, Israel Day is a very special day at Perlman Camp. On Israel Day, our Israeli Staff transform our Perlman into a mini-Israel complete with traditional Israeli meals, an interactive Israel “army training” and age appropriate opportunities to learn about our homeland!
Out of Camp Trips
Out of camp trips are an exciting part of the overall program and are a highlight of the summer experience at Perlman Camp. Campers visit locations such as Camel Beach, Dorney Park, Lake George, Lake Placid and of course, Alice’s Cow Palace!
We passionately believe that outdoor living skills and getting back to nature are important parts of the Perlman Camp experience. All Perlman campers participate in age appropriate overnights and camping trips.
- The Freshmore and Junior Divisions spend a night on our own beautiful campsite on Mt. Baldy. Campers hike to the site, set up camp, cook over an open fire and sleep in tents.
- The Senior Division takes things to the next level with trips to Lake George and Lake Placid. The campers sleep in tents, participate in amazing outdoor programming and tour spectacular sites.