Activities & Special Events
Our program is designed to be fun, stimulating, and engaging! We provide an extensive range of age-appropriate activities so each camper gains exposure to many different types of experiences/activities. Activity areas include Nature Adventure, Swimming, Sports, Garden with Farm to table cooking, music & Jewish Programming. Campers participate in 6 activity periods daily, 1 of which they get to choose themselves!
To promote a solid camp community among all the campers the entire camp joins together frequently for special events such as Shabbat Services, Boker Tov, Special Events, Hot Lunch, Maccabiah/Color War, and so much more!
Each week Sprout Westchester has a value that becomes the foundation of the week. Every Wednesday the whole camp participates in Dress up days and experiences unique programming. On Thursday’s Sprout Westchester has vendors come to do special programming for all of our campers.
Swim Everyday With Sprout Westchester
Our Aquatics Director has been teaching swim for over 25 years. All of our campers get to participate in an American Red Cross based swim lesson daily. All campers are tested and placed in an appropriate swim group based on their skill level. Our lessons are taught by WSI certified lifeguards and supported by our camp counselors, ensuring growth and development in swim skills. We have two large pools to allow for plenty of space for our swim groups to separate and cater to every group’s needs.
All of our campers have a period each day where they have free swim! It’s a great open free play time! Our lifeguards closely supervise swim areas while our camp counselors play with our campers in the water ensuring low adult to camper ratios and close monitoring of all swimmers. Campers will stay in shallow water, unless they have demonstrated a specific set of skills proving they can swim in deeper swim areas.
Creative and Performing Arts
- Drama, Song Sessions with Jewish Song leaders, Yoga, and Israeli Dance (Rikud)
Our campers have the opportunity to explore both performing and creative arts through a wide variety of arts activities. From drama, yoga, Israeli dance and movement to traditional camp crafts, the opportunities for creative development are infused with nature and exploration of our incredible campus. Arts activities are led by specialists with specific training and expertise in their area and supported by our camp counselors.
- Karate, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf and Much More!
Our campers engage in a variety of sports activities from soccer, to basketball, volleyball, gaga and beyond. Our equipment and instructions are tailored for each age group. Experienced coaches and specialists lead these activity periods with support from our camp counselors to create an inclusive activity period for all campers involved. Campers get a chance to learn Karate techniques with GONOSEN Karate at Sprout Westchester
Adventure & Nature
- Adventure: 2 Ropes Courses, Archery, Low Ropes, and Team Building
- Nature: Petting Zoo, Boating & Fishing, Garden & Composting, and Farm to Table with an Israeli Cooking Instructor
Our campers get to experience some of our amazing adventure activities include our petting zoo, boating, fishing, Archery, 2 Adventure ropes courses , and exploring the trails of our 26 Acre Campgrounds!
Ceramics & Painting
- Wheel Ceramics, Sensory art play, Community Service Projects, Art in Nature, and much more!
With our new ceramics studio campers will either participate in sculpting or ceramics on the wheel. This activity is led by a professional ceramist and artist.
Israel & Hebrew Programming
- Jewish Programming, Kabbalat Shabbat, Israeli Dance, Israeli Cooking, and Hebrew
Each summer we bring 4 emissaries (Shlichim) from Israel to join our Sprout Westchester team. These individuals are highly trained and create a wonderful opportunity for our campers to learn about Israel culture and practice their Hebrew. Campers also get the opportunity to taste food from Israel, learn Hebrew songs and words, and Israeli dance.
Our Elective Program
Our younger campers experience a potpourri of activities best suited for their age. These include sensory exploration, cooking, clay sculpting and nature. Our older campers get the opportunity to pick an elective from the wide range of activities that we offer. During this period, campers will participate in the same activity for the entire week. This gives them the chance to pursue a specific hobby that they enjoy. We have many options including creative arts (ceramics, painting or general arts) and performing arts (drama, dance, and singing), adventure (ropes, archery), nature (hiking, fishing), Making a Difference Club (Campers make packages to send to those in need).