Combining The Best of Specialty & General Day Camps

Camp Twelve Trails™ is a new concept that gives children ages 5 – 16 the best of both specialty camp and contemporary day camp programs. It is comprised of five Neighborhoods: Play, Create, Explore, Discover, and Grow that allow campers to strengthen their skills in their favorite specialty while encouraging them to explore new areas. Deep friendships evolve as they engage with others who share their interests.



For Children with Mild to Moderate Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Our integrated programs reflect our desire to be inclusive whenever possible and to cater to the needs of each individual child. By adapting the programs offered throughout Camp Twelve Trails, we focus on providing everyone a caring, safe, and engaging environment. Transparency, open communication, and problem-solving are vital aspects to success in camp. To ensure that each child’s needs are properly met, we conduct an intake interview with each camper. 

Opportunities for Teens To Learn and Grow

We have terrific opportunities for teenagers to learn, grow, and develop responsibility—and have a good time doing it. Teens entering grades 7–10 can experience day and overnight trips outside of the camp in our Teen Adventure program, and those entering grades 10 or 11 can join our CIT Leadership Training.

Our Jewish Values

• We welcome guests • We care for our bodies
• We are keepers of the earth • We love learning and pursue knowledge
• We value rest and reflection (Shabbat)

An Even Better Camp from Those You Already Know

Camp Twelve Trails combines the best of the popular day camps of the Shames JCC on the Hudson, The Riverdale YM-YWHA, and YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood. Our mission is to provide children the finest summer experience, with innovative programming and personalized supervision, in state-of-the-art facilities at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds.

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Camp Twelve Trails was developed with financial support and guidance from UJA–Federation of New York. This investment ensures our camp continues to be a premier destination.