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Daily Schedule

Special Events

Several times during the session there are special events incorporated into our camp schedule. The intention behind all of our activities is to encourage community, personal, and skills development. Our experienced and well-trained staff ensures the success of our diverse activities.

Maccabiah and Pioneer Days

For most campers, these days are the best part of camp! Maccabiah at Camp Hess Kramer and Pioneer Day at Gindling Hilltop Camp provide an opportunity for a camp-wide athletic, artistic, and general spirit competition. The camps divide into teams for a day of incredible energy and fun, including a full camp relay, song competitions, athletic competitions, and tug of war.


Of course we have Jewish rock concerts! Once a session, we bring in a visiting musician. The visiting musician does many different types of programming with all of our campers, which culminates in a concert for both camps. The night truly epitomizes the energy and culture of our camps. Past guests have included Danny Nichols, Eighteen, Noam Katz, Rick Recht, and Tof B'yad.