What to Expect
Camp Nai is a welcoming and pluralistic environment designed to provide Jewish young adults with the opportunity to disconnect from the stressors of daily life and tap into nostalgic joy while exploring Judaism, Jewish values and wisdom. Throughout the long weekend at Camp Nai, participants will choose their own adventure of seeing Judaism brought to life, through creative and nostalgic summer camp activities.
- We require a negative rapid test result taken within 24 hours of camp.
- Moishe House will have rapid tests available on-site for anyone who wants to test throughout the retreat and/or experiences symptoms; additionally, Moishe House will provide K-95 masks for those who wish to wear one throughout the immersive experience and camp.
- If you’re feeling ANY SYMPTOMS AT ALL (stuffy/runny nose, sore throat, aches, headache, fever, etc.), we will ask you to take a rapid test.
- If you contract COVID-19 during camp, Moishe House is not financially responsible for your quarantine accommodations, food, transportation change fees. Moishe House will provide you with quarantine accommodations for the duration of the camp and food but once the program is over, you are responsible for all associated costs.
- If you contract COVID-19 within 5 days of the camp please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Expect at Nai?
Camp Nai Nai Nai is a 3-day choose your own adventure experience, starting on Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM and ending on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 PM. The program combines camp-wide community moments with tons of activity options for you to find the vibe that suits you!
What you get from the Nai experience:
- Daily meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
- Sleeping arrangements in bunks/cabins, tents/yurts, and limited single, double, & triple occupancy rooms.
- Access to our Cantiki, where you can get additional snacks, drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic), and SWAG!
- Dozens of playshops to choose from including anything from fire bending, to arts& crafts, to Gaga games, and so much more!
- Candle lighting and Kabbalat Shabbat service options, Oneg, and Friday nigh NAIce breakers including campfire songs, s’mores, and other activities!
- Shabbat morning optional services & Bar/Bat/B’Nai Mitzvah ceremonies for those who may have never had one when they were 13, or simply want a re-do!
- Saturday night Camp wide Havdallah together and a party featuring our incredible DJ, photo booth fun, dancing, obstacle courses, games, and more!
- Sunday Maccabiah & Color War, followed by award ceremonies and a delicious falafel lunch together
- Life-long friendships, מemories, and MORE!
We provide everyone with a packing list ahead of time, your color war team, the schedule for the weekend, and other additional information you may need!
We offer male-only, female-only, and all-gender options for our bunk cabins and rooms. Tent & Yurt Village are all-gender. Our private, double, and triple rooms are limited and sell out fast – so be sure to reserve those ASAP!
If you prefer to fly solo, you have the option of a Private Room and you will not have a roommate. A hotel-style room with two queen beds and a private bathroom will be all yours!
Early bird price: $500
*Price increases to $550 on March 4th, 2024.
This is a two-person private room. Each room has two queen or twin beds and a private or semi-private bathroom. If you have a preferred roommate, and you indicate one another on the registration form, you will be placed together. If you do not request a specific roommate, or do not match with your request, one will be assigned to you – and hopefully will become your camp bestie!
Early bird price: $425
*Price increases to $475 on March 4th, 2024.
This is a three-person private room. Each room has 3 twin beds and a semi-private bathroom. If you have a preferred roommate, and you indicate others on the registration form, you will be placed together. If you do not request a specific roommate, or do not match with your request, one will be assigned to you – and hopefully will become your camp bestie!
Early bird price: $380
Price increases to $430 on March 4th, 2024.
Cabin or Cabin-Style Room
If you’re ready for bunk life, you can choose to be in a bunk cabin with your besties. Bunks fit 4-20 campers. You must list the full names of everyone in your bunk request on the registration form. If you are in a group of less than 20 people that are not yet your BFFL’s, they may be in a bunk with you. Bunk Cabins include bunk beds with linens, a shared bathroom, and storage space.
Early bird price: $300
Price increases to $350 on March 4th, 2024.
Tent & Yurt Village
Love the great outdoors? We offer tent and yurt options that are on-site! Please keep in mind, these are not luxury, but will still give you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with your new camp besties for some late-night star gazing!
Early bird price: $200
Price increases to $250 on March 4th, 2024.
- Tent Village offers 4-6 person platform raised-canvas tents with minimal electricity, and an adjacent bathroom and shower.
- Yurt Village can accommodate up to 12 people and include bunks, and adjacent bathrooms and showers.
- Electrical outlets are included in both the tent and yurt village.
This won’t be your typical camp food! Our camp chefs work hard to create menus that are filled with healthy, diverse menus that are super tasty to boot! We’ll have meals that are a twist on old camp classics, but with upgrades for our adult palettes.
At Camp Nai Nai Nai East all meals and snacks are Glatt Kosher. Our culinary team will work with each camper to ensure that any dietary restrictions are accounted for. Gluten-free? No problem. Not so great with dairy? You’ll be great with the options at camp! You’ll have the opportunity to indicate your dietary restrictions when completing your registration form and if we have any questions for you, we’ll be in touch ahead of camp so we can make sure you’re well taken care of during the weekend.
Camp Nai Staff
Moishe House utilizes this initiative to identify and grow emerging leaders by empowering Jewish young adults to take on a larger leadership role. Counselors (Madrichim) lead and guide a group of 15-20 young adults throughout Camp (a mishpacha group), facilitating discussions and building a feeling of camaraderie amongst their campers.
The Camp Nai team is currently hiring counselors! If you are a Moishe House resident, MHWOW host, Moishe House Alumni (residents, hosts, campers, retreats participants), Moishe House staff, or a young Jewish professional who loves to come to camp, you can apply here!
*Applications close 2/26/2024.
Camp Specialists are outstanding Jewish Young Adults who come from all over the country to lead our activities and programs, using their unique passions such as dance, art, theater science, singing, yoga, etc. to explore Jewish identity, build Jewish community, and demonstrate that there are many ways to NAI!
The Camp Nai Team is currently hiring specialists! If you are a Moishe House resident, MHWOW host, Moishe House Alumni (residents, hosts, campers, retreats participants), Moishe House staff, or a young Jewish professional who loves to come to camp, you can apply here!
*Applications close 2/26/2024.
Our Logistics team works tirelessly to ensure the smooth flow of Camp. From decorations, to intentional & playful stations, to party themes- every little detail gets the full attention of our hard working team of logistics staff!
Jewish Life Specialists (JLS) & Jewish Educator:
Moishe House’s Jewish Life Specialist(s) & Educator(s) support the Counselors and Specialists in programming, leading Shabbat services and rituals, and Havdallah. Our educator(s) on staff provide the link between Moishe House and Camp for residents and hosts who have relationships with their own regional JLS’s!
Full Time Staff
Mollie Rose, Camp Program Manager
Mollie is the Camp Program Manager for Camp Nai Nai Nai. Mollie was a Sr. Community Manager for 3.5 years who oversaw Southern houses and pods at Moishe House before starting her role with Camp Nai! She is based in Dallas, Texas, and attended her first Camp Nai in December 2021. Before Moishe House, Mollie worked at YETI Coolers, LLC headquarters in Austin, and in Student Affairs at Southern Methodist University and Eastfield College. Mollie has been actively involved in the Dallas Jewish community and continues to volunteer and participate in other local Jewish organizations. During her free time, she enjoys dancing at her local dance studio, playing golf or participating in other group exercise classes, exploring museums, and camping with her dog. Mollie has a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters degree from Southern Methodist University.
Arona Mostov, Camps and Immersive Experiences Specialist
Arona has been a Moishe House community member in three cities (Columbus, OH, Boston, and NYC) and is thrilled to help plan memorable camp experiences for the community. Arona loves Moishe House in that it supports diverse Jewish communities around the world. Arona attended The Ohio State University, studying International Relations & Diplomacy, Russian, and Middle Eastern Studies. She also studied at Tel Aviv University and interned with the Tel Aviv Board of Tourism. Arona has a background in international student advising, international education and programming, and immigration law. She can be found baking the perfect babka, teaching barre classes, and spending time with her cat, Herzl.
Getting to Camp
Camp Nai Nai Nai East is based at Capital Camps & Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA. Though you’re close to the outside world, the rolling Catoctin Mountains, sprawling open fields, and starry skies will fool you otherwise!
1.5 hours from DC | 1.5 hours from Baltimore | 3 hours from Philadelphia | 3.5 hours from Pittsburgh | 4 hours from NYC
Arrival and check-in at camp is on Friday 1:00-3:00 PM. Don’t be late – once everyone arrives, we’ll be closing the camp gate for the weekend! On Sunday, campers can expect to depart from camp around 4 PM. Transportation is NOT included in the registration cost, but below are several great options!
Ride to camp in style on one of our camp buses! Kick back and relax for a stress-free round-trip ride to camp, or start the party early and get to know your fellow campers en route to camp. Make sure to purchase your bus ticket upon registration! Buses will be provided from the following departure points*:
- NYC – Midtown Manhattan
- Baltimore – BWI Airport
- Downtown DC
Bus Ticket Price (BWI & DC): $80
Bus Ticket Price (NYC): $100
*If the minimum number of bus tickets is not met, we reserve the right to cancel a bus. If this happens, we will alert campers and provide a bus ticket refund and help you find alternative options.
*Confirmation of all meeting points and specific instructions will be sent directly to travelers in advance of camp. Times and locations are subject to change.
If you prefer to drive with friends or want flexibility in timing, grab yourself a parking pass! Parking is limited, so all parking passes must be purchased prior to camp. Make sure to purchase it upon reigstration! If you do not purchase your parking pass and show up to camp without one, we cannot guarantee parking will be available. Please do not drive to camp without purchasing a parking pass for your car.
Parking Pass Price: $25
Ride With a Friend!
You’ll help contribute to an environmentally friendly experience by limiting the number of cars on the road and lessening our carbon-footprint.
The cost of registration for Camp Nai Nai Nai is heavily subsidized thanks to the generous support of the Maimonides Fund. We recognize that our subsidized rate may not be affordable for everyone. Camp Nai Nai Nai is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – ensuring that we are a community and space that is accessible and welcoming to everyone. Regardless of one’s background, everyone should be able to experience a time away from your daily life where what you do for a living doesn’t define you and spontaneous adventures await! If you are unable to pay full price for Camp Nai admission, a scholarship fund is available to help cover the cost.
Please fill out the following form to help us determine your eligibility for a camp scholarship. Scholarships are not guaranteed but we will follow up with you to let you know what we are able to accommodate.
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