3Camp Dora Golding, the all-boys summer camp in the Poconos, is gearing up for another fantastic summer. For 89 years, Camp Dora Golding has been the leading camp with a strong Torah environment and achdus amongst all campers. With many new additions, the campers and staff alike have a lot to look forward to for the upcoming summer.

With an involved and enthusiastic sports staff and a strong focus on the use of leagues to increase friendships amongst the campers in different bunks, Camp Dora Golding is proud to be adding to its already dynamic sports program. This year, due to the campers’ requests, an optional after-hours roller hockey league is now offered. Designed for campers in seventh through ninth grades, this new league will offer campers an opportunity to hone their skating and stick-handling skills on the modern, covered hockey rink. This new hockey league will complement, not replace, the existing hockey activities, allowing boys at every age and level to continue to enjoy the hockey rink.

While their hockey skills will certainly get a workout, the opportunity to nourish the soul will be done in the brand new, fully air-conditioned shul/beis midrash. Bigger and better than before, this new space is being built throughout the winter and will be ready and waiting to be filled by the sounds of the learning and tefillah of the campers.

The additions to the Camp Dora Golding staff are familiar faces but taking on new leadership roles. The new head counselor is Rabbi A.C. Posner. He’s been camping for the last 22 summers, and for the past 18 of those 22, he has been an integral member of the CDG family. A big part of the day-to-day administration at camp, and one who exhibits dedication, an unwavering work ethic, and enthusiasm towards camping and Camp Dora Golding above all, Rabbi Posner will be welcomed back with open arms as the head counselor.

The often imitated but never duplicated Ya’alozu Wilderness Program, the original in the forefront of wilderness programs, is back by popular demand, under the new but familiar leadership of Rabbi Yossi Sirote. Rabbi Sirote costarted the Wilderness Program in CDG 15 years ago. The program teaches an array of wilderness skills and boasts that the campers participating in the program will develop and strengthen the following skills: responsibility and achdus, physical and mental endurance, teamwork, leadership qualities, and the assurance that a good time is had by all.

With 156 sprawling acres of campground, air-conditioned bunks, zipline courses, archery, lighted courts and fields for night play, indoor gyms, and heated pools, amongst many other amenities, Camp Dora Golding is the best camp in the Pocono mountains–or any mountains.

For more information visit www.campdoragolding.com or call 718-437-7117. v


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