Congregation Beth El retreat
June 16-18, 2023


Camp Nah-Jee-Wah
570 Sawkill Road
Milford, PA 18337

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!




You will get a final, more detailed schedule with all locations when you arrive. In the meantime, here’s a taste to give you an idea of what is planned!

Click here for schedule and map!


Estimated drive from CBE is 1.5 hours, but please leave yourself ample time due to holiday weekend traffic.

  • 280 West to 80 West.
  • 80W to Exit 34B (Hwy 15 North – Sparta). This turns into Rt. 206N to Milford PA.
  • At traffic light in Milford, go straight ahead (you’re now on Rt.6W); you’ll pass I-84 intersection.
  • Travel 2.5 mi. on Rt. 6 past 84 and make a left in front of NJY Camps sign on left.
  • Go to end of road and turn left. Main Administration building is on the right side.


Check-in: Starting at 1:00 pm on Friday. Please note that lunch will not be provided, so come prepared! There will be snacks.

Upon arrival, drive through the first camp gate and park in front of the Main Administration building. This is where you’ll get your family’s private bunk assignment and welcome package, including nametags. Your nametags will contain your bunk and meal assignments.

We ask that everyone please wear their nametags for the duration of the retreat so that we can get to know one another and for security purposes. There will be security at the gate for the entirety of our retreat. The gate will be closed when you arrive, but the security guard will let you in and direct you to the check-in area.

Parking: You will be able to unload your belongings closer to the bunk, but will then need to move it to the designated parking lot. All cars must be moved to the parking lot – your vehicle may not remain in front of the bunk!


You will get assigned to your family’s cabin when you check-in. Remember, this is camp and the facilities reflect that! Each family will have a private cabin with its own bathroom and enough twin beds for each person.

Pillows and a light sheet will be provided, but please bring blankets as it can get chilly at night. Towels are not provided. B.Y.O. portable crib if you need one.

If you alerted us about needing a small refrigerator for medical reasons, that will be provided in your cabin. Smoking is NOT allowed in any of the camp buildings. Full suggested packing list provided below!


Food and beverages:

  • Meals will be served in the camp dining room. All meals, except Friday night dinner, will be served buffet-style; Friday’s Shabbat dinner will be served ‘family style.’ The menus will always include a vegetarian option and a gluten-free option. There are also extensive salad and pasta bars. We have made camp aware of registrants noting nut allergies, dairy-free diets, etc.
  • Nah-Jee-Wah is a nut-aware facility. All food is prepared in accordance with kosher dietary laws. Please do not bring any food items OR drinks into the dining room that aren’t kosher. Additionally, please avoid bringing any products that have nuts in them into the dining hall.
  • Please bring along any special snacks your family requires. All meals and some snacks will be provided, but we know many kids (and some of us adults!) require additional snacking options.
  • You are welcome to please bring your favorite beverage(s) – ideally to share with others. Any wine must be KOSHER; any DOMESTIC beer is fine as well.

Disconnecting for Shabbat

  • Let’s disconnect in order to connect! The clergy and retreat committee respectfully request that you bring minimal electronics. These should not be used publicly, especially on Shabbat.
  • Select camp staff and committee members will have walkie-talkies to address emergencies and other concerns over the weekend.
  • You will be asked to put your cell phone numbers on the back of your children’s nametags to address any emergencies. Another reason to make sure everyone is wearing their nametags!


In addition to your family’s clothing (layers encouraged), don’t forget the following…

Cabin items:

  • Pillows, sheets and blankets (Note: pillows and camp sheets will be provided, but it can get cold at night!)
  • Bath and beach towels
  • Portable crib
  • Lanterns/flashlights with fresh batteries
  • Camping or beach chairs
  • Picnic blanket
  • Space heaters or fans (Optional. There are outlets in the bunks but these must be turned off when not in bunk for safety reasons.)


  • Anything that you need for the weekend! (No toiletries are provided except hand soap)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Over-the-counter and Rx medications

Health and personal care:

  • Medication
  • Formula and other baby items

Special clothing:

  • Sturdy sandals (note: there are uneven pathways, tree roots, etc. so flip flops are not advised)
  • Sneakers for sports and other activities (note: close-toed shoes are required for high ropes and zipline)
  • Bathing suits, floaties

Other gear / sporting equipment:

  • High chair or travel booster seat
  • Water bottles
  • Favorite board game(s)
  • Sports equipment
    o While camp has some equipment, we recommend you bring your own tennis rackets, baseball gloves, batting helmets, frisbee, etc.

Shabbat attire:

  • White shirts for Shabbat dinner (we are taking a group photo!)
  • Tallit
  • Kippot
  • Tefillin (optional)