Dates & Rates
Visiting Day — Date & Time
Session Dates Price
Full Wed. June 28, 2017 - Wed. August 16, 2017 $12,500
July Wed. June 28, 2017 - Sun. July 23, 2017 $7,500
August Mon. July 24, 2017 - Wed. August 16, 2017 $7,500
Camp Modin accepts checks drawn on US banks, American Express, Mastercard and Visa.
A 3% processing fee will be assessed on all credit card payments. Camp tuition is inclusive of weekly laundry service & canteen fees.
 
CHECK IN—Wednesday June 28, 2017—12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
CHECK IN—Monday July 24, 2017—9:00 AM - 10:00 AM.
CHECK OUT—Wednesday August 16, 2017—8:30 AM - 9:30 AM.
 
Optional Charges Price
Linen & Bedding Service — blankets, pillows, sheets & bath towels $325 per session
Horseback Riding — open to everyone $495 per session
Golf — prior experience recommended. $450 per session
Ice Hockey — prior experience required $425 per session
Figure Skating — prior experience required $425 per session
Montreal Teen Tour — entering grade 8 $725
Whitewater Rafting — entering grades 8 & 9 $195
Apprentice River Trip — entering grade 11 $225
Bus Chaperone Service — Yonkers, NY $160 each way
Bus Chaperone Service — Lexington, MA $100 each way
Airport Chaperone Service — Portland Jetport $80 each way
Airport Service — Boston's Logan Airport — International's Only call for details
VISITING DAY: Sunday, July 23, 2017 (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
First-time August families are welcome to attend from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Commonly Asked Questions from Prospective Parents
Where is Modin located?
Camp Modin is located on the shores of Salmon Lake, in the pristine wilderness of central Maine's Begrade Lakes region, about seventy-five minutes from Portland and twenty minutes from Augusta, the state capitol. Modin is approximately three hours north of Boston and seven hours north of New York City.
How do campers get to Modin?
The camp provides pickup and drop off service to Portland International Jetport in Maine, which is approximately seventy-five minutes from camp. Portland is serviced by most major airlines. All flights are met by Modin staff and, upon arrival at camp, a Modin representative will contact you to confirm your child's arrival. Camp Modin offers a chaperoned bus service from Lexington, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb. The trip is approximately three hours. Camp Modin also offers a chaperoned bus service from the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers, New York, which is approximately fifteen minutes north of New York City. The trip is approximately six-and-a-half hours. Some families choose to drive to camp. Upon arrival, families will be given a tour of the grounds and your child will be escorted to his or her cabin where we will then begin the unpacking process.
Who are the directors?
Howard Salzberg and his wife Lisa Wulkan are the full-time owners and directors of Camp Modin. Ultimately, all responsibilities relating to Camp Modin fall to them. Howard first began his camping "career" at age nine when he first came to Modin and joined the "Beavers bunk." He was a camper for seven years. After that, he joined the Modin staff as a counselor, and then Head Counselor. Working closely with the owners on a full-time basis, Howard was promoted to the position of Assistant Director. In 1991, Howard became the full time Director of Camp Modin and eventually purchased the camp in November of 1992. Howard's combined camping experience, both as a camper and staff member add up to over thirty years. His family was part of the first Modin enrollment class dating back to 1922.

Lisa joined Modin in 1991, where she first met, and later married Howard. She began her Modin "career" first as a Counselor, then as a Head Counselor, Assistant Director and finally, Director. Her background is in elementary education and she has taught first, fourth and fifth graders.

Samara Lender is the full-time assistant director of Camp Modin. She began her Modin career as a camper in 1999. Samara's journey at Modin included two years as a counselor followed by three years as the girls' head counselor. Upon graduating from university Samara was promoted to her current position of assistant director. Samara is a native of Rockland County, New York and comes from a large family of Modinites, including four of her siblings.

Together, they are responsible for all administrative functions, staff development and the well being of the entire community. They know each and every camper personally and spend the bulk of their time with the kids - at meals, on the waterfront, at campfires, everywhere. They like to operate "out in the field" and not behind closed doors. Their mission is to provide children with a healthy, safe and memorable summer experience. Lisa and Howard are the proud parents of a son named Jack, now enjoying his own Modin experience.
Where do the staff come from?
There are numerous counselors, specialists and administrative staff at Camp Modin. Many are former campers who have advanced through the ranks and whom we have selected to join us. Quite a few staff members are referred to us by current and former counselors. General counselors at Modin come predominantly from Jewish backgrounds in the United States. Specialists and support staff come from all over the world. More than half of our staff return each year.
How does Modin select its staff?
Modin assembles its staff with great care and consideration. Each staff member must complete an extensive application process, including a lengthy interview with at least two Modin administrators. We meticulously check and verify references. Beyond this, at Modin we look for a very specific type of individual. To be a great camp counselor, one must be a leader, a role-model, and be prepared to support children as their brother, sister, parent and friend. We seek out individuals who answer "yes" when we ask, "Do you love children and want to make a positive difference in their lives?"

Being a Modin counselor is an incredibly demanding job. Counselors are responsible for their campers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Throughout the summer, we offer staff in-service training programs, and constant guidance, supervision and feedback. All staff participate in a lengthy, in-depth training program prior to the start of the camp season. Most staff find that their summer at Modin invariably proves to be the most memorable and enriching experience of their lives. They will develop a life long bond with their campers and leave Modin as better, richer people.
What is it like having international staff?
Exposing children to different cultures helps children to grow. In this light, we pride ourselves on our international staff. From Australia to Canada, from England to New York City, the Modin staff is comprised of energetic, enthusiastic and mature adults with a desire to provide a nurturing environment in which children can learn lifelong skills. They are hand-picked individuals with tremendous teaching experience and certification in a wide array of specialty areas. Some have been with us for over a decade and their presence enriches the entire community.
General counselor versus specialist?
There are two types of staff who work with campers at Modin: the general counselor and the specialist, all of whom live in bunks with the campers. General counselors travel with the children during bunk activities, while specialists go off and teach their specialty areas. Despite these differences, both general counselors and specialists work together as an integrated team.
What do you mean by "Jewish Camp"?
Camp Modin was founded in 1922 by a group of prominent Jewish educators as "The camp with a Jewish Ideal." Their goal in founding Modin was to establish a community where children from around the world could come together in a breathtaking natural setting, help them pursue their individual and collective Jewish identities, and forge lifelong friendships. Today Modin is the oldest Jewish camp in New England and one of the few private, independent Jewish summer camps left in the world. Modin takes its name from the biblical town of Modi'in, where the story of Chanukah took place.
Are all the camp staff Jewish?
One hundred percent of our general counselors are Jewish, and many of our specialty staff are not. While we hold it important that our campers have strong Jewish role models in each bunk, it is equally important that we find the most qualified, professional and caring instructors in each of our specialty areas. For many years, Modin has recruited amazing individuals from places such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom to head-up and to teach programs in pioneering, swimming, tennis, canoeing, water-skiing, etc. These individuals bring tremendous energy and enthusiasm to our program and have a deep respect for the Jewish culture.
Where do the campers come from?
Our campers come from all over the world and our numbers are equally divided between girls and boys, ages 7-16. Over the years we have welcomed campers from over half the States in America, as well as Panama, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador, England, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Venezuela. The bulk of our American campers come from the Northeastern United States, including the greater New York, Boston and Washington D.C. communities. With such diversity, it is easy for new children to integrate into the Modin community. We are proud to say that more than ninety percent of our children return each year.
How long is the Modin camp season?
Campers attend Modin for either 3.5 or 7 weeks, though approximately two-thirds attend for the full season. Modin is considered a traditional full season camp in that our program differs each week and does not repeat itself in the second half of the summer. Half season campers who come for the second half of the summer, whether new or returning, assimilate as quickly into the community as do those who arrive in the first half.
How many people live in a bunk?
On average, each bunk is made up of 4 counselors and 12 campers who are generally grouped by grade. All staff except administrative, medical, and support staff live in the cabins with the children.
How is the camp organized?
At Modin, we organize our camper body into four units: lower, middle, junior and senior.

UNIT        AGES     GRADES FINISHED
Lower       7-10        2nd, 3rd, 4th
Middle      11-12      5th and 6th
Junior       13-14      7th and 8th
Senior      15-16      9th and 10th

The program for our lower and middle unit campers is designed to impart many basic skills on them, such as swimming, team sports, tennis, etc. There is less freedom and more structure in their program, although all of our campers do have an opportunity to exercise their own choice in our afternoon elective program. Our teen campers have much more flexibility in designing a program to suit their own personal interests. They have a greater array of choices in selecting activities and can build on their basic skills to a higher level of proficiency. Our teen program also includes wilderness expeditions, community service programs, and teen tours, which allow our older campers to gain exposure to the world around them.
What is a typical day like?
7:30 am       Wake Up
7:45 am       Line Up
8:00 am       Breakfast (three shifts)
8:30 am       Clean Up
9:25 am       1st Period - Bunk Activities
10:25 am     2nd Period - Bunk Activities
11:25 am     3rd Period - Bunk Activities
12:30 pm     Lunch (three shifts)
1:00 pm       Rest Hour/Free Time
2:00 pm       1st Period - Electives
3:00 pm       2nd Period - Electives
4:00 pm       3rd Period - Electives
4:50 pm       General Swim/Free Time
5:30 pm       Dinner (three shifts)
7:00 pm       Evening Activities
8:30 pm       Curfew Begins (varies by age)
How does the schedule differ on Shabbat?
On Friday afternoon we have two elective periods instead of the usual three. We devote the third afternoon period to preparing for Shabbat. As a community, we conduct Friday night services at our outdoor Bimah, overlooking the lake. Afterwards, we enjoy a wonderful Shabbat meal, followed by zmirot, storytelling and singing. Saturday morning, we meet at the Service Point for Shabbat services. After lunch comes a full-camp activity for the afternoon. We conclude the day with a camp-wide show, theatrical performance or musical production, followed by a beautiful and moving Havdalah service.
What is a cabin like?
All of our cabins are spacious and modern, many having been built or restored in the past few years. All cabins have electricity and numerous outlets, running hot and cold water, ample showers, sinks and toilets. Cabins are furnished with solid, wooden bunk beds with mattresses fitting twin-size sheets, as well as ample storage space for each camper's personal effects.
How "co-ed" is Modin?
Although the boys and girls participate equally in activities, they generally do not do so at the same time. All morning activities are done exclusively with one's own cabin. It can vary in the afternoons. While programs like athletics and swim instruction are taught generally single-sex, other programs such as performing arts, radio station, arts & crafts and nature may be co-ed. Despite the fact that we are co-ed, one does not find the social pressures that are so often associated with co-ed camps, or even single sex camps when they get together with a "brother" or "sister" camp. We live in a co-ed world and our campers learn to have a healthy respect for each other. Social interaction is closely monitored.
Is Modin a competitive camp?
While Modin offers superb instruction to children in top-notch facilities, it is not an overly competitive camp. Rather than merely focus on winning, Modin has always emphasized personal skill-development, individual instruction, and helping children learn about who they are. Whether the child is a beginner athlete or a varsity-level player or somewhere in-between, the goal is to ensure each camper has opportunities for learning new skills and gaining a newfound sense of self-confidence and worth.
Are there intercamp games?
We compete with other camps in activities such as baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming and tennis. Additionally, we run numerous intra-camp leagues, such as tennis ladders and World Cup soccer tournaments. There are no try-outs to get on a Modin team. No one is cut and every child is good enough to represent our community. Our best athletes do not get more opportunities than the rest of their bunkmates. Sure, winning is a good thing and we strive to achieve our best . . . but true success lies in the feeling that we did perform at our best, not by the number of new trophies we add to our display case.
How structured is the camp program?
The Modin program is structured insofar as we do not allow campers to just "hang out." Our program is busy and active. We encourage our campers to set goals for themselves, participate in activities they have never tried before and experience all that Modin offers. Our program is not rigid or forced and no child will be pushed beyond their comfort level; instead we create an environment that gently encourages each child to take part. Our counselors are experienced in helping campers overcome the fears and concerns that create obstacles for them. No one has to be "the best" at anything. They are just expected to try and with the encouragement of fellow campers and caring staff, they thrive.
What programs do you focus on?
Campers come from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of interests. Thus, there is equal weight placed on all program areas: Land sports, water sports, creative & performing arts, and wilderness adventure. We scour the globe in search of professionals who enjoy life through their art, sport, or performance, and who seek to share their passion and expertise with younger minds. Consequently, our artists and our athletes both find equal opportunity at camp.
Modin offers its campers top-notch facilities, both specialized and multi-purpose, in all areas of its program. From a 50 foot climbing tower to four tournament water-ski boats, from its state-of-the-art performing arts center to a high-tech media center, the Modin program is extensive and well rounded.
What is the level of instruction?
With a commitment to finding the best, most qualified people in our specialty areas, we can honestly say that instruction is top-notch. We balance the need for learning and the desire for skill development with a desire to provide a safe and caring environment where our campers can grow and mature.
How's the food and are there options?
The kitchen at Modin offers carefully prepared menus with a variety of selections. From our fresh salad bar to hearty soups and homemade breads, it's no wonder that campers and counselors alike rave about the Modin cuisine. With standard fare such as pasta and pizza to a full salad bar and vegetarian options, even the pickiest eater finds plenty of items to choose from. Healthy snacks are served each afternoon and again before bedtime. Camp Modin observes the laws of Kashrut. We have separate equipment for milchic and fleishic and the separation between meals is three hours. All food products (including snacks and candies) have a hechsher. Our meat is glatt kosher and all meats and cheeses, along with many food items come from our kosher supplier in Brooklyn, NY. Please note that we self supervise our kitchen and do not have a mashgiach on staff.
Does everyone eat together?
During weekdays, we serve our meals by gender and age group, in three sittings, one for our lower and middle unit girls, one for our lower and middle unit boys, and a third that is co-ed for our junior & senior unit campers. To reinforce our feelings of community, on Shabbat we eat our meals together as an entire camp as well as on special occasions, such as during banquets or cookouts.
Is there a dress code?
Modin is not a uniform camp. However, we do require campers to have a limited number of Modin clothing items, which must be worn when out of camp. They include 5 t-shirts, 2 hoodies/sweatshirts and 2 pairs of shorts. These items, along with a number of other camp-related products, can be purchased from the Modin Online Store.
What is the weather like?
Maine summers are warm and inviting, with daytime temperatures peaking at about 85°f/29°c and evening temperatures cooling to a comfortable 60°f/16°c. Maine is usually spared the sometimes oppressive heat and humidity that affects communities south of us in the summer.
Are there lots of bugs?
While insects such as black flies are a problem for those of us here in Maine's early springtime, by the time your child arrives at camp the black flies have gone for the season. Mosquitoes can be a minor nuisance, but nothing that a little bug-spray can't cure.
How warm is the lake?
Salmon Lake, on which Modin is located, is the jewel of the beautiful Belgrade Lakes chain in Central Maine, some 70 miles north of Portland, Maine. More than two miles long, Salmon Lake offers a crystal clear, sand bottom, spring fed lake, with water temperatures averaging about 75°-80°f/24°-26°c. Calm and sheltered, our lake is ideal for swimming and boating without the perils that larger lakes can present; yet, with the other Belgrade Lakes, it affords access to continuous waterways for exploring.
What are the health care facilities like?
Camp Modin employs full-time nurses who live at camp and who take responsibility for dealing with the day-to-day infirmary issues. We have physicians who remain on-call throughout the summer and who come out to the camp on an as-needed basis. In case of emergency, two major hospitals are located within 8 miles of camp.
How quickly do spaces fill up?
Because so many Modin campers return year after year, Modin has only a limited number of openings in any given season; with siblings enrolling and new families being referred to us by current Modin families, available camper spaces at Camp Modin fill up quickly. Only a signed enrollment form and deposit will hold a child's space at camp for the following summer. If your family intends to send a child to Modin next summer, do let us know as soon as your decision is final so that a place in the bunk, if available, can be assigned.
Getting Here
Information on Driving and Flying to Camp

So many people enjoy the scenic drive to Maine—a trip that is much closer than you think. By car, Modin is only an hours drive from Portland—Maine's largest city. The drive time to Modin from Boston is roughly two hours and from New York City it is about five hours. Click on the PDF link to download detailed driving directions to camp. We recommend verifying directions with Google Maps.

Driving Directions (PDF)

Air Service

Modin is roughly an hours drive from Maine's major airport, Portland International Jetport, which offers direct flights from all three New York area airports as well as many other US cities. It is currently served by JetBlue, United, Delta, US Airways and Southwest. Boston's Logan Airport is approximately 2.5 hours from camp and is served by all major carriers. Convenient private, professional cars service is available from Logan Airport. Please contact the Modin office for details and bookings.

Places To Stay
Maine: Vacationland

Travel to the state's thriving cities or charming small towns, and you'll discover that New England hospitality is part of every Maine hotel, country inn, Bed & Breakfast, and resort. The inns and resorts that represent luxury lodging in Maine are simply unparalleled: their charm and amenities make special occasions extraordinary. Each Inn, Resort and B&B caters to your need for comfort in its own unique way. Please click on a link below or visit visitmaine.com to learn more about exciting places to stay.

DIRECTORY

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Belgrade Lakes & Oakland

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Portland

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Dining In Maine
Courtesy of Maine Office of Tourism

Visitors should be warned that a Maine meal, wherever and however you have it, may be habit-forming. Maine chefs are hot—not just popular but drawing heavy—duty national acclaim. The state's food is reknown around the globe. Its farmers markets are booming, with more markets, more farmers per market and a wider range of produce than ever before.

Quaint restaurants dot the coastline and provide fish so fresh, it probably came from the ocean just a few hours earlier. Fine dining restaurants, country inns and resorts serve up elegant culinary delights for the sophisticated palate, while small town restaurants and sporting camps pile your plate high with delicious home-cooked meals.

A change has taken place in the Maine cuisine and the excitement is palpable. At many Maine restaurants and at farms, fairs and festivals where foodies gather around the state, you can feel the buzz. As the national food press explores the territory and sends out enthusiastic reports, more people are coming to Maine mainly to eat. They're finding a culinary landscape that makes the state a delicious destination for people with a range of economic levels and culinary predilections. Whether you prefer to eat out or buy the ingredients and cook them up yourself, Maine has something exciting to offer, something distinctively its own.

Portland, Maine: A Food Network "Most Delicious Destination"

When the Food Network for the first time this year announced its candidates for the U.S. city that is "The Most Delicious Destination," Portland was among its top five picks. Asked in The New York Times Magazine about cities where the culinary scene is hot, New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer described Portland as "obsessed with good food."

When nominees for the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northeast were announced in spring 2010, Maine chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier of Arrows in Ogunquit were on the list… again. Nominated for this most prestigious award six times, this was the year they took home top honors. Mark and Clark now join the ranks of the many other chefs in Maine who have earned James Beard Awards, nominations and other accolades for culinary excellence.

TOP PICKS

Brunswick

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Portland

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Things To Do
Something For Every Interest

Maine continues to be one of the best-kept secrets in the country. From family-friendly excursions to thrill-seeking adventures, there is something for everyone to see and do. Some of the highlights include:

visitmaine.com

The Maine Office of Tourism offers a rich and comprehensive website of all things Maine — from dining and lodging to every possible activity imaginable. The Maine Camp Experience encourages visiting their website: visitmaine.com.

What Modinites Say
Reflections on the Modin Experience
Stacey - New York, NY (Parent)
"Each summer I breathe a sigh of relief knowing that my children are safe and secure and fully engaged in camp and fun. When I look at the photos or read the blogs, I am often brought to tears over how great a summer these kids are given at Modin. My children really do live all year for their summers at Modin. They love the kids in their bunk like brother/sisters, adore their counselors, they love being in Maine and are beyond happy with every detail of the summer. I don't know what the secret is in creating the Modin magic, but I am so grateful that we found Modin and appreciate all that you do to give my children such special summers."
David - St. Louis, MO (camper/staff)
"There is no better place than Modin for you to call home. You will never find closer friends. You will never have more fun. Camp is the biggest playground you could ever imagine, and it is also the biggest classroom. You will never learn more about other people and yourself than you will at Modin. You will never love one place as much as you do Modin."
Lauri - Scarsdale, NY (Parent)
"The real reason I am writing is to remind you of what a special place you have created and what a wonderful job you do. Our kids could not wait to be with their camp friends. These relationships are deep and true and hopefully lifelong. I recently drove our daughter and four of the girls to Long Island. The way they speak to each other is really remarkable, with deep caring and respect--they do not gossip about the girls who are not there and are protective of each other. This is a safe place for her to be herself.

Our son was in the car and when we arrived in Long Island, the boys were there. There was happy cries and deep hugs. He runs in a fast crowd at school and I could see him exhale and his shoulders relax. These boys are the real thing. When do boys get to really hug and talk in high school? Many of these kids go to competitive, fast-paced, affluent schools, where there is so much academic and social pressure. You have created an oasis that provides warmth, safety, and fun. These kids get a break, and find what true friendship can be. They can't wait to spend the full summer at camp. And we can't wait for all the good that comes to them when they are there. Thank you. Your hard work more than pays off."

Lee - Sydney, Australia (staff)
"I have really enjoyed the summer. The facilities, activities and level of experience and knowledge of the teachers are outstanding and I truly did have fun. However what stands out in my mind is what drives the people and the warmth of the camp. I knew I would be part of a camp, but what I did not realize was that I would be joining a family. I truly feel that I have gained sisters, brothers, parents and children. I will go home with beautiful memories and friends for life. I really believe I have gained so much and that I have grown as a person."
Jenny & Ziv - Owing Medows, MD (Parents)
"As a new family, we were not really sure what to expect from Camp Modin. Having returned home from Visiting Day last Sunday we have had an opportunity to begin digesting our experiences. We thought you might be interested in our feedback.

Camp Modin's marketing materials stand out above all other Jewish camps. The presentation is slick, without being off-putting. It is the only camp whose videos contain no testimonials or statements of philosophy. The images, however, speak volumes. It is abundantly clear to the viewer that Camp Modin is about having lots of fun while attaining personal growth in a safe, healthy, caring and supportive Jewish environment with a superb physical plant.

The e-mails that come from Modin are friendly, informative, comprehensive and timely. It is readily apparent from these e-mails that the Modin team is very experienced in all aspects of summer camp administration. Every minute detail seems well-thought-out. Planning and communication are clearly great strengths at Modin.

Without seeming draconian or confrontational, your e-mails firmly remind everyone of the rules of the camp. These rules promote wholesome values that can only enhance the camping experience for everyone. The sometimes apologetic tone in which the rules are presented makes it obvious that not every parent sees the wisdom in them. We, however, think you are spot-on!

Our son was assigned a "big brother" who made contact with us before camp started. Once our son was at camp, we experienced the deluge of photos and videos that chronicle camp life on the Modin website. It is hard not to feel jealous of the smiling kids in the pictures who are clearly having the time of their lives. Now that he is back home, he enjoys reviewing the pictures and telling the stories behind them. What a wonderful scrapbook for his summer!

On Visiting Day, what could have easily degenerated into a chaotic "balagan" went incredibly smoothly. Without exception, every camper, counselor and staff member had a smile on their face and a warm welcome prepared for the visitors. The grounds and cabins were spotless. The food was abundant and delicious, the chairs were plentiful and accessible, even the weather was glorious! Somehow, despite everything that was going on around you, the 3 of you seemed to be everywhere at once, unflappable and always forthcoming with a nice word here or there.

The most telling moment was at the end of our visit, when it was time for him to leave Camp Modin and return home with us. It was quite clear that had loved participating in all of the activities at camp. It was plainly obvious what a close connection he had established with his bunkmates, fellow campers and (most-of-all) his counselors. He was genuinely sad to be leaving such a wonderful experience and has informed us that he will be attending both sessions at Modin next summer.

We are so impressed by every aspect of Camp Modin and are so grateful to the 3 of you for your tireless and expert attention to every detail. Thank you for making our family's debut in sleep-away camping so wonderful."
Warren & Debbie - Boston, MD (Parents)
"When we arrived at Camp Modin we were blown away by the poise and maturity of the staff and we extend our highest praise for the selection of an incredible team who appear to provide to the campers truly excellent role models. The Modin staff is exceptional and we offer our warmest compliments and highest praise to all my sons counselors who we believe each contributed to my son's sense of ease, security and comfort at camp.

Modin has become a 'home away from home' for our son...His emotional growth and development is evident to us in a multitude of ways. His confidence and sense of himself have been nurtured at Modin these past summers and these past weeks as a camper have provided to him wonderful new growth opportunities. He feels very much actualized as himself at camp and greatly cherishes the many different bonds he has been able to forge with his counselors, bunkmates, other campers and specialists...For all of this, we are deeply grateful."
Len - Westport, CT (parent)
"We would like to take this opportunity to express, again, just how successful this summer was for our daughter. As you know, we were concerned with the potential difficulty of transitioning a young teen to a new social group. There were many things that contributed to her total joy at Modin this summer, but the key element is the People. When you introduced Modin to us, I knew there was something ’right’ that we both felt. It was subtle, but it had to do with the feelings that you both conveyed…those of attention to detail, sincere caring and a commitment to giving the kids both the traditional Jewish and camping experiences along with many surprising fun things along the way. Our daughter has returned to us having grown in many ways. She has many new friends and cherishes the relationships she has formed. She is a committed Modinite!"
Beth - Worcester, MA (camper/staff)
"Modin has given me the opportunity to meet my best friends in the whole world. My friends at Modin have become more than friends, even closer than family. They have taught me what real friendship is, but they have also taught me a lot about myself. You guys have given me self-confidence that I have never had before, and helped to make me into a better person."
COMING SUMMER 2017: Our brand-new, custom designed MODIN AQUA PARK