Since 1902, Surprise Lake Camp has provided a haven for children in the beautiful mountains of Cold Spring, NY. What makes SLC the best is the beauty of the site, the richness of the people and the program, the sense of history and tradition, and the magic we create when the whole thing comes together. We invite you to explore our website to learn all that you can about us. If you would like to speak to someone live, please don’t hesitate to call us. Our staff is ready to answer your questions and provide you with more information about the exciting programs and opportunities that we offer.
Surprise Lake Camp is a coed sleepaway camp located just 60 miles from New York City. SLC stands for more than just great fun. Since 1902, we have helped young people to grow and develop. Our campers come away with better skills for getting along with others, greater independence, enhanced self-esteem, stronger Jewish identities, heightened environmental awareness, and a fuller sense of their creative potential.
Surprise Lake Camp has a sliding fee scale based on family size and income and is proud of its long history of providing scholarships to families in need.