Every morning, each camper and staff member comes together
Around The Toren to raise the flag's and declare, Every Day is a Special Day at CYJ!

Around The Toren is our quarterly community E-Newsletter, filled with timely updates, events and articles to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of Camp Young Judaea Midwest. To view the newsletter on our website, click here.

What's New @ CYJ?
1.. Clean and Green - This year, CYJ has a dedicated environmental enthusiast on our staff who will lead the way in:
  • Farm to table gardening
  • Composting 
  • Recycled art
And more to put our values in action and take better care of our planet!

2.. Unconventional Premier Sports League - A few nights after dinner each session campers will participate in some unique competitions including FootGolf, speed cycle, cup stacking, capture the flag and more.

3.. Intersession - July 13-17th - A little bit more chill and a lot of fun! Optional for those who stay from one session to the next. $200 per camper. Click here for more information.
NEW! Parent Camper Manual
We our excited to have a new and improved Parent Camper Manual on our website. Inside, you'll find a packing list, travel information, communication guidelines and so much more. Please read through all the information carefully as many of your questions will be answered.

Login to your CampInTouch account and complete your forms today. Most forms are due May 5, 2023. Late forms will incur a $50 late fee per camper.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 224-235-4665, or send us an email at info@cyjmid.org.
Upcoming Events
Camp Young Judaea Midwest
50'ish Anniversary Celebration
Weekend of April 22-23, 2023
Where: Skokie, IL

What are my options?
April 22: Shabbat afternoon in the park
Evening Cocktails
April 23: A HUGE 50'ish Celebration at Shallots Bistro in Skokie. IL
11:30am - 2:30pm

$54 per person (ages 18-29)
$118 per person (ages 30+)
Do you have a current 11th grader?
Social Media and Website Features
Cluck or Buck: You'll have a chance to name our 4 chickens for summer 2023. It's single elimination! Let's go! Daily. Coming this April!

Tzevet Social Media Takeovers: Get to know some of our staff before camp begins via the Instagram story. Weekly. Coming this April!

The Great Afikomen Quest: Find one of 4 afikomens on our website during Pasover and win an in-camp prize. Current families only!

Tzevet Celebrity Look Alike Contest: It's back for it's 4th year. Daily. Coming this May!
Good & Welfare
B Mitzvah

Yonatan Ser (Oct 1)
Avital Ohana (Dec 1)
Talia Jaffe (Dec 3)
Alia Arnold (Dec 10)
Liam Rosenberg (Dec 17)
Max Bakkum (Dec 17)
Yoav Shemesh (Dec 30)
Noga Shemesh (Dec 30)
Gabriel Abrami (Jan 16)
Ilan Elliott (Jan 16)
Ari Lipsett (Jan 21)
Timron Walny (Jan 28)
Hannah Sumner (Jan 28)
Nathan Oler (Feb 4)
Ruby Burger (Feb 18)
Emerson Blum (Feb 25)
CYJ's Camp Store
We offer a year-round camp store, full of new and retro camp looks. Buy yourself one of apparel items today or gift it to your CYJ campers!
Heavy Blend ™ Hooded Sweatshirt
Stainless Steel Tumbler
Women's Flowy Racerback Tank
Core Fleece Jogger
PosiCharge ® Tri Blend Wicking Long Sleeve Hoodie
Ladies 7/8 Legging
Young Judaea Global
Registration is live! Join us for Midwest Convention 2023 from March 2-5 in Chicago for a long weekend retreat including a Shabbat experience, just like camp! The weekend will include time for friends, opportunities to meet new people, and programs led by the Midwest Mazkirut (teen board) to strengthen your Jewish identity and connection to Israel. There will also be Asepha, where you will get to vote on your next Midwest Mazkirut.
Donating the spare change from your credit or debit card purchases allows us to make a difference and create meaningful experiences for our campers. Click the banner below to find out more!