Why Camp Barney Medintz

The activities are endless and the counselors are stellar. Adventure abounds and Jewish identity is solidified. For a real peek into the magic that is Camp Barney Medintz, we’ve shared with you these words from parents and campers alike.

CBM gave me role models other than my parents, as well as the ability to be a leader within my cabin and as a counselor. It made me adventurous, curious, confident, independent, and was a huge source of my joy in life.
– Jacob M., long-time Camp Barney camper and staff member

Camp Barney is meaningful because it teaches lessons that can’t be taught anywhere else in the world – community, friendship, love, and happiness. I can honestly say that I feel happiest when I am at camp, and that it has shown me how to be a better person in every way possible.
– Jayme D., long-time Camp Barney camper and staff member

I remain truly in awe of all that you do to constantly improve every year, knowing every face, building an amazing Jewish community, fostering a positive Jewish identity, and instilling confidence in us, the parents, that our kids are taken care of so well.
– Erin and Lance C., Camp Barney parents

Your staff allowed our daughter to be independent and confident with things she ordinarily would be apprehensive to try. They taught her life lessons that she will take with her forever. Thank you all for keeping her safe and happy and giving her experiences she will get nowhere else.
– Ami and David E., Camp Barney parents

Our Mission

To provide a nurturing summer home where campers find or enhance their personal connection to Judaism while developing independence, practicing acceptance and inclusion for others, and building their own Jewish community of peers and mentors that will last a lifetime.

Our Vision

To cultivate the next generation of young Jewish people who will make a positive impact in the world.

Our Values

Camp Barney is a space for everyone to feel welcome. At camp, we develop meaningful connections, embrace differences, take care of each other, and show support and appreciation for our camp community.

Camp Barney is a place to feel safe, physically and emotionally. We challenge ourselves to become independent and confident while discovering the best version of ourselves.

We are most open to learning and growing when we are having fun. Camp Barney is a place to play together and experience true joy.

Making a Positive Difference
We share an obligation to take care of the community around us – its environment and its people – with the goal of making a positive impact. We aim to think of others and make our interactions positive, knowing we are always trying to improve.

Jewish Identity
Camp Barney makes Judaism approachable so that everyone in our community can connect to traditions and
culture in a way that is both meaningful and comfortable. We expose our community to the array of Jewish experiences among us and around the world.

Camp Barney’s community prioritizes treating people, animals, and the environment with kindness, compassion, and empathy. We emphasize making good choices, even when no one is watching.