Camp Wise offers a diverse set of activities for our campers to enjoy. From paddle boarding on our lake, to learning guitar, mastering archery, or creating pottery, campers are able to do the activities they know they love while also trying new things they never imagined themselves doing!

In the morning, campers participate in their activities as cabin groups, making their way through each of our program areas. In the afternoon, campers are able to choose chugim (electives) where they can concentrate on building skills over the course of a week.

Camp Wise recruits specialists from across the globe to offer instruction in sports, outdoor adventure, horseback riding, media production, and more. These specialists come to camp early for additional training and certifications.

The art shack and pottery barn are always busy! Lanyard, friendship bracelets, tie-dye, necklace-making, and ceramics are just the start.

Instruction in:

  • Jewelry-making
  • Pottery
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Nature crafts
  • Tie dye

. . . and more!

With stables, a riding arena, and miles of wooded trails it’s no wonder horseback riding is a favorite activity here at Camp Wise.

Our American Association for Horsemanship Safety certified instructors teach campers the basics, and work on riding and horsemanship skills.

Activities include:

  • Trail rides
  • Grooming
  • Feeding
  • Arena rides, and more!

From a Camp Wise radio station to a podcasting activity, our media program has always responded to campers’ interests. Recently, we’ve developed new activities to exercise our campers’ creative abilities.

Activities include:

  • Video
  • Podcasting
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Production

Campers can learn to play guitar, or choose to be in the camp play. They can be on stage, make sets, help choreograph, or design costumes, or all 4!

Activities include:

  • Drama (camp play)
  • Set design
  • Dance
  • Guitar

. . . and a lot more!

Our ropes course is the perfect backdrop for campers to choose their own challenge and gain independence and confidence. Our Team Challenge Course (Low Ropes) lets cabins work together to practice the critical skills of group processing and problem solving. It’s a ton of fun!

Courses include:

  • Zip-line
  • Climbing tower
  • Vertical playground
  • Lily pads
  • Giant swing
  • Multi-section high challenge course
  • Even more fun!

You don’t have to be an all-star to enjoy sports at Camp Wise! Whether a camper is just trying out a sport for the first time or has played on a competitive team for years, our sports specialists differentiate instruction to meet individual needs.

Our sports offerings include:

  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Archery
  • Kickball & gaga
  • Yoga & fitness
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Mountain biking
  • Pickleball


All campers have the opportunity to swim each day. Campers in Rishon, Chalutzim, and Ohalim  (grades 2-7) participate in our Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program to gain valuable skills and improve their abilities throughout the course of the session.

Our heated pool features:

  • Two tunnel-style waterslides
  • Zero-depth entry


Camp Wise is situated on a private lake which allows camp staff to teach campers new skills in a safe, natural setting.

Activities include:

  • Jet-ski & water ski
  • Water tube
  • Wakeboard
  • Canoe & kayak
  • Water trampoline
  • Inflatable “Saturn”
  • SUP (stand up paddle)  boarding
  • Even more fun!

TEVA (nature)

With 325 acres of rolling hills, forest, creeks, and streams there is a lot to explore at camp! Our nature activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Camp crafts
  • Fire-building and safety skills
  • Tent camping overnights
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Shelter building
  • Gardening
  • Exploring our trails via mountain bike and more!


Our new STEM program allows campers to learn the basics of engineering and design through creative activities.