Becca Hurowitz, Pittsburgh, PA
My two daughters started going to EKC when they were each just 7 years old, and it is literally their favorite thing in the world. They count down all year until the day they get on the bus to see their friends and counselors, and talk about it so much during the year that every friend, relative, and teacher knows exactly what EKC is. I am constantly amazed by the impact of camp on their life – each one of them comes back more mature, independent, and confident. It’s also incredible to see how all the kids at camp take care of each other – kids who barely say hi in Pittsburgh are like family at camp. My girls have a million big sisters there because the environment they create is so nurturing and supportive.
- Becca Hurowitz, Pittsburgh, PA
Lori & Jeff Drasnin, Cincinnati
We love how EKC teaches Jewish values, fosters independence and gives our children a sense of pride in their religion.
- Lori & Jeff Drasnin, Cincinnati
Greer Whalen, Pittsburgh
My kids call EKC their happy place. The programming is amazing; my kids love the ability to compete with and against their friends in sports leagues all session long. My kids also look forward to color war. EKC’s creativity in the typical camp activities makes its programming unique. Most of the counselors are lifer campers; this is what makes EKC feel like family.
- Greer Whalen, Pittsburgh
This will be my eighth summer at EKC and the friendships I’ve made with campers and counselors, both in Pittsburgh and out-of-town, are friendships that will last a lifetime. The memories I’ve made with them at this camp will be with me forever.
- EKC Camper
Beth Morgenstern, Rockville, MD
EKC is our girls’ “happy place” and home away from home for 3 weeks every summer. Sam, Rachael and the entire staff naturally create a welcome and inclusive environment, and the counselors in general seem genuinely invested in all the campers. Our girls are already counting down the days until camp begins next year! We are proud to be part of the EKC family.
- Beth Morgenstern, Rockville, MD
Robyn Friedberg, Fox Chapel, PA
The positive impact EKC has had on my two sons: Not only do they have a ton of fun and cannot wait to go back year after year, but they have become more confident, independent and happier kids. They make friends from different states, try new adventures and they learn how to get out of their comfort zone by being away.
These are all good life skills that will be with them for the rest of their lives!
- Robyn Friedberg, Fox Chapel, PA
What other parents say about EKC:
My kids go away to camp excited and while they are there, we have full confidence that their day is structured and that they are in a safe place.
It was my son’s first time away. It was an extremely positive experience for him.
Last summer, my daughter’s cabin group was invited to make challah in the camp rabbi’s house, and now we make challah in our home. That’s something we never did before as a family and it reminds my kids of camp.
My children have become more independent and have really developed true friends at camp. There’s nothing like your camp friends.
EKC has changed my daughter in every way…camp has socialized her and provided a personal connection to Judaism that she would not have received anywhere else.
The level of communication between the EKC staff and parents is exemplary. The staff is not only extremely professional but very caring. Their number one priority is the kids and it really shows. I can’t say enough good things about EKC!
Time away from us has taught our son and daughter to be there for each other and to look out for each other. Their relationship at home has been enriched because of camp.
My daughter said she had the perfect summer. Camp was fantastic!