Mission & Vision


CGI in the Poconos’ mission is to provide Jewish children and teens with a challenging and enthralling overnight camping experience in a beautiful woodland setting.  We provide an exciting curriculum that allows campers to learn informally about, and to fully experience, Jewish life.  We believe that the relaxed atmosphere of camp is the optimal setting in which children and teens can internalize the values they need to transition successfully into adulthood. We minimize social pressures by offering single-gender sessions, and present a truly immersive experience infused with Jewish concepts and values.

Our fun-filled and nurturing environment allows campers to develop new skills and build meaningful friendships.  At CGI in the Poconos participants naturally develop a profound connection to their spiritual heritage, building a strong Jewish identity that provides a sense of belonging and a source of inspiration for their journey through life.


CGI in the Poconos’ vision is to become a model of best practices in professional camping as well as Torah-based informal education.  We plan to develop training manuals and curricula to share to benefit the broader network of Jewish camps serving the children and teens.

Our vision is to ensure that the Jewish teens of today develop into committed adults who have a warehouse full of knowledge and inspiration to share with their family and friends.  By planting these vital seeds in the youth of today, we can ensure that the Jewish communities of tomorrow will reap the wonderful fruits of commitment and continuity.