Our Mission and Values

New Country Day Camp is an Open-Tent community that provides joyful, outdoor summer experiences where all can thrive.

We maintain a proud legacy as a Jewish camp comprised of a multicultural community, representing and celebrating the heartbeat of NYC. We are grounded in Jewish values and traditions as sources of inspiration and connection for the relationships we build with ourselves and each other, and the way in which we show up in the world.
We are guided by four core values:


We foster personal growth by encouraging all community members to make adventurous choices, look with curiosity at the world around them, and take responsibility in our community.


We build meaningful connections and restorative relationships through empathy, perspective sharing, and kindness.


We fortify our community through our commitment to diversity, compassion and teamwork, and we emphasize the importance of respect for ourselves, for other people, and for the world that is our home.


We value experiences over material things, and maintain a lasting and active passion for natural splendor and community, and inspire these actions in the people around us.