Mission: The mission of Surprise Lake Camp is to provide a high quality Jewish experience for children and young adults that is safe and fun and promotes personal growth. Through our summer camp and year round programs, we promote Jewish identity building, environmental stewardship, and the development of values and skills that help people lead fulfilling lives and become assets to their communities. SurpriseLake Camp is committed to providing scholarships for families that cannot afford our full fee.
The Teva Learning Center’s mission is to renew the ecological wisdom inherent in Judaism and to renew the Jewish community through connection with God’s Creation. The Teva Learning Center is the leading Jewish environmental education program in the country. It is the only full-time year-round program dedicated to innovative, experiential Jewish education taught through the lens of the natural world. Teva reaches six thousand participants annually. It works with all denominations, ages, and constituent groups, including Jewish day schools, congregational schools, community centers, synagogues, youth groups, and camps.