Serving The Modern Orthodox Jewish Community Since 1974

About Camp Seneca Lake

About Camp Seneca Lake

Our Mission For Seneca

Since we began in 1974 our goal has been to provide an amazing summer camp experience for children of all ages.

We provide a safe environment in a Torah-true community where campers experience new activities, build self-esteem, develop lasting friendships, and collect a lifetime of memories all while reinforcing our common Jewish values and love of Israel.

We are committed to ensuring that each camper has an awesome summer and counts the days until their next summer at Camp Seneca Lake.

Our History
About Seneca

Founded in 1974 by Irv Bader and Jerry Kaufman z”tl, Camp Seneca Lake has provided the experience of a lifetime for campers of all ages. Our unparalleled state of the art facilities and incredible trips offers fun and excitement for each camper. More than 80% of our campers have parents or relatives who were Seneca campers in the past. Camp Seneca Lake has a history of introducing something new each and every year, keeping us as the #1 camp in the modern orthodox Jewish world. The Seneca Family is proud of our reputation providing amazing summers to our campers and their families. Our success over the past 50+ years had enabled us to continuously provide our campers with a safe, happy, memorable Jewish experience.

We are excited to officially share the news that the Zuckerman Family has purchased Camp Seneca Lake and Ross is now Director. The dream for this began when Ross set foot in Camp back in 1988.

Last summer finished as Camp Seneca Lake’s best yet due in large part to our hardworking and dedicated staff. They deserve significant praise and gratitude for all their efforts. We had a record number of campers enrolled, won many Wayne County Championships, won the prestigious Timberlake Basketball Tournament, and once again swept the girls dance competitions in all age groups. The additions of the ATV’s and the beautiful pickleball courts were a huge hit. This year, post-Covid, we started bringing back our overnight trips, and our campers loved them!

Under the guidance of our rabbinic team, the kids davened with a minyan three times a day and our Z’merot and ruach, both during the week and on Shabbos, were truly inspiring. Our enhanced social media efforts and weekly videos showed the kids in action enjoying their activities, the great food – and all that Seneca has to offer. Most importantly, the kids had a great time and created life long friendships. The camp had tremendous spirit, achdut and positive energy throughout the summer.

Looking ahead, we have a lot of exciting things planned, including more bunk upgrades and with the recent acquisition of an adjacent 20 acres of open land, we now have amazing opportunities to enhance and grow our facilities even more.