A typical Morry’s Camp day is divided into activity periods, electives and a structured evening program, allowing students to experience a wide range of activities. The programs are designed to provide campers with a supportive space to connect with their peers and undertake personal development through challenges and safe risk-taking. Group initiatives strengthen skills in leadership, mentoring, problem solving and communication. Activities are tailored to the age of the children.
Our Morry’s Camp program strongly values education and learning. Highlights of our educational curriculum include: Frosh Focus, Summer Olympics, High School 101, LEAD and the Social Justice Program.
Campers mix, dice and sauté to create delicious and nutritious meals while learning the basics of nutrition, good health and culinary skills. The program helps the children and teens make wise decisions about food and wellness, and promotes independent living skills.
Campers write, produce and engineer music for their own CDs. They learn about the fundamentals of music including rhythm, melody, dynamics and harmony through creative musical exercises and improvisation. During the summer, Morry’s Camp and Echo Lake campers combine their talents to produce a very special album called “Dedicated to a Dream”.
Students learn cutting edge photo and video editing skills. The amazing natural setting of Morry's Camp is the perfect backdrop for producing some great digital media.
Carol’s Circle, named after Carol Kestenbaum, plays a critical role in providing the safety, mentoring and encouragement that girls need to address and overcome traditional gender stereotypes and expectations. In small group activities, girls have an opportunity to share their experiences through discussion, projects and games that explore issues of self-worth, including stress management, peer pressure, body image and the impact of negative messages on girls and young women.
An educational forum where campers identify and analyze disparities and discrimination in the world around them. Teens meet to discuss and explore inequalities and systems of oppression through group discussion, storytelling, historical analysis, films, workshops and creative writing. Their own power to be agents of positive social change is also examined and critiqued.Read our Students’ Social Justice work
It is an honor and privilege to attend Project Morry, because not everyone can go. You have to earn the chance to attend each year. At Project Morry, you learn from the people around you.
CT – Post Grad Participant
Morry’s dream is inspiring. Every time I hear it, I feel like I carry his legacy and so do my little brothers. Morry wasn’t just a man, he was the start of something big, bigger than the camp, bigger than the lake.
NY, NY – Post Grad participant
The perfect age is “9” because you get more responsibility and you still get treated like a kid.
CT – Undergrad participant
At Morry’s Camp I saw lots of trees and animals that I had never seen before, like deer, gliding squirrels and chipmunks. It was quiet. Morry’s Camp means having fun and meeting different people.
Bronx, NY – Undergrad participant