Welcome Letter From The Executive Director

As we prepare to enter our 83rd summer, I look with pride at the tradition and history of Camp Laurelwood as a center of identity formation for the Jewish community of Connecticut and the Northeast. We have welcomed tens of thousands of campers into our community, we have served generations of families, built lifelong friendships, and been a center for Jewish ideas, principles, practices, and values. Most importantly, Camp is a place where people have the time of their lives and where we work every day to create transformational experience for our campers, their families, and the greater community.


Camp Laurelwood is a place of fun and excitement where every camper is important. We meet each family at their point of availability and build a community that is guided by our core values; peoplehood, welcoming, kindness, health, and community. Camp is also a place of excellence. We pride ourselves on our excellent specialty areas including arts, aquatics, high and low ropes, drama, music, martial arts, nature, and sports. We are accredited by the American Camping Association, which is the national gold standard for excellence in camping. Camp Laurelwood is a diverse and inclusive community. We work year round to hire exceptional staff members from within our Camp community and around the world. Campers and staff of different races, cultures, practices, abilities, sexual orientations, family structures, and gender identities come to Camp Laurelwood year after year because they know they’re more than accepted. They’re celebrated!

My door is always open to you. Whatever your connection to Camp, we are here to support you and to journey with you.


Happy Camping,

Rabbi James Greene

Executive Director

james@camplaurelwood.org