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Camp Wise

Camp Wise provides a friendly, supportive, and cooperative atmosphere that fosters individual growth at each camper’s own pace. Campers are encouraged to learn new skills and master old ones, to make decisions, to take responsibility, to be expressive, to live with others, and to have fun. Complemented by our Jewish environment, campers develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Jewish heritage and traditions while also developing a true sense of community. Camp Wise is committed to making sure that every camper leaves with a greater sense of self-esteem and self-confidence; and with memories that will last for a lifetime.

Rabbi Daniel Utley, Camp Director

Camp Wise has been a second home to children for more than 110 summers and is proud to be the award-winning overnight camp of the Mandel Jewish Community Center. We serve over 600 children each summer with international staff including Israeli Shinshinim and Shlichim (young adult Israeli emissaries) who serve as Israeli culture specialists, activity specialists and counselors.

Favorite camper activities include:

  • Water Sports
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Arts and Culture
  • Sports
  • High Ropes Course
  • Jewish Life

Only 30 miles from Cleveland, parents like knowing we’re close to home, and kids like us because they look up at the stars in the night sky over our 325 acres of forest, they feel like they’re in another world — they’re “Home of Happiness!”