Each Summer, Teva engages campers at Surprise Lake Camp and Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds with farm-focused, energy-related, team-based experiential learning activities in the outdoors allowing each camper an opportunity to discover his or her own faith and environment in a new and inspiring way.
1,500 campers from six different Jewish Community Center Camps that use the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds of Long Island participate each summer in Teva’s programs. At the Rose Nature and Ecology Center, Teva educators lead campers in experiencing the wonders of the natural world through hands-on exhibits and outdoor hikes. At the Teva Farm, campers explore many innovative gardening areas including a Yitziat Mitzrayim Tunnel, Pepper Alley, Cabbage Patch, Barackli Obama Bed, and, Corny Gathering Space. Campers also help with farm activities such as seeding, weeding and harvesting. In addition to our summer program we have also used Teva’s nature center and garden at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds as a center of learning throughout the year.