Our Story

Founded in 1927, Camp Avoda provides a safe and enriching overnight summer camp experience for Jewish boys ages 7-15.  The Camp, founded by leaders of the then Brockton Y.M.H.A. and New Bedford Y.M.H.A., was created to offer Jewish boys a summer alternative to city living and to build future Jewish lay leaders, professional leaders, community leaders, and family leaders—all while maintaining a tuition structure designed to make attendance available to as many Jewish camper families as possible.  Since 1927, the year Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Camp Avoda has operated every summer uninterrupted-never missing a summer of operation and of providing Jewish boys an enriching and fulfilling summer experience.