The Team Sports Experience

One of the greatest aspects of Avoda is the camaraderie that stems from its team sports. Everyone participates, everyone plays, and everyone pulls together. Whether instruction, competition or simply pickup games, our athletics program is all about the love of the game.

Avoda has both intramural leagues (one of our most popular programs within camp) and intercamp meets, where we play other camps in New England. Team sports include softball, basketball, tennis, swimming, and soccer. There are a number of tournaments for each sport throughout the summer, some at Avoda, and “away games,” held at different camps.

Color War

Talk to an Avoda alumnus in his 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s, and he can probably tell you the names of his Color War teams and even sing some of their songs. This second-month, all-camp competition celebrates the culmination of the summer and captures the true essence of teamwork and Avoda spirit.

The Individual Experience

There is so much that Avoda can offer a Jewish boy. At Avoda you’ll discover talents you didn’t know you had, and improve your skills in the activities you love. You’ll build confidence and character, solve problems, overcome challenges, and be valued for who you are. We know what Avoda will do for you. But what will you do while at Avoda? After all, it takes great campers to make a camp great. Your participation is what will make our program special.


At Avoda we have many ways for campers to explore and express their creativity. We offer arts and crafts, woodworking, photography, cooking, and video production all taught by specialists. As an all-boys sports camp, we pride ourselves on offering a balanced program.


With trained staff and the right equipment, there’s no challenge that a determined camper can’t meet. That includes camping under the stars, navigating the woods in our wilderness elective, tackling our ropes and adventure course, and climbing our 50-foot-high rock wall.


Operating in accordance with American Red Cross standards, our waterfront program on Lake Tispaquin provides instruction and recreation in swimming, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, kneeboarding, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, tubing, and fishing.

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