Summer Camps

The sun is shining, birds are singing and fresh air is all around you.  Generations of Jewish Montrealers recall fondly their summers spent in numerous camps in the Laurentians north of the city: Camp Wooden Acres, Sunshine Camps, the Jewish Laurentian Fresh Air Camp, Camp B’nai Brith so on.  The gallery below presents you with a glimpse in the world of Camp Wooden Acres.  Located near St. Adolphe d’Howard, Camp Wooden Acres was operated by Allied Jewish Community Services, today’s Federation CJA, and later by the YM-YWHA.  The camp offered programmes for a large range of ages and a huge list of activities such as basketball, tennis, field hockey, music and singing, dancing , story-telling, classes in Jewish identity, French-language and leadership as well as wilderness and nature training.