A Brief HistoryCamp Ma-Na-Vu has been providing excellent camping for the Orthodox Jewish boy for over thirty-five years. Ma-Na-Vu has set the pace and changed the field of Jewish camping by providing and setting a shining example of what camping should be. Its rich history has left an indelible mark on nearly a generations of campers and staff who look back with fondest memories of the "greatest summer of our lives".
Superb StaffMa-Na-vu, as a private camp, is famous for its highly professional staff of Rebbeim; mature, experienced counselors; trained medical staff, including a doctor on campus at all times; an administration of outstanding mechanchim and educators dedicated to the concept of providing the necessary individual care for each and every camper. Small bunk sizes, seven to ten campers per bunk, ensure that every camper is properly supervised and cared for at all times. This is all done with one goal in mind - to give our campers the most wholesome summer of fun a camper can have.
Situated 2200 feet above sea level, high atop Cooley Mountain in Parksville, NY, Ma-Na-Vu can boast of the pure, fresh, cool mountain air for the most comfortable climate the Catskill region can provide. Overlooking the Neversink Reservoir, Ma-Na-Vu's breathtaking view is truly legendary.
Ma-Na-Vu is under the directorship of Rabbi Shlomo Klein, whose reputation in the field of Chinuch is well known. His experience in dealing with children spans over forty years. Currently the Menahel of Yeshiva Chaim Berlin elementary school, and the director and owner of Ma-Na-Vu since its inception, Rabbi Klein's total involvement in Ma-Na-Vu's programs ensures a personal knowledge of each and every camper.
Ma-Na-Vu is proud of its phenomenal up-to-date facilities providing a camping experience second to none.
Acres and acres of beautifully manicured lawns, wooded hiking trails
Gorgeous decorated dining room featuring the finest cuisine headed by a professional caterer and baker. Glatt Kosher and Cholov Yisroel only.
Large, spacious, air-conditioned shul, fully carpeted and beautifully designed
Olympic size outdoor heated pool with slide, with lights for night swimming
Boating on private lake with paddle boats, canoes, kayaks and rowboats
Professional hardwood floor indoor gymnasium and beautiful stage for major dramatic productions
State of the art, spectacular indoor gym with an NBA-sized basketball court
Four Baseball Diamonds, 2 fully lit for real night baseball, complete with cut out base paths, pitchers mounds, foul post, lines and electronic scoreboard
Four fully lit basketball courts with professional fiberglass backboards, three with bleachers; plus a fully lit junior basketball/hockey court for kids
Three full size hockey courts, fully lit completely encircled with professional boards and smooth surfaces
Three volleyball courts; two of them with cut out beach sand surfaces, fully lit, of course
Two all weather fully lit tennis courts featuring an electronic ball server
Two full size soccer fields
Full size football field, fully lit
Exciting huge go cart track, 800 feet of driving area (one of the largest of any camp), with professional go-carts and motor scooters.
The fastest and best summer sled hill
Exhilarating Euro Bungee trampolines
Outdoor laser tag course complete with trees and other obstacles
Beautiful three hole pro golf course, with a challenging straight away and greens
Fully stocked canteen
Air-conditioned Masmidim Beis Medrash
Up-to-date Medical Building
A three day event featuring athletic competition
at the highest level, emphasizing Midos,
sportsmanship and Achdus
Ma-Na Vu had featured world renown performers,
including Mordechai Ben David, Avrohom Fried,
Yaakov Shwekey, Yisroel Williger, and many more...
| Melaveh Malka
A Motzai Shabbos event with outstanding music,
fabulous food and unbelievable camp Ruach
| Night Activities
Magicians, Illusionists, Harlem Wizards, Ventriloquist, Bicycle stunt show - just some
of the many professional entertainers
that perform every summer at camp
Ma-Na-Vu takes their campers to major amusement parks - Hershey Park, Dorney Park, Great Escape - Overnight two-day trips to Niagara Falls, Montreal,
Lake George, Lake Placid and much more...
| Color War
The three most memorable days of every summer - Athletics, Dramatics, Marches, songs,
Grand Bechina, Cats & Dogs, Track & Field and that phenomenal ruach that brings all our campers and counselors together as one
Professional exciting inflatable rides brought to camp for a day of extraordinary fun