December 9, 2020

Dear Camp Tikva Families,

I hope this message finds you all warm and healthy!

The first summer of Camp Tikva in 2019 was a dream come true for me.  Spending each day with your children was so much fun!  Watching them learn, grow, try new things and make new friends was very special.  The field trips, colour war and canoe trip were highlights in a summer of firsts.

After a lot of research and discussion, I decided it was best not to operate last summer.  This was certainly not planned when I opened Camp Tikva but like all of you, I looked forward to better days.

I write today to share news about Camp Tikva’s future.  I have accepted a new position as the Director of JCC Camping. This includes The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp at the Schwartz-Reisman Centre in Vaughan and the new Prosserman JCC in Toronto as well as J Academy Camp and now, Camp Tikva, in a new format. We are planning an overnight experience for Camp Tikva families, which will be under the JCC banner, and will have more information to share in the new year.

I am thrilled that everything I hoped to offer at Camp Tikva can be offered through the JCCs at the Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp. The brand new, state of the art campus, offers incredible amenities like salt-water pools, a splash pad, indoor and outdoor sports facilities and on-site security. I hope you will join me.

We are gladly offering Camp Tikva pricing to all families who join us at Centre Camp this summer. Stay tuned for more details!

Creating community at camp creates the community for our future. Camp is a place for children to be carefree, learn, laugh and grow. Having those experiences with their friends, old and new, will provide our children memories they will treasure forever. My intention in Jewish camping has been, and remains, to provide opportunities for children to celebrate and explore their Judaism and develop a love for Israel. Centre Camp will continue to provide the spirit of Jewish camp and Jewish community – I can’t wait to get started!

I want to thank you most sincerely for believing in Camp Tikva and believing in me. Summer 2019 will always hold a special place in my heart.

I look forward to being in touch in the new year with all of the exciting details. Bring on Summer 2021!

With appreciation,


November 9, 2020

Dear Camp Tikva Families,

I hope this message finds each of you doing well and your children happy and healthy at school.

We are looking forward to running an exciting, fun and safe camp program this summer! 

Please check back here in the coming weeks for the dates and rates and all of the details for Summer 2021.

Wishing you all the best,


June 12, 2020


Dear Parents,


On the first day of school, back in September, I posted the countdown of 301 days until camp. Today, that countdown would have been 17 days! How things have changed.


It is with a very heavy heart that I announce we will not be running Camp Tikva this summer.


For the past 3 months we have been waiting, hoping, listening and praying for things to change and for good news. I know on the surface it seems hopeful as Ontario moves into phase two, and numbers are heading in the right direction. We were hoping to run a modified on-site program as well as a backyard camp, but there are too many restrictions, regulations and challenges that cannot be overcome. If I cannot provide an appropriate environment for the health and safety of our campers, staff and their families, then I cannot run camp this summer.


In so many ways, this was an incredibly difficult decision. However, putting the health and safety of our camp families first, made it easier.


I want to thank each of you for believing in Camp Tikva, trusting us with your amazing children and being a part of our camp family. I wish you a summer of good old-fashioned family fun! If you need any resources or ideas, I am always here for you.


Only 385 days until camp!


Shabbat shalom,



Dear Parents,

I hope you are all keeping well. I know for many parents who have been homeschooling for the past 2 months, the responsibility of entertaining your children and giving them a great summer can be daunting. During this unprecedented time, we are continuing to follow the advice of Public Health.  As of now, we are not sure if we will be permitted to run our day camp, and if so, what restrictions will be in place. In any event, Camp Tikva will only run if, when and how it is safe to do so.

Please continue to visit our page for updates. We are hoping to offer your children lots of fun this summer, even under these circumstances!

As always, feel free to be in touch with any questions.

All the best,