Temple Israel

600 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, New York 12208

518.438.7858

Camp Givah

The 2017 camp givah season takes place from june 26 - august 18, 2017
Please CLICK HERE for 2017 brochure

Camp Givah is located on 250 acres in the scenic Helderberg Mountains, 20 miles from Albany. Featuring a large recreation hall, playground, swimming pool, athletic fields, arts and crafts buidling, Gan (3-5 year olds) building and Kosher kitchen. The camp is set amid rolling hills, woods, streams and a private lake. Camp Givah was founded in 1959 by the late Shraga Arian, a nationally renowned Jewish educator. 


Through music, art, nature, sports, cooking, dance, swimming, boating, electives and overnights, campers and staff will build enduring relationships in a nurturing Jewish enrionment that will last a lifetime!

Join us today by contacting our Camp Director, Dan Scher at [email protected]


Visit the Camp Givah website at  http://campgivah.org/


From New Scotland Avenue:

  1. Take New Scotland Ave. West (away from the city of Albany).  This becomes Route 85 West.
  2. Take 85 West through the town of New Scotland until you reach the Stewarts shop directly in front of you.  Make a right (this is still 85 West).
  3. Follow 85 West for 5 miles.  You will see a “Welcome to Westerlo” sign.
  4. Take the next right after the sign, which is Joslyn School Rd. (Camp Givah sign on left).
  5. Take a left (after 0.7 miles) onto Camp Rd.  Follow into camp and check in at the Main Office.

From Delaware Avenue:

      Follow Delaware Ave West past Five Rivers Environmental Center.  You will come to a Stewarts on the left.  Continue onto Route 85.  Go to #3 listed above.