Toronto Programs

Central Region

Youth Council

Youth Council is a council of the movement’s most dedicated participants. Campers who participate in Youth Council have the opportunity to plan and execute events that are meant to be fun, engaging and reminiscent of camp. Youth Council participants plan one program for our annual fall retreat, Mifgash, programs for their peers as well a Shabbat Dinner to name a few. . These programs are planned from conception by the Council, with only the guidance and support of staff in training. The success of these events is truly attributed to the hard work of the Youth Council. 

Youth Council applications are available each year at the beginning of September. Applicants are selected and required to sit on the council for the full year, ending in May. Youth Council members are asked to commit to attending each and every Youth Council meeting and program throughout the course of the year. The council meets every other Tuesday night for dinner, programming, and discussion. 


JOLT is Canadian Young Judaea’s flagship program for teen community outreach. JOLT stands for “Jewish Outreach Leadership Training.” During the year, JOLT partners with various organizations to give teens the chance to bring about positive change within the community. JOLT is available for teens from grades 8 through 10 and runs from September to the end of May.  By joining JOLT you will receive a minimum of 20 hours of community service at the end of the year, you’ll get the opportunity to engage in active, social causes, you’ll get to meet lots of new people and make new friends. In JOLT you not only feel rewarded for your effort, but you will have a ton of fun!

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Hineni is Canadian Young Judaea's newest program for participants in grade 11 who have a passion for Tikkun Olam, and making the world a better place. As a teen philanthropy program participants will learn valuable skills that are needed to become knowledgable donors, discover their personal values of giving, and why it is important in the Jewish Community. Hineni meets bi-weekly, and meetings include workshop programs, guest speakers, as well as hands-on activities, etc. As a member of Hineni you will receive a minimum of 20 community service hours at the end of the year. Join Hineni and spend time with friends, old and new, learn valuable skills, and make a difference in your community and the world. 

Alumim Programs

Alumim Programs are CYJ's premier youth programming! For future and present campers Chaverim is for participants between the grades of 1 to 5, Yedidim Programs are for participants grades 6 and 7. Participants in both age groups can expect some spectacular programming. Making new friends and spending time with friends from camp, as well as enjoying programs that range from social, Jewish, hands-on, and educational, is at the core of Alumim Programs. Past programs include: Hands on Exotics, Trampolining, Limo Scavenger Hunt, and our annual Chocolate Seder!


Manhigim Program

The Manhigim Program is our Staff in Training Program open to any CYJ participants who have graduated from the Biluim Israel program. Want to continue your CYJ career and be prepared to be staff at any of our amazing camps? Become a Manhig and expand your skills on programming, leadership, and relationship building. Get valuable skills that will help you not just in your staffing career, but outside of the camp world.