Future Families

Tranquillity Camp has been a summer home for children ages 7 to 15 since 1919.

For over 100 summers, thousands of children have been afforded a healthy and enriched sleepaway experience at Tranquillity Camp. The majority of our children come from the tri-state area and as far away as Florida and California. 

Situated on 1,200 acres in upstate New York, our modern facilities, home-grown staff, and nurturing program allow children to participate in athletics, drama, nature, art, outdoor adventures, as they develop lifelong friendships in a safe and rewarding environment.

Dates+ Rates


Full Summer (7 Weeks) 

Sunday, June 30-Tuesday, August 20


Session 1 (4 Weeks) 

Sunday, June 30-Tuesday, July 30


Session 2 (3 Weeks) 

Wednesday, July 31-Tuesday, August 20

Visiting Day: Sunday, August 4


Our extensive program gives children the opportunity to try new things and enjoy friendly competition in various sports. 

We encourage basic skill development and sportsmanship while having fun on the fields, courts and facilities at Tranquillity. After dinner, prior to our evening scheduled event, campers enjoy Free-Play and can choose a favorite activity or spend time with friends or siblings in supervised areas. 

Each Saturday night we put on a full-length production in our state-of-the-art theater. Shows include: Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Grease, High School Musical, Little Mermaid among many others. Campers can participate on stage or take part in the backstage crew, lighting crew, sound crew or art crew to preparing sets and backdrops for our weekly performances.

Flag Football
Street Hockey

Other Sports/Leisure
Capture the Flag
Climbing Wall
Low-Ropes Course
Miniature Golf
Nature House
Ping Pong

Water Activities
Deep Pool
Lake Pearl
Row Boats
Shallow Pool
Water Games
Water Polo

Arts & Crafts
Edible Art
Jewelry Making

In the Theater
Talent Shows
TY Band
Weekly Shows

Special Events
Intra-Camp Tournaments
Sundays on the Field
Theme Days
Treasure Hunt
TY Race
Visiting Day
Water Carnival
…and more!

Evening Activities
All-Camp Game Shows
Club Night
Movie Night
Counselor Hunt
Bungalow Party
Dutch Auction
Twilight Games
Ice Cream Party
Friday Shabbat Service
Saturday Camper Show
…and more!


Tranquillity Camp is situated on 1,200 acres in the Catskill foothills. Our camp facilities include:

6 Modern Housing Areas

Beautiful Dining Room

Large Indoor Sports Center

Air-Conditioned Infirmary

Modern Indoor & Outdoor Theater

Laundry Facilities

Arts & Crafts House

2 Swimming Pools

Street Hockey Rink

Lake for Boating and Fishing

Low-Ropes Challenge Course

Traverse Climbing Wall

2 Soccer Fields

Beach Volleyball Court

Softball Field

Handball Court

2 Outdoor GaGa Pits

Mini Golf

Tennis Courts

Archery Range

Nature House

Hiking Trails

Overnight Campsite

Campwide BBQ

3 Lit Outdoor Basketball Courts

Indoor Basketball Court


A typical schedule of our action-packed, fun-filled day at camp looks like:

All-up & All-out

Flag Raising


Clean-Up & Get Ready

First Activity

Second Activity


Rest Hour

Third Activity

Camp-Wide Swim

Shower Hour and Dress for Dinner

Flag Lowering


Mail Distribution & Free Play

Evening Activity

9:00 -10:00

Meet the


Richard Lerner

Executive Director

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Richard spent his formative years at Tranquillity Camp as a camper, CIT, Counselor and Head Counselor.

Sherrie Lerner


Sherrie possesses a natural talent for connecting with people, a quality that shines in her passion for Tranquillity Camp. With a diverse

Ira Altman

Assistant Director

Meet Ira Altman, part of the heart and soul behind Tranquillity Camp! With a lifelong connection to the camp, Ira’s journey began


Camp is divided into 2 sessions: 4 weeks and 3 weeks for a total of 7 weeks. Children can attend  7, 4 or 3 weeks. We function as a 7 week camp, so the schedule is not redundant for those who stay for the full summer (1 Carnival, 1 Banquet, 1 Visiting Day, 1 Olympics, etc).

Yes. Groups travel together to activities, which are scheduled by our head-counselors and tailored toward specific age groups. There are 3 activity periods per day as well as a general swim for the entire camp. After dinner we have free play that allows a child to choose any activity he/she wants.

The children live in a variety of houses (depending on their age). All houses have large porches, screened windows, electricity and have their own bathrooms with sinks, stall toilets, stall showers with hot and cold running water. Counselors live in separate rooms (without doors) attached to the campers rooms.

We have a 2 pools. A deep pool and a shallow pool for non-swimmers and swim instruction. Weather permitting, we swim at least once per day. We have American Red Cross certified lifeguards and Water Safety Swim Instructors. We also have a lake just for fishing and boating.

Brothers, sisters and friends have numerous opportunities to see each other. 3 times daily we gather prior to meals as an entire camp. During free play, children can be with whomever they choose. We have many camp-wide activities: dances, Carnival, Olympics, Thursday and Sunday BBQ/picnics, etc.)

We do not take trips out of camp. We have over 1000 acres of land and plenty of activities to keep the children occupied in a safe and happy controlled environment.

Private tours of camp can be scheduled at your convenience throughout the year. We have several “Open Houses” in the New York area as well as Florida during the year to meet interested campers and parents. We also conduct private interviews in your home.

An average group has 10 children the same age. Each group has 3 or 4 staff members.

The majority of our staff is home grown. Our counselors are former campers who have graduated through our CIT (Counselor-in-Training) program. We are able to choose and groom those who we feel will best take care of your children. All staff participate in several pre-season orientations as well as a 5 day pre-camp orientation.

Yes. As long as they are the same age (we don’t differentiate between someone born before or after the summer)

Groups are balanced to include both new and returning campers to avoid any disadvantage to newly arriving campers.

We have an air-conditioned infirmary overseen by our Health Director who is a registered nurse. A local pediatrician’s office as well as an urgent-care facility are located 6 miles from camp. Albany Medical Center is 22 miles away. If your child needs to be seen by one of the above or needs to spend the night in the infirmary, you will be contacted.

Not only is the food at Tranquillity nutritious and plentiful, but children actually love our food! Meals are prepared from scratch by our kitchen staff, led by our culinary trained Chef in our modern state-of-the-art kitchen. Campers sit with their group and counselors in our beautiful dining room. Food is served family style and is unlimited. There are always baskets of bread (white & wheat) on the table and pitchers of ice water. Lunch and dinner are always full course meals: juice or soup, a protein, rice, pasta or potato, vegetable, as well as salad. Fruit juice for meat meals, milk (2%) and chocolate milk for dairy meals. We only use kosher meat. There is always peanut butter & jelly on the tables, but we are careful not to cook with any nut products and we are sensitive to those with nut allergies. We also offer gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan options, as well as other dietary needs. Of course there’s always dessert; ice cream sundaes, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, chocolate or vanilla pudding, jello, lots of fresh fruit. Breakfast? – orange juice, bananas, yogurt, cereal, hot chocolate and either pancakes, french toast, waffles, bagels, muffins, and more.

Tranquillity is able to accommodate many allergies and dietary needs. Please contact the camp director to discuss your child’s specific needs.

Laundry is done weekly. We do not recommend delicates or colors that have never been washed and may bleed, or very expensive items.

We provide pillows, blankets, sheets and pillowcases which are laundered weekly. Some campers bring their own pillows and comforters. Please note that we do not have facilities to wash personal linens.

No, except for Visiting Day. We feel that calls and visits can be disruptive to our program and does not give the camper an opportunity to acclimate to camp. We encourage parents to write frequent letters, children love to receive mail! Campers are required to write home as well.

There is one Visiting Day.

Packages are OK, but food is prohibited. Food in the bunk attracts insects and animals. Non-food packages are always welcome.

There are no additional charges. You can send $10 to $20 that can be put into the camp safe for such items as stamps, toothpaste, soap, etc.

Lots of activities! Tranquillity has numerous indoor spaces: Arts & Crafts House, Sports Center, Theater, Playrooms and 3 movie rooms with large projection screens.

We have approximately 275 campers. Boys and girls ages 7-15. The majority of our campers come from the New York metropolitan area as well as New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and from all over the US.

Tranquillity is not a uniform camp. There are some occasions for wearing nice casual clothes, such as dances and Saturday night shows. We do dress up for Friday night Shabbat services and end of the summer Banquet, boys wear jackets and ties, girls wear dresses, sundresses, or pantsuits. A suggested clothing list is included in the Parent Handbook for registered campers.

We provide coach bus transportation to and from Queens, New York. You do have the option to drop off and pick up your child at camp by car. We can also arrange camper pick up at Albany International Airport.

Click here to download our suggested packing list.