Camp Simcha Named Among Newsweek’s “Best Summer Camps”

Camp Simcha, Chai Lifeline’s flagship summer program for children and teens with cancer, disabilities, and other serious illnesses, is proud to announce its selection as one of the top 500 summer camps in the United States, according to Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group’s “America’s Best Summer Camps 2023.”

Located on a beautiful 125-acre campus in Glen Spey, NY, Camp Simcha provides a safe, nurturing, and fun-filled environment tailored to the unique medical and physical needs of its campers. The camp’s inclusion on Newsweek’s list signifies its outstanding reputation for offering unparalleled support and care to children facing challenging circumstances.

The Newsweek ranking is based on a variety of criteria, including a comprehensive survey of more than 15,000 parents. Camp Simcha is among the 483 camps on the list that have earned the esteemed ACA accreditation, demonstrating its dedication to maintaining high standards in safety, programming, and overall quality, as well as its commitment to bringing joy and hope to the lives of children with serious illnesses.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of America’s best summer camps,” said Nachman Maimon, Director of Camp Simcha. “This recognition is a testament to the tireless efforts and unwavering dedication of the entire Simcha team to providing our campers with a unique and unforgettable experience.”

Camp Simcha offers a variety of programs designed to cater to the diverse interests and needs of its medically complex campers. From adaptive sports and outdoor adventures to music therapy and creative arts, campers can enjoy a summer filled with growth, friendships, and unforgettable memories in a medically supervised environment.

To learn more about Camp Simcha or to support its critical mission, visit

Chai Lifeline is an international support network, providing social, emotional, and practical assistance to children, families, and communities impacted by medical crises and trauma through a variety of year-round programs and services. Learn more at

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