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Choice Camps Recommendation of Pripstein's Camp Mishmar

Pripsteins Camp Mishmar is a traditional overnight summer camp located in Canadas beautiful Laurentian Mountains. Founded in the early 1940s, the camp has been managed by the Pripstein and Braverman families throughout its history. The camp is known for a warm, relaxed, family atmosphere where each camper receives personal attention. This environment is promoted through the Four Stars of Pripsteins: Family, Fitness, Friendship, and Facilities.

In 2008, Pripsteins opened one of the most unique (and definitely one of the coolest) facilities found at a summer camp: The Ice Palace. This amazing on-site ice arena plays host to hockey games, free skates, and nightly disco skates. The Ice Palace is the latest in a series of one-of-a-kind facilities that truly set Pripsteins apart from other camps throughout North America. Families will also be impressed by the indoor heated pool, 6,000 square foot Skydome gymnasium, and 19,000 square foot Thunderdome recreation center.

For campers looking for a well-rounded traditional overnight camp experience highlighted by ground-breaking all-weather facilities, Pripsteins Camp Mishmar may be the perfect choice.

Program Description

Pripsteins Camp Mishmar offers a wide selection of waterfront, athletic, and creative arts activities. The camp is divided into sections based on age. Junior campers go to activities with their own groups while older campers have some individual electives in their schedule.

Staff Overview

Pripsteins Camp Mishmar has a fun and caring staff with an average age of 22. The camps exceptional leadership team has decades of combined camping experience most of which took place directly at Pripsteins.

Setting & Accommodations

Pripsteins Camp Mishmar is located in St. Adolphe dHoward, Quebec on 200 acres bordering three lakes. The site is approximately 60 miles north of Montreal, Canada.

Campers are housed in dormitory-style cabins of 8 to 10 campers, two counselors, plus specialists and CITs. Cabins are equipped with washrooms and electrical facilities, as well as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and emergency lights.

Pripsteins Camp Mishmar features kosher-style meals, fresh vegetables and fruits twice daily, and a wide variety of Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Greek and Jewish-American specialties. A forty item salad bar is open at every lunch and vegetarian options are available at every meat meal. Campers receive daily mid-afternoon and bed-time snacks, as well as treats from the canteen three times weekly. A fresh fruit bowl is always available for snacks between meals.

Safety Standards

Pripsteins Camp Mishmar has a doctor and two nursing assistants living on-site and available at all times. The medical team is co-anchored by two leading Montreal family physicians. In the event of a more serious illness or injury, a hospital is located just 8 miles from camp. Pripsteins Camp Mishmar is accredited by the Ontario Camping Association and meets or exceeds all of the organizations safety standards.

Pripstein's Camp Mishmar Session Dates

Session Name Dates Ages Tuition Get Info
Full Season 6/26/14 - 8/11/14 6 - 16 $7970 Request Info
July Session 6/26/14 - 7/27/14 6 - 16 $5770 Request Info
August Session 7/17/14 - 8/11/14 6 - 16 $4750 Request Info
Starter Camp 7/26/14 - 7/13/14 6 - 9 $3590 Request Info

Pripstein's Camp Mishmar Overview

Program Overview

  • Type: Traditional, Sports
  • Specialty: Hockey
  • Religious Affiliation: none
  • Camp Gender: Co-ed
  • Campers per Session: 200
  • Camper-to-Counselor Ratio: 4:1

On-Site Activities

  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Baseball and Softball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Inline Hockey
  • Inline Skating
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wakeboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Water Sports
  • Windsurfing
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing/Ropes Course
  • Dance
  • Kayaking
  • Music
  • Skating
  • Kneeboarding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tetherball
  • Newcomball
  • Beadmaking
  • Jewelry
  • Pottery

Off-Site Activities and Trips

  • Golf

On-Site Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Dining Hall
  • Games & Guitar Center
  • Aerobics/Dance Hall
  • Ice Palace
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Skydome (Double Gym)
  • Climbing Walls
  • In-Line Skate Park

Special Accommodations

  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Kosher Style Dining

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