Hi, my name is Carrie Youngs and I am the Director of Camp Nah-Jee-Wah. I would like to officially welcome you to the Camp Nah Jee Wah website and hope that watching the Nah-Jee-Wah video gets you as excited about camp as it does to me! This will be my 21st summer on staff at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah. I’m also a proud alumna of Nah-Jee-Wah and Teen Camp.
After graduating from college I began my career in camping at NJY Camps. During this time I had the opportunity to recruit staff and campers, plan, organize and run family camping weekends, connect with alumni, and foster new relationships with many Jewish agencies all while planning for an incredible summer at camp.
Our main goal at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah is to foster independence and self-confidence in a safe and nurturing environment. We aim to teach every child how to advocate for themselves, build and maintain friendships, try new things, and learn new skills. In addition, we infuse the teaching of Jewish values in an informal, fun way to ensure a positive Jewish identity is established for all of our campers.
Because Nah-Jee-Wah focuses only on children entering first through sixth grades, we understand and concentrate on providing the nurturing, caring, supportive environment that children need. We spend a tremendous amount of time on the small details that are extremely important to ensure that your children are safe, happy, and well cared for throughout the entire summer.
Most importantly, we make sure that all Nah-Jee-Wah Campers have the BEST SUMMER EVER!
All of us at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah look forward to getting to know your family, as you become part of ours. We strive to have every child feel like Nah-Jee-Wah is their home away from home the same way I felt as a nine year old girl many years ago.
Carrie has worked in camping for over 20 years and was a happy camper for an additional 6 years; She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Stuart, and their three children, Spencer, Addison, and Cameron. Carrie attended Muhlenberg College and received her B.A. in Psychology and a Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education. In 2006, she earned a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Non-Profit Management.