Prospective Families

Letter from the Camp Director


I believe in camp! I believe that camp is such a wonderful place for children to grow in so many areas, most importantly, physically, mentally and emotionally. I believe camp can help build a child’s self esteem, leadership qualities, character and so much more. I have been at overnight camp since 1982. I have dedicated my life to camping. Since 1999, I have been a Camp Director for the best camp in the world, Camp Shalom.

Kid’s and teens at Camp Shalom are always in for an unforgettable experience. My staff and I spend 10 months a year in preparation for opening day. Whether this is your first year at camp or 10th, it doesn’t matter. There is always something new each summer for campers to enjoy. 

Being a Camp Shalom camper is all about making friends, trying tons of cool activities, and having the time of your life! We really care about each camper and go out of our way to make sure that you feel comfortable and happy, and that you are enjoying everything that Camp Shalom has to offer. Our goal is simple; to ensure that you have a fun, exciting, rewarding and awesome summer away from home. As you embark on your Shalom adventure, know that you can rely on us to be there for you every step of the way!

As always, I am beyond excited to spend my summer at beautiful Camp Shalom, surrounded by the positive energy of committed and caring staff & campers. I hope that you will be joining us as well. 

Thank you for giving your camper the opportunity to “camp with purpose” at Camp Shalom! We are so grateful to have you as part of our family and genuinely appreciate your trust in us.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Summer Camp is right around the corner, see you soon!

David Fried, AKA “Fried”