Camp Blog

Camp Blog of CYJ.

Check the Camp Blog of the Camp Young Judaea Austin, Texas Retreat and Conference Center periodically to view the newest posts and articles.

  • Meet the Staff Mondays

    Michael Ortega Sous Chef Michael Ortega was born in the Philippines and moved to Texas when he was three years old. He’s currently been working for CYJ-Texas for one year. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in 2012 with a degree in culinary arts, Michael went on to work at The Hyatt and The Driskill […]
    Read more
  • Meet the Staff Mondays

    Johnathen Abram Executive Chef Johnathen Abram is currently running our kitchen at Camp Young Judaea-Texas. He’s been working here for a little over a year after joining the team in January 2015. Although he loves cooking for the many groups that come to CYJ for retreats throughout the year, his favorite time of year is during […]
    Read more
  • Meet the Staff Mondays

    Ximena De la Fuente  Director of Sales and Customer Success Ximena hails from Texas. She has a BA in Advertising and just received her MBA from UT last May. She’s previously worked in marketing, TV, resource development, interactive media, graphic design and grant writing for nonprofit organizations and small businesses. She’s had a myriad of jobs, which […]
    Read more
  • Meet the Staff Mondays

    Chelsea Seifert is the newest member of the Camp Young Judaea-Texas full-time staff and couldn’t be more excited to help keep camp running smoothly in Wimberley.
    Read more
  • Proud to announce – The ELC

    Starting June 2016 our Retreat Center guests will get to enjoy are truly one of a kind building in our Hill Country area.
    Read more
  • Spicy Kale Salad

    We have been doing this recipe for the last couple of year for some adults. It’s amazing how much our guest now recognize kale and we don’t get as “what kind of weird lettuce is this” comments anymore.
    Read more
  • Hill Country Gardening

    Here at Camp Young Judaea Retreat Center, we are committed to using the freshest ingredients available and there is no better way than having our very own garden on site. Throughout the year students and campers travel to the beautiful Texas Hill Country to practice home gardening while learning about the benefits of growing your […]
    Read more