Day Camp

• Day Camp 2021 Update •

Below, a letter from our Day Camp Director and Operations Officer:

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Dear Day Camp Families,

We know that many of you are eager for news about our 2021 camp season and we are grateful for your patience.  We have made the difficult decision to not operate Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp this summer.

Running a successful, safe, high-quality camp program in a COVID environment takes tremendous additional planning and resources. At this time, we have decided to focus our resources and energy on our flagship program, Camp JCA Shalom overnight camp, to ensure we can run a successful, safe overnight camp program this summer.

We are so disappointed to not be together this summer, for what would have been our 10th Anniversary Summer. We hope to be back next summer!

We sincerely believe that camp will be more important than ever for children this summer and hope you will consider enrolling your camper for Camp JCA Shalom overnight camp! We offer 1, 2, and 3 week sessions for campers entering 2nd-12th graders. Click here for Summer 2021 Dates and Fees

We are pleased to offer Day Camp campers the following special discounts on overnight camp:

  • Pay $500 total for our one-week minicamp session with promo code MINI500
  • Take $500 off a 2 or 3-week session using promo code DAY500

Click here to enroll!

Additionally, campers who are attending overnight camp for the first time are eligible to receive a One Happy Camper grant of $700 off a 2 week session or $1000 off a 3 week sessionClick here for more info and to apply.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have.  For the fastest response email me, as I am working from home and only receive voicemail messages from my work line.  

Wishing you and your loved ones good health,
Allison Blonder
Director, Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp

Elisa Becker
Chief Operating Officer, Shalom Institute

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Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp is at a convenient location in West Hills for Kids Entering 1st-8th Grades

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For more than 65 years, Camp JCA Shalom has been the “Camp for All Seasons” Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, thousands of campers and staff experience the magic of Camp JCA Shalom. Camp’s vision of Tikkun Olam “creating a better world” is fulfilled through positive Jewish experiences.

The magic and spirit (ruach) of campers’ everyday experiences coupled with developing a deeper sense of Jewish identity and the understanding that they belong to a diverse and dynamic Jewish community is why there is no better place to be a kid than at Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp at Kadima Day School. Jewish values, tradition, spirit and Israeli culture are woven into camp days through songs, art, stories, sports, drama, games and celebrations. We believe in teaching campers responsibility (achreiyut), cooperation (shalom bayit) and repairing our world (tikkun olam) in a way that goes hand-in-hand with splashing in the pool, enjoying the perfect popsicle and shouting a camp cheer. Email daycamp@shalominstitute.com to schedule at time to chat with our Camp Director!

Campers also have fun! They participate in a variety of programs and activities daily, they make new and lasting friendships, and develop a wealth of new skills and interests. Our campers go home with a lifetime of cherished memories, new skills, and a positive self-image. It is truly an unforgettable experience for all!

Convenience for Parents!

While the goal of our program is to give campers a fun and safe summer experience, we also know that day camp must be convenient for their parents. For this reason camp is made up of one week sessions. You also have the added benefit of being able to decide how many and which days your child will attend camp within each week (minimum 3 days). Our regular camp program begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM. Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:00am.  Extended Care is also available after camp until 5:00 PM (except on Fridays). ALL CAMPERS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 3:00PM ON FRIDAYS.

Safety

Camper safety and well being is always a top priority for Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp.  Along with highly trained staff we follow all ACA (American Camp Association) guidelines.

  • Full-Time Security

On site at all times that campers are present; screens all vehicles prior to allowing them to enter the campus

  • Optimal Counselor to camper ratio

Each group has a the appropriate counselor to camper ratio for their age group based on ACA guidelines

 

Camper Age Number Staff Day-only Campers
5 years and younger 1 6
6–8 years 1 8
9–14 years 1 10

 

  • Modern, Safe Equipment and Facilities

Pool and facilities maintained

  • Certified Lifeguards

CPR, first aid and AED certified

  • Certified Lead Staff

CPR and first aid certified