Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp at a convenient location in West Hills
For Kids Entering 1st-8th Grades
STAY TUNED: Day Camp Registration Will Open February 5, 2018!
For over 60 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. Click here to request a tour!
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. Extended Care is also available before camp starting at 8:00am and after camp until 5:00 PM (except on Fridays). ALL CAMPERS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 3:00PM ON FRIDAYS.
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 maximum of 6 to 1 camper to counselor ratio
- 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
Special Weekly Field Trips to Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu!
Campers will get to experience all the fun excitement that overnight camp has to offer. Each week the activities may include the Zip Line and Rock wall, Archery, Pioneer Living Skills, Dance, Shemesh Organic Farm, Pinat Chai Animal Center and much more.
What a Staff!
The heart of Camp JCA Shalom is our friendly and loving staff. Staff is carefully selected for their skills and sensitivity in working with children. All lead staff are certified in first aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.
All staff are required to participate in an orientation and training program prior to the campers’ arrival. Low camper-to-staff ratios ensure that each camper receives attention and guidance throughout his/her days at camp. In addition, we have talented staff who run our arts & crafts, nature/garden, dance, sports, aquatics, Judaica, and other specialty programs.
Assistant Camp Directors
Allison Blonder joined the Shalom Institute team as a Program Director and Assistant Director of Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp in 2017. After spending her summers at a Jewish camp, she has gone on to work in a variety of roles at camps in Texas, Massachusetts, and now California. She is excited to continue giving future generations the joy of Jewish summer camp too.
Assistant Director Mandy Bolkin has worked at JCA Shalom Day Camp for the last 5 years, and has had over 15 years of experience working in the day camp world. During the school year, she is an elementary science teacher and Speech and Debate coach at Wise School in Los Angeles. Mandy is grateful to have gone down a career path that is as much fun as it is rewarding.
Our staff will be lead by Elisa Becker the Associate Director for the Shalom Institute. She has worked for the Shalom Institute for over 12 years and has been working in camping for 31 years. Elisa is very involved with the American Camp Association and always has the safety and fun of the campers as her priority