Programs and Activities

The Best Place To Be A Kid!

Each day at JCA surprises, excites and amazes. Our incredible programs encourage campers to try everything; sports, cultural arts, aquatics and nature activities. Campers come together for Shabbat celebrations, cookouts, themed events, annual talent show, as well as our own Maccabiah Games.

Every child feels a part of a very special family. Learning to share, making decisions, and experiencing independence are all part of a magical Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp summer.

We currently offer two different summer camp programs:

Day Camp for campers entering 1st – 5th grade
L.I.T. (Leaders In Training) for campers entering 6th – 8th grade

DAY CAMP: 1st – 5th Grade

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Day Camp is filled with a variety of fun-filled activities with Jewish Values weaved throughout. The campers get a taste of everything from swimming to arts and crafts to crazy science to cooking and so much more. Day Campers get to swim on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and then get to celebrate Shabbat together on Fridays.

 

A Typical Day at Camp

Time Activity
8:00am Camper Arrival & Freeplay on the yard
9:15am Mercaz (Morning Meeting & Singing)
9:30am Group Time & Snack
10:00am Adom & Katom Swim Time
Tzahov, Yarok & Kachol – Chugs (Choice Activity)
10:50am Tzahov Swim
All Other Groups at Rotation 1
11:45am Lunch & change for swimming
12:30pm Kachol Swim
All Other Groups at Rotation 2
1:30pm Yarok Swim
All Other Groups at Rotation 3
*2:30pm Clean-Up, Pack-Up & Popsicles
3:00pm Shalom
3:30pm – 5:00pm After Care

*ALL CAMPERS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 3:00PM ON FRIDAYS*

LEADERS-IN-TRAINING (LIT): 6TH – 8TH Grade

Leaders-in-Training (LIT) is geared toward those who want to become a camp counselor and are interested in becoming better leaders. Training includes topics such as camp leadership, group games, supervision, planning “all camp” programs and a variety of great team-building activities. They will work closely with counselors within a supervised program. Participants will get to enjoy traditional day camp activities as a teen group, build their resumes with real life experiences and make a difference in their communities, while making camp a better place for themselves and other campers.

LIT sessions are 5 days – but campers in this age group will benefit from multiple weeks.


Activities

Here are examples of the weekly schedules and some of the fun daily camp activities we would have in-person at camp!