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: 1st – 5th Grade
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
|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)|
|All Other Groups at Rotation 1|
|11:45am||Lunch & change for swimming|
|All Other Groups at Rotation 2|
|All Other Groups at Rotation 3|
|*2:30pm||Clean-Up, Pack-Up & Popsicles|
|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.
Here are examples of the weekly schedules and some of the fun daily camp activities we would have in-person at camp!