Programs

Camp Programs by Age Group (Units)

Habonim – Builders (one-week mini-camps for entering 2nd-6th grade)

Habonim is the perfect opportunity for first-time campers. Mini Camps offer campers the opportunity to “sample” the best of what Camp JCA Shalom has to offer. With a ratio of one staff to four campers, children will receive close attention and guidance focusing on each child’s physical and emotional well being. Designed to give kids a chance to try all of the different areas of camp, Habonim is an excellent program that will plant the seeds for future years of enriching camp experiences.

Rishonim – First Timers (entering 2nd-4th grade)

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Rishonim is a program specially designed for campers excited about their first extended overnight camp experience. This program gives campers a wonderful introduction to camp life and our specialty activities. (Only available Sessions 1 and 3)

Giborim – Heroes (entering 5th – 6th grade)

Giborim offers campers a perfect combination of both camp and special interest activities. Campers are placed in small group environments to help them develop interpersonal skills. While older campers go on out-of-camp overnights, Giborim campers have an “undernight” at camp.  Giborim campers establish friendships which can serve as the foundation for a long, happy camp journey.

Alufim – Champions (entering 7th grade)

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The Alufim camp program is designed to promote independence and responsibility through increased individual choice and camp privileges. Days in the Alufim unit are packed with activities, teambuilding, and a lot of fun.  Alufim campers go on an out-of-camp overnight and can attempt more advanced activities such as mountain biking.

Chaverim – Friends (entering 8th grade)

The Chaverim program features a strong focus on teamwork, adventure, and personal challenges. Campers will experience both Camp JCA Shalom activities as well as community-building programs.

As campers progress in the different units, they will experience new programs and activities that are geared toward their age group.

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Check out this year’s schedule for these programs.