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)

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/Chalutzim – Heroes/Pioneers (entering 5th – 6th grade)

Giborim and Chalutzim offer 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, campers in these units have an “undernight” at camp.  These campers establish friendships which can serve as the foundation for a long, happy camp journey.

Alufim – Champions (entering 7th grade)

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.