We are in the process of recovery and rebuild and hope to be in Malibu as soon as we can. As our facilities have been changing we also continue to change and evolve over the years to meet the needs of our core values. Prior to the Woolsey Fire in November 2018 that devastated the Shalom Institute’s gorgeous Malibu campus, which is 0nly 5 miles from the Pacific ocean and 45 minutes from Los Angeles, Camp JCA Shalom offered expansive facilities.
For Summer 2022, we are excited to return to our home away from home, the beautiful 270 acre campus of the Gold Creek Center in the Angeles National Forest, just minutes from Los Angeles.
The property’s history includes being the former residence of legendary filmmaker, Cecil B. DeMille and the facility is dotted with artifacts from his celebrated career, such as the main gate and the Stone House, the gates were used in DeMille’s masterpiece “The Ten Commandments.”
Gold Creek Center has been an ideal temporary location for us. The beautiful, natural setting has the camp vibe we are used to. Like we did in Summer 2019, the Gold Creek Center will allow us to continue and maintain our cabin-centered approach to the camp experience with cabin-like housing units (that are air-conditioned and have attached bathrooms and showers!). Campers will experience the same Camp JCA Shalom culture and community that leads to making great friendships and experiencing life-changing moments. Camp remains a safe place for your child to grow and learn and have fun. The campus is secure on a private mountain road and we will not be sharing the site with another group as in most of the other locations that were considered. We will have security on-site as we did in Malibu.
Gold Creek Center is beautifully tucked away at the foot of the magnificent mountains of the Angeles National Forest, just 20-30 minutes from the heart of the San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, and Santa Clarita and less than 45 minutes from the Conejo Valley and West Los Angeles. The 270+ acres include a pool, ball fields, basketball courts (indoor and outdoor), air-conditioned indoor program spaces, and the activities and fun you are used to from camp in Malibu.
The site allows us to do the activities our campers love – gaga, ropes course, arts and crafts (tie dye!), “Jamba Jews” bike blenders, archery, gardening, water activities, pioneer living, outdoor cooking, nature walks, beach trips, overnights, mountain biking, horse and animal experiences, Israeli dance and Israel programming, song sessions, Shabbat services, and so much more! Our chef Jorge and his kitchen staff will be with us all summer, along with Robbo and our top-notch counselors and specialists.
Virtual Tour Video, see below!