About Us - Camp Shalom

ABOUT CAMP SHALOM

Camp Shalom is a unique Jewish day camp experience open to ALL kids from ages 18 months-16 years old. Each session is an adventure — filled with swimming and sports, creativity and crafts, dance and music. We are a true community, creating unity from diversity, making unforgettable memories.

We’ve got your summer covered! Camp runs all day, all summer, with Extended Care available. A half-day option is available for preschoolers. We also offer day camp for elementary school-age children during school breaks.

  • Licensed preschool-age programs for ages 18 months through rising kindergarteners
  • Programs for grades 1-8
  • Inclusion program, Camp Chavarim
  • Counselor-in-training (CIT) program for grades 9-10
  • Swimming in our heated outdoor pool
  • Air-conditioned cabins (classrooms) for indoor activities
  • Large athletic field, three playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball gymnasium, art studio, dance studio, theater auditorium
  • Certified camp medic on staff
  • COVID safety protocols are strictly observed

Contact us to learn more: camp@jvalley.org or 408.357.7416

Camp Shalom is part of the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, a program of Jewish Silicon Valley.

MISSION

Camp Shalom offers enriching experiences, based on Jewish values, that enhance the lives of young people by building friendships, strong character, confidence, and life skills that help to create a strong community.

PHILOSOPHY

Camp Shalom provides a safe environment for children to flourish through activities and educational exercises that foster personal and creative growth and friendship building. We teach Jewish values through experiences that build a connection to community and respect for others while helping children learn to be successful in a group and build their confidence as individuals. We sustain a supportive and nurturing environment created by well-trained staff who are qualified, mature, and compassionate.

Everyone is Welcome (Kulam Muzmanim)

Everyone is valued and included

Camp Family (Mishpacha)

We are one big camp family

Spirit (Ruach)

Fun & camp spirit

Building Strong Character (Derech Eretz)

Supports personal growth & development

Respect (Kavod)

Universal respect (self, others, environment, and world around)

Curiosity (Sakranut)

Fostering exploration and experiences

ACA Accredited

Camp Shalom is proud to be an American Camp Association accredited camp. ACA accreditation assures families that Camp Shalom cares enough to have had a regular, independent safety audit that goes beyond California regulations.

Camp Shalom met over 300 standards including health, safety, staff qualifications, training, and emergency management to earn and maintain this accreditation.

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