Specialty Camps - Camp Shalom

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Camp Shalom would not be complete without its circus stars, theater performers, and future engineers. Our specialty programs allow your camper to focus on a favorite activity. Some specialty campers also get to go swimming (circus, Hebrew, and sports campers only) and all specialty campers participate in all-camp traditions such as Camp Shalom’s morning song session. Campers grades 6-8 (Sababa) in the Hebrew Immersion and Sports & Swimming specialties will also get to attend on-site special events each week.

COVID safety protocols are observed.

Please note: Currently we plan to offer 1-week camp sessions (state and county regulations permitting). We realize that circumstances are rapidly changing due to the COVID pandemic and will continue to monitor the updates provided by the County and State. If we change dates or cancel sessions, you will receive a full refund, including your deposit.

Each STEAM specialty camp is one week long. Fee per week is $460 for campers who are JCC members*, $545 for non-members*.
* Price adjusted for July 4th week.

Camp hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Extended Care is available 4:00-6:00pm.

WEEK 1 (June 13-17): Robo Pets and Jedi Adventure
In this camp, Children will begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple animal models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Whether learning about sensors while building a fish or alligator or discovering ways that gears and wheels and axles create movement while building robotic dogs or frogs, your child is sure to have a great time. Along with the robotic class, children will bring the world of Star Wars to life with their master builder skills and our structured curriculum. Motivated to become Jedis like the heroes they know from the movies, they will learn to concentrate on mastering the Force, appreciating the use of teamwork to build battle drones and AT- Walkers, and if they’re skills are up to par, make their very own lightsaber and use it in battle! May the force be with you.

WEEK 2 (June 20-24): Fun with Engineering & LEGO® City
This camp will give your student the tools they need to understand mechanical movement and the importance of simple machines using LEGO® engineering kit. They will see these moving parts up-close as they follow instructions to build various machines like battle tops, spin art design, rubber band car, Go Kart and many more. They will use the models to develop new design ideas, test out physics concepts, and even play games with their partners and classmates. This program is sure to spark their engineering interests!! Along with engineering children will also explore the world of transportation and city building structures using tons of LEGO parts. They will build models of their favorite forms of transportation as they learn about energy, wheels and axles, air resistance, and more. They will also learn about the history and modern use of these vehicles and apply this knowledge to their builds.

WEEK 3 (June  27 – July 1): Mining and Building & Snapology Scientist
Do you love Minecraft®? Travel to the Nether with Snapology this summer, but watch out for those creepers! This summer camp brings Minecraft® to life combining LEGO® bricks and the game! Each day campers will work on awesome activities that will allow them to create their own 3D Minecraft® world with bricks, including animals, creepers, and Minecraft® characters. Also, is your child a super scientist? Allow your child to cultivate a love of science and experience different domains of science and nature through this interactive, hands-on Summer Camp. Campers will learn about various aspects of science while participating in projects based on space, chemistry, animals, earth science, and even sports! LEGO® building, slime making, and challenging activities to get kids up and moving around will be a must.

WEEK 4 (July 5-8, no camp  July 4): Ocean Exploration & Robotics
Ocean enthusiasts will love learning all about oceanography through Snapology’s Ocean Exploration Camp! This interdisciplinary camp teaches oceanic lessons through LEGO Building, Art, Robotics, and Engineering projects. Campers will have an incredible time exploring the ocean world by building robotic dolphins and deep sea vehicles, and designing underwater animal habitats, and more using LEGO® bricks! Let’s explore the ocean together!

WEEK 5 (July 11-15): STEAM Survivor Challenge and LEGO® Character Creation
Are you ready for a challenge? Snapology’s S.T.E.M. Survivor program will put your students’ design, building, and critical thinking skills to the test! They will be given daily challenges for which they must design functional solutions with their teammate using tons of LEGO® parts! They will earn survivor Bucks when they preform well and be able to use those survivor bucks to purchase supplies or prizes throughout the camp. The goal of this program is to encourage our students to carefully work through the engineering design process to see how often they can design with a purpose. Along with this, they will spend the week with their favorite character! Superhero, Minecraft, Among Us, Pokémon, Angry Birds, and more will be brought to life using tons of LEGO® bricks. Our campers will have fun build and talk about their creativity.

WEEK 6 (July 18-22): Bot Builders with Cublets® & Science of Superpowers
Robotics using cubes… young kids will explore the basic components of robotics by playing with modular cubes known as Cubelets®! Each way your student snaps the cubes together will create a unique robot, but what matters most is when your student figures out the perfect robot recipe to solve a challenge. They will work in small teams to figure out how to create lighthouses, vehicles, astrobots, animals, and so much more. Is your student ready to tinker, design, predict and play all day with Snapology! Along with that, campers will learn about the science behind their favorite heroes’ and villains’ powers as they build super cool LEGO® projects! Study STEM subjects such as gravity, forces, motion, as they learn about flight, superhero vehicles, super villain strength, and why these characters fascinate us all. Build with LEGO® bricks, learn about science, and interact with friends in this awesome hands-on summer camp is all about superheroes and all about fun!

WEEK 7 (July 25-29): Wizards, Castles, & Quests & Awesome Adventure Robotics
Enter the world of wizards and knights in this Wizarding Snapology Camp, amazing wizards and royals. In this camp, students will be inundated by magical places like Hogwarts, while they create castles, crests, and use their own imagination to create secret rooms, a coat of arms, mix their own potions, and have a fantasy adventure of a week! Alongwith that kids will learn about LEGO® Robotics through this fantastic and interactive Snapology class! Kids will have a blast building robotic vehicles, flowers, drill machine and many more and learn coding using WeDo Robotics. Kids will learn about gear ratio, sensors, programming, and pulleys, as they create fun projects using LEGO® bricks and technology. Join the fun!

WEEK 8 (August 1-5): LEGO® Spinning Science & Pokemania
In the spinning science camp,let’s build battle tops with LEGO® technic bricks, build arenas to spin Ninjago spinners, construct our own fidget spinners, and even make a swing ride! So much fun in this all new creative camp. Along With that kids will explore the world of Pokemon during Snapology’s Pokemania Camp! Build with Pokémon® minifigures and create projects from the game like Pokéballs, training gyms, and even your own new generation of Pokémon. Kids will learn about real world science as they create habitats for Pokémon, they will study architecture as they build homes for characters, and they will explore creativity and socialization with each project. Campers will have a blast becoming the best Pokémon trainer ever!

Each STEAM specialty camp is one week long. Fee per week is $460 for campers who are JCC members*, $545 for non-members*.
* Price adjusted for July 4th week.

Camp hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Extended Care is available 4:00-6:00pm.

WEEK 1 (June 13-17): Amazing LEGO® Race & GameBots Robotics
Get ready for an Amazing LEGO® Race around the world! Campers will learn about countries and cultures while never leaving Snapology. Architecture, traditions, language, and weather are some of the topics we cover in a hands-on way through LEGO® building, engineering, and creativity. Campers will explore a new country each day in an exciting trip around the globe to make this the best summer ever! Along with that, calling all gamers and robotics fans! You’ll have a blast creating robotic games you can play in this interactive Snapology camp! Campers will take part in friendly competitions, as they make a robotic hockey players, pinball machines, go karts, etc. Get ready to compete to see if you and your robot are GameBots Masters!

WEEK 2 (June 20-24): Developing Engineering: STEAM Adventures & Challenges
Go on an adventure in engineering as kids learn to apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects using LEGO® technic bricks, motors, and more STEM materials. From swing rides to Go Karts, battle tops to space cars, and many more, this is an awesome camp in building and fun! Along with this, they will be given daily challenges for which they must design functional solutions with their teammate using tons of LEGO® bricks!

WEEK 3 (June 27 – July 1): Animation Studio: Movie Making & Space Science
Let’s create original movies with stop-motion animation this Summer! Campers will produce their own animated movie using LEGO® bricks and minifigures. Young filmmakers will write scripts, build sets, film scenes, edit, add dialogue, and select music and sound effects to make the perfect movie. Self-confidence is heightened as campers watch their ideas come to life when camp concludes with a big Snapology movie premiere viewing party! Along with that study the solar system, including stars, planets, and NASA in this out of this world camp that uses LEGO® bricks, robotics, and engineering projects, and incredible activities. Science is fun with Snapology!

WEEK 4 (July 5-8, no camp July 4): Real World & Incredible Invention Robotics 
In this camp, students interested in technology will create robotic models inspired by real life robotic technologies using LEGO® WeDo Robotic kit. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simplemachines, and programming as they build alarm devices, earthquake detectors, robotic arms, and much more. They will also learn a little about the process real inventors go through to create new inventions while they design, build, and program robotic machines to solve problems. Your child will have a blast exploring the world of robotic technologies as they build, learn, and play.

WEEK 5 (July 11-15): Responsive Robotics with Cublets® & Escape Snapology
Robotics using Cubelets®… Something new to learn!! In this challenge-oriented program, your student will explore the basic components of robotics by playing with modular cubes known as Cubelets®! Each way your student snaps the cubes together will create a unique robot, but what matters most is when your student figures out the perfect robot recipe to solve a challenge. They will work with a partner to figure out how to create lighthouses, vehicles, astrobots, animals, and so much more. Is your student ready to tinker, design, predict, code and play all day with Snapology! Along with that, can you break the secret codes to “Escape” Snapology? Join us for a unique STEM-based escape room summer camp adventure! Hurry, your team has 45 minutes to discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and manipulate contraptions in order to complete tasks to ultimately unlock the door to escape Snapology! Campers will join forces using science, math, and critical thinking skills, as they work to solve problems and escape! Games, LEGO® building projects, and creative play will be mixed into this amazing week of fun too!

WEEK 6 (July 18-22): Jedi Masters: Building & Robotics
Robotics inspired by Star Wars® and space travel…yes! Embark on an adventure of building and programming functional robots using LEGO® bricks and technology in this super-fun Snapology Summer Camp. Bond over your love of Star Wars® as you build LEGO® projects based on your favorite characters, and construct and code robots to make them function. Make a Mars Rover, a Moon Base, an X wing and more awesome Star Wars®-inspired space ships and vehicles. May the force be with you!

WEEK 7 (July 25-29): Combat Robots & Fun Games
Do you think you can build the strongest robot to win a head-to-head combat mission? Let’s find out in Snapology’s Combat Robot camp! Campers will learn engineering strategies for building sturdy structures using LEGO® bricks, motors, and remotes. Kids will battle their bots in friendly competitions and learn how to maneuver their bot perfectly. Campers will have a blast playing robot football, having robot races, taking part in obstacle courses, and completing the hoop challenge in this fun robotics camp! They should be prepared to have tons of fun building and playing fun games.

WEEK 8 (August 1-5): Mincraft® Makers & Amazing Animals Robotics
Hey gamers, are you ready to travel all the way to The End with Snapology? Join us as we bring the game of Minecraft® out of the computer and into the real-world using LEGO® bricks. In this program, you will go on adventures using your imagination and even design your own worlds, including houses, potions, and your very own LEGO® version of the Nether, mobs, animals, buildings, and many more. Along with that, Learn how to build robot creatures and program them to come to life using coding. From dogs to dinos, gorillas, dolphins, and more. Campers will learn these bots move as they assemble and code each one. Build environments for the animals, have robotic races, and take part in more cool games and activities all week. It’s an amazing camp for all!

This summer we are excited to offer two different Circus Specialty camp options –   1 week experience or a 2 week experience!

Circus campers will polish their skills in a variety of circus arts! Campers will experience ball walking, plate spinning, acrobatics, aerial skills, juggling, tightrope walking, and more! Your camper can sign up for multiple weeks, building on their skills each week and learning new skills too.

WEEK 5 (July 11-15) or Week 6 (July 18-22): Circus Camp (1-week camp)
Circus campers will polish their skills in a variety of circus arts! In one-week intensive sessions, campers will experience ball walking, plate spinning, acrobatics, aerial skills, juggling, tightrope walking, and more! Your camper can sign up for multiple weeks, building on their skills each week and learning new skills too. Campers will highlight the new skills they learned with a end of the week showcase.

Each one week session of Circus Camp is $460 for campers who are JCC members; $545 for non-members.
Camp hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Extended Care is available 4:00-6:00pm.

WEEK 7 & 8 (July 25 – August 5): Circus Camp (2-week camp)
Calling all Circus lovers. Come and build on your circus skills in this 2 week session of circus. This session will give you a chance to build on the skills you have already learned and bring those skills to an Camp Shalom Circus production. Camper will be apart of not only showing off their skills but picking their acts and planning a circus production.

Our two week session of Circus Camp is $920 for campers who are JCC members; $1,090 for non-members.
Camp hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Extended Care is available 4:00-6:00pm.

Each session of Musical Theater specialty camp is two weeks long. Fee for each two-week session is $920 for campers who are JCC members, $1090 for non-members. Camp hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Extended Care is available 4:00-6:00pm.

In just two weeks, campers will become cast members, set designers, and dancers! Campers will form an ensemble as they take on the challenge of producing an original musical. Show off your creative talents and sing, dance, and act your way to stardom with a final performance on Friday, June 24 & Friday, July 8.
*No Camp Monday July 4th.

Session 1 (June 13-24)

Session 2 (June 27 – July 8))

Musical Theater campers will swim in the JCC’s heated outdoor pool once per week, supervised by certified lifeguards and camp staff.

Campers will experience a variety of their favorite traditional sports like basketball and soccer and will also enjoy new and invented games and activities. Practice teamwork and collaboration through fun and healthy competition on the field, at the courts, and poolside in the JCC’s heated outdoor swimming pool! We will swim at least 4 days per week. This group will have plenty of time for recreational swimming and lots of wet and wild fun.

Each Sports & Swimming specialty camp session is one week long. Sessions run every week from June 13 – August 5.

Camp hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Extended Care is available 4:00-6:00pm.

Fee per week is $460 for campers who are JCC members, $545 for non-members.

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