Pashoshim: 18-24 Months

Open your child’s eyes to a world of exploration and friends. Pashoshim is a nurturing enrichment program for toddlers who will be 18 months old by the start of summer. The Pashoshim classroom is a safe and stimulating environment for toddlers to explore and grow. Children are given loving attention from our caring staff. Activities include art, tactile, music and movement, water play, and more. The adult to child ratio in Pashoshim is 1:4. Choose full-day or half-day program, 3 or 5 days per week. Pashoshim consists of two 5 -week sessions, beginning June 15 and ending August 20.

Pashoshim campers must be 18 months old by June 15, 2020.

Katan: 2 - 4 Years

Take a fun filled day camp experience for ages 2 to 4 years, add a huge helping of qualified knowledgeable preschool teachers, buckets upon buckets of water, toss in snakes and animals, layer it with plenty of clay and paint, spice it with music and dance, and top it off with friends, sun, and fun… And you have Katan!

Katan is a fun, stimulating, and nurturing introduction to a camp experience filled with hands-on, age appropriate activities. Activities include outdoor water play, arts and crafts, music, and games. Special onsite events include bounce houses, dance parties, animal programs, guest entertainers, and all-Katan Shabbat, as well as weekly “mystery” readers. Katan consists of two 5 -week sessions, beginning June 15 and ending August 20.

Katan campers must be at least 2 years old by June 15, 2020. Katan campers will be divided into classrooms by age group.

Yeledim: Kindergarten

Yeledim helps prepare children from the transition from preschool to kindergarten. Discover what it means to be a BIG KID at Camp Shalom. Our compassionate staff understand that this can be an exciting and challenging transition for some campers. The Yeledim day includes a designated time for transition and relaxation after lunch. Campers swim every day, including two days per week of organized lessons with certified swim instructors.

Yeledim is for children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.

Sabra: Grade 1

Sabra campers are full of ruach (spirit) and Camp Shalom energy! Sabra campers can choose from 1-week tracks including Sports, Swimming, Visual Arts & Cooking, Performing Arts, Science & Teva (Nature), and Hebrew Immersion (all levels from beginner to fluent).

Sabra is for campers who will be entering 1st grade in the fall.

Yalla: Grades 2-3

Yalla campers are confident explorers and awesome friends! Yalla campers will be in extreme play mode all summer long. Each week is filled with the chance to express, create, and learn. We’ll make new friends and try new things!

Yalla is for campers who will be entering grades 2-3 in the fall.

Kadima: Grades 4 - 5

Kadima Campers are fun experts. Each Kadima track focuses on building friendships and learning new skills. The Kadima curriculum is play and project based to inspire friendships and imaginations.

Kadima is for campers who will be entering grades 4-5 in the fall.

Sababa ("Cool"), Grades 6 - 8

Middle school campers will spend each week with friends designing their own schedule, completing special projects for the community, playing wacky games, gaining leadership skills, competing in silly contests, hanging out by the pool, and more! New in 2020: Sababa campers will go on two field trips every week and at least one of those trips will be for Sababa campers only!

Sababa is for campers who will be entering grades 6-8 in the fall.

Yoetz (Counselor in Training), Grades 9 - 10

The word “yoetz” means “counselor” in Hebrew, and becoming a counselor is what our Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) program is all about. Each Yoetz session is four weeks long.

As a C.I.T., you’ll learn to lead both younger children and your own peers. This program is a rigorous and challenging adventure that will give you the skills to deal effectively with people of all ages, and the chance to practice these skills in a supportive setting generous with both feedback and mentorship.

For campers who will be entering grades 9-10 in the fall.

Musical Theater and Habima Hess Circus Camp

In addition to our regular camp programs, we offer specialty camps in Circus (for grades K-8) and Musical Theater (for grades 2-8).

Circus meets in one-week sessions from June 8-July 2, and Musical Theater consists of a single 4-week session that runs July 6-31.

Our circus is named Habima Hess, which means “Hess Stage,” named for the Hess family which gave the generous founding donation for our circus program.


Post Camp Weeks

Want to continue the Camp Shalom fun? Sign up for a post-camp week. After our regular camp sessions end, we offer two additional weeks of camp for kids in grades K-8. During the post-camp weeks  you’ll get to experience a wide variety of activities including art, sports, science, and swimming. We don’t have specialized tracks during the post-camp weeks — instead you’ll get to experience the best of everything! Campers will be divided by age group.

Chaverim: Inclusion Program (ages 5-16)

New for summer 2020! Chaverim is Camp Shalom’s inclusion summer camp program, designed for children with special needs, ages 5-16.

The inclusion program offers 1:1 staff to shadow each camper and provides individualized and tailored support.

Countdown to Summer Camp 2020