Kadima campers spend most of the day enjoying organized activities with their cabin groups and — new in 2019 — they have an elective time period each afternoon to attend an activity of their choice. Kadima campers go on weekly field trips to exciting locations around the Bay Area. They swim every day that they are on site, including two days per week of organized lessons with certified swim instructors.


Kadima is for campers who will be entering 3rd-5th grades in the fall. “Kadima” means “forward” in Hebrew, because in this camp we are moving forward!



Kadima Dates
  • Session 1: 6/10-6/21
  • Session 2: 6/24-7/5 (no camp 7/4)
  • Session 3: 7/8-7/19
  • Session 4: 7/22-8/2


Kadima Times

9:00am-4:00pm daily. Extended care available (see below).


How To Enroll

Click here to enroll online. (Hint: When registering online, search for kadima in the “keyword” field.)
Click here to download a printable registration form.

Can’t get enough of Camp Shalom? Join us for more fun on August 5-9 and August 12-16.  See our post-camp page for more information.


Sample Daily Schedule*

*Schedule may vary.
9:00AM All Camp Song Circle
9:30AM Sports
10:15AM Art
11:00AM Cooking
11:45AM Lunch & Playground
12:30PM Science
1:15PM Swimming
2:30PM Children's Electives
4:00PM Pick Up

Each week of camp has unique, themed activities.

Week 1: A Bug’s Life
Week 2: Oceans Away!
Week 3: Campers of Camelot
Week 4: Party in the USA
Week 5: Blast from the Past
Week 6: Maccabi Color Day
Week 7:  Movie Magic
Week 8: Out of this World

Campers at Camp Shalom get into the pool almost every day! We believe access to the APJCC’s beautiful outdoor pool is part of what makes Camp Shalom unique! Our outstanding aquatics facility and staff allows campers to enjoy and explore the water safely under close supervision of Red Cross Certified lifeguards.

Kadima campers swim every day, except for some field trip Wednesdays. Two days per week consist of organized, instructional swim are led by certified swim instructors. The rest of the week is spent playing in the pool for open swim. Campers will be swim checked for safety and to ensure proper instruction.

  • 100% camper participation is encouraged but not required (an alternate activity will not be provided).
  • Campers who choose not to swim will spend time supervised in the shaded areas of the pool deck.
  • Pack a swimsuit and towel every day.
  • Shoes must be worn to and from the pool. Campers can pack sandals for this purpose.

Did you know? The JCC pool is heated to 82° year round!

Campers will enjoy field trips throughout the summer. Field trips are based on the weekly theme and offer campers new experiences away from the regular camp setting.

All field trips are on Wednesdays.

The field trip schedule for summer 2019 is:

6/12: San Francisco Zoo
6/19: Santa Cruz Boardwalk
6/26: Golfland
7/3: Aloha Roller Rink
7/10: Bowlero
7/17: Great America
7/24: The Movies!
7/31: The Tech Museum

Cost per 2-week session of Kadima is $740 JCC members, $880 non-members.

There is an additional fee for extended care.


The JCC youth lounge, Club J, is home to Camp Shalom’s Extended Care. Come join the fun after camp with rock climbing, light up walls, reading corner, arts and crafts, and much more!

Extended Care times and fees are:

Times (7:30-9:00am and 4:00-6:00pm) JCC Member Non-Member
Weekly Rate Option $65 $80
Hourly Rate Option Prices coming soon Prices coming soon

Countdown to Summer Camp 2020