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.
Swimming (ages 3-4)
Under strict supervision, three-year-olds will go to the JCC’s Aquatics Center and enjoy a kiddie pool experience where they can splash and play to their heart’s content. Campers in our four-year-old groups will be swim tested, placed into appropriate age / ability groups, and receive two “swim lesson” days and one “recreational swim” day each week.
Kif Kef (extended care for Katan)
Daily before and after camp extended care is available for an additional fee. Hours: 7:30-9:00am and 12:30-6:00pm (minimum enrollment required). Kif kef block rate is available for 7:30-9:00am. Hourly Kif Kef is also available. You will receive Kif Kef forms in the parent packet once your child is registered. Rates are different than the extended care rates for older campers.
Katan campers must be at least 2 years old by June 17, 2019. Katan campers will be divided into classrooms by age group.
Katan is part of the APJCC Preschool program. License #430709398.
Session 1 (5 weeks) June 17-July 19 (no camp on July 4)
Session 2 (4 weeks) July 22-August 15 (no camp on Friday, August 16)
Camp Katan hours are 9:00am-12:30pm.
Kif Kef (extended care) is available from 7:30-9:00am and 12:30-6:00pm for an additional fee. Hourly and block rates are available. Contact [email protected] for rates.
There is also a Full Day option for Katan campers. Full Day camp is 9:00am-6:00pm. Full Day campers are in the Katan classroom from 9:00am-12:30pm with the half-day Katan campers, and then go to Kif Kef from 12:30-6:00pm.
How To Enroll
Click here to enroll online. (Hint: When registering online, search for katan in the “keyword” field.)
Click here to download a printable registration form.
We also offer specialty camps (Kitat Ha’ashara) for Katan campers who are 4 years old. Click here to learn about Kitat Ha’ashara.
The adult to child ratio in Katan is age 2 years 1:6, age 3 years 1:8, and age 4 years 1:9.
Katan is licensed by the state of California and operates as part of the APJCC Preschool. The staffing is separate from the K-10 camp staffing.
Many of our APJCC Preschool teachers serve as Camp Katan counselors. Our special staff is carefully selected for their superior educational background, professional experience, and warmth and sensitivity to young children.
Half Day camp is 9:00am-12:30pm.
Fees are as follows:
|N’marim (Tigers)||4 yr by 9/1/19||M-F||$1485/$1785||$1185/$1425|
|Sh’fanim (Rabbits)||3 yr by 9/1/19||M-F||$1485/$1785||$1185/$1425|
|Shualim (Foxes)||3 yr by 9/1/19||MWF||$1115/$1340||$885/$1060|
|Tukim (Parrots)||2 yr by 6/18/19||M-F||$1720/$2060||$1370/$1650|
|Avazim (Geese)||2 yr by 6/18/19||MWF||$1240/$1485||$990/$1185|
Full Day camp is 9:00am-6:00pm. Full Day campers are in the Katan classroom from 9:00am-12:30pm with the half-day Katan campers, and then go to Kif Kef from 12:30-6:00pm.
Fees are as follows:
|N’marim (Tigers)||4 yr by 9/1/19||M-F||$2710/$3250||$2155/$2590|
|Sh’fanim (Rabbits)||3 yr by 9/1/19||M-F||$2710/$3250||$2155/$2590|
|Shualim (Foxes)||3 yr by 9/1/19||MWF||$1830/$2200||$1450/$1740|
|Tukim (Parrots)||2 yr by 6/18/19||M-F||$2945/$3540||$2340/$2815|
|Avazim (Geese)||2 yr by 6/18/19||MWF||$1955/$2345||$1550/$1865|
Extended Care (Kif Kef) is also available for an additional fee. Kif Kef hours are 7:30-9:00am and 12:30-6:00pm (minimum enrollment required). Kif Kef block rates are available for 7:30-9:00am. Hourly rates are also available. You will receive Kif Kef sign-up forms and information in the Camp Katan Parent Packet once your child is registered for camp. For rates and details, contact [email protected]. Rates are different than the extended care rates for older campers.
Katan forms must be filled out and returned to the camp office after your child has been accepted into Katan.
Please note: If you’re signing up a child who has never been enrolled in the APJCC Preschool or Camp Shalom, then please fill out the forms for “First-Time Campers.” If your child has been enrolled in the APJCC Preschool and/or Camp Shalom in the past, please fill out the forms for “Returning and Current Campers.” Even if they’ve never been to camp before, if they’ve been enrolled in the APJCC Preschool, you can fill out the “Returning and Current Camper” forms.