If you’re in middle school and want to have some fun this summer, then join your friends at Sababa, for kids entering 6th-8th grades in the fall! Daily activities may include wacky games, contests, making movies, leadership activities, sports, and cool crafts. Every day at camp we will go to the pool and spend time swimming, relaxing in the sun and hanging out with friends. Sababa campers also go on a weekly field trip to exciting locations and participate in activities such as water slides, ice skating, and going to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Once a week all Sababa campers will experience an elective period where we offer new programs such as Dance Classes, Yoga, and Youth Fitness. What are you waiting for? Join us this summer and let the fun begin.


Sababa Dates
  • Session 1: 6/11-6/22
  • Session 2: 6/25-7/6 (no camp 7/4)
  • Session 3: 7/9-7/20
  • Session 4: 7/23-8/3


Sababa Times

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


How To Enroll

Registration is now open! Click here to register online.

Week 1: Welcome to the Jungle!
Week 2: Pirates
Week 3: Whimsical Wizards
Week 4: Stars & Stripes
Week 5: Maccabi
Week 6: Animation Nation
Week 7:  Mystery
Week 8: Under the Sea

Campers spend time at the JCC’s heated outdoor pool every day, except for field trip days. Sababa campers can enjoy swimming or just hanging out poolside.

While at the pool, campers are closely monitored by camp staff and lifeguards. Certified lifeguards, assigned specifically to Camp Shalom, are on duty at all times. Safety is our top priority at the pool.

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

Here’s the field trip schedule for summer 2018. All field trips are on Wednesdays except for the July 5 field trip, which is on a Thursday.

6/13: CuriOdyessey (formerly known as Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education and Coyote Point Museum)
6/20: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
6/27: The Tech Museum
7/5: Alameda County Fair (Thursday)
7/11: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for mini golf/laser tag
7/18: Movies!
7/25: Great America
8/1: Monterey Bay Aquarium

  • Sessions 1, 3, and 4: Cost per 2-week session is $720 JCC members, $860 non-members.
  • Session 2: There is no camp on July 4, so pricing will be prorated for the week of July 2-6. Cost for one week of camp (7/2-7/6) is $313 for JCC members, and $369 for non-members. Cost for the entire session (Session 2 runs 6/25-7/6) is $648 for JCC members, and $774 for non-members.

Splitting up a session: If you wish, you can have your child attend only 1 week of a 2-week session. There is a $25 additional fee for splitting up a session. This fee can be waived at the discretion of the camp director.

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:

7:30-9:00am and 4:00-6:00pm JCC Member Non-Member
Weekly Rate Option $60 $75
Daily Rate Option $10 $12

Countdown to Summer Camp 2018