As a counselor-in-training (C.I.T.) at Camp Shalom, 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 — all the ingredients for you to develop the life skills you’ll need to succeed at school, in the workplace, and maybe even at home. C.I.T.s will receive certification in CPR and First Aid and earn 120 hours of community service for the school for each completed 4-week session. The word “yoetz” means “counselor” in Hebrew, and becoming a camp counselor is what our C.I.T. program is all about.
Yoetz is for campers who will be entering 9th or 10th grade in the fall.
Each Yoetz session is four weeks long.
- Session 1 (4 weeks): 6/11-7/6 (no camp 7/4)
- Session 2 (4 weeks): 7/9-8/3
How To Enroll
Registration will start in February.
Summer 2018 Field Trips
Yoetz gets to accompany the rest of the camp on fun field trips. 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
7/25: Great America
8/1: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Each week of camp has unique, themed activities.
YOETZ SESSION 1
Week 1: A Bug’s Life
Week 2: Oceans Away!
Week 3: Campers of Camelot
Week 4: Party in the USA
YOETZ SESSION 2
Week 5: Blast from the Past
Week 6: Maccabi Color Day
Week 7: Movie Magic
Week 8: Out of This World
Cost per 4-week session is $375 JCC members, $445 non-members.
Note: Fees for Yoetz must be paid in full at the time of registration. Enroll early! Spaces are limited.