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.


Yoetz is for campers who will be entering 9th or 10th grade in the fall. The word “yoetz” means “counselor” in Hebrew, and becoming a camp counselor is what our C.I.T. program is all about.


Each Yoetz session is four weeks long.



Yoetz Dates
  • Session 1 (4 weeks): 6/10-7/5 (no camp 7/4)
  • Session 2 (4 weeks): 7/8-8/2


Yoetz Times

9:00am-4:00pm daily.


How To Enroll

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




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

Summer 2019 Field Trips

Yoetz gets to accompany the rest of the camp on fun field trips. All field trips are on Wednesdays.

Some weeks there are two different field trips, one for the younger campers (Sabra, i.e. 1st-2nd graders) and one for the older kids (Kadima 3rd-5th graders and Sababa 6th-8th graders). Which field trip you go on is determined by which group of campers you’re helping with. If you’re helping with Sabra campers you’ll go on the Sabra field trip, and if you’re helping with Kadima campers you’ll go on the Kadima field trip.

6/12: San Francisco Zoo
6/19: Magical Bridge Playground (Sabra) / Santa Cruz Boardwalk (Kadima & Sababa)
6/26: Bounce-a-Rama (Sabra) / Golfland (Kadima & Sababa)
7/3: Aloha Roller Rink
7/10: CuriOdyssey (Sabra) / Bowlero (Kadima & Sababa)
7/17: Happy Hollow (Sabra) / Great America (Kadima & Sababa)
7/24: The Movies!
7/31: The Tech Museum



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.

Countdown to Summer Camp 2019