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Summer Camp 5780

This summer, come to camp online! Our wonderful Jewish Enrichment Center educators will lead interactive play, art, and discovery. As usual, we’ll make a giant project by the end of the week!

  1. Camp for children entering 1st – 3rd grades
  2. Camp for children entering 4th – 7th grades
  3. General camp information
  4. Cost
  5. Donations welcome

Deadline for Session 1: Wednesday, June 24, at midnight

Please enroll by midnight the week before the session begins so we have time to assemble materials for your child. Camp is capped at 5 children per session.

for children entering 1st – 3rd grades:

“Perfect PJ Stories”

  • Weekday afternoons, 2 – 2:45 PM
  • Children entering 1st – 3rd grades
  • One-week sessions begin June 29, July 13, July 27 (No Camp July 3 in observance of Independence Day)

Chicken and goats and roosters, oh my! Come to camp in your pajamas as we recreate three all-time favorite Jewish stories. We’ll play, do art, dress up, laugh, and get downright (almost) crazy with the animals. These perfect PJ stories are going to wake us up!

Jewish Enrichment Camp Sample Schedule 1st – 3rd

  • 2:00 שָׁלוֹם  (Shalom!) Welcome!
  • 2:10 חֲקִירָה (Chakirah) Story Play
  • 2:30 מִשׂחָקִים (Mischakim) Games
  • 2:40 מַעְגָּל סִיוּם‎ (Ma’agal Siyyum) Closing Circle
for children entering 4th – 7th grades:

“Heroes, Warriors, and Changemakers”

  • Weekday mornings, 9:30 – 11 AM
  • Children entering 4th – 7th grades
  • One-week sessions begin June 29, July 6, July 20 (No Camp July 3 in observance of Independence Day)

What does it take to change the world so that people hundreds of years later are better because of what you did? Come meet some of these remarkable – yet very ordinary – people. We’ll dig into their stories to see how they made such a big impact while we make a giant project (as usual! even though we’ll be online!).

Changemakers:

  • June 29: Judge, Hero, Poet: Devorah the Warrior
  • July 6: Superman Changes Everything: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
  • July 20: Workers’ Rights and Women’s Vote: Rose Schneiderman

Jewish Enrichment Camp Sample Schedule 4th – 7th

  • 9:30 בּוֹקֶר טוֹב  (Boker tov) Morning Welcome
  • 9:40 גִּלּוּי (Gilui) Discovery: Opening the Day’s Topic
  • 9:50 יְצִירָה (Yetzirah) Creating: Project Time!
  • 10:30 מִשׂחָקִים (Mischakim) Games
  • 10:50 מַעְגָּל סִיוּם‎ (Ma’agal Siyyum) Closing Circle

General Camp Information

A Few Notes:

  • We’ll prepare a fabulous set of materials for your child to use during camp! 
  • Camp will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent with camp confirmation.
  • Camp sessions are capped at 5 children. Please sign up early.
  • Enrollment Deadline: Wednesday at midnight the week before the session begins. (We need a bit of time to prepare materials for your family.)

Setting Up At Home:

  • Camp is interactive! We’ll have so much fun together when your child shows up ready to play with their peers. We’ve found that previewing expectations with children helps them show up ready. 
  • Please talk with your child about keeping their video and microphone on for the entire session.
  • Place the device your child will use on a flat surface, rather than in your child’s hands. Your child will need their hands to make art! 
  • Make sure your child has an appropriate area to do art.
  • Please keep camp supplies in a set place in your home. That way, your child will know where all of their camp materials are. We’ll work with children at the end of every session to clean up and keep camp materials together. 
  • Set up your child in an area with as few distractions as possible.
  • We will be getting up and moving our bodies! We won’t be sitting down the whole time.
  • And…ask your child to the bathroom right before camp! That way they won’t miss anything.

What Does Camp Cost?

The cost? It’s free. What an exceptional opportunity, in this most exceptional time, to live out the values we teach our children: reach out and care for one another. We need each other. Children especially need the comfort of routines, peers, and beloved teachers regardless of families’ ability to pay right now. Be part of the Jewish Enrichment Center this summer, and draw nourishment from creating our Jewish lives together.

Donations Welcome

Is your family in a position to support the Jewish Enrichment Center financially? Please consider a donation. As a not-for-profit, the Jewish Enrichment Center relies on the gifts of those who share in this vision of creative, empathetic Jewish children’s learning. 

The Jewish Enrichment Center is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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