Habonim Dror Camp Galil www.campgalil.org 215-832-0677
“The spirit of Kibbutz, close to home” For 70 years, Habonim Dror Camp Galil has been providing their campers with a place to unplug from everyday life and spend their summers connecting to their Jewish identity, strengthening their leadership skills and learning the principles of social justice, equality and coexistence. Whether it is through recreational or educational activities, arts and crafts or sports, Hebrew song and dance or nature study, Galil teaches a love of Israel, spirituality and a commitment to social action through teambuilding, engaging and interactive activities. Galil is a co-ed overnight camp located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
CAMP GAN ISRAEL
1925 Kresson Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 856-874-1500 www.WeLoveCGI.com Info@GanIsraelSNJ.org
Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan, Director Camp Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish Day Camps in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter of innovative ideas and creative programming in the Jewish camping experience. In addition to the wide range of exciting activities and field trips, our campers are imbued with a pride, warmth and love for Judaism. Camp Gan Israel is a project of Chabad Lubavitch of Camden and Burlington. June 27 – August 18, ages 3-13.
Camp Lee Mar
Camp Lee Mar 215-658-1708; www.leemar.com Like us on Facebook
“A Special Camp for Special Kids”
In 2015 Camp Lee Mar celebrated its 63rd season – a real milestone! Camp Lee Mar actually celebrated a number of milestones in 2015. Ari Segal, the camp’s owner/director, celebrated his 23rd season. Academic coordinator Laura Leibowitz celebrated her 33rd and assistant director Lynsey Trohoske celebrated her 18th. Wow! Camp Lee Mar’s unique program combines all the fun traditional camp activities – basketball, kickball, boating & fishing, soccer, arts & crafts – with academics, speech & daily living skills. Camp Lee Mar also has a therapeutic horseback riding program, a Zip Line and overnight trips. The facilities are exceptional, highlighted by the super-popular Junior Olympic heated pool and air-conditioned buildings (including cabins). Camp Lee Mar holds many special events each summer: the 4th of July celebration, Western Night, Hawaiian Night, Carnival Day and Olympics, to name just a few. The senior division campers talk all year about Social Dance, which we have every weekend, followed by the Senior Fling (Prom), which takes place in early August. Last summer Lee Mar launched the Lee Mar L.I.F.E. Program (Living Independently Functional Education). It was a huge success and they expect a waiting list in 2016. The hallmark of Lee Mar’s program is an incredible, nurturing staff, all dedicated to working with children with special needs. Camp Lee Mar is truly “A special camp for special kids.”
CAMP RAMAH IN THE POCONOS
For over 65 years, Camp Ramah in the Poconos has brought children from 2nd-10th grade together to expand their own creativity, learn from dynamic instructors and specialists, explore being Jewish in today’s world, and experience the beauty of nature. Young people at Ramah develop a greater sense of self, lasting friendships, and new skills. Ramah is more than a camp; it is an extended family where friendships formed and experiences gained last a lifetime.
Campers explore the following areas of focus: Aquatics, Athletics, Visual and Performing Arts, Outdoor Adventure, and much more!
Ramah offers every first time overnight camper a $1,000 incentive grant. In addition, need-based scholarships are available.
Camp Ramah in the Poconos is thrilled to launch the Tikvah Residential Program for Summer 2016, serving campers ages 12-17 with special needs the full scope of Ramah’s activities.
EARLY CHILDHOOD CAMPS AT THE KATZ JCC
856-424-4444 x 1243 katzjcc.org/eccamps
The Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC is the place for little campers to have big fun!
Tailored for children 2-5, our camp allows your child to take advantage of the awesome activities and fabulous facilities of the Katz JCC. With air conditioned bunks, two outdoor playgrounds, indoor & outdoor pools, sports fields, ActiveZone exergaming arcade and the Imaginarium, (indoor climbing structure,) campers enjoy fun activities like arts ’n crafts, science, nature, swim lessons and water play, sports, and so much more. Lunch and snack are provided daily. We offer flexible scheduling options to fit the needs of every child and family.
To learn more about the Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC, call 856-424-4444 x 1243 or visit www.katzjcc.org.
GREAT TIMES DAY CAMP
Director: Mike Kernan
Great Times Day Camp is South Jersey’s perfect local camp for children ages 3 – 14. Campers are cared for by Certified Teachers in a safe and positive environment. Swimming lessons, two water park areas, and a 25-acre lake for boating, fishing, and tubing give ample time for water play. Great Times’ programs include arts & crafts, music, horsemanship, baseball, soccer, basketball, gaga, cooking, and nature. Older children may add to their challenges by participating in camp-outs, archery, boating, woodworking, tennis, street hockey, and our ropes challenge course as they choose their own weekly schedules. Hot lunch is provided as a part of the camp program, with a variety of nutritious choices available daily. To add to the excitement, weekly trips are offered at no extra charge to various sites and activities around the South Jersey area. For the more adventurous campers, one night campouts are offered to give campers the opportunity to have a bonfire and sleep overnight in the wooded camp environment.
Great Times Day Camp offers both full and part-time weekly programs, with sessions lasting from 2 through 10 weeks. Parents may elect to pick and choose individual weeks to conform to other vacation plans. Door-to-Door Transportation is available, as well as extended hours are available. Camp shirt and camp bag to carry all necessary items and weekly trips are offered at no extra charge. During the summer, Great Times Day Camp has an OPEN DOOR POLICY where parents may visit their children at any time.
Great Times Day Camp has begun holding individual tours and as camp has SOLD OUT each spring for the past 39 years, if you would like your child to be a part of the legacy of excitement and fun, call early for a copy of the brochure package!
(Conveniently located just minutes from the Old Berlin Circle, Rt. 73 and Rt. 30)
JCC CAMPS AT MEDFORD
The JCC Camps at Medford… The ultimate summer experience for campers ages 3-14! Our 120-acre, shaded facility gives every camper the ability to try new and exciting activities as well as enjoy their old favorites. With a four-acre lake, five pools, a splash park, a tree house, nature center, ball fields for each age group and fine art pavilions, campers are always actively enjoying their days. We provide transportation for all campers to and from their neighborhoods, including Center City Philadelphia. Lunch and snack are provided daily. To learn more about the JCC Camps at Medford’s outstanding programs and facilities, contact us at 856-751-1666 or visit www.jcccampsatmedford.org.
TALL PINES DAY CAMP
Tall Pines opened in 1996 and has been filled to capacity every year. Campers have had such a good time it has a history of filling fast. Those lucky enough to snag a spot will be picked-up and dropped-off at their doors in air-conditioned vehicles ranging from the Jersey Shore to Center City Philadelphia. The campers love that there are twelve different choices for lunch and our facility is nut free.
Children may attend from three to eight weeks. Campers are grouped by age and gender. Junior Camp, ages 3 – 6, are placed in small groups and led through pre-set activities. There is also a half-day program for 3-4 year olds. Middle Campers, 7-9, and Senior Campers, 10-12, participate in electives in addition to their regular schedule. Our Counselor-In-Training (CIT/LIT) Program, ages 13-14, have the best of both worlds, since they get to be campers half the day and train for staff positions the other half. They also go on weekly trips to places like Great Adventure and Dorney Park. As an option, the CIT/LITs can go on a weekend getaway. Upon graduation, CIT/LITs can become staffers after finishing ninth grade.
Activities include sports, crafts, and our favorite Gaga! Our 66 acres includes: 35,000 sq. ft. of indoor air-conditioned space. As well as climbing tower and ropes course, 800’ dual zip line, pedal karts, gymnastics, driving range, horseback riding, 8,500 sq. ft. of pools, soccer and softball fields, hockey, basketball, tennis courts. We provide a variety of creative crafts, performing arts and music lessons with Cherry Hill School of Rock as well as horseback riding. Tall Pines is accredited by the ACA and is state certified.
Please call (856) 262-3900 or visit our website: www.tallpinesdaycamp.com. Open houses dates: Saturdays – 4/16 & 5/14.