Summer Day Camps (SH)
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Camp Sabra: grades K-2
Half-Day Program 9 am-12:30 pm
For children entering kindergarten
Full-Day Program for children entering grades K-2
Register by the week: June 16-August 8
Our traditional day camp features a variety of activities with an emphasis on Jewish values and group dynamics. Campers receive Red Cross swim lessons and a kosher-style lunch daily. Activities may include: free swim, sports, games, arts & crafts, nature, drama, Judaics, Israeli culture and dance. Special event programming includes carnivals, parades, holiday celebrations and Olympic-style activities.
Each camper selects from a variety of Chugim (hobbies) including drama, sports, arts & crafts, dance, camp newspaper, jewelry-making, nature and much more.
Chalutzim offers older campers traditional day camp activities: daily Red Cross swim lessons, free swim, sports, arts & crafts, nature, drama, Judaics and Israeli culture, as well as an extended specialty period, which may include newspaper, photography, drum karaoke, PowerPoint and balloon art. Special event programs may include carnivals, holiday celebrations and Olympic-style activities.
What makes Camp Chalutzim different from Camp Sabra?
- Field trips to places such as the Pittsburgh Zoo, EKC (our overnight camp in West Virginia), Kennywood and Idlewild Park & Soak Zone. Field trips will take place during weeks 1, 3, 6 & 8 of the summer session.
- Chugim (specialty periods) are for a longer time period each day.
Ozrim combines traditional day camp activities with a counselor-intraining program. Campers are placed with a group in the morning to learn the ins and outs of being a counselor. In the afternoons, they participate in camp activities such as specialties and swimming. Ozrim will go on field trips to such places as the Pittsburgh Zoo, EKC (our overnight camp in West Virginia), Kennywood Park and Idlewild Park & Soak Zone. Field trips will take place during weeks 1, 3, 6 & 8. Twice weekly group sessions are held where training activities take place.
C.I.T. Leadership Program: Grades 9-10
Register for 4-week block: June 16-July 11, July 14-August 8
Through training and bi-weekly workshops, counselors-in-training learn the responsibilities of a daycamp counselor, develop a spirit of volunteerism, and understand the impact that they can have on their community, develop stronger social skills and develop their own strengths and skills while working with children. Counselors-intraining participate in teambuilding exercises with their fellow CITs and share responsibility of a group of campers with a junior and senior counselors. After successfully completing the 4- or 8- week program, a rebate will be awarded.
JCC summer day camps are supported in part by The Philip Chosky Charitable & Educational Foundation, Massey Charitable Trust, Morris & Fannie Skilken Family Foundation and The Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust with additional support from the Aviraz-Rosenfeld Family Enrichment Fund, Stanford and Ada Davis Young People's Theater Fund, JCCA/Legacy Heritage Fund, Dora and Joseph Marcus Camp Scholarship Fund, Beatrice Schutte Foundation, Gladys and Abraham Endowment Camp Fund, Max and Gussie Shore Children's Scholarship Fund, Sandy and Edgar Snyder Israel Experience Fund and the Rhoda Lee Tabachnik Children's Theater Fund.