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J&R Day Camp: Lower Camp + Upper Camp

June 19 – August 18 | Pre-K (Age 3) – Grade 5 | J&R Day Camp

J&R Lower Camp includes Karmiel, Tira, Jerusalem and Shalom units—a community providing younger campers with age- and developmentally-appropriate activities. Monday-Friday: 9 am-3:30 pm at Family Park, Monroeville.

J&R upper camp includes Tel Aviv and Haifa units, and fosters friendship and leadership among our older campers.  Monday-Friday: 9 am-3:30 pm at Family Park, Monroeville. 

This is what everyone can do at J&R:

    • Arts & Crafts
    • Ropes Course
    • Maccabi/Color War
    • Jewelry-Making
    • Miniature Golf
    • Daily Instructional & Recreational Swim
    • Sports of All Sorts (Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Kickball)
    • Nature
    • Israeli Dancing
    • Challah Baking
    • Music
    • Drama
    • Yoga and Gymnastics
    • Biking
    • Garden
    • Cooking
    • Gaga
    • Hiking

This is what’s special about J&R when you are in Karmiel Unit (ages 3-5):

    • Staff members are American Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certified
    • Staff members are specially trained to work with first-time campers, staff to camper ratio is 1:6.
    • Children take swim lessons based on their skill level and enjoy free swim each day in our zero-entry mushroom pool.
    • Recreational fun at activity areas
    • Indoor play space is available and activity periods are shorter with longer transition times.
    • Introduction to team building on the Low Ropes Course

This is what’s special about J&R when you are entering the Tira Unit (Kindergarten):

    • Staff members are trained to work with young campers. Staff/camper ratio is 1 to 4.
    • Children take daily ARC certified swim lessons based on their skill level and enjoy free swim in our zero-entry mushroom pool and Olympic-size pool.
    • Introduction to skill based & lesson learning at activity areas (bike riding included.)
    • Indoor location for group activities
    • Kindergartners have shorter activity periods than our older campers with longer transition times.
    • Team building on our Low Ropes Course and beginner tennis Instruction
    • Nature hikes & campfire adventures!

This is what’s special about J&R when you are entering the Jerusalem Unit (First Grade):

    • Nature hikes and introduction to campfire building in the woods
    • Biking
    • Low Ropes Course challenges
    • Children take daily ARC certified swim lessons based on their skill level and enjoy free swim in our Olympic-size pool.
    • Free swim in our Olympic-size pool
    • Slightly longer activity periods
    • Campers begin to explore our 100 acre woods during Nature and Outdoor Adventure Programs
    • Skill based learning & instruction in all activity areas

This is what’s special about J&R when you are entering the Shalom Unit (Second Grade):

    • Chugim (hobby time)—Each week campers select a specialty area they’d like to develop or improve skills in. Choices include dance, art, drama, music, archery, tennis, Israeli culture, outdoor adventure, basketball and synchronized swimming. Some of our Chugim (dance, drama, music) end with performances.
    • Scheduled lunchtime cookouts in the woods and cooking projects
    • Skill based learning & instruction in all activity areas
    • Children take daily ARC certified swim lessons based on their skill level and enjoy free swim in our Olympic-size pool.
    • Staff members are American Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certified

This is what’s special about J&R when you are entering third grade to fifth (Tel Aviv and Haifa Units)

    • Campers are in all-girl and all-boy groups with counselors and unitheads of the same gender.
    • Special field trips offered
    • Each session there are optional overnights with camper-friendly menus for dinner cookouts, s’mores, singing around the campfire and sleeping under the stars at J&R and EKC.
    • Campers in Tel Aviv and Haifa have the opportunity to customize their weekly schedules.
    • Weekly Chugim (hobby time) choices that can enhance personal skill development. These skill based activities include & are not limited to: art, drama, music, archery, tennis, Israeli culture, outdoor adventure, basketball, diving and synchronized swimming
    • Low and High Ropes Course challenges
    • Daily ARC certified swim lessons based on skill level