Counting Down To Summer!
We are already counting down to summer and hope that you will join us for another amazing camp experience where we will create friendships and memories to last a lifetime!
Camp Shalom is looking forward to a fantastic summer of helping campers learn new skills by stepping outside of their comfort zone in order to promote confidence, develop character and build self-esteem through new experiences.
Check out some ways that our camp stands out above the rest!
Our team’s first priority every summer is the health and safety of our campers and staff. Summer 2022 is no different. Camp Shalom and the Mandel JCC will evaluate the status of the pandemic along with local guidelines to ensure campers and staff are kept safe.
Counselors and staff are required to pass a Level II background screening. All exterior doors are locked and cannot be opened without an access pass. In addition, our security guards are on duty at all times throughout the summer.
It’s that feeling you get when you enter the JCC and are greeted by name. It’s that feeling when you culminate the week by singing Shabbat songs with your friends. It’s that feeling of a close-knit JCC community where life-long friendships are created, summer memories are made, and friends, counselors, and staff become like family.
Every week campers come home with personalized letters from their counselors highlighting each camper’s favorite activities. Almost every day we send out emails that serve as reminders about what’s going on that parents need to know about. Unit heads have email addresses to provide more direct contact and communication. A photographer takes pictures at all the activities and you’ll get access to those pictures on social media to share with family and friends.
New this year! Parents can download an app for even better communication and easier access to pictures.
Our camp day begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. We understand that those hours don’t work for everyone, so we open our doors as early at 8:00 am and close as late as 6:00 pm to accommodate working schedules.
Camp Shalom maintains a low staff to child ratio, allowing counselors to form relationships with their campers and better supervise the daily activities.
Camp Shalom is thrilled to have a full-time nurse on staff every summer. Our camp nurse administers medications, helps with boo-boos and gives an extra dose of TLC when needed.
Daily free swim is offered to all campers and instructional swim for campers up to Grade 2 is available with our JSwim aquatics staff. Preschoolers have daily water play, whether it is running through our sprinkler park or swimming in the pool. Lifeguards are always on duty throughout the camp day to make the pool a safe and "cool" place to be!
We look forward to theme days, such as Color Fun Run and Color War to name a few. Our campers love our famous end-of-camp Carnival with rides and games. These are some of our most memorable days and the ones our campers talk about all year long.
Hate packing lunch? No problem! Camp Shalom offers an optional lunch that you can buy for your camper. Purchase lunch for your camper as little as one day a week or for the entire week!
All lunches include a fruit or vegetable and a dessert. Campers should bring their own water or other drink. Lunches are nut-free, but are produced in a facility that uses nuts, soy and dairy in recipes.
Monday: Hot Dog (upper camp) / Pizza (yeladim/preschool)
Tuesday: Grilled Cheese (upper camp) / Bagel (yeladim/preschool)
Wednesday: Chicken Tenders
Thursday: Bagel (upper camp) / Grilled Cheese (yeladim/preschool)
Join us for an amazing camp experience where we create friendships and memories to last a lifetime!