A fun packed educational experience is what awaits JAIS summer campers. Children will explore different authors and writing styles in both fiction and nonfiction books through a variety of activities that include art, literature, baking, and sports. Authors include Julia Donaldson and her books Stick Man, Gruffalo, and Gruffalo’s Child, Eric Carle and the books The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Mixed up Chameleon. Campers will also explore stories such as The Three Little Pigs and Peter Pan.
Each week will include free play time in our large game room, swimming, baking, arts and crafts, games, story-time, and more. In the morning, children will go outside for engaging sports and plenty of fresh air. Our Mat Room is used for Zumba and dance classes and is a great indoor, air conditioned space, where campers can run around in comfort on those extra hot afternoons.
New for the summer of 2018: Maker Space! Maker Space is a room filled with crafts and electronics that can be taken apart for their parts, and used to create whatever your child’s imagination can think up. Supplies include a wide range of items from old computers to batteries and LED lights for making simple machines.
Three times per week, the staff and campers go swimming. All our staff are in the water during swimming, ensuring that campers are safe and having a good time. Older campers, who pass the swim test, can enjoy the large deep pool while younger campers play in the spacious, shallow pool, which is between .5 and .8 meters deep.
Campers will also have water fun during our Water Sports Days on the grass.
Sample Schedule: Theme of the day is the book Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson
8:00- 8:20 Circle Time – Campers sing the theme song for camp, read the book Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson and discuss how it is a continuation of the book The Gruffalo which was read the day before.
8:25- 9:15 Session 1 – Older groups will go to the Maker Space to use their imaginations to create their own projects. Younger groups will be making Gruffalo feet from old boxes and then painting and decorating them.
9:15- 10:00 Session 2 – Outdoor Sports Campers will go to the playground or grassy area for organized and free play.
10:00- 10:25 Snack (provided by the camp) sandwiches, fruit and vegetables.
10:25 – 11:10 Session 3 – Game Room – Our game room is filled with board games, puzzles, card games, trains, little people houses and characters, and much more.
11:10- 11:55 Session 4 – Cooking – Baking monster feet cookies.
11:55 – 12:15 Mini session– Groups go outside for a quick game, complete activities from the morning, have a game of musical chairs, or participate in a cup stacking competition.
12:15 – 12:55 Lunch (bring your own or order hot lunch).
12:55 – 1:20 Change for swimming and walk to pool.
1:30 – 2:30 – Swimming.
2:30-3:10 Go back to the camp building, change into dry clothing, play in the game-room.
3:10 – 3:15 Pickup at the side gate.
3:15- 4:15 Extended Day – Free play in the game room.
Don’t wait to register! The past four summers we filled up early and had to turn campers away!
Ages: Children who have completed one year of preschool (age 3, must be potty-trained) through completing 3rd grade.
Dates: Session 1: Sunday July 1st – Friday July 8th
Session 2: Sunday July 8th – Friday July 13th
Session 3: Sunday July 15th – Friday July 20th
Session 4: Sunday July 22nd – Friday July 27th
Time: 8:00- 3:15 Sunday – Thursday
8:00- 1:30 Friday, no extended day
Extended Day Option: 3:15 – 4:15 Sunday – Thursday
1 week = 750 shekels shekels per week
2 weeks = 1,470 shekels
3 weeks = 2,175 shekels (it does not have to be consecutive weeks)
4 weeks = 2,850 shekels
5% sibling discount
Early Registration Discount: Take 25 shekels off per camper, per week, when you register by April 1st, 2018.
Registration will not be completed until a payment had been received. Post dated checks (thru July 1, 2018) and paying in payments are acceptable. JAIS Camp also accepts payment by credit card.
All details are subject to change.