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Camp Kef

Camp Kef Philosophy

Camp Kef is committed to providing an engaging, well-rounded summer camp experience where all children feel welcomed, gain knowledge, develop skills, confidence, Jewish pride, and make lasting friendships. All while becoming part of an incredible community. Our campers make unforgettable memories that they will carry for the rest of their lives in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment.

 

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Camp Kef Summer 2023 Registration

Please note: 

  • There will be a one-time security fee of $50 per camper.
  • If paying with a credit card there is a $22 per child per week Credit Card Processing Fee. If paying with ACH bank draft, there is no extra fee per week.
UNIT PRICE PER WEEK
Keflets (Ages 0-2 Years) $565
K’ton Ton (Ages 2-4 Years) $565
Gan (Grades K & 1) $565
Kadimah (Grades 2 & 3) $565
Gesher (Grades 4 & 5) $565
Keshet (Grades 6 & 7) $565
Chalutzim (Grades 8, 9, & 10) $200

Camp Units


KEFLETS
Infants & Toddlers

Our youngest campers, Infants through 2 years old, are introduced to the fun of summer camp in a safe, nurturing and low- key environment. Under the supervision of caring, qualifi­ed preschool teachers and specialists, children enjoy a variety of developmentally appropriate camp activities including art, music, gym time, goofy games, free play, Shabbat, snack, water play and special events.


K’TON TON
2 Years (by 10/30/2022) – Pre Kindergarten

Our preschool children, ages 2 through Pre-K, experience a wide variety of developmentally appropriate sports and arts programs. Activities are taught by dynamic specialists who are trained in their ­fields and understand how to work with younger children who are in this discovery-based socio-emotional stage. Each group is led by caring, nurturing, and motivated senior and junior counselors. Campers in this division enjoy water play and instructional swim. Full-day campers have a 30-120 min. (age dependent) rest/quiet period after lunch.


Gan
Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Gan campers participate in a wide assortment of process-oriented, inquiry-based, creative sports, arts activities, and special programs. All campers have instructional swim most mornings and free swim every afternoon. Emerging out of the preschool world and into the new and exciting experience of primary school can be a very challenging and rewarding time for these children. Our goal in creating Gan was to make sure every single experience they have at camp is tailored to the developmental milestones children go through at these ages.


KADIMAH
2nd & 3rd Grades

In Kadimah, our 2nd and 3rd grade campers continue their camp journey with a wide assortment of process-oriented, age-appropriate, creative sports and arts activities, and special programs. Activities are led by trained specialists who have experience working with children. Our programs are designed to provide new experiences while each child continues to form their personal identity and encourage working cooperatively with others. All campers have instructional swim most mornings and free swim every afternoon.


GESHER
4th & 5th Grades

In Gesher, our 4th and 5th graders, combine traditional camp with our innovative Majors Program. Majors are camper-selected weekly sport, art, and special interest options taught by local artists and coaches, that campers get for a double period for a truly immersive experience. Other activities include special events, and programs. Our staff of counselors and specialists guide campers and help nurture their individual passions while also creating a fun, safe place for them to be themselves each day. All campers have instructional swim most mornings and free swim every afternoon.


KESHET
6th & 7th Grades 

In Keshet, our 6th and 7th graders spend their mornings participating in our Majors Program. Majors are camper-selected weekly sport, art, and special interest options taught by local artists and coaches, that campers get for a double period for a truly immersive experience. Keshet campers also enjoy traditional day camp activities, and instructional swim most mornings and free swim every afternoon. Additionally, our Keshet campers have the option to participate in field trips and overnight stays!


CHALUTZIM
8th-10th Grade

Our oldest campers, 8th through 10th grade, explore all the challenges and fun of day camp. At this developmental stage, we recognize that they need and want independence and responsibility, but that they are still kids, so we created a program that allows them to have it all in one place. Chalutzim campers begin their day in our Majors Program. Majors are camper-selected weekly sport, art, and special interest options taught by local artists and coaches, that campers get for a double period for a truly immersive experience.  Afterwards, they will assist a bunk of younger children, guided by the bunk counselors. The rest of the day consists of traditional day camp activities and a brand-new leadership program featuring hands-on learning experiences to help develop 21st century, leadership skills.

Welcome to Camp Kef!

2023 Camp Dates: Monday, June 26 – Friday, August 18
No Camp: Tuesday, July 4

Camp Hours: 8:45am-3:30pm
AM Drop Off: 8:15-8:45am
PM Pick Up: 3:30-4:00pm
Late Care: 4:00-6:00pm

Camp Kef at the Kaiserman JCC is committed to providing an excellent, well-rounded summer camp experience where all children have the opportunity to gain knowledge, skill, self esteem, Jewish pride, lasting friendships and unforgettable memories, in a safe, nurturing and fun environment. Powered by a dynamic staff and challenging programming for all ages, Camp Kef is the place to be!  In fact, we have so much fun here that we named our camp ‘Kef’ which is Hebrew for ‘fun’.

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