Camp Shai provides an inclusive, supportive, and cooperative environment that supports the individual growth of each camper through intentional and engaging programming that increases camper’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Campers are encouraged to learn new skills and master old ones as well as to make responsible decisions, collaborate with others, and have fun in a social atmosphere rooted in and enriched by Jewish values. Campers and staff will develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Jewish culture and traditions while exploring their personal identity and creating a spirited, welcoming community.
This summer we are thrilled to be returning to our home at the JCC ! We believe that the JCC environment and space will enable us to develop a stronger, more cohesive camp culture and community. In an effort to continue providing our campers with the best possible camp experience, we have also redesigned our program to offer more choices for our campers. With a new and improved flexible afternoon schedule, our K-2nd grade campers will have the ability to opt-in to chuggim (electives) that they are most interested in experiencing. In the afternoon, our 3rd-5th grade campers will have a choice between three specialty camps every week. In addition, our K-2nd grade campers can look forward to swimming four days a week while our 3rd-5th graders will have the opportunity to swim twice a week! Through our new chuggim option for K-2nd graders and our new specialty camps for 3rd-5th graders, we are encouraging campers to learn something new about themselves while gaining valuable skills. As always, our morning programming for K-5th graders will include quality traditional camp programming that includes Arts & Crafts, Israeli Culture, Sports & Swim, and Judaics & Music.
Inclusivity is an essential component of the Camp Shai experience. Campers, staff and parents of all faiths and backgrounds will feel a part of the Camp Shai community via the daily practice of universal moral values that we learn through Jewish traditions, intentional programming, and everyday interactions.