2022 Summer Registration Dates

January 5 – 23: Priority Registration, open to:
Priority Registration for current and returning families of JCC Camps, Fitness members, and ELS: January 5 –23, 2022 

Open Registration to Public: January 24

Frequently Asked Questions

Only families that have registered for Camp Shai during Session 1-8 are eligible to register for Sessions 9 and 10.

Parents must sign up for 2 other sessions in addition to any week in August in order to be eligible for Registration.

*We have additional details about this policy in CampMinder @ campminder.com.

We will be offering morning extended care (Sunrise Care) and afternoon extended care (Sunset Care) as an additional service for interested families. Sunrise Care will run from 7:30 – 9:00 am and is $80/week (or $20/day). Sunset Care will run from 3:30 – 5:30 pm and is $160/week (or $40/day).  If you are interested in registering for Sunrise or Sunset, please contact our registrar, Allison Marshall, at amarshall@jccdenver.org to sign up.

Please visit our Covid-19 protocols and precautions page to learn more.

Yes! Scholarships are determined through a process within the camper application. Please reach out to Allison Marshall for questions regarding scholarships.

We will be staggering drop-off and pick-up times for the 2022 summer. Drop off for the summer will run from 8:30am-9:00am each morning and pickup will run from 3:15pm-3:45pm. Families will receive additional information regarding drop off and pick up times before the start of each session. We will be offering Sunset care in 2021 from 3:45pm-5:30pm for families who would like to enroll. Please contact Allison Marshall at amarshall@jccdenver.org if you would like to sign up for Sunset Care!

Camp Shai focuses on universal human values (middot) with a Jewish lens. We embrace everyone who wants to be a part of our community. We welcome campers of all backgrounds. If you like games, being outdoors, and having the best summer ever, Camp Shai is the place for you. 

In Hebrew, Middot translates to ‘values’. Camp Shai focuses on the values of kindness, community, respect, and good sportsmanship. In fact, these values permeate every aspect of the camp from the staff to the campers to the activities.  

Each group will swim once a week. On other days, groups may be playing some water games or participate in activities where they might get wet. It is always a good idea to pack a swimsuit and towel (and an extra pair of clothes for our first-time campers).

Camp Shai does not provide meals or snacks for campers. Families should plan to pack two snacks (morning and afternoon) and a lunch for their camper(s) each day. On Fridays, we do provide challah for campers during our all-camp Shabbat celebration.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to predict the likelihood of spaces becoming available for programs. There are limitations to the number of campers we can accommodate in the physical spaces that we have available. That being said, camp spots might become available in the event that an enrolled family cancels or if we are able to bring on additional staff to support those changes. While it is our hope that we can accommodate as many campers as possible, we also want to ensure that the camp continues to be a safe environment for everyone.

If a space opens up in your camper’s preferred program, you will first be notified via email. Our registrar will follow up with a phone call to make sure that you are still interested in enrolling in that particular session. Our registrar will not charge you for that session until she has confirmed with you directly that you are still interested. If we do not receive a response from you after multiple attempts via phone and email, we will move to the next camper on the waitlist and you will lose your spot.  

Our team does not have the capacity to provide regular updates about where a camper is on the waitlist but we will be closing registration once they have reached a waitlist of 12 campers.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations made through March 1: Refund of payments made minus the $75 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session
March 2 – March 31: Refund 75% of payments made minus the $75 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session
April 1 – April 30: Refund 50% of payments made minus the $75 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session
May 1 – May 31: Refund 25% of payments made minus the $75 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session
After June 1: Not eligible for refund 

This policy is currently under review as we determine our COVID-mitigation policies for summer 2022. (as of February 7, 2022)