WHY CHOOSE CAMP K?
Since 1960, Camp Komaroff has been here to support children. We believe our camp helps foster meaningful relationships, uncover hidden talents, develop new skills, and help children become more independent. Our camp is a safe space for all campers to come and explore who they are, their connection to Judaism, and their community. We have welcomed over 20,000 campers since the start of Camp Komaroff, and we hope our child will be one of them this Summer.
At the Alpert Jewish Community Center, we encourage growth, inspire confidence, and provide a framework for lasting memories and friendships. We provide quality programs that are age-appropriate, fun, and safe. Our camp is filled with a sense of SIMCHA (joy), KEHILA (community), RUACH (spirit), and KEF (fun). Throughout all of our programs, we encourage discovery and self-exploration. The Alpert Jewish Community Center is a warm and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of religious affiliation.
TIMES – 9AM-4PM (drop off begins at 9AM, pick up begins at 4PM)
DATES: June 28th – August 27th (2-week commitment except for the last session which is 3 weeks)
Session 1: June 28th-July 9th
Registration Fee: $50
Session 2: July 12th-July 23rd
Registration Fee: $50
Session 3: July 26th-August 6th
Registration Fee: $50
Session 4: August 9th-August 27th (3 weeks)
Registration Fee: $75
All Summer! June 28th-August 27th
Registration Fee: $175
What’s the schedule for the day in general terms?
We start the day off with Boker Tov (Morning Circle/Ice Breakers), then have 2-3 45-minute blocks of programming that range from sports in the gym, to arts and crafts, nature projects, STEM activities, cooking, and much more! Around noon we have lunch followed by 1-2 programming blocks. We finish the day off with swimming in our pool where we perform a swim test every day to check for swimming ability. The swim is definitely a camp favorite!
Are naps still offered in camp?
We do not offer dedicated nap time, however, we have been able to accommodate the occasional nap in our camp office when needed.
If we choose to stay in Pre K is there a plan for an additional curriculum to be taught?
Summer in ECE is a much more relaxed experience than the structured program of the school year. That said we do continue on a similar schedule that you have had all school year.
Will students in pre-K have days for swimming once a week like they did last year?
ECE students will go to the pool once a week. Campers will go to the pool every day from 1-3.
Are there any additional check-ins with teachers and/or counselors during the summer like the parent-teacher conferences in fall and spring?
No- Camp is strictly a CAMPY experience. You will see your camp counselors throughout the session at pick up and drop off.
Over the school year, we’ve gotten to know the staff but it’s taken a while with limited contact. At least to get a name to match a face would be helpful. Where do we learn more about the counselors?
Over the next few weeks, communication will come out with photos of our Camp staff and their bios! Stay tuned for more! You can also head over to our Instagram page and find their staff features!
Will the tadpoles app still document photos and be a form of communication for interacting with counselors at camp?
Camp does have a Tadpoles app for parent communication. They do not use it in the same capacity as the ECE does in regards to photos. You may receive photos occasionally but not on a consistent basis as you have in the ECE.
With the swimming at camp, what is the ratio of counselor to a student in the pool?
Each pod of 14 children is staffed with 2 staff from our camp program along with the lifeguards on the pool deck.
What are the main differences in Camp vs ECE
-Camp has longer hours
-Camp goes to the pool every day – ECE goes once a week
-Camp is not as structured more of a camp feel – curriculum is theme based
-Group sizes remain 14 and will be a mix of ages
Is the activity in the pool dictated by swimmer proficiency? Are they put into a group with swimmers at the same level of skill?
Every day before kids are allowed to go in the pool we cover pool rules with the lifeguards and perform a swim test for anyone who wants to go in the deep end. This test is not required if your child would like to remain in the shallow end of the wading pool. Groups are created based on age/grade. Most children in the younger grades actually enjoy the wading pool more than the regular pool as well as the shallow end compared to the deep end so it is not uncommon that there are only a couple of campers in the deep end in the younger age group. During swim time, lifeguards and counselors are stationed both in and around the pool.
Are classrooms utilized for camp and will there be space for them to keep extra clothing, masks, towels, sunscreen, etc?
While we do have cubbies or cupboard space to store a change of clothes in case of an accident, we do encourage sending your child with a backpack to help with the storage and transportation of your child’s belongings. We have disposable masks if theirs break, but I would recommend storing reusable ones in the backpack.
Is there a recommended supply list to send with the campers each day and/or keep on-site?
A typical campers backpack will have a towel, swimsuit, sunscreen, and lunch! Make sure to pack a little extra for snack time!
Are campers kept isolated from general JCC members? I see that they are now opening up the center more for general use.
Yes, we are kept isolated. When we are in the pool we are the only ones out there with the lifeguards. The other spaces we use (Gym 1, GaGa, Playground, classrooms) are off-limits to members.
Will masks still be required?
Masks are required at all times except for snack/lunchtimes and swimming.
Drop off and pick up still at the car or will we have to park and walk-in?
Drop off and pick up will likely be valet style how it is now!
The health and safety of our families are of utmost importance to us and we have made several changes to our Camp based on recommendations and guidelines from state and local officials. Due to this, we have updated our Camp schedule to run in two-week cycles. Pods will consist of up to 14 children with two Camp Counselors. Our pods will remain consistent with the same children every two weeks & separate from other pods during indoor activities.
WHAT'S GOING ON WITH CAMP K?
Ages 5 to 5th Grade
Pods and Cohorts at Camp
The health and safety of our families is of utmost importance to us and we have made several changes to our Camp based on recommendations and guidelines from state and local officials. Due to this we have updated our Camp schedule to run in two-week cycles. Pods will consist of up to 14 children with two Camp Counselors. Our pods will remain consistent with the same children every two weeks & separate from other pods during indoor activities.
FUN & LIFE LONG FRIENDSHIPS
☆ Summer Camp attendance can lead to improved social and emotional competencies, including prosocial behavior, intrinsic motivation, better concentration efforts, and a higher sense of self-worth.
☆ Our program can support social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development, promote physical health, and provide a safe and supportive environment for children and youth.
☆ Camp friends are our best friends, one of the many, many benefits of the years a boy or girl spends at a summer camp.