Our Program

Our Program

Taste of Camp Judaea (1st, 2nd and 3rd graders)

This short term, introductory program exposes first time campers to the magic of Camp Judaea. Campers sample many of the activities offered in our longer sessions. Taste of Camp staff are experienced counselors who are sensitive to the needs of these new campers. Camper/Staff ratio of at least 3:1

Offarim (2nd and 3rd graders)

Our Offarim program emphasizes the importance of self-reliance, developing friendships and learning new skills. Each day is filled with fun games, sports, projects and special interests geared to the interests and needs of these younger campers. Camper/Staff ratio of at least 4:1

Oranim (4th graders)

Strengthening skills and building self-confidence are highlights of the Oranim experience. We nurture the natural curiosity and adventurous spirit of these eager campers with creative programs. Camper/Staff ratio of at least 4:1

Sayarim (5th graders)

Our Sayarim program focuses on the personal development of each individual and their relationship to the group. Our staff encourages these pre-adolescents to join in and feel good about themselves. Sayarim campers explore Jewish and Zionist heroes in history and begin to decide how they want to leave their mark on the world. Camper/Staff ratio of at least 5:1

Tsofim (6th graders)

As pre-teens, our Tsofim campers need to express their individuality while participating in structured peer-group experiences. Our Tsofim program stresses activities that meet these needs and focuses on modern Israel culture. Camper/Staff ratio of at least 5:1

Kesher (7th graders)

Campers finishing the seventh grade are often taking their first step into Jewish adulthood and adolescence -- physically, spiritually and intellectually. In Kesher, our staff helps these young people find direction from a positive Jewish peer experience. Their educational program is centered on discovering and strengthening their Jewish identity. Camper/Staff ratio of at least 6:1

NYC Trip (Kesher)
Each session our Kesher unit travels to a major metropolitan area such as New York City, to explore historical and contemporary Jewish-American themes, to discover their heritage and deepen their understanding of K’lal Israel in the global diaspora.

Bogrim (8th graders)

Mindful of the special interests and needs of teenagers, group educational experiences are designed for Bogrim campers to broaden their social and intellectual horizons. We emphasize leadership, self-determination and action in this unit with activities focused on visioning the future and taking steps today to achieve positive change in their world. Camper/Staff ratio of at least 6:1

D.C. Trip (Bogrim)
During the first session, Bogrim campers will travel to a major metropolitan city, such as Washington DC, to augment their educational program on social and political action through non-partisan activities.

Chalutzim (9th graders)

Chalutzim spend 10 days with course leaders from the North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) for a program to develop group-building skills, leadership, nature knowledge, self-awareness, self-discipline and personal growth. Through the physical challenge of expedition hiking, rock climbing and rappelling, high ropes course, a supervised solo in the forest and a service project, participants learn to overcome mental and emotional challenges in their lives. Back at Camp Judaea, Chalutzim focuses on Tikkun Olam, service and self-reflection.

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