For families on the lookout for traditional summer fun that also gives kids a chance to explore their Jewish heritage, Brooklyn once again provides. Check out three of our favorite Jewish camps below.
Marks JCH Day Camp
7802 Bay Parkway, Bensonhurst
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-331-6800 ext. 163
This camp, serves kids ages 2-14, offers a fun safe environment for to learn to play soccer, swim and paint. Israeli culture is celebrated and every Friday, campers acknowledge the Jewish day of rest with a Shabbat party. This Sunday, join The J for an open house and barbecue on its Staten Island campgrounds, which includes a rope course, a pool and lots of hiking trails.
Located at Congregation Beth Elohim, CBE Summer Camps allow children in grades preschool through nine the opportunity to experience classic summer camp – right in the heart of Park Slope. Special weekly themes provide the perfect venue for exploring Jewish heritage – and for those looking for Hebrew camp, Ha’Geemnasia also runs July 5 to August 9. Campers can look forward to an Israeli-style camp program that encourages language skills through a Hebrew curriculum. For more information, visit the CBE Kids website.
Looking for a summer filled with arts and science exploration, performance arts, sports, trips, aquatics, outdoor fun at the beach, and Jewish cultural activities? Get thee to Shorfront Y! With programs for kids in preschool through high school, there is a little something for everyone. For more information, visit the Shorefront Y website.
Young Judea Sprout Day Camp
Basis Independent School at 556 Columbia Street, Red Hook
Contact: Elyssa Gaffin at 917-595-1500 ext. 221
Give your kids a deeper connection to “Israel, their community, and to themselves” this summer at Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp. Kids can look forward to things like swimming, athletics, performing arts, cooking, nature fun, and Jewish and Israeli cultural activities – but you’ll have to act fast. Only kindergarten spots are currently available in the second camp session (July 18 through August 5). For more information, visit the Young Judea Sprout website.