While we do follow a schedule, there’s no such thing as a typical week at camp. We can never anticipate the eruption of spontaneous laughter, moments of personal accomplishment, and bursts of sheer joy that happen every day. Take a look at what a typical week might look like at Kid Camp for rising K-5th graders and Tween Camp for rising 6th-8th graders.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
These three in-camp days begin with an all-camp morning shira (song) followed by bunk meetings during which campers get to know the other kids in their grade and connect with counselors.
Campers spend the rest of the day participating in activities they get to choose themselves! Each hour, campers are presented with choices like basketball, art, magic, nature, swimming, science, dance, and more! In a matter of minutes, campers make a decision and head to their activity area with other campers (mixed gender and mixed age) who share their interests.
The result: Campers who choose what they want to do are happy campers. Happy campers learn, grow, make friends, and love camp!
It's Field Trip Day! Campers travel to an exciting Atlanta destination each week. We may hike Stone Mountain, go rollerskating, tube down the Chattahoochee River, climb and jump at Slingshot, or explore a nature preserve! Every week brings a brand new adventure.
It's Shabbat! We kick off each Friday with a camp-wide program. We may do a service project, celebrate Israel with cooking, dancing, and art, or race through a ninja obstacle course! During one week at each location we surprise campers with Color War!
Each Friday afternoon we gather for Shabbat oneg. We have a camper talent show, give out camper awards, sing songs, eat challah, and enjoy a slide show of photos from the week. Each Kid Camper leaves camp Friday with a challah to bake at home!
Mondays and Tuesdays
These in-camp days include a variety of activities designed to strengthen connections among Tween campers and their staff. Tweens enjoy time at the pool and participate in activities like art, sports, and cooking. Unlike Kid Camp where campers choose their activities, Tweens participate in most activities as a single mixed-age, mixed-gender group. Mondays and Tuesdays also often include guest speakers from the community. Organizations like the Anti-Defamation League, BBYO, and the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival engage tweens in thoughtful conversations and fun activities.
Wednesdays and Thursdays
It's time for the weekly Tween Camp overnight trip! Tweens arrive at camp Wednesday mornings with their bags packed for an exciting overnight adventure. They may camp out at Lake Lanier, visit a Jewish overnight camp, or attend the Braves game. On Thursdays, they may volunteer at the Atlanta Food Bank or go tree climbing before heading back to camp. These overnight trips create strong bonds and lasting friendships among campers and staff.
Tweens are back at camp on most Fridays and may start the day with an art project followed by a game of handball and a cooking competition! They finish the day at Shabbat oneg with the rest of camp - participating in the Shabbat talent show, receiving awards, enjoying challah, and watching a slideshow of photos from the week.