Camp Shalom Mission Statement

Camp Shalom strives to provide a safe, fun and positive environment that nurtures individual and community-based growth while enriching the lives of children from diverse Jewish backgrounds and affiliations.

Established in 1968 with the goal of bringing together Jewish kids in central Kentucky for three (3) weeks of fun through an enriching experience.

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LOOK WHAT’S NEW FOR 2022

If you’ve been to camp, you’re not surprised to hear about the benefits of summer camp. Experiencing life at camp yourself as a child, you know the profound positive effects that still matter to you as an adult, and you also know that you want something just as important for your own kids.

Art Specialist

Martial Arts Instructor

Yoga Instructor

New Leadership in Training Program

Off-site Field Trips

Swimming

Each themed week will include arts and crafts, developed specifically by our Art Specialist.

Music will also be an important element of our daily camp life as children will explore new and familiar songs during our morning gatherings

At Camp Shalom we weave Judaism throughout the programming, offering children the opportunity to be with other Jewish children creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Activities

A typical camp day could include arts and crafts, music and movement, martial arts or yoga, swimming or park visits, field trips or a special guest, games and more!

Activities are geared to encourage unity, fun, and learning. Woven throughout the day, universal values are incorporated into activities through the lens of Jewish traditions, ethics, and learning by focusing on three main Jewish principles: Torah (Jewish text); Avodah (work); and Gemilut Chasidim (acts of loving kindness).

Most importantly, Camp Shalom offers our children an opportunity to be with other Jewish children, creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime

Special Programing – Leadership in Training (LIT)

Our Leader-in-Training Program is designed to offer qualified young people an opportunity to prepare for positions as camp counselors or recreation leaders. Emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children, and program skills.

This unique LIT program is designed for teens going into 7th and 8th grade.

This program works to build a sense of mutual responsibility and cooperation and strengthen their Jewish identity.

Camp information

We are hiring!

We are always looking for dedicated, nurturing, and creative counselors. Please contact [email protected]

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How Camp Shalom Operates

At Camp Shalom, campers are divided by rising grade levels. Here is a brief description of the types of activities that each group might participate in. There will be a senior and junior counselor per group and a LIT for partial part of the day.

OFARIM (DEER) AND SOUSSIM (PONIES)

This group is for children entering Pre-K, Kindergarten.

These campers must be potty independent and nap free.

Ofarim participate in special age appropriate activities that are similar to the older groups but are tailored to fit their needs. We balance sports, nature, water games, music, arts & crafts and Jewish learning. Special consideration is given to these campers and their unique needs since most of our Ofarim campers are at camp for the first time.

TSOFIM (THE SCOUTS)

Our campers entering 1st thru 4th grade have the full range of camp activities available to them. Tsofim participate in martial arts, music, art, and a full exploration of what Camp Shalom has to offer.

GESHER (BRIDGE)

Gesher campers, entering grades 5th and 6th, have more challenging activities suitable for their age and are given lots of positive reinforcement through the success of personal achievement within the camp programs.

Leadership in training (LIT)

Our Leader-in-Training Program is designed to offer qualified young people an opportunity to prepare for positions as camp counselors or recreation leaders. Emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children, and program skills.

The 3-week Leader-in-Training (LIT) Program is an intensive, hands-on training experience that gives teen campers valuable insight into the role of a camp counselor. Skills can also be applied in real life situations and assist with babysitting responsibilities.

LIT’s will develop their decision-making and problem-solving skills by assisting with daily activities and camper care.

Features of the LIT Program Include:

  • Age Appropriate Programming
  • First Aid Training
  • Fun activities developed just for teens

Camp Shalom Session I 

Superhero Week

July 11- July 15

$275/week with discounts available for early registration, siblings, etc.

Ages 4-15

 

Camp Shalom Session II 

Exploration of Sciences/STEM week

July 18- July 22

$275/week with discounts available for early registration, siblings, etc.

Ages 4-15

 

Camp Shalom Session III 

Sports Week/Maccabi Games/Color War

July 25- July 29

$275/week with discounts available for early registration, siblings, etc.

Ages 4-15

Registration is Now Open

Early Registration

March 1 – March 31, 2022

$247.50 per week/ camper

Registration

April 1, 2022

$275.00 per week /camper

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Camp Shalom is located at

Temple Adath Israel

124 N Ashland Ave Lexington, KY 40502

Our non-denominational program provides a comfortable setting for children of all backgrounds to come together to learn about Jewish culture, history and identity. Camp is open and inclusive to children of all faiths. (For ages 4-15)

2022 Dates

July 11 – July 29

Day Camp Hours

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

pre and post camp is available

Contact Us

Youth Engagement Manager – Susan Voglesong
[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions About Camp Shalom

Q: Does Camp Shalom provide snacks?
A: Yes. Camp will provide one snack mid-morning and one afternoon snack. If your child has a food allergy, please be sure to list this in our medical forms. In the case of severe food allergies, please send your child with a snack that he/she can eat safely.

Q: Does Camp Shalom provide campers with lunch?
A: No. All campers must bring their own lunch to camp each day. We ask that you pack foods which do not need refrigeration, or provide an insulated lunch bag/box. Please label your child’s lunch with their first and last name or initial.

Q: Does Camp Shalom have a pool?
A: Sadly, no, but we will be using the community pool.

Q: Do I have to pay for my child to be in the LIT program
A: Yes, your teen will be considered a camper with lots of special activities just for them along with learning how to be a counselor and/or babysitter

Q: Does Camp Shalom offer any discounts?
A: Yes, we offer a Sibling, UK Employee, Federation discount

* A 5% adjustment will be added after registration for those that participated in the 2021 Winter Camp.