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Summer would not be the same without camp! Even though we cannot physically be together, we can still be connected. Our senior staff has been working hard to prepare an amazing virtual program, and we would love it if you would join us for Gan Shalom @ Home via Zoom.
· 4 One-Week Sessions
· 2 Programs Available: Kehilla (K-5th) & Manheegim (6th-8th)
· $50 Per Camper, Per Week* Suggested Donation
· Virtual Field Trips
· At-Home Craft Projects
· Creative and Special Friday Themes
· Story Time
· And So Much More...
*All those who donate $50 or more will receive a personalized bucket of camp supplies delivered to their doorstep on the Sunday before the first week of camp for which they are registered.
Kehilla, or “community” in Hebrew, is for incoming Kindergarten through 5th-grade campers. During our four-week, virtual camp sessions, campers will experience what it means to be part of a community. When not participating in all-camp activities, Kehilla campers will be divided into different age groups. Our session will include activities based on the following weekly themes: “Camping With Gan Shalom,” “Red, White & Blue Mitzvahs,” “Maccabiah,” and “Earth, Wind, and Fire." On Fridays, our weekly theme will culminate with special programs led by our Manheegim campers. As community members, Kehilla campers will shape their own experiences by choosing one of the Friday activity they would like to participate in. Our goal this summer is to ensure that our campers’ favorite aspects of Camp Gan Shalom, such as crafts, games, songs, field trips (now virtul) and weekly Shabbat services, continue.
Manheegim, or “leaders” in Hebrew, is for our campers entering 6th through 8th grades. This year, we want to provide as many of the leadership development opportunities online as our campers have come to expect from our in-person Manheegim program. Campers will be given opportunities to work collaboratively to create experiences they then can share with their communities, including art projects and each week’s Friday theme day extravaganza. Throughout the summer, campers will discuss what it means to be leaders and how to act as leaders even when we are all at home.