Boynton Beach Yeladim (Pre-School) 561-732-7620 • Boynton Beach Upper Camp 561-259-3000
For campers entering 1st-6th grade
Week 1: June 5-June 9
Week 2: June 12-June 16
Ever dream of becoming a secret agent? We'll start with the basics: From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision. Campers will have the opportunity to check out spy tech equipment and take home lots of gadgets like spy glasses! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis! Figure out the science of forensics in a hands-on look at crime scenes! Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a journey into the world of investigation that spies use!
INVENTORS & EXPLORERS
Creative Contraption Warning! This is a camp designed by you—the Inventor! Each day you’ll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome by using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all – your mind! With a little bit of ingenuity you’ll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot and assemble a working light saber to take home. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun!
For campers entering 1st-6th grade
June 5-June 16
Auditions: June 4
We're putting on a show: Annie Jr. Get ready to audition, rehearse and perform a mini-Broadway musical. Campers will spend their days singing, dancing and acting, all while building confidence, expanding imaginations, and working together as a cast. Our two-week program will culminate in an energetic and entertaining performance for families and friends! Debi Mandala has performed in theaters across the country and worked for 10 years in Manhattan and Westchester as a teaching artist, director and choreographer. Highlights include starring roles in Gypsy, Annie, and Footloose; direction of over 50 youth productions, and serving as choreographer for Broadway's Martin Charnin. She has taught and staged plays and musicals in schools, camps and private studios throughout the East Coast. Now, she brings her expertise and energy to the JCC! Debi loves teaching children to express themselves and build confidence through music, dance and drama.
For campers entering 1st–10th grade
Auditions to be held in Palm Beach Gardens Friday, June 16 as well as practice on Sunday, June 18
We're thrilled to be bringing Circus of the Kids back to Camp Shalom this summer! Circus of the Kids travels around the country, teaching circus arts to children of all ages. It is the only program of its kind in the United States, and the JCC is proud to host the Circus of the Kids. During this week-long Specialty Camp, campers are transformed into CIRCUS PERFORMERS!
In small groups, circus campers learn and practice the art of one of fifteen different circus acts, from trick roller skating, trapeze, fire-eating and aerial ballet to mini trampoline and other circus routines. When campers are not practicing for Circus of the Kids, they participate in a broad range of other circus and camp activities, like the Circus Games, learning how to clown, mime, juggle, arts and crafts, swimming, sports and much more! At the end of the week, the Circus Stars of Tomorrow proudly present a full-fledged, professional circus performance for their fellow campers and community, complete with costumes. This camp will take place at Camp Shalom, Palm Beach Gardens.
There is a 15 camper maximum for campers entering 1st grade.
Spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
A waiting list will begin once age group spaces are filled.
The Circus of the Kids staff place participants in acts based on the camper's performance on Placement Day. Circus staff does its best to ensure all rehearsals are held between the regular camp day (9am-4pm) – however, due to the nature of the week some practices could be held between 4:00-6:00pm each night.
For campers entering 1st and 2nd Grade; June 19-23
For campers entering 3rd-6th Grade; June 26-June30
From Harry Houdini to David Blane, children and adults have been enthralled by magic for centuries! For kids, learning magic has massive benefits, even if one’s not looking to perform on stage or develop a career as a magician. This 1 week course in magic will teach skills that are useful in many areas of life.
During this course, you will learn:
The instructor, Eric Kurit, is a professional magician and has been performing magic for over 15 years. He has been a part of Jewish Big Brothers and specializes in working with kids.
For campers entering 1st-2nd grade; July 3-7
For campers entering 3rd-6th grade; July 10-14
Grab your smock; it’s time to get messy and ARTrageous in this week-long specialty camp. This camp provides a canvas to let your child’s creativity flow with new colorful experiences that will dazzle and wow! Campers will continue to get their artistic juices flowing as they design their own stunning masterpieces. Each week will conclude with a “Gallery Display” where our artists will invite guests for their “gallery opening” and reception. These artists will also participate daily in flag pole, lunch, and swim with the general camp.
For campers entering 3rd-6th grade; July 17-21
For campers entering 1st-2nd grade; July 24-28
Calling all kids for a week of delicious food experiments and learning how to cook your favorite foods! This program introduces students to the culinary world giving them the opportunity to develop basic skills that will build the foundation to cook and create culinary treasures for the rest of their lives. While learning culinary skills is the main ingredient of this camp, each class adds a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, a handful of table setting, a pinch of menu planning and laughter to taste. These chefs will also participate daily in flag pole, lunch, and swim with the general camp.
For campers entering K-6th grade
Post Camp: August 7-11
Camp is over, but the fun doesn’t have to be! Join us for a week of arts and crafts, sports, swimming, cooking, field trips and more!