Yeladim — Preschool Camp

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Young children thrive on a consistent schedule with structure and routines, but each day Yeladim is full of surprises!


Yeladim offers children a unique and fun-filled summer experience in a safe, loving and engaging Jewish environment. Campers will be divided into groups according to their age. We maintain a low student-teacher ratio. Highly qualified staff will be with your children throughout the summer. Staff members are First Aid and CPR certified. The staff partners with your children and your family to ensure your child spends an unforgettable summer while continuing to blossom.

Yeladim provides:

  • Half day and full day options; all children entering pre-k are required to register for FT hours and days.
  • Several special activities each week; be prepared for everything from Wacky Water Day to Carnival, to Dress up days, Maccabi Games, Interactive shows and Shabbat
  • Before care is available between 7:00 and 9:00 and after care is available between 4:00 and 6:00.
  • Yeladim campers will participate in instructional swim with our in-house JSwim Aquatics Team and/or playing in the sprinkler park several times a week.


A Typical Day 9:00 am - 1:00 pm *

Boker Tov
Campers begin the day in a community. Being part of a large community is an experience of its own. Campers build their identity as a group at the same time they interact with other children and learn with and from them. Boker Tov sets the camp tone for the rest of the day. Favorite camp songs along with good morning rituals make Boker Tov one of the children’s favorite parts of the day.

Bunk Time
Each group has a home room, set up with developmentally appropriate centers that engage the children in a variety of ways. Dramatic play, blocks and construction, library, table toys (also known as manipulatives), light table, sensory center and art are among the many choices children have to explore and learn. During Bunk Time children have opportunities to experience whole group activities, small group projects and, in some cases, one-on-one time with the counselors.

Specialty Period 1

Each day a different specialty will be waiting for the children. Specialties can include instructional swim, science, music, art, sports, cooking, Israeli culture and gymnastics. 

Instructional Swim / Water Play
From instructional swim to water races and from the Sprinkler Park to water tables, the children have the opportunity to refresh with some water fun.

Lunch
Beginning with a prayer of thanks, campers enjoy eating their home packed or camp pre-purchased lunch with their friends and counselors.

L’Hitraot (So long …)

We end the day with a ritual L’Hitraot (so long) and leave energized and with much enthusiasm that children can’t wait until the next day to come back and start all over again.

*Yeladim 9 am – 1 pm for 2 and 3 year olds only (ages by Sept. 1, 2018) The first 2 weeks of camp for 2 year olds (Age by Sept 1) must be consecutive.


A Typical Day 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Boker Tov
Campers begin the day in a community. Being part of a large community is an experience of its own. Campers build their identity as a group at the same time they interact with other children and learn with and from them. Boker Tov sets the camp tone for the rest of the day. Favorite camp songs along with good morning rituals make Boker Tov one of the children’s favorite parts of the day.

Bunk Time
Each group has a home room, set up with developmentally appropriate centers that engage the children in a variety of ways. Dramatic play, blocks and construction, library, table toys (also known as manipulatives), light table, sensory center and art are among the many choices children have to explore and learn. During Bunk Time children have opportunities to experience whole group activities, small group projects and, in some cases, one-on-one time with the counselors.

Instructional Swim / Water Play

From instructional swim to water races and from the Sprinkler Park to water tables, the children have the opportunity to refresh with some water fun.

Specialty Period 1

Each day a different specialty will be waiting for the children. Specialties can include science, music, art, sports, cooking, Israeli culture and gymnastics.

Lunch
Beginning with a prayer of thanks, campers enjoy eating their home packed or camp pre-purchased lunch with their friends and counselors.

Menucha (Rest time)

Young children need to rest their bodies and their minds. Mats, lights lowered and peaceful music is the perfect recipe for quiet time or a nap. An alternative activity will be available for those children who don't nap.

Specialty Periods 2 & 3

More opportunity for fun includes science, music, art, sports, cooking, Israeli culture and pottery.

L’Hitraot (So long …)

We end the day as a community and leave energized and with much enthusiasm that children can’t wait until the next day to come back and start all over again.