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Camp Kadima


The mission of the David Posnack Jewish Community Center's Camp Kadima is to promote self-esteem, positive values and personal growth within an environment rich with Jewish culture to challenge the mind, body and imagination of each individual child. Cooperation and communication within each supervised group set the tone for fostering interaction with others, plant the seeds to establish lifelong memories & friendships and facilitate the most meaningful and exciting camp experience for all.

Summer Camp Registration & Parent Forms

CLICK HERE to download the Camp Kadima 2015 Brochure.
CLICK HERE to download the Camp Kadima 2015 Registration Form.
CLICK HERE to download the Post Camp Registration Form.
CLICK HERE to complete the Camp Kadima 2015 Parent Forms

*Please note there will not be Post Camp during week 10. 

Please join us as we will be hosting the 2015 JCC Maccabi Games® & ArtsFest® on August 9-14, 2015
Teen athletes and artists and adult coaches, volunteers and host families are wanted for this experience of a lifetime.

Call 954.501.2015 to get involved. 
Or visit our JCC Macabi Games® & ArtsFest® website by clicking here.

Camp Hours & Important Dates

Morning Care    7:30-8:45 a.m.
Morning Carpool - All Camps    8:45-9:00 a.m.
Preschool Half-Day Pick Up 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon General Car Pool    3:45-4:00 p.m.
After-Care 4:00-6:00 p.m.
All Campers must be pre-registered for extended care.

Early Bird Camp-alooza
Thursday, March 12, 2015
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Parent Orientation • Orlove Auditorium   
(For Parents Only)
6:40-8:00 p.m.
Meet the Counselor Day 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Monday, June 8, 2015 First Day of Camp
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Family Camp Night
Monday, July 7, 2015 First Day of Second Session
Friday, July 31, 2015 Last Day of Camp

The 2015 Camp Calendar & Lunch Menu will be available in the Spring of 2015.

Pictures of Camp Kadima 2014

Click on the logo below to view pictures on our Picasa profile from last summer at Camp Kadima! 

Camp Options

Camp K'Ton Ton • For Boys & Girls • 12 Months - 4 Years

Your young child will experience a summer filled with fun, friendship and Jewish tradition in a safe and nurturing environment. By participating in developmentally, age-appropriate activities, your child will have the opportunity to explore and interact while building a sense of self-confidence, competence and self-esteem. All activities for this age group are held on-site on the JCC campus. Camp K'Ton Ton offers a full day or an eight-week, half-day option for ages 12 months, 2 and 3 years. The half-day option from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

Our dynamic, standardized swim program, created for the preschooler, promotes water safety and swimming readiness skills, as well as fun and enjoyment in the water. The swimming program is conducted in our on-site pools.

Sample Newsletter • Sample Lunch Menu • Sample Camp Calendar Sample FAQ

Camp Olim • For Boys & Girls • Entering Kindergarten

Children in Camp Olim will enjoy a summer filled with activities, keeping these young campers entertained, enthusiastic, creative and energized all summer long. 
Our program is an exciting transition that keeps the warmth and security of the preschool experience, while providing new opportunities for the expanding abilities of your 5-year-old child.  Most activities, including swimming in our on-site pools, are held on the JCC campus. Children also enjoy field trips on air-conditioned buses to local attractions.

Sample Newsletter • Sample Lunch Menu • Sample Camp Calendar Sample FAQ

Camp Bonim • For Boys & Girls • Grades 1 - 5

Campers are grouped according to the grade they will enter in the fall; however, grades may be combined.

Camp Bonim, an outstanding and highly regarded summer program, combines friendship, character building, fun and Jewish tradition. Your child will join in the camp spirit and gain a sense of belonging while developing new skills in a myriad of activities. Children swim on-site, learning swimming skills and water safety, while enjoying the water. All campers enjoy field trips, Maccabiah games, Zimriah (songfest), and special events, including a carnival and a camp-wide mitzvah project and game show events.

Throughout the summer, campers will enjoy activities during the day and in the evening with all of the other campers within their unit. Your camper will form new friendships, while also spending time with friends from summers past. Some programs include karaoke, inflatable rides, late nights, musical games, water rides, field games, game shows, unit cheers and much more.

Trip Option - Week 4
Campers must be registered for week 4 to participate in this trip.

Bonim campers in grades 4-5 will take a full-day trip to one of Orlando's favorite parks. The trip will take place during the fourth week of camp. Space is very limited.  Cost: $175 (based on minimum number of campers).
Trip itinerary is subject to change.

1st Grade - Sample Newsletter • 2nd/3rd Grade - Sample Newsletter 4th/5th Grade - Sample Newsletter
Sample Lunch Menu • Sample Camp CalendarSample FAQ

Extreme Adventure Camp • For Boys & Girls • Grades 6 - 8

Campers are grouped according to the grade they will enter in the fall; however, grades may be combined.

Extreme Adventure Camp will give your teens a chance to experience new and exciting programs and activities. Extreme Adventure campers will travel once or twice a week to interesting locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. These terrific trips with expert skill instruction including kayaking, indoor surfing, sailing and more. Your child will have non-stop fun all summer long.
Our in-house activities include tennis, inflatable rides, musical games, water rides, field games, game shows, unit cheers, karate, yoga, team building, drama, music, art and much more. Your camper will form new friendships while also spending time with friends from summers past.

Trip Option - Week 4
Campers must be registered for week 4 to participate in this trip.

Extreme Adventure campers in grades 4-5 will take a full-day trip to one of Orlando's favorite parks. The trip will take place during the fourth week of camp. Space is very limited.  Cost: $175 (based on minimum number of campers). Trip itinerary is subject to change.

Sample Newsletter •  Sample Lunch Menu • Sample Camp Calendar Sample FAQ

Leaders-in-Training (LIT Program) • For Boys & Girls • Grade 9

This program combines all the fun of being a camper with valuable leadership training.  It is the first level in the transition from camper to counselor. During part of each week, these young teens work side-by-side with experienced Camp Bonim counselors and specialists, training to be future Camp Kadima staff members. Training includes a mandatory training session with instruction in junior first aid, CPR and junior water safety and continues with weekly sessions facilitated by a professional staff member.  Trip options are offered for the LIT Program. Call the camp office at 954.434.0499, ext. 202 for an application.

Sample Newsletter •  Sample Lunch Menu • Sample Camp Calendar Sample FAQ

Counselors-in-Training (CIT Program) • For Boys & Girls • Grade 10

The counselor-in-training program is a stepping-stone that could lead to the next level – the position of junior Camp Kadima staff member.  CITs acquire full-time, on-the-job experiences as assistants to Camp Bonim or K'Ton Ton counselors. CITs participate in all camp activities, working side-by-side with a junior and senior counselor, learning to be part of a team. The CIT program requires a mandatory, 8-week attendance and pre-enrollment interview. CIT positions are limited. CITs receive a stipend, community service hours or a combination of both. Call the camp office at 954.434.0499, ext. 202 for an application.

Sample Lunch Menu • Sample Camp Calendar Sample FAQ

Camp Giborim - Special Needs • For Boys & Girls • Ages 3 - 21

Ben & Dorothy Spencer Special Services Division
Giborim, which means heroes in Hebrew, is a special needs camp that serves children and young adults who have autism, learning disabilities, developmental delays emotional and physical handicaps in a nurturing environment filled with innovative activities, nonstop fun and creative surroundings. Campers are divided into groups based on age and special needs. All groups, kindergarten and up, participate in two field trips per week. Select teens take part in a 1-day trip to Orland for a nominal fee. New campers must have an intake interview. The JCC cannot provide one-on-one supervision. Continuous aggressive behaviors may result in dismissal of the child from the program.

Inclusion program: In order to provide the least restrictive environment, some campers with mild disabilities are included in the general camp population. Based on individual needs and the ability to group campers together to provide the best camp experience, the inclusion program accepts only a limited number of campers.

Sample Newsletter • Sample Lunch Menu  • Sample List of Activities
Parent Testominal 1 • Parent Testimonial 2 • Parent Testimonial 3
Sample Schedule
 • Sample Camp Calendar

JGirls Camp • Grades 1 - 2 & Grades 3 - 5

It's great to be a girl, especially in this premier camp.
Our young ladies are assured of a well-rounded camp experience with activities that include include dancing, cheerleading, gymnastics, field trips, etiquette and our ever-popular spa days, plus fitness training, yoga, karate, drama and mitzah projects. Campers will develop self-confidence, build self-esteem and form friendships that could last a lifetime.

 

Sample Newsletter •  Sample Lunch Menu • Sample Camp Calendar Sample FAQ

JTech Camp • For Boys & Girls • Grades 1 - 5

Tech/Science Camp offers the perfect combination of an innovative, hands-on science curriculum and fun. Your young scientist will explore science and nature through hands-on investigations and iPad fun, create robots, mix chemicals, make slime, build and launch rockets, erupt volcanoes and so MUCH MORE...ultimately having a BLAST while learning about the world are us! Field trips are also included once a week.

 

Sample Newsletter •  Sample Lunch Menu • Sample Camp CalendarSample FAQ

JHoops Basketball Camp • Grades 1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5 - 6, & 7 - 8

Note: Children in the Sports Camps will swim daily and participate in field trips.

This premier camp will teach your budding young athlete the basic fundamentals of the game. Daily activities will focus on drills for passing, dribbling and shooting. Campers will develop passion for the sport and learn good sportsmanship and teamwork through competitive play.

Sample Newsletter •  Sample Lunch Menu • Sample Camp Calendar Sample FAQ

JSports Camp • For Boys & Girls • Grades 1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5 - 6, & 7 - 8

In this premier camp your young athlete will learn a variety of sports including: basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, flag football, volleyball and more. Daily activities will focus on sport-specific fundamentals. Game will be played each day. Your child will improve his/her self-esteem, develop teamwork skills and learn good sportsmanship.

Sample Newsletter •  Sample Lunch Menu  • Sample FAQ

Post Camp

For families that need a 9th week of camp for their child, we have options for you!

Please Note: Registration for Post Camps K'Ton Ton, Olim and JPlay Kids requires participants to be enrolled in the DPJCC's preschool or to have attended summer camp 2015.  Registration for Post Camp Giborim requires participants to have attended summer camp 2015 (limited space available).  Registration for Post Camps Bonim, Extreme Adventure and all Sports Camps is open to all DPJCC members and non-members.

Week 9
August 3-7, 2015
K'Ton Ton Ages 1-4
Olim Kindergarten
Bonim Grades 1-5
Extreme Adventure Grades 6-8
Giborim Ages 5-21
JHoops Basketball Grades 1-8
Tennis Grades 1-8

 

Important Phone Numbers & Contact Information

DPJCC Phone Number
954-434-0499
Camp Kadima Director
Mindy Bernstein Ext. 340
K'Ton Ton & Olim Camps - 12 months - 5 years
Arlene Abrams, Camp Director Ext. 378
Eileen Neidorf, Camp Registration Ext. 344
Bonim / Extreme Adventure / JGirls / JTech - Ages 6 - 14
Michael Chanan
Bonim/Extreme Adventure Director
Ext. 317
Lisa Lundy, Camp Registration Ext. 202
Camp Office Ext. 202
Special Needs Camp (Giborim)
Scott Dermer, Camp Director
or email campgiborim@aol.com
Ext. 202
Sports Camps
Maddy Johnson, Camp Registration Ext. 105
Post Camp Week 9
Eileen Neidorf, Registration
K'Ton Ton, Olim
Ext. 344
Lisa Lundy, Registration
Bonim, Extreme Adventure, Giborim
Ext. 202
Maddy Johnson, Registration
JHoops Basketball, Tennis
Ext. 103