Camp Kadima 2014



The mission of the David Posnack Jewish Community Center 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.

Extreme Adventure Reunion
Saturday, April 26 • 8:00-10:00 p.m. • JCC Pool Deck
Pool party includes barbecue, snow cones, music and reunion with friends.
Click here for more information.

Parent Orientation
Monday, June 2, 2014 • 6:30-8:00 p.m.
For Parents Only • Orlove Auditorium
For K'Ton Ton, Olim, Bonim, Extreme Adventure, Premier & Giborim camps.
Come and meet our administrative staff.

Meet the Counselor Day
Sunday, June 8, 2014 • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Parents and their children are invited to meet the summer camp staff.

Host an Israeli Shaliach!
We bring two Israeli counselors (Shlichim or emissaries) to our camp each summer to teach our campers about Israeli culture and traditions. They are fluent in English and a ton of fun to have around. We place them in homes for 2-week homestays. If you think you might like to host one or both Schlichim for the summer Please contact mbernstein@dpjcc.org.

Summer Camp Brochure & Registration Forms

CLICK HERE to download the Camp Kadima 2014 Brochure.
CLICK HERE to download the Camp Kadima 2014 Registration Form.
CLICK HERE to download the Post Camp Registration Form.

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.
Afternon 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.
Monday, June 9, 2014 First Day of Camp
Thursday, July 3, 2014 Last Day of 1st Session
Friday, July 4, 2014 No Camp - Independence Day
Monday, July 7, 2014 First Day of Second Session
Friday, August 1, 2014 Last Day of Camp

 The 2014 Camp Calendar & Lunch Menu will be available in the Spring of 2014.

 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
Unit Head: Staci Hains

 

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
Unit Heads: Amy Robbins (1st grade), Jamie Waksman (2nd & 3rd grade),
Brandon Esquenazi (4th & 5th grades)

 

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.

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

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.

 

Extreme Adventure • For Boys & Girls Grades 6-8
Unit Head: Brad Fatout

 

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.

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

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.

 

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.

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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

 

Giborim - Special Needs • For Boys & Girls Ages 3-21
Director: Scott Dermer • Assistant Director: Rachel Greenhawt

 

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.

 

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

  

JHoops Basketball Camp • For Boys & Girls Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8
Coordinator: Will Croud

 

Note: Children in the Sports Cmaps wills wim 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.

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

  

NEW! JSports • For Boys & Girls Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8
Coordinator: Will Croud

 

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.

 

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Sample Newsletter • Sample Lunch Menu  • Sample FAQ

  

JGirls Camp • Grades 1-2 & Grades 3-5
Unit Head: Ellyn Solomon

 

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.

 

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

  

JTech Camp • For Boys & Girls Grades 1-5
Unit Head: Cheryl Hernandez

 

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.

 

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Sample Newsletter • Sample Lunch Menu • Sample Camp CalendarSample FAQ

 

Post Camp • Ages 1-8

 For families that need a 9th or 10th 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 attened summer camp 2014.
Registration for Post Camp Giborim requires participants to have attended summer camp 2014 (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 4-8, 2014
Week 10
August 11-15, 2014
K'Ton Ton Ages 1-4 JPlay Kids Ages 2-5
Olim Kindergarten Aquatics Grades 1-5
Bonim Grades 1-5 Basketball Grades 1-8
Extreme Adventure Grades 6-8 Karate Grades 1-5
Giborim Ages 5-21 Tennis Grades 1-8
JHoops Basketball Grades 1-8
Tennis Grades 1-8

 

Important Phone Numbers

 

DPJCC Phone Number
954-434-0499
Membership Director
Caitlin Eisinger Ext. 107
Camp Kadima Director
Mindy Bernstein Ext. 340
K'Ton Ton & Olim Camps - 12 months - 5 years
Camp Director, Arlene Abrams Ext. 378
Camp Registration, Eileen Neidorf Ext. 344
Bonim / Extreme Adventure / JGirls / JTech - Ages 6 - 14
Bonim/Extreme Adventure Director, Michael Chanan Ext. 317
Camp Registration, Lisa Lundy Ext. 202
Camp Office Ext. 202
Special Needs Camp (Giborim)
Camp Director, Scott Dermer Ext. 202
      or email campgiborim@aol.com
Sports Camps
Camp Director, Nicole Boudreau-Resko Ext. 118
Camp Registration, Maddy Johnson Ext. 105
Camp Registration, Amanda Fernandez Ext. 103
Post Camp Week 9
Registration, Eileen Neidorf Ext. 344
         K'Ton Ton, Olim
Registration, Lisa Lundy Ext. 202
         Bonim, Extreme Adventure, Giborim
Registration, Maddy Johnson or Amanda Fernandez Ext. 103 or 105
         JHoops Basketball, Tennis
Post Camp Week 10
Registration, Eileen Neidorf Ext. 344
        JPlay Kids - Preschool
Registration, Maddy Johnson or Amanda Fernandez Ext. 103 or 105
         Aquatics, JHoops Basketabll, JPlay Kids,
         Karate, Tennis