Mandel JCC, 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33472
We are one of only a few camps in Boynton Beach that completes full background screening and fingerprinting on counselors and staff. All doors are locked and cannot be opened without an access pass. Plus, JCC security guards are on duty at all times to monitor the campus.
It’s that feeling when you enter the JCC and are greeted by name. It’s that feeling when you culminate the week by wrapping your arm around a friend while singing Shabbat songs. It’s that feeling of a close-knit JCC community where life-long friendships are created, summer memories are made, and friends, counselors, and staff become a lot more like family.
Camp Shalom is thrilled to have a full-time registered nurse on staff every summer. Nurse Linda administers medications, helps with boo-boos and gives an extra dose of TLC when needed.
South Florida Parenting Magazine's 2018 Winner for Best Summer Program in Palm Beach County.
Every week campers come home with personalized letters from their counselors highlighting each camper’s favorite activities. Unit heads have email addresses to provide more direct contact and communication. A professional photographer takes pictures at all the activities and you’ll get access to those pictures to share with family and friends.
Daily free swim is offered to all campers and instructional swim for kids up to Grade 2 is available with our JSwim aquatics staff. Preschoolers have daily water play whether it is running through our sprinkler park or swimming in the pool. Lifeguards are always on duty throughout the camp day.
New theme days, such as Purim in June, Maccabi Day and Universal Studios Day to name a few plus our famous end-of-camp Carnival with bounce houses and games. These are some of our most memorable days and the ones our campers talk about year after year.
Our camp is woven with the Jewish values of kavod (respect), community, and Hachnasat Orchim (welcoming guests). We celebrate our week together with a Shabbat program that includes singing, dancing, challah snacks, and of course lots of ruach (spirit). Camp Shalom embraces and welcomes everyone in our community regardless of religious affiliation. We encourage everyone to seek meaning and fulfillment by participating in our rich programming inspired by our Jewish heritage.
Our staff to camper ratio is 1:8, which is lower than many camps in the area. The low ratio allows counselors to form relationships with the campers and better supervise the activities of the day.