Specialty Camp


Perseverance Basketball Camp

Grades 1st-8th
June 5-9
July 31-August 4

Our Basketball Camps are dedicated to providing a Basketball Camp that is both instructional and informational along with creating a great atmosphere to learn! The coaching staff prides itself on teaching the game of basketball to players of all ages and ability levels. The mechanics and drills that are taught at our camps are used for players at all levels. We are determined to provide the best possible learning experience for our campers.

Some of the highlights of the camp include:

  • 5 on 5 games
  • Competitions
  • Awards
  • Experienced coaching


Scales and Tales Fishing Camp

Grades 1st–7th
June 12-16

Building Up Sports Academy offers one of the biggest youth fishing programs in the state of Florida and is excited to run their program at Camp Shalom. Campers will learn to tie different knots, learn water safety, bait a hook and more. All Campers receive their own FREE rod/reel at camp. We will also have a fishing tournament at the end of the week. Join us for a great week of fishing and a chance to catch a trophy fish! Fun games and prizes all week! No prior fishing experience needed. Camp Shalom will provide all fishing supplies including the rod/reel.

Scales and Tales Fishing is a half day Specialty Camp. Instruction will be from 9:30-12:00 daily. The afternoon portion of the day will feature traditional Camp Shalom activities.


Circus Camp

Grades 1st-10th
June 19-23
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.


Skateboarding Camp

Grades Kindergarten-6th
June 26-June 30

Skateboarding is a sport, an art form, a lifestyle and a culture. In this week long camp campers in Camp Shalom’s Skateboarding Camp will not only learn to skateboard but they will get to design and build their very own from scratch! Campers will learn skateboarding basics including safety, turning, balancing, obstacle and ramp skating and more. At the end of the week campers will get to test their new skateboards out on a tarp that simulate surfing while skateboarding.

Skateboarding is a half day Specialty Camp. Skateboard instruction will be from 9:30-12:00 daily. The afternoon portion of the day will feature traditional Camp Shalom activities.

Campers will need to provide their own safety equipment including helmets, knee, wrist and elbow pads.


Drama Rama Camp

Grades Kindergarten-1st
June 26-June 30

Calling all kindergarten and 1st grade performers!  Participants in Drama Rama Camp will learn about acting, singing, dance, set and costume design, and improve through a series of theatre games, workshops and fun activities.  Campers will help write and produce their own production and will perform it in a showcase at the end of the week. 

Drama Rama Camp is a half day Specialty Camp.  Theatre instruction will be from 9:30-12:00 daily.  The afternoon portion of the day will feature traditional Camp Shalom activities.

Melissa Boher Jacobson has an extensive background as a professional performer, producer, director, and drama and music educator, as well as a background in psychology.   She served as the Director of Education for the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Conservatory, programming as well as directing numerous middle and high school and elementary school camps and productions as well as providing instruction for classes in acting, singing, communication, public speaking and presentation skills to students ranging from 8 to adult.  She served as the Music and Drama Specialist at the Meyer Academy for 5 years, and as Associate Producer of several professional theater companies in South Florida and New York City including the Jerusalem Group Theatre and ManeStage Productions. She has appeared throughout the country as a sought after cabaret and concert performer, as well as appeared Off-Broadway and at numerous regional and international theatres. She holds a degree in Vocal Performance/Opera from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.


Broadway Camp

Grades 2nd-8th
July 10-July 21**

Lights, Camera, Action! Campers in Broadway Camp will put on Camp Shalom’s second fully staged Musical Theatre Production of Madagascar the Musical Jr. In addition to participating in Madagascar, Broadway Camp will focus on skill building by focusing on theatrical songs, monologues, audition skills, activing for television and film, stagecraft, stage management, costume and set design. All campers are welcome to participate regardless of previous acting experience or skill.  Every camper signed up for Broadway Camp will be assigned a part in Madagascar the Musical Jr. Don't miss your chance to laugh, learn and shine in Madagascar the Musical! There will be new and improved sound and microphones for the performance.
Broadway Camp is a full day Specialty Camp. Traditional Camp Shalom activities will be incorporated into the camp day. 
**must register for both weeks

Melissa Boher Jacobson has an extensive background as a professional performer, producer, director, and drama and music educator, as well as a background in psychology.   She served as the Director of Education for the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Conservatory, programming as well as directing numerous middle and high school and elementary school camps and productions as well as providing instruction for classes in acting, singing, communication, public speaking and presentation skills to students ranging from 8 to adult.  She served as the Music and Drama Specialist at the Meyer Academy for 5 years, and as Associate Producer of several professional theater companies in South Florida and New York City including the Jerusalem Group Theatre and ManeStage Productions. She has appeared throughout the country as a sought after cabaret and concert performer, as well as appeared Off-Broadway and at numerous regional and international theatres. She holds a degree in Vocal Performance/Opera from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.


S'more Camp

Grades K-6th
August 7-11

Want S’more camp fun? Camp is over, but the fun doesn’t have to be! Join us for a week of arts and crafts, sports, swimming, field trips and more! Register by the day or for the entire week.