Yeladim
Camp Preschool

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 7:30 and 9:00 and after care is available between 4:00 and 6:00.
  • Rothman Aquatics Center: whether participating in instructional swimming with our in-house JSwim Aquatics Team or playing in the spray ground, Yeladim campers will take advantage of the state-of-the-art Rothman Aquatics Center.

*Current Students of the school:
A minimum of 2 consecutive weeks is required.
*New students who are registered for the 2017-2018 school year:
A minimum of 2 consecutive weeks is required.
*Students attending only summer camp:
For 2 and 3 year olds, a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks is required.
For pre-k children a minimum of 2 consecutive weeks is required.


Typical Day 9:00 am - 12:30 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 pottery.

Water Play or Specialty Period 2
From instructional swimm to water slides to water races and from sprinklers 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 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.


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.

Water Play

From instructional swimming to water slides to water races and from sprinklers 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 instructional swim, science, music, art, sports, cooking, Israeli culture and pottery.

Lunch
Beginning with a prayer of thanks, campers enjoy eating their home packed 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 Period 2

The specialty we couldn’t fit in the morning, has its chance in the afternoon
If there is some time left. Bunk Time is always a cherished one.

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.