ALL Camp Chaverim campers and staff are required to be current on immunizations in order to attend Camp Chaverim.





Camp Chaverim (ha-veh-reem) is a summer day camp sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City. Our camp is open to all children, Jewish and non-Jewish, ages 2-14. We strive to enrich Jewish identity, enhance social skills, foster friendships, teach Jewish values, nurture healthy bodies and minds, and so much more. Camp Chaverim is the only OKC camp with Jewish identity, tradition, and culture at its heart!


Please be sure to check out and like the Camp Chaverim Facebook page.



For any questions please contact Rachel Johnson by either email or by calling the Jewish Federation office, 405-848-3132 ext. 1278.

2020 Summer Sessions


Session 1: 3 Weeks

June 1-19


*Session 2: 3 Weeks

June 22-July 10

*Camp Chaverim will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day


Session 3: 2 Weeks

July 13-24



Camp Hours



9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.


For an additional fee Before & After Care is available for Chalutzim campers (1st grade) and older. Any camper younger than 4-years-old or younger must have the Camp Director's approval and must be fully potty trained.


Before Care

7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

After Care

2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Camp Location

Camp Chaverim is located on the grounds of

Temple B'nai Israel


4901 N Pennsylvania Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73118


Camp facilities include a pool, gym, outdoor playgrounds, tennis court, playing fields and safe rooms

Camper Groups


Camper must be within the age range of the group by the summer of each year (by June).



Pink Pitzelim: 2-3 years old. Pitzelim campers are not required to be potty trained. This group is limited to 10 campers per day.


Red K'Tontonim: 3-4 years old. K'Tontonim campers are required to be potty trained. This group is limited to 18 campers per day.


Yellow Gan Yeladim: 5-6 years old, or entering Kindergarten in the Fall. This group is limited to 18 campers per day.


Our Early Childhood camper groups have the option of 2, 3 or 5 days options to attend Camp. These groups stay on-site at all times. We maintain a very high staff-to-camper ratio with specialists and trained counselors, who lead our littlest campers in music, creative movement, art, nature, cooking, swimming in the wading pool and special Chaverim Kindness projects. 



Chalutzim: 6-8 years old, or entering 1st & 2nd grades in the Fall. Chalutzim campers take one field trip per session.


Kadima Kids: 9-10 years old, or entering 3rd & 4th grades in the Fall. Kadima campers choose one field trip destination each week to locations such as museums, the OKC Boathouse Youth Zone, bowling, ice-skating, etc.


Our Chalutzim & Kadima Kids campers are able to go on field trips; Chalutzim once per session, Kadima Kids one a week. All off-campus transportation is provided by properly licensed drivers over 25 years of age. Some of the weekly activities for these groups include: arts & crafts, swimming, cooking, sports & games, improvisation, Israeli games & culture, songs & dance, yoga...and the list goes on.



Tzofim: 10-13 years old, or entering 5th-7th grades in the Fall. Tzofim campers get to choose on Specialty Camp (eg: RIVERSPORT Adventures, Theatre, Cooking, Horseback Riding, etc) per session that they will attend in the mornings and enjoy regular camp activities in the afternoons.


Our Tzofim campers get to enjoy one specialty camp each session, which we offer two (one off-site and one on-site). The Specialty Camps are 3 days out of the week, and only in the mornings, so that campers can have the opportunity to continue with other camp activities (swimming, arts & crafts, cooking, etc.). Specialty Camps could be anything from Theatre to RIVERSPORTS Adventures, or Fine Arts to Horseback Riding or Dungeons & Dragons to Scouting, or Magic, Robotics, Sports, Cooking, etc. 

Specialty Camps have limited enrollment, so we strongly recommend signing up early to get the one you want!

Also, our Tzofim campers are invited on an overnight campout under the supervision of camp staff. We'll build a campfire, make s'mores, go swimming, play night games and gaze at the stars.



Kibbutzim13-15 years old, or entering 8th & 9th grades in the Fall. Kibbutzim campers are our LITs, Leaders In Training. This group will take part if team building activities, leading Shabbat activities, Mitzvah Corps community service projects, and will work with senior counselors. 


LITs will have the opportunity to become a CIT, Counselor In Training for the third session. LITs who have completed at least one full LIT session and shown exemplary leadership skills may be assigned to a CIT position to assist with a younger age group of campers. They can receive community service credit for working all of the last session, Session 3.


Note: Sessions 1 & 2 are three week sessions. Session 3 is a two week session.

Pink Pitzelim, Red K'Tontonim &

Yellow Gan Yeladim

2 Days (Tu, Th)

Session 1 - $365    Session 2 - $365    Session 3 - $265


3 Days (M, W, F)

Session 1 - $405    Session 2 - $405    Session 3 - $285


5 Days

Session 1 - $575    Session 2 - $575    Session 3 - $405




Session 1 - $605    Session 2 - $605    Session 3 - $415


Kadima Kids

Session 1 - $620    Session 2 - $620    Session 3 - $425



Session 1 - $720    Session 2 - $720    Session 3 - $505



Session 1 - $460    Session 2 - $460    Session 3 - $310

Before & After Care


Before Care

7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Session 1 - $100, Session 2 - $100, Session 3 - $75

After Care

2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Session 1 - $200, Session 2 - $200, Session 3 - $140


Session 1 - $250, Session 2 - $250, Session 3 - $180


Pro-rating is available by the week only, and a $50 fee will be added to the total camp cost per family per session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans will also be available. Starting in 2020 all Camp Chaverim payment plans will need to be paid in full by the end of July.

Cancellations & Refunds

All cancellations must be made in writing one week prior to the enrolled session start date, and sent to Rachel Johnson. If the cancellation is received one week prior to the enrolled session start date then 50% of the session fees will be refunded - the remaining fees will be retained for the costs of materials purchased.

If the cancellation is received less than one week prior to the enrolled session start date then there will be no refund.



Early Bird Discount


5% off camp session fees if

registered by TBA, 2020.

Jewish Federation Donor Discount


10% off camp session fees if you make $118 or greater donation/pledge to the

Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City annual campaign.



The Jewish Federation has limited financial assistance available to Jewish families. To request a Campership form, please contact Rachel Johnson by email Rachel Johnson, or by calling the Jewish Federation office 405-848-3132.

Applications for camperships must be submitted by

TBA, 2020.