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.

Summer Sessions

 

Session 1: 3 Weeks

June 3-21

*Monday, June 10 - CLOSED in observance of Shavuot*

 

Session 2: 3 Weeks

June 24-July 12

*Thursday, July 4 - CLOSED for Independence Day*

 

Session 3: 2 Weeks

July 15-26

 

Camp Hours

 

Monday-Friday

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 6-years-old 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).

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

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 youngest 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, swim readiness/pool time, and special Chaverim Kindness projects. 

 

YOUNGER SCHOOL AGE

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.

 

 

OLDER SCHOOL AGE

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.

 

LIMMUD: LEARNING LEADERSHIP

Kibbutzim: 13-15 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. At the Camp Director's discretion, teens who have completed at least one full 2018 LIT session and shown exemplary leadership skills may be assigned to a CIT position to assist with a younger age group of campers. Teens can receive community service credit for working all of the last session, Session 3.

CAMP PRICING

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 - $355    Session 2 - $355    Session 3 - $255

 

3 Days (M, W, F)

Session 1 - $395    Session 2 - $395    Session 3 - $275

 

5 Days

Session 1 - $565    Session 2 - $565    Session 3 - $395

 

 

Chalutzim

Session 1 - $595    Session 2 - $595    Session 3 - $405

 

Kadima Kids

Session 1 - $610    Session 2 - $610    Session 3 - $415

 

Tzofim

Session 1 - $705    Session 2 - $704    Session 3 - $495

 

Kibbutzim

Session 1 - $450    Session 2 - $450    Session 3 - $300

Before & After Care

 

Before Care

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

Session 1 - $75, Session 2 - $75, Session 3 - $55

After Care

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

Session 1 - $175, Session 2 - $175, Session 3 - $115

Both

Session 1 - $225, Session 2 - $225, Session 3 - $115

Pro-Rating

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 are also available. There will be an option for payment installments upon registration.

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.

 

DISCOUNTS

Early Bird Discount

 

5% off camp session fees if

registered by April 30, 2019

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.

Camperships

 

The Jewish Federation will provide confidential financial assistance to Jewish families who would otherwise be unable to attend Camp Chaverim.

 

For more information please email Rachel Johnson, or by calling the Jewish Federation office 405-848-3132.

Applications for camperships must be submitted by

May 1, 2019.