2020

 

 

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

 

Camp Chaverim registration is now live! Click here to register.

 

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!

 

Want to work at Camp Chaverim this summer? We're looking for fun-loving, patient and kind people who enjoy working with children ages 2-14, and those who may have special skills in music, dance, art, drama, cooking, scouting, sports, etc. We still have positions open for Senior & Junior Counselors, Before/After Care Staff, weekly Specialists and Lifeguards. Click here to apply.

 

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

 

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. 

 

Before Care

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

After Care

2:45 p.m. to 6:00 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 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. 

 

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 a licensed driver age 25 or older. 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 to choose from (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 have the opportunity to enjoy 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 for this summer will be publicized to registered Tzofim camper families 2-4 weeks prior to the enrolled session start date. Once received, campers will prioritize their choices. These Specialty Camps will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

 

LIMMUD: LEARNING LEADERSHIP

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 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. CITs can receive community service credit for working all of 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 - $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

 

 

Chalutzim

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

 

Kadima Kids

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

 

Tzofim

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

 

Kibbutzim

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 - $80

After Care

2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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

Both

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

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

2020 NEW Refund Policies

As of March 24, 2020


In order to help our longstanding and new camp families feel secure in registering for camp this summer, please note two new policies we have put in place:

  1. If camp has to be cancelled for any reason 100% of all registration fees/payments will be refunded to camp families, and
  2. If we determine it is safe to hold camp this summer, but some families decide that they don't feel comfortable having their child(ren) attend after registering, 100% of all registration fees/payments will be refunded.

 

We hope this relieves any concerns you may have in registering now. 

DISCOUNTS

Early Bird Discount

 

5% off camp session fees if

registered by April 30, 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.

Camperships

 

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

April 30, 2020.