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!
For any questions please contact Rachel Johnson by either email or by calling the Jewish Federation office, 405-848-3132 ext. 1278.
Session 1: 3 Weeks
*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
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.
7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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 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.
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 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
Session 1 - $575 Session 2 - $575 Session 3 - $405
Session 1 - $605 Session 2 - $605 Session 3 - $415
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
7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Session 1 - $100, Session 2 - $100, Session 3 - $75
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 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.
5% off camp session fees if
registered by TBA, 2020.
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