Programs K-9

April 23rd, 2014
Program Grade in Fall 2014 Goal Session Length Program highlights
Rishonim The First Kindergarten Prepare for transition to Kindergarten 4 weeks Three counselors for each Home Group of 15 campers.Program held at Congregation Beth El site in North Berkeley and at nearby City of Berkeley Parks.

  • Evenly paced activities. * Theme days. * Jewish culture. *
  • Age appropriate art, drama, and music programming.
  • Swimming once a week at local swimming pool.
  • Mock overnight with return home the same evening.
Habonim The Builders 1st and 2nd Building self esteem and independence. 4 weeks Three counselors for each Home Group of 18 campers.Same grade campers join together in an Edah (Unit) for larger group activities and theme days.Home base is in Tilden Park.

  • Field games , swimming
  • Jewish cultural activities
  • Age appropriate art, drama, and music programming.
  • One-night overnight at Congregation Beth El site in North Berkeley
Giborim Heroes 3rd and 4th Strengthen independence and skill mastery 4 weeks Three counselors for each Home Group of 18 campers.Home base is in Tilden Park.
Same grade campers join together in an Edah (Unit) for larger group activities and theme days

  • Field games, sports, swimming,
  • Specialized Chugim ( small group activities) e.g. art, dance, Jewish thought
  • Two-night overnight in East Bay Regional Park District.
  • Field Trips
Mapilim Adventurers 5th and 6th Healthy risk taking & adventure. Specialized skill mastery. 4 weeks Campers remain in one group with 11 counselors.Mapilim enjoy all the fun of a Kee Tov summer PLUS:

  • Campers select a specialty and learn advanced skills. E.g. dance, drama, sports.
  • Field trips around the Bay Area
  • Two overnights.— a one-nighter and a two nighter in the East Bay Regional Park District.
  • Mapilim Performance—showcase of talent for parents, siblings, and friends.
Chalutzim Pioneers 7th and 8th Transition from childhood to young adulthood. Advanced skill mastery. New level of independence and responsibility. 4 weeks Campers remain in one group with7 counselors.Chalutzim enjoy all the fun of a Kee Tov summer PLUS

  • Campers buddy up with Rishonim, the youngest campers, and serve as role models and mentors.
  • Help run the All Camp Shabbat.
  • Learn the value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) through volunteering at hospitals, senior centers, or homeless projects and fundraising for community organizations.
  • Field trips around the Bay Area and beyond
Gesher Bridge 9th Develop as responsible young leaders both within and beyond the Camp Kee Tov community. 4 weeks Gesher campers enjoy all the fun of a Camp Kee Tov summer PLUS

  • Take on leadership roles in the Camp Kee Tov program as “Junior CITs” (Counselors-in-Training).
  • Hone their commitment to the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam through their hands-on participation in Bay Area social action and community programs.
  • Enjoy outdoor adventures including, white-water rafting/kayaking excursions, ropes courses, sporting events, and beach trips.
  • Have a fun three-night, four-day backpacking trip AND a two-night overnight.
Chaverim
(Extended day)


Friends K-9 Campers continue the fun, learning and adventure of Camp Kee Tov before and after the regular camp hours. 4 weeks Morning Care:  7:30-8:45am
Afternoon Care:  3:00-6:00pm

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