Camp Shalom (ages 7-9)

Camp Shalom (ages 7-9)

JCC Camps at Medford create lifelong campers. Our programs grow with our campers by providing the opportunity to discover new activities and succeed in greater challenges.

Camp Shalom is for children entering 2nd through 4th grade. They love our Club Program where they get to choose a few of their own camp activities. Whether they join our Performing Arts Group, Creative Arts Activities, Athletic Clinics or Adventure Programs, they’ll have the chance to discover new skills or enjoy old favorites.

Camp Shalom campers are grouped by grade and divided into bunks with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio. Each of our age groups are supervised by an adult division head.

Athletics

At JCC Camps at Medford, we pride ourselves on age appropriate activities for each age group. Our Camp Shalom campers continue to work on building skills and drills while expanding their horizons with new sports and recreation activities. Our oldest Camp Shalom campers even have the opportunity to compete in a competitive sports league. Our dedicated sports staff guide campers through skill-building, understanding each new sport, competitive games, and sportsmanship. Our athletic activities include: Gaga, Basketball, Bankshot Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Kickball, Slug Ball, Tennis, Hockey, Beach Newcombe, Lacrosse, Field Sports, Competitive Sports League, Yoga and Mini-Golf.

Creative & Performing Arts

We love watching our JCC Camps at Medford campers shine on stage and express their creativity through beautiful works of art. Our creative and performing arts programs focus on fine motor skills development, building confidence and developing a love for the arts. Creative and Performing Arts activities include: Master Chef Junior, Digital Photography, Ceramics, Arts & Crafts, Music, Theater, Usable Arts and Dance/Cheer.

Outdoor Adventure & STEM

New adventures await our Camp Shalom campers through our Outdoor Adventure and STEM programs. Campers will expand their learning and analytical skills through hands-on science activities and exploring our Nature Center. Campers’ confidence will grow as they accomplish new challenges through our team building activities in our Low Ropes Course while enjoying the beautiful wooded atmosphere of our campsite. Camp Shalom campers also have the opportunity to try out higher ropes elements such as our Climbing Boulder and Lower Zip Lines. There’s nothing like a summer breeze blowing on your face as you fly down the zip line! Outdoor Adventure and STEM activities include: Climbing Boulder, Fishing, Capture the Flag, Nature Center, High & Low Ropes, Archery (for oldest campers), and Mad Science.

Water Activities

Keeping cool throughout the day is very important at JCC Camps at Medford. Campers will learn water safety and aquatics skills from our American Red Cross certified instructors. There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than playing in our Splash Park and taking a ride down the unique Sledding Slope! At our 4 acre lakefront, campers will have the opportunity to learn boating skills and try out our exhilarating lake inflatables. Water activities include: Lake Inflatables, Boating, Sledding, Splash Park, Swimming.

Social Development

The most important part of a summer at JCC Camps at Medford is building meaningful and lasting friendships. Our trained camp counselors create an environment where campers grow in confidence and independence by helping them navigate social development. While traveling between activities, camp bunks can be heard and seen singing songs, creating cheers and racing their way through their summer home! This caring environment provides children with vital emotional and social skills that will help them succeed through the rest of their lives.