Family Camps & Programs

Family Camps & Fun Days

Shalom Institute is proud to offer diverse and educational programs for the entire family!

Family Camps
At Family Camp, families enjoy Shabbat services, Havdalah services, arts and crafts, song sessions, ropes course, swimming, softball, a talent show, and being together in the beautiful natural setting of Shalom Institute.

Parents are housed in cabins or dormitory lodging with other parents or can have a private room in our Emma Stern Weinberg Village for an additional charge. Children 6 and over stay in cabins with counselors. Children under 6 are housed with their parents and childcare is available for them during the day.

2nd Annual LGBT Family Camp is May 2 – 4, 2014
This weekend retreat offers an opportunity for LGBT families to experience the outdoors at our beautiful site, meet other families, enjoy activities as a family and a community, and talk about raising children in Jewish homes. This gathering will also offer a safe environment for children to talk about growing up in gay and lesbian households. This LGBT Family Camp Weekend was initiated by Beth Chayim Chadashim, the oldest LGBT synagogue in the world, Shalom Institute and Congregation Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood’s reform Synagogue with outreach to the gay and lesbian community. Many other synagogues and organizations have joined in this collaboration.

Click here to learn more. To register, click here.

Annual Camp JCA Shalom Family Camp is May 9-11, 2014
Our annual Family Camp sells out quickly! You don’t want to miss this weekend full of outdoor fun and family time. For information, click here. To register, click here.

Family Fun Days!
Lag B’Omer Family Fun Day
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm.
$10/person ages 7+. Children 6 and under are free.*

Celebrate Lag B’Omer at camp with archery, cooking outdoors, time with the animals, gardening fun, nature walks, zip-line and climbing wall, arts and crafts, moon bounce, cider making and tomahawk toss at our Pioneer Living Adenture center, and much more!

Don’t miss this day of family fun – all ages are welcome! Kosher lunch and snacks provided. No Pets please.
For informational flyer, click here. To register, click here.

*Interested in sending your child to Camp JCA Shalom this summer? Come to Lag B’Omer Family Fun Day for FREE if you RSVP for the camp tour at 9:30am. To RSVP for a Camp Tour click here