Camp Simchah campers will have a blast in a return to the classic, JCCNS camp model that we all know and love! Our shared campus with Epstein Hillel School allows for opportunities both inside and out! Campers will enjoy daily rotations of Instructional Swim in the outdoor pool, Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Science & Nature, and some exciting, new, counselor-led group games, including use of our Gaga Pit!
Each week finishes off with our Shabbat Showcase — songs, performances, presentations & displays — a time for campers to showcase what they have accomplished that week! Plus, Fun Fridays each week will help make Simchah even more fun! Campers entering 3rd-7th grades may choose to register for some weeks of Camp Simchah and other weeks of Simchah Specialty Camps. Choose the programs they’re most interested in to craft a summer they will love!
What is Simchah?
The Hebrew word Simchah means Happiness and Joy. Here at Camp Simchah, we believe in the power of Camp and the power of Happiness and Joy — so we’ve selected principles that guide everything we do at camp.
Camp Simchah (Campers entering grades 1-7)
Campers attend daily from 9am -4pm, with extended care availble (see registration form) 7:30am-9:00am and until 6pm. Simchah campers will have daily rotations of classic camp activities, and our oldest camper groups will also get a taste of the Specialty camp offerings within their weekly schedule. Our youngest campers (entering grades 1-2) may choose to register for early dismissal at 1pm. Please note: those dismissed at 1pm might not paticipate in the full range of camp activities. We highly recommend that all campers attend until 4pm each Friday for Fun Fridays!
Camp Simchah Specialty (Campers entering grades 3-7*)
Specialty campers attend daily from 9am-4pm, with extended care available (see registration form) 7:30am-9:00am and until 6pm. Campers will have fun developing skills, while also learning the ways in which communication and team-building impact their individual performance.
Campers will have the benefit of our incredible aquatics program, and will dive into their specialty for an engaging, fun, and in-depth Specialty camp experience. Our Fun Fridays will also be part of the Specialty camp fun!
*see Simchah Specialty Camps registration forms for specific grade levels