Camp Simchah campers will have a blast with the classic JCCNS camp-model that we all know and love! Our shared campus with Epstein Hillel School allows for experiences both inside and out! Campers will enjoy daily rotations of Instructional Swim in our beautiful 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 will help close out our activity-filled weeks with 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. Campers can choose the programs they’re most interested in to craft the ultimate summer!
WHAT IS SIMCHAH?
The Hebrew word Simchah means Happiness and Joy. At Camp Simchah, we believe in the power of Camp and the power of Happiness and Joy — so we’ve selected these principles that guide everything we do at camp:
Camp Simchah (Campers entering grades 1-7)
Campers attend daily from 9am -4pm. 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*. We highly recommend that all campers attend until 4pm each Friday for Fun Fridays!
*Simchah campers with siblings in Kindercamp or our Early Childhood's Toddler program may opt for a 1:00pm early dismissal from camp (option given for full camp week, cannot be adjusted day-to-day).
Camp Simchah Specialty (Campers entering grades 3-7)
Simchah Specialty campers attend daily from 9am-4pm. 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 Simchah Specialty camp experience. Our Fun Fridays will also be part of the Simchah Specialty camp fun!