Camp Simchah Junior and Senior 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! Junior and Senior campers will enjoy daily rotations of Instructional Swim in the outdoor pool, Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Mad Science, Nature, and some exciting, new, counselor-led group games, including use of our brand new 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, Spirit Days each week will help make Simchah even more fun! Campers entering 3rd-7th grades may choose to register for some weeks of Simchah Junior/Senior 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 Junior (Campers entering grades 1-4)
Campers attend daily starting at 9am and can choose to enroll for early dismissal (1pm), or to stay for the full camp day (4pm). Extended care is available. Simchah Junior campers will have the opportunity to attend awesome field trips in weeks 4, 7, and 9. Please note: Campers dismissed at 1pm may not participate in the full range of Simchah Junior activities. Field Trip days dismiss at 4pm (no 1pm option on those days). For more details download the Camp Guide.
Camp Simchah Senior (Campers entering grades 5-7)
Campers attend daily from 9am-4pm, with extended care available. Simchah Senior campers will have 1-2 field trips each week (see pages 6-7) and enjoy the classic camp model 3-4 days per week. They’ll participate in special camp overnights and our Introduction to Health and Wellness program run by our highly qualified fitness staff. Plus, Senior campers will also get a taste of the Specialty camp offerings within their daily rotations! For more details download the Camp Guide.
Camp Simchah Specialty (Campers entering grades 3-7*)
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 camp experience. Specialty campers attend daily from 9am-4pm, with extended care available (see registration form). For more details and specialties download the Camp Guide.
*see Simchah Specialty Camps registration forms for specific grade levels