Camp JORI is a co-ed Jewish overnight and day camp that provides amazing summer experiences for children in grades K-10.
Our comprehensive program of sports, arts, adventure and special activities
is enhanced by our Jewish and Israeli culture and our strong sense of
“TACEO” – Taking Care of Each Other. Summer days here are definitely action-packed!
Here are just some of the activities you can look forward to:
Sports: Basketball, soccer, football, gaga, volleyball, street hockey, softball, yoga, tennis, baseball, archery, ultimate frisbee.
Arts & Crafts: Kiln fired ceramics, leather crafting, painting, drawing, mosaics,
candle making, fashion/costume design, cooking, jewelry, paper crafts.
Performing Arts: Israeli dance, modern dance, improvisation, musical theatre,
set design, stage tech.
Music: Drum circle, JORI Jam, instrument making, song writing.
Aquatics: Swim instruction, water polo, water aerobics, CPR/AED certification,
Red Cross Lifeguard training.
Waterfront: Fishing, tubing, sailing, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking.
Evening Activities: While every day is packed with fun, many campers especially enjoy the evening activities at JORI including: sock wrestling, talent shows, game shows, campfires, movies, and more.
Shabbat at JORI: Campers and staff enjoy a traditional Friday night Shabbat dinner complete with dancing and singing. Lively Shabbat services follow. Israeli dancing and an oneg Shabbat treat round out the evening. Saturdays are marked by late breakfasts in pajamas, swimming and a special event, often organized by our Israeli staff. Shabbat ends with a Havdalah campfire and ice cream delivered to the cabins!
We provide two 3.5 week sessions: Trip 1 & Trip 2 for campers entering grades 2-8. First time campers can register for Mini Sessions which are 12 days long.
Campers who want to stay longer than 3.5 weeks but not the full 7 week season can register for an extension to lengthen their stay to 5.5 weeks.
For ninth and tenth graders, Camp JORI offers the LIT (Leader-in-Training) Program. Designed for this age group, the older campers participate in leadership development daily, as well as enjoy additional choice in their activities, a weekly field trip, an opportunity to share skills with younger campers and the chance to perform community service. LITs live in their own village on camp as well.
Reaching Up is an inclusive program for both Day and Overnight campers that makes JORI accessible to all children. Campers who may require some additional support in cognitive skills or social-emotional coaching will have that extra staff attention. Through the camp experience, the camper will expand language and communications, improve social skills, develop friendships, and expand self-awareness. The program has credentialed adult professionals and our counselors are trained and well-supervised in a supported camp environment.
Sample Daily Camp JORI Schedule
7:30am Wake Up
8:00 Flag Pole
8:45 Clean-Up & Inspection
9:30 Activity 1
10:25 Morning Snack
10:35 Activity 2
11:25 Activity 3
12:15pm Return to Cabins to wash up
1:15 Rest Hour
2:15 Interest Period
3:05 Candy Call
3:25 Interest Period
4:15 Upper Camp Swim, Lower Camp Cabin Time
4:55 Lower Camp Swim, Upper Camp Cabin Time
6:30 Specialty rehearsals and activities
7:15 Evening Activity
8:30 Snack / LIT Evening Activity
9:15 Lights Out for Lower Camp
10:15 Staff Snack at Ronni’s House / LIT in Cabins
11:00 LITs Lights Out
12:00am Staff Curfew
• Evening activities vary each day Sunday – Thursday.
• Friday evenings we have Shabbat Dinner, Services, Song Sessions and Israeli Dancing
• Saturday we have late wake-up, breakfast in our pajamas, lots of time at the pool and an all camp program in the afternoon.
• Saturday Nights we have Havdalah around the campfire
• Each Cabin has an overnight outdoors where they sleep in tents, make s’mores around the campfire and have a special breakfast the next morning on the docks at our Waterfront.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]