Affiliated with Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley
Our camp has a special needs inclusion program in which children are mainstreamed.
Session Lengths: 1 Week, 4 Weeks, 5 Weeks
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The Camp Shalom Story
The Camp Shalom Story
Camp Shalom is a Jewish day camp experience open to ALL kids ages 18 months through 16 years old. Each session is an adventure -- filled with swimming and sports, creativity and crafts, science and nature, dance and music -- and ending with a Shabbat celebration. We are a true community, creating unity from diversity, making unforgettable memories.
Camp runs all day, all summer long, with extended care available. A half-day option is available for preschoolers.
Visit our website for more information: www.campshalomjcc.org
Alix is a native New Yorker who fell in love with camp as she grew up attending and working at residential camps in Maine and Vermont. Alix received her master’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a focus on team building and adventure education. She then served as a Recreation Supervisor for the Town of Pittsford (Rochester, NY) where she supervised Teen Adventure Camp, Child Care/Kindergarten wrap around, and Adventure and Nature programs. She also served as the town’s event planner organizing large scale festivals. She then worked at Mouse_California, an educational non-profit bringing STEAM education to underserved schools in Northern California. In addition to serving as Camp Shalom’s Director, Alix also coaches high school softball at Santa Cruz High School. Alix’s favorite camp activities are singing, swimming, and ice breaker games!
Camp Shalom Assistant Director | Chafer Cox
A Midwest native with California roots, Chafer is an expert camp director with over 15 years of experience writing curriculum, training leadership staff, and leading 200+ campers per week through transformational, outdoor, activity-based weekend and summer programs. He’s been a high school and junior high English teacher, camp director, and youth worker.
Preschool Camp Director | David McCullough
David has been at the JCC since September 1991. He has worn a variety of hats for the JCC. He has worked with the Preschool, School age programs, summer camps, and sports and enrichment programs. He is currently a teacher in a 3yr old class at our APJCC Preschool. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Beth and daughter Samara. Samara has enjoyed Camp Shalom since she was 2 years old.
"Hosting Shlichim during the summers remains a wonderful experience for our family. Each year we meet dynamic and fascinating young Israelis with whom we maintain contact long after the summer has gone. Our kids are the greatest beneficiaries of the experience, finding in the Shlichim individuals who they come to regard as older siblings. It is an event we look forward to every year with good reason and plan on continuing for years to come."
- Soberman Family, The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp, Prosserman JCC
Connecting with Israel
“Although it was so new, Israel brought upon me a familiar sense of belonging much like what I feel at Camp Chi every summer. The ability to be in a place where one feels so free and proud to be a Jew is a feeling that makes me so proud to be involved in my Jewish heritage.”
- Joshua Krawitz, 17, Camp Chi, JCC Chicago