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Camp Kaleidoscope

Newton, MA • Established 1990

Camp Kaleidoscope Details

333 Nahanton St.
Newton, MA 02459


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Affiliated with JCCs of Greater Boston

Day Camp

Camp accepts special needs children on a case by case basis.

Session Lengths: 2 Weeks, 3 Weeks, 4 Weeks, 5 Weeks, 6 Weeks, 7 Weeks, 8 Weeks

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The Camp Kaleidoscope Story

Camp Kaleidoscope is the perfect setting for your child's creative day camp fun! Housed at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton, MA, campers spend their days having the time of their lives with arts and science programs and swimming in the Outdoor Pool. The Camp Kaleidoscope day is about having fun! The activities provide campers with opportunities to explore the arts, science and the outdoors, make lifelong friends, and develop new skills in a warm and positive Jewish camping community. Supportive, experienced counselors and staff help campers develop the assurance they need to tackle new skills and build self-confidence. The Kaleidoscope schedule is flexible. Families can enroll for two to eight weeks. Bus transportation is provided from 6 communities across Greater Boston with over 19 stops for easy drop-off and pick-up. Campers are assigned to bunks according to age and ability. As campers mature, they choose from electives to build and exciting and challenging day. All campers receive Red Cross approved instructional swim and participate in free swim under the supervision of trained instructors and lifeguards. Camp Kaleidoscope at a Glance • Located at JCC Greater Boston’s Leventhal-Sidman JCC • Over 19 bus stops across Greater Boston • Kabbalat Shabbat every Friday • Daily Red Cross swim instruction • Financial assistance is available • Early drop-off and extended day are available

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