At Mindy Ellen Levine Day Camp, we believe that a summer camp experience can have positive and lasting benefits for children. Through making friends, participating in an array of activities, learning new skills, being outdoors, and experiencing Judaism, camp becomes a place where campers have fun, grow, and feel good about who they are. Campers follow a schedule that takes full advantage of all Shalom Park facilities. Our specialists develop their activity centers so that campers have fun experiences, learn new skills, and accomplish realistic goals. Children will return home at the end of the day with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. After all, that is what camp is all about.
At Camp Mindy, we also encourage the expression of feelings and ideas and work with our campers so that they may develop a sense of respect and understanding for the feelings and opinions of others. As a Levine Jewish Community Center program, the Mindy Ellen Levine Day Camp emphasizes Jewish identity and traditions. Through Jewish life experiences and learning about our history and culture, we instill a special feeling of pride in all our campers. A Jewish camp helps ensure that these values and beliefs are transferred to the next generation.
Featured Activities at Mindy Ellen Levine Day Camp
Mark began his camping career at the Levine JCC as a CIT when he was 14 years old. He has been involved with camp at the LJCC for over 28 years and has been a full tme employee for over 19 years. He has a BS in Child Development from Appalachian State University.
"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