Please see our Health/COVID-19 Protocols listed at the bottom of this page.

Thank you so mcuh to those who participated in our 35th summer of Camp Chaverim! We'll see you next summer!

Camp Chaverim (Ha-veh-reem) means “friends” in Hebrew, and that’s what our camp is all about, making friends. Camp provides a special place for campers to share multicultural experiences with each other and celebrate the rich diversity of our camp community.

ALL Camp Chaverim campers and staff are required to be current on their immunizations per the CDC guidelines in order to attend Camp Chaverim

LOCATION

Camp Chaverim is located on the grounds of Temple B'nai Israel

Facilities include a pool, gym, outdoor playgrounds, playing fields and safe rooms

DATES

Week 1: June 7 - 10th

Closed Monday, June 6 for Shavuot

Week 2: June 13 - 17th

Week 3: June 20 - 24th

Week 4: June 27th - July 1st

Week 5: July 5 - 8th

Closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day

Week 6: July 11 - 15th

Week 7: July 18-22nd

Week 8: July 25 - 29th

Camp ends at noon on Friday, July 29

HOURS

Camp hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m.

Optional After Care will run until 6:00 p.m. at an additional cost.

Parents of campers under the age of 5 requiring After Care should email Tim Brennan (tim@jfedokc.org) with the days After Care will be utilized.

CAMPER GROUPS

Campers must be within the age range of the group listed below by the summer (June) of each year:

Early Childhood – Our youngest campers will be in groups/pods of 10 with 1 senior counselor and 1 junior counselor per group/pod. They have the option of two-days, three-days, or five-days a week. All of their activities will be age-appropriate and closely supervised and designed with their safety and well-being in mind.

  • Pitzelim "Pink": 2-3-year-olds who are not yet fully potty-trained. Our goals for this group are to ensure their safety, care for their physical, intellectual, and social needs, and provide fun, creative, hands-on learning.
  • K'tontonim "Red": 3-4-year-olds who are completely potty-trained. Our goals for this group are to provide indoor and outdoor activities including games, art, nature, creative movement, music, dance, and special programming for Shabbat each week.
  • Gan Yeladim “Yellow”: 5-year-olds or entering kindergarten in the fall. Our goals for this group are the same as those for K’tontonim with more time devoted to organized sports, games, and specialty activities.

School Age – Our elementary-age campers will be in groups/pods of 15 campers. These campers will rotate through activities including swim lessons throughout the day and special programming for Shabbat each week.

  • Chalutzim: 6-8-years-old (entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall). Campers are divided into two pods of 15 campers with 1 senior and 1 junior counselor per group.
  • Kadima Kids: 8-10-year-olds (entering 3rd-4th grade in the fall). This group will be limited to 15 campers with 1 senior and 1 junior counselor.
  • Tzofim: 10-13-year-olds (entering 5th-7th grade in the fall). Campers are divided into two pods of 15 campers with 1 senior and 1 junior counselor per group.

Limmud: Learning Leadership

  • Kibbutzim: 13-15-year-olds (entering 8th or 9th grade in the fall). This group will be limited to 15 campers. These campers are our Leaders in Training (LITs). LITs will focus on team-building activities, mitzvah projects and leadership training.

PRICING

Pitzelim "Pink", K'tontonim "Red", & Gan Yeladim “Yellow”

2 Days (Tu, Th)

$125/week

3 Days (M, W, F)

$185/week

*Week 5: $125

5 Days

$250/week

*Week 5: $200

 

Chalutzim, Kadima Kids, Tzofim & Kibbutzim

$250/week

*Week 5: $200

 

After Care

$25/day

or

$100/week

DISCOUNTS

EARLY BIRD

Early bird discount for 2022 has ended.

JEWISH FEDERATION DONOR

10% off camp fees if you make a $118, or greater, donation/pledge to the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City's annual campaign.

CAMPERSHIPS

Camperships are being reviewed, and parents/guardians will be contacted directly. If you would like more information about our campership program, please contact Tim Brennan by email.

PAYMENT PLANS

 

Payment Plans are available. Please email Tim Brennan to request a payment plan form. All Camp Chaverim payments must be paid in full by July 31, 2022.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

 

 
  1. If the Jewish Federation must cancel camp for any reason before the first day of camp, 100% of all registration fees/payments will be refunded to camp families.
  2. If the Jewish Federation must cancel camp after it has begun, the fees for the remaining weeks will be refunded 100%.

Cancellations to your registration must be made in writing and emailed to Tim Brennan at the Jewish Federation (tim@jfedokc.org)

  1. If a cancellation is received at least one week prior to the enrolled week start date, 50% of the session fees will be refunded. The other 50% of the fees will be retained to cover staff fees and costs of materials purchased.
  2. If cancellation is received less than one week prior to the enrolled session start date there will be no refund.
  3. Please note that Camp Chaverim has implemented a weekly schedule and no pro-rated refunds will be given for missed days.

 

HEALTH PROTOCOLS

We are basing our health protocols on CDC protocols. As the CDC releases new information, our protocols may change.

We have worked with health officials to confirm best practices regarding health concerns. Camper groups/pods will remain the same each day. Please read through the Parents' Hanbook to learn more about our policies for this summer. Please note that Camp Chaverim could be paused or cancelled at any time if deemed necessary by leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City. 

 

The health and safety of our campers and staff members is our top priority. Below you will find some of the actions/policies that will be in place this summer to ensure a safe return to in-person camp. Daily health checks/screenings will occur for each staff member and camper upon arrival. A designated staff member will check each staff member’s temperature and check for other signs of illness before they enter the Temple building. Staff members will greet campers at their cars to check their temperature and check for other signs of illness before helping them wash their hands and walking them to their room. Parents/Guardians may not leave the property until their camper(s) have had their temperature checked and are approved to be at camp

 

QUARANTINE POLICY

  • If a camper or staff member has been ill within the last 24 hours (fever of 100.4 or more, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive congestion/nose running), they may not attend camp that day and must follow guidelines as indicated in these protocols. If there are other campers or staff members in the household, they may not attend camp that day.
  • If they have a fever but no other symptoms, they must be symptom-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing aid before returning to camp.
  • If they are showing other COVID-19 symptoms (chills, cough, nasal congestion or runny nose, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, stomachache, tiredness, headache, muscle or body aches and/or poor appetite) along with a fever, a negative COVID-19 test result will need to be confirmed before returning to camp.
  • If they have tested positive for COVID-19, they will need to quarantine for 5 days and will not be allowed to return to camp until a negative COVID-19 test result is confirmed and they are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing aid. Upon returning to camp, they are required to wear a mask for 5 full days.
  • If anyone in their household has tested positive or they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, they may return to camp but will be required to wear a mask for 10 days. The camper(s) must also get tested 5 days after the exposure.
  • If a camper or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19, parents/guardians in their group/pod will be notified and campers will be required to follow the policies listed above.

 

MASK POLICY

  • Masks are optional for campers and staff as long as the surrounding counties remain in Low Community Levels according to the CDC.
  • Masks are required for 10 days for any camper or staff who has come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Masks will not be worn during nap times for the Pitzelim, K'tontonim & Gan Yeladim groups.

 

CLEANING POLICY

  • Hand sanitizer will be used regularly between activities.
  • Door handles, light switches and other common surfaces will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day and at the end of each day.
  • Air purifiers will be used in each indoor classroom.
  • No outside visitors will be allowed to enter camp, unless there is an emergency; this includes parents/guardians, family members and friends.

Please be sure to check out and like the Camp Chaverim Facebook page.

 

 

If you are interested in working at Camp Chaverim, please apply via this link and email Jeff Goss for any questions.

 

For any other questions about camp, please contact Tim Brennan, Programs Associate of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, by email or by calling, 405-286-0591.

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