Camp Beth Am
Camp Beth Am
Michael Mason, Director
Camp Beth Am is a year-round program that blends of the best aspects of Jewish summer camp and congregational education. It is a full-fledged Judaica program (like Sunday Program and Lunch and Learn) that has emerged from the work of our Re-Imagine Task Force.
CAMP BETH AM PROGRAMMING
Summer Day Camp 2018: An intensive day camp spanning ten days on our beautiful Beth Am campus, during which our campers engage in Jewish learning and other activities. Camp will be held June 18-22, 2018. A typical day will run from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Camp Beth Am Retreat: An amazing, brand new addition to Camp Beth Am, this program is a full camp weekend for our Camp Beth Am campers! The retreat will be held at Walden West in the Santa Cruz Mountains from August 24-26, 2018. We’re taking camp to the next level!
School-Year Camp Sessions: Monthly camp days that compress the summer camp day into a few hours. Sessions are usually on Sunday afternoons from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM starting with lunch. 2018-19 meeting dates will become available later this spring.
Madrichim-in-Training Program for 8th Graders: 8th Grade MITs attend all camp sessions and learn to be leaders through their work as classroom and activity aids. The MIT program also includes a few sessions outside of Camp Beth Am.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What is the relationship between Camp Beth Am and Sunday Program/Lunch and Learn?
A. Camp Beth Am is a full-fledged Judaica program for 5th through 8th graders. Campers do not have to register for Sunday Program or Lunch and Learn in addition to Camp; however, 5th and 6th graders still need register for Hebrew program. Students in Beit Midrash (b'nei mitzvah preparation) are still expected to enroll in a Judaica program like Camp Beth Am.
Q. Can my child participate in both Sunday Program/Lunch and Learn AND Camp Beth Am?
A. Yes, if you and your child should so choose, that’s great!
Q. We already have plans during the week of June 18-22, 2018. Will there be another time offered?
A. Not in 2018. As we build the Camp program over the next few years, we may add other sessions as needed in the future.
Q. Will it be fun? (Real question posed by a 5th Grader.)