Camp Chai

The J's camp with something for the kid who wants to do it all!

Camp Chai is a Jewish day camp which emphasizes individual growth and community building. At our J environment, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills through various activities, from team sports to crafts to swimming. Our program fosters positive attitudes and identification with Jewish traditions and values. The camp setting gives children the opportunity to belong to a group and to learn to respect each other, all in an atmosphere of adventure and excitement.

You must be a Total J member or join as a Camp Friend to register for summer camp.

Highlights/Description

  • Special Events: overnights & late nights, Maccabiah, trips, and crazy days
  • Daily group swim lessons with the acclaimed Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy featuring the SwimRight Method® – a great way to learn to swim
  • Free swim daily – fun in the water just the way you like it for grades 1 – 6
  • Staff specialist-lead activities: sports, arts & crafts, and Naturescape
  • Chugim – electives YOU choose!
    • Sports: basketball, SNAG golf, disc golf, soccer, volleyball, gaga, and more
    • Arts: clay, weaving, jewelry, drawing, painting, sewing, acting, and more
    • Discovery: science, building, gadgets, Legos & Knex, and more
    • Theatre Production – a show each session

Session 1: June 11 – June 29

Session 2: July 2 – July 20 (no camp July 4)

Session 3: July 23 – August 10

Hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Weekly options available

Entering Kindergarten – grade 6

Early Pricing

Register on/before March 1

One session: $981
Two sessions: $1,632
Three sessions: $2,196
Individual weeks: $355

Regular Pricing

Register between March 2 – May 1

One session: $1,086
Two sessions: $1,794
Three sessions: $2,421
Individual weeks: $389

Late Pricing

Register after May 1

One session: $1,161
Two sessions: $1,926
Three sessions: $2,583
Individual weeks: $399

TimeActivity
9 – 9:10 amDancing & playing
9:10 – 9:30 amOpening sing-along
9:30 – 10 amSwim lessons
10 – 10:30 amMorning snack & changing
10:30 – 11:15 amFun with specialists: art, sports, construction, & more
11:15 am – 12 pmTribe time
12 – 12:30 pmLunch
12:30 – 1 pmSinging
1 – 1:30 pmFree swim/water play
1:30 – 2:15 pmTribe time
2:15 – 3:15 pmSpecial areas: library, Woods, Lodge, gan
3:15 – 3:45 pmClosing & snack

Times will vary by tribe.

TimeActivity
9 – 9:10 amDancing & playing
9:10 – 9:30 amOpening sing-along
9:30 – 11:30 amChugim – 2 choice periods with lots of possibilities
• Theater production – a play each session
• Sports – weekly team sports with skills & competition
• Makerspace Exploration – create with a myriad of materials
• Contraption Constructions – LEGO galore, snap circuits, wood-working
• STEM activities to challenge
11:30 am – 12 pmTribe time
12 – 12:30 pmSwim lessons
12:30 – 1 pmLunch
1 – 1:30 pmSinging
1:30 – 2:30 pmSpecial areas: Woods, Lodge, gan
2:30 – 3 pmSpecialists: art, sports, LEGO, music
3 – 3:30 pmFree swim
3:30 – 3:45 pmClosing & snack

Times will vary by tribe.

Sign up for Camp!

You must be a Total J member or join as a Camp Friend to register for summer camp.

Meet Our Team

  • All Trainer
  • Camp Chai
Tara Sutker Ohayon
Director of Early Childhood Education
Laura Seymour
Camp Director