Camp Tzofim

Registration opens January 2019. For a peek at what we did last summer, see below!

CAMP TZOFIM 2018: Fun, fresh, and totally awesome.
June 18–August 10, 2018 | Grades K–8 | 8:45 AM-4:15 PM

 

CLASSIC CAMPS IN OAKLAND
Classic Camps are held at the JCC East Bay’s North Oakland location, 5811 Racine Street, Oakland.

Berkeley Bus and Berkeley Drop-off and Pick-up: The bus leaves every morning from the JCC Berkeley Branch (1414 Walnut) at 8:45 AM. If you are not signed up for morning care please show up outside the JCC's main entrance in-between 8:40-8:45 AM. The bus will return to Berkeley each afternoon between 4:15-4:30 PM.

 

Rishonim (Starters)
Kindergarten
$645 MEMBER | $795 GENERAL

For rising kindergarteners, we’ve designed a camp that uses art, sports, science, and music to encourage imagination and foster new friendships. In a safe environment with low camper-to-counselor ratios, campers develop new skills as they explore each session’s fun and stimulating theme. Each week includes two swim lessons.

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NEW! Dinosaurs | JUNE 18–29 
NEW! Superheroes | JULY 2–13 (NO CAMP JULY 4)
Culinary Creations | JULY 16–27
Outer Space | JULY 30–AUGUST 10

Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.

Sabra (Locals)
Grades 1 & 2
$645 MEMBER | $795 GENERAL

First and second graders get all the fun of a traditional camp experience plus a little bit more. With three tracks to choose from—art, science, and sports—you can customize your camper’s experience with the activities that will interest them most. There’s still plenty of time for classic camp fun and cherished traditions like morning circle and theme Fridays, too. Each week includes two swim lessons and supervised free swim.

SABRA ARTS
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Mosaics & Collaging | JUNE 18–29
NEW! Circus & Clowning | JULY 2–13 (NO CAMP JULY 4)
Murals & Mixed Media | JULY 16–27
Acting & Improv | JULY 30–AUGUST 10

SABRA SCIENCE
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NEW! The Sun, the Moon, and Outer Space | JUNE 18–29
Eating & Learning in the Garden | JULY 2–13 (NO CAMP JULY 4)
Crazy Chemistry | JULY 16–27
Catapults & Physics Experiments | JULY 30–AUGUST 10

SABRA SPORTS
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Soccer & Kickball | JUNE 18–29
Basketball | JULY 2–13 (NO CAMP JULY 4)
NEW! Track & Field Games | JULY 16–27
Gaga & Dodgeball | JULY 30–AUGUST 10

Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.

Giborim (Heroes)
Grades 3 & 4
$675 MEMBER | $825 GENERAL

Giborim campers spread their wings as they take on new challenges and explore the dynamic culture in their own backyard. Each week features a field trip to engage with the wild and wonderful East Bay. The second week of each session also includes a one-night trip to Anthony Chabot Regional Park to introduce campers to the fun, and the skills, of camping. Each week includes two supervised free swim periods.

Bay Area Foodies | JUNE 18–29
Murals & Graffiti Art | JULY 2–13 (NO CAMP JULY 4)
Wacky Water Adventures | JULY 16–27
Screen Printing & T-Shirt Design | JULY 30–AUGUST 10

Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.

Chaverim (Friends)
Grades 5 & 6
$820 MEMBER | $970 GENERAL

Chaverim campers will flex their independence as they pursue maturing interests and get ready for our beloved Camp Tzofim camping trips. Each of the first three sessions culminates in a three-day/two-night adventure. Led by experienced guides, campers will learn how to set up camp, prepare meals, and safely enjoy the great outdoors. For the last session of the summer, campers will stay closer to home for urban adventures across the Bay!

SESSION ONE | JUNE 18–29
Overnight Trip: Aquatic Adventures in Half Moon Bay
Campers will hike, kayak, and enjoy hands-on learning experiences in this unique seaside gem.

SESSION TWO | JULY 2–13 (NO CAMP JULY 4)
Overnight Trip: Marvelous Marin
From Angel Island to Point Bonita, campers will explore the historical treasures and breathtaking vistas right in their own backyard.

SESSION THREE | JULY 16–27
Overnight Trip: Beach & Boardwalk in Santa Cruz
In addition to exploring this gorgeous stretch of coast at Wilder Ranch State Park
and Natural Bridges State Beach, campers will visit the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the Mystery Spot.

SESSION FOUR | JULY 30–AUGUST 10
Day Trips: Little Urbanites: Exploring San Francisco
Campers will enjoy visits to the Exploratorium, the California Academy of Sciences,
Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, and more.

Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.

Habonim (Builders)
Grades 7 & 8
$895 MEMBER | $1,045 GENERAL

Our oldest campers will build confidence—and unforgettable memories—on adventures to California’s most breathtaking natural wonders. Each of the first three sessions culminates in a three-day/two-night camping trip. From cooking meals to maintaining camp, campers will develop lifelong outdoors and leadership skills. For the last session of the summer, they’ll enjoy thrills of a different kind on some of the Bay Area’s most exhilarating roller coasters!

SESSION ONE | JUNE 18–29
Overnight Trip: Camping in Pismo Beach
This seaside adventure will include surf lessons, kayaking, and a chance to watch the sun rise and set over the Pacific.

SESSION TWO | JULY 2–13 (NO CAMP JULY 4)
Overnight Trip: Camping in Lake Tahoe
Against the backdrop of the stunning Sierra Nevada, campers will enjoy standup paddling,
and whitewater rafting.

SESSION THREE | JULY 16–27
Overnight Trip: Camping in Yosemite
Back by popular demand, this adventure through a beloved national park will feature biking, waterfall hikes, a visit to Tenaya Lake, and a zipline adventure.

SESSION FOUR | JULY 30–AUGUST 10
Day Trips: Amusement Park Adventures
Campers will soar, zoom, and splash their way through amusement parks including Great America, Waterworld California, and Six Flags Animal Kingdom.

Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.

Hazak (Strong) Leadership Fellowship:
Counselors-in-Training
Grades 9 & 10
$350 MEMBER/GENERAL

Our CIT program is designed to give 9th and 10th graders ample opportunity to develop invaluable leadership and professional skills—all while building friendships and having a blast. Each four-week session begins with a full week of training, including an overnight camping trip. Over the course of the remaining weeks, CITs work with different age groups and fully develop a Friday program. Each session, these young leaders will also collaborate on CIT Project, a social action experience.

SESSION ONE: JUNE 18–JULY 13 (NO CAMP JULY 4)
SESSION TWO: JULY 16–AUGUST 10

Job Description
New Staff Application
Returning Staff Application

 

Safety, Supervision, and Authorized Pick-ups

At JCC Camp Tzofim, your child’s safety is always our number one concern. That’s why we have taken the time to continue improving our safety, supervision, and authorized pick up procedures. 

We believe that summer camp is about having a counselor our campers can trust, and depend on to keep the fun happening. To ensure that our campers have an opportunity to bond with their counselors and to uphold the highest quality of safety in our supervision, our counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:6 for entering kindergarteners; 1:7 for entering grades 1-2 and 1:8 for entering grades 3–8.

Berkeley Bus and Berkeley Drop-off and Pick-up: The bus leaves every morning from the JCC Berkeley Branch (1414 Walnut) at 8:45 AM. If you are not signed up for morning care please show up outside the JCC's main entrance in-between 8:40-8:45 AM. The bus will return to Berkeley each afternoon between 4:15-4:30 PM.