A DAY AT CAMP RODEF SHALOM

Structure

Our exciting daily schedule has traditional camp activities such as art, drama, music, and sports, infused with new specialty areas including cooking, mad science, and outdoor adventure!

Campers are divided into "bunks" according to their rising grade for the following school year. Bunks (usually 10-13 campers) are led by college students (Nursery School teachers for our PK program) and supported by teen staff from Temple Rodef Shalom and local high schools. Our ratios of 1 counselor for every 4 campers (1 to 3 for Preschool!) are unmatched in the DMV area.

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Pools, water time, and swimming

Preschoolers enjoy safe water time on-site with squirt toys, sprinklers, baby pools, and slides. 

 

Kindergarten through 4th grade take a chartered school bus to a local pool twice a week for swim skills review and free-swim time. 

For more information on our swim program, click on the link below:  

 

 

Field Trips

Pre K and Kindergarten stay on campus to host weekly in-house guests and enjoy special themed programming every Wednesday. 

1st through 5th grade take chartered school buses every Wednesday to local waterparks such as Water Mine, Great Waves at Cameron Run, Pirates Cove, Splashdown, and Volcano Island.

 

6th and 7th grade take chartered school buses for two field trips each week on Monday and Wednesday.

 

8th grade takes chartered school buses for two field trips each week on Tuesday and Wednesday.  

 

A TYPICAL DAY

8 AM

BEFORE CARE

Campers enrolled in Before Care are supervised by counselors who lead games and other activities.

9 AM

MORNING CARPOOL

Campers are greeted and helped out of cars by our leadership team and guided to their bunks by junior staff for informal games and socializing before the day starts.

9:15 AM

MORNING MEETING

We start the day together as one big camp family by celebrating birthdays, singing songs, and giving high fives to all our leadership team.

9:25 AM

SPECIALTY 1, DRAMA

Campers play improv games and incorporate a colorful collection of costumes, props, and puppets.

10 AM

SPECIALTY 2, ART

Our young artists create an array of artwork which may include clay, water colors, mosaics, and friendship bracelets. 

10:30 AM

SNACK

A healthy snack is offered every morning. Check out our daily snack schedule! You may also choose to bring a snack from home.

10:45 AM

SPECIALTY 3, SPORTS

Using our own campus as well as neighboring playing fields, we offer a variety of ways to run and play as a team. 

11:20 AM

BUNK TIME

Every day, we set aside time for bunk groups to spend time together, play games, or relax. 

12 PM

LUNCH

Lunch is brought from home Monday - Thursday. On Fridays, we provide a free pizza lunch. **Lunches must be nut free and may not contain shellfish or pork products**

12:35 PM

SPECIALTY 4, MUSIC

Sing songs, drum, and dance with our songleaders. Sometimes we parade through the building in song!

1:10 PM

SPECIALTY 5, MAD SCIENCE

Explosions! Slime! It is time to get messy, make mistakes, and HAVE FUN with crazy experiments and sensory experiences. 

1:45 PM

SPECIALTY 6, OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Take a hike, catch a tadpole, explore the woods around the temple.

2:20 PM

PLAYGROUND

It's fun to climb the features of our playgrounds while collaborating with friends from other bunks.

2:50 PM

CLOSING CIRCLE

We transition to carpool by singing our fun closing song and hearing what we can look forward to tomorrow!

3 PM

AFTERNOON CARPOOL

Leadership team chaperone campers into their cars and wave them goodbye.

3-6 PM

EXTENDED DAY

Dedicated Extended Day staff coordinate programs including crafts and sports for our Extended Day campers. A healthy snack is served daily. (For more information on our Extended Day Programming, please see our FAQs page.)