Travel Camp

Leaders In Training

Our Travel Camp is for campers in Rising Grades 6-8. In addition to participating in extra field trips, campers in these grades get leadership experience and training in preparation for becoming our next generation of counselors. 

 

Rising 6-7th Grade Campers have field trips on Mondays and Wednesdays, and participate in leadership training once a week.

 

Rising 8th Grade Campers have field trips on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and participate in leadership training twice a week. Transportation is provided by private charter coaches.

Field Trips

Sample 6-7th grade field trips:

  • Dave n Busters

  • Zipline at Sandy Springs Park

  • Monster Mini-Golf

  • White water rafting

  • Lucky Strike Bowling

  • Splashdown Waterpark

  • Scavenger Hunt at National Harbor

  • SportRock Indoor Rock Climbing

Sample 8th Grade Field Trips:

  • HersheyPark Overnight

  • Escape Room

  • White water rafting

  • Dave n Busters

  • Top Golf

  • Autobahn Go-karts

  • IFly virtual skydiving

Leaders In Training

Campers in Travel Camp participate in weekly training in preparation for becoming our next generation of counselors. Each Travel Camper is placed in a bunk with younger campers, and are mentored by current bunk staff to gain valuable leadership experience in dealing with everyday camp situations.

 

Members of our Leadership Team provide further support and mentorship through workshops designed to foster critical thinking and considered decision-making. They also provide support in bridging the transition from camper to counselor. 

Completion of our Leadership Training program and feedback from Leadership Team and bunk staff are given considerable weight when it comes time to make hiring decisions.

Activities

When Travel Campers aren't on the road or in Leadership Training, they get to be regular campers and participate in many of our daily specialties, such as Cooking, Mad Science, Sports (with extended time for more complex activities), Drama, and Music.

 

They play a large role in our week-long Color War, and usually have the most imaginative and elaborate entries in our Bunk Decoration and Lip Sync Competitions. They have special Social Action activities and Shabbat programming on Fridays.

 

They also get a chance each week to hang out, relax, and spend some time together!

Camp Main Office:

2100 Westmoreland Street
Lower Level Lobby

Mail: Camp@templerodefshalom.org

​​Telephone: 703-532-2241

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