Virtual Electives

Each Thursday we will be updating our elective offerings for the following week. Please read descriptions as some will have age and participant limits. You don’t need to be registered for virtual bunks in order to sign up for electives, but you will need to sign up for safety reasons using Eventbrite! After you order, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.

We hope that your camper enjoys their calls! Please note: registrations will be for each unique class. If you enjoyed your call and want to join for the next week, you will need to register for that unique time.

We will be paying staff to support this program. We are running virtual electives through donation. We appreciate donations to cover the cost of our virtual offerings. Suggested donation: $5-20 per class

After reading the elective list below...

1. Check the age group to ensure your camper meets the requirements.

2. Sign up using the provided Eventbrite link. Selective the elective by ordering the specific Eventbrite ticket. Sign up will open on Fridays at 12 PM for the following week.

3. Because of participant limits, we will be taking registration first come first serve.

3. Check materials needed and purchase/gather before call.

4. Teach your camper Zoom etiquette.

5. We will send an email ~24 hours before your elective with the Zoom information.

Sign up for the Hebrew Elective, Let’s Learn Hebrew Conversation! that is run by Religious School here

Monday

July 13

Cooking with Lizzie

Rising 2nd-8th Graders

Max 12 participants 

Monday

11:30 am-12:30 pm

Muffins!

 

Who doesn't love muffins? This recipe references blueberry muffins, but you can replace the blueberries with other berries, or even chocolate chips if that's more your style!

 

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 2 cups blueberries (or raspberries, chocolate chips, or any other crazy fillings you can dream up!)

  • 3 additional teaspoons of sugar (for topping)

  • Other: oven (preheated to 375 F), electric mixer (recommended, but not required), bowl, spoon/whisk, muffin tin, cupcake liners, ADULT

Dungeons and Dragons with Sam

Rising 6th-8th Grades

Max 6 participants

Monday

12:00-1:00 pm

Ongoing elective; Continued attendance recommended.

 

Dungeons and Dragons is a roleplaying game where adventurers travel through a world of magic and mystery, filled with monsters and danger.  We will learn the basics of Dungeons and Dragons, as well as play a short, one- hour adventure, and work together to save the day!

 

Check out the basics of D&D here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pgCf6UA1VmvtL4xyq6hFx1iMT3gG8irzzohzTBP1fnI/edit?usp=sharing

 

Materials:

  • an account on Roll20.net

  • desktop computer or laptop

Mad Science with Megan

Rising 2nd-5th Grades

Max 9 participants

Monday

3:00-3:45 pm

This Week in Mad Science: SPACE

 

In Mad Science we will explore science ideas through games and hands-on activities.

 

(Part 1)

During this session we will construct solar ovens from pizza boxes!. Then we will use them to cook our own snacks! 

 

Materials: 

 

  • cardboard pizza box (the kind delivered pizza comes in)

  • box knife or scissors (and an adult to help)

  • aluminum foil

  • clear tape

  • plastic wrap

  • black construction paper

  • newspaper or more construction paper

  • ruler

  • ingredients for s’more or quesadilla

    • graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallow

    • corn/flour tortilla and cheese

This is a two part session. The other part is Wednesday at 3 pm.

Tuesday

July 14

Cooking with Lizzie

Rising 2nd-8th Graders

Max 12 participants 

Different timing!

This week cooking is Monday & Wednesday

Civilization 5

Rising 4th-8th graders

Max 7 participants

Tuesday

12:00-1:00 pm

This is a progressive elective; continual attendance recommended.

Become a ruler of the world by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age: wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, go head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

 

We will learn how to play the game Civilization V from the beginning. Participants will complete multiple games by the end of the year and master the civilization of their choice.

 

Materials: 

  • Civilization 5 (see below for purchasing instructions) 

 

Instructions: 

Go to store.steampowered.com. If you don’t already have an account, go to the top right and make an account with a username somewhat close to your real name. Once you have done that, go back to the store and in the search bar type, “Civilization 5”. Click on the game and scroll down to find the “add to cart” option, then click “purchase for myself”. 

After buying it make sure you install the game to a location where you can find it.

Game Shows from Home

Rising 5th-8th graders

Max 12 participants

Tuesday

2:15-3:15 pm

Today in Game Shows: Deal or No Deal!

 

Come to have fun, take risks, and win as much "money" as you can! 

 

No materials needed.

Minecraft Skills & Techniques

Rising 4th-8th graders

Max 20 participants

Tuesday

2:30-3:30 pm

This is a progressive elective; continual attendance recommended.

For the first half of each session we will learn Redstone, Minecraft's own coding language, and for the second half, put our skills to the test and play in a survival world. The Redstone half of the session will take place in two separate groups and then we will come together again to play in a survival world.

 

We will be starting from the very basics of Redstone and work up to more complicated builds towards the end of camp.

 

Materials: 

  • Minecraft: Java Edition on laptop or computer.

Let’s Learn Hebrew Conversation!

Rising 5th-6th graders

Max 6 participants

Tuesday

4:00-4:45 pm

B'ruchim Haba'im! 'Welcome!'

Let's Learn Hebrew Conversation!

 

Each week will feature interesting themes such as colors, food, family, and clothes. We will explore the vocabulary of each theme through interactive games and activities.

 

Sign up for single or multiple sessions. Sign up here (separate than Eventbrite).

Sessions are stand alone, so students can participate in as many sessions as they are interested in. There is no fee for these classes, however there is a suggested donation of $5-$20 per session.

 

Weekly Themes:

6/23  - Popular expressions & greetings

6/30  - Colors & animals

7/7  -    Food

7/14  -  Family/home

7/21  -  Clothing/seasons

7/28  - Body/party & games

Wednesday

July 15

Eva's Epic Art

Open to all ages

Max 12 participants 

Wednesday

9:30-10:30 am

OR

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Classes are same activities

This week in Eva’s Epic Art: Egg Carton Zoo

 

This week we will be making paper animals using egg cartons! Younger campers might want to have the individual egg holders cut apart ahead of time. Hope to see you there!

 

Materials:

  • egg carton (optional: pre-cut into segments)

  • scissors

  • markers

  • colored paper

  • tape/glue

  • optional decorations: cotton balls, pom poms, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, or whatever you have on hand!

Cooking with Lizzie

Rising 2nd-8th Graders

Max 12 participants 

Wednesday

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Vegetarian Taquitos! 

 

These are sure to please the whole family. You can customize them with dips of your choice, and serve them for lunch!

 

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced ahead of time (for time's sake)

  • 1 1/2 cups of refried beans (canned or homemade!) You may season with salt and cumin for more flavor.l

  • 1/4 cup of salsa

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

  • 14 6-inch flour or corn tortillas

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • dips of your choice (more salsa, guacamole, sour cream, etc.)

  • Other: Oven (preheated to 425 degrees), baking sheet, parchment paper, large bowl, spoon, cooking brush, ADULT

Israeli Dance

Open to all ages

Wednesday

11:00-11:45 am

Join us on Wednesdays to get moving!

  • Make sure that you have about 6 square feet of space around each dancer in which to move. Your area should be clean and free of tripping hazards.

  • Have your webcam or device far enough back that your camera can see you from at least the knees up, full body if possible. 

  • Since your device might be a bit far away, have your volume turned up, or connect some speakers if possible.

Temple Rodef Shalom Exploratory Klub (TREK)

Suggested 1st-5th Grades

Think Outdoor Adventure!

Wednesday

12:00 -1:00 pm

TREK Mission Statement:

We will learn to be safe and courteous of the outdoors while still having a great time exploring all the outdoors has to offer.

 

This week we will journey across America to explore the National Park System. TREK leaders will guide a virtual trip, stopping at different national parks. Come to learn more and to share some of your own experiences! 

 

 

Materials: an open mind.

Mad Science with Megan

Rising 2nd-5th Grades

Max 9 participants

Wednesday

3:00-3:45 pm

Part 2 of Monday

This week in Mad Science: SPACE

 

In Mad Science we will explore science ideas through games and hands-on activities.

During this session we will complete a space themed online escape room. Then we will play Astronauts in Trouble, depending on how quick we escape that is! 

 

No materials needed.

Creative Writing with Annie

Rising 6th-8th Grades

Max 12 participants

Wednesday

4:00-5:00 pm

This week in Creative Writing Club: Five Senses

 

This week we’ll be playing a series of writing guessing games that center on description and the senses! 

 

Materials: 

  • pencil/paper

Thursday

July 16

Cooking with Lizzie

Rising 2nd-8th Graders

Max 12 participants 

Different timing

This week cooking is Monday & Wednesday

Civilization 5

Rising 4th-8th graders

Max 7 participants

Thursday

12:00-1:00 pm

This is a progressive elective; continual attendance recommended.

Become a ruler of the world by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age: wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, go head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

 

We will learn how to play the game Civilization V from the beginning. Participants will complete multiple games by the end of the year and master the civilization of their choice.

 

Materials: 

  • Civilization 5 (see below for purchasing instructions) 

 

Instructions: 

Go to store.steampowered.com. If you don’t already have an account, go to the top right and make an account with a username somewhat close to your real name. Once you have done that, go back to the store and in the search bar type, “Civilization 5”. Click on the game and scroll down to find the “add to cart” option, then click “purchase for myself”. 

After buying it make sure you install the game to a location where you can find it.

Minecraft Skills & Techniques

Rising 4th-8th graders

Max 20 participants

Thursday

2:30-3:30 pm

This is a progressive elective; continual attendance recommended.

For the first half of each session we will learn Redstone, Minecraft's own coding language, and for the second half, put our skills to the test and play in a survival world. The Redstone half of the session will take place in two separate groups and then we will come together again to play in a survival world.

 

We will be starting from the very basics of Redstone and work up to more complicated builds towards the end of camp.

 

Materials: 

  • Minecraft: Java Edition on laptop or computer.

Let’s Learn Hebrew Conversation!

Rising 3rd-4th graders

Max 6 participants

Thursday

4:00-4:45 pm

B'ruchim Haba'im! 'Welcome!'

Let's Learn Hebrew Conversation!

 

Each week will feature interesting themes such as colors, food, family, and clothes. We will explore the vocabulary of each theme through interactive games and activities.

 

Sign up for single or multiple sessions. Sign up here (separate than Eventbrite).

Sessions are stand alone, so students can participate in as many sessions as they are interested in. There is no fee for these classes, however there is a suggested donation of $5-$20 per session.

 

Weekly Themes:

6/23  - Popular expressions & greetings

6/30  - Colors & animals

7/7  -    Food

7/14  -  Family/home

7/21  -  Clothing/seasons

7/28  - Body/party & games

Friday

July 17

Shabbat Sh'fun

Friday

11:30 am-12:30 pm

NNo Shabbat Sh'fun elective this week!

Camp Main Office:

2100 Westmoreland Street
Lower Level Lobby

Mail: Camp@templerodefshalom.org

​​Telephone: 703-532-2241

Contact us!