K-12th Grade Summer Program
GIBORIM - HEROES ARE EVERYWHERE!
The Torah tells of the Israelites’ escape from Amalek, an attacker. Whenever Moses held up his hands, the Jews prevailed; when they dropped, Amalek prevailed. When Moses grew weary, people propped up his hands , one on each side. All of us have the chance to make a difference in the world, as heroes and as helpers. This summer, we will explore heroes all around us and how WE can help the world. Combine this with camp staples like sports, arts and crafts, on-campus special events, and walking field trips to the beach, Wilderness Park, and Alta Vista Park and we’re all in for a summer of FUN!
KEF (K-5th Grade)
Kef means FUN, and that’s the plan for summer! In addition to all of the exciting camp activities, each session includes water days, on-campus special events, and trips to the beach and park.
MITZVAH (6-7th Grade)
A new opportunity at camp! This group will help plan and run camp programs for their group, as well as participating in leadership training and their own service projects on campus and at Wilderness Park – in addition to the water days, on-campus specials, and walking field trips.
CIT (8th-12th Grade)
Campers are ready to take on leadership opportunities! Each session, our CITs will focus on specific traits of effective leaders, gaining insight into the importance of these characteristics and skills while planning and running fun activities for the younger campers. CITs are eligible for community service credit if needed.
We offer online registration for ease and convenience. You can register for one session or all four. After completing your registration, you will be directed to our online forms portal.
Download our Summer 2021 Calendar, which includes information on session dates, weekly sub-themes, daily activities, and more.
June 21-August 13
Camp Menorah opens on June 21 for four two-week sessions! Please note that our enrollment is limited so we can adhere to cohort limits and social distancing requirements, so sessions may fill up early. In addition, while we do offer a three-day/week option, priority will be given to campers seeking to enroll for our full five-day/week option. If you enroll your camper(s) for our three-day/week and your cohort fills up with full-time campers, you will be given the option to upgrade to five days per week or switch to another session (if available). We also collect a one-time non-refundable registration fee for each camper.
Members in good standing of any South Bay-area synagogue qualify for the member price.
2 Week Session
2 Week Session
CIT 2 Week Session
Available from 8:00 am and until 6:00 pm
Extended care - $250 per camper per session
Drop-ins are not available
3% Sibling Discount
Registering siblings for two or more sessions?
Sibling discount of 3% applied at time of initial registration to additional sibling's registration of equal or lesser value.
AM Care is available from 8:00 am and PM care from 3:15-6:00 pm. This summer, we are unable to offer per-day registration or drop-in care. Spots are limited throughout the summer. To hold your spot, we recommend that you register in advance; we are unable to hold spots for week-by-week registration. Please also note that late pick-ups (after 3:15 pm for those not registered for Extended Day and after 6:00 pm for those registered for Extended Day) will be assessed a late fee of $20 per camper for any portion of an hour that the camper remains at camp.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND WALKING FIELD TRIPS
COVID protocols will prevent Camp Menorah from traveling to our usual fun and exciting field trips – but never fear! Each session, we will have an on-campus program with specialists who will help our campers with amazing enrichment activities related to the weekly theme. Each session will also include a field trip to the beach, which is a short walk downhill from our campus. On beach days, regular pickup will take place in a safe location close to the beach. Campers staying for aftercare will walk back to our campus. Our beach location is chosen for its proximity to a lifeguard tower and restrooms. Campers will be allowed to swim in designated areas only. In addition, each group will also venture to our two local parks, Wilderness Park and Alta Vista. All staff are trained in field trip safety.
All staff members are required to complete a staff training program, including CPR & First Aid certification and COVID protocols. Counselors and CITs are chosen for their enthusiasm, experience, skills, Judaic knowledge and caring attitude. Many counselors and CITs were campers at Camp Menorah themselves! High schoolers are eligible for community service hours if desired.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Camp Menorah will adhere to all safety and health guidelines as set by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. This includes (but is not limited to) small group sizes, minimal mixing, social distancing, use of masks as appropriate, frequent handwashing and sanitizing of high-touch surfaces, and daily health and temperature checks.
For detailed information and procedures, please click here.
Camp Menorah will offer hot lunch on a subscription basis. Please click here to register for lunch. Our drop-in rate is $10/day and is subject to availability.
If not purchasing lunch, campers must bring a nutritious lunch that does not need to be heated or refrigerated. Individually wrapped and/or portioned snacks will be provided. On off-campus days (beach and some park days) please pack lunch in disposable bags.
Please note that Camp Menorah is a peanut-free campus. Please do not pack any pork or shellfish.