Teen and Pre-Teen Camps

OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

KOCHAVIM

Be a Light! For our teens and pre-teens entering grades 7, 8 and 9, we are bringing back Kochavim (Stars) in a new and meaningful way this year.

With so many worldwide challenges, we want to empower our emerging teens to be change makers and make an impact locally and globally. Join us this year to take on social action projects that help protect our planet and care for the people and animals in our local community and beyond.

Our Kochavim campers will explore important challenges, issues in our community and worldwide, and will be able to take action, let their voice be heard and be a source of light. In addition to changing the world, our oldest campers will embark on field trips and fun adventures for a fun and meaningful summer of learning, connection and memories.

 

REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2022!


CITs

Teens entering grades 9 and 10 will have the opportunity to apply to be a counselor-in-training (CIT). Throughout the summer, our CITs will learn important leadership skills and how to be a role model and care for others as a camp counselor, by supporting a specific camper group. Guided by our camp values and leadership staff, CITs will gain a sense of responsibility and learn important skills such as managing tricky situations, communication best practices and facilitating fun and engaging programming. The CIT program is both a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow through hands-on experience, team building, professional development and of course our fun J-Camp traditions!

CITs must be available for a training on June 10th and 11th and will need to have a conversation with leadership staff prior to the summer to make sure this program is the right fit.


*Special note for entering 9th graders: They can choose to participate in either the Kochavim or CIT program, based on their interests and what they hope to get out of the summer. If you or your teen have questions about which program is the best fit for them this summer, please reach out and we will be happy to discuss the two options in further detail.


REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2022!