Camp Shelanu 2020

See the Full Camp Shelanu 2020 schedule below and find out why we were one of INDY Week’s Best Camps in the Triangle.  You can choose from Classic Camp Shelanu where campers will do a wide variety of activities every day, or you can take a deeper dive with our individually labeled Specialty Camps where campers will spend half of the day focused on a specific skill or activity and half of the day doing Classic Camp Shelanu activities. All camp options include daily free swim!

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DatesName and DescriptionRising Grade LevelInstructorJCC Member TuitionNon Member Tuition
Week 1
June 15-19
Virtual Classic Camp
Connect with campers and Camp Shelanu staff from home. Each day will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities and plenty of time to socialize with other campers.
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$55$65
Week 1
June 15-19
Virtual! Intro to Acting and Scenework
Students will have a great time learning the basics of Acting and how to perform a scene and a Monologue (will be fun!) with great material tailored for kids. They will also learn collaboration skills and how to analyze text in a fun, supportive, relaxed atmosphere that will teach great performance skills.
3rd – 5thMoonlight Stage Company$70$85
Week 2
June 22-26
Virtual Classic Camp Connect with campers and Camp Shelanu staff from home. Each day will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities and plenty of time to socialize with other campers.K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$55$65
Week 3
June 29-July 3
Virtual Classic Camp Connect with campers and Camp Shelanu staff from home. Each day will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities and plenty of time to socialize with other campers.K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$55$65
Week 3
June 29-July 3
Classic Camp
Classic campers get to experience a little bit of everything that Camp Shelanu has to offer! This week includes both indoor and outdoor play, daily free swim, three swim lessons a week, and electives like art, nature, dance, drama, and sports!
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$238$268
Week 3
June 29-July 3
Super Hero Engineering with LEGO® Materials
Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Enter the Phantom Zone, travel on Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet, and face off against Galactus. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to bring your super powers to life.
K – 1stPlaywell TEKnologies$293$333
Week 3
June 29-July 3
Super Hero Master Engineering using LEGO® Materials -
LEGO® Super Heroes need your help. Cruise the skies in the Helicarrier, tinker in Tony Stark's Workshop, and take on Super Villains on your Super Hero battletrack. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while helping their favorite heroes save the day.
2nd – 5thPlaywell TEKnologies$293$333
Week 3
June 29-July 3
Improv and Teambuilding for Tweens
Let your creativity run wild! Campers will spend a week playing hilarious improv comedy games, all while building confidence and learning to work as a team. The week culminates in an interactive show for friends and family. 
6th – 8thMettlesome$283$323
Week 3
June 29-July 3
Sabra
Along with delving deeper into activities like swimming, diving, nature, arts, cooking, and sports, these campers do advanced electives, community service projects, partner with younger campers, and help to lead all-camp activities. A field trip is included each week.
6th – 8thCamp Shelanu Staff$283$323
Week 4
July 6-10
Virtual Classic Camp
Connect with campers and Camp Shelanu staff from home. Each day will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities and plenty of time to socialize with other campers.
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$55$65
Week 4
July 6-10
Classic Camp
Classic campers get to experience a little bit of everything that Camp Shelanu has to offer! This week includes both indoor and outdoor play, daily free swim, three swim lessons a week, and electives like art, nature, dance, drama, and sports!
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$238$268
Week 4
July 6-10
Storybook Adventure
Let's get lost in literacy this summer! We'll travel to distant lands and mythical places, all without leaving the JCC. Discover the magic of a story through group storytimes, games, and book related crafts. We'll engage in dramatic play, fort building, and student led learning. 
K – 1stKatie Rebich (StoryUp! Theater)$268$298
Week 4
July 6-10
Little Medical School: Discovering the Human Body!
At Little Medical School, we understand kids love to dress up and play doctor. That’s why we’ve created a fun and exciting program to help elementary school aged students explore the world of medicine. Through interactive learning kids will discover how the body and organs work, how to use medical instruments, administer first aid, and even tie knots like a real surgeon. Each child will receive a working stethoscope to take home after completion of the course.
2nd – 5thLittle Medical$293$333
Week 4
July 6-10
Who’s Improv Comedy Camp Is It Anyway?
Let your creativity run wild! Campers will spend a week playing hilarious improv comedy games, all while building confidence and learning to work as a team. The week culminates in an interactive show for friends and family. 
3rd – 5thMettlesome$283$323
Week 4
July 6-10
Sabra
Along with delving deeper into activities like swimming, diving, nature, arts, cooking, and sports, these campers do advanced electives, community service projects, partner with younger campers, and help to lead all-camp activities. A field trip is included each week.
6th – 8thCamp Shelanu Staff$283$323
Week 5
July 13-17
Virtual Classic Camp
Connect with campers and Camp Shelanu staff from home. Each day will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities and plenty of time to socialize with other campers.
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$55$65
Week 5
July 13-17
Classic Camp
Classic campers get to experience a little bit of everything that Camp Shelanu has to offer! This week includes both indoor and outdoor play, daily free swim, three swim lessons a week, and electives like art, nature, dance, drama, and sports!
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$238$268
Week 5
July 13-17
Pop Art Party
Enjoy the wonderful world of pop art, where we will explore color and design like some of the Masters of the style. We’ll explore printmaking, soft sculpture, and bright colorful collages together!
K – 1stChristine Holton$268$298
Week 5
July 13-17
Lionheart Leadership All Sports
Join Lionheart Fitness Kids at Camp Shelanu this summer for an amazing and fun week of all the sports and games you can imagine: basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, flag football, hockey, capture the flag, dodgeball, obstacle course championships, and so much more! All of our drills and games develop motor skills, coordination, and balance, and are taught in a non-competitive, encouraging environment which emphasizes teamwork, leadership, self-esteem, and fun!
2nd – 5thLionheart Fitness Instructor$283$323
Week 5
July 13-17
Sabra
Along with delving deeper into activities like swimming, diving, nature, arts, cooking, and sports, these campers do advanced electives, community service projects, partner with younger campers, and help to lead all-camp activities. A field trip is included each week.
6th – 8thCamp Shelanu Staff$283$323
Week 6
July 20-24
Virtual Classic Camp
Connect with campers and Camp Shelanu staff from home. Each day will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities and plenty of time to socialize with other campers.
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$55$65
Week 6
July 20-24
Classic Camp
Classic campers get to experience a little bit of everything that Camp Shelanu has to offer! This week includes both indoor and outdoor play, daily free swim, three swim lessons a week, and electives like art, nature, dance, drama, and sports!
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$238$268
Week 6
July 20-24
Lionheart Leadership All Sports
Join Lionheart Fitness Kids at Camp Shelanu this summer for an amazing and fun week of all the sports and games you can imagine: basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, flag football, hockey, capture the flag, dodgeball, obstacle course championships, and so much more! All of our drills and games develop motor skills, coordination, and balance, and are taught in a non-competitive, encouraging environment which emphasizes teamwork, leadership, self-esteem, and fun!
K – 1stLionheart Fitness Instructor$283$323
Week 6
July 20-24
Mix it Up!
Calling all Junior Chemists! Join us for a fun week of creating chemical concoctions and “Mixing it Up” with ScienceFun. We'll use safe chemicals to make awesome reactions, super slimes, and of course a snowy VOLCANO!!!! We will make a “create-n-keep” experiment to take home daily. Get ready to have fun learning all about chemistry. Warning: We may get messy!
K - 1stScience Fun For Everyone!$293$333
Week 6
July 20-24
Nature Camp
Unearth the interesting and wondrous world of nature, big and small. Nature campers will go on discovery hikes, and learn about the elements of the natural world through all their senses. Campers will work together on a nature project and present at their Thursday Field Trip.
2nd – 5thSarah Gindes$268$298
Week 6
July 20-24
Printmaking and Patterns
In this camp, you will learn different styles of making prints and ways to use everyday materials to create extraordinary art! In addition, we will design our own patterns and put them on fabric!
2nd – 5thChristine Holton$268$298
Week 6
July 20-24
Sabra
Along with delving deeper into activities like swimming, diving, nature, arts, cooking, and sports, these campers do advanced electives, community service projects, partner with younger campers, and help to lead all-camp activities. A field trip is included each week.
6th – 8thCamp Shelanu Staff$283$323
Week 7
July 27-31
Virtual Classic Camp
Connect with campers and Camp Shelanu staff from home. Each day will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities and plenty of time to socialize with other campers.
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$55$65
Week 7
July 27-31
Classic Camp
Classic campers get to experience a little bit of everything that Camp Shelanu has to offer! This week includes both indoor and outdoor play, daily free swim, three swim lessons a week, and electives like art, nature, dance, drama, and sports!
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$238$268
Week 7
July 27-31
Jedi Engineering with LEGO® Materials -
The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles with LEGO® materials as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!
K – 1stPlaywell TEKnologies$293$333
Week 7
July 27-31
Nature Camp
Unearth the interesting and wondrous world of nature, big and small. Nature campers will go on discovery hikes, and learn about the elements of the natural world through all their senses.
K – 1stSarah Gindes$268$298
Week 7
July 27-31
Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO® Materials
The Force is strong in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Use the force and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts to raise your X-Wing from the Dagobah swamp, challenge the AT-AT walkers on Hoth, and fly the Millennium Falcon through the Kessel Run. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while you explore a galaxy, far, far away.
2nd – 5thPlaywell TEKnologies$293$333
Week 7
July 27-31
Environmental Art
In this camp we will use recycled materials and natural found objects to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional art that surprises and delights. We will also create nature themed installation art on site!
2nd – 5thChristine Holton$268$298
Week 7
July 27-31
Sabra
Along with delving deeper into activities like swimming, diving, nature, arts, cooking, and sports, these campers do advanced electives, community service projects, partner with younger campers, and help to lead all-camp activities. A field trip is included each week.
6th – 8thCamp Shelanu Staff$283$323
Week 8
August 3-7
Virtual Classic Camp
Connect with campers and Camp Shelanu staff from home. Each day will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities and plenty of time to socialize with other campers.
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$55$65
Week 8
August 3-7
Classic Camp
Classic campers get to experience a little bit of everything that Camp Shelanu has to offer! This week includes both indoor and outdoor play, daily free swim, three swim lessons a week, and electives like art, nature, dance, drama, and sports!
K – 1stCamp Shelanu Staff$238$268
Week 8
August 3-7
Classic Camp
Classic campers get to experience a little bit of everything that Camp Shelanu has to offer! This week includes both indoor and outdoor play, daily free swim, three swim lessons a week, and electives like art, nature, dance, drama, and sports!
2nd-5thCamp Shelanu Staff$258$288
Week 8
August 3-7
Lionheart Kids Sports and Games
Join Lionheart Fitness Kids at Camp Shelanu this summer for an amazing and fun week of sports and games! Throughout the week we'll be learning various sports skills, including baseball, track & field, gymnastics/tumbling, martial arts, and hockey. We'll also be playing exciting games like Storm the Fort, Stuck in the Mud freeze tag, hide and seek obstacle courses, and so much more. All of our drills and games develop motor skills, coordination, and balance, and are taught in a non-competitive, encouraging environment which emphasizes teamwork, leadership, self-esteem, and fun!
K – 1stLionheart Fitness Instructor$283$323
Week 8
August 3-7
Clap into Kindergarten
Join Emily, the Kindergarten teacher at The Lerner School, for a fun week of Kindergarten readiness!  Campers will work on language skills like writing your child’s name and upper case/lower case letter recognition, math skills including fluency within the numbers 0-10, and social emotional concepts through multi-sensory activities that will have your child excited to start Kindergarten.
Rising KindergartenEmily Hayes (Lerner School)$283$323
Week 8
August 3-7
Knights, Ninjas, and Jedi
Campers will learn about and uphold the chivalry code set by knights long ago. Through the art of swordplay, participants will practice moral codes such as honesty, humility, courage, and graciousness. We’ll explore the history behind each style of swordplay. Games and role playing will be a big part in learning different forms of swordplay such as fencing, lightsaber, broadsword, and more. Soft, foam noodles will be provided to ensure swordplay safety in a controlled environment.
2nd – 5thKatie Rebich (StoryUp! Theater)$268$298
Week 9
August 10-14
Virtual Classic Camp
Connect with campers and Camp Shelanu staff from home. Each day will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities and plenty of time to socialize with other campers.
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$55$65
Week 9
August 10-14
Classic Camp
Classic campers get to experience a little bit of everything that Camp Shelanu has to offer! This week includes both indoor and outdoor play, daily free swim, three swim lessons a week, and electives like art, nature, dance, drama, and sports!
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$238$268
Week 9
August 10-14
Art in Action
We will explore movement in art with a variety of fun projects this week. We will create art with rhythm and color that creates music to our eyes!
K – 1stChristine Holton$268$298
Week 9
August 10-14
Little Veterinarian School: All About Canines!
Adopt a pet and start your training as a veterinarian! Explore the principles of animal care to keep your dog healthy and strong. Suture a laceration, calculate hydration needs, and learn how to give medications all while keeping a journal of your findings along the way. All graduates of Little Veterinarian School will receive a stuffed dog, dog bowl, recipe for dog treats, and much more.
2nd – 5thLittle Medical$293$333
Week 9
August 10-14
Circus Skills
Run away with the circus but keep your feet on the ground! This circus camp focuses on ground acts only. Campers will have the opportunity to hone their juggling, play games that make us laugh, develop advanced hula hoop tricks, invent a new jump rope skill, balance a unique prop, and so much more! This camp is perfect for those who want to try new things, create fresh takes on old skills, and get to know others through games and activities.
2nd – 5thKatie Rebich (StoryUp! Theater)$268$298
Last Blast 1
August 17-21
Virtual Classic Camp
Connect with campers and Camp Shelanu staff from home. Each day will have a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous activities and plenty of time to socialize with other campers.
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$55$65
Last Blast 1
August 17-21
Classic Camp
Classic campers get to experience a little bit of everything that Camp Shelanu has to offer! This week includes both indoor and outdoor play, daily free swim, three swim lessons a week, and electives like art, nature, dance, drama, and sports!
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$238$268
Last Blast 2
August 24-26
Classic Camp (Please note that Last Blast 2 is only Monday-Wednesday)
Classic campers get to experience a little bit of everything that Camp Shelanu has to offer! This week includes both indoor and outdoor play, daily free swim, three swim lessons a week, and electives like art, nature, dance, drama, and sports!
K – 5thCamp Shelanu Staff$143$156