Shemesh Summer 2018


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  • 6th graders join in on the fun
  • Two-week arts program sessions
  • End-of-session family performances
Why is Shemesh the place to be for Specialty Camps?
  • Professionally led specialties
  • Three hours, four mornings a week dedicated to the chosen specialties
  • Traditional camp activities in the afternoons
  • Themed field trips
  • End-of-session showcases for family, friends and fellow campers
Shemesh Summer 2018 - Specialty Camps
Creative Artists
For campers entering grades 2-6

June 4-15
Led by local artist Jenny Weinstein, campers learn multi-media techniques and try their hand on a wide variety of projects ranging from smaller take-home art pieces to leaving their mark at Shemesh with a large collaborative project! Campers then showcase their new masterpieces in our end-of-session art show!

June 11-22
Campers learn cooking and baking techniques with our very own Miss Trish while creating their own tasty lunch and dessert each day! Then, our Shemesh chefs put their skills to the test in Top Chef-style friendly competitions and show off their new talents at our end-of-session Café Night! Recipes follow Kosher dairy dietary laws.

June 18-29
Michele Kahn returns to direct our campers, from auditions through our end-of-session show! Campers learn theater techniques, staging, acting, singing and more! Don’t miss the chance to spotlight your child’s talent!
*Open to campers through 8th grade.

July 9-20
Back by popular demand! Campers travel to the Circus School of Arizona each morning and learn what it takes to become a circus professional. From clowning techniques and twirling on the silks, to balancing on the circus ball and tumbling, campers perform their new skills at our end-of-session showcase!

Shemesh Summer 2018 - Creative Artists
Science Explorers
For campers entering grades 2-6

Does your camper love exploring space, creating superheroes and learning all about ninjas? If so, Science Explorers is the place to be this summer! In collaboration with Bricks 4 Kids and Mad Science, our campers spend four mornings a week creating, building and engineering!

Super Heroes Camp*
June 4-8
Bricks 4 KidzCampers explore all the caped crusaders and their super powers as they create a world and protect it from arch enemies with LEGOS®. Each day presents new challenges and opportunities to build motorized models and engage in fun and exciting games. This camp is not affiliated with Marvel Comics.

Wild World Adventures
June 11-15
Mad ScienceThis life science camp dives to the bottom of the ocean, walks with beasts and flies high with birds of all feathers. Kids build bug catchers, dissect owl pellets, and solve food-chain puzzles in their journey to understand how living things work together in an ecosystem.

Machine Mania
June 18-22
Mad ScienceGravity, momentum, magnetism and more – kids explore the forces that keep the universe moving, and use them to have catapult contests, build a spaghetti skyscraper and become inventors of their own simple machine.

Extreme Ninja Camp*
June 25-29
Bricks 4 KidzWe explore the ninja legacy of skill, self-discipline, courage and honor using LEGOS®, technic pieces, gears and motors to build temples, dragons, awesome motorized ninja vehicles, spinning machines and more!

Galaxy Far Away*
July 9-13
Bricks 4 KidzThis adventurous journey through space has campers building a motorized LEGO® Star Fighter to blast through the atmosphere, learning skills to pilot our spacecraft back to Earth safely, as well as group games and challenges.

The Organ Trail
July 16-20
Mad ScienceHow does the body work? Campers start small, learning about the structure of cells, then build them into organs, and see how organ systems work together by making model lungs, seeing digestion in action and racing to assemble organs in a torso model.

*LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs.

Shemesh Summer 2018 - Science Explorers
Sports Stars
For campers entering grades 2-6


  • 6th graders join in the fun
  • Outdoor archery
  • Pickleball & other new sports!
Why is Shemesh the place to be for Sports Camp?
  • Days packed with a variety of sports
  • Professionally led! We work with RUSH Soccer, Ventura Basketball Academy and sports professionals in a variety of exciting sports!
  • Specialized water activities each day
  • Sports-specific field trips
Rush Soccer Ventura Basketball
Shemesh Summer 2018 - Sports Stars


Creative Artists Science Explorers Sports Stars
Week 1
May 29 – June 1
Let’s Get This Party Started!
n/a n/a n/a
Week 2
June 4-8
Art – Week 1
M: $675 | G: $795
Super Heroes Camp
M: $345 | G: $420
M: $320 | G: $400
Week 3
June 11-15
Israel Week
Art – Week 2
Cooking – Week 1
M: $675 | G: $795
Wild World Adventures
M: $345 | G: $420
M: $320 | G: $400
Week 4
June 18-22
Harry Potter
Cooking – Week 2
Theater – Week 1
M: $675 | G: $795
Machine Mania
M: $345 | G: $420
M: $320 | G: $400
Week 5
June 25-29
Team Spirit
Theater – Week 2 Extreme Ninja Camp
M: $345 | G: $420
M: $320 | G: $400
Week 6
July 2-6
*No camp July 4
Stars & Stripes
Join us for our Overnight Patriotic PJ Party!
n/a n/a n/a
Week 7
July 9-13
Under the Sea
Circus – Week 1
M: $685 | G: $805
Galaxy Far Away
M: $345 | G: $420
M: $320 | G: $400
Week 8
July 16-20
Wild, Wild Shemesh!
Circus – Week 2 The Organ Trail
M: $345 | G: $420
M: $320 | G: $400
Week 9
July 23-27
Color Wars
n/a n/a n/a
Week 10
July 30 – Aug 3
The Shemesh Fun Continues!
n/a n/a n/a
Sample Specialty Schedule
9-9:15am Camper Drop-Off
Song & Dance
9:30am Morning Snack
9:45am-12:30pm Sports/Specialty Activities
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-2:15pm Swim
2:30-3:15pm Traditional Camp Activity
3:15-3:30pm Afternoon Snack
3:45-4:00pm Camper Pick-Up