All Faiths Welcome

Check out our camps!

Chaverim

For campers entering grades K-4

Ruach

For campers entering grades 5-8

Ruach On The Go (OTG)

For campers entering grades 5-8

Gesher CIT

For campers entering grades 9-10

Kochavim

For campers entering the 3’s through Pre-K

Shemesh at a glance!

PLEASE NOTE: During any blank week, campers may enroll in a Traditional Camp.
Chaverim Ruach Ruach On The Go (OTG) Gesher CIT
Week 1
May 26 – May 29
Island Fiesta Week
*No camp May 25
Traditional Camp
M: $283 | G: $330
Prorated for 4 days
Traditional Camp
M: $309 | G: $361
Prorated for 4 days
Week 1 – Not offered Traditional Camp
M: $153 | G: $178
Prorated for 4 days
Week 2
June 1-5
Superheroes Week
Traditional Camp
M: $325 | G: $380
Traditional Camp
M: $355 | G: $415
Week 2 – In-town
Week 3 – Orange County (Disneyland, California Adventure)
M: $1,250 | G: $1,500
Traditional Camp
M: $176 | G: $205
Week 3
June 8-12
Israel Week
Traditional Camp
M: $325 | G: $380
Traditional Camp
M: $355 | G: $415
(continued) Traditional Camp
M: $176 | G: $205
Week 4
June 15-19
Pirates and Mermaids Week
Traditional Camp
M: $325 | G: $380
June 18: Optional overnight to Tucson (Grades 3-4)
Traditional Camp
M: $355 | G: $415
Weeks 4 and 5:
Week 4 – In-town
Week 5 – Long Beach (Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios)
M: $1,250 | G: $1,500
Traditional Camp
M: $176 | G: $205
Week 5
June 22-26
Out of this World! (Space)
Traditional Camp
M: $325 | G: $380
Traditional Camp
M: $355 | G: $415
(continued) Traditional Camp
M: $176 | G: $205
Week 6
June 29 – July 2
*No camp July 3
Rockin/Western Rodeo Week
Traditional Camp
M: $283 | G: $330
Prorated for 4 days
Traditional Camp
M: $309 | G: $361
Prorated for 4 days
Week 6 – Not offered

July 1st – All-Camp Sleepover at The J!

Traditional Camp
M: $153 | G: $178
Prorated for 4 days
Week 7
July 6-10
Summer Safari Week
Traditional Camp
M: $325 | G: $380
Traditional Camp
M: $355 | G: $415
July 9: Optional overnight to Camp Stein
Week 7 – Not offered Traditional Camp
M: $176 | G: $205
Week 8
July 13-17
Maccabiah Games Week
Traditional Camp
M: $325 | G: $380
Traditional Camp
M: $355 | G: $415
Weeks 8 and 9
Week 8 – In-town
Week 9 – San Diego (Aquatica Water Park, Sea World)
M: $1,250 | G: $1,500
Traditional Camp
M: $176 | G: $205
Week 9
July 20-24
Under the Sea Week
Traditional Camp
M: $325 | G: $380
Traditional Camp
M: $355 | G: $415
(continued) Traditional Camp
M: $176 | G: $205
Week 10
July 27 – 31
Camp Carnival Week
Traditional Camp
M: $325 | G: $380
Traditional Camp
M: $355 | G: $415
Week 10 – Not offered Traditional Camp
M: $176 | G: $205
M = Member, G = Guest

Important Dates

Mark your calendar!
Family Shemesh Maccabiah Games
Sunday, April 5 | 11am to 1pm | Free | RSVP by March 27th
Experience all the Shemesh camp fun during this new and free family event. Parents and children battle in a friendly, yet spirited day of Maccabiah games. Challenges will include nose dive, tin foil sculptures, trivia contest and so much more! RSVP by March 27.
Shemesh Open House (Kinder-10th Grade)
Wednesday, May 20 | 5-6:30pm
Shalom!!! Shemesh is nearly here and we want to meet/reconnect with you and the family! Get important camp info, hear what’s new, get all of your questions answered, see what group your child was bunked in, review camp schedules, meet the counselors, pick up your campers shirt as campers enjoy games and a tasty treat!
Ruach OTG Information Night
Thursday, May 21 | 7 – 8pm
We know you must have a lot of questions about the exciting OTG camp your child is about to experience. Meet the qualified staff chaperoning the trips, learn more about the safety protocols, review the in-town schedules and out-of-town itineraries. We are here to answer all your questions.
ONE-DAY DISCOUNT
Sunday, February 9 | 11am – 3pm
If you register on Sunday February 9 – in person or online – for a minimum of four (4) weeks or more of camp you will save $150 per child on registration! To register in person on Discount Day, visit us in the Youth Wing.
Special Purim Offer
Feb. 10 – Mar. 8
To waive the $50 registration fee, register between Feb. 10 and the day of the Purim Carnival, Mar. 8 – either in person or online. The J Community-wide Purim Carnival is Sunday, Mar. 8 from 11am until 2pm. Come talk with us at the Shemish Camp tent, play a fun game and win a prize. Have a Shemesh Camp question? This is the perfect time to talk with us.
Last Day to Save
Sunday, March 29
If you register on Sunday, March 29 for a minimum of two (2) weeks or more of camp, you will save $75 per child! This is your very last change to SAVE with early registration offers!

Here’s what some of our Shemesh Camp parents say:

Between friendships made, and experiences gained, my child always came home happy and excited to tell us about all the fun she had at camp.

It's not easy coming to a new camp and not knowing anyone. After day one, my son had made friends and couldn't wait go back for day two!

We sent the girls to 2 other camps this summer after starting at Shemesh, but they begged to go back, so we switched them back for the last week and they went from unhappy to ecstatic to be back. They loved the movement, activities, friends, and overall vibe of the camp. A very positive experience!

Shemesh provided the environment that allowed my girls to socialize in a safe, controlled setting. Shemesh also provided enriching activities that helped make summer vacation both productive and fun.

Stella had the best time at camp. She had so much fun going on her first field trips, forming relationships with staff and, most importantly, improved her swimming throughout camp. Stella enjoyed new experiences by participating in activities she hasn’t done before, and is now interested in doing those activities a lot more!

Thanks to The J, our son knows a little more about Israeli culture, has a ton of new friends, and a newfound sense of self-confidence thanks to the awesome adventures he experienced.

My son was a CIT and I feel it gave him a lot of insight on how to deal with young kids. It made him feel more responsible and learn how to problem-solve more often. He very much enjoyed the challenge of working with the young kids.

Here’s what a few of our Shemesh Camp staff say about the best part of working at Shemesh Camp:

Spending a lot of time with the kids and meeting and bonding with co-workers.

Watching returning campers grow up. Seeing the smiles on campers faces at the end of the day.

Getting to know each individual child, watching them learn, and learning new things like Israeli culture with them.

Family-like atmosphere and Tucson trip!

I loved how organized each day was and the organization made me calm and happy to be around the kids. I also loved my uplifting co-counselors and leadership to depend on.

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General Camp Info
Phone
480.634.4949
Mail To
Shemesh Summer Camp
12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 201
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Camp Hours
Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm
AM/PM Extended Care
Need care for your camper before or after camp? We’ve got you covered!
AM Extended Care 7:30am-9am and PM Extended Care 4-6pm (5pm Friday)

Members
1 Day AM OR PM: $15
Weekly AM OR PM: $66
Weekly Combo AM AND PM: $121

Non-Members
1 Day AM OR PM: $18
Weekly AM OR PM: $73
Weekly Combo AM AND PM: $142

Including Children of All Abilities
If your child has special learning or behavioral challenges and/or is on an IEP or 504 plan at school, we must be made aware to discuss reasonable accommodations. Please contact Jessica Pineda, Director of Camping Services, at jessicap@vosjcc.org.