Shemesh Camp at The JAmerican Camp Association

Ruach On The Go (OTG) Camp

For campers entering grades 5-8

This specialized two-week camp session offers the utmost adventure and entertainment for tween campers! This trip-to-travel camp will provide tweens the experience of a lifetime as they head to California on the second week and visit places like Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld and much more. Campers will forge new friendships and foster a new sense of independence as they have loads of fun, day-in and day-out.

First Week

Awesome Shemesh OTG activities including, but not limited to sports, cooking, free swim and much more.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – Campers will have a blast at local attractions such as waterparks, Dart Zone, Bowling, trampoline parks and more.
Friday – Life Skills – Campers will learn what to pack for the upcoming trip (Week Two), review next week’s itinerary in detail, safety and behavioral expectations, how to budget their money, etc.

Second Week

Monday morning check in, load the luxury bus and head to California by 10am for four nights of adventure and excitement! Campers will stay each night at local JCCs and return Friday evening before 5pm.
* All expenses are included with the exception of four (4) nights’ dinners which will be the camper’s responsibility to purchase at local restaurants.
**All schedules, itineraries and destinations subject to change**

Weeks 2 and 3 – Orange County

Week 2, June 1-5 – Local field trips
Week 3, June 8-12 – Travel to Orange County, staying at the Merage JCC
June 8 – Depart for the Merage JCC in Irvine and arrive approx. 8pm

  • June 9 – Movie Theater for “Artimis Fowl,” and beach day
  • June 10 – Disneyland
  • June 11 – California Adventure
  • June 12 – Return home to The J by 5pm
Weeks 4 and 5 – Long Beach

Week 4, June 15-19 – Local field trips
Week 5, June 22-26 – Travel to Long Beach, staying at the Alpert JCC

  • June 22 – Depart for the Alpert JCC in Long Beach and arrive approx. 8pm
  • June 23 – Movie Theater for “Wonder Woman,” Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
  • June 24 – Knott’s Berry Farm
  • June 25 – Universal Studios
  • June 26 – Return home to The J by 5pm
Weeks 8 and 9 – San Diego

Week 8, July 13-17 – Local field trips

Week 9, July 20-24 – Travel to San Diego, staying at the Lawrence Family JCC

July 20 – Depart for the Lawrence Family JCC in San Diego and arrive approx. 8pm

  • July 21 – Sea World and featured “animal encounter” backstage
  • July 22 – Aquatica Water Park
  • July 23 – Belmont Park and beach day
  • July 24 – Return home to The J by 5pm

Register now to ensure your camper’s spot!