OUR UNITS
Camp Klurman provides a camping experience for children 3 years old through 8th grade.

Chalutzim (Pioneers) is for campers 3 and 4 years old
*Must be 3 years old by the first day of camp

  • Excellent staff-to-camper ratio
  • Certified teachers with every group
  • A great place to make new friends
  • Structured and age-appropriate activities
  • Daily instructional swim
  • In-house entertainment, interactive shows, water play
  • Weekly fun-filled Shabbat and Israeli cultural activities
  • Air-conditioned rooms which serve as their home base; where they eat a snack, change and re-apply sunscreen

Chaverim (Friends) is for campers entering Kindergarten
Choose from 2 groups:
1. Traditional Group
2. Jr. Sports Camp Group
Introduction to sports and fundamental skills

  • Fun-filled and exciting sports, music, drama and science programs
  • Daily instructional swim
  • Interactive daily and weekly themes to fuel your child’s imagination
  • ‘Hands-on’ nature program with lots of live animals
  • Interactive weekly shows

Yedidim (Children) is for campers entering 1st – 2nd Grade
A few optional outdoor and COVID-19 protocol safe, field trips throughout the summer.

  •  Water activities on the Indian Creek Waterway, supervised by Swim Gym
  • A wide variety of activities to help children discover new skills and interests
  • Weekly unit league competitions to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship
  • Israeli cultural activities and weekly Shabbat celebrations • Weekly tennis with instruction from tennis pros
  • Water fun days, interactive performances, talent shows and more

Achim (Siblings) is for campers entering 3rd – 4th Grade
A few optional outdoor and COVID-19 protocol safe, field trips throughout the summer.

  • Throughout the summer Achim campers will have special “community service” projects/trips dedicated to the Jewish value, Tikkun Olam (repairing the world)
  • Bi-weekly water sport activities on Indian Creek Waterway, supervised by Swim Gym
  • Weekly robotics and STEM programming led by trained professionals
  • Weekly sports competitions

Tzofim (Scouts) is for campers entering 5th – 6th Grade and 7th – 8th Grade
A few optional outdoor and COVID-19 protocol safe, field trips throughout the summer.

  • Tzofim Campers enjoy a blend of stimulating traditional camp activities and specialized training programs
  • Bi-weekly water sport activities (kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle) on the Indian Creek Waterway
  • Throughout the summer Tzofim campers will have special “community service” projects/trips dedicated to the Jewish value, Tikkun Olam (repairing the world)
  • Weekly sports and gaming tournaments

Sports Camp for campers entering 1st – 4th Grade
MBJCC Sports Camp is an in-depth sports program committed to developing fundamental sports skills. Campers are separated by grades into groups to create level based competitive teams. This multi-sport specialty camp is designed for the sports enthusiast. Each day the campers enjoy a “sport of the day”, focusing on Basketball, Football and Soccer drills Their daily routine also includes a variety of other sports and camp activities including swim.

Specialty Camps: Princess Dance, Hip Hop, Drone Flying, Gymnastics, LEGO Robotics, Coding & Graphic Design, Cheerleading, Performing Arts, Basketball Training Camp, and Aquatic Sports Camp.
Campers spend most of their time in specialty areas but spend a portion of each day with the camp specialists, swimming, and general camp activities.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Special events enhance our day camp programs and experiences each week. Parents will be informed about which special events will be taking place, on the camp schedule prior to the camp session or via newsletters that are sent home. Please note that scheduled events are subject to change.

*FIELD TRIPS
Every day is a new adventure at Camp Klurman. Our campers (1st-8th grade) have an option to travel to a few field trips to select destinations throughout the summer. These carefully selected field trips are outdoors or in small group environment facilities, following COVID-19 protocols throughout the summer.
*Field trips will only be implemented as guidelines allow and are subject to change.

JAZZ IT UP WITH WACKY WEDNESDAYS
Wacky Wednesdays are a chance to dress up and be silly. Campers who dress up get to walk the runway at Boker Tov and sow off their creativity. We encourage everyone to wear a simple costume to get into the spirit of the day! Our Wacky Wednesday dress up days are:

 

AQUATICS PROGRAM
All campers will participate in recreational and instructional swimming taught by Swim Gym in the camp’s heated outdoor pool. Everyone has swimming at least once a day (unless a special event has been scheduled in its place). The swim program is an important and integral part of camp life and is greeted with enthusiasm by campers. Our Swim Gym aquatics staff are supervised by Swim Gym Program Director Jennie Strauss. Lifeguards and water safety instructors (WSI), certified by the American Red Cross with skills in helping campers to adapt to the water and to develop stronger swimming techniques. Instructors will encourage the campers to participate in the swim program. *Goggles and swim caps are required in the swimming pool.

Chalutzim campers swim first thing in the morning, please send your child to camp in their bathing suit. Campers change in their bunkrooms therefore they will be walking from the pool to their rooms. Make sure to send flip flops for your child so they don’t have to walk barefoot through the halls. Please send plastic bags with your child for wet suits and towels.

Chaverim and older campers change in the locker rooms. Counselors will help your children to get dressed and will help to make sure all items go home with your child at the end of the day.

AQUATIC SPORTS ACTIVITIES

The MBJCC offers aquatic sports activities on the Intercostal Waterway during our summer camp. The Sol Stern Docks, just of the Kotzen Aquatics Center and the Athletic Field, are a great addition to the Camp. All age groups (K and up) will have a chance to engage in a variety of fun water activities, where safety is our number one priority. Trained & certified instructors and lifeguards will teach your children water safety, proper use of equipment and love of the water.

JUDAIC AND ISRAELI PROGRAMMING
Judaic programs are an integral part of camp. Campers will have activities (Chavayah) with a Judaic specialist and Israeli cultural specialists. Jewish values guide each weekly theme, as well as various activities at camp including, Boker Tov – morning dances and games, weekly Shabbat celebrations, Israel day, and more.

BOKER TOV (Good morning)
Each morning the campers begin the day by gathering with their own groups to welcome the day. We dance, sing and cheer to start every morning with “Ruach” (spirit).

OPTIONAL MORNING PRAYER
We offer an optional morning prayer for those who would like to join us. Morning Prayer will take place at 8:40 am. If you would like your child to participate please email us at camp@mbjcc.org in advance.

SHABBAT
Each week we celebrate Shabbat as a camp community. Shabbat is a time where we all come together to prepare for the day of rest with special prayers, songs and programs. Shabbat is also an opportunity to acknowledge campers and staff, showcase new skills and socialize with one another.