Camp Maccabiah
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Maccabiah

Ages: Children entering grades 6 and 7

Camp Director: Dale Oks

Camp Dates: Monday, July 2 – Friday, August 24, 2018

Full Day program

Camp Maccabiah is a one stop destination for a spirited camp program where life-long friends are made, values are promoted and experienced, and activities are educational and fun.  The program is designed to meet the changing social, emotional and recreational needs of the older camper. The structure of programming allows the older camper the opportunity to explore new and challenging experiences. Campers participate in a variety of team sports through league experiences.

Under the direction of the (Olympic Gold Medalist) Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy children swim twice daily (including an instructional swim period) in our beautiful aquatic complex. They receive instruction in a wide variety of sports activities including baseball, basketball, archery, boating, soccer, a challenge course and volleyball on our beautiful campground, and are culturally enriched by activities such as music, arts and crafts, dancing, outdoor cooking, drum circle, and Israeli culture.  Their minds are expanded by activities such as Fun with Science and Animal Discovery, where they learn about and interact with live animals.  The weekly schedule is further enriched by spectacular weekly shows and special events such as the camp carnival,  Independence Day celebration, community service oriented Day of Caring and Sharing, and Family Visiting Day.

Maccabiah campers go on trips twice weekly to popular destinations including: Great Adventure, Splish Spash water park, Dorney Park, Camel Beach and an overnight to Hershey Park.  On Fridays they go on local trips to the movies, bowling or roller skating.

The program is led by highly experienced staff with degrees in education, social work, and school psychology and is staffed by highly trained, energetic, devoted, and child friendly counselors.  We maintain low staff to camper ratios to ensure excellent care and attention to each camper.  

Special options include: door to door transportation, a hot lunch program, an early and late extended hours program and more

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Maccabiah-Dale-Oks-300x225Unit Director: Dale Oks

Dale Oks is an educator in the New York City system. In the past he owned a dry cleaning business and worked a matre’de at a kosher catering hall. Dale is an avid sports fan and has coached youth baseball teams on Staten Island for more than 10 years. He has 2 sons, Parker and Jared Dale’s favorite part of camp is watching children enjoying themselves.

Dale has worked at the JCC camp for the past 8 summers.

  • Year round position: Teacher
  • Favorite Camp Memory: Camper Pie Eating Contest
  • Favorite Musician/Musical Group: Billy Joel
  • Favorite Food: Baby Lamb Chops
  • Favorite TV Show: American Idol
  • Something Most Do Not Know About You: I am a great cook!
  • Favorite Spot At Camp: Maccabiah Shelter
  • Favorite Vacation Destination: Hershey, Pennsylvania