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Ages: Children entering grades 2 and 3
Full Day program
Camp Shalom 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 encourages independence and growth through the development of social skills, self-esteem and sportsmanship while creating camp traditions which reflect positive values.
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.
Shalom campers go on weekly trips to popular destinations including: Bowcraft and Keansburg Amusement Parks, Bounce U, Liberty Science Center, FunTime America, and Turtleback Zoo.
The program is led by highly experienced staff with degrees in speech pathology, 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
Unit Director: Megan Adinolfi
Megan has spent her past 7 summers at the JCC Lillian Schwartz Day Camp in a variety of roles. She has been a camp counselor, a dance specialist, an aquatics liaison and now enjoys her days as the Shalom Director.
During the school year Megan works in an elementary school as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Department of Education. She has also recently decided to go back to school to obtain a certification in autism.
Megan loves to keep busy and spends her free time hanging out with friends, playing with her bunny, shopping and traveling whenever possible.