Our local Jewish camps have all come together to collaborate on creative solutions for this summer. Because of COVID-19, they have come up with new ways to offer the activities that campers look forward to each year. Together, they are working to ensure that that our kids can have a great summer while following all provincial health guidelines. For the latest information on each of the camp programs, please check their website.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, all of the camps will have to reduce the number of campers able to participate and come up with creative alternatives to some of the more traditional camp activities that campers look forward to. However, despite the limitations resulting from full compliance with all of the public health precautions, it is heartening to see the spirit of cooperation and collaboration among the camps to ensure that that our kids have a great summer
JCC Camp Shalom will be operating their full summer day camp program. New this year, families will be able to register week by week. Due to COVID 19, camp activities will be held at both the JCC and Vancouver Talmud Torah to ensure social distancing and reduce the number of children per counsellor.
Camp Miriam will be offering a four-week day camp program in Vancouver for kids between Grade 2 & 10 and CIT leadership program for youth in Grade 11 as well as a two-week program for youth. They will be co-locating with the JCC at Vancouver Talmud Torah.
Camp Hatikvah will not be offering a day camp program and have not yet announced any other summer programming at this point.
Camp Gan Israel will be offering their regular summer day camp program incorporating a combination of face to face and virtual programming for children between the ages of 3 years old and 11 years old.
Camp Solomon Schechter will be offering some day programming for Vancouver families in collaboration with the JCC. It is anticipating that they will offer a family camp program in August at their Olympia location. They applied for the Grinspoon Matching Funds and will receive some funding for camperships for Vancouver families.
BBYO plans to offer a series of virtual and local person to person programs over the summer but have not yet announced their summer schedule.