Camp Kehilla is proud to offer a wide variety of activities, all of which strongly enhance the camp experience throughout the summer, all while allowing for a personalized approach to every camper’s specific interests and needs.
Music Therapy provided by Once Upon A Song:
Our campers have the opportunity to express themselves through the magic of Once Upon A Song‘s music therapy program. Everyone at camp will take part in music games, song singing, basic instrumentation, and more, as part of this engaging, improvisational musical experience!
Therapeutic Sports provided by SJJCC in partnership with Doc Wayne:
Through the revolutionary trainings of Doc Wayne, our team provides a therapeutic approach designed to highlight the strengths of every individual. Our sports program combines social-emotional learning and life skills with innovative takes on classic sports, all while promoting the most important pieces of the puzzle – raising our self-esteem and having fun!
Art provided by Hofstra University:
We have partnered with Hofstra University’s School of Health Professions and Human Services, Master of Occupational Therapy program to provide an immersive curriculum, designed to stimulate fine-motor skills in a fun, art-based setting.
Super-Sensory Experience provided by Hofstra University:
This one-of-a-kind activity engages all 5 senses to create a fun (and a bit messy) period. With a foundation in Occupational Therapy, this multi-sensory approach will incorporate a variety of disciplines, including science, cooking, and whatever else your imagination can conjure up!
Drama provided by Mainstages:
The show must go on with Mainstages, as they deliver our on-site theater program each day. This fun and exciting activity allows for creative expression through a variety of techniques, including dramatic performance, social stories, singing, dancing, and imagination.
Yoga provided by NY Fit 4 All:
Found in the calmest corner of camp, our partners from NY Fit 4 All provide a certified Yoga program for people with Special Needs, designed to promote focus, build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and keep everyone fit, all while having a great time!
Karate provided by Circle of One Martial Arts and Fitness:
Each week campers will develop a higher level of focus, concentration, and self-esteem through the well-rounded teachings of martial arts. We are fortunate to be guided by the teachings of Circle of One Martial Arts and Fitness for a truly remarkable activity.
Monday Fun Zone! provided by Mainstages:
Every Monday each unit will have the opportunity to take part in a one-hour special activity, brought to you by our friends at Mainstages. Every week will bring something different; a gameshow, a mystery show, an interactive performance; anything goes with this amazing weekly event!
Swimming with instruction provided by American Red Cross:
Campers will engage in one hour of swim each day. Thirty of those minutes will be facilitated by instructors, all of whom are certified through American Red Cross. The other half hour is reserved for free swim. The pool complex is designed to allow for differentiated swim levels, from beginners to more skilled and experienced swimmers.
Cartooning provided by Drezen Draws (upper camp only):
Ever dreamed of being an artist? Creating your own characters? Publishing a real-life comic book? With Drezen Draws, this dream becomes a reality for our Unit 3 and 4 campers. From beginners to the most skilled illustrators, everyone has the opportunity to feel like they can draw anything, including the cartoons they see on TV.
Community Service provided by SJJCC’s Center for Community Engagement (upper camp only):
For our eldest campers, learning the value of a hard day’s work while giving back to the community is always a welcomed aspect of our weekly schedule. In partnership with our organization’s Center for Community Engagement, our campers take on projects ranging from writing letters to troops overseas, to beautifying our campsite!
SPECIALTY ON-SITE ACTIVITIES:
Baseball Day in partnership with Roslyn High School Varsity Baseball Team:
All campers will get mentored from baseball players from Roslyn High School. From simple drills to a full game, everyone gets a chance to feel like a pro.
Picture Day in partnership with Photos by Felicia:
Comb your hair, brush your teeth, grab a shave… just make sure you look your best! Also, be sure to wear your camp tee-shirt that day. We want to see everyone rep their Kehilla gear for those wallet-sized photos.
Carnival Day in partnership with Island Quest Day Camp:
Bounce-houses, popcorn, cotton-candy machines…what else could anyone ask for? Camp Kehilla is excited to offer this amazing, fun-filled inclusion experience with Island Quest Day Camp.
Rock Star Lip-Sync Battle in partnership with Island Quest Day Camp:
Get ready to belt it out…or at least “look” like it! Take the stage and show everyone how it’s done. Let your imagination take you on tour to anyplace you can think of; Madison Square Garden, Woodstock, Yankee Stadium…the sky’s the limit!
Color Run in partnership with Island Quest Day Camp:
A truly one-of-a-kind inclusion experience. Our campers will team up with our Island Quest Day Camp counterparts to do three of our favorite things – get some exercise, get messy (in a colorful way of course), and have a blast!
Kehillympics in partnership with Mainstages:
Our take on a camp classic! With the help of our friends at Mainstages, each Unit will take part in everything from relay races, to developing group chants, and so very much more throughout the 8th and final week of camp.
End of Summer Late Night Cookout in partnership with Island Quest Day Camp:
Parting is always such sweet sorrow, so why not do it in style. We will join our friends at Island Quest Day Camp for a night of swimming, hot dogs, hamburgers, singing, dancing, and having one last hoorah with all of our camp-mates as we bid farewell to another great summer!
OFF-SITE FIELD TRIPS:
Lower Camp Unit 1 (ages 5-8) and Unit 2 (ages 9-12): 1 field trip per 2-week session
Upper Camp Unit 3 (ages 13-16) and Unit 4 (ages 17-21): 1 field trip per week