This unique program for teens entering grades 9 – 10 deepens the camp experience for our oldest campers. Teen campers are taught the value of tikkun olam (social action) through specialized programming and community service opportunities, gaining valuable leadership skills, while also participating in typical camp activities such as swimming, ropes course, arts and crafts and so much more! Teens Campers sleep in our special Teen Center with their peers and trained counselors.
Kibbutz Explorations is a unique and exciting 12-day summer session for campers entering grades 7 – 10, designed for campers looking for a unique and exciting summer program that will allow them to learn new skills in a specific area while still surrounded by all the friends and fun of camp! Campers choose a core program prior to the start of the session, and spend the majority of their time learning and growing within these tracks. Core programs include Farm-to-Table Cooking, Outdoor Adventure, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, and Media Arts, all taught by experienced program specialists. Campers also participate in all of our amazing camp activities such as swimming, ropes course, and sports, as well as camp-wide evening programs and special activities. Explorations campers will sleep in cabins with other campers the same age and gender, as well as two or three camp counselors, and they will participate in their Core activities with a mixed-age, coed group. Kibbutz Explorations operates in tandem with our entering 4th – 6th grade program during Kibbutz Session 2 only.
Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is a unique volunteer experience for teens entering grades 11 and 12. Participants will split their time between training sessions with their fellow CITs and time shadowing their counselors/working with the campers. Being a CIT gives teens the opportunity to see camp through the eyes of a staff member, while also still enjoying time with their peer group, engaging in training sessions, and participating in camp activities. In addition to learning counseling skills, CITs also gain the necessary tools to become leaders and role models in their communities. CITs can apply for this program during Kibbutz Bob Waldorf (CIT 1), our Jewish camp program, or during our non-sectarian Camp Bob Waldorf program (CIT 2).