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Gan Kef means "preschool fun" in Hebrew. Gain new SKILLS with our hands-on, experiential program, gain CONFIDENCE in and around the water (with splash play for children under 3 and swim lessons for children ages 3 and up), and find your COMMUNITY at a camp that brings together children of all faiths and backgrounds.

SESSION THEMES

Pre-Camp 
(Open only to currently enrolled students)
JUNE 4 – JUNE 6
“We didn’t realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun!” -Winnie the Pooh

During Pre-Camp, we will start making our summer memories – friends, art, nature! What a wonderful way to set the stage for some upcoming fabulous adventures! Get a jump on the summer as we join with both NEW and OLD friends and transition into camp. The children will use all of their creative juices to start fashioning a giant memory envelope to carry memorable items to and from camp! Come and join us as we prepare to leap into lots of fun!  

Session A 
Music Without Borders
JUNE 11-JUNE 22
“If music be the food of love, play on!” -William Shakespeare

Get ready to open your mind to dancing, singing, and explorations of a variety of musical instruments as the children take part in a cultural experience that will bring joy to their senses! We will have special guest musicians and take part in making musical instruments of our own! Get ready to hear some amazing tunes from both Camp Gan Kef AND around the globe. Be a part of our Austin heritage as the live music capitol of the world as campers are immersed in some sensational sounds! 

Session B
Nature's Expressions
JUNE 25-JULY 6

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” -Vincent Van Gough

Nature is one of the best places to allow our creative minds to bloom! Get set for lots of looks at our amazing world! From miles above the land to miles below – everything is at our fingertips! What can we find in our breathtaking campus? What can we find in our city? A visit from a Park Ranger, nature scavenger hunts, and more are in store for our campers during this fun and interactive session! 

Session C 
STEMgineering Start-Up
JULY 9-JULY 20
“There is nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in Science and Engineering for a better tomorrow for all humankind.” -Bill Nye the Science Guy 

Yes…we are in Austin – start-up home to some of the most successful companies! So, get ready as your little scientist is a part of Camp Gan Kef’s STEMgineering success! Science, Technology, Engineering, Math… so much to do in just two short weeks! Get ready to jump aboard this train as it heads into the creative station! Campers will be science sleuths as they figure out lots of mysteries and meet with some exciting science minds! 

Session D
CATCH© A Wave
JULY 23-AUGUST 3

“A healthy outside starts with a healthy inside!” -Robert Urich 

…and you’ll be sitting on top of the OLAM (world)! Everyone will be singing as we jump start our journey to healthier living! We’ll be gardening, learning about cooking, moving and grooving, and simply put…on our way to CATCH the extraordinary wave of the future! You won’t want to miss a single minute! Join us as we meet and cook with fun nutritionists, wind our way through lots of obstacles with visiting a visiting coach, and more in this session full of non-stop action! 

Session E
Yofi in the Arts
AUGUST 6-AUGUST 17
"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art." -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Yofi or beauty is all around us! Campers will be surrounded with art here, art there…art everywhere! They will be working towards a Camp Gan Kef end of season Art Show and will delve into many different artistic mediums along the way. They will also have the chance to meet some wonderful artists as their own talents emerge! Campers should come ready to paint, sculpt, build, and get messy in our final session – the pièce de résistance for the entire summer 

 

TYPICAL DAILY STRUCTURE


Lesson plans and activities structured around session theme. Campwide assemblies with skits, music, and dancing. Wacky Wednesday dress-up theme days once per session. Activity specialists leading art, story time and more. Tot Shabbat sing-along and service every Friday.

7 AM
Early care begins for those registered

8:30 AM
Arrival and start of regular camp day

Core Day Activites:
• Classroom Activities
• Swim Lessons | Free Swim (Gimmel & Dalet Groups)
• Splashing (Alef & Bet Groups)
• Playground | Nature |      Gardening | Adventure Room
• Snack
• Art | Music | Cooking Activities
• Lunch
• Rest
• Open Center Play

2:30 PM
Dismissal for those registered for regular Camp day

2:45 PM
Extended Care begins for those registered

Extended Care Activities:
• Snack
• Playground
• Art | Music | Cooking
• Open Center Play

6 PM
Dismissal for those registered for Extended Care


PARENT RESOURCE CENTER

What to Bring
Snack Schedule
Lunch Ideas
Swim Schedule

The ECP and Camp Gan Kef follow state guidelines for immunizations and do not accept waivers.  

 

Questions? Contact our Camp Staff.  

          

AGE GROUPS AND RATES

Camp Gan Kef operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM-2:30 PM for all ages with early care options available beginning at 7 AM and extended care options available until 6 PM.

  ALEPH GROUP
  Birthdays between: 
  9/1/15 & 8/31/16

Two Week Sessions
  Base Tuitions:

  $472 JCC Member
  $612 Non JCC Member

 JCC Member Add-ons:
  $125 Early Care 
  $200 Extended Care
  $90 Camp Shalom Care 

  Non JCC member Add-ons:
  $166 Early Care 
  $266 Extended Care
  $120 Camp Shalom Care


One Week Sessions 

Base Tuitions:
  $286 JCC Member
  $356 Non JCC Member

 JCC Member Add-ons:
  $68 Early Care 
  $110 Extended Care
  $50 Camp Shalom Care 

  Non JCC member Add-ons:
  $88 Early Care 
  $143 Extended Care
  $65 Camp Shalom Care 

   BET GROUP
    Birthdays between: 
    9/1/14 & 8/31/15

  Two Week Sessions
  Base Tuitions:

  $448 Member
  $596 Non-Member

 Member Add-ons:
  $125 Early Care 
  $200 Extended Care
  $90 Camp Shalom Care

  Non-member Add-ons:
  $166 Early Care 
  $266 Extended Care
  $120 Camp Shalom Care


 One Week Sessions 

Base Tuitions:
  $274 JCC Member
  $348 Non JCC Member

 JCC Member Add-ons:
  $68 Early Care 
  $110 Extended Care
  $50 Camp Shalom Care 

  Non JCC member Add-ons:
  $88 Early Care 
  $143Extended Care
  $65 Camp Shalom Care 

   GIMMEL GROUP
    Birthdays between: 
    9/1/13 & 8/31/14

  Two Week Sessions
  Base Tuitions:

  $438 Member
  $582 Non-Member

  Member Add-ons:
  $125 Early Care 
  $200 Extended Care 
  $90 Camp Shalom Care

 Non-member Add-ons:
  $166 Early Care 
  $266 Extended Care 
  $120 Camp Shalom Care


 One Week Sessions 

Base Tuitions:
  $269 JCC Member
  $341 Non JCC Member

 JCC Member Add-ons:
  $68Early Care 
  $110 Extended Care
  $50 Camp Shalom Care 

  Non JCC member Add-ons:
  $88 Early Care 
  $143 Extended Care
  $65 Camp Shalom Care 

   DALET GROUP
    Birthdays between: 
    9/1/12 & 8/31/13

    Two Week Sessions
  Base Tuitions:

  $428 Member
  $570 Non-Member

 Member Add-ons:
  $125 Early Care
  $200 Extended Care
  $90 Camp Shalom Care

  Non-member Add-ons:
  $166 Early Care  
  $266 Extended Care 
  $120 Camp Shalom Care


 One Week Sessions 

Base Tuitions:
  $264 JCC Member
  $335 Non JCC Member

 JCC Member Add-ons:
  $68 Early Care 
  $110 Extended Care
  $50 Camp Shalom Care 

  Non JCC member Add-ons:
  $88 Early Care 
  $143 Extended Care
  $65 Camp Shalom Care

PRICE INCLUDES: Splash Play/Swim Lessons | Pizza Lunch on Fridays | Snack | T-Shirt

Pre-Camp is $184 (core day) and $75 for Early Care and $125 for Extended Care for all ages. 
Gan Kef Pre-Camp is available only to ECP students who are currently registered for the 2017-2018 school year.

NEW THIS YEAR! Camp Shalom Add-On
M-F | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

If your camper has an older sibling concurrently enrolled in the same Camp Shalom Session you may purchase the special Camp Shalom Add-On for only $55. 

 

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