Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp

Overview

Camp is magical! That magic comes from a deep sense of connection; connection to community, connection to friends, connection to place, and connection to one’s self. At camp you have the chance to take risks and have new experiences surrounded by people who support you the whole way. You feel safe to fail, safe to laugh, safe to have fun, and safe to be silly. Camp is always where we feel our authentic selves, filled with wonder and curiosity; every camp day is a new adventure!

Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp is devoted to celebrating the joys of childhood. Our enthusiastic and compassionate staff are dedicated to providing a memorable, safe, and fun summer experience where children pursue passions while gaining new experiences. Our thoughtful, age appropriate programming enables children to grow as individuals and make lifelong friendships.

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Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp

At Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp, we believe children need camp to build friendships, build community, make connections, engage in a wide range of activities, have joyful moments, and experience the ruach (spirit) and magic that camp provides!

Who We Are

Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp engages children ages Three through 4th Grade through experiences that help build a positive sense of self, strong peer relationships, skill development in a range of areas, exposure to new and existing passions.

We are a strong community that celebrates each individual. Our camp feels like home to all of our campers and staff.

Our camp day will run from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm, Monday through Friday. The half day Threes program will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday. For an additional fee, families have the option to sign their children up for extended day, which runs until 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 4:30 pm on Fridays.

Our Mission

Our strong culture and community allows each child to discover new passions, create life-long friendships, and find a strong sense of belonging.

Unique Programs for Every Age

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A Week in the Life

Activities at Camp

Athletics & Outdoor Experiences
Swimming
Arts
STEM
Pursuit of Passion Elective Program
Athletics & Outdoor Experiences

Athletics & Outdoor Experiences

All of our campers participate in sports instruction multiple times a week. The coaches design activities for each age-group, and enable the campers to learn and grow throughout the summer.

Rising Threes and rising Kindergarteners have “Sports & Games” on their schedule throughout each week. This period takes place outside or in our Rodeph Sholom School gym designed for Early Childhood. These children will be exposed to many different sports and fitness skills and games planned for campers this age.

Our rising 1st through 6th graders have the opportunity to choose a sport for their Pursuit of Passion, as well as scheduled sports throughout the week for their bunk. Depending on interest, there can be opportunities for tournaments throughout the summer.

Dates and Rates

Full Season: June 27th – August 19th, 2022

Session 1: June 27th – July 8th, 2022
Session 2: July 11th – July 22nd, 2022
Session 3: July 25th – August 5th, 2022
Session 4: August 8th – August 19th, 2022

Note: we are closed Monday, July 4th and Session 1 pricing will be prorated accordingly.

Families are encouraged to sign up for multiple sessions throughout the summer. These sessions do not have to be consecutive.

Age Group 2 Weeks 4 Weeks 8 Weeks
Half Day Rising Threes $1,675 $3,160 $5,990
Full Day Rising Threes through Kindergarten $1,875 $3,560 $6,750
Rising 1st through 4th Grade $1,975 $3,750 $7,110

 

**$600.00 Deposit due at registration.
Balance is due in full by April 15th, 2022.

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About Our Directors

Marissa Kane

Director of Summer Camp and After School Programs

Marissa joined the Rodeph Sholom School family in July 2020. She is very excited to be bringing camp magic and ruach to Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp this upcoming summer. She holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Bank Street College of Education, and an undergraduate degree in Education Studies and Sociology from Skidmore College. As a lifelong “camp person,” Marissa has spent 29 summers at different camps as a camper, counselor, specialist, and administrator; she truly lives 10 months for 2 (as they say). Most recently, she served as the Program Director of a prominent Tristate area day camp. Prior to joining Rodeph Sholom School, during the school year, Marissa was a classroom teacher and worked as a teacher coach in an International School in New York City. Outside of camp she enjoys live music, cooking, NYC adventures, and spending time with her large extended family!

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Melissa Rosen

Assistant Director of After School and Summer Camp

Melissa has been part of the Rodeph Sholom School family since 2008. She is a Head Teacher in the Early Childhood Division and the Assistant Director of Summer Camp. Melissa’s experience in the field of education enables her to create a sense of belonging, a love of learning and an exciting environment for every child and family she works with. Melissa holds a Master’s Degree as a School Psychologist from Touro College and an Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Business from Indiana University. She is a dual certified School Psychologist in New York and New Jersey. Melissa’s training and expertise working with students of different ages and needs brings a special warmth, understanding and passion to our programming. Melissa’s goals are to facilitate lasting positive memories and camp experiences for all of her campers. Outside of school and camp, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Working at Camp

At Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp, we carefully select our staff which is comprised of Rodeph Sholom School teachers and alumni, other educational professionals, college students, and others who we see as outstanding camp role models.

Our staff sings, hugs, cheers, cares, nurtures, listens, learns, leads, understands, and upholds the Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp and Rodeph Sholom School standards and values. We seek dedicated individuals who want to help make each camper’s time at Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp the best it can possibly be. We spend our summers not only enriching our campers’ lives, but the lives of our staff as well. Camp positions run the duration of camp (June through August), and all staff are expected to participate fully in the program.

Working at Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp offers the opportunity to make life-long friends, develop personal and life skills, and participate in what we know can become one of the best summer experiences of your life.

Feel free to review the job descriptions below. If you are interested in joining the Rodeph Sholom Day Camp team, please fill out the application below. Feel free to email us at camp@rssnyc.org or call 646-438-8688 for more information.

Staff Application

Bunk Counselor (Assistant and Head)
Specialists
Administrator or Support Staff
Substitues and Floaters
Bunk Counselor (Assistant and Head)

Bunk Counselor (Assistant and Head)

As a counselor, you will work with a specific group of children for the entire summer. It is your responsibility to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for campers to grow and learn. You will have many opportunities to bond with campers, and participate with them in a broad range of activities.

Counselors must be able and willing to participate in all activities, and care for children. We look for applicants who are team players, enthusiastic, playful, patient, compassionate, and have great listening and communication skills.