Programs

Our vision of inspiring today’s curious learners to become tomorrow’s purpose-driven leaders is fulfilled not only within the classroom, but also beyond. By engaging in their communities, on the field, in the art studio, or on the stage, students can identify individual passions and interests that help to form the core of who they are. 

Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School

(Formerly Learning Together and Apart)

Beginners at Rodeph Sholom School is an early learning program offered to children who are not yet enrolled in school, but are ready for a separated and more structured school experience.

Beginners is a class that will include all of the elements of a developmentally appropriate program for young children. Children will be encouraged to be independent in the classroom and separate from their adults. These classes last two and a half hours, and run Tuesdays and Thursdays with a special Shabbat celebration on Thursdays.

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  • Birthdate Eligibility: 9/1/2019 to 12/31/2019
  • Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Hours: 2.5 hrs/day (Likely 9:15 – 11:45 am)
  • Price: $7,000 per semester

Learning Together at Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Learning Together classes introduce children to the richness of a school setting alongside a trusted adult. Each session children experience different classroom activities, including free choice, group time, and play in the mini gym. All classes incorporate celebrations of Jewish holidays and Thursday/Friday classes celebrate Shabbat with a special visit from our clergy. The program is filled with joy, understanding and support for those taking their first steps into the classroom.

Click here to find all the available programs for ages 12 months – 30 months.

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Sholom Sprouts at Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Sholom Sprouts

Sholom Sprouts is Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s home for families with young children and the grown-ups who love them! Offered in CRS’s beautiful, dedicated, fifth floor space, we welcome you into our vibrant Jewish community through Shabbat and holiday celebrations, Grown-Up & Me classes, opportunities for adult connection and more.

Sholom Sprouts is open to anyone in the community that is interested – no synagogue membership is required.

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Community and Learning Extended Day

We are proud of our Community and Learning Extended Day programs which allow students in Threes through 6th Grade, to stay as late as 6:00pm on Monday through Thursday and 5:00pm on Friday. In this program, students have the opportunity to engage in activities, clubs, and play, and when appropriate, have the opportunity to work on their homework. This extended program can start as early as the school day ends, or can be added on to the end of the enrichment programs below.

After School Campground and Outdoor Sports

Campground and Outdoor Sports gives students the opportunity to engage in different outdoor activities after the regular school day. This ten-week session will take place Monday through Thursday, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

Enrichment Programs

In addition to offering Community and Learning Extended Day, Campground, and Outdoor Sports we also have a wide variety of enrichment classes offered on Monday through Thursday directly after school. All programming this year will be in person, both indoors and outdoors. Click below to see the wide variety of offerings we have for Fall 2021!

Threes Enrichment
Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrichment
1st and 2nd Grade Enrichment
3rd and 4th Grade Enrichment
Middle School Enrichment
Threes Enrichment

Threes Enrichment

Chess with Dmitri Shevelev- Mondays

Dmitri Shevelev welcomes you to the world of chess. Chess helps your child develop important skills, including critical thinking, decision-making, logistics, math skills and creativity. Our program teaches your child to win with respect and lose with dignity. Chess is a miniature model of our world – its rules and techniques teach important lessons.

Animal Science Adventure with Dazzling Discoveries- Mondays

Explore the why and how of the world around us, with a focus on animals and their characteristics. Through hands-on science activities and experiments, children will explore physics, chemistry and biology by exploring the natural environment. Students will learn about habitats around the world and the types of animals that live in each location. Together we will learn about how different animals move, sleep, eat, stay warm and so much more. All lessons will be age appropriate. This class will continue all year with new activities each trimester.   Taught by Dazzling Discoveries.  

Soccer with Juventus NYC- Tuesdays

Additional information about Soccer with Juventus Academy can be found here! THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE OUTDOORS!

Cooking with Tastebuds Kitchen — Tuesdays

Calling all chefs! Join us for a skill-based culinary program designed for young chefs to chop, mix, swirl and cook their way to a new culinary masterpiece each week. With a focus on exciting culinary techniques, fresh flavors, and activities paired with expert instruction, this class delivers the perfect recipe for hands-on learning and fun while nurturing an essential life skill. Let’s get cooking!

Martial Arts with Tiger Strong — Wednesdays

The Tiger Strong Program builds the fundamentals of self-defense and advances the mental and physical capabilities of each student. Our classes are taught in a fun, non-competitive environment. Children learn and focus on goal setting, self – esteem, respect and discipline. Classes are designed to learn new skills, have fun, and become knowledgeable not only in self-defense, but in the lessons of life.

Tennis Academy with Tennis Innovators- Wednesdays

Tennis Innovators will focus on developing hand-eye coordination and the basic building blocks for a strong technical foundation in tennis through a variety of drills, games and cooperative team challenges. Your player will move, jump, throw, run and wiggle to perfect tennis strokes and begin developing an understanding of sending/receiving and tracking of the ball. THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE OUTDOORS!

Art Class with Kids at Art –Wednesdays

Children will work in different mediums learning the basics of art! Exploration, creativity and fun will be at the core of every art class where every student is an artist. Students will complete a finished project each week while exploring the art studio. 

Ballet with Broadway Bound Kids – Thursdays

This fun-filled class introduces our youngest dancers to the most classic style of dance: Ballet. Students will develop coordination, flexibility, balance and strength while acquiring new vocabulary. Dancers practice new and exciting ballet combinations in each lesson, building motor and coordination skills. Technique comes second only to fun in this class!

Clay Modeling with Clay World – Thursdays

Clay World explores Character Design. Students will use their creativity, fine motor skills and artistic capabilities. Monsters, fairies, animals, backdrops and all sorts of creatures will be built to create a Clay World. Different techniques will be used such as pointillism, spreads, and textured clay. “Sculpting lets children and adults express their feelings and creativity in a magical manner, even more if this is carried out with such a playful material such as clay.”

Music

The After School Music Program provides an opportunity for students to learn how to play an instrument from some of the city’s finest professional musicians, in a convenient and noncompetitive environment. One out of every four students in 2nd through 8th Grade participate in this music program. The Advanced Band serves Middle School student-musicians who have one or more years of experience on wind or percussion instruments. The group builds essentials of musicianship through weekly rehearsals that include technique, intonation, music-reading, ensemble-playing, and general teamwork. Advanced Band takes place during the school day, whereas the remainder of the music programs take place after school. These programs include beginning, intermediate, and advanced String Ensemble, and private lessons.

Middle School Athletics

The goal of the athletics program is to foster the students’ enjoyment of competitive sports through teaching sportsmanship, individual skills, and understanding of rules and team strategies.

Athletics at the 5th/6th grade level stresses teamwork, participation and fundamental skill development, which lead into a 7th/8th grade program that is significantly more competitive and physically rigorous, but where fundamental skills are still the primary goal.

Programs offered include:

Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, and Tennis

Middle School Drama

The After School Drama Program consists of one musical production per year and exists to support Middle School students’ interest in the performing arts. Providing students with performance opportunities, the program builds confidence and self-esteem, while teaching the value of teamwork and personal responsibility. The program also strives to provide an outlet for students to reach success outside of an academic setting. The musical production will culminate in a performance for students during the school day and a performance in the evening for the public.

Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp

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.

In Summer 2021, we believe kids need camp more than ever!

More friendships than ever!
More community building than ever!
More connection making than ever!
More activities than ever!
More joy than ever!
More ruach (spirit) than ever!
More camp magic than ever!
More FUN THAN EVER!

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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.

Activities at Camp

Summer Camp at Rodeph Sholom School is a summer day camp devoted to providing our campers with a fun, safe and memorable experience. Friendships, activities, and personal growth are the aspects that shape a summer at Rodeph Sholom School. Our high energy and enthusiastic staff are completely dedicated to ensuring your child has the best experience possible. Head counselors are all certified teachers, and many work at Rodeph Sholom School during the school year. Our program is offered in weekly sessions to children entering a Threes, Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten program. 

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Unique Programs For Every Age

Lower Camp – Rising Threes, Pre-K, and Kindergarten

For our youngest campers, the days will be full of fascination, exploration, fun, and new experiences.

Our staff is full of professional educators dedicated to ensuring every child has the best possible experience each day they come to camp. Our campers at this age have a mix of activities that allow for skill building, friendship forming, and many chances to play.

We also have an on-site pool! This gives our youngest campers time to swim twice per day, once for instruction, and once for free swim.

  • Full day rising Threes have a daily story time and relaxation period. This is a chance to joyfully engage with children’s books and take solace in the experience that is the magical world of children’s literature.
  • Rising Pre-Kindergarteners have Bunk Project Time daily. During this period, children will work on group and individual projects based in art, science, storytelling, and/or using their imagination.
  • Rising Kindergarteners have bunk choice. During this period all campers gather in the gym and are given a choice between sports, arts, and more. While they each are making individual choices, they remain in the same place as their bunkmates so they feel safe and supported as they try new things. This is an introduction to the Pursuit of Passion elective program our 1st through 6th graders to participate in.

Upper Camp – Rising 1st through 4th graders

Our Upper Camp program is built uniquely for campers entering 1st through 4th Grade. In addition to all the traditional day camp activities, our rising 1st through 6th graders have a unique to Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp elective program. For two dedicated hours every morning they participate in a two-week program of their choice where they choose their elective on the first day of every session with the offerings changing every two weeks.

Every age group at Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp has a program created uniquely for them.

  • Rising 1st and 2nd graders are the first age to participate in our Pursuit of Passion elective program. They have one additional Bunk Choice period a week, similar to the program our rising Kindergarteners participate in, but with offerings unique to their age.
  • Rising 3rd and 4th graders have a Camper Choice period a week. This period is a chance to go in small groups to work with different specialists and try something new. Maybe there were multiple Pursuits of Passion that interested them, this additional period throughout the week allows them to get a taste of something different.

Pursuit of Passion Elective Program

All of our rising 1st through 4th graders will have a two-hour long elective period daily, which is a chance to pursue an old or new passion. At the beginning of each two week session, campers have a chance to sign up for their Pursuit of Passion elective, or if they’d like, they can sign up for a mix of two passions to explore. After their Pursuit of Passion period ends in the morning, campers will return to their bunk group for a day full of sports, arts, swim, and more.

Possible Pursuits of Passion programs include:

  • Sports (Floor Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Skateboarding, Gymnastics, etc.)
  • Chess
  • Woodworking
  • Studio Arts
  • Hebrew
  • Performance Arts
  • Music (Rock band, DJing, Acapella)
  • Cooking
  • Business and Debate
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Architecture
  • STEM Based Programming

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 $1,600 $3,040 $5,760
Full Day Rising Threes through Kindergarten $1,800 $3,420 $6,480
Rising 1st through 4th Grade $1,900 $3,610 $6,840

 

**$600.00 Deposit due at registration.
Balance is due in full by April 15th, 2021.

Early Enrollment Incentive and Sibling Discount
Refund Policies
Early Enrollment Incentive and Sibling Discount

Early Enrollment Incentive and Sibling Discount

We offer a 10% discount to any family that registers by February 28th, 2021.

Any family who registers more than one child will receive a 5% discount for each child enrolled after the first sibling.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Group Counselor (Assistant and Head)
Substitutes and Floaters
Speciality Positions
Administrator or Support Staff
Group Counselor (Assistant and Head)

Group 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.