Camp Ideal 2013: The Ideal Summer for Your Child
Camp Ideal is a summer day camp sponsored by the Federation for children in the community ages 5-12. For more than 50 years, Camp Ideal has been dedicated to promoting and sharing the values and ideals of the Jewish tradition alongside its commitment to provide a safe, enjoyable and growth-filled summer experience for children on the Federation’s beautiful 27-acre campus.
In an outdoor setting that features a recreation area, picnic shelter, hiking trails, tennis court, basketball courts, baseball field, playground equipment and a sand pit for games and sports, Camp Ideal provides creative opportunities for children to play and experience new adventures while learning to appreciate their heritage and develop positive personal and social values.
Time and Schedule: Camp runs Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM, with an option of early care or late pick up. Our four-week camp season starts on Monday, June 24 and continues through Friday, July 19. There is no camp on Thursday, July 4.
Camp Staff: Our camp staff is under the direction of Israeli Shlicha Lea Lehavi assisted by Moshe Friedland. The counselors are trained, responsible, and professional. Campers are carefully supervised at all times.
What is a camp day like? Each day at Camp Ideal, children enjoy a variety of fun, educational programs involving the arts, music, sports, nature hikes, swimming, Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, Jewish life, Israel education, and many other great activities.
What do the kids bring to camp? Water bottle, sunscreen, hat, closed-toed shoes, dairy (no meat) or vegetarian lunch in an insulated bag. On swim days, swimsuits and towel (a change of clothes is also suggested).
New This Year:
This year we are proud to introduce a brand new Camp Ideal experience for our 7th & 8th Grade Community. Camp SaBaBaH is run by Director Dina Soloveychik on the campus of the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley. In addition to participating in camp trips to Fuller Beach and theme days, our Camp SaBaBaH takes part in activities and field trips planned specifically with their age group in mind.
For the 2013 Camp Season trips to Camp Tavor & Camp Eberhart have been scheduled as well as volunteering with community organizations such as Pet Refuge and the Mishawaka Food Pantry.
For more information on Camp SaBaBaH please contact the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley or click above to register your child today!
2013 Session Dates & Fees:
Non-Refundable Registration Fee per child:
Members* $10.00 ~ Non-members $25.00
Early Bird After April 15
Week I ~ June 24 — June 28
Week II ~ July 1 — July 5
(4-day week due to Independance Day)
Week III ~ July 8 — July 12
Week IV ~July 15—July 19
All four weeks ~ June 24 - July 19
*Prices are subject to change for Camp SaBaBaH
Call 574-233-1164 for financial aid, multi-child, and multi-week discounts. Early Care or Late Care avalible for an additional charge.
All Camp Fees are due June 15 unless prior arrangements have been made.
* Members of the Federation make a minimum $18 contribution to the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign.