Entering 1st - 4th Grades
8 weekly sessions: 9am - 4pm M-F
Early Care: 7-9am | Late Care: 4-6pm*
A great Camp for kids that want to experience a little bit of everything at J Camp! Barney Goodman includes crafts, sports, science, songs, swimming, archery and life-long friendships. Trained Camp staff promote kindness, respect, and Jewish values.
*Due to increased demand, Early and Late Care are FULL and we are not currently taking a waitlist.
Each Barney Goodman week also includes:
- Activities based on a theme. Some weeks will include a field trip and some weeks will include an Undernight.
- Red Cross Group Swim Lessons with Certified Swim Instructors. Generally, 1st and 2nd graders have lessons Monday through Thursday mornings and 3rd and 4th graders generally have lessons Monday and Wednesday mornings. More info available here
- Science and Art activities.
- Unique Jewish and Israeli cultural activities and Friday afternoon Shabbat.
Each week will include activities based on a theme. Some weeks will include a field trip, and some weeks will include an Undernight.
- Week 1 (June 3-7): Around the World – Have fun with games, crafts and activities from countries around the world. We will also go on a fun field trip.
- Week 2 (June 10-14): Super Silly & Super Messy Week – We will be doing super fun, super silly and super messy games, crafts and activities. We will also go on a fun field trip.
- Week 3 (June 17-21): Crazy Olympics – We will create crazy Olympic games that will have us all laughing and having fun! We will end the week with our J Camp Color Games! We will also have an optional Undernight on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. See below for more about Undernights.
- Week 4 (June 24-28): Animal Planet – We will learn about animals and do some fun animal crafts, games and activities. We will also go on a fun field trip.
- Week 5 (July 1-5): July Jamboree – No Barney Goodman this week. Enroll in July Jamboree activities!
- Week 6 (July 8-12): Israeli Ruach (Spirit) – We will have fun with Israeli games, foods, crafts and have our own J Camp Shuk (market). We will also go on a fun field trip.
- Week 7 (July 15-19): Water-Mania – Have fun with water activities and all sorts of wet fun! We will end the week with our J Camp Water Games on Friday morning. We will also have an optional Undernight on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Important Note: Part-time enrollment for Barney Goodman Week 7 is full and accepting waitlist sign-ups. Enrollment for full-time Camp is still open.
- Week 8 (July 22-26): Wizarding World Week – Fun games, crafts and activities using our imagination with a Harry Potter theme. We will also go on a fun field trip. Important Note: Full-time and part-time enrollment for Barney Goodman Week 8 are full and accepting waitlist sign-ups.
- Week 9 (July 29-Aug 2): Wild & Wacky Week – We will end our summer with wild and wacky games, crafts and activities. We will also go on a fun field trip and end the week with our J Camp Carnival! Important Note: Full-time and part-time enrollment for Barney Goodman Week 9 are full and accepting waitlist sign-ups.
A special activity at J Camp where Campers can choose to attend the optional Undernight and stay at camp with their Barney Goodman friends on select Wednesday nights from 4-8 p.m. There is no extra charge for Undernights. The Undernight activities include:
- Special games & activities
- Extra swim
- Cook-out (Vaad supervised)
- Campfire, songs & s’mores
A Day in the Life of a Barney Goodman Camper
Every group is different, but here’s a great sampling of the schedule for Barney Goodman Campers. Generally, Campers are grouped by gender and in grade groups: 1st & 2nd, or 3rd & 4th grades.
9:00 – 12:00 Morning Activities
Circle Time! Songs and cheers and getting ready for the day.
Morning activities – such as crafts, games, science, archery, Shirim (music) or Kol Israel (Israeli Cultural activities)
Swim Lessons (1st & 2nd Grade: Monday – Thursday; 3rd & 4th Grade: Monday & Wednesday)
1:00 – 4:00 Afternoon Activities
Crafts, games, archery, special events and Chugim (electives)
Get ready to go home
Cost per week:
♦ Full-Time: $386 | $254 with J Member Discount
♦ Part-Time M/W/F: $275 | $180 with J Member Discount
♦ Early + Late Care: $19 | $9 each per day per child with J Member Discount
Online enrollment will open February 15th! Check back for the link.