Temple Israel’s summer camp is the place for kids two-and-a-half through six!
Through activities, games and creative play, our campers learn, explore, and dive into play. Our joyful summer camp program is staffed by experienced early childhood educators and provides families who are part of our greater Temple Israel community with a full day of summertime care.
Our Camp Directors craft a fun weekly theme which will include a special weekly curriculum as we follow our daily routine. Each week children will explore various activities in art, music, nature exploration, science experiments, literature, cooking, and so much more. We will also make sure to have lots of rainy day plans for fun indoor play. We are excited to offer camp to children 2.5 – 6 years old.
Come Spend Summer With Us at Temple Israel
Gap Week One: June 17- 21 (no camp June 19)
Session 1: June 24 – July 5 (no camp July 4)
Session 2: July 8 – July 19
Session 3: July 22 – August 2
Session 4: August 5 – August 16
Gap Week Two: August 19 – August 23
Rianne Mares and Tara Schwartz
Phone: 617-487-4407 ext. 120
Tuition and Hours
The Temple Israel Summer camp runs ten weeks: the eight traditional weeks of summer camp and two gap weeks (one before and one after).
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Optional 8:30 a.m. drop off (additional $50 per week).
Tuition: $500 per week.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the ages exactly?
2.5 to 6 years old.
This means our oldest campers are entering first grade and youngest campers have just finished their first/toddler year of preschool.
What if I want to pick my child up early?/Are there half day options for toddlers?
Parents are free to pick up their children earlier than 5:00 p.m. However we are not prorating the days / weeks based on attendance.
Children are offered a quiet/rest time every day from approximately 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Some children sleep longer.
Are the kids all together?
Children are placed into individual summer groups based on age, but they will often be together during group activities, such as water play, Shabbat, and other special events.
Do I have to sign up for the whole summer?
The first and last week are standalone weeks, with the middle eight weeks divided into two-week sessions. If you register your child for one or more full sessions, and want to add an extra week, please reach out to our directors. We will do our best to accommodate, as space allows.
Can I sign up for partial weeks?
Unfortunately, at this time we are only registering full weeks.
Note: if you pick up early or miss days we are not prorating the days/ weeks based on attendance.
Is food provided?
We will provide a dry snack and fresh fruit/vegetables twice a day. We ask that you provide lunch for your child and individual snacks for picky eaters.
Does my child have to be potty trained?
Counselors are able to change your child, but ask that you provide both regular and water diapers, wipes, and any topical ointment if needed. We have a separate topical ointment form for you to fill out.
Who are the counselors and junior counselors?
Our summer camp counselors are made up of preschool teachers and other adults who typically work with children during the school year. Our junior counselors are typically teenagers from our Temple Israel community, excited to spend the summer having fun with everyone, while learning from experienced educators.
Will the counselors apply sunscreen for my child?
Yes, sunscreen will be reapplied. We ask that you apply in the morning before camp, and we will reapply in the afternoon. All families must have their own sunscreen labeled with their child’s name, and fill out a topical ointment form.
Do I have to pay all at once?
No. If you wish to set up recurring payments, or would like to request financial aid, please select “Contact Education Office” in the Registration form, and email Emma Glaser.
What is your cancellation policy?
We understand plans may change, but it is also important to us to staff summer camp appropriately. As such, reimbursements for cancellations will be available until May 1, 2024.