K'Ton (ages 2,3,4 & Entering Kindergarten)
K’ton campers receive a wide variety of age-appropriate programming and activities. The campers have a balanced combination of both outdoor and indoor camp time. We offer various naptime options and welcome nonpotty trained children! The K’ton Unit Head leads an amazing staff of highly trained and qualified adults and assistants. Many of them work year round in our preschool and they all create a bond with the children that make JCC Camp Ruach their home for the summer.
Gadol (Campers Entering Grades 1-3)
Gadol Campers are also able to choose from a list of electives to give them more of a personalized schedule and a chance to explore new activities. The High Ropes Course, Mini-Golf Course, Skateboard Park, Musical Theatre Program and Specialized Sports Clinics are among some of the favorites. Our Gadol Unit Head along with a majority of the staff continue year after year in this unit because they love working with the campers and each other. JCC Camp Ruach becomes both the camper’s and staff’s home for the summer.
Tzahov (Campers Entering Grades 4-6)
Two days a week, Tzahov Campers go on all inclusive day trips including a 1-night overnight. Three days a week the campers participate in a combination of group activities as well as electives. Tzahov Campers also have the opportunity to “try out” sleep away camp for one Monday–Friday Week at the NJY Resident Camp in Milford, PA for an additional fee. The staff in this unit is comprised of many college graduates, along with two unit heads, who love spending their summers year after year with our campers. Our camp has become their home for the summer too!
• New for 2015 • Sababa (Campers Entering Grade 7)
Sababa is a new program to Camp Ruach this summer. This is a program designed for campers who wish to enjoy a more traditional day camp experience. Two trips per week and two 1-night overnights are included. Spend three days a week at camp enjoying your favorite camp activities such as gaga, high ropes, cooking and swim. Campers will choose electives on these three days to round out a fun summer!
Road Rulz (Campers Entering Grades 7-9)
Road Rulz is our teen travel program for campers entering grades 7-9. These campers have the experience of traveling every day on a combination of day, one night and 4-5 night overnight trips. The staff are all over 21 and work throughout the year to make Road Rulz the teen’s home for the summer.
• New for 2015 • Chaverim (Campers Age 3 – Grade 3)
Chaverim is a new program to Camp Ruach this summer. This program is designed for campers with Special Needs who wish to experience a typical summer camp. Programs will be tailored to the campers need. This program will be available from July 27-August 21, 2015. Camp hours adjusted for summer school schedules.
Leadership In Training (LIT Grades 8 & 9)
Leadership in Training Program (LIT) combines learning to be a leader in the community through community service, learning how to work with children, volunteering with the campers and going on 1 fun trip a week. The campers themselves have a lot to do with the planning of this program to make it just right for them!