Our Programs

follow the leaderKids thrive in a "well-rounded" camp experience that allows them to discover what thrills them and at which activities they excel. This also challenges different sides of each child. At Camp Sisol, campers are free to explore many areas of interest by way of unique and exciting programs.

 

Core Program Components

Judaism

We weave the concepts and values that Judaism teaches us into every aspect of Camp Sisol. Hebrew songs and words are used and we celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat each week with the entire camp coming together on Fridays to experience the joy and peace of Shabbat with lighting of candles to celebrate Creation and prayers of thanks for the fruit of the vine (grape juice) and for bread (challah).

Nature

We build on outdoor experiences gradually, beginning with visits to our Teva (Nature) Specialist. As the years go by campers progress from late nights to overnights, discovering all the basics of outdoor living and appreciation of nature. They explore the pond, creek, garden and woods at camp and visit local and state parks.

Choice and Structure

Our programming emphasis is on exposure to a wide variety of activities and development of a wide variety of skills. Campers visit each specialist once a week. We emphasize the importance of choice through our hobbies program.

Campers are divided in to six units based on the grade they will be entering after the summer. For our younger campers (entering kindergarten through entering fourth grade), the campers are divided into smaller groups within their larger unit, directly supervised by two to three counselors. Our older campers typically remain as one group, with two to three counselors per group. Each unit as a whole is supervised by a Unit Head, who communicates directly with parents regarding daily activities and special events, supervises and manages the counselors, as well as plans late night and overnight activities for the campers.