Chalutzim- 7th and 8th grades
Chalutzim, Hebrew for “pioneers,” experience the ultimate in day trips and extended travel! Campers (entering 7th and 8th grades) travel 5 days a week. Whether your interest is sports, theater, roller coasters or sightseeing, you’ll find it all in Chalutzim!
It’s Chalutzim – It’s Incredible!
- Action-packed mix of day and overnight trips, including extended overnight each session
- Incredible day-trip excursions include a NYC comedy club, amusement parks, sporting events, Broadway and outdoor adventure trips offering rafting, hiking, rock climbing and spelunking
- Most extended trips include transportation on air-conditioned coach buses, dairy and Kosher meals, hotel accommodations and fun-filled itineraries packed with touring and interactive experiences
- A lively Shabbat program at the JCC in Scotch Plains concludes each week
Sample Extended Trip Itinerary (4 night 5 days)
- Session 1: Finger Lakes (Ithaca's waterfalls, Greek Peak NH Resort), Maine (Arcadia National Park, Funtown Splashdown USA, horseback riding)
- Session 2: Orlando, FL (Disney World, Epcot, downtown Disney), Poconos Adventure (Camel Beach, whitewater rafting, Bushkill Falls)
This summer's trips
Week 2 (June 30-July 3) Ohio
Week 4 ( July 14 – July 18 ) Chicago
Week 6 (July 28-Aug1) Niagara Falls/Toronto
Week 8 (Aug 11-Aug14) Lake Placid
All trips subject to change
Staff Adult Unit Director and Assistant Unit Director supervise staff and campers. Experienced Senior Counselors (college-aged and older), who are trained in travel procedures and safety, work directly with campers.