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Camp - BG 3

Barney Goodman

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.

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.

Theme Weeks

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 4-8): Games Extravaganza – includes a field trip                       
Week 2 (June 11-15) SESSION FULL, WAITLIST: Super Heroes – includes a field trip                     
Week 3 (June 18-22) SESSION FULL, WAITLIST: Camp Olympics – includes an Undernight
Week 4 (June 25-29) SESSION FULL, WAITLIST: Crazy Science  – includes a Field Trip                   
Week 5 (July 2-6): July Jamboree week – special daily activities or field trips
Week 6 (July 9-13): Israeli Ruach (Spirit)  – includes a field trip
Week 7 (July 16-20) SESSION FULL, WAITLIST: Wet and Wild! - includes a field trip
Week 8 (July 23-27) SESSION FULL, WAITLIST: Treasure Hunters  – includes an Undernight
Week 9 (July 30-Aug 3) SESSION FULL, WAITLIST: Summer Celebration – includes a field trip

What is a J Camp Undernight?

A special activity at J Camp where campers can choose to stay at camp on select Wednesday nights from 4-8 p.m.

  • Special games & activities
  • Extra swim
  • Cookout, 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)

12:00   Lunch

1:00 – 4:00   Afternoon Activities
Recreational Swim
Crafts, games, archery, special events and Chugim (electives)
Get ready to go home

Cost per week:

Full Time: $375 | $248 with Member Discount
M/W/F: $265 | $174 with Member Discount
Early & Late Care: $16 each per day | $8 each per day with Member Discount


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