The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is a proud beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community and greater Portland community.
We aim to offer your child a summer of exciting exploration and nurture your child’s development to help them make connections to the world around them. We inspire imagination through hands-on activities and large and fine motor skill development while balancing individual needs and interests. Summer camp is beneficial for preschool aged children as it introduces kids to concepts such as following a schedule, learning group rules, taking responsibility for their belongings, and getting along with other children in a group setting. Sababa will aim to help your preschooler build self-confidence, work in a team, and learn to follow the rules while having fun engaging in arts, crafts, songs, water play, and much more. Sababa campers will participate in activities around the weekly camp themes and have Jewish enrichment activities on their own. Sababa campers will go outside as much as possible and celebrate Shabbat on Fridays. Full-day campers will have quiet/nap time after lunch. Campers must be potty trained.
Simcha | Joy (Kindergarten)
Classic full-day: 9 am - 4 pm
These young campers want to have fun and explore. Camp can be challenging for our youngest friends, just as they have gotten their routine down at school or at home, they are in a new environment, doing new things. We recognize this and work to give our Simcha campers some extra TLC. Simcha introduces kids to camp, promoting fun, friendship, and life skills. Experiences will encourage your child to make new friends, build social skills, develop teamwork, inspire imagination, and foster creativity.
Simcha provides a well-rounded foundation for the future. With smaller camper-to-counselor ratios, experienced counselors, structured activities, purposeful play, and naptime option for full-day campers, we aim to balance the needs and interests of each child. Campers must be fully potty trained.
Kehila | Community (Grades 1 - 2)
Classic: 9 am - 4 pm
Kehila engages campers in a wide variety of age-appropriate activities within a well-planned and structured format. Campers are encouraged to try new things, work as a team, think outside the box, and be creative. We promote curiosity, persistence, and self-control. Campers will gain self-confidence and adaptability, all while having fun and making new friends.
Tailored to their growing interests and activity levels, Camp Ruach promotes social skills, adaptability, and self-confidence. Campers are encouraged to collaborate and co-create with one another in an environment that promotes positivity and growth. We strive to instill accountability, initiative, and creativity and provide campers with the support to try new things and explore new interests.
Kef campers will have the opportunity to explore, discover, and most importantly, interact socially with peers. We aim to foster valuable life skills with Kef campers, such as, problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration. Campers will work as a team and build independence, all while having “Kef” (fun)!
This leadership development program is designed to empower teens by offering new responsibilities, challenges, and adventures including working with younger campers and team-building. CITs will gain real life experience and skills that will teach them how to be positive mentors and leaders. CITs will work closely with trained and experienced staff in a fun, fast-paced setting; participate and help lead in team spirit; encourage campers to go out of their comfort zones and try new things; and create and run their own activities with mentoring and guidance from camp counselors! Our CIT program is a great stepping stone for youth and gets them ready for enhanced responsibilities. Many of our CITs go on to become camp counselors or land their first job, and they thank their CIT experience!
Skyhawks Camps | Kindergarten - Grade 6
Half-day camps with full-day option.
June 13 - 17
Aug. 22 - 26
Aug. 29 - Sept. 2
Skyhawks Basketball: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for the beginning to intermediate player. Using curriculum that is built on a progression, basketball coaches focus on the whole player, teaching respect, teamwork, and responsibility in an active camp that involves passing, shooting, dribbling, and defense.
Skyhawks Soccer: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for the beginning to intermediate player. Using curriculum that is built on a progression, soccer coaches focus on the whole player, teaching respect, teamwork, and responsibility in an active camp that involves passing, shooting, dribbling, and defense.
Sign up for both Skyhawks morning and afternoon camps. Join the Lunch Bunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
Half-day Camps: Cost: $205. Member Cost: $180.
Lunch Bunch per week: Cost: $50. Member Cost: $40 Lunch Bunch is only for those registered for morning and afternoon Skyhawks camps.
No Pre-care and After-care options