Summer Day Camp at MJCC
At the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, we encourage growth, inspire confidence, and provide the framework for lasting memories and friendships. We provide quality programs that are age-appropriate, fun, and safe. Our camp is imbued with a sense of Simcha (joy), Kehila (community), Ruach (spirit), and Kef (fun). Throughout all our programs, we encourage discovery and self-expression.
Summer Camp for Kids!
Simcha: 3-5 yr. olds
Kehila: Grades 1-2
Ruach: Grades 3-4
Kef: Grades 5-6
CIT - Counselors in Training: Grades 7-9
Camp Teva: Grades 1-7
Classic camp includes sports, swimming, cooking, Jewish culture, drama, nature, and arts + crafts. Campers normally stay with the same counselors providing consistency and making campers feel safe and comfortable. Each themed week, we go outdoors as often as possible, but have the opportunity stay indoors. Simcha campers can progress through our swim program twice a week. All Classic campers swim, gather for a daily song circle, and celebrate Shabbat on Fridays.
Classic Day Camp Themes
Each week of Classic Camp has a theme. Activities will be based around these themes:
Get this Party Started- June 25-29
Superhero - July 2-6
Circus - July 9-13
Olympics - July 16-20
Outer Space - July 23-27
Rockstar - July 30 - Aug. 3
All About Animals - Aug. 6-10
Wacky Water - Aug. 13-17
Carnival - Aug. 20-24
Our half-day (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) specialty camps focus on specific activities such as science, painting, cooking, and sports. Blended with traditional camp activities, your camper will have quality hands-on time with their chosen specialty. Does not include swimming.
All About Art
Let your imagination run wild through painting, drawing, and creating masterpieces.
Be adventurous and try archery, rock climbing, hiking, and more! Choose your level of adventure and experience a thrill, all in the safety of the MJCC.
Find the artist in you! Enjoy paper mache, mural painting, necklace making, and exploring everything to do with arts and crafts.
Balls, Balls, Balls
Play a variety of games including basketball, racquetball, football, soccer and more. Try your hand at multiple sports-related activities while enhancing your game knowledge and comfort level.
Let’s get dribbling! Work on passing, shooting, dribbling, spacing, teamwork, and more in this fast-paced camp. Players of all skills level welcome.
Crafts + Creations
Draw, paint, invent, and create a multitude of art masterpieces. Sample activities include: Mask-making, face painting, designing necklaces, beading, paper mache, and more.
Practice writing poems, sonnets, short stories, and more, while creating characters, places, and events. Let your imagination run wild!
Be active with dance and movement. Sample hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and more. Showcase your new routine at the end of the week.
Game Show Madness
Use creativity and imagination to design your own game show! We will also have fun recreating some old-time classic game shows.
Get moving with basic gymnastics instruction. Balance, roll, jump, and flip to increase coordination and grace. Showcase your group’s performance at the end of the week.
Make something unique by creating a weekly camp newsletter! Interview, investigate, and share stories with your fellow campers in your very own publication.
Junior Track Stars
Learn, practice, and compete in some of the most popular events such as long jump, relay races, shot put, and more. Compete against others as well as yourself. Be ready to sweat!
Lights, Camera, Action
Write, direct, and create a short film or commercial in this fun-filled week of Lights, Camera, Action Camp! Practice writing scripts, creating plots, acting, and directing your very own film. Experience what it takes to create something for the big screen…in the Ballroom!
If you like getting messy and having your mind blown this is for you! We will dive into the world of science doing cool experiments like volcanoes, slime, and so much more!
Mini Pastry Chefs
Spend the week whipping up and decorating some delicious treats such as making your own cupcakes, cookies and other favorite desserts. Don’t forget about the best part too. . . you get to eat your masterpieces! It will be yummy in the tummy.
Discover the many different aspects of music! You will get to dance, perform, jam out, and much more!
It’s time to jam out! Play a new instrument each day and create homemade music makers. Create delightful sounds with your friends.
Explore the world around you! Get your hands dirty in the garden, learn the names of trees and plants, go hiking, and have fun on scavenger hunts outdoors.
Learn, grow, and thrive while exploring fun recess games and sports activities that promote positive sportsmanship.
Safely learn how to rock climb on the MJCC’s indoor rock wall, while building self-confidence and trust. Increase strength and endurance with qualified instructors who will teach safety skills, including rope management, belays, knots, and climbing communication.
Starting New at Golf (SNAG): Learn the basics of golf, work on your stroke, and play fun games while using specialized equipment! SNAG Golf is played in the Sportsplex and is designed to foster respect and good sportsmanship.
Enjoy multiple activities around or in the water such as swimming, slip and slides, water balloons, water crafts, and water safety all in the safe environment of the MJCC.
Sports of Sorts
Ignite a passion for all sports in this fun-filled camp. Improve kicking, running, jumping, and throwing skills while focusing on teamwork and good sportsmanship. Sports include: basketball, soccer, golf, floor hockey, and more!
Swim + Sport
Jump into the MJCC pool for pool games while learning water safety and stroke technique. Dry off and enjoy sports, games, and activities both outdoors and inside the MJCC gymnasium.
Get moving with basic gymnastics and tumbling instruction. Balance, roll, jump, and flip to increase coordination and grace. Showcase your group’s performance at the end of the week.
Each day, our counselors will supply you with materials and some simple tips. Campers supply the creativity and imagination. Together we can come up with the next great invention!
Learn how to cook dishes from around the world including recipes from Mexico, Israel, Italy, and many more!
Available for campers entering grades 5-6
Weekly: June 25 - Aug. 24
Camp Kef is tailored to meet the interests of 5th and 6th graders by providing a variety of adventures aimed to help campers explore the world around them.
CIT (Counselors in Training)
Available for kids entering grades 7-9
July 9 - Aug. 24 - Sign up weekly.
Learn and gain real life experience and skills that will teach you how to be a positive mentor and leader.
Camp Teva MJCC + Shaarie Torah Adventure Camp
Where Judaism, Fun, and the Outdoors Come TogetherEntering grades 5-7 - July 9-13: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Entering grades 1-4 - August 6-10: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
There is nothing quite like this in Portland. Camp Teva takes the community and fun of Jewish day camping and elevates it with experiential outdoor adventures.