Camp Kef (Grades K-6) June 17 - August 23

Click here for Online Registration For Camp Kef 2019!
Camp Kef, which means "fun" in Hebrew, is a variety Day Camp for Grades K-6 providing an array of activities and experiences led by our dynamic counselors. Each week there will be a variety of special activities at Camp VBS, including a Super Shabbat Celebration.
Lunch is provided to all campers each Friday when camp is in session.

Download the Brochure for VBS Camps 2019
 

*Specialty Camps are open to 2nd - 6th graders!
 
NEW THIS YEAR: 10 full weeks of camp, new specialty camp options, and brand new state of the art indoor gym.

Camp Shelanu (Ages 2-5) June 18 - August 21

Registration is now open for Camp Shelanu.
FOR VBS ECC STUDENTS ONLY

Camp Kef Highlights (Grades K-6)

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  • Activities

    Swimming in our on-site poolDrama
    Sports in our gymStorytellers
    CookingMaccabiah Games/Color War
    Arts & CraftsWeekly Field Trips (Thursdays)
    DanceSpecial Programs & Guests
    Music
  • On-Site Swimming Pool & New Indoor Gym

    Free swim during camp hours! Campers will swim in our full size pool, supervised by certified WSI lifeguards and instructors.

    Campers will also enjoy a summer of fun playing basketball, volleyball, and sports galore in our BRAND NEW indoor sports facility, The Levine Community Center.

    Campers must bring a dairy sack lunch each day except on Fridays. Lunch will be provided every Friday.
  • Job Opportunities

    We are now accepting applications for Counselors, Specialists and CITs for Summer 2018! Working as a Camp Kef staff member is a special opportunity to be that dynamic leader and help create the magic of camp! Click here to apply today!

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  • Hot Lunch Program

    New this summer we are excited to offer a hot lunch program for our campers for each day of camp! Monday through Thursday you will have the option of ordering lunch at $8.50 per day. Friday lunch is already included in the cost of camp. Orders must be placed by the Wednesday prior to the week you are ordering for (no same day orders). 

    The menu is as follows:
    • Monday - chicken tenders, tater-tots, carrots, cucumbers and fruit
    • Tuesday - teriyaki chicken, rice, steamed broccoli, Asian crunch salad and fruit
    • Wednesday - pizza/garden salad with ranch dressing
    • Thursday - sack lunch-turkey sandwich or bagel with vegan cream cheese, whole fruit, and chips
    • Friday - pasta, marinara sauce, caesar salad, garlic bread (included in price of camp)
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  • Weekly Field Trips (K-6)

    Camp Kef and Specialty Camps will participate in weekly field trips every THURSDAY. On field trip days, please bring a dairy sack lunch.

    **Late day - 5:00 PM pick-up

    June 20th 

    Discovery Cube, Sylmar
    BoulderDash, Northridge
    K - 3rd
    4th-6th
    June 27th 

    Kids World, Oak Park
    Sky High
    K - 3rd
    4th - 6th
    July 4
    No Trip - Camp Closed
    July 11th

    California Science Center, LA
    Dojo Boom, Oak Park
    K - 3rd
    4th - 6th
    July 18th
    Freaky Friday, CSUN
    K - 6th
    July 25th

    Mini Gulf & Ultrazone, Sherman Oaks
    Bowling & Neon Tetro Arcade, Northridge
    K - 3rd
    4th - 6th
    Aug. 1st

    Pump It Up, Van Nuys
    Hurricane Harbor, Valencia
    K - 3rd
    4th - 6th
    Aug. 8th

    Kidspace, Pasadena
    Skateland, Northridge
    K - 3rd
    4th - 6th
    Aug. 15th 
    Glowzone, Woodland Hills
    K - 6th
    Aug 22nd 
    Scooter's Jungle, Valencia
    K - 6th

    Field trips are subject to change.
  • Specialty Camps at Camp Kef

    Camp Kef's Specialty Camps For Summer 2019
    (2nd - 6th grades only)

    Ceramics Grades 2nd - 6th: Week 1 & 2 (6/17 - 6/28)
    Children will work on ceramic projects which use their imagination and develop their creativity, while building their self confidence. With an experienced and caring teacher, the campers will learn different techniques for making projects out of clay and learn how to decorate, paint, and personalize their artwork. No experience necessary!
     
    Basketball Grades 2nd - 6th: Week 4 & 5 (7/8 – 7/19),
    The Camp Kef Basketball specialty camp is a high-intensity, drill based camp that focuses on not only bettering our players skill sets on the court but also building character and confidence off the court. Our camp will strengthen your athletes mentality while boosting their confidence to become more skilled players. Our camp provides a focused, fun learning environment that cannot be rivaled!
     
    Invention Convention Grades 2nd - 6th: Week 6 (7/22 – 7/26)
    Invent something for good. Use tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, circuits, LED’s, and hand tools to invent something that makes the world a better place. We will learn 3D Modeling basics, Lego EV3 coding, Circuits and Little Bits.
     
    Minecraft Grades 2nd-6th: Week 7 (7/29 – 8/2)
    Use creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking to design worlds and experiment with coding basics and world design in Minecraft.
     
    Game Design Grades 2nd - 6th: Week 8 (8/5 - 8/9)
    Create your own games using scratch and make them interactive with Makey-Makey. Experienced game designers will be able to explore Unity to design 3D games and environments to be experienced in Virtual Reality.

    Sports Specialty 2nd-6th: Week 9 & 10 (8/12 – 8/23)
    Boys will be working on their flag football skills and girls will work on their basketball skills.


    *Please note: All specialty camps are weekly options only. They do include the field trip on the Thursday of that week.
  • Overnight at Camp Ramah: Grades 4-6 (Date TBD)

    Join friends from Camp VBS for "A day in the life of a Ramah camper." Campers will spend the day participating in a variety of Camp Ramah programs including arts and crafts, sports, Israeli dance, swimming, water slides and will have an overnight in the Camp Ramah Tree House.

    Cost: $150 including all meals and transportation

    Click here to register!
  • CIT Leadership Program (Grades 8-9)

    The  Camp VBS CIT Leadership Program is designed to foster leadership skills for youth entering grades 8 and 9. Counselors-in-Training will participate in leadership training, and gain hands-on experience assisting Camp Kef campers. As part of the leadership training, CITs will actively participate in a weekly social action project. 

    CIT applications must be received by March 16, 2019. 

    Cost: The CIT program is $200 per week, and CITs will be awarded community service hours. 

    Click here to apply!
  • Junior Counselors (Grades 10-12)

    Junior counselor opportunities are available for students entering grades 10-12. Junior Counselors will receive community service credit as well as a stipend. Apply online for a Junior Counselor position by Friday, March 16. If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Avi (ataff@vbsds.org).

Camp Kef Hours & Contact

Drop-off: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (no fee)
Camp Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
After Care*: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
*After Care is $20 per day
*No After Care on Fridays

For questions, please call 818-796-3827.
 
*No Camp July 4-5.

Cost

Session Options Regular Price   
Daily Option $90/day
Weekly Option $450/week

Campers must bring a dairy sack lunch each day except on Fridays. Lunch will be provided every Friday.

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All fees must be paid in full by Friday, April 12 to receive Early Bird pricing.

*Refunds will not be given after June 12, 2019.

Please note that if you do not register in advance the walk-in rate is $90 per day.

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  • Camp Shelanu (Ages 2-5) June 18 - August 21

    Click Here To Register Online For Camp Shelanu 2019
    Registration will open Monday, March 18.
    FOR VBS ECC STUDENTS ONLY
    Welcome to a fun-filled summer at Camp Shelanu! Our camp is an exciting, enriching experience, designed for preschoolers. All our activities are created exclusively for 2-5 year old campers in a safe, supervised atmosphere. Camp Shelanu is staffed with credentialed Early Childhood professionals. Download the brochure here .

    Camp Shelanu Activities
    • Art Studio - A hands-on oriented art experience promoting individual creativity
    • Shira (Music) - Camp wide sing-a-long filled with fun, laughter and Ruach!! (spirit)
    • Sports - Campers will participate in daily sports activities
    • Water Play - Splashing, refreshing fun all day long
    • Gymnastics/Yoga - A professional gymnast engages campers in energetic body movement
    • Weekly Thematic Activities - Community specialists will be brought in to enrich the camp experience
    Monday-Friday (5 day option)
    Camp ScheduleEarly Bird*Regular Price
    9:00 AM - 1:00PM$315 per week$350 per week
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM$100 per week
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM$75 per week

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday (3 day option)
    Camp ScheduleEarly Bird*Regular Price
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$189 per week$210 per week
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM$60 per week
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM$30 per week
    • Last minute drop-in day rates available on Tuesday or Thursday - $75
    • Families may add a bonus day to schedule a 4-day camp week
    • Please use discount code: EARLY BIRD

    Register Here for Camp Shelanu


    *All fees must be paid in full by April 12, 2019, to receive Early Bird pricing.

    All campers must bring a dairy/parve sack lunch each day. Snacks provided.

    For questions, please contact the preschool office at 818.788.0567 or campshelanu@vbs.org. Please note: this camp is for enrolled VBS ECC students only.
  • Camp Shelanu CIT Program (Ages 12-18)

    Camp Shelanu offers a CIT program for youths 12-18 years of age. CITs will assist in activities, gain valuable leadership and job training experience, enjoy social interaction with their peers, and have the opportunity to plan camp activities. Participants will also receive community service hours. Email Merav Samara msamara@vbs.org.

    Cost: $150/week or $25/day.

    For more information or to request an application, please call the office at 818.788.0567.