Guide to summer camps 2020 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Guide to summer camps 2020


Director: Robin Anderson

Winter address:
60 Revere Drive, Suite 800, Northbrook, IL 60062
(224) 235-4665

Summer address:
E989 Stratton Lake Road Waupaca, WI 54981
(715) 258-2288

Sessions 2020
We have 6 session options of fees from $600 – $7900

Ages: 2nd–9th Grade, Coed

Located in Central Wisconsin, CYJ Midwest has provided a coed Jewish camp experience for children in grades 2-9 for 50 years. Our beautiful lakefront property offers the opportunity to explore and create lifelong friendships. Our program features water skiing, tubing, archery, high ropes, arts, soccer, basketball, drama, photography and more!

Danceworks Summer Creative
Arts Camps

Director: Teresa Drews

1661 N. Water Street, Milwaukee

June–August 2020

2.5–12 years old, CoEd

Make new friends, use your imagination, and experience the thrill of performing! Our week-long camps integrate dance, visual arts, music and drama into one fun-filled program. Taught by experienced professionals, each week offers an age-appropriate theme that sparks imagination, with an informal performance as the grand finale!


Director: Amit Weitzer
(269) 215-1399

Winter address:
4444 Second Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

Summer address:
59884 Arthur L. Jones Rd.,
Three Rivers, MI 49093

2020 Dates
(Early Bird Rates):        
Session 1:
June 21-July 12 • $3,988

Explore Tavor, First Session:
June 21-July 5 • $2,558

Session 2:
July 15-August 7 • $4,350

Explore Tavor, Second Session:
July 15-July 29 • $2,558

Full Season:
June 21-August 7 • $6,612

5-Week Bogrimot Program:
July 5-August 7 • $4,959

Madatz Counselor
in Training Program:
June 19-August 7 • $2,599

Taste of Tavor June
Grades 3-5
June 21–28 • $734/session

Taste of Tavor July
Grades 3-5
July 15–19 • $459/session

Ages: Entering 3rd-10th grade, Co-ed  

Habonim Dror Camp Tavor is a one-of-a-kind pluralistic Jewish youth community focused on leadership, social justice, stewarding the environment and connecting to Israel. Camp Tavor serves kosher meals, and much of the food grown is from the camp organic farm. In addition, we are peanut free and nut sensitive. We can also accommodate gluten free, vegetarian, and other special diets.

New campers may be eligible for up to $1,000 off camp tuition, financial aid available and ask us about our Referral Discounts.

mequon jewish preschool
summer camp

Director: Rivkie Spalter
262.242-KIDS (5437)

11112 N. Crown Court,
Mequon, Wisconsin 53092

Session: June 22nd through
August 14th 2020

Ages: 6 weeks-5 years.

Based on the idea that CHILDREN HAVE A HUNDRED LANGUAGES,  we are preparing an engaging, challenging,  explorative, and fun summer.

Exciting opportunities for children to engage in outdoor and  indoor experiences and explorations, each child finding a place for their interests.


Director: Solly Kane

Winter address:
1121 Lake Cook Rd., Suite D,
Deerfield, IL 60015

Summer address:
600 Lac La Belle Drive,
Oconomowoc, WI  53066

5 days, 2 weeks, 3 weeks,
4 weeks and 7 weeks

Ages: Entering 2nd-12th grades,  Co-ed

Fees: $380-$6,935

URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, the Reform Movement’s camp in Wisconsin, offers a unique environment for campers in grades 2-12. We combine creative and innovative Jewish experiences with all the fun of summer camp — swimming, sports, drama, dance, archery, visual arts, horseback riding, waterskiing, photography, campfires, high and low ropes, boating, biking, adventure camping, and, most importantly, lifelong friendships.

For complete information, please see our website:


The Harry & Rose Samson Family  
Jewish Community Center
Summer Camps

Resident Overnight

Steve & Shari
Sadek Family
Camp Interlaken JCC in EAGLE RIVER

Director: Toni Davison Levenberg

Winter address:
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.,
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Summer address:
7050 Old Highway 70,
Eagle River, WI 54521

Sessions: Begins June 24 and July 22 • 2, 4, or 8 week sessions

Family Camp: August 18–23

Located on 106 magnificent acres, this Jewish residential camp features complete waterfront activities, creative arts, athletics, and nature exploration. Our balanced program gives each camper the opportunity to develop his or her own skills, build self-esteem, and learn Jewish values within a safe, fun, and nurturing environment.

for dates and rates

Day Camps

Albert & Ann Deshur
JCC Rainbow day camp in Fredonia

Director: Lenny Kass

Winter address:
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.,
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Summer address:
Fredonia, WI

Sessions: June 15–August 14 • 2 week sessions or Build your own Week-by-Week

Ages: Entering K5-9th Grade, Co-ed

JCC Rainbow Day Camp is a traditional co-ed day camp located on 110 acres in Fredonia. Jewish values are modeled at camp by creating an inclusive environment where children are valued as individuals and treated with respect. Campsite includes aquatics center, pond, sports complex, climbing tower, garden, learning kitchen, and more.

JCC day camps
in Whitefish Bay

Director: Jess Lanke

6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.,
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Sessions: June 15–August 28
One week sessions, multiple
options each week

Ages: Entering K5-8th Grade, Co-ed

Specialty camps at the JCC are the best way for your child to explore their interests, meet new friends, and gain confidence in their abilities. More than 30 different offerings for Sports Lovers, Creative Kids, Science Explorers, and Outdoor Adventurers. Friday afternoons include Shabbat celebration and Jewish learning to supplement the specialty camp offerings.

Gan Ami Early Childhood Education
Summer Session

Director: Stacy Synold

Karl Community Campus
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.,
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Linda & Fred Wein
Family Center
10803 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, WI 53092

Sessions: June 22–July 17,
July 20–August 14 • 4 week sessions

Ages: Two- Three- and
Four-year olds

The excitement of summer with the nurturing focus of our core faculty help learning and play come alive for each child. Children entering K4 will go on area field trips including a weekly trip to JCC Rainbow Day Camp and Friday mornings at the JCC Water Park for Shabbat Swim & Sing.