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CBE Kids Elementary Camp

Your kid’s summer home! CBE Kids Elementary day camp is based in our two beautiful buildings located on tree lined Garfield Place, minutes away from Prospect Park. For children entering K–5th grade, our day camp is a place for kids to grow, explore, be a part of a welcoming and loving community, and have a summer of fun and joy.   

What happens at CBE Kids Elementary Day Camp? We offer a wide variety of fun and exciting activities in a safe environment supervised by highly qualified staff. Our facilities include a spacious indoor pool, art room, computer room, gymnastics equipment, and two large, multi-use air-conditioned space with elective-based programming available for rising 3rd–5th graders. Nearby Prospect Park is used for sports, nature, circus arts, and outdoor play. Jewish values are explored through weekly themes including peace, friendship, community, nature and the environment, charity, and acts of loving kindness. Shabbat is celebrated every Friday and everyone is included.

Activities:

Elementary Day Camp offers kids a variety of fun and engaging activities such as:

  • Instructional swim lessons for all age groups led by Physique Swimming
  • Sports
  • Computer Coding with CodeAdvantage
  • Chess
  • Nature in Prospect Park
  • Music
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance and Movement
  • Theater
  • Camp Games
  • Specialty Days
  • And More!

Who is CBE Kids camp for? All are welcome! CBE Kids Elementary Day Camp builds community through exploration, enrichment, and fun. CBE Kids is dedicated to serving the Park Slope community and beyond with Jewish values at its center. We are rooted in being welcoming and inclusive, and to provide our campers with deep connections to one another and to our camp staff. CBE Kids aims to be a place where campers can try new things, make new friends, and grow through play

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions):

Can my child be in a group with friends?

Absolutely! There is a section on the registration form where you can request friends that you want your child to be grouped with. We compile all the requests and attempt to accommodate as many requests as possible. If the friends are all in the same grade level we are able to group them together most of the time.

I am going on vacation during the summer, do you offer weekly registration options?

Yes! We offer any combination of weekly registration options for families who need that flexibility during the summer. Families will save on the weekly price by registering for multiple weeks, but those weeks do not need to be cumulative, so the price is same for 4 weeks spread throughout the summer as they would be for 4 consecutive weeks.

Will camp provide lunch or snack?

Campers bring lunches from home. We provide a daily afternoon snack for campers, usually comprised of pre-packaged individual sized juice and pretzels or healthy chips.

When are medical forms due?

All medical forms are due on Friday, June 3, 2022 (or before the first day of camp if you register after that date). The form will be sent to you when you register for camp, it is the standard Department of Health Medical Form. The form must be dated and stamped by a doctor, and the date must be no more than one year prior to the last day of camp, Friday, August 12, 2022.

Can I drop-off later or pick-up early?

Yes! We will have staff available at CBE throughout the day to make sure that your child gets to their group in the case of a late drop off, or is ready to be picked up if you need to pick them up early. The more notice the better, so that we can help make the process as seamless as possible.

My child will only be in camp for a couple of weeks. Will they feel left out?

Not at all! While we always love all of our campers to spend the entire summer with us, we understand that this is not always possible. This is exactly why we offer such flexible weekly options for registration. Many families only register for part of the summer, so your child won’t be the only one who isn’t with us for all seven weeks. Our staff work hard to make sure that every camper feels special, whether they are with us for one week or the full summer.

Is there swimming at camp?

Of course! One of the best things about CBE is that we have our very own heated indoor swimming pool. We are very happy to offer swimming lessons at CBE Kids camps this summer. Our fantastic swim company partner, Physique Swimming, will provide progressive swimming lessons to all campers throughout the summer. You can find more information about Physique Swimming on their website, here. Physique also offers lessons at CBE throughout the year, so if you would like to sign up your child in the lead up to camp to get them familiar with the pool, there are definitely opportunities to do so.

Is it okay if my child isn’t Jewish?

While we are a synagogue based camp, all faiths and backgrounds are welcome at CBE Kids camps. We focus on universal Jewish values and traditions, such as peace, friendship, community, nature and the environment, charity, acts of loving kindness, and the celebration of the end of the week on Fridays. We see ourselves as a community institution as much as a synagogue, and aim to support the whole community.

CBE Kids Camp Summer 2024 Dates:

Camp Dates June 27 – August 16
Week 1 June 27 – July 3 (CLOSED JULY 4 AND 5)
Week 2 July 8 – 12
Week 3 July 15 – 19
Week 4  July 22 – 26
Week 5 July 29 – August 2
Week 6 August 5 – 9
Week 7  August 12 – 16

Rates:

Member Rates
  • 1 WEEK
    $850

  • 2 WEEKS
    $1,685

  • 3 WEEKS
    $2,165

  • 4 WEEKS
    $2,750

  • 5 WEEKS
    $3,340

  • 6 WEEKS
    $4,125

  • 7 WEEKS
    $4,470

Non-Member Rates
  • 1 WEEK
    $935

  • 2 WEEKS
    $1,855

  • 3 WEEKS
    $2,385

  • 4 WEEKS
    $3,025

  • 5 WEEKS
    $3,785

  • 6 WEEKS
    $4,535

  • 7 WEEKS
    $4,695

Early Bird and Extended Day

Early Bird is daily from 8:00-8:30 AM and Extended Day is daily from 4:00-6:00 PM.

Early Bird is $50/week. Extended Day is $150/week.

Registration Fee and Deposits

Upon registration, families will need to pay a non-refundable $75 registration fee. Payment can be made in two ways: families can pay the full balance up front, or they can set up a payment plan to pay the balance in monthly installments. All payments are due by June 1, 2024.

Sibling Discount Across All CBE Camps

The first sibling receives a 5% discount, and any additional sibling receives a 10% discount on the lowest tuition fee.

Financial Obligations

All previous CBE financial obligations must be satisfied before acceptance into camp.

Medical Forms

Camper medical forms are due by June 1st. No child will be admitted to camp without a current medical form issued by the NYC Department of Health.