Ha’Geemnasia is CBE’s Hebrew language camp for kids entering K-4th grade. No previous experience with Hebrew required!
At Ha’Geemnasia, children enjoy unique and fun Israeli-style programming while gaining Hebrew language skills. Our warm and energetic camp environment is led by a highly experienced staff that includes teachers from our year-round Ha’Geemnasia after school program, Israeli emissaries from the Jewish Agency, and other qualified specialists, who are passionate about Hebrew, Israeli culture, and Jewish Identity. Jewish values and Israeli culture are incorporated into all activities, which include Israeli cooking, sports, nature, and more.
Campers also participate in a weekly Kabbalat Shabbat celebration every Friday afternoon and enjoy special events with visitors such as the Israeli Scouts Caravan.
!הגימנסיה היא קייטנה בעברית לילדים שעולים לגן חובה- כיתה ד. אין צורך בניסיון קודם בעברית
בגימנסיה ילדים נהנים מתוכנית ישראלית ייחודית וכייפית בעודם לומדים עברית. יש לנו צוות ישראלי מקצועי וחם המורכב משליחים ומורים מקצועיים. כולם שמחים לדבר עברית ולחוות
.תרבות ישראלית וזהות יהודית דרך פעילויות כמו בישול, ספורט, טבע, אמנות ועוד
Camp Dates: July 2nd – August 17; Closed July 4
Daily Hours: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Extended Hours: Our early bird and late bird programs offer child care before camp begins from 8:00-9:00 AM Monday through Friday, and after camp ends from 5:00-6:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Advanced registration is required in order to participate in the both the early bird and late bird programs.
Sample Daily Schedule
9:00-9:25 AM Arrival and Play Centers
9:25-10:25 AM Opening Circle, Israeli Snack and Visit to Israel
10:25-11:15 AM Swim
11:15 AM-12:15 PM Music & Dance
12:15-1:05 PM Lunch
1:05-1:55 PM Sports / Circus
1:55-2:55 PM Nature
2:55-3:55 PM Gymnastics
3:55-4:45 PM Art / Cooking
4:45-5:00 PM Closing Circle
Bus transportation is provided at the beginning and end of our camp day; morning pick up is between 8:00 and 8:45 AM. Buses will depart from CBE at 4:45 PM and will drop campers off between 5:15 and 6:00 PM. Here is a list of the neighborhoods: South Slope, Gowanus, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace and Ditmas Park. The final route will be determined by demand. Cost is $120 per week.
Each bus is supervised by a CBE KIDS bus counselor. He or she is responsible for the safety and well-being of our campers.
Summer 2018 Rates
Ha’Geemnasia is part of Kayitz Kef, a specialty Hebrew program for day campers across North America. Kayitz Kef is supported by the The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life.