We regret that Camp Kaleidoscope will not be open for summer 2020. We hope to see you in 2021 for a summer of hugs, singing, dancing, science and the arts!

Everything You Need to Know

Camp Forms Can Be Filled Out Online

We are pleased to offer our secure online forms portal. Not only are these forms easier to fill out than the traditional paper ones, but all information will be saved in a secure location from year to year. This will make next summer’s registration easier as well. In our online portal, you can also change weeks, make bunk requests, change buses and add Extended day. It’s quick and easy for busy parents and guardians in mind.

Online Portal

If you require paper forms, please contact the Camp office at 617.558.6523 or kaleidoscope@jccgb.org. Please either email completed forms to kaleidoscope@jccgb.org or mail them to Camp Kaleidoscope, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, 02459

Arts Night Dates

  • Week 4
    • Lower and Middle Camp - July 22, 2020
    • Upper Camp - July 23, 2020
  • Week 8
    • Lower and Middle Camp - August 19, 2020
    • Upper Camp - August 20, 2020

Lower campers perform at 6pm and Middle campers perform at 7pm. Upper campers perform at 6pm.


    Please send your child to camp with a kosher (vegetarian or dairy), peanut-free lunch in an insulated bag or container.

    Lunch is not available to order. Refunds will be issued to families that have registered for lunch.

    Suggested Items to Bring to Camp

    • Water Bottle
    • Bathing Suit
    • Towel
    • Swim Cap (Required for swim lessons)
    • Lunch (Dairy or Vegetarian)
    • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
    • Snacks (Optional)
    • Hat (Optional)


    Please label all clothing, water bottles, bathing suits and towels with the first and last name of your camper. This helps us return any lost articles back to you. 

    Please check the weather forecast to make sure your child is prepared with the proper clothing each day. Secure footgear (like sneakers) is recommended, as sandals or flip-flops are not suitable for the camp day.


    Order labels for your camp clothes, towels, and water bottles. Click here and use code "KALEIDOSCOPE" at checkout to receive a 10% discount. In addition, 15% of your purchase will go to the camp scholarship fund.

    Lost and Found

    The Lost and Found is located in the auditorium. Additional Lost and Found bins can be found in the gym and at the indoor and outdoor pools.

    • Please do NOT send any item of value (either sentimental or monetary) as items do get lost.
    • All electronics, including handheld items and cell phones, are not permitted at camp.


    We provide a healthy snack in the morning to children in Lower and Middle Camp (grades K-3). All campers receive ice pops in the afternoon. All food supplied by the camp is Kosher and nut-free.

    • Campers are welcome to bring a peanut-free snack from home if they wish.

    Safety at Camp

    Camp is staffed by a registered nurse (RN) and a physician on call. In case of an emergency, the local hospital is less than five miles away from JCC Greater Boston.

    Camp Kaleidoscope is in compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health policies and is inspected and licensed by the City of Newton Department of Public Health. As part of that relationship, we have been asked to share commonly asked questions about Meningococcal Disease.

    Parents can request copies of background checks, health care, and discipline policies, as well as procedures for filing grievances.

    Sun Safety

    • Children are outdoors for many activities during the camp day and should arrive with sunscreen already applied.
    • Staff will make time for children to reapply sunscreen throughout the camp day. Parents can also give permission for staff to help younger children apply sunscreen.
    • Hydration is very important, and water is available for campers throughout the day. Staff will encourage children to stay hydrated and parents are asked to do the same.

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