The Grossman program is designed to be fun for campers of every age, from the youngest to the oldest. Campers are assigned to units, based on their age. They spend most of their day with the children in their unit, participating in scheduled group activities.

Each unit has a different daily schedule based on their age and level of development. Unit schedules change daily and weekly to keep camp exciting!
 

Current Camp Schedules

As campers get older, we add more types of activities to their schedules – and they enjoy more opportunities to customize their day with electives. As a result, every year at Camp is a new experience!

Campers in our Negev unit and older, participate in Maccabiah, a Camp Grossman tradition. It’s a summer-long, friendly competition that includes athletic and non-athletic challenges. Maccabiah builds self-esteem and encourages cooperation as each camper earns points for their team. Many campers tell us Maccabiah is the highlight of their summer—they remember the final songfest and skit for many years to come!

Read on to learn more about each of our age-based programs and see a sample schedule for your child.

Carmel (co-ed, pre-K to the youngest 1st graders)

Camper/staff ratio: 5:1 plus

Our youngest campers get to experience almost all the activities we offer – at a level and pace that works for children their age. Their days include arts & crafts, boating, climbing wall, cooking, dance, gymnastics, archery, music, nature, sports, street hockey, basketball, drama, games, soccer, t-ball, ropes and challenge course, jewelry making, photography, and tarboot (Jewish culture). They also enjoy unstructured play at the Carmel playground. A rest period is included.

Carmel campers have choice periods (chugim) twice a week, when they can explore activities that interest them the most. Most activities are brought to the unit or require limited walking.

Carmel Schedule

Galil (co-ed, grade 1)

Camper/staff ratio: 5:1 plus

The Galil experience is similar to Carmel, without the rest period. Activities broaden to include the fishing, fencing, circuitry, ceramics, & karate. Galil campers have choice periods (chugim) twice a week, when they can explore activities that interest them the most.

Galil Schedule

Negev (boys and girls separate, grade 1 and 2)

Camper/staff ratio: 6:1 plus

Negev campers enjoy a well-balanced program and are introduced to batting cages and knitting. Negev campers have choice periods (chugim) four times a week, when they can explore activities that interest them the most.

Negev girls and boys are the youngest campers to participate in Maccabiah, a summer-long, friendly competition.

Negev Schedule

Masada (boys and girls separate, grades 2 and 3)

Camper/staff ratio: 6:1 plus

In the Masada unit, we continue to introduce new activities to campers’ schedules. Masada campers also have choice periods (chugim) four times a week, when they can explore activities that interest them the most.

Masada campers participate in Maccabiah, a summer-long, friendly competition.

Masada Schedule

Aravah (boys and girls separate, grade 3)

Camper/staff ratio: 7:1 plus

Aravah campers enjoy a full schedule of camp activities, broadened to include Senior archery (with real arrows), wrestling, video production, sewing, mountain biking, funyaking, paddle boating and surf biking. They have choice periods (chugim) five times a week, when they can explore activities that interest them the most. Aravah campers participate in Maccabiah activities twice a week.

Aravah Schedule

Golan (boys and girls separate, grade 4)

Camper/staff ratio: 10:1 plus

Golan campers enjoy a full schedule of camp activities, broadened to include guitar and one optional overnight. They have choice periods (chugim) five times a week, when they can explore activities that interest them the most.

Golan campers participate in Maccabiah activities twice a week.

Golan Schedule

Kinneret (boys and girls separate, grade 5 and 6)

Camper/staff ratio: 10:1

We keep Kinneret campers engaged with choice periods (chugim) seven times a week and two optional overnights. They participate in Maccabiah two or three times a week, with more activities to choose from as part of the competition.

Kinneret Schedule

Kfar (boys and girls separate, grade 7)

Camper/staff ration: 10:1

Kfar campers enjoy eight to ten weekly activity choices (chugim), when they can explore activities that interest them the most. Maccabiah increases to three or four times each week.

Kfar Schedule

Kibbutz (co-ed, grades 8 and 9)

Camper/staff ratio: 15:1

The Kibbutz program is a unique opportunity for campers to experience greater independence and responsibility. They enjoy what feels like a partial overnight camp experience within Grossman.

Kibbutz campers form a special community and have the opportunity to sleep at camp several nights each week, help cook their own meals, handle daily work assignments and participate in community service projects. They also participate in all camp activities, including Maccabiah. In addition, Kibbutz campers enjoy special off-site trips during both day and evening hours. Informal learning about Israel comes naturally as part of the Kibbutz Grossman lifestyle.

Kibbutz Schedule

Detailed information about the Kibbutz program

Counselor in Training (boys and girls, grade 10)

The Grossman Camp Counselor in Training (CIT) program prepares high school students for counselor positions. More than 50% of CITs are eventually hired to become counselors. CITs participate in their own recreational and non-recreational activities, skill sessions, discussion groups and overnights. With guidance from our CIT Director, they are assigned to supervised work with a group of campers or at a specialty activity. CITs are able to fulfill community service commitments for school.

CIT Schedule

Next Steps

Campers on the ropes course

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