Camp Kaleidoscope is currently full for all sessions for grades K-3, with limited openings for upper campers grades 4 and up and CITs grades 9-11. Waitlists are available for some sessions. Email kaleidoscope@jccgb with any questions.

Kaleidoscope is the best camp ever! I can’t wait to go back next year.

Kaleidoscope camper, age 8
Camper in costume

Campers unleash their creativity at Kaleidoscope!

The Kaleidoscope program consists of two 4-week sessions with half-session (2 week) options available. Upper campers choose their program, while younger campers enjoy a well-rounded day. Whether it’s performing in small groups, swimming in the outdoor pool or dressing up for special theme days, Kaleidoscope campers have fun, try new things and build self-confidence.

In a culture of kindness and caring, Kaleidoscope campers feel safe to explore their emerging interests and freely express themselves. Our talented staff of artists, performers and educators inspires campers to try new things in a pluralistic Jewish setting that embraces campers of all backgrounds, faiths, and beliefs. Weeks 4 and 8 feature our Arts Festival, where campers share performances and exhibits with parents and friends.

View a typical day at camp

Campers with Special Needs

Camp Kaleidoscope’s inclusive program seeks to enhance the social, emotional, physical and developmental needs of all children. If your camper has a 504 plan, an IEP, or receives special services, you must fill out the Special Needs Pre-Registration Form.

We strive to offer the best camp experience possible for children who need extra support. A limited number of spaces are available for children with mild developmental disabilities. Interviews are required. Enrollment may be limited. All bunk groups are inclusive. 

Campers with mild disabilities participate in all camp activities. Upper campers entering grades 4-8 must be able to navigate between classes independently throughout the JCC Campus. Parents may be required to provide one-on-one aides if necessary. Please review our Discipline Policy.

For more information, contact the Camp Director at kaleidoscope@jccgb.org.

Counselor in Training (CIT)

CITs in grades 9-11 gain leadership skills by assisting Kaleidoscope’s experienced counselors and specialists. CIT-1s spend half of their time assisting around camp and half the time pursuing their own interests. They may participate in the Upper Camp Musical. CIT-2s, generally returning CITs or students entering grades 10 & 11, spend their days assisting with a bunk or specialty throughout the day.

All CITs participate in special workshops, lead the camp in tzedakah (helping others) projects, and plan and help with events. They pay a reduced tuition rate.

CITs may apply using the new or returning family registration button on the homepage.  Then applicants may be interviewed to determine their best placement at camp.  

Sample CIT Schedule

Activities for Every Interest

Happy campers in arts and crafts

Visual Arts

Ceramics, costume and fashion design, film, jewelry making, mosaics, painting, poster art, scene design, animation

Campers playing music

Performing Arts

Dance (hip hop, jazz, ballet, modern), improvisation, music (guitar, percussion, piano, voice), scene study, stage combat

Camper with a microscope

Science

Buildings and structures; electricity and magnetism; geysers and volcanoes; nature exploration; rockets and kites

Campers swimming

Sports and Nature

Swimming, canoeing, hiking, basketball, gaga, kickball, pillow polo, ping pong, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, fencing

Camper performing

Special Programs and Events

Arts nights, carnival, evening activities (grade 6+), daily camper performances, Shabbat celebrations, visiting artists/performers

Campers having fun

Other Ways to Be Creative

Cooking, creative writing, knitting, needlework, tie-dye

campers enjoying a show

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