Camp Kaleidoscope is ON for Summer 2021! Registration opens in January. For more information, please contact the camp office at kaleidoscope@jccgb.org.

Everything You Need to Know

Camp Forms Should 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. Forms are due May 1 or within 7 days of registration.

Online Portal

If you require paper forms, please contact the Camp office at kaleidoscope@jccgb.org.

Campers with Special Needs

Camp Kaleidoscope’s inclusive program seeks to enhance the social, emotional, physical and developmental needs of all children. All bunk groups are inclusive.

Campers with mild disabilities participate in all camp activities under the guidance of experienced counselors. Parents may provide one-on-one aides or other support if necessary.

A limited number of spaces are available for children with mild developmental disabilities. Interviews are required.

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

Special Needs Pre-registration Form

Counselor in Training (CIT)

Campers in grades 9-11 gain leadership skills by assisting Kaleidoscope’s experienced counselors and specialists. CITs spend half of their time assisting and half in their own group. They participate in special workshops, lead the camp in tzedakah (helping others) projects, and plan and help with events.

CITs go through an application process and pay a reduced tuition rate.

CIT Application

Camp Information Sheet

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To Bring to Camp

  • Water Bottle
  • Bathing Suit
  • Towel
  • Swim Cap (Required for swim lessons)
  • Lunch (Dairy or Vegetarian) or Pre-Order Lunch through our Kosher caterer
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Snacks (Optional)
  • Hat (Optional)

Clothing

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.

Labels

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

Please label ALL items

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

Snacks

  • 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.
  • 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.

Next Steps