SUMMER 2020 UPDATE
We know everyone is wondering if and when our much anticipated and loved Camp Shalom and NOBO summer programs will be opening. While conditions and guidelines continue to change ongoing, we have been working on a path forward to be able to provide these essential services to our community, as safely as possible, in fulfillment of our mission to support and enrich Jewish life in Madison. Guided by the advice and resources from the government, the Secure Community Network (SCN), public health officials, and other key experts, our Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and COVID-19 Task Force have been meeting regularly to develop and plan our reopening process.
At this point, given the uncertainty and rapidly changing situation, what we can tell you is that while Camp Shalom and NOBO will not be running in the usual fashion this summer, assuming we are allowed to open, we are currently planning to offer a modified program. With a commitment to the health and safety of our campers, families, and staff, the program will strictly adhere to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the American Camping Association (ACA) guidelines. Some of the new protocols that will be in place: fewer campers (maximum of 50) and staff (maximum 10) per session; activities adjusted to accommodate expectation for social distancing; taking temperatures at drop off; regularly cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day.
Camp Shalom, established in 1954, is the oldest and largest day camp in Dane County and is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Madison. Camp Shalom is for campers going into grades K-5 and Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim, a hybrid of Camp Shalom Noar and Camp Shalom Bogrim, is for campers going into grades 6-9. Camp Shalom and Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim serve over 1000 children throughout the summer and is located at the beautiful Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Jewish Community Campus in Verona. Camp encourages campers to experience a wide variety of activities through programming designed to stimulate and educate. Full and partial financial-need scholarships may be available.
Camp Shalom offers three sessions for campers going into Kindergarten - 5th grade. Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim offers two sessions for campers entering 6th - 9th grade. Programming occurs Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. We also offer extended care hours from 7:30 am - 9:15 am and from 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm.
Camp Shalom and Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim Dates
* Some of the dates noted below may have changed. Updates have been sent to camp families directly.
Camp Shalom is FULL for Summer 2020 with waiting lists for all sessions. Please register to be put on the waitlist.
Please Note: It doesn’t matter what time of day you register, all applications received on a given day will be considered equal.
Staff Orientation Week: June 15 - June 19, 2020
(staff applications will be available online January 1, 2020)
Session One: June 22 - July 10, 2020
Session Two: July 14 - July 31, 2020 (no camp Monday, July 13)
Session Three (Camp Shalom Only): August 4 - August 14, 2020 (no camp on Monday, August 3)
Camp Shalom & Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim Fees
(Fees include a $55 non-refundable registration fee that must be paid at the time of registration. Families applying for scholarships can request to have these fees waived. A 2020 Camp Shalom t-shirt is included in the camp fee.)
|Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim
(6th, 7th, and 8th grade)
|Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim
Extended Care Fee
We offer two blocks of extended care that can be added on:
Early Care at 7:30 am - 9:15 am and After Care at 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Families who contract for extended care before June 1 will pay $12/block. Drop-in care is available, space permitted for $15/block with advance notice.
Bus Transportation Fee
There is a non-refundable $30 bus fee per family each session. Families signed up for all 3 sessions will have the session 3 transportation fee waived.
Camp Shalom Scholarship
Full and/or partial scholarships may be available. The completed scholarship application deadline is March 23, 2020. The scholarship application is online and to be filled out after completing registration. If you need a paper copy please contact Ellen Weismer, firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be notified about scholarship funds by April 13, 2020. If applying for a scholarship, the $55 registration fee need not be submitted at this time. Enter the code SCHOLARSHIP at checkout if you are unable to pay the registration fees at the time of registration.
For most campers, the day begins and ends with a bus ride. Transportation to and from Camp Shalom is provided by Badger Bus Company. Campers must get on the bus at the same stop in the mornings and off the bus at the same stop in the afternoons at the stops selected during the registration process. Every bus has at least two Bus Counselors riding along to greet the campers and take attendance, play games to make the ride more fun and to provide supervision. Campers are checked on and off the bus at each stop and at Camp. Transportation is not provided for extended care.
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We'd like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of the 2019 Camp Shalom Scholarship Fund. Their sponsorship has allowed many children to experience summer camp who would otherwise not have been able to afford the chance. Become A Corporate Sponsor >
Many other companies and individuals have contributed to the Camp Shalom Scholarship Fund.