Camp Ekar

Camp Ekar 2017 has begun! Check out our most recent field notes here!

SUMMER 2017 REGISTRATION: OPEN NOW!

Full-day camps registration link here! New session added July 24 – 28!

Scroll down to register for our half-day session!

Are you 13 years old or older? Apply for a Camp Counselor position here!

Camp Ekar invites Denver youth to participate in a week of engaging hands-on educational activities on Ekar Farm! This camp will include a variety of fun summer activities such as:

This unique summer camp on Denver’s Jewish urban farm enriches kids’ connections to Judaism, the Earth and their community. Camp Ekar provides immersive experiences at the intersection of service learning, philanthropy, and urban farming, all deeply rooted in the Jewish context of:

This summer, Ekar Farm is expanding our camp to 3 sessions! You’ll have 3 options to choose from for children grades K-6! Please view the information below to find out about our new Camp Ekar programs:

 

FULL DAYS WITH EKAR FARM & CAMP SHAI

Session 1: Grades 4-6

JUNE 26 – 30

9 AM – 4 PM

JCC Members – $385 / Guests – $462

Session 2: Grades K-3

JULY 10 – 14

9 AM – 4 PM

JCC Members – $385 / Guests – $462

NEWLY ADDED – Session 3: Grades K-3

JULY 24 – 28

9 AM – 4 PM

JCC Members – $385 / Guests – $462

We are excited to offer 2 weeks of full-day camp programming thanks to a new partnership with the Denver JCC’s Camp Shai! Your children can still experience our unique Camp Ekar programs in the morning while connecting with other young Jews and recreational activities at the J in the afternoon.  A day at our full-day camp would look something like the following schedule:

9:00 – 9:30      Morning Circle at the JCC

9:30 – 12:30     Jewish learning, farming, and cooking at Ekar Farm  (view specifics in Half Day section below)

12:30 – 1:00      Lunch

1:15 – 2:00         Sport Rotation at the JCC

2:15 – 3:30         Swimming at the JCC

3:45 – 4:00        Closing Circle at the JCC

To register for one of these full-day camp sessions, click the link here!

If you have questions about the registration process, contact cjacobson@jccdenver.org. Programming questions can be directed to margot@ekarfarm.org.

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HALF DAYS ON THE FARM

Session 4: Ages 5-8

AUGUST  7 – 11

8:30 AM – 12: 30 PM

$180 per camper

***SIBLING DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE***

 

Our half-day camp will engage children on our 2-acre, urban, organic, community, Jewish farm. A typical day will look like the following schedule:

8:30 – 9:00        Opening Circle & Game

9:00 – 9:45         Jewish Songs & Earth-Based Values Lesson

9:45 – 10:30       Farm Tasks & Science

10:30 – 11:30      Farm-to-Table Snack Preparation, Blessings, & Nosh

11:30 – 12:15       Sustainable Arts & Crafts

12:15 – 12:30      Closing Circle

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To register for our half-day camp, August 7-11, 2017, for your child(ren) ages 5-8, complete the online form below!

If you have any questions, contact our camp director at margot@ekarfarm.org.

 

 
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Gallery of Photos from Camp Ekar 2016: