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Camp Olam


Camp for School-Age Children

Camp Olam in Grafton, NY - click here for 2017 Camp Brochure!

For more information please contact Drew Katz, or 518-438-6651x113

Ages: Entering 1st - 6th Grades
Dates/Times: June 26 - August 18, 9 - 4:30 pm

    • Extended Camp: Early Camp (7:30 - 9 am)
      and Late Camp (4:30 - 6 pm), both at Albany JCC
    • Daily bus transportation to and from camp site each day—
      drop off and pick up at the Albany JCC


  • Site Director: Jen Steil
  • 1st/2nd Grade Unit Head/Judaic Director: Miriam Shor
  • 3rd-6th Grade Unit Head/CIT Director: Greg Katz
  • Adult Specialists in Aquatics, Ropes, Sports, Nature, Art and Medical Station
  • 1 Counselor/10 campers


  • Red Cross Swim Lessons & Afternoon Free Swim
  • Boating & Fishing
  • Ropes Course (high and low elements)
  • Nature
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Dance
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Theme Days
  • Archery (5th - 6th graders only)
  • Off-site Trips:
    • 5th-6th Grade Overnight on July 11-12 at the JCC Berkshire Eisenberg Camp!
    • All Camp Trip on July 26 to Splashdown Beach!
    • All Camp Trip to the Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games on August 8!
  • Two 6th Grade visits to Teen Camp:
    2017 Dates are July 5 and August 2!
  • Overnight Dates at Camp Olam:
    • 5th-6th Grade Overnight on July 6-7
    • 3rd-4th Grade Overnight on July 20-21
    • 5th-6th Grade Overnight on August 3-4
    • All Camp Overnight on August 10-11
  • Horseback Riding for 5th/6th graders only
    (off-site)—offered once per week (each Wednesday except Week 5; weather permitting); campers must have long pants and sneakers
  • Schedule Format: structured and choice in
    morning and afternoon

What to Bring to Camp Each Day:

  • Labeled Water Bottle
  • Bathing Suit and Towel (with child's name labeled)
  • Nut Free Lunch and Morning Snack
  • Water Shoes
  • Sunscreen and Bug spray
  • Closed Toed Shoes and Socks
  • Light Jacket for Cool Days or Rain

Where do I Drop Off My Child/Where Do I Pick Up:

  • Early Care takes place in the JWV Room from 7:30-9am
  • Regular Drop Off on Front Lawn between 8:30-8:55am
  • JCC Staff Mark Attendance with Time In
  • Please call Camp Office or email Camp Staff for any absences/late arrivals
  • Buses Leave at 9am
  • Buses Return at 4:30pm near the Front Lawn for Pick Up
  • Parents or Approved Pick Up Person Sign Camper Out with Time indicated
  • Late Care takes place in the JWV Room from 4:30-6pm