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Dates: June 27-August 19, 2022 (closed on July 4). *Specialty Camps will run August 22-26 and August 29-September 2*. *Albany Schools start on September 1st. REGISTRATION FORM (PDF). Times:  8am-5:30pm.  All children must be dropped off by 9:15am daily.  Times for camp subject to change.

Grades: Entering 1st to 6th grade - current groups: Entering 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, and 5th/6th Grade

Camp Shalom takes place at the Albany JCC, 340 Whitehall Rd. 

2022 Parent Handbook (Click to Download PDF) - all forms due by June 3rd. The physical and immunization record can be the doctor's own form.

Weeks closed out since March 15th to present = 1st Grade group for weeks 1-8 ; 2nd Grade Group for Weeks 1-8 closed out; 3rd/4th Grade Group Weeks 1-8 closed out; 5th-6th Grade/Teens Group for Week 1-8 closed out.

2022 Camp Shalom Theme Weeks (click to download PDF Calendar!):

Week 1 - Super Hero Week, Week 2 - Big Games Week, Week 3 - Pirate Week, Week 4 - Chef Week, Week 5 - Chanukah in July, Week 6 - Color Maccabiah Games, Week 7 - Animal Week, Week 8 - Thank you for being a Friend Week!

Weekly Rates: Weeks 1, 3-8 = $345/$310 JCC Members; Week 2 (4 days) = $280/$250 JCC Members

Our summer camp program follows the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State Department of Health (DOH) and New York State Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS).

Activities: field games, swimming, art, science, cooking and special theme days/weeks!!!

  • Curbside drop off and pick up only at the Shalom Door or Old Main Entrance (1st - 6th graders)
  • Daily health screenings for staff and children
  • Children are assigned to a room/pod with their own schedule, activities and two NYS OCFS cleared/trained staff members.  
  • Children and staff are required to wash their hands on arrival and before/after snacks and meals.  
  • Two nut-free and kosher snacks provided each day. 
  • Children need to bring a mask (optional), nut-free and cold lunch, bathing suit, towel, swim vest if needed, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers, sunscreen and hat - all labeled with the child's name.
  • Swimming lessons daily! Swimming will occur in the morning for 45 minutes per group in our large Outdoor Pool. 


 ⇓ Check out the new Challenge Course  

 ⇓ Watch the 2021 Camp Slideshow ⇓ 


Sample Schedule (times subject to change; in case of rain we have the Gym and Auditorium available):

  • 8am-9am - Drop off, Free Play
  • 9am-9:30am - Snack
  • 9:30am-9:45am - Flagpole
  • 9:45am-10:30am - Sports, Swim, Art,  Nature, Ropes (groups rotate)
  • 10:30am-11:15am - Sports, Swim , Art, Nature, Ropes (groups rotate)
  • 11:15am-Noon - Sports, Swim, Art, Nature, Ropes (groups rotate)
  • 12pm-1pm - Lunch Period
  • 1pm-1:45pm - Playground, Sports, Art,  Nature, Ropes, Counselor Planned Activities (groups rotate)
  • 1:45pm-2:30pm - Playground, Sports, Art, Nature, Ropes, Counselor Planned Activities (groups rotate)
  • 2:30pm-3pm - Snack
  • 3pm-3:45pm - Playground, Sports, Art, Nature, Ropes, Counselor Planned Activities (groups rotate) - FREE CHOICE
  • 3:45pm-4:30pm - Playground, Sports, Art, Nature, Ropes, Counselor Planned Activities (groups rotate) - FREE CHOICE
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm - Cleanup, Pick Up


To inquire about our amazing Summer Programs, please email or call 518-438-6651 x113 or Miriam Shor at or 518-438-6651 x108. For any inquiries about JCC Pre-School Summer offerings for ages 4-5, please call our JCC Early Childhood at 518-689-0039. Thank you!


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