Camp J’s Rishonim

Rishonim is for campers entering first grade and means "first ones" in Hebrew.

Rishonim Camp J Maitland


The Camp Day    

  • Each day starts with singing camp songs around the American and Israeli flags.
  • Includes activities like arts & crafts, athletics, drama, music, nature (teva), playground time, science discovery, video production, Israeli culture, and of course—swimming.  
  • Pizza lunch is provided on Mondays & Fridays.
  • We close each day with our Song Session—an interactive concert led by our expert song leaders.  
  • Song Session ends every day with Camper Awards and on Fridays with a special Shabbat (Sabbath) program.  

Led by the Best

  • Our counselor and specialist positions are highly selective.  
  • Our team is comprised of an incredible group of elementary education majors, Jewish campus leaders, school teachers, and Camp J alumni. 
  • They annually complete 40 hours of specialized training, including First Aid & CPR, to ensure your camper has the most rewarding and safe experience possible.     
  • Campers get to know our “shliach,” a young emissary from Israel, who teaches about Israel using a wide variety of activities which celebrate Jewish heritage.

Making a Splash

  • Structured swim three times per week with American Red Cross-trained Water Safety Instructors.
  • Free swim once per week.  

Field Trips Every Week

  • Session I:  Orlando Shakespeare Theater (June 13) and WonderWorks (June 20)
  • Session II: Orlando Science Center & Late Night (June 27) and Astro Skate (July 1)
  • Session III: SeaLife Aquarium (July 11) and Full STEAM Ahead (July 18)
  • Session IV: Crayola Experience & Late Night (July 25) and AMF Altamonte Lanes (August 1)

All Rishonim (Grade 1) units travel together, so trips are always well-supervised and age-appropriate. Twice each summer, Rishonim campers are introduced to “late nights,” where campers return from their field trip and eat dinner together at Camp J until 7:00pm.

2-Week Session:    $555 ($500 for JCC members)
1 Week:                   $300 ($260 for JCC members)


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