Early Childhood





Summer Camp • Teens

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Camp Twelve Trails

Camp Twelve Trails for kids and teens up to the 7th grade combines a traditional day camp with a specialty camp for one incredible experience. Located in the expansive Henry Kaufman camp grounds in Pearl River, Rockland County, Twelve Trails engages campers with every ability.  In addition to swimming, sports, campfires and sing-alongs, campers choose their specialty “neighborhoods,”or pocket of interest. These range from sports, to arts and drama, to culinary arts and nature, outdoor adventure and science and technology.

Twelve Trails Teen Adventure for teens in grades 7-10 offers the next level in camping “neighborhoods” with overnight trips to out of the way destinations, day trips like white water rafting, working with local farmers to support farm to table projects, or learning the tricks of the trade from successful athletes and actors who serve as mentors in sports or theatre.

There is bus transportation to and from the Shames JCC. For more information, please contact Kayla Reisman at kreisman@shamesjcc.org.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Programs

The Shames JCC offers CIT programs for River Friends Day Camp (for children 2-6) for 8th and 9th graders and Camp Twelve Trails (for children from entering K through 7th grade, CIT program for 10th  and 11th graders. For more information, please contact Kayla Reisman at kreisman@shamesjcc.org.

Due to upcoming special events, there will be some changes to the Gymnasium and Aquatics Center hours. Due to a swim meet for the Hammerheads Swim Team, the Aquatics Center will be closed on Sunday, December 8 from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM and on Sunday, December 15 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Let’s go Hammerheads! There will not be open gym on Sunday, December 15 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM  to accommodate our Community Hanukkah Celebration. See our Gym dressed up for Hanukkah and check out the vendor’s goods in the bustling market!