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How Does Sisol Work?

Kids thrive in a "well-rounded" camp experience that allows them to discover what thrills them and at which activities they excel. This also challenges different sides of each child. At Camp Sisol, campers are free to explore many areas of interest by way of unique and exciting programs.

Campers are divided in to units based on the grade they will be entering after the summer (see chart below). For our younger campers (entering kindergarten through entering fourth grade), the campers are divided into smaller groups within their larger unit, directly supervised by two to three counselors. Our older campers typically remain as one group, with two to three counselors per group. Each unit as a whole is supervised by a Unit Head, who communicates directly with parents regarding daily activities and special events, supervises and manages the counselors, as well as plans late night and overnight activities for the campers.

 All units include:  Bus transportation from Brighton/Pittsford

                                Access to before and after camp care

                                Kosher lunch and snacks - click here for the week 3 menu*
                                              *Please note that meals are subject to last minute change         

 

Nitzanim

(Kindergarten)

Ofarim

(1st Grade)

Tzofim

(2nd Grade)

Tayarim

(3rd/4th Grades)

Ramot

(5th/6th Grades)

Chalutzim

(7th-9th Grades)

Kid Stage

(3rd-6th Grades)

Kid Sport

(3rd-6th Grades)

Specialty Camp

(3rd-6th Grades)

Late Night  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Overnight      X  X  X  X      X
Day Trip      X  X  X  X    X  
Overnight Trip        X  X  X      
Instructional Swim  X  X  X  X  X      
Free Swim  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Hobbies  X  X  X  X    X  X  X

   **Click on each of the unit name links to get more information about each specific program!

 

 2017 Themes and Dress-Up Days

Each week of camp features an exciting new theme and dress-up day. The themes are woven in to all that we do, Flagpole, specials, and our exciting Friday programs, and are also used as a tool to reinforce the core values we at Camp Sisol strive to instill in each of our campers and staff. 

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Week  Date Theme Dress-Up Wednesday
1

7/5-7/7

U.S.A. American Pride 
2 7/10-7/14 Going Green  Favorite Animal
3 7/17-7/21 Adventureland  Wacky Wednesday
4 7/24-7/28 Splish Splash  Beach Gear
5 7/31-8/4 Maccabiah 2017! Team Spirit Day
6 8/7-8/11 It's a Mystery...  T.B.A.
7 8/14-8/18 Israel Week Israel Pride
8 8/21-8/25 Once upon a time...  Favorite Storybook character...

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2017 SUMMER CALEDNAR

Core Program Components

Judaism

We weave the concepts and values that Judaism teaches us into every aspect of Camp Sisol. Hebrew songs and words are used and we celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat each week with the entire camp coming together on Fridays to experience the joy and peace of Shabbat with lighting of candles to celebrate Creation and prayers of thanks for the fruit of the vine (grape juice) and for bread (challah).

Nature

We build on outdoor experiences gradually, beginning with visits to our Teva (Nature) Specialist. As the years go by campers progress from late nights to overnights, discovering all the basics of outdoor living and appreciation of nature. They explore the pond, creek, garden and woods at camp and visit local and state parks.

Choice and Structure

Our programming emphasis is on exposure to a wide variety of activities and development of a wide variety of skills. Campers visit each specialist once a week. We emphasize the importance of choice through our hobbies program.