Katan is for campers ages 2-4 years old. For younger children, see our Pashoshim page.
Take a fun-filled day camp experience for ages 2 to 4 years, add a huge helping of qualified knowledgeable preschool teachers, buckets upon buckets of water, toss in snakes and animals, layer it with plenty of clay and paint, spice it with music and dance, and top it with friends, sun, and fun…And you have Katan!
Katan is a stimulating and nurturing introduction to a camp experience filled with hands-on, age appropriate activities. Activities include outdoor water play, arts and crafts, music, and games. Special onsite events include bounce houses, dance parties, animal programs, guest entertainers, and all camp Shabbat, as well as weekly “mystery” readers.
Swimming (ages 3-4)
Under strict supervision, three-year-olds will go to the JCC’s Aquatics Center and enjoy a kiddy pool experience where they can splash and play to their heart’s content. Campers in our four–year-old groups will be swim tested, placed into appropriate age/ability groups, and receive two “swim lesson” days and one “recreational swim” day each week. Ariot Children will get an extra swim time on Fridays (two “recreational swim” days each week).
The adult to child ratio in Katan is age 2 years 1:6, age 3 years 1:8, and age 4 years 1:9.
Session 1 (5 weeks) June 20th-July 22nd (no camp July 4th)
Session 2 (4 weeks) July 25th-August 18th (no camp on Friday, August 19th)
|Cost per session||Session 1 Price
||Session 2 Price|
|Ariot (Lions)||4yr by 9/1/16||9:00am-4:00pm||M-F||$1975/$2185||$1580/$1750|
|N'marim (Tigers)||4yr by 9/1/16||9:00am-12:30pm||M-F||$1355/$1565||$1085/$1250|
|Sh'fanim (Rabbits)||3yr by 9/1/16||9:00am-12:30pm||M-F||$1355/$1565||$1085/$1250|
|Shualim (Foxes)||3yr by 9/1/16||9:00am-12:30pm||MWF||$1020/$1230||$815/$980|
|Tukim (Parrots)||2yr by 6/20/16||9:00am-12:30pm||M-F||$1570/$1780||$1255/$1420|
|Avazim (Geese)||2yr by 6/20/16||9:00am-12:30pm||MWF||$1135/$1345||$910/$1080|
Kif Kef (extended care)
Daily before and after-camp extended care is available for our half-day and full-day programs for an additional fee. Hours: 7:30-9:00am and 12:30-6:00pm (minimum enrollment required). Hourly Kif Kef is also available. You will receive Kif Kef forms in the parent packet once your child is registered.
Katan is licensed by the state of California and operates as part of the APJCC Preschool. The staffing is separate from the K-10 camp staffing.
Many of our APJCC Preschool teachers serve as Camp Katan counselors. Our special staff is carefully selected for their superior educational background, professional experience, and warmth and sensitivity to young children.
Katan Handbook and Required Forms
These forms must be filled out and returned to the camp office after your child has been accepted into Katan.
Katan forms will be available in early 2016.