Summer Camp

Welcome to Camp Shalom! Camp Shalom is a summer adventure for children ages 18 months through 16 years old.

Camp Shalom is open to all faiths and backgrounds.

We offer a variety of camp programs, from traditional day camp to specialty camps. Camp runs all summer long.

Registration is now open!

Our 2015 dates are June 8-August 21. (see our "post-camp" page for the weeks of Aug 10-14 and Aug 17-21).

Regular hours for grades K-10 are 9:00am-4:00pm, with Extended Care available in the morning from 7:30am-9:00am and in the afternoon from 4:00pm-6:00pm. For preschool camp hours, see individual camp descriptions. Extended Care is also available for preschool camps.

For more information, contact the camp office at camp@apjcc.org or 408.357.7416.


Watch our camp video.


New in 2015

  • Four sessions of Circus
  • Improv
  • Choreography
  • Hollywood Bound
  • Show Tunes
  • Art Exploration
  • Junk Art
  • Overnight Sports Program
  • Minecraft LEGO
  • Two 5-Week Preschool Sessions
  • And much more!


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We offer sessions of varying lengths throughout the summer. We do not offer a drop-in option because we believe that an important part of the camp experience is for each child to develop a positive connection with a stable peer group.

Are you looking for camp sessions for the very beginning or end of the summer? Try our Pre-Camp Week , our Post-Camp Week, and APJCC Dance Academy Summer Style and Soccer.

Click the links below to see details about our various camp offerings, including descriptions, dates, times, and fees.

Pashoshim (ages 18-24 months)

Katan (ages 2-4 years)

Yeledim (for children who will enter kindergarten in the fall)

Sabra (entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall)

Kadima (entering 3rd-6th grades in the fall)

Madrichim (entering 7th or 8th grade in the fall)

Yoetz (Counselor in Training program for youth entering 9th or 10th grades in the fall)

Sports Programs:

  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball and Gaga
  • Home and Away Sports
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Creative Arts Programs:

  • Art Exploration
  • Junk Art
  • Culinary Creations

Dance Programs:

  • APJCC Dance Academy, Summer Style
  • Cheer & Dance
  • Choreography
  • Summer Hip Hop & Jazz

Performing Arts Programs:

  • Circus
  • Hollywood Bound
  • Improv
  • Show Tunes

Other Specialty Programs:


Facilities on our 9-acre campus include a heated swimming pool with certified lifeguards on duty at all times, athletic field, tennis courts, gymnasium, 2 playgrounds, science and nature station, 2 creative arts studios, dance studios, kitchen, theater auditorium, and air-conditioned classrooms. We are located next to the Los Gatos Creek Trail and close to Vasona Park for nature activities.

Camp Staff

Every member of our fun, friendly and engaging staff is CPR and first-aid certified, has completed a fingerprint scan and LiveScan, and has completed a camp orientation and training session. Our counselor to camper ratio is 1:8, except in our preschool camps where the ratio in Camp Pashoshim is 1:4 and the ratio in Camp Katan cabins varies, following state licensing regulations for the different age groups (2, 3, and 4 year olds).

Jason Goldstein, Camp Shalom Director

Jason has been with the APJCC since 2008, originally as the teen director, then as assistant program director, and now as Camp Director. He graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Public Relations in 2008, and received his MBA in 2013 from California State University Monterey Bay. Jason enjoys playing sports, going to Disneyland, and spending time with his wife, Kaila, whom he met at the JCC. You may also hear Jason referred to as Mr. Cheese by the campers for his undying love of all things cheesy.

David McCullough, Camp Pashoshim and Camp Katan Director

David has been here at the JCC since September 1991. His background is in elementary education and over the years has worn a variety of hats for the JCC. He has worked with the Preschool, Kidspace, summer camps, and sports and enrichment programs. During the school year he is a teacher in our Pre-K program and the Director of Enrichment Programs for Early Childhood Education.

He spends his time outside of work with his beautiful wife Elizabeth and trying to keep up with his eight-year-old daughter Samara.


 American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

https://asoft8298.accrisoft.com/svjcc/clientuploads/logos/aca_accredited.jpgCamp Shalom is happy to announce that we are an American Camp Association accredited camp. ACA accreditation assures parents that the camp has had a regular, independent safety audit that goes beyond regulations in most states. ACA accreditation means that the Camp Shalom cares enough to undergo a thorough (over 300 health and safety standards) review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management.

No accreditation process, no licensing program, no set of regulations or laws can guarantee safety. However, accreditation is the best evidence for parents that our camp is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for their children.




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