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Camp Shalom: OPT's Summer Day Camp

Oak Park’s only Jewish Day Camp for elementary grade students

Camp Shalom is a high-quality Jewish day camp program for children entering 1st through 6th grades. It is a full day of camp five days per week. Based on Judaic values and fun summer activities, Camp Shalom is all about Jewish identity, inclusion and community. 

Drop campers off at 9:00am at Oak Park Temple, 1235 N. Harlem, and pick campers up at Oak Park Temple at 4:00.   7:45 early drop off is available. 

There are four weeks of Camp Shalom beginning July 1 and ending July 26.




July 1- July 5 (No camp July 4) pro-rated 4-day rate: OPT members:  $240
July 1- July 5 (No camp July 4) pro-rated 4-day rate: Non-members $270

July 8 – July 12 (5 days) members:  $300
July 8 – July 12 (5 days) non-members $330

July 15 – July 19 (5 days) members:  $300
July 15 – July 19 (5 days) non-members $330

July 22 – July 26 (5 days) members:  $300
July 22 – July 26 (5 days) non-members $330


  • This year we are refocusing Camp Shalom as a uniquely Jewish day camp.  The camp day will be enjoyed through a Jewish lens.
  • Daily programs will include Jewish music, Hebrew vocabulary, tzedakah/mitzvah (charity or social justice) projects, theater with a Jewish twist, theme days and sports activities.
  • Campers will participate in weekly swim lessons at Foss Swim School for either two or three days per week and one open swim session with counselors at a different pool (not Foss) each week. Bus service to and from the pools is provided by Camp Shalom.
  • Special mitzvah projects will replace field trips.  Campers will work on long term projects which culminate with an on-site visit to the organization.
  • Camp Shalom’s world famous theatrical productions will continue this summer with plays featuring Jewish characters, Jewish music, Jewish themes and Jewish stories.
  • Campers bring lunches Monday through Thursday.  All lunches are refrigerated.  On Fridays we provide lunch.
  • Each camper receives a camp t-shirt.
  • Excellent (very low) counselor to camper ratio makes Camp Shalom fun and safe for everyone.
  • Daily visits to Field Center park at Mann School for outdoor games and activities.
  • Camp Shalom runs from July 1 through July 26. Monday through Friday, 9:00-4:00. No camp on July 4, tuition is pro-rated for week of July 4.
  • Drop campers off at 9:00am at Oak Park Temple, 1235 N. Harlem and pick campers up at Oak Park Temple at 4:00pm.
  • 7:45 early drop off is available.
  • Please contact Robin Arbetman with any questions or comments about Camp Shalom: 708-386-3937 or

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Medical Information
Camp Shalom provides 7 hours of day camp.  We provide snacks daily and lunch on Friday.  We travel by school bus for swimming lessons.  Please provide complete medical information to keep your child safe and happy all day every day.

We strongly recommend campers taking medications to help with behavioral issues continue their daily dose when at Camp Shalom.  It is a seven hour camp day full of social interaction, please help your child be successful!  We can administer medication with your written permission. 

Please tell us who will be picking up your child.  We will expect to see these people at pick up.  If you have a change in plans just let either Robin or your child's counselor know before pickup time.  If someone comes to pick up your camper who is not named here, and if you did not alert us to the change, we will ask to see identification from the adult and then call you to confirm the arrangement.  
Camp Shalom travels to field trips and swimming lessons by school bus.   Campers also walk short distances during outside playtime.By enrolling in Camp Shalom, I acknowledge that I have given permission for my child/children to participate in any field trips to destinations away from Oak Park Temple.  
Release of All Claims I am the parent or guardian of the minor whom I enrolled in Camp Shalom. I understand and acknowledge that there can be dangers and risks of injury to my child while going to, attending and returning from Camp Shalom. I know that my child will attend Camp Shalom at his or her own risk. In consideration for the payment of fees and the permission for my child to attend Camp Shalom, and for other consideration, I do hereby REMISE, RELEASE and FOREVER DISCHARGE Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion, Camp Shalom, and their agents, employees, officers, successors and assigns, from any and all liability, claims or causes of action which I or my child may have against any of them arising from or growing out of any accident, casualty, occurrence or event in connection with my child’s attendance at Camp Shalom, or transportation to and from Camp Shalom. I also agree for myself and for my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, to defend, protect, indemnify and save harmless Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion and Camp Shalom, and their agents, employees, officers, successors and assigns, from any claims, damages or causes of action which may be made against any of them by or on behalf of my child, including the payment of the attorney’s fees and costs in the defense of any such proceeding. I HAVE READ THE ABOVE BEFORE I SIGNED IT.   I UNDERSTAND IT.   I INTEND TO BE BOUND BY IT.  I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS IS A FULL AND FINAL WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR MYSELF AND MY CHILD WHOSE NAME IS LISTED ABOVE.  
I grant to Camp Shalom at Oak Park Temple, its representatives and employees, the right to take photographs of my child while attending Camp Shalom at Oak Park Temple, Camp Shalom events, and Oak Park Temple events. I authorize Camp Shalom at Oak Park Temple to use and publish photos in print and/or electronically. I agree that Camp Shalom at Oak Park Temple may use such photographs of my child without their name for any lawful purpose, including for such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content. 



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