Toddler Summer Camp at Congregation Shearith Israel

Toddler Summer Camp

Congregation Shearith Israel

5.0 (10 Reviews)
Categories: Camp  |  Ages: 16 Months - 2.8 Years  |  Format: In-Person
Toddler Summer Camp at Congregation Shearith Israel
Thursday, Jun 27
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Standard Price: $70.00
7 credits or $67.00
3 children attending
Reservations closed on
6/27 at 7:30 AM
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Shearith Israel’s popular Toddler Summer Camp is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 AM for children aged 16-34 months, with an adult caregiver. The program focuses on bonding with friends, colors and shapes, creating arts and crafts, singing songs, and exploring Jewish holidays, music and traditions. Weather permitting, we enjoy outdoor time with small wading pools outside on our Portico “beach” so don’t forget to bring non-slip water shoes, a change of swimmies, and a towel. There are opportunities for the caregivers to support the activities and times when the teacher encourages the adults to sit on the sidelines, fostering the children’s developmental growth and autonomy.

To ensure the comfort, safety, and enjoyment of all participants, please
take note of the following:

*When*: Please arrive on time so we can begin promptly at 9:30 AM.

*Where*: We are located on 2 West 70
th Street (at
the South West corner of Central Park West). The Toddler Program is held
in the Youth Room, located one short flight downstairs, straight down the

*Stroller parking*: Strollers should be parked tidily outside the Youth
Room. If you arrive on time, Christopher, our helpful teacher’s assistant,
will happily help you bring it downstairs.

*Head Teacher*: The incredible, Liz Rios, will be waiting to greet you in
the Youth Room.

* Wading on our Portico “beach”: come prepared each session for pool time with: non-slip water shoes, a change of swimmies, and a towel.

*Diapers may only be changed in the restrooms. There are changing tables in both the men’s and women’s restrooms.

*Adults are expected to attend to the children throughout and actively participate during parts of the session. As such, they should refrain from using cell-phones while camp is in session. During story-time, it is very important that the adults do not talk among themselves; we are teaching the children to listen and they need to do so without disturbance. Remember, this is not a drop-off program, but rather a “Parent/Grandparent/Caregiver & Me program.”

*Snacks: There is a designated snack-time every session; this nutritious
and child-friendly food is provided by the synagogue. We are a strictly
kosher facility, we ask that you and your children not eat food brought
from home or the outside. (For special exceptions, approval must be
obtained by advance by Rabbi Ira Rohde, the synagogue’s *mashgiah*. To
discuss special circumstances, please email us with sufficient lead time
for arrangements to be made).
When to arrive:
10 minutes before
Cancellation policy:
1 hour in advance
Caregiver required:

Upcoming Schedule for Toddler Summer Camp

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Aug 15, 2019
The activities were excellent and the instructor, Liz was amazing. The program started with an opportunity for free play which allows for so many skills to be taught with Liz’s kind support. It was followed by circle time and the announcement of swim time. My daughter absolutely loved the pool time and did not want to leave. There was plenty of pools for all the children as well as pool toys. Followed by snack time and a read aloud. They ended the day with free time with farewells, stickers and bubbles.
Jul 2, 2019
My 17M daughter had a great time!

32 reviews across 2 activities

2 West 70th Street, New York, NY 10023
Upper West Side
(212) 873-0300
Register your child in a kid-friendly program at Congregation Shearith Israel in the Upper West Side. Congregation Shearith Israel is America's first Jewish congregation, and today, it provides Jewish families of all backgrounds with educational programs, seasonal events and more. Parents can register their tots in a weekly toddler program (for children ages 16 to 34 months) that teaches basics like colors and shapes, and features crafts, sing-alongs, Jewish holiday customs, music and more. Grade school children can enrich their faith through a variety of programs, and teens can join the congregation for Shabbat. Parents can also register their child (ages three to 16 years old) in Hebrew school where they'll develop Hebrew language skills in reading, writing and comprehension, and learn more about Judaism.
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Editor’s Tip
“The best kept secret on the upper West Side", Shearith Israel’s Toddler Program has been led for over 40 years by Liz Rios, a beloved early childhood educator and Shearith Israel institutional treasure.
Thursday, Jun 27
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Standard Price: $70.00
7 credits or $67.00
3 children attending
Reservations closed on
6/27 at 7:30 AM
See more sessions
Have a question? Send a message