Camp Shalom - K'tan - Preschool


Looking for an exciting summer camp experience for your preschool-aged child? Preschool Camp Shalom features weekly themes and fun-filled learning activities to include: new songs, arts and crafts, water activities, cooking, games, experimenting with science, and more. Sessions are available in two, three, or five day options. Half-days and extended care options are available to fit your busy schedule.

Children who are enrolled in the Malachim Room, or are signed up for Extended Care, are automatically enrolled in Preschool Camp Shalom. If your child is enrolled during regular Preschool hours only, you will have the option to sign your child up for Preschool Camp Shalom

If your Child is not already enrolled with our center, you will need to fill out the early childhood forms.
The current camp brochure is available for download here.

What to bring

Daily: Sunscreen (no aerosols please), bathing suit, towel, Scene 75 Swim Bag.
MITZVAH / MISHPACHA: Wear your Shumsky camp t-shirt for every field trip!
NEROT / BRACHOT / SABRA: Wear your Shumsky camp t-shirt every Friday!


Seeds to sequoias

Fun with Fossils

Out of this World

The big Thaw

Over 200 Years of Stars and Stripes

* Camp Shalom will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day.

From Wheels to Wings

Mesopotamia Madness!

Art through the Ages

Early Childhood Forms

Camp Shalom - Godol - 1st grade through 7th grade


At Camp Shalom, we pride ourselves on tradition, values, friendship and fun. We continue to have the same solid foundation that has existed in the Dayton community since the early 1930s. Our goal is to provide children with meaningful experiences rich in Judaic spirit. We welcome all members of the general community to attend. 

Campers will work together to build their Camp Shalom family through leadership, community service, social networking, and being active in the community. Activities include: swimming, arts and crafts, cooking, drama, sports, games, nature, community service and field trips all in a safe and nurturing environment. For more information on the specific weeks or questions, contact Meryl Hattenbach, 937-401-1550 or

The current camp brochure is available for download here.

What to bring

Daily: closed-toe sneakers, hat, swimsuit, Scene 75 water bottle, sunscreen, and a packed lunch (except on Fridays, when we will serve lunch at camp)
Field trips: Shumsky camp t-shirt


Plant vegetables and herbs in our very own camp garden, lend a hand at Homefull, a community garden that helps feed Dayton's homeless population, and visit the greenhouses and explore nature at Cox Arboretum.

Lean about the early four-legged residents of North America at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Get a close up view of the dinosaurs' closest living relatives at the Glen Helen Raptor Center.

Learn about Ohioan Neil Armstrong and the space race at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum. Explore how robots enhance our everday lives and the roles they will play in our future.

A week filled with water activities. Hike through the Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, make a splash at Adventure Reef Water Park and enjoy a delicious icy treat or two.

Visit Carillon Park to explore how the early Dayton settlers lived. Learn about the massive earthworks built by Native American cultures at Serpent Mound. Older campers have the option of an overnight at Camp Livingston.

* Camp Shalom will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day.

Check out some of the coolest cars on the road during the first half of the 20th century at America's Packard Museum. Take a ride back in tima as passengers on the LM&M Railroad.

Learn about art through the ages in a tour of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Discover life-sized hands-on art in Cincinnati's Smale Park, including Carol Ann's Carousel.

Camp Shalom Forms

Camp Shalom Policies & Information

  • Dates: Camp Shalom – K’tan – Preschool:           
               June 05 – July 28
               (No camp on July 4)
               Camp Shalom – Godol – Grade 1-10
    June 05 – July 21
               (No camp on July 4)
  • Costs: Please refer to the camp brochure for a detailed price listing.
  • Sibling Discount: Discounts are available for families registering more than one child.
  • Cancellations/Refunds: If you need to cancel your camp registration, please do so at least 7 days prior to the start date. For any cancellation after June 1, we will withhold 25% of the total camp fee as well as the registration fee.
  • Scholarships are available, you may complete the scholarship packet found on the Camp Shalom Forms page. Contact Jodi Phares at with your camp application and scholarship form by May 1.
  • Programs and activities are subject to change (depending on camper enrollment and weather).

Camp Shalom Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

Our Counselor–in-Training (CIT) program is an introduction into developing the skills needed to become a Camp Shalom Jr. Counselor for teens in grades 8 through 10. During the day, CITs will be given leadership training in the form of workshops, discussions and hands-on experience (see attached training schedule). Additional opportunities are provided for CITs to develop special skills in arts & crafts, athletics, singing, and cultural activities. For more information, contact Meryl Hattenbach, 937-401-1550 or

Winter Camp Shalom

Join your camp friends for more camp fun, winter-style! Running every December. Contact Meryl Hattenbach at 401-1550 or for more information.

Winter Camp Shalom Forms