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OUR PROGRAM

Family Camp

All Ages

Overview

Pack up the car and come experience a special Shabbat with the Camp Solomon Schechter family! CSS Family Camps, supported through the generosity of Marvin & Mary-Lynne Reiner, are the perfect getaway, whether you’re checking out the facilities before that first big summer, reliving those old camp memories, or just coming to see what the kids are always raving about.

Dates & Rates

Family Camp Weekend 1:

May 19 – 21, 2023

$200 per family member (children three and under are free)

Shavuot Family Camp Weekend 2:

May 25 – 28, 2023

$265 per family member (children three and under are free). Come and celebrate Shavuot with us by arriving a day early!

Family Camp Weekend 3:

August 17 – 20, 2023

$265 per family member (children three and under are free)

Families will be able to have their own private cabin or share a cabin with another family.

parents with their two daughters.

Activity Highlights

Our daily chuggim (activities) are enriched with Jewish content and values. All camp programming is designed to instill a sense of derech eretz (respect) and kehilla (community). Families will have the chance to participate in a variety of chuggim:

  • Aqua Park
  • Hiking
  • Drama
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Dance
  • Zip Lining
  • Archery
  • Lawn Sports
  • Music
  • Yoga

Sample Chuggim

water park on a lake.

Aqua Park

Families will get the chance to jump and splash on the aqua park, a camper-favorite during the hot summer months!

girl painting on an easel.

Arts & Crafts

Families can also spend quality time creating new masterpieces to take home with them!

kid zip lining in the trees.

Challenge Course

If you’re feeling brave enough, take a walk along our ropes on the challenge course and see what it’s like up in the trees!

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family of three.

Living At Camp

Learn all about what it’s like to stay at camp for the weekend!

Our Location

Camp Solomon Schechter’s spectacular 175-acre wooded facility located near Olympia WA features a private lake, river, miles of hiking trails in pristine forests and wetlands, and outdoor adventure courses (ropes course, zip line, giant swing and climbing tower).

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Each of our beautiful, clean, rustic cabins at Camp Solomon Schechter holds 8-14 campers and at least two counselors. All cabins are equipped with a bathroom and shower inside, and a porch area for shoes and wet clothing. Our Yurts have communal bathrooms and showers. There are cubbies in each cabin where campers can unpack their clothing, allowing for a tidy and sanitary living space. The cabins are cleaned daily by campers and staff. If you are interested, you will be able to fill out our online form for tutoring once your camper is registered.

Camp Solomon Schechter’s policy of inclusion means that we try to accommodate as many campers as possible, but our programming is not specifically geared towards families with special needs. We are happy to discuss your specific needs to see if we would be the right fit! Campers unable to readily communicate with other campers and staff, toilet and groom themselves, or move about the cabin without assistance will need to provide their own integration aide to assist them during Camp. It is up to the parents to find and secure the needed 24-hour integration aide for their camper with special needs. Your local Jewish Family Services is often a good starting point.

Camp Solomon Schechter is a Kosher camp, meaning that all food both in and out of the Chadar Ochel (dining hall) is Kosher. At every meal, we have vegetarian, vegan and lactose intolerant options. CSS is a peanut- and tree nut-free facility. We strive to accommodate all dietary issues, although that is not always possible. Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact Adi Azoulai.

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girl on water slide.

Summer Camp

At CSS, our campers have the opportunity to be independent in a safe and nurturing environment. We encourage every camper to try something new, make new friends, make good choices, and grow as leaders and as individuals. Campers are invited to meet our amazing camp staff, play gaga, create art projects, sample a variety of sports activities, braid challah, and jump and play on our aqua park!

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Bissel of Schechter

A Bissel of Schechter is a two-night Shabbaton for rising 1st-5th graders. Prospective and returning campers are invited to come down to camp to meet our amazing camp staff, play gaga, create art projects, sample a variety of sports activities, braid challah, celebrate Shabbat, eat in our dining hall, sleep in our comfortable cabins, and sing and dance the night away! A Bissel of Schechter packs the magic of camp into two days!

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