Preschool Camp Application 2020


Fill out this form and questions to submit an application for preschool camp. Submission of application does not guarantee your camper's spot. You will be contacted by the Preschool Camp office to confirm enrollment and complete necessary paperwork.

Camp for Preschoolers

Pashoshim, Katan, and Kitat Ha’ashara are part of the APJCC Preschool, license #430709398. For questions about Pashoshim, Katan, and Kitat Ha’ashara, please contact the preschool office at or 408.357.7417.

Session 1 (5 weeks): 6/15-7/17 (no camp Friday 7/3)

Session 2 (5 weeks): 7/20-8/20 (no camp Friday 8/21)

Pashoshim, you may choose a half-day or full-day program, 3 days or 5 days per week. Half day is 9:00am-12:30pm. Full day is 9:00am-6:00pm.

For Katan, the regular camp day is 9:00am-12:30pm. Kif Kef (extended care) is available from 7:30-9:00am and 12:30-6:00pm for an additional fee.

For Kitat Ha’ashara, the regular camp day is 9:00am-1:30pm. Kif Kef (extended care) is available from 7:30-9:00am and 1:30-6:00pm for an additional fee.

Pashoshim - “Little Birds”

For our youngest campers, ages 18-24 months

Open your child’s eyes to a world of exploration and friends. Pashoshim is a nurturing enrichment program for toddlers who will be 18 months old by the start of summer. The Pashoshim classroom is a safe and stimulating environment for toddlers to explore and grow. Children are given loving attention from our caring staff.

Activities include art, tactile, music and movement, and water play. Our summer program also features opportunities for participation in special events with Katan (our 2-4 year old program), such as animal programs, guest entertainers, puppet shows, and all-camp Shabbat celebrations, as well as weekly “mystery” readers.

The summer camp for toddlers is a 5 or 4 week session that begins on June 17 and ends on August 15. Your options are a Full or Half day program, with 3 or 5 days available. The adult to child ratio in Pashoshim is 1:4.

Pashoshim campers must be 18 months old by June 15, 2020.

Katan  - “Small”

For campers ages 2-4 years old

Take a fun filled day camp experience for ages 2 to 4 years, add a huge helping of qualified knowledgeable preschool teachers, buckets upon buckets of water, toss in snakes and animals, layer it with plenty of clay and paint, spice it with music and dance, and top it off with friends, sun, and fun… And you have Katan!

Katan is a fun, stimulating, and nurturing introduction to a camp experience filled with hands-on, age appropriate activities. Activities include outdoor water play, arts and crafts, music, and games. Special onsite events include bounce houses, dance parties, animal programs, guest entertainers, and all-Katan Shabbat, as well as weekly “mystery” readers.

Swimming (ages 3-4)

Under strict supervision, three-year-olds will go to the JCC’s Aquatics Center and enjoy a kiddie pool experience where they can splash and play to their heart’s content. Campers in our four-year-old groups will be swim tested, placed into appropriate age / ability groups, and receive two “swim lesson” days and one “recreational swim” day each week.

Kif Kef (extended care for Katan)

Daily before and after camp extended care is available for an additional fee.  Hours: 7:30-9:00am and 12:30-6:00pm (minimum enrollment required). Kif kef block rate is available for 7:30-9:00am.  Hourly Kif Kef is also available. You will receive Kif Kef forms in the parent packet once your child is registered. Rates are different than the extended care rates for older campers.

Katan campers must be at least 2 years old by June 15, 2020. Katan campers will be divided into classrooms by age group.

Kitat Ha’ashara (“Class of Enrichment”)

Specialty camps for 4-year-old campers

Kitat Ha’ashara campers will enjoy two sessions per day of hands-on instruction with professionals, centered on building experiences and skills in specific themes. When their schedule permits, they will join Camp Katan for special onsite events, such as bounce houses, animal programs, guest entertainers, and weekly “mystery” readers. Specialty sessions are led by experts in their respective fields, as well as by qualified preschool teachers. Children will also participate in a weekly swim lesson, unstructured playground time, and Shabbat celebrations.

Session 1: Get Creative
The Session 1 Kitat Ha’ashara (5 weeks, June 15-July 17, no camp July 3) will be “Get Creative.” This session will feature experiences with visual and performing arts, such as musical theater, paint experiences, and 3D explorations.

Session 2: Get Moving

The Session 2 Kitat Ha’ashara (5 weeks, July 20-August 20, no camp August 21) will be “Get Moving.” This camp is for kids who love movement, sports, and motor activity! Each week we will focus on a different physical skill, including dance, yoga, and a variety of sports.

Kitat Ha’ashara campers must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020.


Age: 18 mos - 4 yrs
Meets June 15, 2020 - August 20, 2020
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center 14855 Oka Rd Los Gatos, CA 95032-1956



Additional Information



Late Registration Policy
In order to help us maintain safe camper-to-counselor ratios, camp registrations received within 2 weeks of a camp's start date are not guaranteed. Registrations will be confirmed based on staffing and availability.

Cancellations and Refunds Policy
Refunds of camp fees will be granted, less deposit, only if Camp Shalom is notified of withdrawal in writing by Friday, May 22, 2020. After Friday, May 22, 2020, no refunds will be granted. All deposits are non-refundable. Transfer of camp funds may only be done within Camp Shalom summer programming. Please visit for full cancellation and refund policy.


Early Bird Discount:
Enroll before April 3, 2020, and receive $10 off per week enrolled.

Member Pricing:
Please note, in order to receive member pricing on camp, your child must be a JCC member at the time of signup AND during the time they are attending camp.

Swim Diaper Reminder

JCC Aquatics has a Double Swim Diaper Policy: All children who have not yet had their 4th birthday are required to wear a reusable swim diaper AND a disposable swim diaper in all swim facilities at the JCC.The JCC Service Desk sells reusable swim diapers in a variety of sizes.

Please remember to send with your child reusable swim diaper AND a disposable swim diaper in order for your child to enjoy swim time.

Please contact the Preschool Camp office with any questions: 408.357.7417 or