Park Day Camp 

For children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Extended day options available.

 

We are thrilled to offer campers in grades K-6 the authentic experiences that have made us a cherished camp for generations. Our program is designed to foster self-esteem, camaraderie and lots of fun! We have developed an engaging array of activities to appropriately challenge campers to grow inside and out.

 

Contact Camp Director, Mike Rubin at (440) 543-8802 for more information.

 

LOCATION

Camp takes place at our beautiful 28-acre campus, conveniently located in Pepper Pike. Parents rave about our super organized, stress-free drop-off and pick-up procedures – campers stay safe and parents love the quick and efficient process.

 

STAFF

Our knowledgeable staff has many years of camp administration experience. Some of our supervisors have been at PDC for almost two decades! Our counselors are carefully selected to ensure the happiness and safety of our campers – many are former campers themselves. Numerous creative specialists are on board, as well as a staff nurse who is available throughout each day.

 

MEALS

Hot Kosher lunches are prepared in our kitchen and served each day at no extra cost. A mid-afternoon snack is also provided.

 

ACTIVITIES

Camp begins with morning circle, a time to reconnect with each other and direct our energy towards a new, exciting day. The day is spent on a variety of activities including sports, games, swimming, nature exploration, arts and crafts, creative play, music, special events and more!

 

SWIMMING

Campers enjoy a PRIVATE Olympic-sized pool. Certified instructors conduct daily lessons and supervise all activities in our private pool. Each group has a morning swim instruction period and an afternoon free swim. Pool safety is very important at PDC.

 

SPORTS

Our sports program is skills-based, providing campers with a solid foundation for each activity. Campers enjoy tried-and-true team sports such as soccer and basketball as well as camp favorites like ultimate frisbee and battleball. Our goal is a positive, safe, confidence-building experience for everyone.

 

JEWISH THEMES

As part of our affiliation with The Park Synagogue, Jewish values and customs are woven into the fabric of our rich camp community. Campers participate in blessings at meals, a special Shabbat lunch each Friday, and other meaningful Jewish traditions.

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM

Before care is available from 7:30 - 9:00 am

After care is available from 3:50 - 6:00 pm

$30/week for 1-3 mornings OR afternoons per week

$46/week for 4-5 mornings OR afternoons per week

See more information in the FAQ's.

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Frequently asked questions

Park Day Camp Glossary


Banquet - The final Friday of the summer the campers are treated to a special lunch. The counselors decorate the lunch tables as if it is a big “party.” (Campers ONLY) Blue and White Games - is a two and a half day activity where the camp is divided into two teams that compete in a wide variety of events such as sports, art, and music. Communication Folder – The best method for two-way communication between parents and Park Day Camp. Family Dinner & Service – is an opportunity for family to join us for a Shabbat Dinner followed by a camper led Shabbat Service. Late Night – is a special night where all campers have an opportunity to stay at camp until 7:00 pm and enjoy extra swimming, dinner, and activities built around a theme. Parent Contacts – The senior counselor will contact you via phone once during the summer. Please communicate any compliments or concerns you might have so we can provide a better service for you.




What are camp hours?


9:00 am - 3:50 pm, Monday through Friday There is no camp on Thursday, July 4




What is extended care?


Extended care is a non-structured before and/or after hours service offered in the morning from 7:30 to 9:00 am, and in the afternoon from 3:50 - 6:00 pm. Options: (Note that pricing is PER week and PER time period (morning OR afternoon).)

  • 1-3 mornings per week for $30 per week
  • 4-5 mornings per week for $46 per week
  • 1-3 afternoons per week for $30 per week
  • 4-5 afternoons per week for $46 per week
No individual days are available. No drop-ins allowed.




What should be packed for camp?


Below is a list of items we would like each child to keep at camp. Please clearly mark each item with your child’s first and last name. Please discourage your camper from bringing any extra items to camp (phone, iPod, the latest and greatest craze, etc.) as they are unnecessary and easily lost. Please be advised, all dietary foods must be kept in the nurse’s office, not by the individual camper.

  • Complete change of clothing (t-shirt, shorts, underwear, socks).
  • Your child should bring an additional suit and towel to camp every day.
  • Cap or hat.
  • Sunscreen. We strongly urge you to apply at home before camp each day.
  • Water shoes (if needed).
  • Blanket or large towel for rest times (Kindergarten only).





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Park Synagogue EAST
27500 Shaker Boulevard

Pepper Pike, OH 44124

(216) 371-2244 phone

(216) 321-0639 fax

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3300 Mayfield Road

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

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GROUPS

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Volunteer opportunities

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club*

Social Action Committee*

Family Life Council*

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Women's Rosh Chodesh Group*

Park Family Connection*

Gesher*

Men's Club (link to own website)

Sisterhood*

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Keruv Connection*

Neshama (link to Facebook page)

College Outreach

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Park Synagogue is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.