Sabrim Summer Program

The Sabrim Summer Program is designed for the unique needs and discriminating tastes of campers entering grades 6 through 10, and sets out to offer a one-week experience that allows for self-reflection, identity formation, and service. Our entire Sabrim approach is founded on the work of the "Service Learning Toolkit" created by Repair the World and Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps

Each one-week session will offer:


  • A personal development theme that follows an established curriculum through a Jewish values lens
  • 18 hours of documented community service with local Jewish and non-Jewish organizations
  • A full day of celebration at Busch Gardens (until the park closes!), which will include an exclusive group activity
  • Down time for campy activities like conquering the rock wall or going swimming
  • The opportunity to design part of the Shabbat experience for the entire Jewish Community Camp


 Hours, Fees, and Logistics

The one-week fee is $275, which includes a ticket to Busch Gardens; campers are asked to bring their own lunches but snacks and treats will be provided throughout the day!The Sabrim Summer Program follows camp hours of 9a to 4p; transportation with other JCC campers is available for an additional fee. 

Sabrim Session 1: Discover your Happy!

June 4-8, 2018

In this session, we'll use the Discover your Happy program prepared by Life's Good and Discovery Education. In it, Sabrim will explore the six pillars of happiness (mindfulness, human connection, positive outlook, purpose, generosity, and gratitude) in the service of self and others.


Sabrim Session 2: Thanks! Gratitude for Greatness! 

June 25-29, 2018

In this session, we'll use the Thanks! Gratitude for Tweens and Teens program prepared by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and its Youth Gratitude Project. This approach will take Sabrim through the awesome impact gratitude can have one's own life and the lives of others.


Sabrim Session 3: The Purpose Challenge!

July 16-20, 2018

The Purpose Challenge offers four days of challenges, and while originally designed for seniors entering college, it presents a thoughtful journey through creating change in the world in a personal way. Sabrim will conquer their own values statements and learn a bit more about their own perspectives on tikkun olam.