Camp Beth Israel includes two great camps: Camp Chaverim for preschoolers and B’nai Mitzvah Bootcamp, a great program for any students preparing for their B’nai Mitzvot.

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Camp Chaverim
For ages two years old through Kindergarten

Camp Chaverim is an exciting, adventure-filled summer camp experience providing a high level of safety all staff are qualified early childhood educators and are seasoned counselors. We provide a warm and nurturing atmosphere designed to enhance each child’s independence, self-confidence and social development. Each Friday we will join together for our special Shabbat. During this time, we are offering some virtual experiences for our campers and our preschool community. We have implemented new safety protocols this summer as advised by the CDC, State and local health department guidelines.

Campers have an array of fabulous activities every week:
· Lots of singing and ruach (spirit) · Outdoor play · Water play · Nature · Sports
· Specialties &/or specialists · Cooking · Arts & crafts · Judaics · Science · Snacks

-Campers may attend any, or all weeks.
-Choose Mon-Fri, Mon/Wed/Fri, or Tu/Th
-Choose from 9am-1pm, 9am-3pm, or a full day 8:00-4:00pm
-Morning Care is available: 8:00-9am
-Extended Day Care: 1pm-4pm

Bill & Sid Rubin Preschool Camp Application 2022: Apply Here!
Preschool Camp Chaverim Info Sheet:  Camp Weekly Info Flyer 2022

Additionally, the Parent Agreement must be completed and signed prior to starting camp.
Open Parent Agreement HERE.

For more information, and/or to sign up for Camp Chaverim, contact the Preschool office at or 858 900-2530.


B’Nai Mitzvah Boot Camp

 ”My B’nai Mitzvah is next year and I am so nervous!!”

Don’t be. We’ll take care of you. This 1-week camp gives rising B’nai Mitzvah students a jump-start on training and a chance to bond with their classmates. This is a fun and meaningful experience that will help to replace B’nai Mitzvah jitters with confidence and accomplishment.

B’nai Mitzvah Boot Camp is a great program for all students celebrating their B’nai Mitzvah before December 31, 2023.

Boot Campers will get a head start on key skills and meaningful topics for B’nai Mitzvah prep led by our clergy team and will be part of fun and engaging group activities based upon the Moving Traditions B’nai Mitzvah curriculum led by religious school staff.



We will offer two sessions of Boot Camp this summer – both onsite at Beth Israel.

Session 1: Monday, August 1-Saturday, August 6

Session 2: Saturday, August 6-Friday, August 12 (there is no camp on Sunday, August 7) – CURRENTLY FULL; WAITLIST ONLY

All health guidelines required by Beth Israel will be expected of every camper.


Monday through Thursday – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Friday – 9:00am to 7:15pm

Saturday – 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Monday through Thursday, campers will stay onsite from 9am through lunch and will then go off-campus to do community service projects with local non-profit organizations. They will return to Beth Israel for pick up by 4pm.

Campers in each session will also prepare for and have the opportunity to participate in Beth Israel’s Shabbat services on the Friday night of their session:

Friday, August 6 (Session 1)
Friday, August 12 (Session 2)

On Friday after regular camp programming, campers will stay at Beth Israel until it is time for services and should bring Shabbat service-appropriate clothing to change into that evening. Shabbat dinner will be provided for campers before services. Families are asked to join their camper for their Kabbalat Shabbat service that night (summer worship schedule TBA).

Cost: $360



On Saturday, August 7th, campers and families from Sessions 1 AND 2 will come to Beth Israel for a Family Education program from 4:00-5:30pm. This family education program from the Moving Traditions B’nai Mitzvah curriculum will be offered on-site for parents and campers to experience together. After Havdalah, campers will say goodbye to their parents, then head out for dinner and activities around San Diego!

Please contact Jessica Kretzer at for more information about this summer’s B’nai Mitzvah Boot Camp experience!