Adding a Dash of Mitzvah and Ga-ga into Summer Camp

Congregation Har HaShem‘s summer camp for kids entering 1st-5th grades starts June 4th. Happy kids return year after year for the awesome field trips, energetic sports and games, great art and Shabbat projects, lively song and storytelling sessions, and plain old fun! Parents say that this is the camp their kids want to attend and that it succeeds at building Jewish community and identity.

Entering its 8th season, Keitanat Har HaShem (KHHS) is led by experienced educators and wildly fun directors Caroline Saliman and Leah Boonin. Along with a supporting cast of teen madrichim (counselors) who are KHHS alumni themselves, lifeguard and Or Zimrah musician Ben Fitterman joins camp staff this year!

Kids Go Crazy Over Ga-ga!
Also, new this year, KHHS has Boulder’s only Ga-ga pit! Ga-ga (lit. “touch-touch”) is the addicting Israeli variant of dodgeball. The game combines dodging, striking, running and jumping with the object of hitting opponents with a ball below the waist while avoiding being hit. The game can be played by groups of individual players, teams, and in one-on-one matches in a large octagon or hexagon called the Ga-ga pit.

Adding Mitzvah to the Mix!
Each day at KHHS begins with prayer and songs, and Friday mornings are spent with senior residents at Boulder Manor. Preparations for Shabbat include songs and stories during rabbi time, and challah baking.

Building Lasting Jewish Connections!
Jewish Summer Camp offers Jewish education as well as a Jewish cultural and social experience to children, and your child’s Jewish camp experience can begin in Boulder at KHHS.

Six one-week sessions run June 4th to July 12th ending with an all-camp overnight. Membership in the Congregation is not required to attend. Register HERE! For session dates, hours, costs, and more detail, visit or contact

In 1966, a small group of committed Jewish families in Boulder had the vision and dedication to create Congregation Har HaShem. Nestled in the majestic foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Har HaShem is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism and is an inclusive congregation celebrating Jewish ideals and traditions while committed to the ongoing work of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

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