The Camp Shalom Experience
Camp Shalom is what summer is meant to be! Nestled within 75 acres of towering pines along the Farmington River, Camp Shalom was built on a foundation of traditional summer camp values including building character and confidence, developing relationships and, most of all, having fun.
Our campers (and counselors) return year after year because of the feeling of community and belonging that we foster. For more than 40 years at our Windsor location, Camp Shalom has been a place where friendships and memories extend long past summer, often lasting a lifetime.
We offer a traditional day camp experience with both a pool and the riverfront. That means our campers outdoor aquatic adventure includes a lot of swimming, both Red Cross certified instructional and free swim, motor boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, water skiing, knee boarding and tubing.
When they are on dry land, the adventure continues with archery, climbing wall, ropes course, tennis, basketball, volleyball, tennis baseball, Ga-Ga, soccer, mini golf, newcomb, ultimate Frisbee, spike ball, flag football and many more sports.
The campers also enjoy a variety of art forms including kiln fired ceramics/pottery, painting and drawing, woodworking, jewelry making, music, hip-hop, our camp garden or a moment to feed the chickens.
Throughout the summer, we have special themes, friendly competitions, late nights and overnights, campfire cooking, songs, family dinners and moments to applaud each other’s accomplishments.
Camp Shalom is a timeless tradition of extraordinary summers our campers will always remember and people they will never forget.
Located in the woods along the scenic Farmington River, Camp Shalom provides your children with the authentic summer camp experience and memories that last a lifetime.
For over 45 years, Camp Shalom
is what summer is all about.
Each day at camp is filled with
exciting activities and programs,
including swimming, boating,
kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing,
fishing, sports, arts & crafts, hiking and more.
OPEN TO EVERYONE!
I want to thank you for all your help, professional care, great experience and really one of the best camps
we’ve tried so far. We love it, the activities, the camp counselors, the food,
it was all GREAT!
Thanks so much to you and your team for providing such a wonderful camp experience for our daughter, and all the kids! It’s great to see her enjoying herself
and looking forward to camp each day.
My daughter had another wonderful summer and is already talking about next year. Whatever you are doing, keep it up! You’ve got a lot of happy campers!
Friendships made at camp are like no other. Our campers become a part of
a family, forging some of the closest friendships of their lives, where memories are made and cherished
for a lifetime. It just might be the
best part of summer camp!
At Camp Shalom we…
• Inspire the potential in every child
• Foster a love of adventure
• Demonstrate universal values
• Support our staff
• Facilitate personal growth
• Provide lifelong memories, built on tradition
Our qualified staff are trained to encourage children to reach their individual potential. Their talent, love, leadership, and devotion are the heart and soul of camp.
Our staff is a combination of full-time JCC leadership professionals, teachers, college and graduate students, and high school seniors and juniors. They bring with them the skills needed to guide campers and instill in them confidence and character development needed to one day become counselors themselves, utilizing these life lessons in the future.
Our counselors and specialists help to develop a sense of confidence, no matter how big or small campers’ achievements are. We provide the opportunities to practice and master skills, and are always there to boost spirits, using encouraging words and actions for their efforts.
Your child will be in a group with excellent camper/staff ratios. No matter the age, we emphasize the group experience for children to:
Become more confident and increase their self-esteem
Develop increased social skills
Foster independence while strengthening their leadership qualities
Be adventurous and try new things