Enjoy a Summer celebration of Jewish Life with us at the Shaarai Shomayim Summer Camp!  Open to all Jewish students from preschool through the completion of Grade 7, our Summer camp is filled with fun, music, and swimming, in addition to Jewish growth.

Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16

9:00AM start, daily

Emerald Foundation (formerly the JCC in Lancaster)


Mark your calendars, and register your child today as a full-day or half-day camper!

Camp t-shirts are guaranteed for those campers registered by May 1.




Your child, entering Preschool, would be a half-day camper at our summer camp. Drop off is at 9:00AM, and pick-up is at Noon, Monday-Friday. To celebrate our week together, families are invited on Friday, June 16 to a 6:00PM dinner and service gathering at a local park. All families should bring their own picnic dinner to the event. Additional details regarding the location will be determined at a later date.

The cost for your Preschool-age child is only $90 for the week. Snack will be provided each day, and all campers must be potty-trained. At parent's discretion, a child that is entering Kindergarten, or just completed Kindergarten, is eligible to stay all day, or attend only half-days.


Your child, entering Kindergarten through Grade 7, would be a full-day camper with normal drop-off / pick-up times being 9:00AM and 3:00PM. On Thursday, all full-day campers are encouraged to stay late to enjoy a BBQ dinner and bonfire. Parents are welcome to join us in the fun at 6:00PM. Our last day of summer camp, Friday, will end at Noon. To celebrate the special week, all families are invited to bring their own picnic dinner to a local park at 6:00PM to join in dinner and service together. Additional details will follow at a later date.

All day campers should bring sunscreen, a bathing suit, town, change of clothes, and a nut-free lunch and dinner to camp each day. We will provide afternoon snack. If your child is entering grades 6 through 8, they will be part of our Mitzvah Corps and will be traveling off-site each day to complete a different mitzvah project.

It costs $170 per child to register a full-day camper. If you have financial concerns, please contact Rabbi Jack Paskoff at 717-397-5575.


Shaarai Shomayim Summer Camp is open to all Jewish students, preschool through the completion of 7th Grade. Our camp is held at the Emerald Foundation, formerly the JCC Building, in Lancaster, and is staffed by adult volunteers and high school students chosen for their creativity, RUACH!, and love of Judaism! For additional details, explore our Summer Camp brochure.

Sun, October 22 2017 2 Cheshvan 5778