Camp Shoresh

Give your kids the gift of a meaningful, joyful and relevant Jewish camp experience…in the great urban outdoors!










As we frolic through wild spaces, Camp Shoresh will be guided by campers’ natural enthusiasm and curiosities. We will explore Jewish wisdom, holidays, cycles, mitzvot and rituals, while being active, building community and cultivating a deep connection to nature.  Camp Shoresh is pluralistic and open to the many ways that our community members live and learn Jewishly.

Camp Shoresh is designed as short sessions (with the option to participate in just one or both weeks of the 2-week session), where each of the two weeks has a different theme. Through songs, stories, games, and nature observation, campers will explore the themes of B’reishit and B’midbar.

The B’reishit (in the beginning) Week focuses on the different elements of the creation of the world. Campers will explore based on themes of the day, including plants, insects, birds, and mammals.  

The B’midbar (in the wilderness) Week focuses on the Israelites journey through the wilderness following the Exodus from Egypt. Campers will develop survival skills and look for resources, including water, shelter, fire, and wild edibles. 

The Shorashim (roots) Leaders-in-Training Program is for aspiring leaders (12-15 years old) in Jewish outdoor educational experiences. Youth participating in this program will spend each morning of camp learning valuable and challenging wilderness and leadership skills, and in the afternoons they will assist with and even develop and facilitate some programming for the younger campers.



Session 1: July 4-8 and July 11-15 (Cedarvale Ravine) – REGISTER HERE!
Session 2: August 2-5 (Riverdale Park) – REGISTER HERE!
Session 3: August 15-19 and 22-26 (Cedarvale) –  REGISTER HERE!

Leaders in Training/Shorashim Program – Apply HERE!

9:00am – 3:30pm (Before Care available from 8:30am; After Care available until 4:00pm)

$425 for one week
$800 for a full two-week session
An additional $50/week for Before Care and/or After Care


Campers: 4-11 years old (beginning SK-Grade 6 in fall 2022)

Leaders in Training/Shorashim Program: 12 to 15 years old (grades 7-11) 

If you have any questions, please email Ellis at

Covid-19 and Camp:
In order to ensure the health and safety of Camp Shoresh campers, staff, and their families, we   are following the city of Toronto’s guidelines for after school programs and will update you if there are any changes. We are grateful for your support and patience as we work together to keep our community healthy and safe, at the same time as continuing our educational programs.

Parents/caregivers must complete a COVID screening prior to dropping off child(ren) each day of the program. You can either email the results or show your phone screen to the educators at drop-off.

Participants may not attend Shoresh programs if they or someone in their household has symptoms associated with COVID-19. Should you or any member of your household test positive for COVID-19, or should you find out that you have a known exposure to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must report this immediately to the Shoresh educators.

While participating in Camp Shoresh:

  • Participants should do their best to maintain a distance of 2 metres from others
  • Participants and educators will wear face masks when inside public washrooms and during drop-off and pick-up
  • Participants must avoid sharing personal items and food
  • Parents/guardians MUST wear a mask when dropping off and picking up their children
  • We will be washing or sanitizing hands before eating 

What is your vaccination policy?
We do not have a vaccination policy for participants. All of our staff, educators, and adult volunteers are fully vaccinated (have received 2 doses) against COVID. We strongly recommend that participants (including Leaders in Training) who are eligible and able to, also receive the COVID vaccine.

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I cannot thank you enough for this beautiful educational and super fun experience. I love that Gemma came home filthy, tired and full of wonder for the natural world everyday. Every evening she regaled us with stories about the plants and animals that live in our parks and wanted to share what she had learned about taking care of them and our planet. I could not ask for a better summer experience!

-Camper Gemma’s Parent


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