ShaiVenture is a combo program to bring you all the best of Camp Shai and Ranch Camp together. Campers in ShaiVenture will spend a week at Camp Shai and then head down to Ranch Camp the following week. During their time at Camp Shai, they’ll participate in traditional camp activities but also get to connect and build friendships with fellow ShaiVenture campers. There will be time each day for ShaiVenture campers to join activities that will prepare them for Ranch Camp and will meet one of their Ranch Camp staff members. The next week, they will head down to Ranch Camp for a week filled with horseback riding, archery, arts and crafts, climbing, hiking, creating even deeper friendships, and more. Our ultimate goal in creating ShaiVenture is to build a smooth way for campers to transition from day camp to overnight camp and build a pathway to a successful summer both at Camp Shai and Ranch Camp.
Camp Activities: During the time that Mini Camp is in session we strive to fill every moment with Ranch Camp’s best activities! Campers can plan on participating in each camp activity one time during their session including: swimming, dance, art & design, high ropes, archery, hiking, teva farm, theatre and tie-dye. Each day Mini Campers will also get to choose chuggim (electives) to pursue those activities they most enjoy!
Camp-Outs: Weather depending, Mini Campers will be taken on one camp-out during their session. Mini Campers will camp-out on our property at one of our closest camping locations (i.e. Eddie’s Corner, Niven Field, Pavilions, etc) and will have access to indoor bathrooms, if desired. So don’t forget to pack a sleeping bag! (Sleeping pad is optional)
Horseback Riding: In full-length sessions campers will ride three times however, do to time constraints on Mini Campers’ schedules they will have a Mini Rodeo instead of the typical arena lesson experience. During the Mini Rodeo, campers will get the chance to groom horses, play barn games and relay races and ride in the arena with one-on-one instruction from our riding instructors!
Sample Daily Schedule
7:15am – Wake Up
7:45am – Degel and Morning Circle
8:00am – Breakfast
8:50am – Cabin Clean Up
9:20am – Activity 1-3 (OR Specialty Track Programming)
1:15pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Menucha
3:45pm – Chug* 1-2 (OR Cabin Activity/Chug 1 for Track Sessions)
6:00pm – Closing Circle
6:15pm – Dinner
7:15pm – Evening Program
8:30pm – Lila Tov (Youngest/Mini Campers)
9:00pm – Lila Tov (5th and up)
*Chug is Elective Programming