Virtual Programs - Spring 2020 - Camp Zeke

Join our Virtual Programs!

Celebrate athletics, cooking, fitness and arts right from your home with digital events for the whole family, starting this week.

We’re excited to launch a new series of virtual gatherings to bring some program favorites right to your screen at home! We keep adding more, so stay tuned, bookmark this page, or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to stay up to date! Read on for dance, cooking, a song session, a workout and digital open houses. Just like camp’s elective based program, choose what you love. We’d love to see you at all events, or just one or two!


MAY 11 – 18


The Spring Art Project 
Create your work of art: 5/11 through 5/20

As the warm weather slowly returns, we are feeling the spirit of spring all around us. Celebrate by joining our nationwide art project. Create and share a piece of art that relates to spring and be featured on our website! 

Inspiration: Grab your pens, crayons, pencils, cameras, clay/play dough, beads, string… & craft something inspired by spring! Or try a project from here.

Email a photo of your creation by May 20th to our program director  at joey@campzeke.org.

Fitness Fridays with Oz and Jenny
Friday 5/15 @ 4:00 EDT

Join our weekly pre-Shabbat workout that you can easily do anywhere! Unit head Oz, from Israel, and our Circus Program Head, Jenny, from Mexico teach you some amazing exercises you can do anywhere to help build strength and flexibility that can transfer to the court, dance floor, gym, or any of Camp Zeke’s specialties!

Digital Open House with Camp Zeke’s director
Sunday 5/17 & 5/31 @ noon Eastern  

Since home visits with prospective families are on hold for the moment, we’ve set up digital open houses with our founder and director, Isaac, so you can hear all about camp! In the meantime, check out our video page to see camp in action!

RSVP for 5/3 virtual session | RSVP for the 5/17 virtual session

If this time doesn’t work for you, just be in touch and we can set something up just for your family! Email questions@campzeke.org or call 212-913-9783 at any time! 


PAST EVENTS


Fitness Fridays with Oz and Jenny
Friday 5/8 @ 4:00 EDT

Join our weekly pre-Shabbat workout that you can easily do anywhere! Unit head Oz, from Israel, and our Circus Program Head, Jenny, from Mexico teach you some amazing exercises you can do anywhere to help build strength and flexibility that can transfer to the court, dance floor, gym, or any of Camp Zeke’s specialties!

URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91568424477  

International Camp T-Shirt Day
All day, Thursday 5/7

For over ten years, camps across the world have celebrated Camp T-Shirt Day! That means social feeds filled with smiling photos of campers, staff, parents, and even pets proudly showing their camp clothes or swag. This Thursday is a special chance to bring the entire world of summer camps together to show their spirit!

How to participate: Post to Instagram or Facebook with #campzeke #camptshirtday and @CampZeke

Song Session with Rabbi Cece, Cantor Melanie and songleaders Laoise and Rachel
Thursday 5/7 @ 4:30 EDT

Sing your heart out from home! After certain meals at camp, we have joyous all-camp song and dance sessions. Join our songleaders for songs you know and love in addition to a few camp favorites. Make it feel like you’re at camp, singing and dancing on chairs with your arms around your friends right from home! Lyrics to our less-known songs can be found here.

URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/94213084172 

Camp Zeke Idol 
Submit your entry before Thursday 4/30 @ 4:00pm EDT

Now’s your chance for superstardom with Camp Zeke’s first virtual singing competition! Send us a short clip of you performing your favorite song anytime before Thursday at 4:00 pm to enter! This is open to kids, staff, parents, little siblings– get the whole family involved! 

Instructions
Email your entry via gmail, onedrive, dropbox, cloud, etc. to our program director at joey@campzeke.org. Start your video by saying your name and if you are a camper, future camper, thinking about going to camp, staff member or parent. If you use a phone, please film horizontally. Feel free to use instruments or headphones, though we’re listeining for your voice! 

Email entries to: joey@campzeke.org


Fitness Fridays with Oz and Jenny
Friday 5/1 @ 4:00 Eastern 

Join our weekly pre-Shabbat workout that you can easily do anywhere! Unit head Oz, from Israel, and our Circus Program Head, Jenny, from Mexico teach you some amazing exercises you can do anywhere to help build strength and flexibility that can transfer to the court, dance floor, gym, or any of Camp Zeke’s specialties!

URL: https://zoom.us/j/98558213884 


Song Session with Rabbi Cece, Cantor Melanie and songleaders Laoise and Rachel
Thursday 4/30 @ 4:30 Eastern 

Back again by popular demand! After certain meals at camp, we have joyous all-camp song and dance sessions. Join our songleaders for songs you know and love in addition to a few camp favorites. Make it feel like you’re at camp, singing and dancing on chairs with your arms around your friends right from home! Lyrics to our less-known songs can be found here.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/98948176485


Fitness Fridays with Oz and Jenny
Friday 4/24 @ 4:00 Eastern 

Join our weekly pre-Shabbat workout that you can easily do anywhere! Unit head Oz, from Israel, and our Circus Program Head, Jenny, from Mexico teach you some amazing exercises you can do anywhere to help build strength and flexibility that can transfer to the court, dance floor, gym, or any of Camp Zeke’s specialties!

URL: https://zoom.us/j/98558213884 


Song Session with Rabbi Cece, Cantor Melanie and songleaders Laoise and Rachel
Thursday 4/23 @ 4:30 Eastern 

Back again by popular demand! After certain meals at camp, we have joyous all-camp song and dance sessions. Join our songleaders for songs you know and love in addition to a few camp favorites. Make it feel like you’re at camp, singing and dancing on chairs with your arms around your friends right from home! Lyrics to our less-known songs can be found here.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/98948176485


Arts and Crafts with Cindy 
Sunday 4/19 @ 5:30 Eastern 

Prepare some paper, scissors, and drawing materials and join art director Cindy for a creative and crafty session! At Zeke, campers enjoy a wide selection of programming, ranging from painting, drawing, clay work, and jewelry-design to traditional camp crafts including string and gimp bracelets, tie-dye, and of course, collaborating with teammates to make Olympic banners. Learn more about visual arts at Camp Zeke here.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/821760958


Passover Trivia on Kahoot
Tuesday 4/7 @ 4:30 Eastern 

Invite the whole family to test their knowledge of Passover trivia in an interactive Kahoot quiz game! Hosted by our very own Head of Camper Care, Riva. As you wait for the trivia to start, learn how Camp Zeke is rooted in a set of core values that come from joyful Jewish traditions.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/1394405


Motivational Monday!
Monday 4/6 @ 5:30 Eastern 

Start your week off right with motivational thoughts and inspirational insights with Ella and Daniella! This session will leave you with the happy feeling that comes from cabin circles and special bonding time at camp! Learn more about Camp Zeke’s special events and traditions here.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/913146900

 


Fitness Fridays with Oz and Jenny
Friday 4/3 @ 4:30 Eastern

Join our weekly pre-Shabbat workout that you can easily do anywhere! Unit head Oz, from Israel, and our Circus Program Head, Jenny, from Mexico teach you some amazing exercises you can do anywhere to help build strength and flexibility that can transfer to the court, dance floor, gym, etc

URL: https://zoom.us/j/217830901 


Song Session with Rabbi Cece, Cantor Melanie and Songleaders Laoise and Rachel
Thursday 4/2 @ 4:30 Eastern 

Back by popular demand following an AMAZING session last week that had tons of counselors and campers in addition! After certain meals at camp, we have joyous all-camp song and dance sessions. Join our songleaders for songs you know and love in addition to a few camp favorites. Make it feel like you’re at camp, singing and dancing on chairs with your arms around your friends right from home! Lyrics to our less-known songs can be found here

URL: https://zoom.us/j/331400216


Body Balance with Lucy
Wednesday 4/1 @ 4:30 Eastern 

Join alumni personal trainer Lucy for this combination of Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates that builds flexibility & strength, leaving you feeling centered and calm! Think controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves & poses to bring you harmony and balance. Learn more about fitness and individual athletics at Zeke here.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/921238735  


Zumba with Jojo!
Tuesday 3/31 @ 5:00 Eastern 

Join Jojo and Daniella and bring the excitement of a Camp Zeke Zumba rave party to your home! At camp we dress up in crazy outfits, so feel free to get silly as you move to fast and slow rhythms during this interactive workout. Learn more about Camp Zeke’s special events and traditions here.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/184133197   


 

 

Workout with Oz and Jenny
Friday 3/27 @ 4:30 Eastern 

Get moving with an energetic pre-Shabbat workout that you can easily do anywhere! Join unit head Oz, from Israel and our Circus Program Head, Jenny, from Mexico. Learn more about fitness and individual athletics here.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/562262843


Song Session with Rabbi Cece, Cantor Melanie and Songleader Laoise
Thursday 3/26 @ 4:30 Eastern 

After certain meals at camp, we have joyous all-camp song and dance sessions. Our team of songleaders sing our camp songs, play guitar, and lead some of the most magical moments for the entire community. Make it feel like you’re at camp, singing and dancing on chairs with your arms around your friends right from home! Lyrics to our less-known songs can be found here

URL: https://zoom.us/j/388031273


Overnight Oats with Ella
Wednesday 3/25 @ 5:30 Eastern 

Join counselor Ella for a cooking demonstration! Learn to make this scrumptious breakfast that will energize you and your taste buds. If you’d like to follow along, all you really need is oats! If you happen to have chia seeds, cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla, milk, or any other mix ins in the house, we’ll add them too! Learn more about culinary arts at Zeke here.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/986418759


Dance with Daniella
Tuesday 3/24 @ 4:30 Eastern 

Join counselor and dance teacher Daniella for an interactive session designed for all ages and abilities! She’ll have you moving and thinking it’s already mid-July in the Poconos. Learn more about Camp Zeke’s performing and visual arts here.

URL: https://zoom.us/j/777771604


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our campers have made thousands of friendships, millions of memories, and lifelong skills in athletics, cooking, and joyful Judaism. We are proudly supported by:

  • Jewish Camp
  • Jim Joseph Foundation
  • Avi Chai
  • UJA Federation
  • The Jewish Education Project

We are fully accredited by the American Camp Association