Activities & Schedule

**ALL activities may not be offered every year**

While at Camp Coleman, campers participate in a wide variety of athletic, recreational, cultural, and creative activities. All of our activities seek to strike a balance between skill development and personal enjoyment, and constant effort is made to meet the needs and wants of the campers.

The quality of the Camp Coleman experience is second to none. Each camper receives personalized attention from enthusiastic counselors and expert instruction from passionate specialty staff in in a wide variety of athletic, recreational, cultural, and creative activities.

Bonim & Kochavim (entering 3rd-5th grade) campers travel throughout the day with a group from their unit on a preset schedule, and Solelim – Chalutzim (entering 6th-10th grade) campers travel throughout the day to activities that they select themselves twice during the session. This ensures group bonding and a well-rounded summer.  All campers also get one period of Chofesh “free-time” daily where they choose what activities to go to. During this time, campers may also choose to relax in our quiet Sukkah and in other public places around camp. This provides our campers with the opportunity to try something new, or pursue what they are passionate about with more time and instruction.

Camp Coleman’s highly experienced staff work with campers to promote skill-building, teamwork, friendship, and fun. We constantly encourage campers to take on challenges, explore new interests, and develop talents. 

Challenge Activities (Etgar)



In-Camp Activities

  • Adventure High Ropes Course
    • Climbing Wall
    • Giant Swing
    • Zipline
    • Vertical Playground
  • Group Building Low Ropes
  • Mountain Biking
  • Israeli Scouts
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Skills / Nature
  • Campscape (a mix of art and the outdoors!)
  • Fishing
  • Campfires & Cookouts
  • Overnight Campouts
  • Hiking
Art (Tarbut)




  • Drama- including a major session
  • Musical Production
  • Arts & Crafts- including Ceramics & Metalwork
  • Videography (creators of the Weekly Show)
  • Coleman Rocks! (where campers perform in their very own bands)
  • Journalism/Media
  • Circus Arts
  • Dance
  • Jewish Cooking
  • Drumming
  • Song Sessions and Concerts
  • Song Leading



  •  American Red Cross
  • Instructional Swimming (for rising 3rd-5th grade)
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Lifeguard Training (for Machon)
  • Daily Free Swim
  • The Aquajump (trampoline)
  • The Blob
  • Zipline into the Lake
  • Rock it!
  • Stand Up Paddleboards
  • Aquamats

  • Roller Hockey/In-Line Skating
  • Israeli Self Defense/Karate
  • Gaga
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Dodge Ball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Clinics led by former Pro Athletes
  • Maccabiah (Color War)
Jewish Life


  • Israeli Culture
  • Creative Services Led by Campers
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring
  • Inspirational Shabbat Progams
  • Tikkun Olam (Community Service Projects on & off camp)
Off Camp Trips


This summer, each age group will experience a day trip full of adventure and fun and it is included in your tuition. See below for details of each age group.

Bonim & Kochavim (3rd-5th Grade): This age group will be spending a day at a Water Park.

Solelim & Tsofim Trip (6th-7th Grade): This age group will be spending a day Whitewater Rafting on the Nantahala River with the Nantahala Outdoor Center.

Nachshonim Trip (8th Grade): This age group will be spending a day Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River with the Nantahala Outdoor Center.

Kesher Trip: 1-night and 2-days (including Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River, caving, and another adventure experience)

Chalutzim Trip: 3-nights and 4-days (includes Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River)

Chalutzim campers also receive one custom sweatshirt.

Due to COVID 19 our day to day schedule may look different. 

7:30 AMBoker Tov! (Wake Up)
8:00 AMAruchat Boker (Breakfast)
8:45 AM
Tarbut (Performing Arts)
9:45 AMNikayon (Cabin Clean Up)
10:45 AMEtgar (Challenge- Outdoor/Nature)
11:45 AMSwim (Pool or Lake)
12:45 PM Aruchat Tzohorayim (Lunch)
1:30 PM Menucha (Rest Time)
2:25 PM Omanut (Visual Arts)
3:20 PM Snack
3:35 PM
4:25 PM LaB (Unit Program Time)
5:25 PM
6:25 PM
Aruchat Erev (Dinner)
7:15 PM
T'fillah (Services)
8:00 PM
Evening Program
8:45 PM
Shower Time
9:30 PM
Lailah Tov! (Goodnight)*