Activities + Electives

Lots to love, and lots of choice

What makes a summer at Camp Tel Noar so exciting? Fun and adventures every day!

Swim in the pool, paddle the lake, play sports like tennis and volleyball, get creative in arts, dance, and drama. Build your skills and gain new ones; enjoy activities and electives you already love and try something new.

A balanced program

Every camper’s daily schedule includes swimming lessons, boating, outdoor learning, athletics, and arts + crafts, plus shira (singing) and rikud (Israeli dancing). Campers may also try out for inter-camp sports teams. Evening activities and special events round out every week. Campers do most of these activities with their cabin or age group, and some as a whole camp community.

More electives as you grow

Every camper’s schedule includes swimming. In addition, everyone gets to personalize their Tel Noar experience through LOTS of electives. Signup takes place online, before camp begins, so that parents and campers can make choices together.

Grades 3-6 get:

  • THREE electives per session (each 3x/week)

Grades 7-8 get:

  • FOUR electives per session (each 3x/week)

Grades 9-10 get:

  • SIX electives per session (each 3x/week)

My daughter learned to waterski and sail this summer! These are skills she can’t get at home – and one of the reasons we send her to camp! We also are very impressed with the counselors. Their counselors have a love and passion for camp that is very evident. They were very caring, responsible and warm!

Elective Choices

Team Fun

Basketball, cheerleading, dodgeball, gaga, flag football, Newcomb, soccer, softball, street hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball

Swimming + Water Sports

Every camper takes swimming lessons. Pool electives include water polo, Aqua Zumba, and lifeguard training. Electives on Sunset lake include: Aqua Zumba, canoeing + kayaking, sailing, water polo, waterskiing + wakeboarding, and windsurfing

Arts + Crafts

Basketry, cartooning/drawing, ceramics + slip cast ceramics, découpage, duct tape art, enameling, fiber arts, fun with fabric, jewelry making + beads, leather craft, mosaics, photography + advanced photography, scrapbooking, sketching + painting, stained glass, working with wood

Individual Sports

Archery, biking (bring your bike!), fitness, running + sports conditioning, tennis, triathlon, yoga, Pilates/aerobics, Zumba

Performing Arts/Media

Dance, glee club, improv!, drama musical, jam band, magic, stage makeup workshop, stage craft, set design, photography, videography.

Outdoor Adventure

Planting and growing vegetables, fishing, camping basics, model rocketry, wilderness survival, outdoor cooking

Low-Ropes Course

Team and individual challenges