RDC Age Groups

Camp grows with your camper

As children grow and develop their camp experiences change. Our youngest campers experience camp as a group, older elementary school campers are able to make choices to create the camp experience that suits them best, and our middle & high school age campers are given the autonomy and skills to become the leaders of camp.

Average camp day 9:00AM-4:30PM
Before & After care available for additional fee
Bus stops in Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Bayside, Mequon, and Grafton



Netzorim • entering K5
Our youngest campers are introduced to daily camp life, welcomed into the camp community, and given ample opportunity to explore all that camp has to offer in the safety and security of their small, co-ed group. “Netzos” get to do a little bit of everything while developing the self-help and social skills necessary to begin K5 in the fall.
3-day/wk or 5/day/wk options available

Alonim • entering 1st grade
1st graders have choices available to personalize their camp experience. They may also register for Specialty Programs. Campers are split into gender groups.
3-day/wk or 5/day/wk options available

Gadnayim • entering 2nd grade
Campers are now old enough to participate in Chugim (choice) activities for 2nd – 5th graders in addition to the Specialty Programs. Gadnayim campers are invited to stay for one late night (undernight) per session.

Shomrim • entering 3rd grade
Two choice periods each day allow campers to create the experience they want—fill the day with sports, crafts, and so much more. These campers also get their first opportunity to have an overnight experience within the familiar camp setting.

Chalutzim • entering 4th-5th grade
Camp is a great place for older elementary age kids to unplug and experience a classic childhood summer. In addition to two choice periods, Chalutzimers have increased access to the activities at camp that are only for older kids, like laser tag and water trampoline.

Tzofim • entering 6th-7th grade
Ozrim • entering 8th-9th grade
Our middle and high school age campers, have a space all their own – the Teen Village. This special area of camp has its own GaGa Pit, Ping Pong tables, and gathering spaces for playing cards or talking with friends. Our teens experience greater autonomy, more choices, and increased challenges while also enjoying opportunities for leadership development.  Laser tag, the water trampoline, and canteen are some of the favorite teen privileges. Teens are not required to take swim lessons, but have many opportunities for free swim.

Counselor in Training Program • entering 10th-12th grades
Our CIT program is open to 15-17 year olds who are interested in a fun and rewarding summer job. The program will bring together high school students from different communities within Milwaukee. The program offers leadership and job training while giving the students a fun and rewarding summer. All CITs will be compensated for their time. Application is required and limited spots are available.
Contact Shelby Kass at 414-967-8248


Special Needs Groups at camp

Our inclusive camp community also offers programs for campers with physical, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and language needs. These campers receive individualized support from  professionally trained staff and can be mainstreamed at camp or join a specialized camp group. A parent interview is required prior to the start of the camp registration process for each child in any of our special needs programs. To begin the conversation, please contact Jody Margolis at 414-967-8206. Special needs programs not eligible for Early bird registration discounts.

Shiluv • entering K5 – 5th grades
This mainstream program includes extensive individualization for campers and specialized staff to modify programs.
Contact Jody Margolis to begin registration process

Sababa • entering 6th – 9th grades
This mainstream program is combined with the Tzofim & Ozrim groups in the Teen Village. It continues to include extensive individualization for campers and specialized staff to modify programs.
Contact Jody Margolis to begin registration process

Bonim I • entering 5th – 12th grades
For individuals with special needs who need 1-on-1 counselors at all times. Daily activities are planned to strengthen the bond within the Bonim group as well as develop new skills.
Contact Jody Margolis to begin registration process

Bonim Leaders • entering 9th grade and up
Day camp is the perfect setting for individuals with special needs who are currently enrolled in high school or beyond. This program helps develop leadership skills through interaction with younger campers, community service projects, and camp work projects.
Contact Jody Margolis to begin registration process

Bonim Leaders Staff
This program is designed for individuals with special needs who are ready for more responsibility and leadership at camp. This group is responsible for running activities throughout the day for different campers as well as owning specific jobs around camp.
Contact Jody Margolis to begin registration process


Contact Shelby Kass, Associate Director at JCC Rainbow Day Camp, at 414-967-8248.

Overnight camp

When your child is ready for more independence, come home to Camp Interlaken.


Camp never has to end

Kids Center Before & After School programs bring the same fun and energy to the school year.


Swim year-round

Spend the off season working on swim skills and building confidence.


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