Our Program: The Young Judaea Difference
Sprout Brooklyn, opened in the summer of 2015 in Red Hook and provides a new model of day camping, which includes skill building in the areas of swimming, sports, performing arts, crafts and the exploration of nature all interwoven with dynamic experiential Jewish programming and Hebrew. What distinguishes this camp is our holistic approach to Jewish and Israel education and child development.
Sprout Brooklyn is a special place that caters specifically to young children. Our age appropriate activities help each child achieve their full potential, while teaching them important skills like teamwork and relationship building. Our staff are a mix of college students and professionals who work at Sprout Brooklyn because they want to help make a difference in the lives of young children.
Hebrew Dual Language Program (דוּ לְשׁוֹנִי)
Sprout Brooklyn is proud to offer Brooklyn’s premier Dual Language Day Camp. Campers will spend half of each day immersed in the Hebrew language while they enjoy activities such as instructional swimming, cooking and sports. Each group will have at least one fluent Hebrew-speaking counselor.
We offer instruction in basketball, soccer, baseball, ultimate frisbee and more. Our sports programs are designed and run by experienced instructors with an emphasis on safety, personal development and team spirit.
Swim Instruction (שְׂחִיָּה)
We offer instructional swim at the Red Hook Pool. Our swim program makes campers feel comfortable and safe in the water and teaches basic swim skills. Our swim directors and pool staff are certified by the American Red Cross.
Creative arts (אָמָּנוּת)
In arts (Omanut) we explore campers’ artistic sides through paint, drawing, sculpture, mosaics and more. Campers will have the opportunity to explore different mediums and experiment with different artistic styles.
Performing Arts (אָמָּנוּת הבָּמָה)
In this program campers sample all parts of performing arts, including dance, song, and drama. Each camper who wants will have a chance to perform at one point during camp! Chanichim will also learn modern Israeli songs and dances.
Campers learn delicious, kid-friendly recipes with our dynamic culinary arts instructors. Our cooking program fosters an appreciation of healthy cooking and the central role food plays in Israeli and Jewish culture.
Creative Play (לְשַׂחֵק)
One of the most important parts of childhood is creative play. At Sprout Brooklyn, creative play is an integral part of our program. We have indoor and outdoor play spaces as well as an Imagination Playground.
Gardening and Nature (טֶבַע)
Campers have an opportunity to get their hands dirty growing plants, fruits and vegetables. They also get to develop a more meaningful relationship with nature with hands on learning experiences.
Jewish & Israeli Culture
Jewish and Israel experiential education is interwoven into all of Sprout Brooklyn’s activities. The campers leave each day with a deeper connection to Israel or having discovered something new about their Jewish identity.