Virtual Explorers

Thank you for participating in Virtual Explorers 1.0 and 2.0 this summer.  For more virtual programming activities and replays, please visit CYJ @ Home.


Top Chef.IL

Learn how to make a delicious camp meal while connecting to Israeli culture through food!


Settlers of Catan

The Settlers of Catan is a strategy game where players collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements and cities on their way to victory.



Masks: A New Generation

A superhero role-playing game full of action, youthful angst, and dazzling bravery. Take on the roles of members of the latest generation of superheroes, young adults trying to figure out who they are and what kind of heroes they want to be. Prerequisite: You must have attended at least once in weeks 1-3.

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Magic: The Gathering

Step into a virtual fantasy multiverse filled with magic, monsters and spells. Open to planeswalkers (powerful wizards) of all levels.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay for this? 
No!! This is completely free and open to everyone in our community!

My child won’t be able to attend all the programs each week, should I still register them?
YES! If you think your child will be interested in participating in programming at any point this summer, please fill out the registration form. All of our virtual experiences are opt-in, so even if your child is unable to log on to some of them, by registering now you’ll receive the recurring Zoom meeting links, updates, and weekly programming schedules so your child can join whenever fits best for your family’s schedule!

Is this only for campers who were enrolled this summer?
No. Any child 2nd-9th grade can participate in our virtual experiences, so please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested!

Is there an easy to access calendar that I can print? 
Yes! Scroll down and click on the weekly calendar to access the printable version.

What should we know about our child(ren) participating in online programming?
Please know that:

  • None of our program offerings count as supervision for your child.
  • All zoom calls will be recorded by camp.
  • We are not responsible for your child’s cybersecurity.
  • Your child will not be able to rename themselves, share or annotate their screens or use the chat function.
  • While we are providing ideas for at home activities and projects, we are not responsible for the safety of your child should they attempt any project at home.

Can I share these programs with my friends?
Yes! You’re invited to share Virtual Explorers 2.0 with your synagogue, school, or any family that could use a little CYJ fun this summer.

This looks amazing! How do I sign up?
Please fill out the registration form links above! Registrations are by day so if your child is only interested in attending on Wednesday’s, great!  If they are interested in everyday, fill out the form for each day. If you are registering more than one camper, please fill out one form per child.

Printable Schedule

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