Performing arts at JORI


This summer, performing arts comes to Camp JORI in a “camp within a camp.”

Open to teens in 7th to 10th grade, JORIPAC is for those who want to immerse themselves in performance while enjoying all that traditional overnight Jewish summer camp has to offer.

A hands-on performing arts program of theater, dance and circus arts is enhanced by the Wakefield camp’s strong sense of “TaCEO” – Taking Care of Each Other.

Unplugged and open to new experiences, teens will act, sing, dance, walk on stilts, tumble, juggle, and perform at exciting all-camp shows. Under the guidance of professionals in the fields of circus, musical theater, set design and dance, campers will discover more about who they are as artists and individuals while making lifelong friendships.

“In addition to our traditional camp experience, Camp JORI staff and board wanted to offer teens a more in-depth creative performing arts experience as an important change of pace from physical activities that make up much of an average camp day,” says Everett Hoag, performing arts director at Camp JORI. Hoag has experience in costume design, producing and creative consulting. He’s taught at Brown, the 92nd Street Y  and served as artist-in-residence at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington. He also is involved in the afterschool program at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence.

“We are thrilled to offer our campers a setting in which to hone their creativity and express themselves in a safe nurturing environment,” says Ricky Kodner, Camp JORI director.
JORIPAC runs from July 19-30. For more information please contact Sharon Sock at

Submitted by Camp JORI