Campers will enjoy an exciting summer of fun, friendship, and learning at JCC Summer Camp through a variety of activities, field trips, special events, swim, and many other options. Yes, OPTIONS! True, we follow a regular schedule, but within that schedule, we want our campers to have a say in what they do each day, since it is their summer too! An Aleph Group classroom option will be available for campers who are entering the 1st grade. This will give them an opportunity to have a home-based experience while still participating in all camp has to offer.
NEW THIS YEAR in 2018!
● Starting this summer, campers entering grades 2-5 will be placed in younger and older groups with other campers of approximately the same age to create a better balance. Campers who are entering 1st grade will still be placed in the Aleph Groups unless space is no longer available.
● Building upon the success of last summer’s Repair the World Group, we have extended programming to 6th graders! Along with all of the wonderful things camp has to offer, 6th grade students will have opportunities to get involved with community outreach and social action in a fun, but meaningful way! We recognize that our 6th grade campers are ready to take on more challenges and responsibilities, but in noting that, we will also offer some great incentives in addition to what they will already receive as campers!
● Instead of week-long clubs, campers will choose from six specialized, smaller group activities during each two-day set of Mini Clubs. No prior sign-up is necessary, since new Mini Clubs will be offered each week with lists organized by staff on the days that they occur on the calendar. Some examples of Mini Clubs that counselors will create include: Kickball, Escape Room Creation, Tennis, Farming, Science Experiments, Frisbee Games, Yoga, Mystery Box Cooking, Origami, Superheroes, Basketball, Performing Arts, and many, many more!
Repair the World Group (6th-8th Grade)
Get ready for a summer filled with fun, social action, and community leadership! Loosely based on the Hebrew saying, “Tikkun Olam,” Repair the World gives 6th, 7th and 8th grade students the chance to implement and accomplish service projects of all kinds. Repair the World seeks to take action in our immediate community to bring awareness to particular causes and agents of social development. Through Repair the World, students learn about the significance of volunteerism and the positive results that it yields through community service projects, charity events, and fundraising efforts. Repair the World students are also invited to take part in all that Summer Camp at the J has to offer!
Counselor in Training (CIT) Group (9th-10th Grade)
As a member of the Counselors-in-Training (CIT) Program for the Summer Camp at the J, 9th and 10th graders have the opportunity to get experience as a summer camp counselor, while also helping to create a better community in York.Every
week, teens work hands-on with groups of campers ranging from 1st through 6th
grade in all manner of activity. In conjunction with a trained camp counselor,
CIT’s assist counselors in planning and carrying out activities for campers,
including arts, science, sporting events, and community service projects. CIT’s
coordinate their efforts with our Repair the World group, who devise and
produce camp-wide projects to help the greater good within our immediate
community. Every two weeks, CIT’s meet with guest speakers such as state
representatives and non-profit organization leaders to give them a better
understanding of the world around them.