Summer Camps at the JCC

We are thrilled that you are considering our camps for your children this summer.

The York Jewish Community Center has been a huge part of the camp scene in York County for the over 35 years, and we are looking to make some big changes for summer 2021! One of our new goals for this summer is to strengthen what is already great about our J Camps, while offering NEW specialty camps and programs throughout the summer.

While we are excited to be offering these new specialty camps, we have not forgotten about our main summer camp located at the York JCC! Inside our registration packet, you will see many of the changes to our programming, what to expect on any given day at camp, and how to register.

We know how important it is for students to have a safe and welcoming environment. At the York JCC, it is our priority to ensure that each child and family that takes part in our camp is treated with respect, kindness, and an enthusiastically positive approach! We also want to provide campers with every chance to get something out their summer that is unique, valuable, and experiential. Thank you for taking the leap with us and letting us show your children how great summer camp can be!

Fun, friendship, and adventure await with our J-Camps!

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J-CAMPS

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Contact Summer Camp Director Erica Grudi for more details or call 717.843.0918.

Aleph Camp (Grades K - 1)

June 1 – August 13

Early Bird Rate | Members $230/Week | Non-Members $260/Week
Rate After April 2 | Members $245/Week | Non-Members $275/Week

Our youngest camp will give campers an opportunity to get a real taste of what camp means while providing them with activities, counselors, field trips, and an overall setting that is more geared toward their needs. This is a fantastic way to familiarize campers with all of the great aspects of a school-age camp in a smaller, home-based setting. Aleph campers will participate in everything that Camp has to offer but it’s tailored to suit their needs! General swim will be provided each week as part of registration. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks will be offered daily.

Camp at the J (Grades 2 - 6)

June 1 – August 13

Early Bird Rate | Members $230/Week | Non-Members $260/Week
Rate After April 2 | Members $245/Week | Non-Members $275/Week

Campers will enjoy an exciting summer of fun, friendship, and learning at JCC Summer Camp through a variety of sports, 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! While at the JCC, campers may also sign up for sports and swim programs outside of our camp. We will provide drop-off and pick-up for any sports camp or swim lesson while here. General swim will be provided each week as part of registration. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks will be offered daily.

Repair the World Program (Grades 7-8)

June 1 – August 13

Early Bird Rate | Members $230/Week | Non-Members $260/Week
Rate After April 2 | Members $245/Week | Non-Members $275/Week

Get ready for a summer filled with fun, social action, and community leadership! Loosely based on the Hebrew saying, “Tikkun Olam,” Repair the World (RTW) gives 7th and 8th grade students the chance to implement and accomplish service projects of all kinds. RTW seeks to take action in our community to bring awareness to certain causes and programs. Through RTW, students learn about the significance of volunteerism and the positive results that it yields through community service projects, charity, and fundraising. RTW participants also take part in all of the activities that J-Camp has to offer. General swim will be provided each week as part of registration. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks will be offered daily.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Full day care can be added to ALL Specialty Camps for an additional fee:

+$125/week for all specialty camps

SIGN UP FOR SPECIALTY CAMPS

Contact Summer Camp Director Erica Grudi for more details or call 717.843.0918.

Art Camp (Grades K - 5)

Grades K – 2 | June 28 – July 2 | 9:00 – 11:30 AM | Members $150 | Non-Members $200

Grades 3 – 5 | August 2 – 6 | 9:00 – 11:30 AM | Members $150 | Non-Members $200

Art will allow children not only to explore their creative side through art but to learn about a few of the most famous artists throughout history. Art Camp will encompass and utilize different types of art like painting, sculpting, and collage while learning about Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and Michelangelo. Each day will be tailored towards a new artist and style of art.

Loose Parts Camp (Grades K - 4)

July 12 – 16 | 9:00- 11:30 AM | Members $125 | Non-Members $175

Loose Parts camp will allow young thinkers to use just that, loose parts. During the week, each camper will have a variety of materials at their fingertips to explore and create whatever is their vision. The possibilities are endless with this camp.

Robotics Camp (Grades K - 5)

Grades K – 2 | June 7 – 11 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Members $150 | Non-Members $200

Grades K – 2 | June 14- 18 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Members $150 | Non-Members $200

Grades 3 – 5 | June 21 – 25 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Members $150 | Non-Members $200

Grades 3 – 5 | June 28 – July 2 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Members $150 | Non-Members $200

Robotics Camps will be taught by Mr. Ray from Young Thinkers of York Inc. This camp will allow campers to dig into how robots work and the engineering behind them.

Tiny Chef's Cooking Camp (Grades K - 2)

June 21 – 25 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Members $175 | Non-Members $225

Tiny Chef’s cooking camp will be taught by local Corporate Executive Chef, Dave Clarke from O.N.E. Hospitality. The camp will explore a variety of foods and teach children the basic skills they will need to be successful in the kitchen.

Science in the Kitchen Cooking Camp (Grades 3 - 5)

July 19 – 23 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Members $175 | Non-Members $225

Science in the Kitchen camp will be taught by local Corporate Executive Chef, Dave Clarke from O.N.E. Hospitality. The camp will explore how cooking not only allows you to be creative but how science happens in every recipe. The camp will explore different foods from different regions of the world.

Twirl, Jump, Spin Dance Camp (Grades 3 - 5)

Grades K – 2 | June 14 – 18 | 9:00 – 11:30 AM | Members $150 | Non-Members $200

Grades 3 – 5 | July 26 – 30  | 9:00 – 11:30 AM | Members $150 | Non-Members $200

Twirl, Jump, Spin Dance Camp will be taught by local Dance teachers from the surrounding area. Each day will be dedicated to a new style of dance, such as ballet, jazz, interpretive, musical theater, and hip hop.

Rugby Camp for Ages 7 - 10

July 26 – 30  | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Members $150 | Non-Members $200

Are you looking for a great, inclusive, team-building, confidence-boosting sport for your child? Join the fastest growing sport in the nation! During our rugby summer camp, All-American and All-Star player Amber DeFabio will take your child from the basics of rugby to game-ready skills. Amber currently coaches York College Women’s Rugby and is USA Rugby Coaching certified. All levels of experience welcome!

Coach DeFabio will lead your child through the basics of rugby rules and focus on ball handling skills. Camp will be filled with fun rugby games and team-building and communication activities to help the player grow confidence in the sport and in themselves. All games will be touch. There is no contact.

Rugby Camp for Ages 10 - 14

August 2 – 6 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Members $150 | Non-Members $200

Are you looking for a great, inclusive, team-building, confidence-boosting sport for your child? Join the fastest growing sport in the nation! During our rugby summer camp, All-American and All-Star player Amber DeFabio will take your child from the basics of rugby to game-ready skills. Amber currently coaches York College Women’s Rugby and is USA Rugby Coaching certified. All levels of experience welcome!

Coach DeFabio will lead your player through the basics of rugby rules, ball handling skills, and body positions for rucks, scrums, lineouts, and mauls. Camp will be filled with fun rugby games and team-building and communication activities to help the player grow confidence in the sport and in themselves. All games will be touch. There is no contact.

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