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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 past 35 years, and we are looking to make some big changes for summer 2020! 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 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!

2020 Summer Camp Registration

Get Your 2020 Registration Packet

ENRICHMENT CAMPS

Early Years Discover Camp (Ages 3-6)

June 18 – August 14
Morning Weekly Rates: Members $106 | Non-Members $161
Full-Day Weekly Rates: Members: $198 | NM $249

Children spend the summer exploring with friends. Together, teachers and children explore weekly themes in a spirit of play both inside the classroom and outside on the play yard. Experienced teachers encourage and guide children in music, art, literature, games and science activities. Teachers help children renew old friendships and discover new ones.

Week 1: June 8-12 | Fairytales
Week 2: June 15-19 | Camping
Week 3: June 22-26 | Superheroes
Week 4: June 29-July 3 | Reptiles
Week 5: July 6-10 | Winter in July
Week 6: July 13-17 | Mad Science
Week 7: July 20-24 | Beach
Week 8: July 27-31 | Art
Week 9: Aug. 3-7 | Music and Sound
Week 10: Aug. 10-14 | Pet Care

Contact Site Director: Main Site Tammy Golden for more details.

Aleph Camp (Grades K-1)

June 1 – August 14
Members $235 | Non-Members $245
Sibling Discount $220

Our youngest school-age 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 classroom setting.

Contact Summer Camp Director Erica Grudi for more details.

Camp at the J (Grades 2-6)

June 1 – August 14
Members $235 | Non-Members $245
Sibling Discount $220

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 weekly sports programs with Miss Holly along with private and group swim lessons in our aquatics department. We will coordinate drop-off and pick-up for any of these specialty activities that take place during the camp day.

Contact Summer Camp Director Erica Grudi for more details.

Repair the World Program (Grades 7-8)

June 1 – August 14
Members $235 | Non-Members $245
Sibling Discount $220

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 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 are also invited to take part in many of the activities that Camp at the J has to offer!

Contact Summer Camp Director Erica Grudi for more details.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Full day care can be added to ALL Specialty Camps for an additional fee:
+$30/week for camps running 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
+$140/week for camps running either 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Tutus’ & Jordan’s Dance Camp (Ages 4 – 12)

June 22 – 26
AM Session: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 4 – 7
PM Session: 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Ages 8 – 12
Members $125 | Non-Members $145

Do you have what it takes to be graceful and high energy all in the same class? Campers will have the opportunity to express themselves through different styles of dance and different forms of music all while experiencing various instructors.

Contact Summer Camp Director Erica Grudi for more details.

Farm to Table Cooking Camp (Ages 4 – 13)

July 13 – 17
AM Session: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 4 – 7
PM Session: 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Ages 8 – 13
Members $125 | Non-Members $145 | +$30 Activity Fee

Bring your young chef’s culinary experience to life through the use of locally sourced ingredients. Campers will explore age-appropriate skills and recipes to prepare a meal from the ground up with trained Chef Sarah Cahill. We will also discuss kitchen safety, proper food handling, and presentation.

Contact Summer Camp Director Erica Grudi for more details.

Mr. Antonio’s Cowboy Briley Be-Bopping Backyards Music Camp (Ages 5 – 8)

June 8 – 12 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | M $235 | NM $245
June 15 – 19 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | M $235 | NM $245
June 22 – 26 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | M $235 | NM $245
July 6 – 10 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | M $235 | NM $245

Get ready for a roller coaster ride in a one-of-a-kind high-energy drama camp with the one and only Mr. Antonio. This camp allows children the creativity to explore how animals move and the world they live in, gain a more concrete understanding of the natural world and answer questions like, “Do animals make music?”

Contact Summer Camp Director Erica Grudi for more details.

Mr. Antonio’s Mystery Music Movember Camp (Ages 6 – 10)

July 13 – 17 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | M $235 | NM $245
July 20 – 24 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | M $235 | NM $245
July 27 – 31 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | M $235 | NM $245
August 3 – 7 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | M $235 | NM $245

Get ready for a roller coaster ride in a one-of-a-kind high-energy drama camp with the one and only Mr. Antonio. This camp allows children the creativity to explore the idea of outer space as well as the uniqueness of the earth and the universe through music. Campers will explore different forms of music all while trying to understand the statement, “space is only noise if you can hear it…”

Contact Summer Camp Director Erica Grudi for more details.

Gaming Unplugged Camp (Ages 6 – 13)

July 20 – 24 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | M $125 | NM $145
July 27 – 31 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | M $125 | NM $145

This new summer camp makes board games cool again. Board games are a fun way to learn social and emotional skills while still challenging your brain cognitively. During these two weeks, your child will discover a whole new world and an endless supply of board games. After exploring different types of games, your child will have the opportunity to make their own. Whether you join this summer camp for the cognitive challenge, social engagement, or to find a unique creative outlet, you will not be bored!

Contact Summer Camp Director Erica Grudi for more details.

The York JCC Education Information and Philosophy

Our Early Childhood Education Program seeks to provide an educational environment that fosters each child’s self-image, curiosity to learn about the world, and confidence in his or her developing physical, intellectual, and social skills. Our intent is not to teach a selection of specific skills in preparation for the academic world of the elementary school. Rather, it is to instill in children an image of themselves as capable learners. It is to provide each child with an environment rich in possibilities for child-initiated and directed, teacher-supported learning, through active exploration and play. At the JCC, we believe that the best preparation for the academic work of the years ahead begins in an early program that nurtures children, reinforces their natural disposition to ask questions and find answers, and strengthens children’s ability to function as both strong individuals and as caring members of a child-sized community.

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