2024 Summer Camps at the JCC

Welcome to Summer Camp at the York JCC!

We are thrilled that you have chosen our camp program for your child this summer. The York Jewish Community Center has been a huge part of the camp scene in York County for the past 39 years, and we are looking forward to summer 2024!

Inside our registration packet, you will see some new and exciting additions for the summer. We have included details on weekly themes, activities, trips, and the daily schedule. From Early Years Discovery, Specialty Camps to traditional J Camp; we have something for everyone from Preschool to 6th grade!

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 every family enrolled in our camp is treated with respect, kindness, and a positive approach. We also want to provide campers with every chance to get something out of their summer that is unique, valuable, and experiential.
Thank you for letting us show your children how great summer camp can be!

Fun, friendship and adventure await with our J Camps!

All Day Camp for Kindergarten – 4th Grade

Kindergarten: M $286/week • NM $323/week
1st – 4th Grades: M $265/week • NM $295/week

Cost includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, all field trip fees, and events. A packed lunch will be required for some field trips.

J Camp Registration Packet

Our J Camp programming runs for 10 consecutive weeks from 6/10 – 8/12 for children entering Kindergarten- 4th grades. Families who have vacations planned may take one week off at no charge.

Themes for 2024 J Camp:

Week 1: June 10 ….. Welcome to Camp
Week 2: June 17 …… Step into Prehistoric Time
Week 3: June 24 ….. Camp Kindness
Week 4: July 1….. Party in the USA
Week 5: July 8 ….. Lost in Space
Week 6: July 15 ….. Food and Culture Around the World
Week 7: July 22 ….. Camp STEAM
Week 8: July 29 ….. Outrageously H20 Week
Week 9: August 5 …. Camp Mystery
Week 10: August 12 ….. Last Hoorah

NOTE: Note – One week’s tuition is due at the time of registration. Cash deposits can be accepted after the registration paperwork has been processed; however, registration is not complete until one week’s tuition is paid. The tuition deposit amount will be applied towards the first week of camp. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration will not be accepted if there is an existing unpaid account balance. You must be a York JCC member at the time of enrollment for member pricing.


Early Years Discovery Camp

For children ages 3 – 6

Mornings (Include AM Snack) • 9 AM – 11:30 AM
M $135/week • NM $200/week

Full Day Includes (Lunch and Two Snacks) • 9 AM – 3 PM
M $255/week • NM $320/week

Discovery Camp Registration Packet

In Early Years Discovery Camp, children ages 3 – 6 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. Questions about Discovery Camp can be directed to Megan Sheely at msheely@yorkjcc.org.

Themes for 2024 Early Years Discovery Camp:

Week 1: June 3 ….. Fairytales
Week 2: June 10 …… Camping
Week 3: June 17 ….. Superheroes
Week 4: June 24 ….. Reptiles
Week 5: July 1 ….. Space
Week 6: July 8 ….. Mad Science
Week 7: July 15 ….. Beach
Week 8: July 22 ….. Art
Week 9: July 29 …. Music and Sound
Week 10: August 5 ….. Pet Care


Specialty Camps

AM Session • 9 – 11 AM: Entering Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
PM Session • 1 – 3 PM: 4th – 6th Grade

J Camp Add On: M $85 • NM $110 • Part Day (9 – 11 AM or 1 – 3 PM): M $175 • NM $225
Full Day (7 AM – 5 PM): M $365 • NM $395 (AM & PM Snack + Lunch included)

Specialty Camp Registration Packet

J Camp is pleased to announce that we will offer several Specialty Camps! These camps will be held at different times throughout the summer and are separate from J Camp. They can be added on to J Camp. Space is very limited, so be sure to sign up early. Specialty camps will be taught by Diane Brackett.

Art Camp

Art Camp will allow children to explore their creative side through various art styles and learn about some of the most famous artists throughout history. Art Camp will encompass and utilize styles of art like painting, sculpting, and collaging while learning about the background of famous artists like Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, and Michelangelo. Each week will be tailored towards a new set of artists and styles of art.

Week of June 3Theme: Loose Parts ….. PM Session (1 – 3 PM) – for Grades 4 – 6th
Week of June 10Theme: Space/Sensory Week ….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Week of July 1Theme: Lego Week ….. PM Session (1 – 3 PM) – for Grades 4 – 6th
Week of July 8Theme: Natural Disasters/Weather ….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Week of July 29Theme: Engineer Week ….. PM Session (1 – 3 PM) – for Grades 4 – 6th

Baking Camp

Baking Camp will explore various regions, nationalities, ethnicities and styles of baking. Baking Camp will not only allow your child to be creative during each session but incorporate math, science, reading, and writing skills in each lesson.

Week of June 17Theme: Eating Through the Rainbow ….. PM Session (1 – 3 PM) – for Grades 4 – 6th
Week of June 24Theme: Working With Dough….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Week of July 15Theme: Eating Around the World….. PM Session (1 – 3 PM) – for Grades 4 – 6th
Week of July 22Theme: All About Breakfast….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Week of August 12Theme: Farm-to-Table….. PM Session (1 – 3 PM) – for 4 – 6th Grade

Cooking Camp

Cooking Camp will explore various regions, nationalities, ethnicities, and styles of cooking. Cooking Camp will not only allow your child to be creative during each session but incorporate math, science, reading, and writing skills in each lesson.

Week of June 17Theme: Eating Through the Rainbow….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Week of June 24Theme: Working With Dough….. PM Session (1 – 3 PM) – for 4th – 6th Grade
Week of July 15Theme: Eating Around the World….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Week of July 22Theme: All About Breakfast….. PM Session (1 – 3 PM) – for 4th – 6th Grade
Week of August 12Theme: Farm-to-Table….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Kindergarten Readiness Camp

Kindergarten Readiness Camp will allow children to focus on the skills that are needed when they enter their kindergarten classrooms in the fall. Each week, activities will be geared towards Math, Science, Literacy, Gross Motor, and social-emotional development.

Our Kindergarten Readiness programming will allow children to explore various activities and provide an environment that is conducive to learning, while continuing to allow children to grow individually.

Week of August 5….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for children entering Kindergarten
Week of August 12Theme: Farm-to-Table….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for children entering Kindergarten

STEAM Camp

STEAM Camp will encompass activities with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Each week, activities will be geared towards the five pillars of STEAM. Our STEAM programming will allow children to explore projects from various angles and provide an environment that is conducive to learning, while continuing to allow children to grow individually.

Week of June 3Theme: Loose Parts ….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Week of June 10Theme: Space/Sensory Week ….. PM Session (1 – 3 PM) – for 4th – 6th Grade
Week of July 1Theme: Lego Week ….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Week of July 8Theme: Natural Disasters/Weather ….. PM Session (1 – 3 PM) – for 4th – 6th Grade
Week of July 29 – Theme: Engineer Week ….. AM Session (9 – 11 AM) – for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Center for Learn & Play

Summer Mini Camps are the perfect fit if you are looking for small camp sizes that provide a safe, structured, and fun environment for your child(ren). Lesson plans focus on building fundamentals and enhancing athletic and gross motor development to gain the skills needed to be lifelong movers. Instructors teach all summer camps using the principles and methods of Applied Behavior Analysis for classroom management and skill development.

Play, Laugh, & Learn Camp

Ages 3 – 5  •  PlaySpace  •  Miss Holly
June 3 – June 6  •  9 – 10 AM
Monday – Friday  •  5 Days
M $100 | NM $130

Camp is designed for the curious minds and boundless energy of children ages 3 – 5! Join Miss Holly for a delightful and joyful exploration in a vibrant and engaging environment to foster a love for learning through laughter and play. Campers will experience hands-on activities and, of course, lots of giggles!

REGISTER HERE!
Ninja Warrior Training Camp

Ages 3 – 5  •  Gym  •  Miss Holly
June 3 – June 7  •  9 – 10 AM
Monday – Friday  •  5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Ages 5 – 9  •  Gym  •  Miss Holly
July 29 – August 2  •  9 – 10 AM
Monday – Friday  •  5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Come join Miss Holly for this action-packed camp! Ninja training includes Ninja’s story time with the famous children’s book series Ninja Life Hacks, highlighting Ninja values and noticing emotions. Camp focuses on strength exercises, physical activity missions and a variety of obstacle courses with daily themes to engage and capture camper’s interest.

The Sleepy Panda Music & Movement Camp

Ages 3 – 4 • PlaySpace • Miss Warkenda
June 3 – June 7 • 1 – 2 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Ages 4 – 6 • PlaySpace • Miss Warkenda
June 10 – June 14 • 1 – 2 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Ages 4 – 7 • PlaySpace • Miss Warkenda
July 22 – August 1 • 1 – 2 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Using the book Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg as a starting point in our story, join us as we toss and turn our bodies into many fun shapes and make enough music to wake a sleepy panda! This camp will use an elemental approach to encourage creativity, bonding, motor skills, music making, and, most importantly, fun! The last day of camp will be a small show for our guests.

Paw Patrol/PJ Mask Adventures Camp

Ages 3 – 6 • Gym • Miss Holly
June 10 – June 14 • 9 – 10 AM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Come join Miss Holly for this action-packed camp that keeps children moving, playing, having fun, and learning! This camp is taught using age-appropriate equipment and props to increase balance, agility, and coordination, while focusing on imagination play. Camp is designed to engage children through stories that come to life with creative themes and meaningful content that allows every child to have an exciting experience.

Areas of focus: Importance of recycling, helping others, staying healthy, playing, communicating with peers, being a part community, and highlighting everyone has a special strength, while practicing gross motor skills and social skills to capture children’s attention. Characters are used to make each mission come to life through music, stories, and missions based on fun and friendly pup rescuers.

REGISTER HERE!
Mario Movement Mysteries Camp

Ages 5 – 9 • Gym • Miss Holly
June 17 – June 21 • 9 – 10 AM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Come join Miss Holly for this action-packed camp that will have campers smiling and laughing as they navigate around the gymnasium to collect coins to trade in for items and activities. Campers will apply problem-solving skills to solve mysteries. Miss Holly is bringing ABA principles and methods to increase movement by using children’s interest in playing Mario video games and pairing it with exercises.

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Magical Music & Movement Camp

Ages 5 – 9 • PlaySpace • Miss Warkenda
June 24 – June 28 • 1 – 2 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Starting with the book The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates, we will explore themes of unity, togetherness, and cooperation as we splash in imaginary puddles and dance in the musical rain. Using an elemental music and movement approach to keep everyone engaged and moving. The last day will consist of a small show for our guests

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Girls' Yoga & Mindfulness Club

Ages 3 – 6 • PlaySpace • Miss Tara
June 24 – June 27 • 9 – 10 AM
Monday – Thursday • 4 Days
M $100 | NM $130

Join Miss Tara, a Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness Youth Instructor, who uses yoga to support girls’ overall health and well-being by providing therapeutic activities each week. This camp will focus on giving girls the necessary tools to reduce stress and increase self-esteem in a safe, encouraging, and positive environment. Each week girls will practice a variety of yoga poses, breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation techniques to build their strength, flexibility, and confidence.

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Pokémon Training Camp

Ages 9 – 12 • Gym • Miss Lexi
June 24 – June 28 • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Join Miss Lexi, a physical education and wellness teacher, as she motivates the group to engage in a variety of games and exercises to increase physical activity and skills in a positive environment. Participants will earn Pokémon cards and have the opportunity to trade their cards with their friends, and we welcome participants to bring their Pokémon cards from home if they would like to show and tell with the group.

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Imagination Dance & Music Camp

Ages 5 – 9 • PlaySpace • Miss Warkenda
July 8 – July 11 • 1 – 2 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Starting with the book Flashlight by Lizi Boyd, we will take an indoor camping trip within our imaginations as we see what we can find and create without using words. Our fun elemental music and movement-based camp will focus on creativity and exploration as we choreograph and make original music to accompany our camping journey. The last day of camp will be a small show for our guests.

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Game Design & Creation Camp

Ages 8 – 12 • PlaySpace • Miss Ashley
July 30 – August 2 • 11 AM – 12:15 PM
Tuesday – Friday • 4 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Join Miss Ashley, Art Therapist, in this exciting, dynamic, and hands-on experience that empowers young minds to unleash their creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. This camp is a captivating journey into the world of designing games for youth innovators.

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Pokémon Movement Mysteries Camp

Ages 5 – 9 • Gym • Miss Holly
August 5 – August 9 • 9 – 10 AM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $162

Come join Miss Holly for this action-packed camp! Camp uses ABA principles and methods to increase movement by using children’s interest in Pokémon and pairing it with exercise. Campers will engage in a variety of activities to gain access to Pokémon cards and have the opportunity to practice social and sharing skills through trading their cards!

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Camp is a great way to meet new friends, stay active, enhance sports skills, and have fun. Camp is designed to focus on being a good sport, giving your best effort, and highlighting personal achievements. During the week, campers will participate in a variety of activities to enhance athletic development, while increasing confidence through storytelling, group games, and partner play. Camps are focused on social interaction and the importance of demonstrating sportsmanship. The last day of camp there will be a ceremony to showcase each camper.

Toddler Tumble Summer Class

Ages 1 – 3 • Gym • Miss Braxtin
June 3 – June 7 • 10:30 – 11:15 AM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $42 | NM $55

Come join Miss Braxtin to begin developing the skills and confidence to explore and play while using age appropriate tumbling equipment. The first half of class is designed for unstructured activities that include tumbling, movement and playtime, while the 2nd half of class is structured activities that include singing songs, parachute play and circle time together as caregiver and toddler.

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Circus Dance Camp

Ages 3 – 5 • Studio 1 • Miss Cheryl
June 10 – June 14 • 1 – 2 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $150

Ages 6 – 9 • Studio 1 • Miss Cheryl
June 10 – June 14 • 2 – 3 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $150

Come join the fun as you dance away to the theme of the circus! Dancers will enjoy learning the fundamentals and art of dance while developing good posture, body movement, rhythm, and proper techniques. Dancers will learn ballet, tap, and jazz during the week of camp. Camp is taught by dance instructor Cheryl Smith, and there will be a performance on the last day of class!

Volleyball Camp

Ages 8 – 12 • Gym • Coach Lauren
June 10 – June 14
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $100 | NM $125

Join coach Lauren in this dynamic and exciting volleyball experience that encourages skill development, teamwork, and a lifelong love for volleyball. This camp is the perfect opportunity for young athletes to learn and develop volleyball fundamentals in a fun and positive environment while improving their volleyball skills, participants will also have a great time socializing and making new friends.

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Basketball Camp

Ages 6 – 9 • Gym • Coach Justin
June 24 – June 28 • 9 – 10 AM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $100 | NM $125

Ages 10 – 12 • Gym • Coach Justin
June 24 – June 28 • 10 – 11 AM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $100 | NM $125

Camp is designed to teach each player the fundamental skills using engaging lesson plans in a rich learning environment. Players will practice offensive and defensive skills through fun activities and games. Players are grouped by skill level and taught by positive and experienced coaches.

Fun in the Sun Dance Camp

Ages 5 – 10 • Studio 1 • Miss Cheryl
July 8 – July 12 • 1 – 2 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $150

Celebrate summer with this Fun in the Sun Dance Camp where we’ll learn dances to beach theme songs from the Teen Beach Movie that include fun jazz moves with a 50s vibe. Lots of fun props will be incorporated into the dances. Dance attire for class is comfortable clothing or leotard and tights with ballet shoes or sneakers. On Friday, there will be a performance for the parents. Camp is taught by dance instructor Cheryl Smith.

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Sports Academy Camp

Ages 4 – 6 • Gym • Miss Braxtin
July 8 – July 12 • 9 – 10 AM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $100 | NM $125

Come join Miss Braxtin in the gymnasium for this action-packed camp where participants will have fun learning the fundamentals of a variety of sports that include basketball, soccer, lacrosse and tumbling while increasing their physical activity and socialization.

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Beginners Tennis Camp

Ages 5 – 7 • Gym • Coach Kay
July 15 – July 19 • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $100 | NM $125

Come join Coach Kay in the gymnasium to learn the game of tennis in a friendly and positive teaching environment. Participants will use age-appropriate tennis rackets, low pressure tennis balls and use a smaller tennis net for optimal success. Participants will develop basic tennis fundamentals while emphasis is placed on improving hand-eye coordination through fun group games and engaging activities to keep everyone moving.

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Wimbledon Week

Ages 7 – 12 • Gym • Coach Kay
July 15 – July 19 • 12 – 1 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $100 | NM $125

Join Coach Kay for a week of fun beginner tennis and games as we use our imagination to travel across the ocean to London for the Wimbledon games. Enjoy British-themed activities, a “grass” court, and play in front of imaginary spectators. Then, conclude the week with our honorary ceremony, where everyone wins!

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Olympic Week Camp

Ages 5 – 7 • Gym • Coach Kay
July 22 – July 26 • 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $100 | NM $125

Ages 7 – 12 • Gym • Coach Kay
July 22 – July 26 • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $100 | NM $125

Join Coach Kay for a week of fun and games as we use our imagination to travel across the ocean to Paris for the Olympic Games. Compete in kid-friendly versions of Olympic-style sports such as track and field, soccer, tennis, basketball, and field hockey. Then, conclude the week with an Olympic-style awards ceremony where everyone wins!

Juke Box Dance Camp

Ages 5 – 10 • Studio 1 • Miss Cheryl
July 29 – August 2 • 1 – 2 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $150

Time travel through the decades to old Juke Box tunes from the 50s – 90s like Jailhouse Rock, The Twist, Mr. Postman, and Take on Me! This camp incorporates dance moves from ballet and jazz and combines them with singing or acting in each song. Dance attire for class is comfortable clothing or leotard and tights with ballet shoes or sneakers. On Friday, there will be a performance of the compilation of songs for the parents. Camp is taught by dance instructor Cheryl Smith.

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Little Laxers Camp

Ages 5 – 8 • Gym • Miss Braxtin
July 29 – August 2 • 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $100 | NM $125

Join Miss Braxtin for this fundamental age-appropriate lacrosse camp specifically designed for young players to be introduced to the game of lacrosse in a fun, safe and friendly environment. This camp will focus on athletic development that includes speed, agility, and coordination while learning proper catching, passing, and cradling techniques. Players will gain exposed to fun games that include relay races, obstacle course, tag, and parachute play.

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Princess Dance Camp

Ages 3 – 5 • Studio 1 • Miss Cheryl
August 5 – August 9 • 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Monday – Friday • 5 Days
M $125 | NM $150

Join the fun as you dance away to the Princess/Prince theme with Disney stories coming alive through etiquette principles. Dancers will enjoy dressing in a costume of choice and applying character traits with the introduction to beginner ballet dance steps. Camp is taught by dance instructor Cheryl Smith. There will be a performance on the last day of class!

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