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Summer Camp


At Summer Camp at the J we introduce your child to new experiences while creating friendships in a fun and safe environment. We strive to build confidence, stretch imaginations and teach new skills. Your camper will get to experience summer-time favorites, like sports, art, swim instruction, weekly field trips, and lots more, led by our highly trained and selectively chosen counselors. We welcome campers from all backgrounds, and emphasize Jewish values, like tzedekah (giving back) and kehillah (community).     

Summer Camp 2018 Dates: June 18 – August 10

Session 1: June 18 - July 13:
1A June 18 - June 29 | 1B July 2 - July 13 

Session 2: July 16 - August 10
2A July 16 - July 27 | 2B July 30 - August 10


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Brochure, Fees, Forms and Contact Information

2018 Summer Camp Complete  Registration Form & Fees

2017 Summer Camp Brochure

No Registration Fees!

For questions or more information about Summer Camp, contact the Camp Office at 305.271.9000 x271 or x270

Camp Overview

Only at our Summer Camp will you find an exceptionally qualified staff and high quality programming:
Led by Camp Director Elyse Molk

Summer Camp 2018 Dates: 
June 18 – August 10

Session 1: June 18 - July 13:
1A June 18 - June 29 | 1B July 2 - July 13 

Session 2: July 16 - August 10 
2A July 16 - July 27 | 2B July 30 - August 10

Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm

Early & Late Care Available at an additional cost
Early Care: 7:30am - 9am
Late Care: 4pm - 6pm


Featured Activities 

  • Swim program with Swim Gym. Children ages 3 and older receive swim lessons in our Jr. Olympic size pool. Swim program includes instruction and age-appropriate water games (Children must be toilet trained).
  • Over 40 hobby hour activities.
  • Adventure Camp for Tsofim and Rishonim which includes challenging skill building trips.
  • Overnight trips for Rishonim campers in addition to optional long distance trips.
  • Specialty Camps including: Sports (Maccabi), Performing Arts (Habimah), NEW! Habimahettes & Robotics Camp 
  • A high level computer program.
  • Late Night Adventures during each session of camp.
  • Team building programs that promote good sportsmanship and cooperation.
  • Specialists: highly trained professionals who instruct in nature & science, visual & performing arts, and sports, which includes baseball, tennis, basketball, soccer football and martial arts.
  • Ruach-extraordinary spirit led by three music directors.
  • An Inclusion Program for high functioning special needs campers. 
  • Special events for all campers.


$99 ALL-INCLUSIVE JCC SUMMER MEMBERSHIP FOR NEW CAMP FAMILIES ($199 FOR RETURNING CAMP FAMILIES)*: While your kids enjoy camp, the entire family can enjoy the JCC’s 23-acre campus, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna and steam room, Jr. Olympic-sized pool, basketball gym, racquetball courts, tennis courts, and free childcare while using the fitness center. All Alper JCC summer camp families must have a Family Annual Membership or join the Alper JCC as a Camp Family Member through Aug. 31, 2018. Call Alper JCC Membership Services at 305.271.9000 x235 for more info. $99 offer is for new campers or those with memberships that have been inactive for 12+ months. Membership fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full at time of registration.


Only at the Alper JCC Facilities

  • 15,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned gymnasium
  • Age-appropriate playgrounds 
  • Computer lab
  • Indoor racquetball courts
  • Fully equipped art and ceramic studio
  • Outdoor Jr. Olympic-size pool
  • Professional theater
  • Seven hard surface tennis courts
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Two dance/fitness studios

Jewish Community

  • Building Jewish identity
  • Hands-on Judaism through art, music, dance and drama
  • Jewish values
  • Ruach - extraordinary spirit led by Israeli counselor
  • Shlichim, Israeli counselors
  • Weekly Shabbat programs
  • Mitzvah program (Good Deeds) 


  • Camp Director Elyse Molk and talented and fun-loving staff
  • Camp units have adult supervisors (Chaverim, Sabra, etc.)
  • Full-time camp nurse
  • High return of staff each year
  • JCC Fitness Center professionals
  • Low camper to counselor ratio
  • Specialists - highly trained professionals instruct nature and science, visual and performing arts, and sports
  • Staff are trained in group dynamics, child development, building self-esteem and peer relationships
  • Staff members have completed Miami-Dade County background checks
  • Aquatics program run by Swim Gym
  • Soccer program run by Super Soccer Stars
  • Robotics Camp run by D.B.P. Robotics

Hobby Hour Activities

• 3-D Multi Media Art • Adventures in Art • Artistic Accessories • Arts and Crafts • Baseball • Basketball • Cardio Fitness/Nutrition • Cardio Fitness • Aerobics/ Indoor Cycling • Cardio Vascular Training • Ceramics or Wheel throwing • Cheerleading • Chess • Computers • Drama or Summer Stock • Field Games • Football • Gourmets in the Kitchen • Hip Hop/Jazz • Jewelry Making • Kids Cuisine • Martial Arts • Nature • Painting and Drawing • Robotics • Rocketry • Science Wizardry • Soccer • Spinning • Swim/Pool Games • Tennis • Water Polo • Watercolor • Woodworking 

NEW! Fully Inclusive Camp

JCC Summer Camp strives to create the most inclusive and supportive environment for children of all abilities. We fully welcome children and teens of all abilities in all camp programs. Children in the program may have accommodations made or receive special assistance from a facilitator if needed.
For more info, contact Elyse Molk at 305.271.9000 x263 or

Peanut and Tree Nut Aware Camp

Campers may bring their own lunches daily, clearly marked with their name. We request that camp families not send any lunch or snacks to camp to camp with nuts in the ingredients. Alper JCC provides non-dairy drinks and snacks. An optional Kosher lunch program is available for purchase. 

General Camp Program

TEENOKIM "Babies" | Infants - 1yr. after 8/31

NITZANIM "Young Ones" | Toddler - 1 yr. before 8/31

K’TANIM "Little Ones" | 2 years old by 8/31

What's Exciting in TEENOKIM, NITZANIM and K’TANIM

Experienced certified teachers lead each TEENOKIM, NITZANIM and K’TANIM camp group. Together they create an environment specifically designed to promote socialization, language development and creativity for our youngest campers

 • Arts & crafts • Cooking • Creative Movement / Dance  • Music & rhythm • Gymnastics • Judaic programs • Indoor play • Outdoor games • Water/splash activities • Weekly themes • Storytelling • Hands-on projects •  Special events • Shows • Character visits


CHAVERIM "Friends" | 3 years old     

YELADIM "Children" | 4 years old

What's Exciting In CHAVERIM & YELADIM:
• Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program led by fully trained Water Safety Instructors in the Jr. Olympic-size pool • Arts & crafts • Art room • Physical education • Judaic activities • Nature • Music • Creative movement/dance • Gymnastics • Cooking • Soccer program run by Super Soccer Stars • Special events and costume days • Weekly themes


KADIMA "Forward" | Entering Kindergarten

SABRA (and JR. MACCABI SPORTS CAMP) "Native Israeli" | Campers Entering 1st Grade

What's Exciting In KADIMA & SABRA:
• Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program led by fully trained Water Safety Instructors in the Jr. Olympic-size pool • Skill-oriented variety of physical education programs including: Kickball, basketball, outdoor games and martial arts • Arts & crafts • Judaic activities • Nature • Music • Gymnastics • Robotics • Soccer program run by Super Soccer Stars • Hobby hour (over 40 choices) • Ruach (Jewish Spirit) • Drama • Cooking • Israeli dancing • Special events and dress up days • Field trips • Optional late night each session (Sabra Only)


BONIM "Builders" | Campers Entering 2nd Grade

HALUTZIM "Pioneers" | Campers Entering 3rd Grade

What's Exciting In BONIM & HALUTZIM:
• Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program led by fully trained Water Safety Instructors in the Jr. Olympic-size pool • Complete skill-oriented physical education program including: Kickball, basketball and outdoor games • Expanded Hobby Hour program (over 40 choices) • Cooking • Music • Drama • Arts & crafts • Computers • Nature programs/hands-on discovery • Fishing • Robotics • Rocketry • Ruach (Jewish spirit)  • Late Night each session • Field trips to exciting locations

Adventure Camps

TSOFIM "Scouts" | Campers entering 4th-5th Grades

TSOFIM campers, twice a week, travel to interesting South Florida destinations.

What's Exciting In TSOFIM:

 • Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program led by fully trained Water Safety Instructors in the Jr. Olympic-size pool • Adventure trips in the tri-county area • Basketball • Football • Hobby Hour program (over 40 choices) • Arts & crafts • Ceramics • Chess • Computers • Jewelry making • Lego/K'nex construction • Multi-media Art • Garage Band Video/Music Production • Robotics • Rocketry • Ruach (Jewish spirit) • Website design 


RISHONIM "First" | Campers Entering 6th-9th Grade

RISHONIM campers travel to interesting locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Terrific trips with skill instruction include canoeing, ice skating, bowling and more.

Each session, there is one overnight trip to a fantastic destination spot such as Orlando, Tampa or Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach. 

What's Exciting In RISHONIM:

 • Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program led by fully trained Water Safety Instructors in the Jr. Olympic-size pool • Adventure trips in the tri-county area • Basketball • Football • Hobby Hour program (over 40 choices) • Arts & crafts • Ceramics • Chess • Computers • Circuit training/ Indoor Cycling • Jewlery making • Lego/K'nex construction • Multi-media art • Garage Band Video/Music Production • Robotics • Rocketry • Ruach (Jewish spirit) • Wesite design 

Specialty Camps


Entering 1st – 5th grades

Session 1a: June 12 - 23  | Session 2a: July 10 - 21 

Campers are engaged through science, engineering, technology, Creativity, imagination and design, learning to prepare for the future. Campers build their own LEGO robots  and then use a computer to program instructions for the robot to accomplish a pre-determined mission. DBP Robotics’ program offers hands-on project-based  learning approach to teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)


HABIMAHETTES | Campers entering 2nd Grade

This new program camp opens the doors of our Habimah Performing Arts Camp to any rising second grader! The Habimahettes program offers an age-appropriate performing arts experience for young or beginning performers. Habimahettes campers will be immersed in our Habimah program, with each session culminating in a not-to-be-missed musical performance! Habimahettes will go on several exciting field trips and participate in many JCC camp special events. Habimahettes will also enjoy other camp activities such as swimming. Habimahette campers must attend a minimum of a 4-week session of camp. Contact Camp Director for special situations.


HABIMAH "Performing Arts Camp" | Campers Entering 3rd-9th Grades

Lights, Camera, Action! HABIMAH campers expand their horizons and artistic potential in dance, drama, art and music. Under the guidance of our highly trained and talented staff, campers are immersed in a high level, 4-week production schedule filled with rehearsals, set designing, and a final musical performance at the end of each session.

What's Exciting In HABIMAH

Habimah campers travel on several field trips throughout the summer and participate in many JCC camp special events, including late nights. In addition to the arts, campers participate in fitness activities, an instructional water games program and an expanded Hobby Hour program including Hip-Hop, cheerleading, skit making, jazz and more.

• Ballet - Lyrical • Drama • Jazz I & II • Make Up Artistry • Musical theater • Painting & Drawing • Set Design • Tap • Swim - instructional and recreational • Garage Band Video/Music Production


MACCABI "Sports Camp" / Campers Entering 2nd-9th Grades

 SPORTS CAMP is an in-depth, state-of-the-art athletic experience designed for boys and girls. Under the guidance of our certified, professional staff, campers participate in a  wide variety of sports using the Alper JCC’s outstanding facilities. Campers are grouped according to age and participate in activities with their bunkmates.

 What's Exciting In SPORTS CAMP:

 • Daily instructional American Red Cross Swim Program led by fully trained Water Safety Instructors in the Jr. Olympic-size pool • Baseball • Basketball • Wiffle Ball • Field trips • Fitness/Cardio-Vascular & Strength Training (6th - 8th grades) • Football • Garage Band Video/Music Production • Hobby Hour  (over 40 choices) • Late night (optional each session) • Martial Arts • Rocketry • Soccer program run by Super Soccer Stars • Indoor Cycling (6th - 8th grades)


HADRACHA "Leader In Training" - LIT | Entering 9th Grade

HADRACHA combines leadership training with a fun camp experience. LITs will work with campers and travel on field trips or participate in leadership and team building programs for 2 days. LITS will participate in mitzvah ("good deed") projects and trips. Additionally, one day will be spent at the JCC working on camp wide special events programming, and spending time with campers. 

An interview process and acceptance is required for admission into the LIT program. 25 Community Service hours will be awarded for each 4-week session. 


MADRICH "Counselor In Training"- CIT | Entering 10th Grade

Madrich CITs assist in camp groups and learn hands on skills as well as knowledge gained in leadership training sessions. A $100 stipend is given and 160 Community Service hours are awarded for each 4-week session. An interview is required for admission into the CIT program. Please contact Lene Saeger, x271, to schedule an interview. CIT staff requirement: 8 weeks preferred. Consideration will be given to 4-week applicants on an availability basis.

Camp Sponsors

2017 Camp Sponsors 

Baptist Health

National Council of Jewish Women

Levi Gardner & Teri Gastelle - In honor of Cade Gardener 

Edward Seeboc 

Bliss Dental

Dr. David E. Font Rodriguez Orthopedic




Your Tax Deductable Contribution will enable deserving children the opportunity to attend camp through the Ed Rosen Camp Scholorship Fund. Sponsorship has its privileges, including your company name appearing on signs during the camp season at the three pick-up and drop-off locations.  You will also be recognized on our website and in Alper JCC Publications. 

For more information on becoming a camp sponsor, contact Ann Horenstein at 305.271.9000 x253

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