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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).
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
|SUMMER CAMP 2017 BROCHURE|
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Brochure, Fees, Forms and Contact Information
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
Only at our Summer Camp will you find an exceptionally qualified staff and high quality programming:
Summer Camp 2018 Dates:
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:
KADIMA "Forward" | Entering Kindergarten
SABRA (and JR. MACCABI SPORTS CAMP) "Native Israeli" | Campers Entering 1st Grade
What's Exciting In KADIMA & SABRA:
BONIM "Builders" | Campers Entering 2nd Grade
HALUTZIM "Pioneers" | Campers Entering 3rd Grade
What's Exciting In BONIM & HALUTZIM:
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
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.
2017 Camp Sponsors
National Council of Jewish Women
Levi Gardner & Teri Gastelle - In honor of Cade Gardener
Dr. David E. Font Rodriguez Orthopedic
BECOME A CAMP SPONSOR
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