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General Camp Program
Voted: Best Summer Camp
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Only At The Alper JCC
Only at our Summer Camp will you find an exceptionally qualified staff and high quality programming:
Interim Camp Co-Director Elyse Molk
2013 Camp Dates Are...
1A: June 17-28
1B: July 1-12
No camp Thursday, July 4
2A: July 15-26
2B: July 29 - August 9
You can attend for 2,4,6 or 8-week intervals.
9am to 4pm
Early & Late Care Available
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 Safari, Tsofim and Rishonim which includes challenging, skill building trips with horseback riding, sailing, kayaking and rock climbing.
Overnight trips for Rishonim campers in addition to optional long distance trips.
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.
Air-conditioned gymnasium - 15,000 sq. ft.
Beautiful boating lake with canoeing & remodeled dock
Four indoor racquetball courts
Fully equipped art and ceramic studio
Outdoor Jr. Olympic-size pool
Seven hard surface tennis courts
Six baseball fields
Two fully mirrored dance studios
Building Jewish identity
Hands-on Judaism through art, music, dance and drama
Jewish educator on staff
Ruach-extraordinary spirit led by Israeli counselor
Shlichim, Israeli counselors
Weekly Shabbat programs
Mitzvah program (Good Deeds)
Camp Director Ashley Conant and her talented and
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
Hobby Hour Activities
3-D Multi Media Art Adventures in Art Artistic Accessories Arts and Crafts Baseball Basketball Canoeing and Fishing Cardio Fitness/Nutrition Cardio Fitness Aerobics/ SPINNINGฎ Cardio Vascular Training Cartooning Ceramics or Wheel throwing Cheerleading Chess Computers Digital Video/Photography Drama or Summer Stock Field Games Football Gourmets in the Kitchen Hip Hop/Jazz Jewelry Making Kids Cuisine Magic Martial Arts Nature Painting and Drawing Robotics Rocketry Science Wizardry Soccer Spinning Swim/Pool Games Tennis Water Polo Watercolor Woodworking Young Architects Construction
15 months-3 years
What's Exciting In K'TANIM:
Arts & crafts Cooking Music & rhythm Gymnastics Judaic programs Indoor play Outdoor games Water/splash activities Weekly themes Storytelling Hands-on projects Special events Shows Character visitors
3-4 years old by August 31
What's Exciting In CHAVERIM:
Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program Arts & crafts Art room Physical education Judaic activities Nature Music Creative movement/dance Gymnastics Cooking Special events and costume days Theme days
Children must be toilet trained.
Campers Entering Kindergarten
What's Exciting In KADIMA:
Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program A wide variety of physical education programs Arts & crafts Judaic activities Nature Music Gymnastics Ruach (Jewish Spirit) Drama Cooking Israeli dancing Special events and costume days Two half-day field trips each session Theme days
(and JR. MACCABI SPORTS CAMP)
Campers Entering 1st Grade
What's Exciting In SABRA:
Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program Skill-oriented physical education program Arts & crafts Drama Music Gymnastics Cooking Nature programs Israeli dancing Ruach-Jewish spirit Special events Field trips to locations close to the JCC
Late Night each session Sleepover (optional)
Campers Entering 2nd Grade
What's Exciting In BONIM:
Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program Complete physical education program Expanded Hobby Hour choices Music Drama Arts & crafts Israeli dancing Nature programs/hands-on discovery Fishing Ruach (Jewish spirit) Cooking Late Night each session Sleepover (optional) Field trips to exciting locations
Campers Entering 3rd Grade
What's Exciting In HALUTZIM:
Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program Complete physical education program Music Drama Arts & crafts Fishing Magic Cooking Digital photography Israeli dancing Ruach (Jewish Spirit) Late Night each session Nature programs/hands-on discovery Boating program- canoes and kayaks Sleepover (optional) Field trips to exciting locations
Campers entering 4th-6th Grades
TSOFIM campers, twice a week, travel to interesting South Florida destinations.
What's Exciting In TSOFIM:
Swim program 40 Hobby Hour choices Digital photography Website design Chess Ceramics Canoeing Fishing Israeli dancing Golf Hip hop Jewelry making Sports Robotics Rocketry Water basketball & water volleyball
Campers Entering 7th-9th Grade
RISHONIM campers travel to interesting locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Terrific trips with skill instruction include horseback riding, canoeing, ice skating, bowling and rock climbing.
Each session, there is one sleepover trip to a fantastic destination spot such as Orlando, Tampa or Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach.
What's Exciting In RISHONIM:
Field trips 40 Hobby Hour choices Circuit training/ SPINNINGฎ Football Basketball Golf Website design Multi-media art Jewelry making Digital photography Israeli dancing
Robotics and rocketry
NEW THIS SUMMER! RISHONIM
campers have the option of going on a long-distance trip on Carnival Cruise Lines' ship, "Carnival Imagination. The cruise is a four-night Fun Ship cruise with stops in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. This trip will include all meals, fun shipboard activities - including a teen disco - and all taxes, fees and gratuities. The trip will take place from July 30 - August 3.
Campers Entering 2nd-9th Grades
What's Exciting In SPORTS CAMP:
SPORTS CAMP is an in-depth, state-of-the-art athletic experience designed for boys and girls.
Each week highly-trained athletes from the Miami Heat, the University of Miami Sports Programs or a professional athlete will direct drills, skill building and workshops.
Performing Arts Camp
Campers Entering 3rd-9th Grades
What's Exciting In HABIMAH
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.
In addition to the arts, campers will participate in fitness activities, an instructional water games program and expanded Hobby Hour choices.
Eligibility screening required for first-time campers.
2-week sessions 8:30am-3:30pm
What's Exciting In CAMP TIKVAH
Dynamic opportunities abound at CAMP TIKVAH, an exceptional camping experience for children with special needs. The programs are specifically designed for children between the ages of 5-12 and 13-19 who have cognitive and/or physical disabilities. All activities are developed with the particular needs of the special child in mind. A stimulating environment with hands-on experiences is created for your child. The program is designed to instill confidence, develop social and life skills, increase attention span and improve fine and gross motor abilities. Campers participate in the general camp, on an individual basis, where appropriate.
The JCC offers an inclusion program for high-functioning special needs campers. Throughout the day, campers will have an advocate to guide them and they will be part of a general camp bunk.
You must meet with Johana Sarmiento
Special Needs Director, before registration is accepted.
KINDERLACH TIKVAH Ages 4-6
CHAI TIKVAH Ages 7-12
CLAYTON FEIG TIKVAH Ages 13 and older
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. All LITs are required to participate in a one day training retreat in the spring.
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.
Counselor In Training- CIT
Entering 10th Grade
Madrich CITs assist in camp groups and learn hands on skills as well as knowle3dge 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: work 1st session, 2nd session or all 8 weeks.
Camp Mailing #1
● Reminder of Important Dates
● Kosher Lunch Note
● Lunch Menu - 1st Session
● Lunch Menu - 2nd Session
● SAS-C: Letter for Parents of Participants
● The Children's Trust: Letters to Parents of Participants
Parent Information Night: Thursday, May 23, 7:30pm, in the Youth and Adult Lounge. This Information Night is for parents of already registered campers.
Deadline to Apply for Fee Adjustment: Friday, March 15
Staff Orientation: June 12-14
Parent/Camper Orientation: Sunday, June 16, 9:30am