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SUMMER 2017 This brochure provides a snapshot of what’s in store at J-Camp 2017. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/summercamp to find complete information about camps including forms, links to online registration and everything else you need to plan a safe summer of fun for your children. Want to get a taste of what your child will experience? Take a moment to view the 2016 Camp Video on our website.

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JCC campers don’t have to imagine it; they experience it. Campers will enjoy groovy water activities, exciting programs, and favorite field trip spots. Whether on the field, in the pool, on the courts or on the stage, everyone’s a star in our camp where we provide a setting that promotes growth and development, confidence, character building, and establishing connections that will last a lifetime.

Important Dates to Remember Tue., March 28: Summer J-Camp Open House – Fun for the entire family! Financial Assistance and Inclusion Applications deadline! Fri., March 31: JCC Member Priority Registration/ Early Bird Discount expires! Mon., April 3: Registration opens to the community! Fri., May 19: ALL camper paperwork is due! (Health Forms, Emergency Cards, etc.)

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Camp Office: 210-302-6859 Website: www.jccsanantonio.org/summercamp Fax: 210-408-2341 • Email: guerrol@jcc-sa.org


After another thorough review by the American Camp Association (ACA), our JCC Summer Camp has maintained ACA Accreditation by meeting over 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality. ACA accreditation is the gold standard for camps, and we are thrilled to continue to be part of the select group that perform to the highest standards in the field! The JCC Summer Camp program is one of only four camps in San Antonio to hold this accreditation.

Welcome to J-Camp! I’m Lisa Guerrero, J-Camp Director for the past 11 years. If you are new to the program, we’d like to welcome you and thank you for choosing the JCC as your Summer Camp destination! Those who are returning, we’re so glad you’re back and can’t wait to catch up with you and create new memories. We have been preparing all year to make this the best summer ever. Our Administrative staff and team of excellent counselors are dedicated to making this happen. Parents, you should know that my door is always open to answer your questions and listen to concerns, ideas, and compliments (we love those)! Or feel free to contact me at guerrol@jcc-sa.org or 210-302-6959.

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Peace and Love, Lisa JCC Director of Youth & Camping

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The J-Camp Admin. Staff is ready for a groovy summer! Rodney Munoz, Devin Billstein, Rachel Rustin, Betsy Cowan, Randy Holland, Tracy Schuleman, Malison DeLeon, Lisa Guerrero, and Dylan Ashworth

us at Summer J-Camp Open House q Join Tuesday, q March 28| 3-6:30pm Parents can meet camp staff, ask questions, and make all their summer camp plans, while the kids enjoy inflatables, fun activities, and seeing old friends. JCC Members continue to receive the Early Bird Discount and priority registration; however, those who are not yet JCC Members can take advantage of our One-Day only Membership Special on March 28. Online registration provides you with the greatest savings of the summer! Ask us how or register on one of our tablets at the Open House!


J-Camp Philosophy:

JCC camp features a child-centered program focusing on the individual needs of each camper and the collective interests of each camp group. Our goal is to help each camper develop new skills and a greater appreciation of his or her capabilities. We provide a community setting where children develop confidence, build character, and meet new friends.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: Camps listed in this document are for children entering grades K-10. The JCC’s Early Childhood Program offers full-time and part-time programming for children six weeks to five years of age. Call 210-302-6846 or visit www.jccsanantonio.org/ ECD for more information. PARENT MANUAL: The summer camp Parent Manual is available at www.jccsanantonio. org/summercamp or in the Youth and Camping Office. It contains important camp information including policies, procedures, kosher-style lunch suggestions, clothing requirements, and program specifics from what to bring to swimming, to health concerns, and more, the Parent Manual has the answer to all your questions! MEMBER PRIORITY REGISTRATION: JCC Members must be in good standing and the child must be a member of the JCC in order to register for camp at a member rate and to receive priority registration through March. In order to ensure enrollment for your camper(s) and receive Early Bird Discounts, JCC Members are strongly encouraged to register before March 31, 2017. Applications received after March 31 will be accepted on a space-available basis and will not be eligible for the discount. Space in select camps is limited. Many camps fill to capacity; however, some camps may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Registrations will be accepted as long as there are no outstanding balances on your current or past JCC account. All camp payments will first be applied to any outstanding balances prior to applying payments to camp including membership dues. MEMBER EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: JCC Members receive the greatest savings when registering online and paying in full before March 31, 2017. A smaller discount is available to those who choose to register on paper and/or via installments as long as a completed registration form and deposit is submitted before March 31, 2017. $75 of each camper’s fees are non-refundable. Registrations received after March 31 will be charged

at the regular Member Rate listed for each camp. See next page regarding important information on Drops & Changes. NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: Camp enrollment opens to the community April 3. Payment in full is required at time of registration for Non-Members. $75 of each camper’s fees are non-refundable. HOW TO REGISTER: Register for summer camp programs online at www.jccsanantonio.org/summercamp or register using the paper form in person, by mail, or fax at 210-408-2341. The registration form must be completed in full and returned with appropriate deposit or paid in full. Please print all information neatly and fully complete all blanks. If you have questions, contact the Youth and Camping Office at 210-302-6859. Our online registration system not only provides you with the most money-saving option, but now most information is pre-populated, making the process much more user friendly. REGISTRATION & FEES: $75 of each camper’s fees is non-refundable. • Online registration: Those who register online receive the best rates! All transactions online must be paid in full at the time of registration. • Paper registration: Members who register via the paper registration form have the option of paying for camp through installments of three (3) equal payments due May 1, June 1, and July 1. Installments must be paid via credit card or EFT only (cash/checks not accepted for installment payments). The installment option is exclusive to JCC Members. The $75/child deposit and $30 registration fee are due at time of registration.


• Non-Members: Payment must be made in full at the time of registration for paper and online registrations. MEDICAL FORMS: The American Camp Association and the state of Texas require that all campers must have an up-to-date medical form on file before attending any camp. J-Camp requires these forms to be turned in by May 19, 2017. You may download a medical form from www.jccsanantonio.org/summercamp or pick one up in the Youth and Camping Office. Campers will not be permitted to participate until the form is completed, signed, and turned into the Youth and Camping office. DROPS & CHANGES: A fee of $40 per camper will be charged for camp registrations that are changed and/or dropped following initial registration. Drop/Change forms are available online or from the Camp Office. To drop or change a camp, parents must complete, sign, and hand-deliver, mail, or fax the Drop/Change form to the Camp Office. Verbal requests in person or over the phone will not be accepted. Important Note for Members: If transferring to an alternate camp after March 31, the rate paid for the original camp will be credited and the regular member rate will be charged for the alternate camp in addition to a $40 change fee. Any camps added after Mar. 31 will also be charged at the regular member rate. REFUND POLICY: $75 per camper’s fee is non-refundable. If cancellation is given: • Before May 19 for all camps weeks 1-6 or before June 16 for all camps weeks 7-12, the refund will be camp tuition minus the $75/ child non-refundable fee and the $40 drop fee. • Refunds will only be given when notice of cancellation is provided in writing, using the above schedule. • After the above dates, there will be no refunds. LATE REGISTRATION: A fee of $40 will be added to registrations received within one business day prior to camp start date.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited financial assistance is available for JCC Member families who qualify. Members are responsible for initiating the process, requesting, and completing the appropriate application. Requests are confidential and must be substantiated by approved documentation and a confidential interview. Applications must be submitted no later than March 28 and must be accompanied by a completed camp registration form and most recent tax return. For more details, contact Lauren Ross at 210-302-6865. Funds will be distributed based on availability, need, and on a firstcome, first-served basis. SPECIAL NEEDS INCLUSION PROGRAM: Our Inclusion Program is designed to include children with special needs into our summer day-camp setting. Our program attempts to include as many campers with special needs as we can; however, spaces are limited and families must apply. Applications must be submitted no later than March 28 and must be accompanied by a camp registration

form. For more information or to request an application, contact Betsy Cowan at 210-302-6824 or cowanb@jcc-sa.org.

CAMP HOURS: Full-day camps run from 9am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. See below for extended care hours. PICK-UP & DROP-OFF: To ensure a safe and secure camp setting, parents or a parent designee (adults over 16 only) of campers in grades K-4 are required to walk kids in and out of the facility and must sign in/out their children each day. J-Camp will transfer your child to their after-camp enrichment classes on the Campus and bring them back to their late stay program saving your family valuable time. Look for enrichment classes in the JCC website and monthly Center Peace newsletter. EXTENDED CARE SERVICES K-4: Campers entering grades K-4 who arrive before 9am or stay past 3:30pm are required to enroll in Early Stay (7am-9am) and/or Late Stay (3:30-6pm) for an additional fee.


EXTENDED CARE GRADES 5-10: JCC Member campers entering grades 5-10 who arrive between 7:30 and 9am or stay after 3:30pm (up to 6pm) are welcome to utilize the JCC Youth Lounge at no additional charge. For non-member Youth Lounge rates, please call the Youth and Camping Office. In order to maintain this privilege, campers are required to sign and comply with the Youth Lounge Code of Conduct Contract and sign themselves in and out both in the mornings and afternoons. FOOD: Each camper must bring a kosher-style lunch every day – see the Parent Manual for kosher-style lunch suggestions. Lunches are kept in a cool, dry location but are NOT refrigerated. Kosher snacks are provided by the JCC. Campers are not permitted to purchase food from vending machines during the camp day. Parents are encouraged to send additional snacks for their child. CAMP WITH FRIENDS: Part of the fun of summer camp is making new friends; however, if your child has a friend they would like to be placed with in camp, please note the friend’s name on the registration form. Where space and age requirements permit, we will do our best to accommodate mutual requests. CAMP T-SHIRTS: All campers will receive a commemorative camp T-shirt. Please indicate their size on the registration form.

All Camp Family Night Showcase Extravaganzas Join us each session for CAMP FAMILY NIGHT featuring unique presentations from each of our camps along with the J-Camp Slideshow! Session 1: Thurs., July 6 Session 2: Thurs., Aug. 3

6pm | Holzman Auditorium

Parents, come prepared to dance and sing along. Be sure to bring the cameras!

Host an Israeli Shaliach Shlichim are college-aged Israeli youth who enhance our summer camp program by building a bridge between American youth and Israeli culture. These talented young adults go through an intensive screening and training process in Israel in preparation for spending the summer working at camps in the U.S. Families are needed to host the two Shlichim who will be coming this summer. Hosts are asked to accommodate one or both individuals for two or three weeks, providing them with a welcoming family and friendly environment. It is an incredible opportunity for families, especially those with children in our camp. Besides being a wonderful experience, your family can receive a camp discount for hosting the Shlichim. Think of it as bringing Israel to your family! If you are interested in being a host family, please call the Youth and Camping Office at 210-302-6859.

JCC Membership

JCC membership is not required to enroll kids into our summer camp programs. However, non-member rates will apply. Being a JCC Member allows you to register early and save money with the Early Bird Discount while enjoying all the benefits of membership, including access to our fitness, aquatics, and tennis facilities, along with discounts on select programs, all year long! Call Aliyah Kuchinsky, Director of Member Engagement, at 210-302-6827 for information, or come by for a tour. Category Monthly Dues Registration Fee Family Plus $109 $75 Family $87 $75 Rates are valid thru May 31, 2017

Member Get a Member If you are a JCC Member and you refer someone who joins the JCC, we’ll give you $50 cash. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/mgm to learn more. Or just tell your referral to let us know YOU referred them!


Pre-Camps • One 1-Week Session • June 5-9

JCC Members: Early Bird: $185 | After Mar. 31: $200 Community (registration opens Apr. 3): $255 Early Stay: $30 | Late Stay: $40 (Camps with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled/a different option may be selected.)

The JCC is offering Daytripper programs on May 30 and June 1-2. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/daytrippers for information and rates. (Note: J-Camp will be closed May 29 and 31.)

Jump Start to Fun (Entering grades K-1)

A special camp designed for children who are moving up from pre-k and kindergarten. Children will enjoy arts, games, sports, water play, and much more! They will learn about J-Camp and what to expect over the course of the summer in a friendly and developmentally appropriate manner. A JCC early childhood professional will be involved in this camp to help make it an easy transition.

Theater 101 (Entering grades 2-8) {Repeated in Post Camp}

This camp is designed to give students of all ages and levels a chance to explore the theatrical arts. Campers will participate in theatre and movement games, creative dramatics, scene and monologue performance, musical theatre performance, play reading, design projects, and much more!  We will concentrate on teaching stage fundamentals as well as building confidence, creativity, and appreciation for the performing arts.  Swimming is included in this artistic camp.

Sports Palooza (Entering grades 2-8)

Participate in a variety of sports this week trying out games from around the world as well as our favorites: soccer, basketball, and much more. This camp is perfect for children looking for a fully active day. Swimming and other exciting activities will add to the fun, kicking off the summer with a ball.

H2Oasis Swim Camp (Entering grades 2-6; must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 meters) without assistance)

Campers will spend the mornings learning the basic techniques of the following strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke, and butterfly. After lunch, we’ll jump back into the pool for games, relay races, and more, including the annual run/swim duathlon. This camp will be led by the JCC Aquatics Staff. Campers need to bring a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, flip flops, tennis shoes, socks and swim shirts every day.

Tennis Pre-Camp (Entering grades 2-8)

Jump into summer swinging a racquet and making Aces! This one-week camp includes instruction, drills, games and matches. Bring your swimsuit and towel for some much needed cool-off time in the pool each day.

Middle/High school opportunities are available for tennis players. Call the tennis department at 210-302-6833 for information regarding the Elite group.

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q TRADITIONAL CAMPS • Two 4-week Sessions q Session 1: June 12-July 7

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Session 2: July 10-Aug. 4

Per Session Rates: Chaverim, Shalom, Yeladim JCC Members: Early Bird: $600 | After Mar. 31: $665 • Community (registration opens Apr. 3): $740 Per Session Rates: Sayarim, Chanichim, Performing Arts JCC Members: Early Bird: $620 | After Mar. 31: $685 • Community (registration opens Apr. 3): $760 Early Stay: $120 | Late Stay: $160 per session Traditional camps offer the best overall experience for campers with varying interests. (Camps with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled/a different option may be selected.)

Camp Chaverim

Camp Sayarim

Your first-time camper will make new friends while experiencing the best of JCC summer camp. Campers will enjoy the Arts & Crafts, Drama & Music, Israeli Culture, Sports, and Nature/Science specialists. Campers will participate in team building & small group activities, free swim, all-camp activities, and special Friday programing. Highlights of the week are Wacky Wednesdays and Kabbalat Shabbat. Instructional swim and a special guest visitor each session are included!

Sayarim Campers will go on two field trips each week to amusement and water parks, nature areas, and other attractions. They will have a sleepover at the JCC each session and enjoy Arts & Crafts, Drama & Music, Israeli Culture, Sports, and Nature/Science specialists. Campers also participate in team building activities, free swim, all-camp activities, and special Friday programing. The highlights of each week include Wacky Wednesdays and Kabbalat Shabbat.

(Entering Kindergarten) (ha-va-reem; means friends) Offered both sessions

(Entering grades 3-4) (sy-ah-reem; means to tour or visit) Offered both sessions

Camp Shalom (Entering grade 1)

Camp Chanichim

Shalom campers learn something new each day and wake up each morning excited for more. They will enjoy Arts & Crafts, Drama & Music, Israeli Culture, Sports, and Nature/ Science specialists. Campers participate in team building & small group activities, free swim, and special Friday programing. The highlights of the week are Wacky Wednesdays and Kabbalat Shabbat. Shalom campers will also enjoy instructional swim and one field trip each session!

Camp Chanichim is a travel camp with true camping experiences. Each session will feature two overnights: one at the JCC and one to a nearby state park for three days/ two nights. Well-trained camp staff ensure a safe and fun experience while on trips and overnights. On non-camping weeks, campers will participate in specialist programs and spend two days each week on field trips.

(sha-lom; means peace) Offered both sessions

(Entering grades 5-6) (ha-na-heem; means campers) Offered both sessions

Performing Arts Camp

Camp Yeladim

(Entering grades 3-8) Offered Session 1 Only!

For campers who are ready for new and exciting experiences. Campers will enjoy Arts & Crafts, Drama & Music, Israeli Culture, Sports, and Nature/Science specialists. They will participate in team building activities, free swim, all-camp activities, and special Friday programing. The highlights of the week are Wacky Wednesday dress-up days and Kabbalat Shabbat every Friday. Yeladim campers will also enjoy instructional swim and three field trips each session!

*A New Children’s Musical Book, Music and Lyrics by Denver Casado and Betina Hershey. Presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press (www.bbbpress.com)

(Entering grade 2) (yell-ah-deem; means children) Offered both sessions

This summer’s show is *THE MOST EPIC BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER. Be a part of a J-Camp tradition producing a hit show for family and friends, as well as participating in traditional camp and specialist activities. Campers will learn acting skills, set building, costuming, movement, and vocal techniques which will enhance future performing arts experiences.


EXPLORATION/DISCOVERY ACADEMIES • EIGHT 1-week Sessions June 12-Aug. 4 (No camp July 4)

Weekly Rates: JCC Members: Early Bird: $185 | After Mar. 31: $200 • Community (registration opens Apr. 3): $255 Early Stay: $30 | Late Stay: $40 (Academies with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled/a different option may be selected.)

Academies are great for families with busy summer schedules providing flexibility and the opportunity to personalize your child’s summer experience.

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Exploration Academies (Entering grades 1-2) Discovery Academies (Entering grades 3-5)

These camps are designed to introduce new ideas, reinforce skills, and provide new experiences and overall enrichment opportunities. Each week we offer different themes and programs with the opportunity to work with local professionals and/or certified teachers in a variety of fields. Campers will discover their own distinctive abilities and build new strengths in a supportive environment while concentrating on their specific academy for most of the day. Free swim is offered on varied days of the week. Campers will also participate in select All-Camp activities, such as Wacky Wednesday, Kabbalat Shabbat, and camp specialist times. Projects may differ between age groups. Week 1

See Pre-Camps

See www.jccsanantonio.org/summercamp for complete descriptions

Week 2

June 12-16

Lego® Experts by Fast-Forward Kids

Physical science and math skills culminate in one cool project.

Week 3

June 19-23

Survivor Boot Camp by Fast-Forward Kids

Explore the 4 basic survival needs. Survival games keep the learning light and fun.

Week 4

June 26-30

Delightful Desserts

Learn how to create delicious and healthy desserts. Take-home recipe book included.

Week 5

July 3-7 (closed July 4)

Mad Scientist

Enter the science lab and participate in safe, fun projects and activities.

Week 6

July 10-14

Grades 1-2: Explore Play-Doh Play-Doh & Hot Wheels Science/Fashion Designer science & learn about friction/ force. Grades 3-5: Fashion design! by Fast-Forward Kids

Week 7

July 17-21

Comic Creations

Explore the world of comics and cartoons with storyboards, character crafting, and more.

Week 8 July 24-28

Ocean Commotion

Campers will explore the ocean through math, science, literature, and art.

Week 9

Meet the Masters

Explore painting, drawing, sculpting and more through famous works of art.

July 30-Aug. 4

Weeks 10-12 See Post-Camps


spORTS/TENNIS ACADEMIES • EIGHT 1-week Sessions June 12-Aug. 4 (No camp July 4)

Weekly Rates: JCC Members: Early Bird: $185 | After Mar. 31: $200 • Community (registration opens Apr. 3): $255 Early Stay: $30 | Late Stay: $40 (Academies with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled/a different option may be selected.)

JV and Varsity Sports Academies (Entering grades 2-8):

Sports intensive camps are perfect for active and athletic children. Campers will focus on a different sport each week, providing an individualized summer camp experience that meets his/her interests. Led by JCC coaches and fitness staff, campers will spend each day building skills and taking part in competition. Campers will enjoy free swim, opening ceremonies, and Kabbalat Shabbat each week. Groups will be divided by grades and skill level. (Entering grades 2-8):

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*Tennis Academy

Campers will learn the basics and enhance skills in this friendly yet competitive tennis camp. Skills, drills, and lots of instruction are part of the daily fun. Join our award-winning staff as they guide you in advancing your game to the next level developing skills that make the difference in winning matches. Campers will also enjoy free swim, opening ceremonies, and Kabbalat Shabbat each week. JV Sports Varsity Sports Tennis Academy (Entering grades 2-8) (Entering grades 2-4) (Entering grades 5-8)

Week 1

See Pre-Camps

Week 2

June 12-16

Tennis

Basketball

Basketball

Week 3

June 19-23

Tennis

Soccer

Soccer

Week 4

June 26-30

Tennis

Indoor Sports

Indoor Sports

Week 5

July 3-7 (closed July 4)

Tennis

Field Sports

Field Sports

Week 6

July 10-14

Tennis

Basketball

Basketball

Week 7

July 17-21

Tennis

Soccer

Soccer

Week 8 July 24-28

Tennis

Indoor Sports

Indoor Sports

Week 9

Tennis

Field Sports

Field Sports

July 30-Aug. 4

Weeks 10-12 See Post-Camps

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*Middle/High school opportunities are available for tennis players. Call the tennis department at 210-302-6833 for information regarding the Elite group.

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TEEN CAMPS (No camp July 4)

(Camps with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled/ a different option may be selected.)

Navigator in-town camp gives busy teens the flexibility to choose the weeks they would like to attend. Each week will engage teens in fun outings to various local venues and attractions for new exciting adventures. Navigators will also spend time at the pool, gym, and select JCC facilities in addition to over-night programming and community service projects.

Navigator Out-of-Town Travel Camps (Entering grades 7-9)

Two 1-week Sessions Weekly Rates: JCC Members: Early Bird: $300 After Mar. 31: $350 Community (registration opens Apr. 3): $400

June 26-30 Navigating Through Austin* Navigators will head to Austin where we’ll stay at the Austin JCC and explore a variety of water areas, museums, and other exciting sites. Monday will be spent getting ready for the trip and the rest of the week will be out of town. Fee includes all meals, lodging, activities, chaperones, and transportation. July 24-28 Navigating Through Dallas* Navigators will head to Dallas where we’ll stay at the Dallas JCC and explore several local parks, museums, and other exciting sites. Monday will be spent getting ready for the trip and the rest of the week will be out of town. Fee includes all meals, lodging, activities, chaperones, and transportation. *Travel destinations are subject to change.

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(Entering grades 9-10)

CIT-Counselor in Training

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(Entering grades 7-9) Eight-1-week sessions: June 12-August 4 Weekly Rates: JCC Members: Early Bird: $185 After Mar. 31: $200 Community (registration opens Apr. 3): $255

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Navigators In-Town Camps

(ma-dri-heem; to lead) Four 2-week sessions: Sess. 1: June 12-June 23 Sess. 2: June 26-July 7 Sess. 3: July 10-July 21 Sess.4: July 24-August 4 Session Rates: JCC Members: Early Bird: $120 After Mar. 31: $140 Community (registration opens Apr. 3): $240

CITs will work closely with counselors and specialists to assist with camp groups and learn what it takes to be a high-quality camp staff member. CITs will build leadership skills, including tools for working with children. The CIT leadership program is a two-week commitment. Choose one, two, three, or all four sessions. To become a CIT, complete an application, available at the JCC Youth & Camping Office, online, or by contacting Devin Billstein at 210-302-6869. Interviews will be scheduled March-May. Space is limited and placement is not guaranteed. Fee includes: leadership training, a trip to Fiesta Texas, a camp T-shirt, and a small stipend per session for perfect attendance and consistent high-quality performance. Preference for Junior Counselor positions in future J-camps is given to those who successfully complete the CIT program.

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POST-Camps • Three 1-Week Sessions • Aug. 7-25

JCC Members: Early Bird: $185 | After Mar. 31: $200 Community (registration opens Apr. 3): $255 Early Stay: $30 | Late Stay: $40 (Camps with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled/a different option may be selected.)

Week 10 • August 7-11

Lego® Fanatics! (Entering grades K-2)

Your imagination and creativity will lead the way! Ignite your imagination as we explore and create things that really are out of this world! Themed games, challenges, and creative building stations add to the fun. Children will also enjoy arts, games, sports, swimming, and much more!

Theater 101 (Entering grades 2-8)

{Repeat of Pre-Camp} Campers will participate in theater and movement games, creative dramatics, scene and monologue performance, musical theater performance, play reading, design projects, and much more! We will concentrate on teaching stage fundamentals as well as building confidence, creativity, and appreciation for the performing art. Swimming is also included in this artistic camp.

Kickin’ It Soccer Style (Entering grades 2-8)

Receive soccer instruction, build skills, and participate in indoor/outdoor soccer competition. Campers will be divided by age and experience. This creative, player development soccer program is brought to you by Coach Randy! Don’t miss the chance to be part of a camp that is jampacked with fun and games, free swim, and lots of time with your buddies.

Tennis Time One (Entering grades 2-8)

Wrap up your summer with Tennis Time. Campers will build skills and compete in tennis matches and games. Swimming and other fun activities will help cap off the summer with an ace. This camp is grouped by age and ability.

Week 11 • August 14-18

Wild Side (Entering grades K-2)

Children will love exploring the wild side of nature. Games, arts, swimming, and sports will be geared around animals. Arts, crafts, games, and water activities are all part of the fun. Children will participate in cooking activities, cool scavenger hunts, and take a nature hike.

Kool Karate

(Entering grades 1-6)

Campers will enjoy learning from the professionals at Victory Martial Arts. This camp will encourage personal growth, promote good behavior, teach responsibility, and awaken the champion in your child. Campers and staff will leave the JCC at 9:15am and return in the afternoon for swimming and fun.

Pop Star Dance (Entering grades 2-8)

Come learn today’s hottest dance moves while boogying down to the latest hits! This camp will be led by a local dance teacher and will include arts, swimming, and more.

Tennis Time Two (Entering grades 2-8)

Campers will build skills and compete in tennis matches, enjoy swimming, and other games on and off the court. Go back to school fit and ready to play.

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Week 12 • August 21-25

(See previous page for rates)

Last Blast

(Entering grades K-1)

Games, arts, free swim, sports, and all other “summer” activities will be part of the fun. Campers will also prepare for their new school year.

Summer Fun (Entering grades 2-6)

A special end-of-summer camp to get the most out of these last few days of summer! Campers will enjoy arts, games, sports, and much more! Swimming and water games will be part of the fun.

Boerne Gymnastics Super Fun Camp! (Entering grades 1-6)

This camp will give boys and girls a week to try out all the different fun activities at Boerne Gymnastics Center: tumbling and gymnastics events; including balance beams, trampolines, and high bars. They will try acrobatics and a variety of circus acts, from trapeze to juggling, topping off the camp with indoor climbing. Campers will be grouped by age and ability. Campers and staff will depart the JCC at 9:15am and return at 3pm each day. *Additional $15 fee for this camp; limited spaces are available!

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TOP 10 REASONS J-CAMP IS THE PLACE TO BE. 1. J-Camp is fun, which for kids, is what summer’s all about! 2. Parents can customize plans with J-Camp’s flexible 1-and 4-week options! 3. Kids enjoy a full day of activity, engagement and discovery opportunities! 4. Early & Late Stay options are life-savers for families needing extended care! 5. Our highly qualified staff are trained in group dynamics, health and safety, creative programming, first aid, and much more. 6. J-Camp staff enjoy working with children (many have been J-Campers themselves).

8. J-Camp is a confidence booster, offering lots of experiences for kids with varying interests! 9. You want the best! J-Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association meeting over 300 standards of high quality programming. 10. J-Campers spend time with varied specialists in Arts, Nature, Sports, Judaics, Israeli Culture & more! 11. J-Camp receives high praise from parents who rave about their child’s experience, our staff, and the overall welcoming atmosphere. 12. Wacky Wednesday! Need we say more?

7. J-Campers enjoy our fantastic pool while learning and improving their swimming abilities!

SUMMER 2017


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