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SUMMER DISCOVERY Welcome to Portland Jewish Academy! Thanks for sharing your summer with us! Our programs are designed with an age group in mind. Leapfrog Stepping Stone Soaring (4+5 yrs. old by June 1) Leapfrog engages young learners in an exploration of math, science and literacy activities that are hands-on and inquiry-based. These classes will nurture your child’s curiosity, allow their imaginations to flourish and foster a love for learning. Age Group

Leapfrog (4+5 yrs.)

(entering grades 1-3) Stepping Stone inspires kids to explore new and exciting topics that incorporate inquiry-based activities, global themes and project-based work. Students will form friendships with other learners that share their passion for the same topic.

July 5-8

July 11-15

July 18-22

July 25-29

Edible Art Creations

Native American Culture

Take Charge of the Zoo

5 Senses: Explore Nature

Kid Concoctions

Reach for the Stars

Think Heat

Folk Songs and Stories

The Magic School Bus

Mathmagic

Physics I: The Young Scientist

Edible Sensory Creations

Build It! with LEGO®

Stepping Stone (grades 1-3)

Soaring

(grades 4-6)

(entering grades 4-6) Soaring challenges learners to broaden their thinking through in-depth study of exciting topics offered by our talented instructors. Classes will be taught with inquiry in mind, allowing students to express themselves creatively.

Detective on Call

Science of the Playground Dogs with Jobs

Blueprints and Buildings

Comic Book Writing

Creative Engineering

Creative Engineering 2

Herbology 101

Recycled Paper Art

Animal Behavior 101

Sand and Sea

Mathmagic

Mysteries of Science

Outdoor Story Theater

Garden to Table

Engineering Fundamen-

Spanish in Action

Stone Soup/Button Borsht!

Book-Making/ Story Creation

Kid Concoctions

Creature Creation tals LEGO® (ages 7-12)

Grooving with the Greeks

Que Bueno! Cooking

Folk Art Revealed

To Be or Not To Be Organic

Physics II: Simple Machines

Knights, Dragons and Ladies Fair

Spanish in Action

Be a Shutterbug

Fiber Arts

Taste of China

Comic Books with Pub. Author!

General Information

• Program Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm • All students must be the designated age for the course and potty trained by start of class. • PJA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies or any other programs.

Lunch and Snack

• Bring a vegetarian snack (meat and shellfish free) and a water bottle. • Students heading to MJCC Camp, should bring a dairy or vegetarian lunch.

Start Your Day Early or Extend Your Day

PJA Pre Care: 8:00 am - 9:00 am ($20/$25 per week) Extend Your Day: Continue on to MJCC Day Camp. PJA will escort students to the MJCC at noon. See pages 2-14. (PJA/MJCC Combo Day = PJA rate + 50% of MJCC full day rate)

Payment/Refund Policy

Every effort will be made to offer listed courses and instructors. If a course must be canceled, PJA will make every effort to direct your child to another class or offer a full refund. There are no refunds after May 1 except for course cancellation. In the unusual case where refunds are appropriate PJA will charge a $25 processing fee.

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Leapfrog (4+5 yrs. old)

Register at www.pjaproud.org 5 Senses: Explore Nature

Reach for the Stars

How do deer sense danger? How do rabbits find food? Learn the answers to these questions through games, art and science. Discover the world around us! Instructor: Ashlea Barde. Cost: $180

Explore the stars and planets by creating art projects, singing songs, and conducting experiments. Activities will incorporate science, math, literacy and more. To infinity and beyond! Instructor: Ellen Kipnis. Cost: $190

Edible Art Creations

Take Charge of the Zoo

Make creations with food as your medium. Design a house and create animals all while learning how to use different shapes, measure and mix! Instructor: Ashlea Barde. Cost: $190

Build It! with LEGO®

Each class we will choose a different theme including: Airport, Carnival, Castle, Forest and more! Develop a science mind and gain confidence in building. Learn to use gears, levers and structures. Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies. Cost: $175

Detective on Call

Follow clues, note evidence and study your surroundings. Have fun designing disguises, solving riddles and learning about the great detectives of all time! Instructor: Megan Edmunson. Cost: $185

Edible Sensory Creations

Do you love food and the feel of kneading dough in your hands? Then make creations with food as your medium. Learn to measure, mix and have a feely good time! Instructor: Ashlea Barde Cost: $190

Folk Songs and Stories

Explore different cultures through songs and stories. Then, create your own! Find out how music is passed down through generations and how it brings people together and culture to life. Instructor: Megan Edmunson. Cost: $180

Make important decisions about animals and their care. Research animals through books, art and songs. Design animal habitats and name your zoo. Instructor: Ellen Kipnis. Cost: $190

Kid Concoctions

This is the ultimate class of wacky, wild and crazy concoctions. Use your senses to create Magic Muck, Tornado in a bottle, Jewel and Gem Goop and much more. Get set for slimy-goopy fun! Instructor: Ellen Kipnis. Cost: $190

Mathmagic

Grab your hat and wand! Explore the magic of numbers. You will play games, create art sing songs, solve puzzles and test your cooking skills all while learning math! Instructor: Jobee McCann Cost: $185

Native American Culture

Explore traditional Native American culture! Play games, explore Native American art, storytelling and food. Instructor: Ashlea Barde. Cost: $185

Physics I: The Young Scientist

Young Scientists gear up, pulley yourself together to inclines like you’ve lever seen before! This is a discovery class without boundaries…yes it’s ok to be loud when you’ve figured out something fascinating! Instructor: Matt Voedisch. Cost: $190

The Magic School Bus

Join Ms. Fizzle and her class on some wild adventures in the Magic School Bus! Every day will be a new book and a new adventure that will lead us through amazing science exploration! Instructor: Megan Edmunson. Cost: $185

Think Heat

Heat up the summer with solar power! Learn about sun dials, solar ovens and shadows. Cook, create art and tell time all with the power of the sun! Instructor: Megan Edmunson. Cost: $180

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Stepping Stone (Grades 1, 2, 3)

Register at www.pjaproud.org Creative Engineering

Engage in basic engineering and creative problem solving activities based on Simple Machines. With daily challenges and a variety of materials, you will experiment with hands-on construction activities. Instructor: Paige Hasson. Cost: $195

Creative Engineering 2

Didn’t take part 1? That’s ok! Come engage in basic engineering based on Simple Machines: pulleys, wedges and levers. Instructor: Paige Hasson. Cost: $195

Dogs with Jobs

Discover what kinds of jobs dogs can have and why they are so good at what they do. Working dogs will visit the class every day. On the last day, we will visit guide Dogs for the Blind! Instructor: Tara Cozad. Cost: $195

Garden to Table Animal Behavior 101 (grades 1-5) Learn what it takes to be an animal trainer! Certified pet dog trainer (CPDT-KA), Matt Voedisch will change the way you think about animals. Take a trip to the Oregon Zoo and learn more! Instructor: Matt Voedisch. Cost: $200

Blueprints and Buildings

Explore perspective and scale, by drafting your own blueprints and designing your own buildings and structures. With blocks and other construction materials, create models of your buildings. Instructor: Tara Cozad. Cost: $185

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Book-Making & Story Creation

Pop-up books, graphic novels, picture books. Learn a different style of book each day! Create a new book every day or spend multiple days perfecting one book. Instructor: Susanna Perrin. Cost: $190

Comic Book Writing

Make your own comic books! Study age-appropriate comics, learn comic terms, create your own characters and bring them to life. Instructor: Michael Patterson. Cost: $185

Creature Creation Investigation

Land, sky, water and the imagination. Spend the week learning about some amazing animals through story, research, short nature programs, artistic observation and three dimensional projects. Instructor: Susanna Perrin. Cost: $190

Learn what it takes to make healthy food from a seasoned farmer. Classify seeds, weeds, plants, garden insects, fruits and veggies. Emphasis on locally grown, sustainable gardening practices. Instructor: Nicole Hampton. Cost: $185

Herbology 101

Learn about the many ways we use herbs in our lives. Study herb history and what makes them different from other plants. Create items from soap to bread! Instructor: Nicole Hampton. Cost: $190

Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO® systems (ages 7-12)

Take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO® material. Suitable for LEGO novices to “maniacs.” Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies. Cost: $175


Kid Concoctions

Create wacky, wild and crazy concoctions. Use all of your senses to create Magic Muck, Tornado in a bottle, Jewel and Gem Goop and more. Get set for slimy-goopy fun! Instructor: Ellen Kipnis. Cost: $190

Recycled Paper Art

Learn to repurpose paper products and turn them into art! Craft unique projects that will have you thinking differently about the paper you put into your recycling bin! Instructor: Nicole Hampton. Cost: $185

Sand and Sea Mathmagic

Grab your hat and wand! Explore the magic of numbers. You will play games, create art, sing songs, solve puzzles and test your cooking skills all while learning math! Instructor: Jobee McCann. Cost: $185

Mysteries of Science

Become scientists and study the volcanoes that live all around us. Create an erupting volcano! Make a hurricane! Explore these marvels of science and many more! Instructor: Noah Mendel. Cost: $190

Outdoor Story Theater

Go into nature and create original stories about talking trees, magical worlds and dragons.Transform adventures into stories, theater and art to perform and show. Instructor: Devorah Spilman. Cost: $185

Coach Christy loves the beach! Create art projects, sing songs and read stories. Activities will incorporate science, math, and literacy. Take a trip to the Zoo and don’t forget your suits and towels for our end of the week beach party! Instructor: Christy Hitz. Cost: $195

Science of the Playground

How many rectangles can be found in a set of monkey bars? Measure the angle of a slide. Use tools and scientific methods for hands-on exploration of everyone’s favorite play space: the playground! Instructor: Tara Cozad. Cost: $185

Spanish in Action (grades 2-6)

¿Habla español? No, well within one week you will have a solid foundation for basic conversation. Using games, songs and dance learn about other countries and cultures, all while having fun! Instructor: Radha Rogers. Cost: $200

Stone Soup or Bone Button Borsht!

Funny folk tales become silly shows in this creative story theater class. Write, design, direct and perform a short story theater production, including simple scenery, props and costumes. Instructor: Devorah Spilman. Cost: $185

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Soaring (Grades 4, 5, 6)

Register at www.pjaproud.org Grooving With the Greeks

Que Bueno! Cooking

Explore every facet of Ancient Greece. Make and wear Greek clothing, prepare and eat authentic food and drink, and experience firsthand the agora (Greek Market.) Travel to Mt. Olympus, participate in the first Olympics, fight with the Spartans, and govern with the Athenians. Instructor: Marcie Brewer. Cost: $190

Slice, dice, chop, mix and knead your way through preparing a delicious meal! Learn Mexican/ Caribbean recipes using typical kitchen equipment. Create a log of all the recipes and build a foundation in cooking you will use your whole life! All dishes will be Kosher/Vegetarian. Instructor: Radha Rogers. Cost: $200

Be a Shutterbug!

Knights, Dragons & Ladies Fair

Study what it takes to take a great photograph, whether it’s a snapshot of your friends or a view of a sweeping landscape. Explore the process of using a digital camera, from taking the photo, to making a print. Make a book from all these images, designing the cover and sewing the spine. Please bring a digital camera if you have one. Instructor: Noah Mendel. Cost: $200

Bring the Middle Ages to life. Explore the day-to-day life of the people living when knights jousted, kings ruled and peasants walked the earth. This course will include a journey into the myths and legends made famous in this time: dragons, Robin Hood, King Arthur is only the beginning! Instructor: Marcie Brewer Cost: $190

Fiber Arts

Do you like to knit, sew, or enjoy trying new forms of art? Then come explore the history of fiber arts from the ancient to the modern world. Using wool, just freshly shorn from a sheep, we will wash, dye, and spin it into our own beautiful artisan yarn. Use hand built drop spindles made in class to embroider a kitchen towel. Keep a design log to collect ideas and artistic views. Instructor: Nathan Somers. Cost: $200

Physics II: Simple Machines

How do bicycles take us so far with little effort? This course offers answers through individual and team challenges. Enjoy this fun class with an insane amount of interactive problem solving incorporating levers, gears, pendulums, and more! Instructor: Matt Voedisch. Cost: $190

Folk Art Revealed

Explore Traditional and Contemporary Folk Art. Learn how different communities have revealed distinct aspects of American life through self-taught, functional art forms. Make art that tells the story of you and your community, while learning new skills. Instructor: Nicole Hampton Cost: $185

Spanish in Action (grades 2-6) ¿Habla español? No, well within one week you will have a solid foundation for basic conversation. Using games, songs, and dance learn about other countries and cultures, all while having fun! Instructor: Radha Rogers. Cost: $200

Taste of China

Do you like noodles, dumplings, and rice? Then come and learn the history and culture associated with food in China. Make dumplings, noodles, vegetables and rice dishes. Create a food journal and record new recipes. All dishes will be Kosher/Vegetarian. Instructor: Nathan Somers. Cost: $200

To Be or Not to Be Organic?

Create an organic garden, play with soil, organize your very own compost and visit a local organic farm. Food really does matter! It is amazing how disconnected most of us have become from the very thing that keeps us alive and well! This course will be extended through August for those interested at no additional cost! Instructor: Matt Voedisch. Cost $200

Comic Books with Pub. Author! Start out drawing characters and backgrounds using simple textures and shapes in a single panel “gag” comic. Learn how to make your own comic books, animation cells and play collaborative cartooning games! John Isaacson is a published cartoonist and graphic novelist. His first graphic novel, Do-It-Yourself Screen-printing, came out in 2007. Instructor: John Isaacson. Cost: $190

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MJCC SUMMER 2011

A complete summer camp experience OPEN TO EVERYONE Ages: 3-14

MJCC DAY CAMP 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 503.244.0111 www.oregonjcc.org

The MJCC serves people of all faiths and backgrounds.


GENERAL INFORMATION Welcome to MJCC Day Camp 2011 Welcome to MJCC Summer Day Camp 2011! We are excited for another summer filled with adventure and fun! MJCC Summer Day Camp is a rarity in the camping world these days: a traditional, multi-activity day camp. In a time when summer camps tend to be ever more specialized, we offer a program where every day and week are filled with a variety of different, structured activities. We take pride in offering high quality, varied, safe and developmentally appropriate programming for all of our campers. Kids can spend all summer in our camp program and they’ll find each week filled with new adventures and fun.

MJCC Day Camp welcomes everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, to participate in the experience of our camp.

Our campers love knowing the same counselors throughout the summer and being with many of the same kids week in, week out. We have a staff of talented counselors who will know your child, work with them every week and have the enthusiasm to make sure your child has a memorable summer. These same individuals lead our sports and enrichment camps during our Specialty Camp weeks and are available to talk with you at the beginning and end of each day. We invite you to learn more about MJCC Day Camp and look forward to having you join us this summer!

Our Mission

The Mittleman Jewish Community Center provides quality programs that are age appropriate, fun and safe. Our camp is imbued with a sense of Simcha (joy), Kehila (community), Ruach (spirit) and Chai (life). We encourage growth, inspire confidence and provide the framework for lasting memories and friendships. Throughout all our programs, we encourage discovery and self-expression.

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Our Staff

It takes a great staff to make a great camp. We carefully screen and interview candidates to ensure that we hire staff who are committed, hard working, enthusiastic role models for kids. All of our staff are at least 17 years old and undergo a criminal background check. They are certified in First Aid and CPR, trained in child abuse prevention and go through our intensive week-long staff training. Many of our camp staff return to us year after year.

Camp Contact Information

MJCC Day Camp: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219 phone 503.452.3436 • fax 503.245.4233 • daycamp@oregonjcc.org • www.oregonjcc.org/daycamp


Day Camp Registration Fair and MJCC Open House Member Early Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm At the MJCC

Bird Discount:

Register before March 31 to receive 5% off your total fees.

Come learn more about our camp programs and meet the camp director. Camp programs are first-come, first-served and fill quickly!

Registration

To Register for an MJCC Day Camp, visit www.oregonjcc.org/daycamp or fill out a registration form at the camp office. Payment is due at the time of registration. Enrollment fees totaling $500 or less must be paid in full at the time of registration and may be paid by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or AMEX. Enrollment fees over $500 may be split into two payments: one at the time of registration and the other on or before May 31, 2011. We offer MJCC member and guest rates for our camps. Please see page 14 for information on how to become a member of the MJCC. Financial aid information available upon request.

Cancellations and Refunds

MJCC Day Camp reserves the right to cancel camp programs due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Should cancellations occur, Day Camp staff will contact the parents/guardians prior to the camp and refunds or transfers will be given. Typically, this will occur seven to ten days before a camp begins.

Camp sessions can be changed or cancelled up to fourteen days prior to the first day of the session. A $50 processing fee per camp will be charged on any change or cancellation. There are no refunds for changes or cancellations fourteen days before the camp session begins.

Confirmations

All families will receive an email confirmation of their registration once it has been processed. Weekly schedules for our Traditional Camps are emailed the Friday before each new session begins.

Regular Program Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pre-Care: 8:00 am - 9:00 am After Care: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon. - Fri.

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Extended Day: MJCC Pre Care and After Care

Available for ages 3 through grade 5 Pre Care: 8:00 am - 9:00 am ($20/$25 per week) After Care: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ($30/$35 per week) Campers can join us for extended hours during Pre and After Care. Our staff provides supervision while campers play outside, use board games, make art projects and read. Pre-registration is required and is available via our enrollment form online.

Lunch

Campers will have the option of purchasing Kosher lunches on a weekly basis from Cafe at the J or bringing their own vegetarian lunch from home. Order forms are attached to your final confirmation email sent ten days before a session begins. Forms, with check or credit card information, may be returned to the camp office by the Thursday before the start of each session.

Swimming

Going to the pool is one of the great benefits of MJCC Day Camp! We have an outstanding aquatic facility that allows kids to enjoy the water under close supervision of lifeguards and our staff. Simcha campers will visit our smaller, warmwater therapy pool where we set up tot tables for them to stand on while exploring the water. Meanwhile, Kehila and Ruach campers get a chance to swim every day in our main pool. All new campers take a swim test on Mondays.

All campers swim, participate in a daily camp gathering for song circle and finish the week with a Shabbat celebration.

GENERAL INFORMATION

MJCC Day Camp also reserves the right to dismiss a camper whose behavior violates our Behavior Agreement, in which case no refund is given.

Camp Hours

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CAMPS AT A GLANCE Register Online at www.oregonjcc.org

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SIMCHA ~ 3-5 yr. olds (AM: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Full day: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Camps for 3 yr. olds June 20-24

June 27-July 1

July 5-8

July 11-15

July 18-22

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June 27-July 1

July 5-8

July 11-15

July 18-22

Traditional Camp (AM or Full Day)

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Specialty Camps (AM) Gymnastics

Sports Sampler

Sports Sampler

Sports Sampler

Gymnastics

Specialty Camp (AM) Traditional Camp (PM)

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Traditional Camp (AM or Full Day)

Camps for 4 & 5 yr. olds June 20-24

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KEHILA ~ Entering grades 1, 2 & 3 in the fall (all camps run 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Camps for kids entering grades 1, 2 & 3 in the fall June 20-24 Traditional Camp Specialty Camps

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Sports Sampler

June 27-July 1

July 5-8

July 11-15

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Lacrosse & Basketball

Gymnastics & Volleyball

July 18-22 Kehila

Specialty Camp Options

Sports Sampler

AM Options (choose one)

PM Options (choose one)

Rhythm & Dance

Fine Arts

Outdoor Discovery

Drama & Music

Sports Sampler

Sports Sampler

RUACH ~ Entering grades 4 & 5 in the fall (all camps run 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Camps for kids entering grades 4 & 5 in the fall June 20-24 Traditional Camp Specialty Camps

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Rock Climbing & Team Sports

June 27-July 1

July 5-8

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Volleyball & Lacrosse

July 11-15

July 18-22

Specialty Camp Options

Outdoor Discovery

Ruach

Kayaking

AM Options (choose one)

PM Options (choose one)

Drama & Music

Gourmet Cooking

Archery

Team Sports

CHAI ~ Entering grades 6,7 & 8 in the fall (all camps run 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Camps for kids entering grades 6, 7 & 8 in the fall June 20-24 Adventure and Specialty Camps

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June 27-July 1

July 5-8

July 11-15

July 18-22

Extreme Adventure

Cascade Explorer

Leadership/ Rock Climbing

Sailing


Pre Care and After Care available for ages 3 through grade 5 see page 10 July 25-29

Aug. 1-5

Aug. 8-12

Aug. 15-19

Aug. 22-26

Simcha

Simcha

Simcha

Simcha

July 25-29

Aug. 1-5

Aug. 8-12

Aug. 15-19

Simcha

Simcha

Simcha

Simcha

Sports Sampler

Sports Sampler

Gymnastics

Sports Sampler

Sports Sampler (AM) Simcha (PM)

Sports Sampler (AM) Simcha (PM)

Gymnastics (AM) Simcha (PM)

Sports Sampler (AM) Simcha (PM)

Aug. 22-26

Sports Sampler

see page 11 July 25-29

Aug. 1-5

Kehila Gymnastics & Team Sports

Specialty Camp Options

Aug. 8-12

Aug. 15-19

Kehila

Kehila

Sports Sampler

Team Sports & Basketball

Aug. 22-26 Specialty Camp Options

AM Options (choose one)

PM Options (choose one)

AM Options (choose one)

PM Options (choose one)

Movie Making

Gourmet Cooking

Gourmet Cooking

Moving Making

Chess

Outdoor Discovery

Rhythm & Dance

Fine Arts

Sports Sampler

Sports Sampler

Sports Sampler

Sports Sampler

see page 12 July 25-29

Aug. 1-5

Ruach Basketball & Ultimate Frisbee

Specialty Camp Options

Aug. 8-12

Aug. 15-19

Ruach

Ruach

Aug. 22-26

Kayaking

Basketball & Ultimate Frisbee

Specialty Camp Options

PM Options (choose one)

AM Options (choose one)

PM Options (choose one)

Chess

Movie Making

Movie Making

Gourmet Cooking

Archery

Rock Climbing

Archery

Lacrosse

see page 13 July 25-29

Aug. 1-5

Aug. 8-12

Aug. 15-19

Aug. 22-26

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Kayaking

Archery & Ultimate Frisbee

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CAMP DESCRIPTIONS Traditional Camp

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At Traditional Camp, campers will do a variety of activities that may include sports, swimming, cooking, dance, drama, nature/outdoor adventure and arts & crafts. Campers will go from activityto-activity with the same counselors throughout the day. Their activities will be planned and led by our program specialists, who have expertise in the following areas; art, cooking, nature, drama, music, sports and Judaic culture. Each day and week we offer a wealth of new activities and events through a familiar and diverse program structure. We go outside for our activities as often as possible, and we encourage campers to explore, discover and learn about the world around them.

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All campers swim, participate in a daily camp gathering for song circle and finish the week with a Shabbat celebration.

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Gather with your group/counselors at the playground Create nature collages Take a dip in the Warm Water Pool Snack-time Play with soccer balls in the Sportsplex Lunch Play on the preschool playground Rest time (early risers head to an activity at 2:00 pm) Play a game of Duck, Duck Goose Read a story with your counselors Sing songs in a camp song circle Go home for the day/Head to After Care

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Kids come home with stories of fun and friends and are excited to return the next day.

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Gather with your group/counselors at the playground Play a game of kickball Make instruments out of everyday objects Snack-time Make homemade popsicles with fresh, local fruit Lunch; relax in the shade and play with friends Play theater games with our drama specialist All-camp treasure hunt! Take a dip in the MJCC pool Read a story with your counselors. All-camp Song Circle Go home for the day/Head to After Care

6-8th Graders... See page 13 for camps just for you!

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CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

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CAMP DESCRIPTIONS Specialty Camps

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Specialty Camps are full-day programs (Simcha Specialty Camps AM only) that allow kids to delve deeper into a specific subject. Our Specialty Camps are designed so that kids spend 75% of their time doing the Specialty and 25% in all camp activities such as swim time, song circle and Shabbat. Come try a new hobby or sport at an MJCC Specialty Camp.

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Improve your hand-eye coordination and concentration skills through archery games and shooting techniques. No previous experience necessary. All equipment provided.

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Basketball

This camp is designed for budding basketball stars. Participants will learn new skills and drills while building upon the fundamentals of passing, shooting and dribbling. Campers can put their newly acquired skills to the test in an end-of-week game.

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Chess

Chess Odyssey and the MJCC team up to enhance campers’ enjoyment of the game of chess as well as their skill level. All levels of chess players are welcome, from those just learning how the pieces move to those with competition experience! Campers will participate in educational activities, practice games and competitions.

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Kehila (Grades 1-3)

Become a thespian and a musician. Drama activities include improvisation games, costume making, play acting and storytelling. Music activities include learning camp songs, building instruments from everyday objects and playing percussion instruments. No previous acting or music experience is necessary.

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Fine Arts

Campers draw, paint, sculpt, invent, and create all sorts of different art projects. Activities include: making masks, dioramas and sculpture, face painting, mural drawing, designing clay necklaces, beading, painting birdhouses and using paper machĂŠ.

Kayaking

MJCC and Portland Kayak Company team up once again to offer this exciting camp. Participants will learn kayaking fundamentals and safety on the Willamette River as well as basic strokes, directional control, rescue techniques and more.

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Lacrosse

Campers will improve throwing, catching and stick handling skills. Activities will include drills, scrimmages, and skill-building exercises. Open to Lacrosse pros and novices!

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Gourmet Cooking

Kids prepare and try a variety of foods and work with basic kitchen tools. Campers participate in handson cooking and will get to eat the food they create. Popular dishes include homemade popsicles, blackberry cobbler (picking their own berries), home-made pasta, challah and latkes with applesauce.

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Gymnastics

Spring into action! Campers will learn basic gymnastics positions, a proper warm-up routine and useful vocabulary. To improve motor skills, campers will practice swinging, rolling and balancing.

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Chai (Grades 6-8)

Movie Making

Become the director. Write and produce your own short film or TV show in just one week. Every child will appear in front of the camera as an actor and work behind the scenes creating costumes, special effects, sound effects and whatever else their script demands. This camp culminates in an afternoon premiere with family and friends.

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Outdoor Discovery

Enjoy the beautiful summer sun and spend days hiking and exploring the forest! Learn the names of trees and plants, track and spot animals, use binoculars while birdwatching and find out how to read and follow a map and compass. Other popular activities include sound mapping, building survival shelters and fires and, of course, making s’mores!

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Sports Sampler

Build basic athletic skills and learn about teamwork through a variety of individual and team sports and games. Campers will play individual and team sports such as basketball, gymnastics, soccer, lacrosse and kickball as well as non-traditional camp field games like capture the flag, dodgeball and tag. Our staff will set up fun obstacle courses and design group challenge games. This camp emphasizes having fun, practicing sportsmanship and staying active in a safe, noncompetitive environment.

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Team Sports

Play active team sports including: flag football, kickball, volleyball, as well as non-traditional camp field games, like ga ga, speedball and frisbee golf. Campers will focus on teamwork and sportsmanship along with learning new skills and techniques through drills and games.

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Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the country. Focus on technique in this non-contact sport through skill drills and scrimmages. Players will learn the rules of the game, a variety of throwing techniques, and the fundamentals of offensive and defensive strategy.

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Volleyball

Bump, set, spike! Practice the fundamentals and develop the proper mechanics of volleyball. Open to all skill levels.

Rhythm and Dance

Learn the fundamentals of body movement, develop flexibility and body awareness. Campers learn how to follow rhythms and simple choreographed dances as well as different styles and movements in dance, such as hip hop, salsa and ballet.

Rock Climbing

Safely learn how to rock climb on MJCC’s indoor rock wall. Rock climbing helps build self-confidence and teaches trust. Practice basic movement and build strength and endurance. Qualified instructors teach safety skills, including rope management, belays, knots, climbing communication and risk management.

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All campers swim, participate in a daily camp gathering for song circle and finish the week with a Shabbat celebration.

A Typical Day at Specialty Camp S K R C 8:45-9:00 9:00-9:30 9:30-10:30 10:30-10:45 10:45-11:30 11:30-12:00 12:00-1:00 1:00-1:30 1:30-2:10 2:10-2:45 2:45-3:30 3:30-3:45 3:45-4:00 4:00

Gather with your group/counselors at the playground Learn the rules of Lacrosse Lacrosse footwork and stick use Snack-time Lacrosse passing and defense drills Lacrosse shooting Join all the other campers for lunch outside Basketball warm up Play “three pass” to improve your passing skills Mini three-on-three tournament Pool time Afternoon snack All-camp Song Circle Go home for the day/Head to After Care

Simcha Specialty Camps are AM only

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

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SIMCHA (3-5 YEAR OLDS)

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Camp Simcha provides a structured schedule in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. We welcome our youngest campers to relax and have fun in our joyful camp environment. We encourage campers to get messy, explore and learn about the world around them through our Traditional and Specialty Camps.

For full camp descriptions, see pages 6-9.

Things to Know

3 yr. Old Camper Options

Camp Hours: AM: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Full: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • We provide care options 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. See page 3 for extended day information.

• Traditional Camp AM only • Traditional Camp full-day

4-5 yr. Old Camper Options

• Traditional Camp AM only • Traditional Camp full-day • Specialty Camp AM only • Specialty Camp AM & Traditional Camp PM • PJA Summer Discovery AM & Traditional Camp PM

(PJA/MJCC Combo Day = PJA rate + 50% of MJCC full day rate) For information on PJA Summer Discovery, see page 18.

SIMCHA (3-5 YEAR OLDS)

3-5 year old campers

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• Campers enjoy quiet time after lunch to read, sleep or play quietly before starting the afternoon’s activities. Campers are not required to sleep. Items to Bring Everyday Simcha campers • Backpack must be potty • Snacks, lunch and water bottle trained. • Swim suit, sunscreen & towel

4-5 year old campers

Traditional Camp (AM only or Full day)

Specialty Camps (AM only or Full day with PM Traditional)

Dates

Time

Dates

Specialty

Cost (Member/Guest)

June 20-24

No Traditional Camp offered

June 20-24

Gymnastics

$125/$145 (AM)

Cost (Member/Guest)

June 27 - July 1 AM or Full

$115/$130 (AM) $205/$235 (Full)

June 27 - July 1 Sports Sampler

$125/$145 (AM only) $215/$250 (full day w/PM Traditional)

July 5-8

AM or Full

$95/$105 (AM) $165/$190 (Full)

July 5-8

Sports Sampler

$100/$120 (AM only) $175/$200 (full day w/PM Traditional)

July 11-15

AM or Full

$115/$130 (AM) $205/$235 (Full)

July 11-15

Sports Sampler

$125/$145 (AM only) $215/$250 (full day w/PM Traditional)

July 18-22

AM or Full

$115/$130 (AM) $205/$235 (Full)

July 18-22

Gymnastics

$125/$145 (AM only) $215/$250 (full day w/PM Traditional)

July 25-29

AM or Full

$115/$130 (AM) $205/$235 (Full)

July 25-29

Sports Sampler

$125/$145 (AM only) $215/$250 (full day w/PM Traditional)

Aug. 1-5

AM or Full

$115/$130 (AM) $205/$235 (Full)

Aug. 1-5

Sports Sampler

$125/$145 (AM only) $215/$250 (full day w/PM Traditional)

Aug. 8-12

AM or Full

$115/$130 (AM) $205/$235 (Full)

Aug. 8-12

Gymnastics

$125/$145 (AM only) $215/$250 (full day w/PM Traditional)

Aug. 15-19

AM or Full

$115/$130 (AM) $205/$235 (Full)

Aug. 15-19

Sports Sampler

$125/$145 (AM only) $215/$250 (full day w/PM Traditional)

Aug. 22-26

No Traditional Camp offered

Aug. 22-26

Sports Sampler

$125/$145 (AM)

Register Online at www.oregonjcc.org/daycamp


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KEHILA (GRADES 1-3) Camp Kehila offers campers the opportunity to try a wide range of fun, age-appropriate activities within a well-planned and structured full day format. With activities changing daily, campers have many opportunities to learn new skills, develop strong friendships and most of all, have fun in our Traditional and Specialty Camps!

For full camp descriptions, see pages 6-9.

Camper Options for grades 1-3

• Traditional Camp full-day • Specialty Camp full day • PJA Summer Discovery AM & Traditional Camp PM • PJA Summer Discovery AM & Specialty Camp PM (July 11-15 only) (PJA/MJCC Combo Day = PJA rate + 50% of MJCC full day rate) For information on PJA Summer Discovery, see page 17-18.

Things To Know:

Camp Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • We provide care options 8 am - 6 pm. See page 3 for extended day info. Items to Bring Everyday • Backpack • Snacks, lunch and water bottle • Swim suit, sunscreen & towel

Dates

Cost (Member/Guest)

Dates

Specialty

Cost (Member/Guest)

June 20-24

No Traditional Camp offered

June 20-24

Sports Sampler

$250/$290

June 27-July 1

Lacrosse & Basketball

$250/$290

July 5-8

Gymnastics & Volleyball

July 18-22

$210/$240

July 25-29

$210/$240

Aug. 1-5

Specialty Camps

Aug. 8-12

$210/$240

Aug. 15-19

$210/$240

Aug. 22-26

Specialty Camps

YOU, ME, MJCC Register Online at www.oregonjcc.org/daycamp

Choose one AM and one PM Option

Outdoor Discovery Sports Sampler

Fine Arts Drama & Music

$200/$235 $250/$290

Sports Sampler

July 18-22

Sports Sampler

$250/$290

July 25-29

Gymnastics & Team Sports

$250/$290

Aug. 1-5

Choose one AM and one PM Option

Movie Making Chess Sports Sampler

PM Options

Specialty Camps

Rhythm & Dance

Gourmet Cooking Outdoor Discovery

$250/$290

Sports Sampler

Aug. 8-12

Sports Sampler

$250/$290

Aug. 15-19

Team Sports & Basketball

$250/$290

Aug. 22-29

Choose one AM and one PM Option

Gourmet Cooking Rhythm & Dance Sports Sampler

PM Options

July 11-15

July 11-15

AM Options

$170/$195

Movie Making Fine Arts Sports Sampler

$250/$290

KEHILA (GRADES 1-3)

July 5-8

AM Options

June 27 - July 1 $210/$240

PM Options

Specialty Camps

AM Options

Traditional Camp

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RUACH (GRADES 4-5)

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Camp Ruach offers 4th and 5th graders the opportunity to explore interest areas more deeply through a variety of Specialty Camps or have the ultimate Traditional Camp experience! Camp Ruach gives campers an exciting way to spend their summer trying new activities, experiencing fantastic adventures and making lifelong friends.

For full camp descriptions, see pages 6-9.

Camper Options for grades 4-5

Things To Know:

• Traditional Camp full-day Camp Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • Specialty Camp full day • We provide care options 8 am - 6 pm. • PJA Summer Discovery AM & Traditional Camp PM See page 3 for extended day info. • PJA Summer Discovery AM & Specialty Camp PM (July 11-15 only) (PJA/MJCC Combo Day = PJA rate + 50% of MJCC full day rate) Items to Bring Everyday For information on PJA Summer Discovery, see page 15. • Backpack • Snacks, lunch and water bottle • Swim suit, sunscreen & towel

Traditional Camp

Specialty Camps

Dates

Cost (Member/Guest)

Dates

Specialty

Cost (Member/Guest)

June 20-24

No Traditional Camp offered

June 20-24

Rock Climbing & Team Sports

$250/$290

$210/$240

July 25-29

$210/$240

Aug. 1-5

Specialty Camps

Aug. 8-12

$210/$240

Aug. 15-19

$210/$240

Aug. 22-26

Specialty Camps

Register Online at www.oregonjcc.org/daycamp

Choose one AM and one PM Option

Drama & Music Archery

PM Options

July 18-22

July 11-15

Gourmet Cooking Team Sports

July 18-22

Outdoor Discovery

July 25-29

Basketball & Ultimate Frisbee

Aug. 1-5

Choose one AM and one PM Option

Chess Archery

$250/$290 $330/$360

PM Options

Specialty Camps

$320/$355

Kayaking AM Options

July 11-15

July 5-8

AM Options

$170/$195

$250/$290

Movie Making Rock Climbing

$250/$290 $250/$290

Aug. 8-12

Kayaking

$400/$440

Aug. 15-19

Basketball & Ultimate Frisbee

$250/$290

Aug. 22-26

Choose one AM and one PM Option

Movie Making Archery

PM Options

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July 5-8

June 27-July 1 Volleyball & Lacrosse

AM Options

RUACH (GRADES 4-5)

June 27 - July 1 $210/$240

Gourmet Cooking Lacrosse

$250/$290


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CHAI (GRADES 6-8) Camp Chai is the place to be for adventure! Most Chai Camps offer an afternoon of travel. This is your chance to try out a bunch of activities and learn new skills such as sailing, kayaking and climbing in a safe and comfortable environment. Raft, bike and hike all in one week! Camp Chai is ONLY for 6-8th graders, so you will always be together with friends your own age.

Adventure Camp Descriptions

See pages 8-9 for Specialty Camp descriptions

Cascade Explorer

See the best of the Cascades, from the high peaks around Mt. Hood to the beauties of the Columbia River. Get to know Portland both on bike and by exploring the hidden tunnels underneath the city. Sample Schedule Day 1: Explore Portland’s underground tunnels Day 2: Explore Portland on bike Day 3: Hike in the Mt. Hood National Forest Day 4: Go horseback riding at Flying M Ranch Day 5: Go sailing on the Columbia River

Extreme Adventure

Learn how to raft, bike, hike, climb and kayak! Sample some of the most popular outdoor sports in the world. Discover your new favorite activity! No previous experience necessary.

Register Online at www.oregonjcc.org/daycamp

Portland

Discover Portland. Volunteer in the community, learn about Oregon farming and forests and get to know all about the Rose City! Sample Schedule Day 1: Hike through the giant trees at Hoyt Arboretum Day 2: Explore Portland on bike Day 3: Visit Sauvie Island and go berry picking Day 4: Check Out OMSI: tour a submarine and visit the planetarium Day 5: Work with a local agency during a day of service.

Sailing

Learn how to sail on one of the most beautiful rivers in the United States! Explore the waters, wildlife, and other wonders of the Columbia River while practicing sound sailing techniques and water safety. No previous sailing experience necessary. Take this opportunity to learn a sport that you can do for years to come! Instruction provided by Island Sailing Club.

Leadership Development

(Counselor in Training)

& Rock Climbing

Find out what its like to be a leader and camp counselor in the morning and challenge yourself by learning the fundamentals of rock climbing in the afternoon. Build selfconfidence and learn to trust your peers. Learn safety systems, knots, belaying and communication while developing good basic climbing techniques. Two afternoons you will venture to a local rock gym, where you will get to choose from hundreds of different bouldering problems.

Adventure and Specialty Camps Dates

Camp

Cost (Member/Guest)

June 27 - July 1

Extreme Adventure

$350/$400

July 5-8

Cascade Explorer

$280/$320

July 11-15

Leadership/Rock Climbing

$250/$280

July 18-22

Sailing

$400/$440

July 25-29

Extreme Adventure

$350/$400

Aug. 1-5

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Portland

$275/$325

Aug. 8-12

Cascade Explorer

$350/$400

Aug. 15-19

Kayaking*

$400/$440

Aug. 22-26

Archery & Ultimate Frisbee*

$250/$280

* See pages 8-9 for Specialty Camp descriptions.

CHAI (GRADES 6-8)

Sample Schedule Day 1: Kayak the Willamette River Day 2: Explore Portland on bike Day 3: Hike in the Columbia River Gorge Day 4: Learn to climb at the Circuit Gym Day 5: Whitewater raft the North Clackamas River

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