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Camp Baker

2012

L’Dor V ’ Dor,

n o ti a r e n e G to n o ti a r e n e G From June 11 - August 17

18 months - 10th Grade


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Camp Baker is... • A wide variety of exciting and engaging programs • Flexible to meet the needs of your family—with varying hours and bi-weekly and weekly registration options • An environment that promotes camper success through creativity and enrichment • The highest quality camp in Charleston • Your child’s home away from home, where we have been creating memories for 65 years

Why Choose Camp Baker? Because we offer something for everyone… and all in your own backyard. We are camping professionals, educators, social workers, and experienced child care staff, all committed to giving your child quality summer experiences, year after year. Camp Baker is housed on the grounds at the Charleston JCC, conveniently located in the heart of West Ashley. Our parents have consistently rated us the #1 summer camp in the Lowcountry! Campers return not only because of the fun they have had and the friends they have made, but because of the staff who return year after year to give them the summer of a lifetime. For 65 years, Camp Baker staff have been helping campers grow, develop, and create memories that will last forever.


p m a CCalendar Mark your calendar:

February 12th

June 24th

2-4 pm, Camp Baker Fair and Reunion—Someone

Circus of the Kids Auditions

will win a free week of camp…it could be you!

February 29th 1st Early Bird Registration Deadlinesave 20% on most camps

March 4th Charleston JCC Purim Carnival—Someone will

MANDATORY for all COTK campersAll children who register will be assigned to an act in the circus!

June 25th Camp Baker Session 2 begins

win a free week of camp…again! Come enter the

June 28th at 7pm

raffle! Check our website for more information

Circus of the Kids Performance

March 30th 2nd Early Bird Registration Deadline-

you won’t want to miss this!

save 10% on most camps

June 29th at 11am and 2pm

May 1st

Circus of the Kids Performances

Camp Baker financial aid applications due

June 1st Registration forms and Camp Baker balance due

June 4th - 8th Pre Camp

June 10th Parent Meet ‘N Greet—come meet your child’s

July 4th NO CAMP, Enjoy the holiday!

July 9th Camp Baker Session 3 Begins

July 12th Israel Day

counselors, get answers to your questions, enjoy

July 18th

dinner, and take a swim in the Pearlstine Pool.

Parents’ Night Out— 5pm-7:30pm

June 11th Camp Baker Session 1 Begins

Advance registration required


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Carpool starts at 8:20am and ends at 8:4 0am so that campers c an attend morning assem bly which begins promptly at 8:45am.

July 23rd Camp Baker Session 4 begins

August 1st Super Hero day—dress up like your favorite super hero

August 2nd Camp Baker Talent Show 5pm-7pm

August 3rd Last Day of Camp Carnival

August 6th - 10th Post Camp week 1

August 13th - 17th Post Camp week 2


Committe Members Susan Beylotte Elisa Bluestein Kat Brenkert Michelle Duenas Jimi Horne Dolly Jaffee Nanci Kestenbaum Michelle Parks Jennifer Schager

JCC President Masha Kalinsk y

CJF/JCC CEO Judi Corsaro

Camp Baker Director Tamar Sternfeld

or Camp Baker Assistant Direct Alexis Bailey

Camp Baker Registrar Victoria Manigault

Aquatics Director Lauren Dumas

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Routes are subject to change based on enrollment.


Meet our Team Tamar Sternfeld JCC Program Director

Shalom (that means Hello, Goodbye, and Peace in Hebrew). I am delighted to be back for a second summer as your Camp Baker Director. For those of you whom I have not yet been able to meet, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. I moved back to Charleston in the spring of 2011, along with my husband and our three children, and I am so glad to be home. 2012 promises to be an amazing summer! As a parent, I only want to give my children the best, as every parent does. Look no further—you have found it! Year after year, Camp Baker has been voted as the #1 Camp in the Lowcountry and we continue to strive to maintain that level of excellence for your child. This year, we are introducing new programs that bring our camp programming to a whole new level! Be sure to check them out on pages 15 and 16. From generation to generation—L’Dor V’Dor—Camp Baker has been inspiring children on their life’s journeys. Let us inspire your child this summer and we will give them an experience they’ll never forget. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have. I look forward to sharing this 65th summer of Camp Baker with you and your child.

Alexis Bailey

Assistant JCC Camp Baker Director

Shalom chaverim (friends)! My name is Alexis Bailey, and I am excited to serve as your Assistant Director for Camp Baker 2012. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology from Winthrop University. I have worked with children and youth programs for the past seven years, and I have developed a passion for providing quality care for children. Having grown from a camper to a counselor to camp management, I can truly say that Camp Baker is a wonderful place to be. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing community and I can’t wait to see the new and returning faces for Camp Baker 2012!!

Lauren Dumas

Sports, Wellness, and Aquatics Director

My name is Lauren Dumas and I am the Sports, Wellness, and Aquatics Director for the Charleston JCC. I am so happy to be coming back for my second summer as Aquatics Director at the Pearlstine Pool. I have been waiting all year, working hard on taking classes and getting new certifications to be the best that I can be for you and your children this summer at the pool. I cannot wait until May, when we open one month earlier to show you everything we have in store! Get ready to splash into the summer of 2012 at Camp Baker!


What you need to know: Logistics

Group assignments

The camp day is from 8:30am-5pm for full day campers and from 8:30am-1pm for preschool half day campers. Morning Carpool begins at 8:20am and ends at 8:40am, so that campers can attend the Morning Assembly. Afternoon Carpool begins at 4:30pm and ends at 5:00pm. Any children not picked up by 5:00pm will join the PM Care campers.

We assign groups based on enrollment and we divide them as evenly as possible based on age. We define “age” as the age the child will be as of 9/1/12. We define “grade” as the grade the child is “rising” into.

AM/PM Care Does your family start early? Sign up for AM Care. We are here from 7-8:30am. All children dropped off before 8am will be offered breakfast. Fee: $35/session Need some extra time in the afternoons? Sign up for PM Care. We are here from 5-6 pm for families who need just a little more time. Fee: $25/session *AM and PM Care are not eligible for any early bird discounts.

Enrollment Camp groups are limited in size, according to space. Priority is given to JCC members and once a group is filled, we will begin a waiting list. We will notify you if a space becomes available.

Transportation This year, Camp Baker is offering transportation for all Camp Baker campers. We will have two bus routes this summer: Route 1: East Cooper and North Charleston Route 2: James Island and West Ashley. To reserve your space on the bus, contact the Camp Office at campbaker@charlestonjcc.org or 843.571.6565.

Field trip transportation Any time that Camp Baker campers will leave camp on a field trip, they will be transported on a JCC van, rental van, or a bus, driven by an insured, qualified, and authorized driver. Only children in Noar A and above will participate in field trips.

Food At Camp Baker, we are a kosher camp, under orthodox supervision. As a kosher camp, we do not allow any outside food on the premises. We will provide snacks daily for each child, along with a healthy, kosher lunch for all campers. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are always available as an alternative at every lunch. In order to make any accommodations for food allergies you must alert the Camp Office in writing by 6/1/12.

Swimming Teaching a child to swim is a core value in Judaism. All campers will be given swim lessons taught by American Red Cross-certified Water Safety Instructors. Skill assessment sheets will be sent home at the end of each session. Additional swim lessons are available. For more information, contact the JCC front desk at 843-571-6565.

T-Shirts Every camper will receive one t-shirt with their registration. Additional t-shirts are available for $10 each. Contact the Camp Office for more information.

Forms Every camper must have a medical form on file, along with an up-to-date immunization form. For the safety of your child, this form must be on file prior to your child beginning camp. These forms will be mailed out in early May and are due back by June 1st. Please Note: We can only accept children whose paperwork is completed and up to date.


Family information: Are you a member of the JCC?:  Yes  No

 We are a returning JCC Camp Baker Family

Last Name

Address

City

State

Parent 1 Name

Parent 2 Name

Phone 1

Phone 2

Email

Zip

Phone 1

Phone 2

Email

Parent’s Marital Status:  Married  Separated  Divorced  Widowed  Other

Camper One Last Name

First Name

Camper Two Last Name

First Name

Parent/Guardian Signature (Required)

Date

Additional Information How did you hear about us: Please Elaborate:

 Referral:

Who may we thank for referring you to camp baker:

Payment Options Step 1: Method of payment for deposit  Check (made payable to the Charleston JCC)  Cash  Bill Credit Card Below Step 2:  Early Bird Registration 1  Early Bird Registration 2  Regular Registration Step 3: Method of payment  Payment in full (enclosed)  Check (made payable to the Charleston JCC)  Cash  Credit Card Registrations received after June 1st and not paid in full will have their payment processed on the Friday prior to the session beginning.

Credit Card Information Parent’s Name

Email

Billing Address

Phone #

City

State

Zip

Name as it appears on card

 Visa  Mastercard  Discover

Credit Card #

Exp Date

3-Digit Code

Photo/Video Release  The Charleston JCC does not have permission to use photographs/video images of my child for publicity purposes, including but not limited to use on the JCC website, CJF website, and in printed materials.


Camper #1 Information

Grade (as of 9/1/12)

Camper #1 Name

Age (as of 9/1/12)

 Male  Female

T-shirt size:  Y-xs  Y-s  Y-M  y-L  a-s  a-m  a-l  a-xL

Birthdate

Transportation

Indicate Specific Sessions Wanted

Route 1: East Cooper & North Charleston

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$75/2week Session (Office Use Only)

Route 2: James Island & West Ashley

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Camp Name

Indicate Specific Sessions Wanted

Cost/2week Session (Office Use Only)

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Pre Camp

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Post Camp

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AM Care

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PM Care

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Camper Insurance Total:

$45/camper $

Camper #2 Information

Grade (as of 9/1/12)

Camper #2 Name

Age (as of 9/1/12)

 Male  Female

T-shirt size:  Y-xs  Y-s  Y-M  y-L  a-s  a-m  a-l  a-xL

Birthdate

Transportation

Indicate Specific Weeks Wanted

Route 1: East Cooper & North Charleston

$75/2week Session (Office Use Only)

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2

3

4

Route 2: James Island & West Ashley

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2

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Camp Name

Indicate Specific Sessions Wanted

Cost/2week Session (Office Use Only)

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Pre Camp

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Post Camp

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AM Care

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PM Care

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Camper Insurance Total:

$45/camper $


General Information Registration

Payment of Fees

All campers must sign up for a minimum of one

All camp fees and membership dues, where

full two-week session. Additional one week

appropriate, must be paid in full by June 1st at

registrations are available.

5pm. The JCC makes every effort not to deny any child the opportunity to attend Camp Baker

Deposit A $245 non-refundable deposit or payment for each child must accompany the camp registration form to ensure your child’s place in his or her camp group. Your deposit will be applied toward your total camp fee. The deposit includes a one-time insurance & activity fee of $45. Please Note: Under no circumstance is this deposit refundable.

because of the inability to pay fees. Scholarship forms may be picked up at the front desk of the JCC and must be completed and returned by May 1, 2012. All requests are strictly confidential. Contact Judi Corsaro, CEO, with any questions at 571.6565 or judic@jewishcharleston.org. Please Note: If you are in need of a payment plan, you must contact Victoria Manigault, Camp Registrar, at victoriam@charlestonjcc.org and set

Change of Program Fee

up an appointment

To change programs in which a child is already

Refunds

enrolled, a change form must be completed. There will be an administrative fee of $25 for cancelled camps. You are welcome to add camps at any time without penalty.

No refunds will be allowed after the registration deadline. In cases of extreme emergency or crisis, situations should be discussed with the Camp Director. These cases will handled on an individual, case-by-case basis. Refunds will not be given due to illness or absence.

Ways to Save 1st Early Bird

Sibling Discounts

All registrations received before February 29th

Families will receive an additional $30 off per

will receive 20% off most camps*.

session for their second, third or fourth child.

2nd Early Bird

Referral Discounts

Any registrations received before March 30th

Parents all over Charleston are talking about

will receive 10% off most camps*.

Camp Baker. So we’re going to put our money

*Please Note: No discounts on AM Care, PM

where your mouth is. For every new camper

Care, Pre Camp, Post Camp, Horseback Riding

that you refer to Camp Baker and for every session

Kids®.

that they come, you will receive $30 ‘J’ Cash.

In order to receive the Early Bird discounts, all

This can be used for payments on Camp Baker,

Chalutzim, or Circus

of

the

camp fees must be paid in full by June 1, 2012.

membership, Challah’s or any other program or service at the Charleston ‘J’.


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Campers Ages 2-4 Years Old

Our programs will introduce your child to a world of exploration. New friends, new faces, and exciting adventures will ignite all of your child’s senses.

All fees are based on a 2-week session K’Ton Ton (2years old by 9/1/12) 3-Day | Days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | Time: 8:30-1:00pm Member Fee: $215 | Community Fee: $245 | Extended Day: $60 5-Day | Days: Monday - Friday | Time: 8:30-1:00pm Member Fee: $265 | Community Fee: $295 | Extended Day: $80

Ganim (3years old by 9/1/12) 3-Day | Days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | Time: 8:30-1:00pm Member Fee: $215 | Community Fee: $245 | Extended Day: $60 5-Day | Days: Monday - Friday | Time: 8:30-1:00pm Member Fee: $265 | Community Fee: $295 | Extended Day: $80

HaBonim (4 years old by 9/1/12) 5-Day - Half Day | Days: Monday - Friday | Time: 8:30-1:00pm Member Fee: $220 | Community Fee: $270 5-Day - Full Day | Days: Monday - Friday | Time: 8:30-5:00pm Member Fee: $310 | Community Fee: $360


We offer a sc hedule of part time an d full time options that me et your family’s needs .

Camp Baker

2012


p m a CChaverim Campers Ages K-8th Grades

Turn the summer of Ho-Hum into the summer of Wow! Campers will fill their days with music, arts & crafts, swim lessons & free swim, sports, and many more activities guaranteed to send them home tired and inspired.

All fees are based on a 2-week session Noar (Rising K & 1st Grades)

5-Day | Days: Monday-Friday | Time: 8:30-5:00pm Member Fee: $300 | Community Fee: $350

Ruach (Rising 2nd & 3rd Grades)

5-Day | Days: Monday-Friday | Time: 8:30-5:00pm Member Fee: $300 | Community Fee: $350

Tiyul (Rising 4th & 5th Grades)

5-Day | Days: Monday-Friday | Time: 8:30-5:00pm Member Fee: $300 | Community Fee: $350

Chalutizm - Pioneers (Rising 6th, 7th & 8th Grades) 5-Day | Days: Monday-Friday | Time: 8:30-5:00pm Member Fee: $350 | Community Fee: $380

It’s time for your camper to get out of the house and set off on the journey with us. Whether white water rafting, doing community service projects, or camping out, these pioneers will see it all!


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s p m a C Campers in Grades 1st-5th

Camp Baker caters to your child's specific interests. These groups allow campers to explore their areas of interest for two-week sessions. Camp Baker has a few popular camps that we are bringing back, such as Soccer and Horseback Riding, as well as offering several new options including Circus of the Kids速 and Pottery & Cupcake.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Tikvah

Tikvah

Tikvah

Tikvah

Tennis

Tennis

Soccer

Lego速

Mad Science

Circus of the Kids速 Pottery & Cupcake Horseback

Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375 Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375 Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375

Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375 Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375

one week only: June 24th-June 29th

Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375 Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375 Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375

Community Fee: $300 Member Fee: $275

Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375 Community Fee: $475 Member Fee: $425

Karate

Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375

2-week session Community Fee: $475 Member Fee: $425

4 and 5 year old Sample Camps

Community Fee: $415 Member Fee: $375

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Tennis

Karate

Soccer

Jump Bunch

Community Fee: $90 Member Fee: $75

Community Fee: $90 Member Fee: $75

Community Fee: $90 Member Fee: $75

Community Fee: $90 Member Fee: $75


Tikvah: Sessions 1-4 Back by popular demand, Tikvah returns! Moreh Shlomi, Morah Riki, and Rabbi Admon return for another great summer! We will have field trips, parsha of the week lessons, cooking, craft projects, and even visits from some special guests!

Tennis: Sessions 1-2 Who will be the next Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova? Instruction, drills and match play are developed daily to meet the needs of each individual camper. Find your sweet spot this summer! Sign up today!

Mad Science: Session 1 Get your beakers and materials ready for some mind-boggling experiments. We will develop exciting science projects that will entertain you for hours. Time to let your inner Mad Scientist loose.

Circus of the Kids: Session 2 Step right up! It’s time to join the circus. For the first time ever in Charleston, Circus of the Kids® is coming. Whether you are a trapeze artist, a Spanish web climber, a flyer, a tumbler, or a fireeater you’ll be sure to amaze everyone. Beyond the amazing tricks, you’ll learn persistence and develop self-confidence. Complete with make-up and costumes, we will proudly present a full-fledged, professional circus performance under the big top for everyone to see! You won’t want to miss this life-changing opportunity. (See our ad on page 18).

Horseback Riding: Session 4 The stables are ready, the horses are ready, but are you ready? We will learn how to ride, groom, and show horses. The trails are open, so let’s go riding.

Soccer: Session 3 Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country. Their experienced staff have identified key techniques and skills that you will need to work on and master to reach your true potential. Days include individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament.

Pottery and Cupcake: Session 3 Have your cupcake and paint it too! At Pottery and Cupcake camp we will spend one week at Sweetsmith Bakery baking up delectable delights and the other week at EarthArt Pottery studio making clay and glass projects and, of course, pottery painting. Grab your brushes and beaters and let’s take off!

Lego®: Session 4 Do you dream about Legos®? Do you spend hours building the biggest, tallest, fastest models that you can imagine? Then, let your imagination run wild as we build models with over 5,000 pieces. These fun-filled, Lego® centered weeks will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Karate: Session 4 Get your gi ready, because Karate is coming! The staff from Buchen Martial Arts, a nationally ranked martial arts academy, will be here to help you become the next Karate Kid.

Session 1: Jun

e 11 - 22 Session 2: Jun e 25 - July 6

(No Camp on J

uly 4th)

Session 3: Jul

y 9 - 20 Session 4: July 23 - August 3


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Rising 10th Graders

From generation to generation, Camp Baker has been developing future leaders. Rising 10th graders will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with children, while still enjoying the camping experience. Training will include leadership development, team-building skills, community service projects and experience how to work with children, in addition to enjoying all of the activities that Camp Baker has to offer. CIT (Counselor-in-Training; Rising 10th Graders) 5-Day | Days: Monday-Friday | Time: 8:30-5:00pm Member Fee: $150/session | Community Fee: $200/session

Participants will work directly with camp groups to get hands-on experience. Training will include leadership, development team building skills, community service projects, and program planning.


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Has your child ever dreamed of running off and joining the Circus? Now is the chance! Camp Baker is proud to be the only location in Charleston to offer Circus of the Kids 速, a trav eling circus education prog ram where children not on ly learn circus tricks, bu t also selfesteem and se lf-confidence.

June 24th - 29th

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Camp Fair & Reunion

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Camp Baker Guide 2012