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Camp LJCC offers eight different weekly day camps to the entire Birmingham community for children entering grades K-8. Our camp has a “camp a la carte” system that allows you to plan your summer exactly as you wish – sign up for one week or all eight. You can mix and match weeks with day camps, specialty, and/or sports camps. Register online at bhamjcc.org. All Camps Include:
Swim Lessons/Free Swim Field Trips Special Guests Shabbat Celebrations General Camp Activities: Sports, Music, Cooking, Science and Nature, and MORE!
Pre-Camp Mini Camp: May 29-June 1 (4 Day Camp*) Week 1: June 4- June 8 Week 2: June 11-15 Week 3: June 18-22 Week 4: June 25-29 Week 5: July 2-6 (4 Day Camp**) Week 6: July 9-13 Week 7: July 16-20 Week 8: July 23-27 Post-Camp 1: July 30-August 3 Post-Camp 2: August 6-10 *No Camp on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. **There will be no camp on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
LJCC Summer Camp, a tradition since 1952!
At the Levite Jewish Community Center, our camps are filled with opportunities for children to play, explore, and experience all that camp has to offer in an environment based on Jewish values and culture. Our camp program is open to everyone and includes indoor and outdoor activities, singing, dancing, sports, swimming, field trips, and much more! We hope that you will join us this summer!
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Camp Director, Tina Weldon, is a graduate of the University of Alabama. She is a retired teacher with 26 years of teaching experience. She worked parttime at the LJCC for 5 Â˝ years at the Welcome Desk and in the Camp LJCC office before becoming the Youth and Camp Director in 2015. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends. Tina says she cannot wait to begin another funfilled summer camp. You can email Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Camp Director, Katie Hausman, attended Jewish summer camp at Pinemere Camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania where she was a camper, CIT, and senior counselor. She has a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Event Management from the University of Central Florida. Katie moved to Birmingham in the summer of 2015 to become part of the LJCC team as the Community Youth Group Coordinator. You can email Katie at email@example.com.
Camp Hours: 9AM - 3:45PM Before and After Camp Care
We offer before-camp and after-camp care where kids will continue to be well-cared for in a safe, happy, meaningful, and enriching program designed to help meet the needs of busy families. You may choose before-camp care and/or after-camp care. From 7–9AM, kids will be welcomed to the LJCC by counselors who will help them wake up and get ready for a great day at camp. During our After-Camp Care, from 3:30–6PM, which is fully supervised by our counselors, kids will have an opportunity to finish a project, play games or sports, or just relax after a fun day at camp.
Summer Camp Swim Lessons
The primary goal of the LJCC Summer Aquatics Program is to teach water safety skills and basic strokes to all campers while maintaining small group lessons. LJCC water safety certified instructors follow all American Red Cross Swim Instruction guidelines and lesson plans. Weekly updates of your camper’s aquatics progress will be available. Contact Tina Weldon at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the swim lessons offered to summer campers.
Before Care, 7-9AM Price: $35/wk MVP*: $25/wk After Care, 3:45-6PM Price: $35/wk MVP*: $25/wk
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*MVP - Member Value Price
A Kosher hot lunch is available for purchase for $6 per day and is provided by Bo’s Kosher Cafe. Friday we will have pizza from Domino’s (Friday pizza lunch will include 2 pieces of pizza, a side, and a water for $6).
Camp LJCC provides active campers the wonders and excitement of a Jewish day camp experience. From the pool to the playground and beyond, the day is filled with laughter, singing, and ruach (spirit), all within a positive and nurturing environment. Camp LJCC is broken down into groups. Rising Kindergarten is camp Kochavim (Stars), rising 1st grade is camp Chaverim (Friends), rising 2nd & 3rd grades are camp Chalutzim (Pioneers), and rising 4th-8th grades are camp Olim (Explorers).
Weeks 1-4 & 6-8
Day Camp is our traditionally-styled day camp and includes activities such as swimming, swim lessons, field trips**, sports, games, art, hiking, cooking, and other special events that provide a variety of experiences that are challenging as well as exciting. $220/wk (rising Kindergarten) $250/wk (rising 1st grade) $265/wk (rising 2nd & 3rd grades) $270/wk (rising 4th - 8th grades) MVP* $195/wk (rising Kindergarten) $205/wk (rising 1st grade) $215/wk (rising 2nd & 3rd grades) $220/wk (rising 4th - 8th grades)
Week 5 Rates (4 Day Camp)
$176/wk (rising kindergarten) $200/wk (rising 1st grade) $212/wk (rising 2nd & 3rd grades) $216/wk (rising 4th - 8th grades) MVP* $156/wk (rising kindergarten) $164/wk (rising 1st grade) $172/wk (rising 2nd & 3rd grades) $176/wk (rising 4th - 8th grades)
May 29 - June 1, July 30-August 3 & August 6-10
Pre-Camp and Post-Camp are day camp for the weeks before and after the official summer weeks. This camp includes activities such as swimming, sports, games, art, hiking, cooking, and special events.
$200/wk (rising 1st grade) $212/wk (rising 2nd & 3rd grades) $216/wk (rising 4th - 8th grades) MVP* $164/wk (rising 1st grade) $172/wk (rising 2nd & 3rd grades) $176/wk (rising 4th - 8th grades) **Camp Kochavim (rising kindergarten) do not participate in off-campus field trips.
$220/wk (rising Kindergarten) $250/wk (rising 1st grade) $265/wk (rising 2nd & 3rd grades) $270/wk (rising 4th - 8th grades) MVP* $195/wk (rising Kindergarten) $205/wk (rising 1st grade) $215/wk (rising 2nd & 3rd grades) $220/wk (rising 4th - 8th grades)
Rising Kindergarten does not participate in Pre-Camp.
will also participate **All Specialty campers traditional day in swimming and other camp activities.
Ages 6 and up Pre-Camp and Weeks 3 & 7 (May 29-June 1, June 18-22, & July 16-20) Join us on the courts and learn the foundations of tennis through stroke development, as well as footwork to aid players at any level. There will be games and match play for all ability levels. $280/wk MVP* $230/wk $140/wk for half-day MVP* $115/wk $224/wk of 5/29-6/2 MVP* $184/wk $112/wk of 5/29-6/2 for half-day MVP* $92/wk
Rising 2nd-8th grades Week 1 (June 4-8) Strategy, teamwork, checkmate, and fun - do these words sound interesting to you? The LJCC is partnering with Caesar Lawrence of Caesar Chess to provide a week of chess instruction and tournaments. Learn the value of teamwork and cooperation with different chess exercises. â€œChess is everything: art, science, and sport.â€? -Anatoly Karpov
Rising 2nd-8th grades Week 1 (June 4-8) Do you like to spend time outdoors? If so, this is the perfect camp for you. Camping, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and survival skills are all part of this adventure. You will enjoy climbing on a climbing wall provided by First Avenue Rocks as well as other outdoor activities. Come make new friends while exploring activities that will connect you to the great outdoors. $280/wk MVP* $230/wk
$280/wk MVP* $230/wk
**Chess camp must have at least 15 campers signed up by May 25 or the camp will be canceled.
Rising 5th-8th grades Weeks 1 (June 4-8) Campers will use Sphero robotic balls and Blockly, a Scratch-like coding program, as they discover coding and robotics through fun projects. Projects and challenges will include basic coding/navigation with the Sphero as a warm up before navigating mazes, obstacle courses, art/painting, chariot races, and more. Campers will need all their creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills to become Sphero masters! $290/wk MVP* $240/wk
*MVP - Member Value Price
Rising 2nd-8th grades Week 2 (June 11-15) Who has S-P-I-R-I-T? This camp is perfect for beginner cheerleaders and those who want to sharpen their skills. Campers will learn all of the cheerleading basics including fun jumps, spirits, SUPERSTAR cheers, and pom-pom dances. The campers will also be introduced to gymnastics, starting with rolls, handstands, cartwheels, etc. depending on the camperâ€™s ability. This is a fantastic camp for every future cheerleader. Campers will have an opportunity to show off their cheernastics at the end of the week at the Camp LJCC Sports Flag Football Game. $280/wk MVP* $230/wk
Rising 2nd-8th grades Week 2 (June 11-15) Flag Football is the perfect camp for athletes who want a complete introduction to Americaâ€™s Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball, including the core components of passing, catching, and defensive positioning - all presented in a fun and positive environment. The week ends with the Camp LJCC Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! $280/wk MVP* $230/wk
Rising 3rd-8th grades Week 3 (June 18-22) Power up your engineering skills with over 100,000 pieces of LEGOS! Campers will apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and more! Using the latest technology, campers will design and build as never before. They will explore their craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning campers to engineer at the next level. $290/wk MVP* $240/wk
Rising 2nd-8th grades Week 4 (June 25-29) Dribbling, shooting, offensive and defensive skills training, conditioning, and scrimmaging are all a part of this camp. Terry Drake, a Skills Champ Sports Camp Coach, will help campers who are new to the game learn basketball fundamentals to succeed in leagues. Intermediate level players can continue to hone their skills with proper instruction from high-level coaches. The goal of this camp is to teach campers the fundamentals of the game of basketball and to develop their individual and team skills so they can go on to play basketball at a more competitive level now or in the future. $280/wk MVP* $230/wk
Rising 2nd-8th grades Week 4 (June 25-29) Do you like brain teasers and games like Flappy Bird and Plants vs. Zombies? Find out how they are made in our Computer Coding Camp. Campers will learn the basics of computer science and programming through fun and engaging online puzzles. Whether youâ€™re a computer whiz or a tech novice, you can learn to code and have a blast while doing so! $290/wk MVP* $240/wk
*MVP - Member Value Price
Rising 2nd-8th grades Week 4 & 8 (June 25-29 & July 23-27) Ready, set, cook! This camp will introduce campers to skills that will be sure to have their taste buds watering. Learn to prepare a variety of great food that kids can easily make on their own. Campers will learn kitchen safety, proper food handling, food preparation, and cooking and baking techniques. $280/wk MVP* $230/wk
Rising 2nd-8th grades Week 5 (July 2-6) Splish-Splash - this camp is a blast! Get off the pool deck and into the water! Learn about the wonders of water and everything that goes in it and on it. Explore the joys of water through active, engaging activities, games, and water adventures while developing better swim skills. Pack your sunscreen and get ready for a “wet” week of camp! $280/wk MVP* $230/wk
Rising 2nd-8th grades Weeks 6 & 7 (July 9-20) Join us center stage as we learn the magic of theatre. Campers will spend two weeks learning basic acting and performance techniques while developing selfconfidence, poise, and stage presence. The campers will show off their amazing new skills in a performance for family and friends. This year’s production will be Disney Jr.’s The Jungle Book. $520/2wks MVP* $410/2wks
Rising 2nd-8th grades Week 6 (July 9-13) Welcome, and enter if you dare! Dynamic Education Adventure will help campers enter a mad scientistâ€™s lab where they will examine and create some of the weirdest, creepiest, and craziest science experiments ever seen. Whether it is funky physics, crazy chemistry, bizarre biology, or creepy creatures, it is guaranteed to be a week full of extremely weird and wild science. $280/wk MVP* $230/wk
Ages 5-12 Week 6 (July 9-13) Each session will focus on skill development for young soccer players. Campers will learn soccer skills and techniques through exercises and games specifically designed for the young player. Campers are encouraged to learn and develop at their own pace under the careful guidance of the director and his expert staff. The emphasis is always on fun and learning. Register Online at UABSoccerCamp.com
Rising 4th-8th grades Week 7 (July 16-20) Do you like to draw cartoon characters? If so, then this is the camp for you. A caricature is a drawing of a real person or animal with distorted or exaggerated features, while still retaining a likeness. Caricatures are a unique and creative art. Tim Rocks is a local artist who specializes in this unique art form. Campers will enjoy seeing cartoon versions of themselves, and creating their own unique caricatures. You are sure to leave this camp with a new talent! $280/wk MVP* $230/wk
Rising 2nd-8th grades Week 8 (July 23-27) Pack your bag and join us on a worldwide exploration of creativity while sampling artistic styles from across the globe! Be sure your budding artist brings their creative hat for a week of artistic fun! $280/wk MVP* $230/wk
*MVP - Member Value Price
Once again, Camp LJCC is thrilled to welcome shlichim (Israeli Counselors) to Alabama. These young adults bring Israel to your child’s camp experience and can do the same in your home. Families who have hosted shlichim in the past will tell you what an enriching experience it is. If you would like the opportunity to host one of these amazing Israelis, please contact Tina Weldon at 205.510.9022 or email@example.com. The shlichim arrive in May and stay through the end of July. Optimal hosting sessions are 2-3 weeks, and families can choose to house one or both shlichim.
Being part of the JCC Summer Day Camp staff is a unique and rewarding experience. Teachers, college students, and high school students all have a place on our staff. Counselor responsibilities include: • Developing daily camp activities. • Responsibility for knowing each camper’s special needs (physical, emotional, family, psychological, medications, allergies, dynamics between campers, etc.) • Engaging in specialty activities (drama, arts and crafts, sports, etc.), actively participate in free swim sessions, and aid lifeguards to ensure pool safety. • Skills required: organization, creativity, the ability to ensure the safety of your campers at all times, maintenance of accurate attendance logs, etc. • Must set a positive example for his/her peers and younger staff members. • Reports directly to the Camp Director • Salary is based on experience and seniority. If you would like to be considered for a position as a counselor or specialist, please complete the 2017 Counselor Application online at bhamjcc.org and provide a minimum of two reference forms.
Rising 9th and 10th graders Camp LJCC’s new CIT programing is designed to teach leadership skills and community responsibility to rising 9th and 10th graders, all while training them to be standout counselors in the years to come. CITs will split their time between working with camper groups and training alongside their fellow CITs in areas such as leadership, camp programing, counseling, and community service. The CIT program is designed to be a transitional summer between camper and staff, allowing these lucky, hand-selected teens to have fun while challenging themselves and gaining valuable life experience. Subject to application and interview. CIT Registration fee $150 Apply online at bhamjcc.org. Requirements to be a CIT: • Entering 9th or 10th grade • Submit two reference forms completed by non-family members • Have a strong desire to work with children • Willing to learn and develop leadership skills, social awareness, and counselor/job skills • Willing to challenge yourself in a group setting • Team player, positive attitude, and hardworking
Please read carefully before you complete your camper’s registration form. PRIORITY REGISTRATION: Registrations are processed in the order they are received. Enrollment is on a firstcome, first-served basis. LJCC family memberships must be in good standing and remain active throughout the entire camp session in order to receive member rates. The registration form, medical form, and emergency contact form MUST be completed in order for the registration to be processed. These forms can be found online at bhamjcc.org, as well as at the Welcome Center. If you have questions, call Tina Weldon at 205.510.9022. For information on LJCC membership, please contact Laura Lovett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth Wilson at email@example.com. LIMITED ENROLLMENT: Due to Birmingham licensing, each session has a fixed maximum number of campers that may be accommodated. Parents will be notified if they are put on a waitlist. For the safety of our campers, enrollment cannot be expanded beyond capacity. Please register early to ensure your placement. There is a separate waitlist for each camp. Slots are filled as space becomes available per camp. All programs are contingent upon minimum enrollment. TUITION AND DEPOSITS: There is a $75 ($50 Member Value Price) registration fee per child due at the time of registration. The camp registration fee is nonrefundable. Camp withdrawals or additions must be in writing on the LJCC Drop/Add request form. There is a $20 administrative fee for each Drop/Add form processed, and you will be responsible for any difference in price of the camps. A full refund is given if notice is 4 or more weeks prior to start date. There is a 75% refund for 3 or more weeks, a 50% refund for 2 or more weeks, and a 25% refund for less than 2 weeks prior to start date. Once the camp begins, no refund is given. Payments for camps are due on the 1st of the month in which that camp occurs (i.e. payment for camps that take place in June will be drafted on June 1). If you register for camp after the 1st of the month in which that camp occurs, payment is due at the time of registration. If camp fees have not been paid and you drop a camp 4 weeks in advance, no charge, 3 weeks prior to the camp 25% is due, 2 weeks or less 50% is due, and if the camp is dropped the week of that camp, the full amount is due. Camp fees can be paid by cash, checks made payable to the LJCC, or charged to all major credit cards. For any questions regarding payment please contact Stephanie Salvago at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205.879.0411.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: If you need financial assistance, please contact Tina Weldon at 205.879.0411 to request scholarship information. In order to qualify you must be an LJCC member in good standing. Based on financial need and personal circumstances, a reduction in fees may be granted. INCLUSION AT CAMP LJCC: We support the inclusion of all children in camp. We believe that all people deserve to be included no matter one’s physical, social, or emotional barriers. Camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! We encourage everybody to experience camp sometime in their life. We look forward to supporting you and your child to encourage a successful and fun-filled summer! Please contact Katie Hausman at email@example.com or 205.879.0411. LJCC CAMP FORMS: All forms MUST be received at the time of registration. Forms are available at the LJCC Welcome Center as well as online at bhamjcc.org. No camper will be able to attend camp unless these forms are on file. Please do not bring them the first day of camp. LUNCH: All campers will bring a lunch and refillable drink bottle each day. Kosher hot lunch is available for purchase everyday through Bo’s Kosher Café for $6 per day. Domino’s pizza will be available on Fridays for an additional $6. If you would like to order lunch, please fill out the lunch order form available online or at the Welcome Desk. You can also contact Tara Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205.960.1226. The LJCC will provide a morning snack for each camper.
CARPOOL: Each camp will receive two carpool tags. Families are required to show these cards when picking up children. Pick-up is at the Sokol Fitness Center entrance at 3:30PM. SESSION CHANGES: If a participant wishes to switch camps and space allows, we request a two-day notice prior to the beginning of the session. You are responsible for any price difference in the camps plus a $20 fee.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOGRAPHY: The LJCC reserves the right to photograph and videotape camp and sports activities for use in publicity and promotional materials. If you do not wish for your child’s photo to be used, please notify us in writing and provide a photo of your child.
Camp Kâ€™Ton Ton (18 months - 4 years) Infant Half Day Program (6 - 17 months)
Our eight-week camp offers preschoolers a chance to enjoy a variety of recreational and educational summer experiences including cooking, camping, science, dance, music, and more. The activity-filled days are designed to expand your childâ€™s interests, teach skills, and promote group cooperation through swimming, outdoor activities, creative movement, arts and crafts, and Judaic programming. Each week features outdoor games, swimming, arts and crafts, and special activities for each age group.
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Barbara Traweek, Cohn Early Childhood Learning Center Director, has been working at the J since 1993, first as a preschool teacher and then as Director of the Cohn ECLC. She received her degree from UAB in Early Childhood & Elementary Education. Barbara has been a member of the J since 1976, and she is also an alum of the LJCC Summer Camps. You can email Barbara at email@example.com
Beth Lovett, Cohn Early Childhood Learning Center Assistant Director, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She began working at the LJCC in 2009 and has been in ECLC for the last 7 years. You can email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about, or to register for, Camp ECLC, please contact Barbara Traweek at email@example.com, Beth Lovett at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the preschool office at 205.510.9032.
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Why not extend the summer fun all year long? Join the LJCC and get full access to everything that the J has to offer! You will receive special Member Value Pricing on camp and other LJCC programs. To see all of the exciting and fun programs, visit our website at bhamjcc.org. For more information on membership contact Laura Lovett at email@example.com or Beth Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Itâ€™s that time of year again!
Summer Camp 2018
Including Day Camp, Sports, Specialty Camps and MORE! June 18-22 Week 3
June 25 - June 29 Week 4
Day Camp Legorobotics Camp Tennis Camp #2
Day Camp Basketball Camp Top Chef Camp #1 Computer Coding Camp
May 29 - June 1 Pre-Camp
June 4-8 Week 1
Pre-Camp Mini Camp Tennis Camp #1
Day Camp Chess Camp The Great Outdoors Camp Sphero Camp
July 2-6* Week 5
July 9-13 Week 6
July 16-20 Week 7
July 23-27 Week 8
July 30-Aug. 3 Post-Camp
Aug. 6-10 Post-Camp
Day Camp Splash Camp
Day Camp Broadway at the J Camp (2wks) Mad Science Camp UAB Soccer Camp
Day Camp Broadway at the J Camp (2wks) Tennis Camp #3 Tom Rocks Caricatures Camp
Day Camp Art Camp Top Chef Camp #2
*No Camp July 4
June 11-15 Week 2 Day Camp Cheernastics Camp Flag Football Camp
Register online at bhamjcc.org today!