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SUMMER

DAY CAMP

2016 Summer programs for 4-16 year-old campers


SUMMER 2016 is shaping up to be one of our best summers yet!

More field trips. More special events. More fun everywhere you look. We are excited to continue our popular weekly Artists-in-Residence program for our Ruach Camps, our Community Service Camp for teens with and without disabilities, and so many more of the popular camps your children have come to love. In addition to all the amazing activities that you know, each week campers will spend focused time with professional artists, craftspeople, specialists and performers learning about cooking, gardening, magic, jewelry-making, needle crafts, and more!

This summer, in partnership with Imagination Stage our Theater Camp will be performing The Emperor’s New Clothes on the Theater J Stage. Also, campers will have a blast working with Play-Well TEKnologies at our Star Wars-themed Lego® Camp.

Pre Summer June 20–June 24

Session 1 June 27 – July 1

Session 2 July 5– July 8

July 11 - July 15

July 18 - July 22

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Karate Camp 1–2

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Theater Camp Super J 1

Super J 2

Karate Camp 5–6

Theater Camp Super J 1

Karate Camp 7

Super J 2 Travel Camp

Theater Camp

CIT 1 Community Service Camp

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Community Service Camp 9

Community Service Camp 10–12

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New for this summer is our Travel Camp. Campers will go on exciting day trips around the DC area and have the unique opportunity to explore and learn along the way. We’re also happy to announce that we will be bringing back Karate Camp this summer! Campers will spend a week working with a trained professional to develop, learn, and enhance their skills. I am here to answer your questions, so please call or email me at 202.777.3270 or GregF@washingtondcjcc.org.

Welcome to our camp family! Greg Feitel Director of Camp Programs Washington DCJCC Session 3 July 25–July 29

August 1 –August 5

Session 4 August 8 - August 12

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Jr. J Kids 4

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J Kids 4 Lego Camp Jedi Engineering

J Kids 3 Jr. Outdoor Adventure Camp Super J 3 Adventure Camp 1

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Summer Fun

August 15 - August 19

August 22–August 26 Summer Fun 1

Chess Camp

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Super J 4 Lego Camp Jedi Master Engineering

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RUACH CAMPS (SPIRIT) ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE Each week we will host a different specialist to add to the camp experience! Join us for concentrations in cooking, gardening, magic, jewelry-making, needle crafts, and more!

Jr J Kids

Ages: entering Pre-K Campers must be four-years-old by September 30, 2016 Session I: June 27 – July 8 Session II: July 11 – July 22 Session III: July 25 – August 5 Session IV: August 8 – August 19

Jr J Kids fill their days with swimming, music, art, Israeli dance, and sports. Campers enjoy field trips, theme days, and special entertainers in each session.

J Kids

Ages: entering grades K–2 Campers must be five-years-old by September 30, 2016 Session I: June 27 – July 8 Session II: July 11 – July 22 Session III: July 25 – August 5 Session IV: August 8 – August 19

J Kids fill their days with all the amazing things that DCJCC Summer Camp have to offer, like swimming, music, art, field trips, and more, with low camper-to-staff ratios and down-time during the day.

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Super J Kids Ages: entering grades 3 – 6

Session I: June 27 – July 8 Session II: July 11 – July 22 Session III: July 25 – August 5 Session IV: August 8 – August 19

Super J Kids is customized for our older campers, with extra field trips and additional special activities.

Summer Fun Weeks

Ages: entering Pre-K – 6 Campers must be four-years-old by September 30, 2016 Pre-Summer Fun: June 20 – June 24 Summer Fun Session I: August 22 – August 26

Extend your summer with the DCJCC’s Summer Fun Weeks! These camps pack everything into one-week sessions and add an extra field trip.

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SPECIALTY CAMPS Theater Camp Ages: entering grades 1–6 Session I: July 11 – July 22

Under the direction and guidance of professional teaching artists from Imagination Stage, campers learn the “nuts and bolts” of developing a story, creating characters, and putting on a play from “page to stage.” Camp days are filled with fun, active, educational experiences in creative drama, music, movement, and visual arts/production, along with rehearsals for an original musical production. This camp also develops important life-long learning skills such as teamwork, active listening, creativity, spontaneity, and risk-taking. At the end of the two weeks, campers share their final performance with family and friends.

The Emperor’s New Clothes A delightful fairy tale musical for unison and 2-part voices. Experience this new, humorous setting of the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, Th​e Emperor’s New Clothes, ​adapted by the popular writing team of Dave and Jean Perry. This well-known tale is of a good-hearted but gullible king, duped by two cunning scoundrels who weave an invisible suit of clothes that only the wise can see.

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Lego® Star Wars Ages: entering grades K – 6 Session: August 8 – August 12

At LEGO® Camp, campers spend half the day working with the experts from Play Well Technologies (www.play-well.org) on designing and building LEGO® projects, and the other half of the day enjoying all of the other wonderful things the DCJCC Camps have to offer.

Jedi Engineering Ages: entering grades K – 2 The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects, such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Jedi Master Engineering

Ages: entering grades 3 – 6 The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO® X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

Travel Camp Ages: entering grades 5–7 Session: July 5 – 8

Travel camp is an awesome mix of adventure, memories, and friends. Campers will spend each day at a different site throughout the DC Maryland and Virginia area exploring a wide variety of places and activities. Trips include amusement parks, historical sites, outdoor adventure and recreation, and much more!

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Outdoor Adventure Camp Ages: entering grades 3–6 Session I: July 25 – July 29 Session II: August 1 – August 5

Campers stretch their legs outside the Beltway to enjoy many of the different wonderful outdoor activities that the region has to offer. Campers will hike in the Shenandoah National Forest, learn map and compass skills, canoe or raft in some of our local scenic rivers, visit natural springs and watering holes, and spend the night outdoors. Campers will have a great time learning about the outdoors while they are experiencing it!

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Jr. Adventure Camp Ages: entering grades 1–2 Session: August 1 – August 5

Our Jr. Adventure Camp takes some of the highlights from our program for older campers and makes them accessible to our younger campers. Campers may go hiking at alls Great Falls National Park, climbing at a local reat F G t a g Hikin rock gym, tubing down a local river, and more. (Please note that the younger campers do not go on an overnight trip.)

Chess Camp Ages: entering grades K – 6 Session: August 15 – August 19

Regardless of previous chess-playing ability, Chess Camp is fun for fans of the game! From beginners’ strategy to building mastery, this camp will provide lessons, mentoring, and the full complement of DCJCC camp activities.

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LEADERSHIP CAMPS Counselors-in-Training (CITs) Ages: entering grades 7–8 Session I: June 27 – July 8 Session II: July 11 – July 22 Session III: July 25 – August 5 Session IV: August 8 – August 19

Combine leadership training with all the fun of a summer at camp. In addition to being a role model for the younger campers, and participating in CIT-only field trips, CITs will coordinate m​itzvah p​ rojects and Fun Days for the Ruach camps. CITs also earn community service credit (30 SSL hours per two-week session).

Leaders-in-Training (LITs) Ages: entering 9th​​grade; must have completed two years of a CIT program, entering 10th​g​ rade (or higher); must have completed one year of a CIT program (here or at another camp.) Session I: June 27 – July 8 Session II: July 11 – July 22 Session III: July 25 – August 5 Session IV: August 8 – August 19

To apply, complete the application (available online) and interview with one of the summer camp staff. Leaders-in-Training (LIT) is a program for selected teens looking for a deeper training as a camp counselor. LITs receive training in CPR, best practices for working with children, and how to plan and implement special events. Successful completion of the program will earn each LIT a small stipend. Participation is by application and interview only. If accepted, there is no cost to attend this program.

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SUMMER OF SERVICE CAMP (FOR TEENS) Spend your summer making the world a better place. Teens of all abilities will work directly with the DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service (MCCCS) to help change lives. Community service opportunities include food distribution, shelter repair, working with seniors, community clean-up, and more. Counselors and special education professionals work closely with campers to make this inclusive Service Camp accessible and to ensure everyone enjoys the full diversity of our community. Campers earn up to 30 SSL hours of community service per week.

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Entering grades 7-8 Session Dates: Session I: June 27 – July 1

Learn about the DCJCC’s Inclusion Policy on page 12.

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FACT SHEET Great Facilities

Campers enjoy many fun-filled facilities at the Washington DCJCC, including a gymnasium, dance studio, indoor pool, art classroom, community hall, kitchen classroom, squash/racquetball courts, and a theater, plus nearby playgrounds and parks.

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The safety and well-being of our campers are our top priorities. We maintain low camper-to-counselor ratios to ensure that our campers are wellsupervised at all times. All staff members are certified in first aid, and lead counselors are certified in CPR.

Lunch & Snacks

Each day, campers should bring a vegetarian or dairy lunch that is peanutfree. On Fridays, lunch is on us! Snacks will be provided to campers every day.

Transportation

The Washington DCJCC is conveniently located near Dupont Circle at the corner of 16th & Q Streets, NW. We are four blocks east of the Dupont Circle Metro–Q Street exit. Curbside drop-off and pick-up and our adjacent parking lot make it easy for commuting parents. As camp time nears, we are able to help coordinate carpools with campers from the same neighborhoods.

Registration and Deposit

To reserve your spot for the 2016 camp season, fill out the secure registration online at dcjcc.org/camp. Registration includes a $200 non-refundable deposit for each child per session. If you prefer to pay by check, please contact the Camp Office at 202.777.3270 Camp registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The balance of fees and all completed forms are due in the Camp Office by F​riday, May 20, 2016.​Any registrations made after May 20 must be paid in full at the time of registration. No children will be allowed to begin their camp experience without all fees being paid in full.

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Early Drop-Offff and Aftercare

Early Drop-Off (before 8:30 AM) and Aftercare (after 3:30 PM) are available for an additional fee. See details on page 14.

Refunds

No refunds will be made for withdrawals after May 24, 2016. The Washington DCJCC reserves the right to request that a camper leave the camp because of violation of the camp regulations or because of personal conduct that interferes with the health or welfare of her/himself or others. If this should occur, no refunds will be given. No refunds or make-up dates will be available in the event of cancellation due to severe weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond the DCJCC’s control.

Cancellation Policy

The Washington DCJCC reserves the right to cancel any camp program due to insufficient enrollment. Should this occur, we will make every effort to accommodate registered campers in other programs. If we cannot do so, we will offer a full refund.

Sibling Discounts

Families registering one camper for at least one session of camp can receive a 10% discount on their second child’s overall bill and 20% on their third child’s overall fee. Families receiving the Sibling Discount are not eligible for the Early Bird Discount.

Early Registration

Campers registered and paid in full by 3:00 PM, Friday, February 26, 2016, will receive 10% off their overall fee. Families receiving the Early Bird Discount are not eligible for the Sibling Discount.

Contact the DCJCC Summer Day Camp Washington DCJCC 1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 t.(202) 777-3270 e. GregF@washingtondcjcc.org w. washingtondcjcc.org/camp

Inclusion Policy The DCJCC embraces inclusion in all its programs and activities. We welcome and encourage the participation of all people, regardless of their background, sexual orientation, abilities, or religion, including interfaith couples and families.

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Multi Session Discounts

Campers registered for multiple sessions will receive a discount based on the number of sessions: 3 Sessions ........................$100 off 4 Session .........................$150 off 5 or More Sessions ............$200 off

Partial Sessions

While we think it is best for a camper to stay for a full session, we know that it does not always work out that way for your family’s schedule. Therefore, we do allow partial-session registration. If you would like to register for a shorter session, we will pro-rate the fees by week, with a surcharge of $85 for the week missed.

Year-Round Camp Programs at the DCJCC

The Washington DCJCC offers day camps when schools are out, but when parents are not. For information on Spring Fun Days, No School Today camps, Snow Days, Winter Fun Days, and all other youth programs, please visit our website at DCJCC.org/kids.​You can also receive monthly updates by sending a request to GregF@washingtondcjcc.org

Important Dates for All Campers FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

 Deadline for Early Registration Receive 10% off your bill when you pay in full by Friday, February 26.

FRIDAY, MAY 20 Payment in full and all forms due MONDAY, JULY 4

Closed for Independence Day

Camp Hours EARLY DROP-OFF 7:45 am–8:30 am CAMP DAY 8:30 am–3:30 pm AFTERCARE 3:30 pm–6:00 pm

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The Paula Seigle Goldman Fund, the Shirley Povich Sports Scholarship Fund and the Irving Wallace Fund support the programs of the DCJCC’s Summer Day Camp. The Bernard and Etta Watson Science Education Fund also supports programming during camp.

CAMP

Member/Non-member Price per Session

EARLY MORNINGS 75* AFTER CARE $125* PRE SUMMER

$495 / $570

JR J KIDS

$795 / $910

J KIDS

$795 / $910

SUPER J KIDS

$805/$920

SUMMER FUN WEEKS

$495 / $570

THEATER CAMP

$960 / $1100

TRAVEL CAMP

$490 / $560

LEGO® CAMP

$490 / $560

JR ADVENTURE CAMP

$490 / $560

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

$490 / $560

KARATE CAMP

$490 / $560

CHESS CAMP

$490 / $560

COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING $490 / $560 SUMMER OF SERVICE CAMP

$390 / $440

LEADERS-IN-TRAINING FREE *Price per week Discounts: We offer a 10% sibling discount for all fees for the second child (20% for the third child). To receive Member Pricing, you must have a valid DCJCC membership through the end of your child’s camp season. If you would like to register for a shorter session, we will pro-rate the fees by week with a surcharge of $85 for the week missed. Contact Greg Feitel for more information.

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t. 202.777.3270 e. GregF@washingtondcjcc.org

For more information contact Greg Feitel at

If you are in middle school or high school, check out the programs designed just for you on pages 7 – 10.

Greg Feitel, D​irector of Camp & School-Age Programs

Bini Silver, Chief Administrative Officer

Carole R. Zawatsky, C​hief Executive Officer

Stephen Kelin, B​oard President

Washington DCJCC Irwin P. Edlavitch Building 1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

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