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Camp J

Summer Camp J

Summer Camp J
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May 28th – August 2nd
(weekly registration)
Monday – Friday | 9AM – 4PM
AM care starting at 7 and
PM care as late as 6, included free!

Camp is closed July 4 & July 5
(there is a one-day travel camp option on Friday, July 5)

Programs & Activities

Our camp activities and programs include: arts and crafts, athletics, swimming, field trips, music, drama, cooking, gardening, STEM, archery, Ga-Ga, and so much more!

SHALOM (PEACE) ENTERING GRADES K-2

A program designed for campers to enjoy the traditional day camp experience and explore all Camp J has to offer. Grouped by age, campers are involved in programming designed to meet the needs of their developmental level. Shalom campers participate in activities led by experienced specialist instructors as well as get a taste of our Chugim (specialty choice electives). Daily swim and swim instruction are part of the summer fun.
$270 MEMBER / $315 GUEST (WEEK 6: $220 / $260 GUEST)

GIBORIM (HEROES) ENTERING GRADES 3-5

In Giborim, campers enjoy a traditional day camp designed to nurture creativity and build skills while allowing campers to explore new interests, have fun, and be a part of our camp community. Giborim campers participate in activities led by experienced specialist instructors as well as have Chugim (specialty choice electives) to be able to choose their own activities throughout the week. A Weekly field trip is also part of the program.
$295 / $340 GUEST (WEEK 6: $240 / $280 GUEST)

TIYUL (TRIP) ENTERING GRADES 6-8

Nothing says adventure like Camp Tiyul! Each week we embark on exciting excursions. We will be going on a variety of day trips and overnight trips each week. Much of the camp programming is designed to engage campers in teamwork, making new friends, and helping create the awareness of self. $315 / $360 GUEST (WEEK 6: $260 / $300 GUEST)

GESHER (BRIDGE) ENTERING GRADES 6-8

Gesher is a non-travel alternative for our Tiyul campers who do not wish to travel out of town. The camp day will consist of elective choice periods, experiential learning through higher level specialized activities, and service learning and contribution in service projects. Our Gesher program is designed to give older campers a unique experience built toward the needs of tween and teen participants. Campers will gain confidence by building new skills and making new friends. $295 / $340 GUEST (AVAILABLE WEEKS 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, & 9)

BONIM (BUILDERS) ENTERING GRADE 9

The Leader-In-Training program is a place where teenagers learn the skills needed to be the next generation of leaders. Bonim Campers will work with campers of all ages under the guidance of Camp J staff all while still enjoying time for social interaction. Our LIT’s will participate in team-building, leadership training, and experience a summer they will never forget. Enrollment in Camp Bonim requires a pre-camp interview for eligibility and expectations. $125 / $175 GUEST (WEEK 6: $100 / $140 GUEST)

PRE & POST CAMP (GRADES K-5)

KIDS ON THE MOVE
Kids on the move provides the opportunity for campers to explore and visit local attractions and activities in the surrounding community. In addition to our day trip, campers will get the chance to go swimming and enjoy structured activities around The J.
TRIPS INCLUDE:
5/23 – Golf n Stuff
5/24 – Skate Country
8/5 – Quincie Douglas Pool
8/6 – Peter Piper Pizza
8/7 – Pump It Up

$60 / $85 GUEST (PER DAY)

Inclusion

Our award-winning, Special Needs Inclusion Program is designed to include children with certain special needs into the Camp J day-camp setting. Children are carefully paired with advocates in a 1:1, 1:2, or 1:3 ratio. We work with parents, children, staff, and support coordinators as a team to create the best summer camp experience possible. About 15% of our campers are in the inclusion program, ages range from 5 to 12. For more information, contact Emily Malin at emalin@tucsonjcc.org or 520.299.3000 x168

Forms & Resources

Immunization Policy:
“For the health, safety and welfare of both the staff and students, the Tucson Jewish Community Center follows all the Department of Health Services vaccination requirements for students entering our program. Documentation of compliance, from an M.D. OR D.O., with these requirements shall be provided to the center for all students upon entry to our programs. The center will monitor on-going vaccination compliance. This follows the standards and policies of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and the American Council on Immunization and Prevention. There are no religious or personal exemptions to this policy. Medical exemptions will be reviewed by the Director with medical consultation as necessary.”
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As we close out another fun-filled, amazing week here at the J, we are wishing you all a beautiful weekend! May you have some time to disconnect from the week and reconnect with what really matters in your life. Shabbat Shalom!
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Do you want to learn to dance like this? You can do it with us! Tango levels 1 and 2 are now enrolling, with drop-in options available. More info here: http://bit.ly/32pvGDn
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The 2020 Tucson International Jewish Film Festival is just around the corner! We're working hard on updating our website with details, but in the meantime we wanted to share a trailer for the much anticipated film, "The Mamboniks", which will screen on Jan 5 in Saddlebrooke and on Jan 10 at the J.
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The good, the better, the best: Our benchmarking survey is live and we want to hear from you! Help us serve you better by completing a brief 10-minute survey here: http://ow.ly/q2ra50x1TaS
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It's getting cold outside and you know what that means: It's Hot Chocolate Time! Join us for our 2nd annual Hanukkah Hot Chocolate fun run/walk on December 5th. 1/5/10K routes are available. Registration is open now: http://bit.ly/2pFzov7
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A note from our awesome member, Vicki Velasco: "I started my journey at the Tucson JCC last May. I was 62, weighed almost 300 pounds and knew I had to do something to get healthy. I started small – mostly at the pool with my granddaughter! Last September I decided to work with a trainer, checked out the information sheets for three trainers and was fortunate to start working with Rhina Gerhauser.

"Rhina talked with me about my goals and helped me get going with twice-weekly 30 minute workouts. My second small step! I started feeling better, but was still only working out when I saw Rhina. In May of this year I went to the doctor and had a bit of a “wake-up call.” I was told if I didn’t make some changes, my only recourse for losing weight would be weight-loss surgery.

"The 100 Day Challenge at the JCC started the next week and I was all-in! I asked Rhina to measure me at the beginning and I committed to getting into the J each work day. Rhina measured me at the end of the challenge and I had lost 12.5”!

"Because I was coming regularly to the J, I started getting to know people and was amazed at the community I was discovering. So many people were encouraging and commented on my progress. I also started taking classes in addition to doing cardio and personal training. While I have a long journey ahead to reach my health and weight loss goals, I am well on my way, thanks to being at the J!

"I am excited to explore new opportunities like cooking and dance classes and the film festival as part of the new Passport program. Joining the JCC was just a beginning – being a part of the JCC community keeps me going!"
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