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Camp J

Summer Camp J

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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.
$280 / $325 GUEST PER WEEK 

(Kickoff Mini Week: $170 / $200 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.
$310 / $360 GUEST 

(Kickoff Mini Week: $190/ $220 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.

$330 / $380 GUEST

(Week 7: $380/ $410Guest)

(Kickoff Mini Week: $200/ $230 Guest)

Tiyul Travel Calendar

BONIM (BUILDERS) ENTERING GRADE 9

The Counselor-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.

$125 / $175 GUEST

(Kickoff Mini Week: $75/ $105 Guest)

PRE 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

$60 / $85 GUEST (PER DAY)

Registration Discounts

15% off – Camp Registration Day – Register in person on 1/12 @ the J,  12-3pm

5% off – Camp Discount Day – Register in person anytime on 3/1 @ the J

5% off – Sibling Discount*

5% off – Deployed Military Family Discount

All of our registration discounts apply to JCC members only.  Registration Day discounts are only applied to weeks which are registered in person on the day and time specified.  The sibling discount applies to each *additional* sibling. For more information or any questions, contact Josh Shenker at jshenker@tucsonjcc.org or 520.299.3000, x192

Financial Assistance

We provide financial assistance for eligible families for membership and camp fees.  Scholarship applications are due March 31, 2020.  Applications are accepted after that date, however reward is based on availability.  Any relevant registration percentage discounts come off the original camp rate, while scholarship then comes off the remaining balance. All scholarship applicants, including returning scholarship recipients, must complete a 2020 application with 2019 tax returns.  For more information, contact Monica Rosenbaum at mrosenbaum@tucsonjcc.org or 520.299.3000 x110

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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Do you have plans this weekend? Help us ring in the holiday season (and get a jump start on your 2020 exercise goals) at the Hot Chocolate Fun Run this Sunday, Dec 15! 1K/5K/10K routes are available, and the whole family is welcome to attend.

More info and registration below--see you there!
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Shabbat Shalom! Wishing all of our friends, near and far, a warm and restful weekend.
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Tucson JCC
Cycle for Good is back! Join Laura Swenson and music with DJ Thoolan for a special 2 hour Spin ride to benefit The J Taglit Program.

Spinning wheels will complement spinning dreidels as the fourth annual Movement-wide stationary bike event called Cycle for Good takes off on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Thanks to staggered start times, many participants in Cycle for Good will ride indoor bikes at the same time in Jewish Community Centers across North America. Each JCC will ride and raise money for a charity of their choice.

Reserve your bike now for 8am, 9am or both for a suggested donation of $18!
https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=30288&sid=575270
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Tucson JCC
Free event alert! Join us to kick off the holiday season at GLOW, an interactive glow-in-the-dark party for the whole family. More info and registration here: https://operations.daxko.com/Online/5078/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?program_id=TMP27400&locations=B330
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Winter break is just around the corner, and Camp J is the place for your kids to play, explore, and have a blast this holiday season:

https://tucsonjcc.org/children-and-teens/camp-j/winter-camp-j/
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Tucson JCC
There's still time to sign up for our 1/5/10K Hot Chocolate Fun Run on the 15th! Kick off the holiday season with us--the whole family is welcome!
https://tucsonjcc.org/sports-and-wellness/run-series/hot-chocolate-run/
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