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Camp J Day Camp

Summer Camp registration is open now!

*Camp J is filling up fast! Shalom is on a waitlist for weeks 1-9. Giborim for weeks 1-10. Tiyul for weeks 7 and 8.*

The Best Day Camp in Tucson

As one of the only American Camp Association accredited day camps in Tucson, Camp J is Tucson’s most trusted camping programs. Our summer and winter camps are full of fun activities that promote creativity, initiative, and leadership.

Day camp at the J is much more than childcare–it’s a place for having experiences that last a lifetime. We are in the business of creating lifelong friendships, turning camp memories into lifelong stories, and teaching and developing lifelong skills. 

Our Camp staff are all CPR/First Aid certified and background checked. Additionally, they receive extensive pre-camp training in safety, behavior management, conflict resolution, and group dynamics.

Within a camper’s day they will experience group activities in our full-sized gym, tennis courts, outdoor fields, computer lab, art studio, swim activities at the pool, water play at our Splash Pad, as well as specialized activities such as Archery, Cooking, STEM, and Discovery (our experiential learning program).

Contact Robin Kelley, Director of Camping Services, with questions or concerns at rkelley@tucsonjcc.org.    

If you believe your camper requires additional support during the summer, please contact the J’s Inclusion Coordinator, Haylee Davis at hadavis@tucsonjcc.org

Summer Camp J 2022 is May 31-August 3

Shalom (Peace): Grades K-2

A program designed for campers to enjoy the traditional day camp experience and explore all the Tucson J has to offer. Grouped by age and led by experienced specialist instructors, campers partake in programming designed to meet the needs of their developmental level and participate in Chugim (electives) they choose for themselves every Friday. Social and emotional skill development is paramount for this age group – being in community allows campers to grow together and create lasting friendships. Shalom campers receive daily swim instruction as part of their summer fun.

*Shalom is waitlisted for weeks 1 through 9 

Weeks 1-9 $295 members/$345 community; Week 10 $200/$240 

Giborim (Heroes): Grades 3-5

In Giborim, campers enjoy weekly activities designed to nurture creativity,
build skills, explore new things, and have fun. During the week Giborim
campers participate in Chugim (electives) led by experienced specialist
instructors, deepening their interests and gaining access to higher level
instruction. On Fridays, campers venture outside the J for field trips.
*Giborim is waitlisted for weeks 1 through 10

Weeks 1-9 $340 members/$390 community; Week 10 $230/$270

Tiyul (Trip): Grades 6-9

Our Tiyul program is designed to give older campers a unique experience designed with the needs of ‘tween and teen participants in mind. Campers will cultivate their independence and gain self-confidence by building new skills, engaging in teamwork, making new friends, and developing awareness of self and the world around them. Each week will include day trips, and overnight at the J or off-campus.

*Tiyul is waitlisted for weeks 7 and 8

Weeks 1-9 $370 members/$420 community; Week 10 $250/$290

Gesher (Bridge): Grades 6-9

Gesher is a camp experience for 6-9th graders that employs similar programing to our Tiyul group, but without the overnights. Campers will cultivate their independence and gain self-confidence by building skills,, engaging in teamwork, making new friends, and developing awareness of self and the world around them. Each week will include day trips with our Tiyul group and traditional camp activities around the J. 

Weeks 1-9 $350 members/$400 community; Week 10 $240/$280

If you believe your camper needs additional support during camp, please contact Haylee, the J’s Inclusion Coordinator, at hadavis@tucsonjcc.org

Winter Camp J

Send your kids to spend winter break with us! Winter Camp J provides parents with childcare while school is out of session and gives kids a safe, fun place to play during the holiday season.

Winter Camp J is Mon, Dec 20-Thu, Dec 23 and Mon, Dec 27-Thu, Dec 30.  

There is no camp on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. *Tiyul will have an overnight field trip in Phoenix Dec 29-30.

Registration is per day, so you can customize a care schedule that works for you and your family. Cost is $50/day J Members $60/day Community, and $150/$200 for the Tiyul Overnight.

 

Winter Camp J: Grades K-5 

WINTER CAMP FOR GRADES K-5 IS FULL. There are still spots available in Tiyul and Pre-K. See below for more information.

Hours: 7am-6pm  

For kids in kindergarten-5th grade, Winter Camp J includes winter-themed in-house programming like cooking, art, target sports, scavenger hunts, bounce house and sno-cones (12/23 and 12/29). 

Field trips  include:

12/20 – Defy Gravity

12/22 – Hike in Catalina State Park

12/27 – Playing at McDonald Park

12/28 – Wild Katz

With questions, please contact Robin at rkelley@tucsonjcc.org 

 

Tiyul Winter Camp J: Grades 6-9

Hours: 9am-4pm plus an overnight 12/29-12/30

Tiyul Winter Camp is an experience for 6th-9th graders. Tiyul campers will venture off the J’s campus each day for a field trip at different destinations around Tucson, and the session will conclude with an overnight trip to Phoenix. 

Field Trips include:

12/20 – Sabino Canyon and Trail Dust Town

12/21 – Kartchner Caverns

12/22 – Skate Country

12/23 – Funtastics and movie + treats at the J 

12/27 – Defy Tucson Trampoline Park and a trip to the mall

12/28 – Colossal Caves

12/29-12/30 Overnight to Phoenix including trips to the AZ Science Center, ice skating, and a Suns basketball game 

With questions, please contact Libby Bacal at ebacal@tucsonjcc.org 

 

Winter Camp J: Pre-K

A limited number of spaces for Pre-K aged children are also available. Camp programming and pricing will vary for this group. Please contact our Director of Early Childhood Education Joline Riddle at jriddle@tucsonjcc.org for more information or click here to print, fill out, and return the registration form in person or via email. 

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