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Summer Camp J registration opens Jan 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.    

Inclusion Statement

At Camp, we believe in the value diversity brings to our camper’s experiences. Through intentional staff training, we ensure our team has the knowledge and skills to foster diverse perspectives at Camp in a respectful way, while honoring the unique experiences each camper brings to our inclusive environment. Through intentional programming, we ensure that all campers have the opportunity to engage in activities that foster their social growth around diversity and inclusion. 

The Tucson J is a community where all are welcome, regardless of identity or ability. If you believe your camper requires additional support during camp, please contact the J’s Inclusion Coordinator, Haylee Davis at hadavis@tucsonjcc.org

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.

Weeks 1-9 $310 members/$365 guest; Week 10 $205/$245 

Giborim (Heroes): Grades 3-5

Throughout our Giborim groups , 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, Giborim campers venture outside the J for field trips. Science of Sport is coming Back! Giborim Campers experience the many ways that math and science enter the athletics world through hands on activities created and lead by Science of Sport coaches.

Weeks 1-9 $355 members/$415 guest; Week 10 $235/$275

Tiyul(Trip): Grades 6-9

Our Tiyul program is designed to give campers a unique experience programmed 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 overnights every Wednesday and Thursday night, either at the J or off campus.

Weeks 1-9 $400 members/$450 guest; 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

Register for Winter Camp J today!

Winter Camp J

Send your kids in grades K-5 and 6-9 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. Registration is per day, so you can customize a schedule that works for your family!

Winter Camp J is Mon, Dec 19-Fri, Jan 6

*There is no camp on Mon, Dec 26 or Monday, Jan 2. 

Cost is $50/day J Members $60/day Community, and $150/$200 for the Siyur Overnight.

*If your child needs additional support or accomodation, please reach out to Haylee Davis, Inclusion Coordinator, at hadavis@tucsonjcc.org 

 

Winter Camp J: Grades K-5 

Hours: 7am-6pm  

For kids in kindergarten-5th grade, Winter Camp J includes winter-themed in-house programming like cooking, art, scavenger hunts, bounce house and so much more! Each week includes at least two field trips.

Field Trips (subject to change)

Tue, Dec 20- McDonald Park 
Thu, Dec 22- Triangle Ranch Y Camp
Tue, Dec 27- Lucky Strike Bowling
Thu, Dec 29- Wild Katz
Tue, Jan 3- McDonald Park
Thu, Jan 5- Defy 

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

 

Siyur Winter Camp J: Grades 6-9

Hours: 9am-4pm plus an overnight to Castles N’ Coasters in Phoenix

Field Trips (subject to change)
Mon, Dec 19  Top golf
Tue, Dec 20  Flandrau planetarium, lunch at ua courtyard
Wed, Dec 21-Dave and Busters
Thu, Dec 22- Breaking Point and park place mall
Fri, Dec 23-  Defy
Tue, Dec 27 Skate Country
Wed, Dec 28- Phoenix trip to castles n coaster, back to sleep at Tucson J
Thu, Dec 29-  Biosphere
Fri, Dec 30-  Hamster ball soccer at the J
Tue, Jan 3- Escape room at Tucson mall
Wed, Jan 4- Top golf
Thu, Jan 5- Round 1
Fri, Jan 6- Defy 

Siyur Winter Camp is an experience for 6th-9th graders. Siyur 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. 

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