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Camp J Day Camp

Winter Camp registration open now!
Summer Camp registration opens January 9.

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.    

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 

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, Botanical Gardens, Papago Park, 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. 

Registration for Summer Camp J Opens January 9

Shalom (Peace): Grades K-2

A program designed for campers to enjoy the traditional day camp experience and explore all the Tucson JCC 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 along with swim instruction as part of the summer fun.

Weeks 1-9 $295 members/$350 community; Week 10 $200/$240 

Giborim (Heroes): 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 our Chugim (elective) program to experience more specialized activities, like Archery, with higher level instruction.

Weeks 1-9 $335 members/$385 community; Week 10 $230/$270

Tiyul (Trip): Grades 6-9

Our Tiyul program is designed to give older campers a unique experience built toward the needs of ‘tween and teen participants. Campers will gain self-confidence by building new skills and much of the camp programming is developed to engage campers in teamwork, making new friends, and helping create the awareness of self and the world around them. Each week will include a day field trip and an overnight at the Tucson JCC.

Weeks 1-9 $370 members/$420 community; Week 10 $200/$240

Inclusion Camp and Summer Taglit

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 paired with advocates in a 1:1, 1:2, or 1:3 ratio. We work with your family and support coordinators 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 Robin Kelley at rkelley@tucsonjcc.org or (520) 299.3000 x 192.

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