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Camp J Day Camp

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 camp is 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. Children learn new skills, make new friends, and explore their interests in a warm, friendly, safe environment. 

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.

Campers enjoy the Tucson J’s indoor PlaySpace, kosher demonstration kitchen, full-sized gym, youth locker rooms, pool, Splash Park, outdoor fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, computer lab, art studio, dance room, youth lounge, and more!  

Shalom (Peace): Grades K-2

A summer program designed for campers to enjoy the traditional day camp experience and explore all Camp J has to offer. Because they are grouped by age, our program meets kids where they are. Shalom campers participate follow a set schedule and get a taste of our Chugim (specialty choice electives). Daily swim and swim instruction are part of the summer fun.

Giborim (Heroes): Grades 3-5

In Giborim, campers enjoy a day camp experience designed to nurture creativity and build skills. Campers explore new interests, have fun, and become a part of our camp community. Giborim campers participate in activities led by experienced specialist instructors as well as have Chugim (specialty choice electives) throughout the week. A weekly field trip is also part of the program.

Tiyul (Trip): Grades 6-8

Nothing says adventure like Camp Tiyul! Each week, we embark on exciting excursions. Throughout the summer, we will be going on a variety of day trips and overnight trips. 

The Tiyul day camp experience is designed to teach campers teamwork and introduce them to new friends.

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 Emily Malin at emalin@tucsonjcc.org or (520) 299.3000 x168

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