Specialty & Sports Camps

Help your child build skills in the sports and activities they like best with a JCC specialty camp. Campers receive personal attention from experienced instructors, who focus on skill development, teamwork, creativity and fun!

All specialty camps make use of the JCC’s indoor and outdoor facilities. You can create a unique experience for your child by combining our specialty camps with general day camps.

Click on a camp below for more information and contact information for questions.

Specialty Camps

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz

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Bricks 4 Kidz  |  Grades K-1 & 2-5

Open to Non-Members

For Grades K–1 & 2–5. Science & engineering concepts taught by building structures with LEGO® bricks. Choose from four themed 1-week sessions.

Brick City Builders  |  Week 2 (June 12-16)

Welcome to Brick City where EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! Iconic LEGO vehicles and buildings form the backdrop as we explore the structures and landscapes of a city. Campers will work in teams to design and build the city of their dreams, using LEGO bricks. The architects may plan a road, propose a monument, design a park or school, or imagine a skyscraper. Builders will put on their “safety hats” and assemble motorized models of construction vehicles and equipment.

If your child loves the LEGO City sets, they’ll love this camp. We’ll also have unique games and other LEGO activities.

Jedis and Droids  |  Week 3 (June 19-23)

May the Brick Force Be With You. Join us as we travel to a galaxy far, far away! The force awakens in this camp based on the super-popular Star Wars movie franchise. Campers will build many of their favorite designs, including a tie fighter, star fighter, speeder bike and more. We’ll even have fun with jedi masters, wookies, and other characters.

Most importantly, kids will connect real science concepts with science fiction! As always, we will have unique LEGO-themed games, activities, and take-home items.

Bat League  |  Week 5 (July 10-14)

Based on the new LEGO Batman movie! Gotham-a dark city where a dangerous jokester and other evil villains wreak havoc. Thankfully there is a bat hero who comes out each night to fight these evil-doers! Campers will use their imaginations, building skills and crime-fighting passion in this thrilling camp of bat heroes and villains!

The good guys will ride into action as campers build motorized models of the bat hero’s speedy vehicle and bat girl’s sleek motorcycle. But keep the bat light searching for the evil jokester’s motorized low rider vehicle cruising through the city streets as well. Send the bat hero swinging on his grappling hook technic model from one skyscraper to the next as he fights crime with his trusty super sidekick.

As always, we will have unique LEGO-themed games, activities, and take-home items.

Brickapalooza  |  Week 7 (July 17-21)

If you like all things LEGO, this is the camp for you! Five days of fun is waiting as we create a variety of LEGO builds. We’ll learn, build, and play using our most popular themes: super heroes, dinosaurs, pirates, video games, Pokemon, and more. Kids will use their imaginations to create LEGO-themed crafts, and interact with all sorts of LEGO contraptions. It’s a bit of LEGO overload, but that’s a good thing!

As always, we will have unique LEGO-themed games, activities, and take-home items.

For more information contact Jon at jshapiro@JCCindy.org

 

Mod Design Camp

Mod Design Camp

Mod Design Camp  |  Grades 3-9

Open to Non-Members

Week 4 (June 26-30)

Create your own Minecraft® Mod!

In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn real Java™ programming as they design and code their own Minecraft mod from start to finish. Kids can use all their craziest ideas to create their own blocks, items, mobs, and more to add whatever they can think of into Minecraft! A sword made out of Pizza? How about a mob of marshmallow minions? Make it all happen in Mod Design Camp.

​Kids learn the foundations of Java™ to create their own totally custom mod! Java™is one of the most widely-used programming language in the world and kids will use pro development software Eclipse learn all the fundamentals of coding including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more to create their own mod.

At the end of camp, kids will walk away with an awesome Minecraft mod that they can download and share with friends! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills!

http://www.youthdigitalcamps.com/mod-design-camp.html

For more information contact Jon at jshapiro@JCCindy.org

App Design Camp

App Design Camp

App Design Camp  |  Grades 3-9

Open to Non-Members

Week 7 (July 17-21)

Kids build their own mobile app!

In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn foundational mobile app development skills as they design and program their own mobile game.

During camp, kids will complete a mobile game from start to finish, including choosing characters, level design, and programming the app’s functionality! Kids learn the same App Design concepts the pros use, including if-then statements, variables, debugging and troubleshooting to make their own mobile app! They learn industry standard skills including level design to make it look great, and the importance of user experience to make sure their game is playable, and gameplay mechanics to make their game is exciting and challenging.

At the end of camp, kids will be able to download and play their finished app on their Android or iOS device! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills!

http://www.youthdigitalcamps.com/app-design-camp.html

For more information contact Jon at jshapiro@JCCindy.org

Camp Chi Combo Camp

Camp Chi Combo Camp

Camp Chi Combo Camp  |  Grades 4-7

Grades 4–9  |  (4 wk) Jun 18–Jul 14
Grades 4–9  |  (3 wk) Jun 18–Jul 7

The JCC and Camp Chi are partners in a great new summer offering.
Register for a minimum of two weeks of Camp JCC and qualify for a steep discount at Camp Chi!

Grades 4–7  |  (2 wk) Jun 30–Jul 16

The combo camp’s 2-week session is open to campers entering 4th-7th grade. The 3-week option is open to campers entering 4th-9th grade.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis offers a $1,000 One Happy Camper Scholarship for overnight camp. Please email campscholarship@jfgi.org for more information.

This is a perfect foray into overnight camping. See the Camp Chi website for more information. May not be combined with any other offers & discounts

For more information contact Jon at jshapiro@JCCindy.org

Sports Camps

 

Martial Arts Camp

Martial Arts Camp

Martial Arts  |  Grades K-3

Open to Non-Members

Weeks 3 (June 19-23) & 6 (July 10-14)

At the Crouching Tigers LEADERSHIP camp, students will learn fundamental martial arts and self defense techniques as well as confidence and respect. Over the course of the week, students will complete activities in both character development and martial arts while making friends and learning to work within a team. The final hour of camp will include a board breaking ceremony and a chance for students to show off what they have learned.

http://www.crouchingtigers.com/

For more information contact Jon at jshapiro@JCCindy.org

Pacers Basketball Camp

Pacers Basketball Camp

Pacers Basketball  |  Ages 6-15

Open to Non-Members

Week 3 (June 19-23)

The Indiana Pacers Summer Basketball Camps are at the JCC for their best season ever! Join us for expert instruction, fantastic giveaways and NBA excitement.

  • Improve the FUNdamental skills in all areas of the game
  • Concentrated basketball training, both offense & defense
  • Work on Individual and team skill development to become a better player

http://tnbabasketball.com/programs/pacers/

Instructed by Adam Branch and The National Basketball Academy. For more information contact Kyle at kmills@JCCindy.org

Equestrian Camp

Equestrian Camp

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Equestrian Camp  |  Grades 3-8

Open to Non-Members

Level 1  |  Weeks 2 (June 12-16) & 4 (June 26-30)
Level 2  |  Week 6 (July 10-14)

Campers entering grades 3-8 will head to the stables at Natural Valley Ranch in Brownsburg, IN, to learn all aspects of horsemanship, including grooming, tacking, mounting/dismounting, proper safety gear and safety precautions as well as riding technique. Each camper will have 2-3 hours of hands-on experience with their own horse in addition to plenty of riding time.

Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required, helmet will be provided. Learn more about Natural Valley Ranch.

Level I

Level II – Must have Level I experience

 

For more information contact Kyle at kmills@JCCindy.org

 

Golf Camp

Golf Camp

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Junior Golf Camp  |  Grades 3-8

Open to Non-Members

Weeks 1 (June 5-9) & 7 (July 17-21)

Campers will learn from the golf pros at Golf Club of Indiana, who will give specific instruction to help improve your golf fundamentals, putting and chipping. Campers will also practice on the driving range and participate in contests and tournaments. Campers do not need to provide their own clubs. Learn more about Golf Club of Indiana.

 

For more information contact Kyle at kmills@JCCindy.org

 

Soccer Camp

Soccer Camp

Soccer Camp  |  Grades 3-8

Open to Non-Members

Weeks 2 (June 12-16) & 4 (June 26-30)

Come join the Mills Soccer Institue for another great week of soccer drills, contests, and games where campers learn to shoot, pass and control the ball. We will focus on skill development and team competitions.

 

For more information contact Kyle at kmills@JCCindy.org

 

Tennis Camp

Tennis Camp

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Tennis Camp  |  Grades 1-8

Open to Non-Members

Tennis  |  Weeks 1-3 & 6-8 plus Dog Days

Open to members and non-members. Join us on the courts at JCC Tennis Camp for a summer full of fun and games where you can improve your tennis game. We’ll participate in other sports to further improve strength, endurance and agility. The JCC tennis program is tailored to meet each player’s needs with drills, skill development, demonstrations and repetition.

Campers should bring a tennis racquet, 
non-marking tennis shoes, bathing suit, towel, extra shirt, sun block, water bottle, 
snacks and lunch.

Tennis (Pro Admit)  |  Week 4 (June 26-30)

A chance for tournament players to get in some tune-up training before qualifying events and tournaments. Middle school campers may remain on the JCC campus with parent permission after 4 pm. Campers should bring a tennis racquet, 
non-marking tennis shoes, bathing suit, towel, extra shirt, sun block, water bottle, 
snacks and lunch.

Tennis Pre-Camp (Pro Admit)  |  Ages 10-18

A chance for tournament players to get in some tune-up training before qualifying events and tournaments. Middle school campers may remain on the JCC campus with parent permission after 4 pm.

 

For more information contact Kimmy at kshippy@JCCindy.org

 

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