Camp Starts in
Camp JCC provides day camps grouped by age and specialty camps focusing on arts, soccer, basketball, tennis and much more. All JCC campers can take advantage of our Eskenazi Water Park and other water facilities for instructional or recreational swims. Campers will play group sports and games, learn music and art and make lifelong memories.
Our Spring Camp programs are perfect for elementary and middle school age children who have big imaginations and love to play. Get all the fun of camp with an educational twist in half day sessions.
Learn more about Summer Camps
Here are some things you can expect for Day and Specialty Camps:
- Special events, theme days
- Group sports & games
- Music & art
- Nature exploration
- Extended care options, 7 am-6 pm
- Jewish values; weekly Shabbat celebration filled with song and dance
- Lip Sync show at Pike Performing Arts Center
- Wednesday cookouts – hot dogs; Friday cookouts – grilled cheese; all food provided is kosher
- Every camper gets a t-shirt and may purchase additional ones
- Fully trained, professional, committed staff
Camp Registration Policies
Adjustment of fees may be possible. Scholarship applications are available at the membership desks. Please do not contact the camp directors regarding scholarship policies. The business office will answer any questions regarding the application and policy. Call 317-251-9467, ext. 2207.
Deposits & Refund Policy
Applications must be accompanied by a deposit per child. Deposit is $50/week per child. $100 is NON-REFUNDABLE. If the total camp fee does not exceed $200, it must be paid in full at time of registration.
Applications with expired memberships or accounts that have outstanding balances for membership dues or program tuition WILL NOT be processed. Camp applications will not be processed until membership is established. Space availability cannot be guaranteed if membership is established AFTER receipt of the registration form.
Balances for membership dues and camp fees for all weeks must be paid in full by May 1 of this year, or you must be established on an EZ payment plan. After May 1, all camp fees must be paid in full at time of registration. There will be a $25 charge for any changes made to the camp application until Apr 1 and $50 change fee after. All changes must be requested in writing and sent to the camp registrar, c/o JCC Accounting Office or by email: cervin@JCCindy.org.
ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS will be made for any reason starting a week before the first day of camp.
*For Sports Camps, the non-refundable portion of the fee is 50% of the total camp fee or $100, whichever is less.
JCC Summer Camp may be paid in full at time of registration or through the JCC’s EZ payment plan. Forms are available at the membership desk. Through EZ Payment, payments will automatically be charged to your bank or credit card account in 3 equal payments on April 1, May 1 and June 1. If you enroll after March 1, payment will be in 2 equal payments on April 1 and May 1. If you enroll after April 1, the open balance will be deducted on May 1. After May 1, payment must be made in full.
If you participate in a cafeteria plan for children and require a receipt for reimbursement, please contact the accounting office for a monthly receipt. A sufficient balance and/or credit line must be maintained in your account to fulfill your monthly obligations. Insufficient funds and/or denial of payment to the JCC will result in a $25 service charge for each case. If you have 2 insufficient funds, issues and/or denial of credit to your credit card, camp services and JCC membership may be terminated.
Accident insurance is provided for all campers in JCC programs. The cost is included in the registration fee.
Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting
In the event that staff members suspect child abuse or neglect of any enrolled children, staff members are required to report this to the director. The director or staff member will, in turn, report the findings to Child Protective Services.
If an intoxicated or impaired person insists on removing children from the center, the center shall immediately report the incident to the local police agency.
Special Needs Campers
JCC Summer Camp programs accommodate children with special needs who are ready for a group camp experience. Every child’s individual needs are assessed annually to provide a successful match between the camper and program.
Staff Members Trained in Award-Winning Stewards of Children® Program for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
We have achieved “Partner in Prevention” status again this year, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices, and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve.
One in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. We earned the “Partner in Prevention” designation by providing Stewards of Children training to over 90% of its management, staff, and volunteers. This evidence-informed program is scientifically proven to help participants prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. “Partner in Prevention” was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations that take child protection seriously by implementing policy and training staff to prevent child sexual abuse.
Darkness to Light is an international organization that leads the movement to end child sexual abuse by educating and empowering adults in education, youth serving organizations, and communities to protect children. Darkness to Light has affiliates in all 50 states and 16 international locations.