Welcome to CampJCC!
“Campers Come First” is our motto at CampJCC Indy. We build every aspect of our programming and staffing around this sentiment. Our seasonal summer staff is made of up of close to 75% returning counselors, so campers and families are sure to see familiar and friendly faces year after year. Campers swim daily at our Eskenazi Water Park and the rest of the day’s schedule is jam-packed with activities that engage their bodies and minds. Our camp-wide traditions, like the Leon Mordoh Lip Sync and Yom Sport, are experiences that campers look forward to generation after generation!
“We can’t thank you enough for making this summer the best experience yet. I know it must have been a huge effort. Every parent I have talked to has been unanimous that it has been an amazing time for the kids. Looking forward to camp next year and where you take it next.”
– Kim, 2019 Tikvah Parent
Learn more about Summer Camps
Registration for each camp week closes the Wednesday prior.
Here are some things you can expect for Day and Specialty Camps:
- Fully trained, professional, committed staff who are camp-inistas
- Camp swag
- Wednesday Wacky Snacky
- Group sports and games, including our camp-wide “Yom Sport” competition at the end of summer
- Music, art and dance, including choreographing a unique number with their camp group for our world-famous Leon Mordoh Lip Sync! A camp-wide tradition that everyone will love.
- Nature exploration in our wooded back acreage
- Extended care options, 7 am-6 pm
Camp Registration Policies
Adjustment of fees may be possible. Scholarship applications are available online and at the membership desks. Please do not contact the camp directors regarding scholarship policies.Scholarship Form
The business office will answer any questions regarding the application and policy. Contact the Scholarship Committee at scholarships@JCCindy.org.
Deposits & Refund Policy
Applications must be accompanied by a deposit per child. Deposit is $25/week per child for all camps – Day Camp, Specialty and Sports Camps, $5/day per child for Pre-Camp (May 26-28) and Post Camp (July 27-Aug 7), and $5/week per child for Extended Care. 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.
There will be a $25 charge for any changes made to the camp application after May 1. For those who received a discount by registering during early bird, any changes after May 1 will result in the forfeiture of any discount given for the week being changed and new weeks will be charged at the current pricing. All changes must be requested in writing and sent to the camp registrar, c/o JCC Accounting Office or by email: renas@JCCindy.org.
THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS after May 29, 2020.
*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, for your convenience, through payments to your credit or debit card or checking account. Forms are available at the Welcome Desk and online (in the sidebar labelled “Downloads”). When paying in increments, payments will automatically be charged to your debit or credit card or checking account. Proof of payment will appear on your credit card or bank statement seven (7) days prior to the start of each camp instance. A sufficient balance and/or credit line must be maintained in your account to fulfill your obligations. Insufficient funds and/or denial of payment to the JCC will result in a $25 service charge for each case. Two (2) or more consecutive unsuccessful debits will result in suspension of camp services.
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.
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.