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% of 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!
Registration for each camp week closes the Wednesday prior.
Day Camp Age Groups
Check the age group of your camper for information about what each camp entails.
Please note: JCC Members pay a lower member rate.
Activities are varied by age group, with aspirational activities so that our campers learn and grow over the summer, but there are some tried and true activities that all our campers experience:
- Daily swimming in our Eskenazi Water Park (Campers in grades K-3 will receive weekly swim lessons; all campers will receive daily free swim)
- Music 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.
- Art activities indoors and outdoors
- Sports. Lots and lots of sports and our camp-wide “Yom Sport” competition at the end of summer
- Nature adventures in our wooded acreage
- Wacky Wednesdays, including a wacky snacky
- Hot Dog cookouts on Fridays (lunch provided)
Grades K-1 | Masada
Masada is a plateau in the Negev Desert in Israel, and today, Masada stands as a symbol of strength and determination based on a legend of Jewish fortitude atop Masada in the face of a Roman siege.
Camp Masada is the best way to experience new adventures, make new friends, and spend the summer just being a kid! Activities for this age group include building friendships through games, nature and science studies, sports, music, drama, swimming, arts and crafts, and much more! There will be two Late Nights, special theme days and all-theme events.
Grades 2-5 | Tikvah
Tikvah is Hebrew for hope. At the JCC, we share the hope for all children and all members of our community — health, equality, and joy in life. Tikvah campers are grouped by gender.
In addition to a jam-packed schedule of fun and engaging activities, Tikvah campers will get to participate in:
- For Grades 2 and 3, two overnights over the summer at the JCC
- For Grades 4 and 5, two trips over the summer to Camp Livingston and Camp Chi
Grades 6-8 | Gesher
Gesher is Hebrew for bridge. We aim to help Gesher campers cross bridges to greater independence and self-esteem. At this age, campers are gaining autonomy and responsibility. Gesher campers participate daily in the best of summer camp, but will also gain leadership skills and social awareness through community-based projects. Gesher campers also get to go on a trip to Camp Chi and enjoy a ramped-up week of field trips and competition we call GesherPlus.Counselor in Training Program
Grades K-6 | Mon-Fri, 7-9 am and 4-6 pm
Extended care is available for children attending JCC Day, Specialty, Tennis and Sports Camps for an additional fee.
Extended Care Schedule
Before-camp Care | 7–9 am
Campers have time to hang out in the After School Care wing and play board games, color, watch cartoons or head to the gym (after 8 am). Breakfast is served until 8:30 am.
Camp | 9 am–4 pm
Camp staff escort Extended Care Campers to and from their respective camps.
After-camp Care | 4–6 pm
Camp activities continue after regular hours with additional arts & crafts, sports activities or more time playing in the pool. If a camper would prefer to unwind after a full day of camp fun, they may relax and play games in our lounge. Additional snack provided.
Extended Care Location
Extended Care for grades K-1 will be in the After School Care wing. Grades 2-6 will be based outside at the Sablosky Camp Pavilion (or in the auditorium during inclement weather).