Welcome to Day Camp at CampJCC!
Camp JCC provides the summer experiences kids love. Our secret ingredient is our camp counselors. Year after year, campers tell us how much they love their counselors. Second our our campers’ list of their top favorites is daily swimming in our Eskenazi Water Park. Parents tell us how much they appreciate that we provide activities geared toward their child’s age.
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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 water park (younger kids get swim lessons and everyone gets free swim)
- Music and dance, including rehearsing for a popular camp-wide performance (called Lip Sync)
- Art activities indoors
- Sports. Lots and lots of sports and a competition at the end of summer
- Nature adventures in our wooded acreage
- Wacky Wednesdays, including a wacky snacky
- 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 late nights, special theme days and all-theme events.
In addition to the activities all campers experience, Camp Masala includes:
- Late nights with new friends (two for kindergarten over the summer, two for 1st grade)
- Minimum of 2 counselors (one at least college age or older); 12-15 campers per each co-ed group
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.
Camp Tikvah campers will embark on a new journey with new and old friends and have more opportunities to explore and play. In addition to the usual camp activities, Tikvah campers will choose from a variety of special interest activities, including overnights at the JCC.
In addition to the activities all campers experience, Camp Tikvah includes inclusion in a gender-specific group of 12-15 campers per group.
Grades 6-7 | Gesher
Gesher is Hebrew for bridge.
Gesher campers build bridges by forming lifelong friendships. We aim to help them 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 activities: sports, games, arts & crafts, all-camp activities and daily swims in the JCC’s very own Eskenazi Water Park. Plus, they participate in weekly social service projects.
Grades 8-9 | Kesher
Kesher is Hebrew for connection.
Kesher campers are building leadership skills by participating in project-based activities that focus on bettering the community. They also take part in daily summer camp fun.Counselor in Training Camp
Grades K-5 | Mon-Fri, 7-9 am and 4-6 pm
Extended care is available for children attending JCC Day and Sports Camps for an additional fee. Extended care is available for sports camps up to grade 5 and only available with entire day tennis camp.
Extended Care Schedule
Before-camp Care | 7–9 am
Campers have time to hang out in the B 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
Aftercare for grades K-1 will be in the After School Care wing. Grades 2-5 will be based outside at the Sablosky Camp Pavilion (or in the auditorium during inclement weather).