ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL
Camp JCC Transportation Options
Campers are picked up at convenient locations around Montgomery County. Bus counselors ride buses to help ensure the safety of all children. If your camper will ride the bus to and from camp, please reserve a space when you apply for camp.
For an additional fee.
Our complimentary express bus option was a big success in Summer 2016 and will be back again for this summer! This is a PM only bus option. At the end of the regular camp day, the Express Bus transports campers from the Bender JCCGW to the “Park & Ride” located on the corner of Montrose Parkway and Hoya Street (just around the corner from the Bender JCC). Campers arrive at the Park & Ride at approximately 4:05 pm. This allows parents to save time and “skip the line” in our traditional parking lot carpool lane.
Camp JCC offers a convenient carpool drop-off and pick-up lane.
Parent Drop-Off & Pick-Up
Parents can also park and escort their campers into their base rooms before camp and pick them up in the parent pick-up room after camp.
AM Extended Day | 7:30-9:00 a.m.
PM Extended Day | 4-6 p.m.
For an additional fee.
ADOM, LAVAN & KACHOL
Pre-K to Entering Grade 2
These programs offer a variety of activities including daily instructional and recreational swim, sports, music, arts & crafts, Israel, teva (nature), drama, ropes course and dance, as well as field trips throughout the summer.
- Adom 4s | Age 4 by 9/1/17 (do not participate in field trips)
- Adom 5s | Age 5 by 9/1/17 and entering Kindergarten
- Highlights include exciting theme days, special events and Shabbat celebrations.
- Lavan campers experience all the great highlights listed above (as part of Adom) plus 1 field trip per session. Past trips have included local water parks, county parks and playgrounds.
- Kachol campers experience all the great programs and activity highlights listed above (as part of Adom) and add to it 1 adventurous field trips per week. Previous trips have included local water parks, a pirate cruise, outdoor adventure and more.
KESEF – SILVER Specialty Camps (NEW FOR 2017)
Entering Grades 3 & 4
Camp JCC is proud to offer our own brand of specialty fun and adventure for rising 3rd and 4th graders. We are partnering with various industry-leading vendors this summer so campers can have it all! Campers will have the unique opportunity to spend part of their day in a specialty camp program and the other part lead by our awesome Camp JCC staff enjoying the fun camp activities we all know and love. Activities may include recreational swim, art, sports, music, dance and more to round out their day. We think this is simply the best of both worlds!
ZAHAV | DAY TRIP ADVENTURES
Entering Grades 5 & 6
Zahav’s daily trips offer a busload of excitement, adventure and fun. Daily adventures include theme parks, water parks, hiking, biking, canoeing, ziplining, tubing – the possibilities are endless. Each session includes an overnight and Friday recreational swims back at Camp JCC.
OMANUT | CREATIVE ARTS
Entering Grades 1-7
Draw, paint, sculpt, design–be creative, express yourself and have oodles of fun in our enhanced art specialty camp program. Guided by working artists, campers enjoy the creative process and display their art at the end of each session. Daily optional instructional swim and daily recreational swim in our outdoor pool.
HABIMAH | THEATER ARTS
Entering Grades 2-7
Learn the craft and magic of acting and dancing from a faculty of experienced specialists. Activities may include yoga, improv, hip-hop, play writing, and set design. Campers perform live on stage twice during the summer. Daily optional instructional swim and daily recreational swim in our outdoor pool. Program offered sessions 1 & 2 (4 weeks) or session 3 (3 weeks).
MACCABIAH | SPORTS CAMP
Entering Grades 1-3 Juniors | Entering Grades 4-7 Seniors
Maccabiah campers choose their own sports and customize their own schedules. Sports are led by enthusiastic and experienced staff. Weekly intensives develop skills in a chosen sport while daily sport activities allow for recreational play. Sports may include baseball/t-ball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, tennis, golf, volleyball, lacrosse, instructional and recreational swim and so many more!
MITZVAH CORPS | SERVICE LEARNING TRAVEL CAMP
Entering Grades 7-9
Mitzvah Corps offers a program based on service learning and advocacy. Campers earn 15 SSL hours each week with the perfect combination of volunteering, hands-on activities, adventure and fun including local and overnight travel.
- Session 1 includes 1 week overnight travel to Cleveland. Kosher style meals provided.
- Session 2 includes 1 week overnight travel to Chicago. Kosher style meals provided.
MADATZ | COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT)
Entering Grade 10
So, you want to be a counselor? Start by developing leadership skills and learning what you need to know to work at Camp JCC. Earn 30 SSL hours per week. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a required interview before submitting a camper application.
KOCHAVIM | SENIOR STARS
Senior Stars, Ages 12-21
The Kochavim program is a transitional program for teens and young adults with a wide range of disabilities. Socialization, recreation and independent living skills are enhanced in a fun environment. An interview is required for new participants. Please note: AM/PM extended day is not available for Kochavim. Contact email@example.com for more information and to schedule an interview.
SUMMER KIDS CLUB | PRE- & POST-CAMP
Entering Pre-K to Grade 6
Summer Kids Club is designed to pack your child’s days with an assortment of creative activities, including a daily recreational swim in our outdoor pool and a field trip. Children play sports, enjoy arts & crafts and engage in hands-on activities in an exciting, fun and supervised setting with quality staff. AM/PM Extended Day is available for an additional cost. Camp JCC medical forms can be used for these weeks. Please note that there will not be a registered nurse on-site. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Summer Kids Club|
|Aleph Week||June 19-23, 2017|
|Bet Week||August 14-18, 2017|
|Gimmel Week||August 21-25, 2017 (pending approval of school calendar)|