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.
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 and dance, as well as field trips throughout the summer.
- Adom 4s | Age 4 by 9/1/19 (do not participate in field trips)
- Adom 5s | Age 5 by 9/1/19 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 an adventurous field trip. Previous trips have included local water parks, a pirate cruise, outdoor adventure and more.
Adom B’ivrit is a unique, fun, second language day camp experience. It is a full language immersion setting with an innovative Proficiency Approach.
Adom B’ivrit is part of a National program (named “Kayitz Kef”) that provides the opportunity to function in Hebrew in a meaningful language opportunity, through a typical day camp experiences in a unique fun environment. The program was developed by language acquisition experts, based on applied linguistics researches and by ACTFL’s Language standards.
No Previous Hebrew Experience Necessary
With a group limit of 15, Adom B’ivrit campers immerse in the language by engaging with fluent Hebrew-speaking counselors trained in the Proficiency Approach method. Campers have the same experience as other Adom campers. It is a great opportunity to expose the camper in a natural language environment, where they can interact, speak and comprehend in a daily activity without even noticing they are acquiring a new language.
Adom B’ivrit campers will converse about:
- Music & Art
- Israeli Culture
Results of Adom B’ivrit
- Signiﬁcant language gains
- Connection to Israel and Israelis
- Self-conﬁdence and pride in accomplishments
- Learning a new language when young increases aptitude for new concepts across other subjects
This National program is part of a new initiative to embrace new methods to help young campers to gain new language abilities, brain development, social skills, and become citizens of the world by engaging with and learning about others.
How to Sign Up for Adom B’ivrit?
To sign up for Adom B’ivrit, look for the option when you apply to camp at benderjccgw.org/campjcc.
KESEF – SILVER Specialty Camps
Entering grades 3 & 4
Camp JCC is proud to offer our own brand of specialty fun and adventure for rising 3rd & 4th. We are partnering with various industry-leading vendors and specialists 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!
*Minimum enrollment required for each specialty option. Families will be contacted in March about enrollment.
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, zip lining, 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. Instructional and 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. Recreational swim in our outdoor pool. Program offered sessions 1 & 2 (4 weeks) or session 3 (3 weeks).
MACCABIAH | SPORTS CAMP
Entering Grades 2 & 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, football, instructional and recreational swim!
Entering Grades 7-9
This summer, we are opening up Kochavim to our participants’ peers who do not have disabilities. Teens without disabilities attend as full program participants – not as helpers. Participants spend three days a week doing in-camp activities with our specialists and two days a week out on field trips.
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. Program offered sessions 1 & 2 (4 weeks) or session 3 (3 weeks).
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.