JCA Summer Camp offers parents and campers an enriching summer experience in a safe and structured environment. With options for campers from age 2 to grade 9, the JCA provides unforgettable summer fun with a wide range of activities including swimming, sports, arts, theatre and more.

Camps are open to all children regardless of race, religious affiliation or ethnic origin.

Camp Gan Yeladim and KinderCamp

Ages 2 – 6

Patty Cakes

Age 2 by Sep 1, 2020

Our youngest children thrive in our safe, engaging and fully accredited program! Campers enjoy low adult to child ratios and experience a wide range of age-appropriate activities, including daily water play, music, movement, cooking, art experiences, discovery opportunities and more, under the care of experienced and nurturing counselors. Children registered for the 2019-20 Preschool/PreschoolPlus program have priority in registration. Morning snack provided daily (peanut and tree nut free). All campers staying past 12 pm take a nap.

K’Ton and Tovim

Age 3-4 by Sep 1, 2020

Young children flourish in our safe, fun and fully accredited program! Campers experience a wide range of themed activities involving science, art, American Red Cross water safety swim instruction (for potty trained campers), music, sports, gardening, cooking and more under the care of experienced and nurturing counselors. Tovim campers also participate in optional “UNDERnights.” Morning snack provided daily (peanut and tree nut free). All K’Ton campers staying past 12 pm take a nap. Napping in Tovim is optional.

KinderCamp

Entering Kindergarten by Sep 1, 2020

KinderCamp helps campers make the transition from preschool to kindergarten with ease and enthusiasm! Our mature, caring and experienced counselors guide your child toward independence and school readiness with the same high quality programming you have come to know and expect from Camp Gan Yeladim.
Campers participate in a wide range of activities, including art, science, daily American Red Cross water safety swim instruction, age-specific sports, outdoor play in our playgrounds and gardens, music, cooking and more. Optional “UNDERnights” add to the summer fun! Morning snack provided daily (peanut and tree nut free).

Sessions

  • Session I: TBA
  • Session II: TBA
  • Session III: TBA
  • Session IV: TBA

Staff

Theresa LevyCamp Gan/KinderCamp Director, (904) 730-2100 ext. 237

Camp Sabra

Grades 1 – 2

Entering Grades 1 to 2 by Sep 1, 2020

Camp Sabra provides campers with a variety of fun, age-specific activities through professional instruction with JCA staff, American Red Cross swim instructors and other local organizations. With morning songs and cheers, individual and team sports, art programs, themed and dress-up days and unique, special events, this traditional camp experience gives children the opportunity to meet challenges, form new friendships and rekindle old ones, participate in a wide range of activities and develop social skills through group interaction. Lunch and snack provided daily.

Sessions

  • Session I: TBA
  • Session II: TBA
  • Session III: TBA
  • Session IV: TBA

Staff

Dave Flagler, Camp Sabra Director, (904) 730-2100 ext. 271

Camp Habonim

Grades 3 – 6

Entering Grades 3 to 6 by Sep 1, 2020

Camp Habonim provides a summer camp experience tailor-made for your unique child. Campers and their parents select specialty activities for each session, and the rest is up to us. Onsite specialties take place in the JCA’s state-of-the art facility while offsite specialties allow campers to experience all that Jacksonville has to offer in a safe, supervised capacity with transportation provided. All specialties utilize industry professionals to design a curriculum that ensures your  camper receives instruction that is age-specific. Specialty activities take place each morning, Monday through Thursday, and Friday, July 5. Lunch and snack provided daily.

Specialties Available:

Session I: TBA

  • Adventure Landing Offsite specialty at Adventure Landing water park, including a season pass. ($100 add’l charge)
  • Basketball Develop basic skills like dribbling, passing and shooting as well as team building.
  • NEW! Cooking Around the World Sauté your way to learning about different cultures in this explorative cooking class.
  • Horseback Offsite instruction at Windemere Equestrian Center. Learn riding and general care of horses. ($275 add’l charge)
  • Lego Lab Build spaces, places, people and more using Lego bricks and supporting materials.
  • Reddiarts Offsite professional art instruction at Reddi-Arts Studio in San Marco. ($60 add’l charge)
  • Tennis Learn the basic strokes and shots for beginner or intermediate players.

Session II: TBA

  • Chess Club Learn basic strategy and how to be a healthy competitor.
  • Edge Rock Offsite rock climbing specialty at The Edge Rock Gym. ($140 add’l charge)
  • Fencing Develop new skills, build self-confidence and have fun learning this traditional sport.
  • Flag Football Learn rules, positions, basic techniques and team building skills.
  • Ice Skating Offsite specialty at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex. ($125 add’l charge)
  • Pottery Learn the basics or fine tune your handbuilding skills.
  • NEW! U-Tube Fever Build a studio and become a super tuber with fun performances, DIY and Q & A, then show your favorites to family and friends at U-Tube-Palooza at the end of camp (In compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection, no videos will be posted to YouTube). ($150 add’l charge)

Session III: TBA

  • All Wet Sports Offsite kayak and paddleboard instruction at All Wet Sports. ($140 add’l charge)
  • NEW! B3 Future Vet Take the role of veterinarian and perform mock laboratory tests, first aid treatment and simulated surgery. A stethoscope and stuffed “adopted” animal is yours to keep. ($175 add’l charge)
  • NEW! Fashion Design Learn sewing, fashion illustration, accessory design and more!
  • Jacksonville Journey Experience a variety of offsite activities such as fishing, bowling, skating and more! ($120 add’l charge)
  • NEW! Mixed Martial Arts Learn basic self-defense skills and mixed martial arts. All levels and backgrounds welcome.
  • NEW! Racquet Sports Learn techniques in tennis, racquetball, badminton and more!
  • Soccer Develop techniques such as dribbling, passing, scoring and team building.)

Session IV: TBA

  • NEW! B3 Epic Engineering Disasters Explore historical engineering disasters, from collapsing buildings like the Fidenae stadium to sinking ships like the Titanic. Discover what went wrong and design solutions! ($175 add’l charge)
  • NEW! Baker’s Dozen Create dozens of sweet and savory treats, including cookies, cupcakes, pies and more!
  • Golf Offsite instruction provides a fun, educational experience for all levels. ($140 add’l charge)
  • Hip Hop Learn choreography and popular dance moves.
  • Lacrosse Learn to cradle, pass and shoot and develop team building skills.
  • Painting Pizzazz Paint landscapes, abstracts, portraits and more! Receive professional instruction in a fun, no pressure atmosphere.
  • NEW! Sailing Learn sportsmanship and competitive sailing skills offsite at The Rudder Club of Jacksonville. ($125 add’l charge)

Staff

Amanda Collins, Camp Habonim director, (904) 730-2100 ext. 245

Stage Door Theatre Camp

Grades 1 – 9

Entering Grades 1 to 9 by Sep 1, 2020

Stage Door Theatre Camp gives creative campers the unique experience of working with theatre professionals while putting together a full scale stage show! Every day, campers have the opportunity to sing, dance, play characters, participate in acting games and create arts and crafts.

Campers receive training in musical theatre-style dance and Fit for Broadway aerobic-style dance, along with daily, free swim and special activities. At the end of each session, campers present their own show. Don’t miss out on Jacksonville’s most popular creative arts camp! Lunch and snack provided daily.

Sessions

  • Session I: TBA
    • Show: TBA
  • Session II: TBA
    • Show: TBA

Staff

Shelly Hughes, Stage Door Director, (904) 730-2100 ext. 252.

Adventure Days

Grades K – 9

Entering Grades K to 8 by Sep 1, 2020

Adventure Days takes a new twist this summer with campers choosing between a sports or art track. For sports, campers work with the JCA’s top coaches in a different sport each day, including soccer, tennis, basketball, flag football and much more! The art track is led by experienced instructors who guide campers through a variety of art-ventures, including pottery, painting and other unique art mediums. Campers must bring athletic shoes everyday along with swim gear for daily swimming. Lunch and snack provided daily.

Sessions

  • Pre-Adventure Days: TBA
  • Post-Adventure Days: TBA

Staff

Mike May, Adventure Days Director, (904) 730 – 2100 ext. 254

J-Teens

Grades 10 – 12

Learn, Lead and Grow

Entering Grades 10 to 12 by Sep 1, 2020

J-Teens is designed for tenth to twelfth grade students to help develop leadership skills and knowledge related to children and camping while participating in unique camp experiences designed just for their age group.

This dynamic program is offered in two stages:

Stage One

Beginning in April 2019, six 2-hour training sessions are held with topics on team-building, child development, communication, health and safety, and self-reflection. These sessions are taught by JCA professional staff members and provide insight into the mission and inner workings of the JCA.

Stage Two

This stage is during camp. Teens are placed in a specific camp group to learn and participate in the camp environment, assist where appropriate and interact with campers, utilizing skills acquired in stage one. Time is spent each week with other J-Teens in leadership development and social activities.

Program Requirements

  • Commitment to all 6 training sessions
  • Commitment to at least 4 out of 8 weeks of camp (concurrent with sessions offered), 9 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Two written recommendations, at least one from a current teacher
  • JCA membership
  • Registration is required by TBA

Staff

Shelly Higgins Hughes, J-Teens Director, (904) 730-2100 ext. 252

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