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 and Kindercamp (Ages 2-6)

Patty Cakes

Age 2 by Sep 1, 2018

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 2018 – 19 Preschool/PreschoolPlus program have priority in registration. Morning snack (peanut/tree nut-free) provided daily. All campers staying until 3:30 pm take a nap.

 

K’Ton and Tovim

Age 3-4 by Sep 1, 2018

Young children flourish in our safe, fun and fully-accredited program! Campers experience a wide range of themed activities involving science, art, 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 (peanut/tree nut-free) provided daily. All campers staying past 1:30 pm take a nap. Napping in Tovim is optional.

 

KinderCamp

Entering Kindergarten by Sep 1, 2018

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 Red Cross water safety swim instruction and age-specific sports, outdoor play in our playgrounds and gardens, music, cooking and more. Optional “UNDERnights” add to the summer fun! Lunch and snack (peanut/tree nut-free) provided daily.

 

Sessions

  • Session I: 6/11 – 6/22
  • Session II: 6/25 – 7/6 (no camp on July 4)
  • Session III: 7/9 – 7/20
  • Session IV: 7/23 – 8/3

 

Staff

  • Theresa Levy, Camp Gan/KinderCamp Director, (904) 730-2100 ext. 237
  • Rochelle Golomb, Camp Gan/KinderCamp Asst. Director, (904) 730-2100 ext. 259
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Camp Sabra (Grades 1-2)

Camp Sabra provides campers with a variety of fun, age-specific activities through professional instruction with JCA staff, American Red Cross swim lessons and other local organizations.

With morning songs and cheers, individual and team sports, art programs, theme and dress up days, and unique and special events, this traditional camp experience gives children the opportunity to meet challenges, make 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: 6/11 – 6/22
  • Session II: 6/25 – 7/6 (no camp on July 4)
  • Session III: 7/9 – 7/20
  • Session IV: 7/23 – 8/3

 

Staff

  • Dave Flagler, Camp Sabra Director, (904) 730-2100 ext. 271
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Camp Habonim (Grades 3-6)

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 and supervised capacity with transportation provided. All specialties utilize industry professionals to specifically design a curriculum that ensures your camper receives professional instruction that is age-specific. Specialty activities take place each morning, Monday through Thursday. Lunch and snack provided daily.

 

Specialties Available:

Session I: 6/11 – 6/22

  • Adventure Landing – Offsite specialty at Adventure Landing water park with a season pass. ($100 add’l charge)
  • Basketball – Develop basic skills like dribbling, passing and shooting as well as team building.
  • NEW! Film Fanatics – Explore grassroots short film creation, photography and the love of cinematography.
  • 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.
  • Reddi-arts – Offsite professional art instruction at Reddi-Arts Studio in San Marco. ($50 add’l charge)
  • Tennis – Learn the basic strokes and shots for beginners or intermediates.

Session II: 6/25 – 7/6 (no camp on July 4)

  • Chess Club – Learn the basic strategies and how to be healthy competitors.
  • Cookie Monsters – Learn to bake and decorate a variety of monsterlicious cookies.
  • Edge Rock – Offsite rock climbing specialty at The EdgeRock Gym. ($140 add’l charge)
  • Fencing – Develop new skills, build self-confidence and have fun learning this traditional sport. ($100 add’l charge)
  • 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 Receive instruction in handbuilding and wheel throwing.

Session III: 7/9 – 7/20

  • NEW! B3 Wizard Potions Lab – If you’ve always wanted to attend Hogwarts, you’ll love this camp! Magic wands, vampire veins and amazing potions taught by Bricks, Bots and Beakers professional staff. ($100 add’l charge)
  • Fitness Friend-Z – Experience a variety of fun group fitness classes such as kick boxing, yoga, Zumba and more.
  • NEW! Jacksonville Journey – Experience a variety of offsite activities such as fishing, bowling, rock climbing and more! ($120 add’l charge)
  • Mixed Media – Use many different types of materials to create unique and beautiful works of art. The creative sky’s the limit!
  • Outdoor Adventure – Offsite paddleboard and kayak instruction at Black Creek Outfitters. ($140 add’l charge)
  • Soccer – Develop techniques such as dribbling, passing, scoring and team building.
  • Tennis – Learn the basic strokes and shots for beginners or intermediates.)

Session IV: 7/23 – 8/3

  • NEW! B3 Robotics – Build and program robots with LEGO WeDo Robotics and laptops taught by Bricks, Bots and Beakers professional staff. Projects are based on fun themes such as animals, soccer, stories and more! ($175 add’l charge)
  • Golf – Offsite instruction at UNF Golfplex with a special excursion to TOP GOLF, Jacksonville’s new golf entertainment complex. ($140 add’l charge)
  • Hello Cupcake – Learn general baking skills as well as decorating techniques for cakes and cupcakes.
  • Hip Hop – Learn choreography and popular dance moves.
  • Kayak and Paddleboard – Offsite kayak and paddleboard instruction at All Wet Sports. ($140 add’l charge)
  • 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.

 

Staff

  • Rio Robinson, Camp Habonim Director, (904) 730-2100 ext. 250
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Stage Door Theatre Camp (Grades 1-9)

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 dancing and Fit for Broadway aerobic-style dance, along with daily free swim and special activities. At the end of each sessions, campers present their own show. Lunch and snack provided daily.

Don’t miss out on Jacksonville’s most popular creative arts camp!

 

Sessions

  • Session I: 6/11 – 7/6 (no camp on July 4)
    • Show: “Disney Kids” on 7/3 and 7/5
  • Session II: 7/9 – 8/3
    • Show: “We Love Seuss” on 7/9 and 8/3

 

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Adventure Days (Grades K-9)

Join us for our one-week camps that are jam-packed with a wide range of camp activities, including tennis, swimming, arts and crafts, board games, capture the flag, soccer, flag football, yoga, fencing and dance that are sure to send your camper home exhausted from the fun. Campers must wear or bring athletic shoes everyday along with swim gear for daily swimming. Lunch and snack provided daily.

 

Sessions

  • Pre-Adventure Days: 6/4 – 6/8
  • Post-Adventure Days: 8/6 – 8/10

 

Staff

  • Rio Robinson, Adventure Days Director, (904) 730-2100 ext. 250
  • Mike May, Adventure Days Coordinator, (904) 730 – 2100 ext. 254
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J-Teens (Grades 10-12)

Learn, Lead and Grow

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 2018, 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 Friday, March 30, 2018

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

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