Camp J of Southwest Orlando: Summer 2014

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Youth Camp Options

June 9–August 8, 2014 • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. • Extended day available
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Camp J General Camp

For grades K-8
Jam-packed with fun for each age group! Campers are placed into a group based on grade, and rotate between traditional camp activities with their peers and counselors. Activities include basketball, field games, archery, creative arts, science, nature, hip-hop, drama and improvisation, gaga (dodgeball), arts and crafts, cooking and more.

$204 per week ($170 JCC members)

Week of June 30 (No camp Friday, July 4)
$164 ($136 JCC members)

Camp J Sports

For grades 1-8
Only offered 6/9-6/13, 6/16-6/20, 6/23-6/27, 7/7-7/11, 7/28-8/1, & 8/4-8/8
Our special sports elective program for campers seeking an immersive, active athletic experience at camp. Coaches provide instruction and challenge campers through scrimmages in basketball, floor hockey, baseball, kickball, soccer, volleyball, archery, Ultimate Frisbee, flag football, and more. Campers are grouped based on age and skill level to ensure each camper receives appropriate instruction.

$222 per week ($185 JCC members)

Week of June 30 (No camp Friday, July 4)
$178 ($148 JCC members)

Field Trips

Every Wednesday is field trip day (except during Color War)! All Camp J General and Sports campers head off-site to participate in fun activities around Orlando. Past field trips have included Disney World, Sea World, Gatorland, Coco Key Water Park, bowling, miniature golf, Tampa Bay Rays baseball game, and tubing at Kelly Park. Specific activities subject to change. Please note that specialty camps such as Theatre South, Hoopstars Basketball Academy, Extreme Sports, Legends Soccer, Pottery, Mad Science and Pop Squad, do NOT include field trips.

Fun days

Every day at camp is special, but our special “fun days” take it to the next level. Don’t miss this year’s special events:

Battle of the Cities: A mini, one-day Color War in the first half of the summer. Campers are split up into teams representing different American cities and spend all day competing!

Israeli Experience: Travel abroad without ever leaving Orlando! Camp is transformed as campers make pita bread, shop at a shuk (market), and experience Israeli song and dance!

Talent Show: Parents are invited to watch their campers (and their counselors!) show off their many new talents learned at camp.

Thursday is Crazy Thursdazy: From crazy hats to crazy hair to crazy socks, every Thursday is an opportunity for campers to get a little crazy!

Camp Traditions

Every Friday afternoon, our camp community comes together to celebrate Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. This event involves a reflection on the past week, a spirited song session, and awarding the “ruach (spirit) stick” to the campers that have best embodied our camp’s values of friendship and enthusiasm.

Color War (Week 6)

Every summer, Camp J has an epic COLOR WAR, where the campers and counselors are divided into 2 groups. Color War always has a special fun and exciting theme. Past themes have included Shrek vs. Toy Story, Harry Potter: Gryfferin vs. Slynthendor, and Avengers vs. Justice League. COLOR WAR activities include water relays, scavenger hunt, cook-off, trivia games, team songs, team plaque, team dance, sports competitions, tug-of-war and more! This is historically the most exciting and memorable week for Camp J campers! Register your child for this epic and unforgettable week of friendly competition! This summer, COLOR WAR is week 6: July 15-19 - mark your calendars now!