Day Camps@The J 2017

Early Childhood Program  |  Pre-School Programs  |  K-2 Programs  |  Grades 3-5  |  Grades 6-8  |  CIT Program |  Join the Staff   |  Specialty Camps  |  Hand in Hand  |  More Information

 

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Beginning this year, the only place to enroll for Day Camps@The J (both O-la-mi and specialty camps), to sign up for extended days, and to choose electives is online. Parents who used our Campsite Dashboard last year will find it easier than ever to enroll, since some information carries over from year to year. Once your account has been created, your dashboard is where you will go for all things camp! Get started right here!

            


 

Our Vision

Day Camps@The J is an exceptional summer experience infused with Jewish values and spirit, imparting our children with a sense of fulfillment and excitement, while leading them on a path toward an active, social, and healthy future.

Our Mission

Day Camps@The J, the Stamford JCC’s summer program, is a safe, fun, nurturing and welcoming Jewish experience in an inclusive setting that creates lasting memories, and encourages children to develop meaningful skills and friendships.

We warmly welcome children of all faiths, ethnicities, abilities and backgrounds to spend their summers with us!

Welcome to the NEW Day Camps@The J
June 19 - August 11, 2017

This summer is going to be amazing! There is so much that’s new for this summer. First, we have a new name, Day Camps@The J! That’s right, we can officially call ourselves a camp. And in honor of the new distinction, we’re making camp feel more “campy” by reviving old traditions and creating new ones. Second, Day Camps@The J will encompass all of our summer camp programs, including O-la-mi (our traditional day camp) and new sports and creative specialty camps. Third, Bonim Unit Head Galit Roloff will become the camp’s new Office Manager, and will be an integral part of the core leadership team. Fourth, but not last, is myself as the new Camp Director. I am excited to be part of the fabulous community here at the JCC of Stamford and thrilled to be working alongside Galit and our Assistant Camp Director, Brandon Yarborough.Even though there are many new and exciting things happening at camp, one thing that won’t change is the ruach (spirit) that makes O-la-mi special. The Jewish values of kindness, respect, compassion, and community that O-la-mi was built on are more important than ever. Day Camps@The J will continue to be a place where campers, their families and our staff come together to learn, grow, build confidence and make lifelong friendships. We look forward to an amazing summer of fun and building memories with you! Is it summer yet? We can’t wait!!
Sincerely,

 

Jason Samuel
Director, Day Camps@The J

 

Brandon Yarborough
Assistant Director, Day Camps@The J

 

 Galit Roloff
 Office Manager, Day Camps@The J

 

 


New for 2017: 1-Week Specialty Camps
This summer we are excited to launch sports and creative specialty camps. Each week of camp we will offer an independent week-long, full-day specialty camp. We are partnering with the most respected programs in the area to bring you next-level programming for these camps. Beside getting expert instruction in the specialty, campers also will be able to participate in traditional camp activities with their own dedicated counselors who are with them for the full week. It is the best of both worlds! These specialty camps are being offered to our older campers (3rd through 8th grades for most specialty camps). Campers and their families will love the added flexibility of tailoring their camp experience to their interests, or explore new ones! Each camp has a detailed writeup in the back half of this booklet. Following is an overview of Day Camps@The J offerings.

Camp Programs at a Glance:

Week 1: June 19 – June 23
Traditional Day Camp – First Week Of O-la-mi!
Theater Specialty – What A Production!
Sports Specialty – Trifecta Hoops Camp
Creative Specialty – Easel Painting with Paint, Draw & More!

Week 2: June 26 – June 30
Traditional Day Camp – Second Week of O-la-mi
Theater Specialty – What A Production!
Sports Specialty – JA Elite Soccer
Creative Specialty – Sculpture with Paint, Draw & More!
Hand in Hand – Start of First Session

Week 3: July 3 – July 7
Traditional Day Camp - Third Week of O-la-mi
Theater Specialty – What A Production!
Sports Specialty – USPTA Professional Shane O’Reilly Tennis
Creative Specialty – Lego Brick Filmmaking with Computer Adventures
Hand in Hand – 2nd week of First Session
NOTE: All Camps closed on Tuesday, July 4

Week 4: July 10 – July 14
Traditional Day Camp – Fourth Week of O-la-mi
Theater Specialty – What A Production! (Performance Week!)
Sports Specialty – CT City Lacrosse
Creative Specialty – Fashion Your Own Clothes with Handwork Studio
Hand in Hand – Last Week of First Session

Week 5: July 17 – July 21
Traditional Day Camp – Fifth Week of O-la-mi
Sports Specialty – Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy Baseball
Creative Specialty – Fashion Your Own Accessories with Handwork Studio
Hand in Hand – Start of Second Session

Week 6: July 24 - July 28
Traditional Day Camp – Sixth Week of O-la-mi
Sports Specialty – Outdoor Adventure with The Summit
Creative Specialty – Electronic Gizmos with Computer Adventures
Hand in Hand – 2nd week of Second Session

Week 7: July 31 - August 4
Traditional Day Camp – Seventh Week of O-la-mi
Sports Specialty – J Sports Rookies and All-Stars
Creative Specialty – Lego Mindstorms Robotics with Computer Adventures
Hand in Hand – Last Week of Second Session

Week 8: August 7 – August 11
Traditional Day Camp – Eighth (and Final) Week of O-la-mi
Sports Specialty – Stamford J Basketball Academy
Creative Specialty – Drawing and Painting with Paint, Draw & More!

 

An Example of a Typical Day at a Specialty Camp:

8:45 a.m Arrival
9 a.m. Specialty Camp
• 10:15 a.m.: Snack
• 11:30 a.m.: Snack
1 p.m. Lunch
1:50 p.m Counselor-Led Activity
3 p.m. Free Swim/Free Play
3:50 p.m Flag Lowering and Dismissal

For more information contact Jason Samuel at 203.487.0973 or jsamuel@stamfordjcc.org

 


 

Early Childhood Program

K’tanim "Little Ones"
Ages 20 months - 3 years (children do not need to be toilet trained)
K’Tanim is the perfect place for toddlers to get a taste of O-la-mi this summer! This unique separation program is run by some of our most experienced early childhood staff, and is your child’s first step in joining our O-la-mi family. Exciting and developmentally appropriate activities are offered, such as water play, music, art, and much more! This program takes place at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School at Temple Sinai and is led by K’Tanim Coordinator, and early childhood professional, Helen Felder.Sara Walker Nursery School at Temple Sinai.

Eight 1-Week sessions: June 19 – August 11
Choose your schedule: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
Plus: Add a Friday to either schedule
All days are 9:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

 

Pre-School Programs
All of the preschool programs at Day Camps@The J feature age-appropriate activities designed to create an environment of fun and exploration. Led by our most experienced staff members and with the lowest ratio of children to adults, our preschool programs are sure to make your little ones smile.

Chaverim  "Friends"
Ages 3 - 4 (children must be toilet trained) 
Our Chaverim program features age-appropriate activities for preschoolers, designed to create an environment of fun and exploration, and to promote friendships and growth. Some of the activities are: arts and crafts, story time, sports, playground time, special guest entertainers, music and daily swim lessons. Groups are led by our experienced staff members, and with the lowest ratio of children to staff at O-la-mi, our Chaverim programs are sure to make your little ones smile. Your camper’s first chance to experience the energy and enthusiasm of Day Camps @ The J.

Your choice of 1 to 8 weeks of camp held at the JCC of Stamford:
June 19 – August 11
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Extended Day option available, 1 – 4 p.m.

 

Gesher  "Bridge"
Ages 3-5 (5s entering Kindergarten) (Children must be toilet trained)
School’s out for the summer! Come join the perfect bridge program during the intersession before Camp starts!

A 1-Week session held at the JCC of Stamford:
June 12 – June 16
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

K-2 Programs
The K – 2 units of Day Camps@The J provide valuable summer experiences to children with all kinds of interests. Participants get the best of two worlds. In the morning they get a fun-filled schedule, complete with specialties including art, sports, instructional swim, dance, and more. In the afternoon, children choose from specialized weekly elective options to create a schedule they will love. Add free swim, exciting field trips, thrilling entertainers, weekly JCC Maccabi Color War and ArtsFest Challenges, and Day Camps@The J can’t be beat!

Bonim "Builders"
Grades K – 2
Bonim is the first age group of the full-day camp experience. Bonim campers have a great balance of scheduled activities with their groups, as well as exciting electives. The program helps them expand their horizons and find an interest in something they might not have experienced yet. All of this is happening while campers are learning life skills like communication, sharing and friendship-building. The mornings include group art, sports, instructional swim, dance, and more. In the afternoon, campers choose from specialized weekly electives with age appropriate curriculums, creating their own schedules. Afternoons also include free swim! Bonim campers even get their first experiences with camp traditions like Color War, field trips and thrilling entertainers. 

Your choice of 1 to 8 weeks of camp:
June 19 – August 11
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Breakfast Club and Late Stay available
Morning hours: 7:30 – 9 a.m. includes breakfast
Afternoon hours: 4 – 6 p.m. includes snack

 

Grades 3-5
The 3 – 5 unit of Day Camps@The J provides valuable summer experiences to children with all kinds of interests. Participants get the best of two worlds. In the morning they get a fun-filled schedule, complete with specialties including art, sports, instructional swim, dance, and more. In the afternoon, children choose from specialized weekly elective options to create a schedule they will love. Add free swim, exciting field trips, thrilling entertainers, weekly JCC Maccabi Color War and ArtsFest Challenges, and Day Camps@The J can’t be beat!

Tzofim“Scouts”
Grades 3 – 5
Tzofim campers get a great program that offers activities in the morning with their group (and friends), and our popular elective program in the afternoon to specialize in their own interests. While the Tzofim program may look similar to the Bonim program, the curriculums for all Tzofim activities are age-appropriate and more challenging than for the younger campers. Tzofim campers also learn valuable life skills like communication, collaboration, creativity and thinking outside of the box, all in a positive and safe environment. Other parts of the Tzofim program are instructional and free swim, art, sports, dance, ropes course, ziplines, exciting field trips, thrilling entertainers, and…Color War!

Your choice of 1 to 8 weeks of camp:
June 19 – August 11
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Breakfast Club and Late Stay Available
Morning hours: 7:30 – 9 a.m. includes breakfast
Afternoon hours: 4 – 6 p.m. includes snack

 

Grades 6-8

Na’arim “Youth”
Play hard. Give back.
Grades 6 - 8
Na’arim is a program designed specifically for middle schoolers. O-la-mi provides these campers with experiences and opportunities to learn life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, social skills and independence, that will help them for the rest of their lives. They will also learn about Tikkun Olam (repair of the world), and feel a sense of belonging in their community. As part of Na’arim, campers will participate in a community service project each week. They will be able to help others in various settings, including the local food bank, senior homes, and right here at the JCC. Na’arim campers also participate in the traditional O-la-mi program, which means fun and challenging activities and electives like archery, tennis, cooking, mosaics, ziplining, painting, guitar, sculpture, baseball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, cooking, and more. Of course they can also participate in camp staples like free swim, dance, arts and sports. Na’arim offers off-site overnights in addition to bigger field trips and leadership positions in camp, including Color War!

Eight 1-Week sessions: June 19 – August 11
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Breakfast Club and Late Stay available
Morning hours: 7:30 – 9 a.m. includes breakfast
Afternoon hours: 4 – 6 p.m. includes snack

 

A Typical Day at O-la-mi:

9 a.m. Arrival
9:15 a.m. Mifkad (Flagpole)
9:20 a.m. Three morning periods that may include:
• Art, Sports, Israeli Connections, Dance, Ropes, Music and more!
• Snack
• Instructional Swim
12:15 a.m. Lunch & Ruach!
1 p.m. Chaverim Dismissal OR Chaverim Extended Stay
1:10 p.m. Three afternoon periods that may include:
• Archery, Zip Line, Art, Field Games, Magic, Cooking, Sports and more!
• Snack
• Free Swim
3:50 p.m. Flag Lowering and Dismissal

 

CIT Program For Ages 14 -15
Day Camps@The J’s Counselor-In-Training Program is open to teens who want to use the experience of making a positive impact on a child’s life to develop their leadership skills. During their time at camp the CITs will spend time with camper groups and meet with camp leadership staff to participate in trainings on leadership skills and how to work with youth. CITs will also bond and create lasting memories during off-site day trips and awesome programming throughout the summer.

CIT Program:
Ages 14 - 15 
Space is limited. All potential participants are required to be interviewed and selected for participation. Upon successful completion of the program, CITs will receive an honorarium for each four-week session.

Two 4-week sessions:
June 19 – July 14 and July 17 – August 11
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.*

*CITs will meet from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday and Thursday for training and team-building activities.

For more information and/or to apply, please contact Camp Director Jason Samuel at 203.487.0973 or jsamuel@stamfordjcc.org or Assistant Camp Director Brandon Yarborough at 203.487.0970 or byarborough@stamfordjcc.org

 

Join the Day Camps@The J Staff
For those 16 and over…

Be a hero to kids this summer! As a staff member at Day Camps@The J, you will be a leader, a role model, learn from others, form lasting memories, and most importantly, make a difference in the lives of many children. A job at Day Camps@The J provides unparalleled growth experiences. Staff members are dedicated, excited, and here to have a good time! Working at Day Camps@The J will provide skills and experiences that make an impact on a resume and can be applied to any future ambitions! If you are responsible, enthusiastic, and love to have fun with children, then click here to apply.

please contact Jason Samuel at 203.487.0973 or jsamuel@stamfordjcc.org for more information.

 


 

Specialty Camps
Weeks 1 - 4

What a Production!
Grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8
Join us for What A Production! our popular theater specialty program where participants experience all aspects of theater production. Campers spend their mornings creating zany characters, learning dance moves and choreography, singing songs, playing crazy theater games, doing amazing set and costume projects, and most importantly, putting on a show! What A Production! offers a supportive environment where all are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination. Just ask our many past participants and they will tell you what a blast they’ve had! In addition to producing a musical, participants will enjoy traditional summer activities starting at lunch, followed by an afternoon elective at O-la-mi. It’s the very best of both worlds!

One 4-Week Session: June 19 – July 14
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. What A Production!
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch and electives
Breakfast Club and Late Stay Available
Morning hours: 7:30 – 9 a.m. includes breakfast
Afternoon hours: 4 – 6 p.m. includes snack

Summer Youth Theater Programs & Day Camps@The J Scholarship Assistance are partially underwritten by the Mitchell Gunty Fund for summer program scholarships.

 

Weeks 1
June 19 – June 23

Trifecta Hoops
Grades 2 – 8
Whether campers are just beginning or have been playing for years, Trifecta Hoops’ highly qualified and experienced coaching staff will help kids take their game to the next level. Trifecta Hoops has been serving Stamford youth basketball players proudly since 2008. All campers will receive a Trifecta Hoops basketball!
Note: Half Day (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) options available.

Easel Painting Camp
with Paint, Draw & More!
Grades 3 – 8
Join Paint, Draw & More! this summer as they enter their 23rd year of teaching art to children. They offer fun programs that allow campers to express their creativity, while teaching the technical skills that help them blossom and build self-esteem through their artistic accomplishments. In this camp you will learn to use acrylic paints like a master! Students are encouraged to problem solve and add their own unique ideas to their paintings while learning acrylic and brush techniques and other fundamentals of painting and composition.
Note: Campers will need to have their own smocks.

 

Week 2
June 26 – June 30

JA Elite Soccer
Grades 3 – 8
Players will have the opportunity to work closely with former New York Red Bulls player and current NCAA Division I Coach and Academy Founder, Jhonny Arteaga. The curriculum is designed for players to further development of techniques including: foot skills, dribbling, passing, shooting, as well as speed and agility training.Players should bring soccer cleats, shin guards and sneakers, for when we are inside. All campers will receive a training t-shirt and a custom-made JA Elite soccer ball.

Sculpture Camp
with Paint, Draw & More!
Grades 3 – 8 
Join Paint, Draw & More! this summer as they enter their 23rd year of teaching art to children. The staff of Paint, Draw & More! pride themselves on teaching young artists how to build an image vocabulary and develop problem-solving skills through the medium of art. Sculpture Camp is perfect for building and creating in 3 dimensions. We will use clay, wood, wire, fabric, paper and other materials as campers learn about spatial relationships and composition as they combine media into their own 3-D creations.
Note: Campers will need to have their own smocks.

Week 3
July 3 – July 7

USPTA Professional Shane O’Reilly Tennis Camp
Grades 3 – 6 
Shane is a USPTA certified tennis instructor with over 25 years of teaching experience. Shane has held full-time teaching positions at the King’s Highway, Shippan and Trumbull Racquet Clubs. He also has been a consultant to Tennis Week Magazine and Grand Slam Tennis Tours. Our tennis camp will provide young players with the opportunity to improve their games, make new friends and have a lot of fun.Campers are encouraged to bring their own tennis rackets, but will provide if needed.

 

LEGO Brick Film making
with Computer Adventures
Grades 3 – 8
LIGHT, CAMERA, & ACTION! This week is for campers who like to create stories and make them into movies. Campers will create storyboards, design a movie set with LEGOS® and use webcams and stop-motion movie software to edit their own movie. Computer Adventures is dedicated to providing children with access to technology in a safe, fun, educational and, most importantly, confidence-building environment. The unique curriculum focuses on cutting-edge technology, with dedicated teachers who are excited to share their knowledge.

Week 4
July 10 – July 14

CT City Lacrosse
Grades 3 – 8 

Coach Mike Nazzaro, CT City Lacrosse Director and Head Coach at Stamford High School, has directed camps in the tri-state area for brands such as Brine, Warrior, and Game-Breaker. He’s coached for elite travel programs such as Paragon Lacrosse and Team Connecticut Elite.CT City Lacrosse is dedicated to the growth of lacrosse for youth in the community. They focus on encouraging young players to achieve their full potential by developing skills, promoting sportsmanship, and focusing on all aspects of the game. Players are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Some equipment will be provided if needed.

 

Fashion Your Own Clothes
with The Handwork Studio
Grades 3 – 8
At The Handwork Studio, campers work on a wide array of unique projects. Campers are free to express themselves and are enveloped in creativity and fun. Whether refining skills or learning brand new ones, this specialty camp is sure to delight. Fashion Your Own Clothes is perfect for the aspiring fashion designer. Campers will learn how to create fabulous fashions and become a savvy sewer. Campers will be taught how to read and use a wide variety of patterns and will be able to CHOOSE to create garments such as skirts, dresses, rompers, pajamas, tank tops and much more! All supplies, materials, and equipment are provided and no experience is required.

 

Week 5
July 17 – July 21

Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy Baseball Camp
Grades 3 – 8
BVSA’s camp curriculum is a combination of sports instruction, competitive drills, and fun games. The focus is mostly on fun activities that promote athletic movement in addition to a few different instructional activities that help players hone skills and improve coordination. During the week players will get to spend some time at the BVSA complex, where they will get to use their facilities, including the batting cages. Players are encouraged to bring their own gloves and equipment. Some equipment will be provided if needed.

 

Fashion Your Own Accessories
with handwork studio
Grades 3 – 8
At The Handwork Studio, campers work on a wide array of unique projects. Campers are free to express themselves and are enveloped in creativity and fun. Whether refining skills or learning brand new ones, this specialty camp is sure to delight. Campers will explore the wonderful world of machine sewing through learning to use a sewing machine safely, take measurements, choose fabrics, and read patterns. Campers will CHOOSE the projects they want to make like: snuggly stuffed animals, warm quilts, cozy pajama pants, or funky tote bags. No experience needed and all equipment and materials are provided.

Week 6
July 24 – July 28

Outdoor Adventure
with The Summit
Grades 3 – 8
Hear the call of the wild and get out there! Learn to rappel down cliffs like an expert, as well as back country navigation and survival skills. Run by The Summit, experienced instructors will teach everything there is to know about wilderness survival, orienteering and team building. Campers will learn independence, self-reliance and how to trust in themselves. Each day will consist of a trip to an off-site destination.

Electronic Gizmos
with Computer Adventures
Grades 3 – 8
Calling all inventors! Campers will build and play with circuits to create electronic inventions. Motors, wheels, lights, switches, etc. are snapped together to invent a remote control racecar, build an automatic bubble-blowing device and more. As they create, campers will learn about the electronic components, circuit diagrams, symbols, connections and polarities. Computer Adventures is dedicated to providing children with access to technology in a safe, fun, educational and, most importantly, confidence-building environment. The unique curriculum focuses on cutting-edge technology, with dedicated teachers who are excited to share their knowledge.

 

Week 7
July 31 – August 4

J Sports Rookies & All-Stars
Rookies: Grades 3 – 5
All-Stars: Grades 6 – 8
J Sports Rookies introduces campers in grades 3 – 5 to a variety of sports to improve their athletic skills while promoting teamwork, self-confidence and sportsmanship. J Sports All-Stars is designed to help middle school athletes get stronger, faster, and more powerful by performing functional movements that are natural and safe. The J’s experienced coaching staff and personal trainers will lead activities. Campers will work on improving their skills through a variety of drills as well as games to achieve their goals. Activities include basketball, flag football, soccer, floor hockey, kickball, volleyball, relay races, and more!

 

LEGO Mindstorms Robotics
with Computer Adventures
Grades 3 – 8
This camp teaches how to build and program LEGO® Mindstorms® robots. Campers will be able to build a bottle/cup pusher, table-sweeper, Sumo wrestler, etc. This camp will introduce programming concepts such as repeat loops, if/then statements and sensor use. This is for campers who have little or no experience with robotics or programming. Computer Adventures
is dedicated to providing children with access to technology in a safe, fun, educational and, most importantly, confidence-building environment. The unique curriculum focuses on cutting edge technology, with dedicated teachers who are excited to share their knowledge.
*Students will not take robots home. Robots & software can be purchased from Lego®.

 

Week 8
August 7 – August 11

Stamford J Basketball Academy Camp
with coach Jeff Desir
Grades 3 – 8
Coach Jeff Desir works with beginner players and more advanced players alike to help them improve through focused skill training, individual, small-group, and team training. Works include: scrimmages, and skill stations on passing, shooting, dribbling, footwork, and conditioning. Coach Desir played three seasons at Rhode Island College before a knee injury ended his career. After his time on the court was over, he began working at the University of Vermont and Providence College basketball camps. Coach Desir has also coached at the professional level in Spain, where he helped Serguros Soliss Alcazar’s coaching staff guide the pro team to the EBA Championship.

 

Drawing and Painting Camp
with Paint, Draw & More!
Grades 3 – 8
Join Paint, Draw & More! this summer as they enter their 23rd year of teaching art to children. They offer fun programs that allow campers to express their creativity, while teaching the technical skills that help them blossom and build self-esteem through their artistic accomplishments. Campers get to sketch, draw and paint with watercolors. After sketching all around the camp, they will work the drawings into watercolor paintings using different watercolor media, learning drawing techniques as well as watercolor techniques and ‘tricks.’
Note: Campers will need to have their own smocks.

 


 

Hand in Hand

The Hand in Hand (Yad B’Yad) unit of Day Camps@The J offers a unique summer experience for rising pre-k and kindergartners and 3rd-8th graders with a variety of needs including, but not limited to, communication and learning differences, ADD/ADHD, social anxiety, sensory motor integration challenges, those on the spectrum. The mission of this program is to improve each child’s ability to develop positive relationships and make social connections in their community and with their peers, as well as create a fun, inclusionary summer experience!

Hand in Hand
Pre-K – Kindergarten and Grades 3 - 8
Hand in Hand includes a daily combination of therapeutic social skills provided by clinicians, along with an inclusion program to reinforce what was learned and to encourage social engagement with others. Each potential participant should call for an interview with the Inclusion Coordinator. Families will be notified of acceptance into the program based on this process.

Two 3-Week Sessions:
June 26 – July 14 and July 17 – August 4
Pre-K: Mon. – Fri., 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kindergarten: Mon. – Fri., 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grades 3 – 8: Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information or questions, please contact
Hannah Goldstone (Pre-K–Kindergarten) at 203.487.0980 or hgoldstone@stamfordjcc.org, or Liza Fahey
(Grades 3 – 8) at 203.487.0946 or lfahey@stamfordjcc.org

An Example of a Typical Day at Hand in Hand for Grades 3 – 8:

9 a.m. Arrival
9:20 a.m. Mifkad (Flagpole)
9:30 a.m. Yoga & Social Skills
10:30 a.m. Instructional Swim
11:20 a.m. Activity & Snack
12:15 p.m. Lunch & Ruach!
1:10 p.m. Elective 1
2:05 p.m.  Elective 2 & Snack
3 p.m.  Free Swim 
3:50 p.m. Flag Lowering and Dismissal

 

Click here to learn more about the National Inclusion Project.

 


 

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Make a Change

Help to Make A Change this summer at Day Camps@The J in a variety of ways! The Make A Change campaign encourages everyone to donate Tzedakah toward the Day Camps@The J scholarship fund, in addition to practicing G’milut Chassadim by treating one another with kindness and respect, and Tikkun Olam by helping to make our world a better place by recycling and limiting waste. Did you know that Day Camps@The J offered over $50,000 in scholarship money to 35 children in 2015? Help others have memorable and meaningful experiences at Day Camps@The J by donating today!

 

Israeli Fun @ Day Camps@The J

Each year Day Camps@The J welcomes Israeli schlichim (emissaries) to help support Jewish culture and Israeli programs throughout the summer. Overseen by Stamford JCC’s Israeli Shlicha, Yael Stolarsky, they bring creativity, personality, and enthusiasm to Day Camps@The J!

 

Host Families Needed!

Each year we’re proud to work with the Jewish Agency for Israel and their Summer Schlichim Program to enthusiastically welcome schlichim (Israeli emissaries) to Day Camps@The J and our community. Over the course of the summer, our schlichim bring the culture and energy of Israel into our lives in fun and engaging ways, and these young adults can do the same in your home! Being a host family is an opportunity to broaden your family’s understanding of Israel and the world, and it is a wonderful and fulfilling experience for you and your children. If you would like the opportunity to host one of these amazing young Israelis, please contact Jason Samuel at 203.487.0973 or jsamuel@stamfordjcc.org

 

Payment Information Through March 31, 2017, the minimum deposit is $500 for O-la-mi and What A Production!, and 25% for Specialty Camps. Beginning April 1, 2017, the minimum deposit is 50% of your total tuition. As of May 1, 2017, payment-in-full is due at the time of registration. All camp tuition must be paid in full by May 20, 2017. In order to qualify for members’ tuition rates, your JCC family membership must be in good standing at the time of registration and must remain active and current throughout the summer months.

Refunds/Withdrawals Through April 30, 2017, tuition paid in excess of $500 per child will be refunded. As of May 1, 2017, refunds of tuition paid in excess of $500 per child will be granted only for medical or extraordinary circumstances. Written documentation is required All withdrawals from any Day Camps @ The J must be requested in writing. There are no refunds due to absences from camp.

Scholarship Assistance Financial assistance requests must be made by contacting Nancy Schiffman, Associate Executive Director, at 203.487.0941 or nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org

 

 

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