Experience the magic of JCC Summer Camp!
JCC Summer Camp is more than just a place where children come to play during the summer. It is a transformative experience that children will remember for the rest of their lives. Every camper will discover, grow and learn within the supportive and safe environment that JCC Summer Camp provides. Whether it’s the new friends your child will make or the first time your child swims across the pool, every camper will come home with new stories about the activities and people at camp. JCC Summer Camp is an experience like no other and it is hard to put into words but it’s all about the smiles and laughter and excitement and campers never wanting to leave and always wanting to come back. Camp is over for the summer, but we will release information about Summer Camp 2014 in February!
JEWISH VALUES AT CAMP
Yad B’Yad (Hand in Hand)
We promote universal values through a Jewish lens and know that by the end of the summer, campers will make a difference and know how work together for the common good. The camp experience includes:
- Cheering & Ruach (spirit) every morning
- Participating in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) service projects
- Performing Mitzvot (acts of kindness)
- Learning about tzedakah (charity)
- Celebrating Shabbat (Sabbath) every Friday morning
Throughout the summer, news from camp will be sent home to parents through email, Facebook and flyers. The camp staff is available during the summer to answer questions about general programs. Check the JCC Louisville Summer Camp Facebook page for pictures and reminders.
Our dedicated and responsible camp staff are carefully selected for their skills, experience and interest in working with children. They receive extensive training prior to the summer and ongoing supervision during the summer to ensure they provide the highest quality care. They are trained in creative programming, group dynamics, child development, conflict resolution, safety procedures and more. An Israeli Shaliach (counselor from Israel) will be at camp all summer infusing Israeli culture into JCC camp. Click here for Camp Director contact information.
The JCC has the perfect facility for your child’s summer camp experience. Our 17-acres include 2 softball fields, 2 soccer fields, a gaga pit, 2 playgrounds and a covered pavilion with picnic tables. Camp’s indoor space includes 2 full-sized gymnasiums, auditorium with theatre stage, indoor child-friendly activity spaces, heated indoor pool and a full dance studio. The outdoor pool complex includes a nine-lane 25-meter heated lap pool, family pool with a diving well and the Seng Jewelers Wading Pool for our youngest swimmers.
Every morning our campers begin their day with music, singing and dancing.
Our on-site garden provides hands-on experiences include watering, tending and picking fruits and vegetables. The campers will learn how to grow and eat healthy food. The fruits and vegetables are not only enjoyed by our campers but are also donated to the Jewish Family & Career Services’ food pantry.
YACHAD – PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Yachad is an inclusion program that offers children with special needs and learning differences the opportunity to fully enjoy the JCC camp experience. Some children are assigned a full-day advocate while others utilize an advocate assistant during challenging times or activities. Advocates personalize the camp experience to meet the individual needs of the child. Intake forms are required for acceptance into the program. If your child has any form of IEP or attends an alternative school it is recommended you complete an intake form prior to enrollment in camp. For additional information, please contact Angie Hiland at email@example.com or 502-238-2716.
CAMP CONDUCT POLICY
Every effort will be made by staff to ensure a positive camp experience for your children. In the event that there are behavioral difficulties, which are deemed irreconcilable, children may be removed from any JCC summer program either in part or in full. Availability of refunds, partial or full, will be determined by Center staff.
Brett Friedman, Chair • Caren Bailen • Catie Bayne • Karen Christopher • Terri Cleary • Jeanette Duque • Allison Goldstein • Nikki Grizzle • Ali Ignatow • Lindsey Ronay • Mary Stone • Melanie Wachsman
FUNDED IN PART BY
- C.D. & Lois Kline Baron Camp Scholarship Fund
- Florence Kreitman Isaacs Summer Camp Fund
- Sadye and Maurice Grossman Community Service Camp Fund
- Gail Cassen Schwartz Youth Sports & Fitness Fund
The JCC is open and accessible to everyone regardless of age, race, religion, national origin or special need.