The warmth of summer is in the hearts and minds of JCC Summer Camp staff. The coldness of February is the perfect time to start thinking about the heat of summer and summer camp! JCC Summer Camp Director Julie Hollander is ready to meet new campers at the annual Open House, Sunday, March 17, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
There new campers can learn about JCC Summer Camp, tour the facility and meet camp directors. Speed Art Museum educators will lead a hands-on art project. A camp presentation will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
This year, camp is themed around Yad B’Yad (Hand in Hand), the universal values through a Jewish lens. By the end of the summer, campers will make a difference in the community around them and know how to work together for the common good. Each week, campers will experience cheering and ruach (spirit) every morning, tikkun olam (repairing the world) service projects, mitzvot (acts of kindness), tzedakah (charity) and celebrating Shabbat (the Sabbath) every Friday.
Summer camp is all about fun, too. Children will swim in the JCC’s outdoor pools all summer. Camp J-Tots will swim two or three days a week; Camp Keff, Trek 46, Middle School and Specialty Camps will swim everyday. Every camper in Camp J-Tots and Camp Keff will receive lessons from the Lenny Krazyelburg Swim Academy.
There are plenty of options for camp this year. Expanded specialty camps include art camps with the Speed Art Museum and science and writing camps with the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences. Regular camp options are available as well.
Early Bird registration for JCC Members is open now; non-members can register beginning March 1. Early Bird discounts are available until March 22. For more information on camps or to see the schedule, visit www.jcclouisvillecamp.org or contact Julie Hollander at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-238-2708.