New Record for JCC Summer Camp Registration is Set

The word is out about Summer Camp!

JCC Summer Camp registration has already topped last year’s enrollment. Twelve out of 41 specialty camps have a wait list. Six specialty camps were added or altered to accommodate the huge interest in programming.

Betsy Schwartz, camp director, said she thinks it’s because last year was such a strong year, people remember and have come back for more. And, they told their friends and family.

“I really think camp had such successful programming last year, word spread and people want to come back. They tell their friends and they want to come too,” she said. That’s exactly what we want. We want kids to have a great time every day and parents to be very satisfied.”

The camp’s shlicha, Dafna Chen, arrives June 5. Chen, 21, will teach campers about Israeli culture through songs, art, cooking and other activities.

“Her role is to bring a little Isreal to camp,” Schwarz said.

As with last year’s shlicha, Chen will stay with host families while she’s in Louisville. Schwartz said Chen loves children and cooking and has worked with special needs children. Additional host families are needed.

“Ideally, she’d be integrated into the family unit, like she’s one of the family, rather than just a visitor,” Schwartz said.

The Israel Scouts spend a day with campers July 29. They will hold a performance of song and dance in the JCC auditorium for campers and the community at 2 p.m. About six to eight host families are needed to house two scouts each, as well, on July 29.

For more information about host families for Chen or the Israel Scouts, please contact Rachel Lipkin, 502-238-2701.

JCC Summer Camp runs June 9-August 8. For more information or to register for camp, visit or call 502-459-0660.


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