Safe Fun at the JCC Winter Camp

What are your kids in Louisville doing for winter break? Wouldn’t it be great if there were a place they wanted to go where you know they’ll be safe, enjoy the company of other kids and have a great time?

The Jewish Community Center has the perfect option – send them to camp. The JCC is offering a summer camp experience in the winter. Most parents don’t get the same time off that their kids do in December, and the Winter Camp experience offers a safe way for the kids to have fun and learn while mom and dad work.

“Winter Camp is an opportunity for previous campers to revisit their summer camp experience and see old friends and make new ones,” said Betsy Schwartz, senior camp director. “It’s also a chance for kids to try out the camp experience in the winter to see if they would like it in the summer.” In Winter Camp, kids can come for one day at a time or for the whole break. There is also a chance to try out overnight camp for a night and see if they like it.

In the Keff Unit (kids in kindergarten through third grade), each day kids will explore a different country with arts, crafts, sports, games and, of course, lots of fun! On Dec. 29, kids in grades 1-3 can stay overnight at the JCC, where they will do crafts, play sports, watch movies and enjoy s’mores.

In the Trek 46 Unit (grades 4-6), kids will go on a Mega Quest and field trip to the Louisville Mega Cavern where they can tackle the underground ropes course. On Dec. 31, the older kids can enjoy the JCC’s New Year’s Party and sleepover. Kids will swim, play, dance and enjoy sparkling grape juice at midnight, while parents enjoy their own New Year’s festivities.

Camp is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 22-24, and Dec. 29-Jan. 2. Early morning and late afternoons are available with the Get Up Gang (7:30-9 a.m.) and Stay N’ Play (3-6 p.m.).

Bring lunch and a swim suit and a towel, and be willing to have fun!
For more information, contact the Betsy Schwartz, Senior Director of Youth and Camping at 502-238-2708 or visit

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