Camp J 365

A program for youth that combines the best parts of Camp with NTI online learning support.

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At Camp J 365, our NTI (non-traditional instruction) support program for grades K-5, your camper(s) will find a sense of normalcy for the school year, providing a daily schedule and routine as well as peace of mind for you, knowing that your child will not miss class or assignments. Our team will provide a structured setting during the school day and a fun camp-like atmosphere for the duration of the day.

This program provides a safe environment for your camper to attend virtual classes and complete their educational requirements. They will receive support with things like logging on to classes, task management, and other assistance as needed. Campers will engage in socially-distant activities and programming when they are not participating in classes or school-related projects.

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Camp J 365 is for grades K-5th
Monday through Friday, 2-week sessions
8:30 AM-4:00 PM at the JCC
Art, Drama and Sports included!

Session 9
Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 15

Session 10
Tuesday, January 19 through Friday, January 29
No camp on Monday, January 18 – MLK Jr. Day

Session 11
Monday, February 1 through Thursday, February 11
No camp on Friday, February 12 – No school for JCPS

Session 12
Tuesday, February 16 through Friday, February 26
No camp on Monday, February 15 – No school for JCPS

Member Fees: $420 per session
Public Fees: $500 per session
(sibling discount = 10% off the price of one camper’s session)

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PLEASE NOTE: All campers will be automatically placed on the waitlist before being assured a spot in the program. A $50 deposit is required to put your camper(s) on the waitlist. Assuming availability, we will then process your registration and charge you the remaining amount. Fees have been adjusted accordingly. 

If for some reason we are unable to accommodate your camper(s), you WILL be given a full refund. If JCPS goes back in session and you decide to send your camper to school in-person, you will be given a full refund. 

You must be a current J Member in good standing to register at the member price and receive the proper rate. Please contact our Membership Department at 502-238-2791 if needed.  

In case of cancellation, 25% of the camp fee is non-refundable. Written notification of cancellation must be received at least (3) business days prior to the start of any camp week.  No refunds will be issued in part or in full due to camper illness once the camp has started.

In case of a camp cancellation due to COVID-19, full refunds will be given. 

We reserve the right to cancel any program if the minimum registration is not met.  You will be notified and refunded, if applicable.  

Click here to sign up or contact Mindye Mannel at MMannel@jewishlouisville.org for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Camp J 365?
The goal of our NTI (non-traditional instruction) support program is to provide a safe environment for your camper(s) to attend virtual classes and complete their educational requirements. We support them by helping them log on to classes, assisting with task management and providing socially distant activities and programming when they are not participating in classes or school-related projects.

The program gives your camper a sense of normalcy for the school year, providing a daily schedule and routine as well as peace of mind for you, knowing that your camper will not miss class or assignments. Our team provides a structured setting during the school day and a fun camp-like atmosphere for the duration of the day.

As a parent/guardian, what is expected of me?
Communication is  key throughout this program. As a parent/guardian, you will need to make sure your camper comes to the JCC prepared with their assignments, device, charger and headphones that must have a microphone. You will need to provide our program director and staff with any information that will help your camper succeed.  You will also need to provide your camper’s student ID # and passwords so we can help them log in. Our team will reach out as needed for additional expectations and requirements. This is a team effort and we cannot be successful without your help!

How are the campers grouped?  Will they stay with their group and with the same staff? How many campers are in a group?
Campers will be placed in similar age/grade groups of no more than 10-14. They will stay with their group and the same staff throughout the day and for the duration of the session. Specialists running supplemental activities will remain socially-distanced and masked while facilitating. Individual socially-distanced workspaces will be demarcated in the classrooms.  All staff will always be masked.

What will the schedule look like?
Because each camper has a different schedule, our program is rather flexible. We run our program during the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm. Campers will have time scheduled to participate in virtual classes or quiet individualized work including (but not limited to) puzzles, games, books and educational websites. While we recognize this may look different for each camper, we do our best to accommodate schedules as needed. In addition to virtual learning, we will take time for other fun activities which will include physical activity, brain breaks, snack, supplemental activities and more. We understand the need for balance and our schedules reflect that. While we will offer supplemental activities throughout the day, campers that need to continue with their schoolwork will be able to do so with assistance.

How are you sanitizing?
Shared equipment will be properly cleaned and sanitized after each individual use and each group use. Equipment that cannot be sanitized in-between uses will be limited to use by only one group per day. Sanitation will happen at the end of each day for all areas. Hand washing/sanitizing for campers and staff will occur before and after all activities as well.

Will face coverings be required?
Yes. All campers and staff are required to wear a face covering/mask each day. Campers and staff are required to wear face coverings any time they are entering/leaving the building, in the classroom, during carpool, using a shared space, and during any food preparation. Masks are not required outside, as long as 6 feet of distance can be achieved. These face coverings must be provided by the family and should be laundered daily if reusable.

Will campers be screened daily?
All campers and staff are required to complete a daily health screening and temperature check before entering the program. If a camper does not pass the screen, all campers from that household/car are excluded from the program that day. If any member of the camper’s household has a fever, the camper(s) from that household must be kept at home.

What measures is Camp J 365 taking to ensure food safety?
Lunches are not collected or refrigerated. Campers keep their lunches in their backpacks or classrooms. Lunches are kept in air conditioning, but we do recommend sending an icepack if packing perishable foods. All campers must arrive with a full water bottle, as water fountains are not available for drinking. Water bottles are refilled as needed. Snacks are provided and prepackaged for your camper’s safety. Open packages of food are not shared between groups.

Where will carpool be held?
Carpool is held on the front steps of The J near the stoplight at Cannons Ln and Dutchmans Ln. Morning drop-off runs from 8:30-8:45 a.m and afternoon-pick up runs from 3:45-4:00 p.m. During morning and afternoon carpool, parents/guardians are required to stay in their vehicles and wear masks unless otherwise instructed by Camp J 365 staff. Each camper will answer a series of questions for their daily health screening, and their temperature will be recorded. Face coverings must be worn by ALL persons in the vehicle for the duration of the health screening.

What happens if a camper gets sick while attending Camp J 365?
If a camper exhibits any of the following symptoms, they will be immediately separated from other campers and MUST be picked up within sixty (60) minutes: excessive runny nose, excessive sneezing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills/body aches, sore throat, diarrhea, headache, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, cough, etc. If a camper is not picked up promptly, emergency contacts will be contacted. The same policies will apply to staff. If a staff displays any of the above symptoms, they will be separated from the group immediately and sent home.

What happens if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Camp J 365?
In the situation of a confirmed case of coronavirus, we will coordinate with local health officials. These officials will help The J administration and Camp J 365 Team determine the appropriate course of action for the exposure, which may supersede the following protocols. If a camper/staff has been directly exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, that person will be excluded from the program for 10 days, or 7 days with a negative test result. If there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the program, the whole camp will be notified, and the person’s group will be excluded from the program for 10 days or 7 days with a negative test result. The individual that has coronavirus will require a doctor’s note to be readmitted.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19, there will be a thorough deep clean and sanitization of all areas and equipment.

What if my camper has an appointment during the day?
Campers and staff may not leave campus and return the same day. This policy also applies for doctors’ appointments.

Is there a Lost & Found?
No. There is NOT a lost & found.  Please be sure to keep sentimental items at home; we are not be able to pick up items left on campus.

What if my camper has a health condition such as asthma or diabetes?
If your camper has a health condition that the CDC considers high risk for COVID-19, please contact the camp office so we can make sure that camp will be the healthiest choice for your camper.

If my camper finishes their classes and work, do they have to stay in the classroom? Can they participate in another activity while the others finish their work?
To support social distancing and the need to keep groups from intermingling, campers will remain in their group at all times. Within that group, if most of the campers are finished with their work, we will make accommodations for them to participate in another activity while the rest of the campers complete their assignment. If there are only one or two campers that finish early, they will be able to work on individualized assignments or approved games while they wait.

What if my camper has an IEP?
While we do everything possible to help all campers succeed, we are not academically certified to accommodate IEPs or 504s during Camp J 365. Campers with an IEP or 504-plan are welcome to attend the program, but it will remain the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) to accommodate their educational and functional needs. We strive to create a positive learning environment for all, but if a camper is a consistent disruption to those around them we may need to evaluate if this is the right program for their needs. Please contact the program director before registering to discuss if your camper has either – prior approval is REQUIRED before registering!

Will you take campers from districts other than Jefferson County or private/parochial schools?
Yes, we will take campers from other districts as well as private and parochial schools as long as their school is administering virtual learning and each camper has their own device. Our program will run using the 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. framework. If your camper’s school starts and ends at different times, we will attempt to accommodate that schedule. Please contact the program director to confirm details before registering.

Who do I contact if I have specific questions?
You can reach out to Mindye Mannel, Director of Camp, Youth & Families at mmannel@jewishlouisville.org for more information. Click here to register.

The pandemic has had a profound impact on all of us, including our campers. At Camp J 365, we want to ensure every camper is set up for success, and the best way we can do that is to know more about your camper. So, if there have been any major life cycle events, or changes in your camper’s home life, please let us know. We will only share personal information with the staff that they must know to help every camper feel safe and heard.

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