Camp J 365


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

At Camp J 365, our NTI (non-traditional instruction) support program for grades K-5, your child 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 child to attend virtual classes and complete their educational requirements. They will receive support with things like logging on to classes, assisting with task management, and any other assistance as needed. Children will engage in socially distant activities and programming when they are not participating in classes or school-related projects.

Click here for additional information and safety info!

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

Session 3
Tuesday, October 6 through Friday, October 16
No camp Monday, October 5

Session 4
Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 30

Session 5
Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 13
No camp on Tuesday, November 3

Member Fees: $420 per session
Public Fees: $500 per session
(sibling discount=$35/week)

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 on the waitlist. Assuming availability, we will then process your registration and charge you the remaining amount. Fees have been adjusted accordingly. Registration will not be officially processed until JCPS makes an announcement. 

If for some reason we are unable to accommodate your camper, 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 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 children to attend virtual classes and complete their educational requirements. We will 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 will give your child 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.

As a parent, what is expected of me?
Communication will be key throughout this program. As a parent, you will need to make sure your child comes to the JCC prepared with their assignments, device, and headphones that must have a microphone. You will need to provide our program director and staff with any information that will help your child succeed.  You will also need to provide your child’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 children grouped?  Will they stay with their group and with the same staff? How many children are in a group?
Children will be placed in similarly aged/grade groups of no more than 10-12. They will stay with their group and the same staff throughout the day. Specialists running supplemental activities will remain socially distanced and masked while facilitating. Individual and socially distanced workspaces will be demarcated in the classrooms.  All staff working with children will always be masked.

What will the schedule look like?
It is believed that every school and every teacher may have a different schedule, therefore, it is impossible to determine a specific schedule until the start of the school year. We are planning to run our program during the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm. Students will have time scheduled to participate in virtual classes or quiet individualized work including (but not limited to) JCPS NTI Portal learning tools, puzzles, and reading. We recognize this may look different for each child however, we will do our best to adjust schedules as needed. In addition to virtual learning, we will take time for other fun activities which may include swim lessons, free swim, physical activity brain breaks, snack, supplemental activities and more. We understand the need for balance and our schedules will reflect that. While we will offer supplemental activities throughout the day, students that need to continue with their schoolwork or tutoring 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 children and staff will occur before and after all activities as well.

Will face coverings be required?
Yes. All children and staff are required to bring a face covering/mask each day. Children 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 will not be 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 children be screened daily?
All children and staff will be required to complete a health screening daily which includes temperature checks before entering the program. If a child does not pass the screen, all children from that household/car will be excluded from the program. If any member of the child’s household has a fever, the child/children from that household must be kept at home.

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

Where will carpool be held?
Carpool will be held on the front steps of The J near the stoplight at Cannons Ln and Dutchmans Ln. Morning drop-off will run from approximately 8:30-9 a.m and afternoon-pick up will be from approximately 3:30-4 p.m.  These times are not currently confirmed but will be once the times of JCPS-NTI is specified.  Details of carpool will be sent closer to the start of the program. During morning and afternoon carpool, parents/guardians will be required to stay in their vehicles and wear masks unless otherwise instructed by Camp J 365 staff.

What happens if a child gets sick while attending Camp J 365?
If a child exhibits any of the following symptoms, they will be immediately separated from other children and MUST be picked up within sixty (60) minutes. Those symptoms include excessive runny nose, excessive sneezing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills/body aches, sore throat, diarrhea, headache, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, cough, etc. If a child 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 child/staff or family member has been directly exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, that person will be excluded from the program for 14 days. 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 2-4 days.  This initial short-term dismissal allows time for the local health officials to gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 exposure and to determine the best course of action, including whether to extend the exclusion period. 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 child has an appointment during the day?
Children and staff may not leave campus and return the same day. This policy also applies for doctors’ appointments.

Will there be a Lost & Found?
No. There will NOT be 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 child has a health condition such as asthma or diabetes?
If your child 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 child.

If my child 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, we will try to group children together who have a similar schedule. Within that group if most of the children are finished with their work, we will make accommodations for them to participate in another activity while the rest of the students complete their assignment. If there are only one or two children that finish early, they will be able to work on individualized assignments or approved games while they wait.

What if my child has an IEP?
While we will do everything possible to help all students succeed, we are not academically certified to accommodate IEPs or 504s during Camp J 365. Children with an IEP or 504-plan are welcome to attend the program, but it will remain the responsibility of the parent(s) to accommodate their educational and functional needs. As we strive to create a positive learning environment for all, if a child 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 child has either as prior approval is REQUIRED before registering!

Will you take children from districts other than Jefferson County or private/parochial schools?
Yes, we will take children from other districts as well as private and parochial school students as long as their school is administering virtual learning and each child has their own device. Our program will run using the 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. framework. If your child’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.

What is the cost of Camp J 365?


Session 1:  *3 weeks
(Starts Aug 26-Sept 11, off Labor Day)
Member: $505 
Public: $600
(Sibling Discount: $84 off for each child after the first) 

Session 2:  *3 weeks(
Sept 14-Oct 2, off Yom Kippur) 
Member: $590 
Public: $700 
(Sibling Discount: $98 off for each child after the first) 

*Member Fees: $210/week & Public Fees:  $250/week (sibling discount=$35/week)

What are the additional activities children will be doing at Camp J 365?
Art, swim, music, sports, drama, dance, physical education, games, and more.

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 children. At Camp J 365, we want to ensure every child is set up for success, and the best way we can do that is to know more about your child. So, if there have been any major life cycle events, or changes in your child’s home life, please let us know. We will only share personal information with the staff that must know to help child feel safe and heard.

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To comply with the city's curfew order, the JCC will have a delayed opening on Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25 at 7 a.m.

The JCC will be closed for Yom Kippur on Monday, September 28, 2020

Monday, September 28 – Yom Kippur

Friday, October 2 – Sukkot
Closes at 6 p.m.*

Saturday, October 3 – Sukkot

Friday, October 9 – Shemini Atzeret
Closes at 6 p.m.*

Saturday, October 10 – Shemini Atzeret

*Evening Fitness Classes cancelled.