Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

J Camp

Summer Camp for Members & Non Members, K-7th grade

HURRY! All “early bird” registration rates expire April 6th, 2020.

J Camp 2020: June 1 – August 7

J Camp is for K-7th grade members and non members who want a well-rounded day camp experience. J Camp provides a little bit of everything. Based mostly outdoors in our Day Camp Pavilion, activities include arts and crafts, sports, nature, cooking, science, Israeli culture and team building. Campers are generally grouped by grade to allow for age-appropriate activities.

NEW! If all mandatory forms are completed and returned by April 30 you will receive a free color changing water bottle!
* One bottle per child per completed set of forms.

Overview

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the JCC
  • Open to Members & Non Members, K-7th grade
  • Registration is per week
  • Participation based on the grade your child will enter in Fall 2020
  • Before & After Care is available if needed (see “extras & add on” tab below)
  • Field trips that occur within the week are included in the registration fee
  • Undernight and Overnights are included with week 3 and 6 (optional)
  • New! Family Camp Night is included & open to all K-7th grade campers and their families

Questions?  Contact us!
Allison Burger    (402) 334-6409  |  aburger@jccomaha.org

Amanda Welsh  (402) 590-2152  |  awelsh@jccomaha.org
Jacob Geltzer    (402) 334-6404  |  jgeltzer@jccomaha.org

 

J Camp Groups

J Camp is divided into groups, according to camper age. An overview of each age group is listed below.

K-1st Grade Camp

Our Kindergarten and 1st grade camps embrace the natural enthusiasm and energy of kids at this grade level. Our programs are scheduled to provide a day full of excitement and learning. Campers engage in a wide range of activities throughout the week. Swimming, art activities, nature activities, and song sessions are just some of the things campers can look forward to.

Schedule & Activities
Every day, campers at J Camp are given the opportunity to learn and grow. We provide a fun and relaxed environment where kids are encouraged to participate in engaging activities and push their boundaries. These new experiences help campers develop important social skills, strengthen creativity, peak curiosity and encourage an active lifestyle. An example of a typical camp day for a K-1st grade camper is as follows:

 

8:50–9:05 a.m……..Camper Drop Off
9:05–9:20 a.m……..Boker Tov/Flag Circle
9:20–10:00 a.m……Israeli Activity
10:00–10:45 a.m….Instructional Swim
10:45–11:45 a.m….Sports or Arts& Crafts
11:45 a.m.– 12:45 p.m….Lunch & Songs
12:45–2:00 p.m……Recreational Swimming
2:00–2:45 p.m……..Quiet Activity/Library
3:00–3:30 p.m……..Art Activity
3:30–3:45 p.m……..Snack
3:45–4:00 p.m……..Flag Circle
4:00–4:10 p.m…….Camper Pick Up

Daily Activities
Daily K-1st J Camp activities include: Free swim, art activities, nature activities, song sessions

Weekly Activities
Weekly K-1st J Camp activities can include: Instructional swim, theme days, field trips, Friday fun days, special games & activities and optional undernights (weeks 3 & 6)

K Minimum: 6 / Maximum: 30        1st grade Minimum: 8 / Maximum:32

Price per week

MEMBERS
Early Rate: $206 (Expires 4/6/20)
Regular: $229

NON MEMBERS
Early Rate: $269 / week (Expires 4/6/20)
Regular: $299 / week

2nd-3rd Grade J Camp

Our 2nd and 3rd grade level of J Camp caters to kids creativity and emerging independence. Each Monday campers will select one of two chugim (choice activities) that they will participate in for that week. The chugim are designed to let campers explore specific areas of interest more thoroughly. In addition to their selected chugim campers will participate in other daily and weekly activities.

Schedule & Activities
Every day, campers at J Camp are given the opportunity to learn and grow. We provide a fun and relaxed environment where kids are encouraged to participate in engaging activities and push their boundaries. These new experiences help campers develop important social skills, strengthen creativity, peak curiosity and encourage an active lifestyle. An example of a typical camp day for a 2nd – 3rd grade camper is as follows:

 

8:50–9:05 a.m………Camper Drop Off
9:05–9:20 a.m………Boker Tov/Flag Circle
9:20–9:45 a.m………Israeli Activity
9:45–10:15 a.m…….Team Building
10:15–10:50 a.m…..Sports
11:00–11:50 a.m……Chugim
11:50 a.m.–12:45 p.m…Lunch & Songs
12:45–1:45 p.m…….Group Time
1:45–3:00 p.m………Swimming
3:00–3:30 p.m………Science
3:30–3:45 p.m………Snack
3:45–4:00 p.m………Flag Circle
4:00–4:10 p.m……..Camper Pick Up

Daily Activities
Daily activities for 2nd-3rd grade campers include: free swim, art activities, nature activities and song sessions

Weekly Activities
Weekly activities for 2nd-3rd graders include: Chugim (special chosen activity), theme days, field trips, Friday fun days and optional overnights (week 3 & 6).

Minimum: 8 / Maximum: 32

Price per week

MEMBERS
Early Rate: $206 (Expires 4/6/20)
Regular: $229

NON MEMBERS
Early: $269 (Expires 4/6/20)
Regular: $299

 

4th-7th Grade Camp

4th-7th grade J Camp is designed to encourage independent thinking, decision-making, social and community engagement. Each week the campers will go on field trips and engage in special activities. When not on field trips campers will have time to swim in our beautiful aquatic facilities, meet with our Shaliach, plan all-camp events, and spend time in the gym.

Schedule & Activities
Every day, campers at J Camp are given the opportunity to learn and grow. We provide a fun and relaxed environment where kids are encouraged to participate in engaging activities and push their boundaries. These new experiences help campers develop important social skills, strengthen creativity, peak curiosity and encourage an active lifestyle.

 

8:50–9:05 a.m……..Camper Drop Off
9:05–9:20 a.m……..Boker Tov/Flag
9:20–10:00 a.m……Sports
10:00–10:50 a.m….Cooking
11:00 a.m.–Noon….Chugim (Chosen activity)
12:00–12:45 p.m….Lunch & Songs
12:45–1:45 p.m……Group Time
1:45–3:00 p.m……..Swimming
3:00–3:30 p.m……..Israeli Culture
3:30–3:45 p.m……..Snack
3:45–4:00 p.m……..Flag Circle
4:00–4:10 p.m…….Camper Pick Up

Daily activities
Daily activities for 4th – 7th graders include: Free swim, art activities, nature activities, song sessions

Weekly activities
Weekly activities for 4th – 7th graders cam include: Special theme days, field trips, Friday fun days, and optional overnights away from the J or off-site field trip with overnight at the J

Minimum: 10 / Maximum: 30

Price per week

MEMBERS
Early Rate: $220  (Expires 4/6/20)
Regular: $242

NON MEMBER
Early Rate: $286  (Expires 4/6/20)
Regular: $315

* Cost is slightly higher due to off campus field trips

Weekly Camp Themes

Each week of J Camp brings an exciting new theme for kids to enjoy! Themes and registration codes are listed below.

Pre Camp: Summer Fun Days
May 22-29
Click here for more information on Summer Fun Day programs. Registration is per day, allowing for greater flexibility in scheduling. Pizza Friday is not included with Summer Fun Days. Additional registration is required.
Week 1: June 1-5
Weekly Theme: Opening Ceremonies
Kick off a summer of Olympic sized fun! We will have a special Opening Ceremony celebration that will last all week long. Get ready to go for the gold. Pizza Fridays are included with J Camp registration. Every Friday campers will enjoy a delicious lunch of pizza, fresh fruit or vegetables, a drink, and dessert. There is no need to preregister, but please let us know ahead of time if your camper(s) has any allergies or dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.)

J Camp runs 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before & After Care is available for those needed extended care. See the “Extras & Add Ons” tab below for more information. Children who are not registered for After Care, but are still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will automatically be enrolled into After Care at a $15 daily drop-in rate.

Registration Codes
Kindergarten: 09-1001
1st Grade: 09-1101
2nd Grade: 09-1201
3rd Grade: 09-1301
4-5th Grade: 09-1401
6-7th Grade: 09-1601

Week 2: June 8-12
Weekly Theme: Celebration of Nations
USA, Japan, France, Australia and many more. Explore and celebrate all of the various nations that participate in the Summer Olympic games. Pizza Fridays are included with J Camp registration. Every Friday campers will enjoy a delicious lunch of pizza, fresh fruit or vegetables, a drink, and dessert. There is no need to preregister, but please let us know ahead of time if your camper(s) has any allergies or dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.)

J Camp runs 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before & After Care is available for those needed extended care. See the “Extras & Add Ons” tab below for more information. Children who are not registered for After Care, but are still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will automatically be enrolled into After Care at a $15 daily drop-in rate.

Registration Codes
Kindergarten: 09-1002
1st Grade: 09-1102
2nd Grade: 09-1202
3rd Grade: 09-1302
4-5th Grade: 09-1402
6-7th Grade: 09-1602

Week 3: June 15-19
Weekly Theme: Going for Gold
We’re all winners this week. We’ll participate in fun activities that revolve around gold, silver and bronze. Pizza Fridays are included with J Camp registration. Every Friday campers will enjoy a delicious lunch of pizza, fresh fruit or vegetables, a drink, and dessert. There is no need to preregister, but please let us know ahead of time if your camper(s) has any allergies or dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.)

J Camp runs 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before & After Care is available for those needed extended care. See the “Extras & Add Ons” tab below for more information. Children who are not registered for After Care, but are still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will automatically be enrolled into After Care at a $15 daily drop-in rate.

WEEK 3 FEATURED EVENTS:
Undernight: Thursday, June 18, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Undernights are for K-1st graders and are included with week 3 registration. Undernights include dinner, swimming and special camp activities. Attendance is optional. We ask campers planning to RSVP with their camp counselor.

Overnight: Thursday, June 18, 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Overnights are an extension of the camp day and run from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. the following day. Participating campers will be taken directly to their J Camp the following morning. Overnights are open to 2nd – 7th graders and are included with week 3 registration. Attendance is optional. 2nd-7th grade campers who do not want to stay for the entire overnight are welcome to attend the undernight, from 4-8 pm, instead. Please RSVP with your camp counselor if you plan on attending.

Registration Codes
Kindergarten: 09-1003
1st Grade: 09-1103
2nd Grade: 09-1203
3rd Grade: 09-1303
4-5th Grade: 09-1403
6-7th Grade: 09-1603

Week 4: June 22-26
Weekly Theme: Olympics in Israel
Go Team Israel! This week we will celebrate Israeli culture and learn about various customs. Don’t forget the entire family is invited to Family Camp Night. This event is free but we ask all attending to RSVP by registering.  Pizza Fridays are included with J Camp registration. Every Friday campers will enjoy a delicious lunch of pizza, fresh fruit or vegetables, a drink, and dessert. There is no need to preregister, but please let us know ahead of time if your camper(s) has any allergies or dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.)

J Camp runs 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before & After Care is available for those needed extended care. See the “Extras & Add Ons” tab below for more information. Children who are not registered for After Care, but are still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will automatically be enrolled into After Care at a $15 daily drop-in rate.

WEEK 4 FEATURED EVENT
Family Night – Thursday, June 25, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
New this year! All K-7th grade campers enrolled in any week of J Camp are invited to bring their families to our new Family Camp Night! Get to know our amazing camp counselors, meet other camp families, and enjoy fun camp games. Dinner will be provided. Family Camp Night will be held Thursday, June 25th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. All K-7th grade campers (registered for any week of camp), their parents, and their family members are welcome! This event is free but we ask that all attending please register so we have an accurate estimate of needed supplies. Use code 09-0625 to register.

Registration Codes
Kindergarten: 09-1004
1st Grade: 09-1104
2nd Grade: 09-1204
3rd Grade: 09-1304
4-5th Grade: 09-1404
6-7th Grade: 09-1604
Family Night: 09-0625

Week 5: June 28 - July 2
Summer Fun Days
Click here for more information on Summer Fun Day programs. Registration is per day, allowing for greater flexibility in scheduling.
There will be no programming on Friday, July 3rd.
Week 6: July 6-10
Weekly Theme: The First Olympics
Travel back in time to 1896 in Athens, Greece for the very first Olympics! Discover the events that took place. Imagine what it would have been like to be a spectator at these very first Olympic games! Pizza Fridays are included with J Camp registration. Every Friday campers will enjoy a delicious lunch of pizza, fresh fruit or vegetables, a drink, and dessert. There is no need to preregister, but please let us know ahead of time if your camper(s) has any allergies or dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.)

J Camp runs 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before & After Care is available for those needed extended care. See the “Extras & Add Ons” tab below for more information. Children who are not registered for After Care, but are still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will automatically be enrolled into After Care at a $15 daily drop-in rate.

WEEK 6 FEATURED EVENTS
Undernight: Thursday, July 9, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Undernights are for K-1st graders and are included with week 6 registration. Undernights include dinner, swimming and special camp activities. Attendance is optional. We ask campers planning to RSVP with their camp counselor.

Overnight: Thursday, July 9, 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Overnights are an extension of the camp day and run from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. the following day. Participating campers will be taken directly to their J Camp the following morning. Overnights are open to 2nd – 7th graders and are included with week 6 registration. Attendance is optional. 2nd-7th grade campers who do not want to stay for the entire overnight are welcome to attend the undernight, from 4-8 pm, instead. Please RSVP with your camp counselor if you plan on attending.

Registration Codes
Kindergarten: 09-1006
1st Grade: 09-1106
2nd Grade: 09-1206
3rd Grade: 09-1306
4-5th Grade: 09-1406
6-7th Grade: 09-1606

Week 7: July 13 -17
Weekly Theme: Maccabi Color Wars
Campers will be assigned a color and compete with their team all week long! There will be games, sportsmanship and team spirit! Only one team can take the gold. Who will it be? Pizza Fridays are included with J Camp registration. Every Friday campers will enjoy a delicious lunch of pizza, fresh fruit or vegetables, a drink, and dessert. There is no need to preregister, but please let us know ahead of time if your camper(s) has any allergies or dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.)

J Camp runs 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before & After Care is available for those needed extended care. See the “Extras & Add Ons” tab below for more information. Children who are not registered for After Care, but are still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will automatically be enrolled into After Care at a $15 daily drop-in rate.

Registration Codes
Kindergarten: 09-1007
1st Grade: 09-1107
2nd Grade: 09-1207
3rd Grade: 09-1307
4-5th Grade: 09-1407
6-7th Grade: 09-1607

Week 8: July 20-24
Weekly Theme: Team Spirit
Campers will channel their team spirit into the annual J Camp Talent Show. Parents are invited to attend! Every Friday campers will enjoy a delicious lunch of pizza, fresh fruit or vegetables, a drink, and dessert. Pizza Fridays are included with J Camp registration and with Half Day Add-On registration. There is no need to preregister, but please let us know ahead of time if your camper(s) has any allergies or dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.)

J Camp runs 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before & After Care is available for those needed extended care. See the “Extras & Add Ons” tab below for more information. Children who are not registered for After Care, but are still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will automatically be enrolled into After Care at a $15 daily drop-in rate.

WEEK 8 FEATURED EVENT
Camp Talent Show – Friday, July 24, 2:30 p.m.

Registration Codes
Kindergarten: 09-1008
1st Grade: 09-1108
2nd Grade: 09-1208
3rd Grade: 09-1308
4-5th Grade: 09-1408
6-7th Grade: 09-1608

Week 9: July 27-31
Weekly Theme: Intergalactic Olympics
Travel to galaxies far and wide to compete in these special extraterrestrial games. It will be full of intergalactic fun. Pizza Fridays are included with J Camp registration. Every Friday campers will enjoy a delicious lunch of pizza, fresh fruit or vegetables, a drink, and dessert. There is no need to preregister, but please let us know ahead of time if your camper(s) has any allergies or dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.)

J Camp runs 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before & After Care is available for those needed extended care. See the “Extras & Add Ons” tab below for more information. Children who are not registered for After Care, but are still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will automatically be enrolled into After Care at a $15 daily drop-in rate.

Registration Codes
Kindergarten: 09-1009
1st Grade: 09-1109
2nd Grade: 09-1209
3rd Grade: 09-1309
4-5th Grade: 09-1409
6-7th Grade: 09-1609

Week 10: August 3-7
Weekly Theme: Closing Ceremonies
Summer is coming to a close. We’ll celebrate with our own closing ceremonies as we wrap-up our summer of gold. Pizza Fridays are included with J Camp registration. Every Friday campers will enjoy a delicious lunch of pizza, fresh fruit or vegetables, a drink, and dessert. There is no need to preregister, but please let us know ahead of time if your camper(s) has any allergies or dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.)

 

J Camp runs 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before & After Care is available for those needed extended care. See the “Extras & Add Ons” tab below for more information. Children who are not registered for After Care, but are still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will automatically be enrolled into After Care at a $15 daily drop-in rate.

Registration Codes
Kindergarten: 09-1010
1st Grade: 09-1110
2nd Grade: 09-1210
3rd Grade: 09-1310
4-5th Grade: 09-1410
6-7th Grade: 09-1610

Post Camp: Summer Fun Days
August 10-14
Click here for more information on Summer Fun Day programs. Registration is per day, allowing for greater flexibility in scheduling. Pizza Friday is not included with Summer Fun Days. Additional registration is required.
Extras & Add Ons
J Camp Before & After Care
Kids that need to be dropped off before 9:00 a.m. or picked up after 4:00 p.m. have the option of registering for extended care hours. Before Care runs from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and After Care runs 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. All extended care programs are held in the JCC Youth Lounge. Breakfast is included for Before Care participants who arrive before 8:00 a.m. Registration for J Camp extended care hours are per week. Participants can choose to attend either morning or evening hours, or both morning and evening hours. Children who are not registered for After Care, but are still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will automatically be enrolled into After Care at a $15 daily drop-in rate.

 

Before & After Care Cost is added on to the weekly registration cost for J Camp.
Early Rates do not apply to Before & After Care

Before OR After Care ( 7-9 a.m. OR 4-6 p.m.)
Members: + $34 / week
Non Members: + $50 / week

Before AND After Care (7-9 a.m. AND 4-6 p.m.)
Members: + $54 / week
Non Members: + $70 / week

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Undernights
Optional Undernights are offered during week 3 and week 6 of camp, and are included with J Camp registration. They are open to K-1st graders and older campers that do not wish to stay for their entire overnight. Undernights are an extension of the camp day that run from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Undernights include dinner, swimming and special camp activities. Attendance is optional. There is no additional fee to attend, but all Undernight participants must be registered for the week of camp in which the Undernight is taking place (week 3 or week 6).

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Overnights
On-sight overnights are offered during week 3 and week 6 and are open to 2nd-7th grade campers. Overnights are an extension of the camp day and run from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. the following day. Attendance is optional. Kids who participate will be taken directly to their J Camp the following morning. There is no additional fee to attend. Participants must be registered for the camp week in which the overnight is taking place (week 3 or week 6). A list of items to bring can be found in the Parents Manual.

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New! Family Camp Night – June 25th
New this year! All K-7th grade campers enrolled in any week of J Camp are invited to bring their families to our new Family Camp Night! Get to know our amazing camp counselors, meet other camp families, and enjoy fun camp games. Dinner will be provided. Family Camp Night will be held Thursday, June 25th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. All K-7th grade campers (registered for any week of camp), their parents, and their family members are welcome! This event is free but we ask that all attending please register so we have an accurate estimate of needed supplies. Use code 09-0625 to register.

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Pizza Fridays
Every Friday campers will enjoy a delicious lunch of pizza, fresh fruit or vegetables, a drink, and dessert. Pizza Fridays are included with J Camp registration and with Half Day Add-On registration. There is no need to preregister, but please let us know ahead of time if your camper(s) has any allergies or dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.)

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JCC Registrar (402) 334-6419 Member Services (402) 334-6426

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333 South 132nd Street Omaha, NE 68154

Contact Us

Johanna Berkey jberkey@jccomaha.org