Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

Parent Information

We work hard to provide parents peace of mind.

 We’re the only day camp in Omaha to carry ACA accreditation!
The Jewish Community Center of Omaha’s summer camp is proud to be the only day camp in Omaha that is accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized accreditation focuses on program quality, health, safety, and risk management aspects of a camp’s operation. This certification means we adhere to their strict standards for a safe, enjoyable and enriching camp experience for every participant.

All staff undergo background checks and drug testing prior to employment. Our camp counselors complete over 25 hours of training in creative programming, group dynamics, child development, and conflict resolution.In addition, all camp staff is required to complete American Red Cross Safety, CPR, and First Aid workshops before the camp season begins. If you have any questions on our camp programming please contact Allison at (402) 334-6409 or aburger@jccomaha.org.

Resources

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.

Mandatory Forms
Parents MUST complete the following forms for each child. All forms should be returned to the Youth Department on or before the first day of camp. The Health Form should be updated every year. If you have any questions please contact the Youth Department at (402) 334-6409.

 

 

Camp Brochure
The 2020 Summer Camp brochure is your guide to all of our summer offerings.
Download a PDF copy by clicking the link below. Paper copies may be available from Member Services, while supplies last!

 

Looking for more?
Additional information on what to bring, our Water & Swim Safety Policy, and our Lunch & Food Policy can be found in the parent camp manual. Parents of registered campers should receive this manual from our staff prior to the time their child is to begin camp. If you have questions, please contact the Youth Department at (402) 334-6409.

Download

Click HERE to download the 2020 Camp Brochure

Camp Hours
J Camp Hours
Monday – Friday…….9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Before Care………….7:00 am – 9:00 am
After Care……………4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Premiere Camp Hours*
Monday – Friday…….9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Half Day Add-On…..12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
* Musical Theater Camp runs 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Before Care
Monday – Friday…….7:00 am – 9:00 am

After Care
Monday – Friday…….4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Half Day Add-On
Monday – Friday…….12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Over Nights
Thursday – Friday: June 18-19 & July 9-10
4:00 pm – 9:00 am

Under Nights
Thursday: June 18 & July 9
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

All Camp Family Night
Thursday: June 25
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Dates to Remember
Summer Camp 2020: May 22 – August 14

Parents are always welcome!

FEBRUARY

Monday, February 3 – Registration Opens for JCC Members

MARCH

Monday, March 2 – Camp Scholarship Applications Due
Tuesday, March 3 – Registration Opens for Non Members

APRIL

Monday, April 6 – Early Bird Registration Deadline

MAY

Tuesday, May 12 – Kindergarten & New Parent Orientation
6:00 p.m. – Community Engagement Venue
Sunday, May 17 – Swim & Dive Parent Meeting & Swim Test

2:00 p.m. – Parent’s Meeting in the Community Engagement Venue

3:00 p.m. – New Participant Mandatory Swim Testing – Indoor Pool
Tuesday, May 19  – Meet the Staff Ice Cream Social

6:30 p.m. – Community Engagement Venue 
Get your camp shirt, ice cream and meet the staff.
Wednesday, May 20 – Kindergarten Mini Camp Day

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – JCC Pavilion  |   
Incoming Kindergartners who have registered 
for a week or more of camp can see what it’s like!

JUNE

Thursday, June 4 – All-Stars Basketball Awards

11:30 a.m. – JCC Basketball Gymnasium
Friday, June 12 – All-Stars Soccer Awards

11:45 a.m. – JCC Soccer Fields
Friday, June 12 – Dance Camp I Performance

11:45 a.m. – Community Engagement Venue
Thursday, June 25  – Family Night
New! 
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – JCC Pavilion
For all campers and parents. Enjoy dinner and camp games!
Friday, June 26 – Cheer Camp Pep Rally

11:30 a.m. – JCC Basketball Gymnasium

JULY

Friday, July 3 – No Camp
Friday, July 10 – Musical Theater Camp Performance

3:30 p.m. – Community Engagement Venue
Friday, July 17 – Triple Threat Mini Triathlon

9:30 a.m. around the JCC Campus. (Time subject to change)
Friday, July 24 – Camp Talent Show 

2:30 p.m. – Community Engagement Venue

Friday, July 31 – Dance Camp II Performance

11:45 a.m. – Community Engagement Venue

Registration Forms & Details

 

Member registration for Summer Camp will open at 9:00 a.m.on Monday, February 3rd.
Non Member registration will open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd.
All “early” registration rates expire April 6th, 2020.

 

Registration Details
  • Current annual membership (on the date of registration through the camp term attending) is required to receive member pricing.
  • One registration form per camper must be completed.
  • In order for registration to be valid, ALL forms must be completed and accompanied by the appropriate deposit or payment and your account must be in good standing.
  • When registering, please make sure you provide an up-to-date e-mail address, as you will receive important camp information this way. Closer to the start of Summer Camp, an Information Packet and Parent Manual will be distributed. These documents will go over camp programming in greater detail.

 

Registration Deadlines
  • Registrations are accepted through Sunday the week prior to the camp start date
  • Camps fill quickly. To be guaranteed a spot, register as soon as possible.

 

Registration Forms

Use the links below to download PDF files of the 2020 Summer Camp registration form.

2020 Camp Registration Packet

Register

Register for summer camp with any of the following options!

  • Online
  • By mail. Send completed forms and payment to:
    Jewish Community Center of Omaha, Attn: JCC Registration, 333 South 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68154
  • By fax. Send your completed forms to (402) 334-6483
  • Over the phone at (402) 334-6419
  • In person. Drop off completed registration forms and payment to the Member Services Desk
Payment Policies
Payment Information
  • To complete an application, a $50 nonrefundable deposit per child for each week of camp is required at the time of registration.
  • Deposits must be made by cash, check, or credit card.
  • Payment plans are available if necessary. Participants are required to pay via automatic bank withdrawal or credit card.
  • All camp fees must be paid in full by August 1, 2020.
  • We do not offer prorated amounts for days missed.
Change Policy
  • A $25 change fee is assessed for switching camps within one week of the camp start date.
  • A family may be subject to a $25 fee if subsequent changes are made. Change fees and any additional costs should be paid in full at the time of the change.
  • Adding a camp is not considered a change and families will NOT be assessed a fee.
  • We will not change existing payment plans.
Late Fees
  • Registration for Summer Fun Days & all camps will close one week before the start date.
  • If registrations occurs within 1 week of the camp or program start date, the following late fees will be applied:
    – Summer Fun Days: $20
    – Week of Camp: $50
Cancellation Policy
  • Notify the JCC Program Account Coordinator, Johanna Berkey, in writing of cancellations. Written cancellations can be e-mailed to jberkey@jccomaha.org.
  • No pro-rated or full refunds shall be permitted if a camper leaves after the week of camp has started, but before the end of the session. This includes half day and before /after care add-ons.
  • If a cancellation is made after you have already paid in full, your payment will be returned minus the $50 nonrefundable deposit.
Camp Financial Assistance Available

Financial assistance may be available through the Jewish Federation of Omaha. Financial Assistance recipients must be Jewish, but do not have to be members of the JCC. Applications required. Camp registration forms must also be submitted at this time. Application deadline is March 1, 2020.

To download an application, please visit:
www.jewishomaha.org/education/scholarship-and-grants/
For questions regarding financial assistance, please contact Diane Walker at (402) 334-6407 or dwalker@jewishomaha.org

Parent Manual
Contact Information
GENERAL INFORMATION
Member Services: (402) 334-6426
Front Desk: (402) 334-8200

JCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mark Martin
(402) 334-6417
mmartin@jccomaha.org

PROGRAMS FOR AGES 2-5
CDC Front Desk: (402) 334-6413

Jeanine Huntoon
Director of Pennie Z. Davis CDC
(402) 334-6415
jhuntoon@jccomaha.org

Lisa Cooper
Assistant Director of Pennie Z. Davis CDC
(402) 334-6414
lcooper@jccomaha.org

J CAMP, SUMMER FUN DAYS & PREMIERE YOUTH CAMPS
Allison Burger
J Camp Director
(402) 334-6409
aburger@jccomaha.org

Amanda Welsh
Assistant Director of J Camp Programming
(402) 590-2152
awelsh@jccomaha.org

Jacob Geltzer
Assistant Director of J Camp Administration
(402) 334-6404
jgeltzer@jccomaha.org

PREMIERE DANCE & MUSICAL THEATER
Esther Katz
Director of Dance & Cultural Arts
(402) 334-6406
ekatz@jccomaha.org

Jessica Westerlin
Assistant Director of Dance & Cultural Arts
(402) 334-6402
jwesterlin@jccomaha.org

PREMIERE SPORT CAMPS
Lynette Brannen
Director of Athletic Programming
(402) 590-2144
lbrannen@jccomaha.org

Jonathan Crossley
Assistant Director of Athletic Programming
(402) 590-2141
jcrossley@jccomaha.org

Mason Winkler
Sports Associate
(402) 590-2142
mwilkler@jccomaha.org

SWIM & DIVE TEAM
Ben Novak
Director of Aquatics
(402) 334-6473
bnovak@jccomaha.org

Renee Montemayor
Assistant Director of Aquatics
(402) 334-6473
rmontemayor@jccomaha.org

Sarah Waszgis
Swim Lesson / Red Cross Coordinator
(402) 334-6410
swaszgis@jccomaha.org

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Tracy Modra
Director of Membership Services
(402) 334-6427
tmodra@jccomaha.org

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Johanna Berkey
Program Account Coordinator
(402) 334-6419
jberkey@jccomaha.org

Register

Online

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Call Us

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

Stop By

333 South 132nd Street Omaha, NE 68154

Contact Us

Johanna Berkey jberkey@jccomaha.org