Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

J Camp is a well-rounded day camp experience open to Members and Non Membesr in K-7th grade. Based mostly outdoors in our Pavilion, camp activities include arts and crafts, sports, nature, cooking, science, Israeli culture and team building. Campers are grouped by grade for age-appropriate activities.

  • Open to Members & Non Members, K-7th grade
  • Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Staenberg Omaha JCC
  • Registration is per week
  • Participation based on the grade your child will enter in the fall
  • Before & After Care is available if needed
  • Undernights, Overnights and Family Night included
Registration Opens This February!

Registration for our 2024 Summer Camp will open at 10:00 a.m. on the following days:
Thursday, February 1…..JCC Members
Thursday, February 15…Non Members
Monday, February 19……Registration opens for J Camp Before & After Care, Family Night, & Undernights / Overnights

New this year: Registration will be accepted online only, through Daxko. For more information on registration, click here.

 

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. Art activities, nature activities, and song sessions are just some of the things campers can look forward to.

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.

K-1: Sample Schedule

Kids are given an opportunity to learn and grow in a fun and relaxed environment.

Weekly activities for K-1st grade:
• Free swim & song sessions
• Sport activities
• Art & nature projects
• Elements of Jewish & Israeli culture
• Weekly theme days &  events
• Optional Undernight

Example K-1st Schedule
Campers are given an opportunity to learn and grow in a fun and relaxed camp environment. Activities incorporated into our camp experience are designed to help all children develop important physical and social skills. An example of a typical camp day for a K-1st grade camper is as follows:
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Before Care (Add-On)
8:50 – 9:15 a.m. Camper Drop Off
9:15 – 9:20 a.m. Boker Tov & Flag Circle
9:20 – 12:00 p.m. Science, Art or Nature
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Song Session
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Swim (Indoor) or Games
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Tarbut or Gym Time
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Group Choice Time
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Snack
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Flag Circle
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Camper Pick Up
4:15 – 6:00 p.m. After Care* (Add-On)

* Before & After Care are optional Add Ons. Kids still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will be automatically enrolled into After Care at the daily drop-in rate.

Kindergarten – 3rd grade  Minimum:12 / Maximum: 150

2nd-3rd: Sample Schedule

Every day, our campers are given the opportunity to learn and grow. We provide all campers a fun and relaxed environment where they are encouraged to participate in engaging activities and push their boundaries.

Weekly activities for 2nd – 3rd grade campers :
• Free swim & song sessions
• Chugim activities (Camper’s choice)
• Art & nature projects
• Elements of Jewish & Israeli culture
• Weekly theme days & events
• Optional Overnights

Example 2nd-3rd Schedule
Campers are encouraged to participate in activities that provide them with new and fun experiences! Campers develop important social skills, strengthen creativity, peak curiosity and stay active in our relaxed and supportive environment. An example of a typical camp day for a 2nd – 3rd grader is as follows:
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Before Care (Add-On)
8:50 – 9:15 a.m. Camper Drop Off
9:15 – 9:20 a.m. Boker Tov & Flag Circle
9:20 – 12:00 p.m. Chugims or Group Games
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Song Session
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Swimming (outdoors)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tarbut or Gym Time
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Snack & Group Time
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Flag Circle
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Camper Pick Up
4:15 – 6:00 p.m. After Care* (Add-On)

* Before & After Care are optional Add Ons, Kids still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will be automatically enrolled into After Care at the daily drop-in rate.

Minimum: 12/ Maximum: 150

J Camp Before & After Care

Campers who need to be dropped off before 9:00 a.m. or picked up after 4:00 p.m. can register for our extended care options. Before & After Care is held in the J Youth Lounge. Participants can choose to attend either morning OR evening hours, or both morning AND evening. Registration is per week.

Before Care Only
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast is included for those who arrive before 8:00 a.m.
Members: + $36
Non Member: + $54

After Care Only
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Kids remaining at camp after 4:15 p.m. will be automatically enrolled into After Care at a daily drop-in rate.
Members: + $36
Non Member: + $54

Before AND After Care
7-9 a.m. & 4-6 p.m.
Members: + $58
Non Member: + $75​

*Early Bird rates do not apply to before and after care.

Undernights

Optional Undernights (K-1st grade)
Undernights are an extension of the camp day for K-1st grade campers who are registered for week 2 or week 6 of J Camp. Participants must be registered for J Camp the week the Undernight is taking place. Attendance is optional. Undernights will be held Thursday, June 13th and thursday, July 18th. All activities will take place at the Staenberg Omaha JCC. Campers will enjoy dinner, special games and activities, snacks and evening swim! Eventhough program is included with registration, we ask all attending to register for an accurate estimate of needed supplies.

WEEK 2 UNDERNIGHT
Thursday, June 13th, 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.

WEEK 6 UNDERNIGHT
Thursday, July 18th, 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.

NEW!  Registration for Camp Extras will open February 19th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration for 2024 Summer Camp Extras will open after regular camp registration begins. Registration will be online through Daxko only and will open at 10:00 a.m. on February 19th. Items included in this are Summer Fun Day Before & After Care, J Camp Before & After Care, Family Night, Undernights / Overnights and Premiere Camp Before & After Care. There is no additional cost to attend, but participants MUST be registered for the week of camp ( 2 or 6) in which the program is taking place. We ask all attending to please register so we have an accurate estimate of needed supplies.

Overnights

Optional Overnights (2nd-3rd grade)

Overnights are an extension of the camp day for 2nd-3rd grade campers who are registered for week 2 or week 6 of J Camp. Participants must be registered for J Camp the week the Overnight is taking place. Attendance is optional. All participants will be taken to their J Camp the following morning. Campers will enjoy games, outdoor activities and evening swim. Dinner, snacks and breakfast are included. Overnight location is based on age. 2nd-3rd graders will sleep at the J.  Even though program is included with registration, we ask all attending to register for an accurate estimate of needed supplies.

WEEK 2 OVERNIGHT
4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 13 – 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 14

WEEK 6 OVERNIGHT
4:00 p.m.,Thursday, July 18 – 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 19

NEW!  Registration for Camp Extras will open February 19th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration for 2024 Summer Camp Extras will open after regular camp registration begins. Registration will be online through Daxko only and will open at 10:00 a.m. on February 19th. Items included in this are Summer Fun Day Before & After Care, J Camp Before & After Care, Family Night, Undernights / Overnights and Premiere Camp Before & After Care. There is no additional cost to attend, but participants MUST be registered for the week of camp ( 2 or 6) in which the program is taking place. We ask all attending to please register so we have an accurate estimate of needed supplies.

Family Night

NEW!  Registration for Camp Extras will open February 19th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration for 2024 Summer Camp Extras will open after regular camp registration begins. Registration will be online through Daxko only and will open at 10:00 a.m. on February 19th. Items included in this are Summer Fun Day Before & After Care, J Camp Before & After Care, Family Night, Undernights / Overnights and Premiere Camp Before & After Care.

ALL CAMP FAMILY NIGHT: Thursday, June 20th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
All K-7th grade campers enrolled in any week of J Camp are invited to bring their families to the all Camp Family Night! It’s a great way to get to know the camp counselors and meet other families while enjoying camp games and dinner. This event is free to any camper enrolled in any week of JCamp and their families,  but we ask that all attending please register so we have an accurate estimate of needed supplies.


K-3rd Camps by Week

All Early Bird Rates will expire February 29th
M = Member
NM = Non Member

 

Week 1: June 3-7

J Camp: The Prehistoric Future
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a caveman in the year 3000? Or what might it be like to have both dinosaurs and robots as our friends? We will let our imagination run wild as we travel to the past and the present…and maybe even both at the same time.
Week includes On-Site Field Trip
Early Bird: $252 M / $342 NM
Regular: $279  M / $379 NM

 

Week 2: June 10-14

J Camp: Sea Safari
From spots and stripes to fins and gills, we will explore both the sea and the safari. Will we see sharks walking around Africa or an elephant swimming with the dolphins? We will go on a thrilling and unforgettable adventure through sea and safari.
Week includes optional Undernight / Overnight
Early Bird: $252 M / $342 NM
Regular: $279  M / $379 NM

 

Week 3: June 17-21

J Camp: Wild Water West
Grab your cowboy boots, swimsuits, bandanas, and goggles for a journey to the Old Water West. We will have an H20-down, water-gun shootout, and lasso up some seahorses. YEE-HAANGG-TEN!
Week includes Off-Site Field Trip
Don’t forget about All Camp Family Night
Early Bird: $252 M / $342 NM
Regular: $279  M / $379 NM

 

Week 4: June 24-28

J Camp: Triple Threat Talent Show
Actors, singers, athletes…all are welcome as we prepare for the 2024 All Camp Talent Show! What will you do? Get ready to put your talents to the test and show off all of your skills.
Week includes On-Site Field Trip
Early Bird: $252 M / $342 NM
Regular: $279  M / $379 NM

 

July 1-5: Summer Fun Days

 

Week 5: July 8-12

J Camp: Superhero Color Wars
Grab your capes and your team spirit for a daring week of Color Wars. We will split our camp into 4 teams and compete to be the Color Wars Champion of 2024. Which Superhero will lead their team to victory?
Week includes On-Site Field Trip
Early Bird: $252 M / $342 NM
Regular: $279  M / $379 NM

 

Week 6: July 15-19

J Camp: Space Pirates
Argg Matey! Batten down the hatches as we climb aboard our pirate ship and travel across the galaxy. We hope no one falls overboard as we take a journey that is sure to be out of this world.
Week includes optional Undernight / Overnight
Early Bird: $252 M / $342 NM
Regular: $279  M / $379 NM

 

Week 7: July 22-26

J Camp: Holidays Around the World
Celebrate Earth Day in Chile and Pie Day in Antarctica. This week we will “travel” the world and celebrate random holidays along the way. Cheers! Salud! L’chaim!
Week includes Off-Site Field Trip
Early Bird: $252 M / $342 NM
Regular: $279  M / $379 NM

 

Week 8: July 29 – August 2

J Camp: Barnyard Carnival
Calling all animals and campers for our J Camp Barnyard Carnival. You herd right, we will enjoy the last week of camp with animal and carnival themed games and activities. It’s going to be a pig-deal!
Week includes On-Site Field Trip
Early Bird: $252 M / $342 NM
Regular: $279  M / $379 NM

4th-7th grade J Camp is designed to encourage independent thinking, decision-making, and engagement. Each week the campers will engage in special activities. Campers will have time to meet with our Shaliach, plan all-camp events, and spend time in the gym.

4th-7th: Sample Schedule

Every day, campers at J Camp are given the opportunity to learn and grow. These new experiences help campers develop important social skills, strengthen creativity, peak curiosity and encourage an active lifestyle.

Weekly activities for 4th-7th grade campers:
• Sports, archery & free swim time
• Field trips
• Art & nature projects
• Song sessions & cheers
• Elements of Jewish & Israeli culture
• Weekly theme days, special events
• Optional Overnights

Example 4th-7th Schedule
Campers are given space to continue their development of important social skills, independent thinking, creativity, and healthy habits. Our engaging and supportive environment is a place were kids are encouraged to try new activities and collaborate with their peers.

An example of a typical camp day for a 4th 7th grader is as follows:
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Before Care (Add-On)
8:50 – 9:15 a.m. Camper Drop Off
9:15 – 9:20 a.m. Boker Tov & Flag Circle
9:20 – 12:00 p.m. Team Building, Activities
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Swimming (outdoors)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch & Song Session
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tarbut, Gym or Archery
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Snack & Group Time
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Flag Circle
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Camper Pick Up
4:15 – 6:00 p.m. After Care* (Add-On)

* Kids still at camp after 4:15 p.m. will be automatically enrolled into After Care at the daily drop-in rate.

J Camp Before & After Care

Coming soon…

Overnights

Optional Overnights (4th-7th grade)

Overnights are an extension of the camp day for 4th-7th grade campers who are registered for week 2 or week 6 of J Camp. Participants must be registered for J Camp the week the Overnight is taking place. Attendance is optional. All participants will be taken to their J Camp the following morning. Campers will enjoy games, outdoor activities and evening swim. Dinner, snacks and breakfast are included. Overnight location is based on age. 4th-7th graders may sleep off-site. Even though program is included with registration, we ask all attending to register for an accurate estimate of needed supplies.

NEW! *4th – 7th grade participants in the June (week 2) overnight will have a choice of attending the Wednesday to Thursday over night OR the Thursday to Friday Overnight! The July (week 6) overnight will be Thursday to Friday only.

WEEK 2 OVERNIGHT
4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 –  4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 13 This option open to 4th-7th graders only
4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 13 – 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 14

WEEK 6 OVERNIGHT
4:00 p.m.,Thursday, July 18 – 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 19

NEW!  Registration for Camp Extras will open February 19th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration for 2024 Summer Camp Extras will open after regular camp registration begins. Registration will be online through Daxko only and will open at 10:00 a.m. on February 19th. Items included in this are Summer Fun Day Before & After Care, J Camp Before & After Care, Family Night, Undernights / Overnights and Premiere Camp Before & After Care. There is no additional cost to attend, but participants MUST be registered for the week of camp ( 2 or 6) in which the program is taking place. We ask all attending to please register so we have an accurate estimate of needed supplies.

Family Night
Coming soon…
4th-7th Camps by Week

All Early Bird Rates will expire February 29th
M = Member
NM = Non Member

 

Week 1: June 3-7

J Camp: The Prehistoric Future
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a caveman in the year 3000? Or what might it be like to have both dinosaurs and robots as our friends? We will let our imagination run wild as we travel to the past and the present…and maybe even both at the same time.
Week includes On-Site Field Trip
Early Bird: $263 M / $356 NM
Regular: $292 M / $395 NM

 

Week 2: June 10-14

J Camp: Sea Safari
From spots and stripes to fins and gills, we will explore both the sea and the safari. Will we see sharks walking around Africa or an elephant swimming with the dolphins? We will go on a thrilling and unforgettable adventure through sea and safari.
Week includes optional Undernight / Overnight
Early Bird: $263 M / $356 NM
Regular: $292 M / $395 NM

 

Week 3: June 17-21

J Camp: Wild Water West
Grab your cowboy boots, swimsuits, bandanas, and goggles for a journey to the Old Water West. We will have an H20-down, water-gun shootout, and lasso up some seahorses. YEE-HAANGG-TEN!
Week includes Off-Site Field Trip
Don’t forget about All Camp Family Night
Early Bird: $263 M / $356 NM
Regular: $292 M / $395 NM

 

Week 4: June 24-28

J Camp: Triple Threat Talent Show
Actors, singers, athletes…all are welcome as we prepare for the 2024 All Camp Talent Show! What will you do? Get ready to put your talents to the test and show off all of your skills.
Week includes On-Site Field Trip
Early Bird: $263 M / $356 NM
Regular: $292 M / $395 NM

 

July 1-5: Summer Fun Days

 

Week 5: July 8-12

J Camp: Superhero Color Wars
Grab your capes and your team spirit for a daring week of Color Wars. We will split our camp into 4 teams and compete to be the Color Wars Champion of 2024. Which Superhero will lead their team to victory?
Week includes On-Site Field Trip
Early Bird: $263 M / $356 NM
Regular: $292 M / $395 NM

 

Week 6: July 15-19

J Camp: Space Pirates
Argg Matey! Batten down the hatches as we climb aboard our pirate ship and travel across the galaxy. We hope no one falls overboard as we take a journey that is sure to be out of this world.
Week includes optional Undernight / Overnight
Early Bird: $263 M / $356 NM
Regular: $292 M / $395 NM

 

Week 7: July 22-26

J Camp: Holidays Around the World
Celebrate Earth Day in Chile and Pie Day in Antarctica. This week we will “travel” the world and celebrate random holidays along the way. Cheers! Salud! L’chaim!
Week includes Off-Site Field Trip
Early Bird: $263 M / $356 NM
Regular: $292 M / $395 NM

 

Week 8: July 29 – August 2

J Camp: Barnyard Carnival
Calling all animals and campers for our J Camp Barnyard Carnival. You herd right, we will enjoy the last week of camp with animal and carnival themed games and activities. It’s going to be a pig-deal!
Week includes On-Site Field Trip
Early Bird: $263 M / $356 NM
Regular: $292 M / $395 NM

Questions?  Contact us!

Amanda Welsh  (402) 334-6409  |  awelsh@jccomaha.org

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