Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

JCC Summer Camp 2022

The Staenberg Omaha JCC encourages diversity. Campers of all backgrounds are welcome regardless of race, faith, or national origin. We believe in teaching responsibility, cooperation, community, and service in a way that goes hand-in-hand with splashing in the pool and shouting a camp cheer. Jewish values and culture are integrated in a manner that appeals to parents and children of all faiths and backgrounds.

Interested in becoming a J Member? Contact Member Services at (402) 334-6426.

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.
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.

Parent Manual

The 2022 Parent Manual will be coming soon!

If you have questions please call Amanda Welsh at (402) 334-6409 or e-mail awelsh@jccomaha.org.

Camp Hours & Dates
Camp Hours

J Camp, L.I.T. & Full Day Premiere…….9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Morning Premiere Camps………………..9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Premiere Camps……………..1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Before Care……………………………………..7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
After Care………………………………………..4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Half Day Add-On, Morning……………….9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Half Day Add-On, Afternoon……………12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Camp Dates

Wednesday, February 2………….Registration Opens for J Members

Wednesday, February 23………..Registration Opens for Non Members

Tuesday, March 1…………………..Scholarship Applications Due

Wednesday, March 16……………Early Bird Pricing Ends

Wednesday, April 6………………..Online Registration Opens

Tuesday, May 17……………………Parent Orientation
6:00 p.m. All parents are invited to attend this informational meeting about J Camp in the Shirley & Leonard Goldstein Community Engagement Venue at the J.

Sunday, May 22……………………..Swim Team Meeting & Swim Test
1:00 p.m. – Swim Team parent meeting in the Community Engagement Venue
2:00 p.m. – New participant mandatory swim testing in the Indoor Pool

Wednesday, May 25……………….Kindergarten Mini Camp Day
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. In the JCC Pavilion. Incoming Kindergarteners can “try-out’ camp.  Kids will about pool safety, riding the bus, make a craft and meet our camp staff.

Thursday, May 26…………………..Meet the Staff Ice Cream Social
6:30 p.m. in the CEV. Campers and their parents are invited to meet our camp staff, pick up their shirt, drop off any forms and get a tasty ice cream treat.

Thursday, June 16…………………Family Night
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the JCC Pavilion. Campers, registered for any week, and their families can join us for dinner and games. This is event is free with camp registration, but we ask that you RSVP.

Friday, June 17………………………Dance Camp I Performance
11:45 a.m. in the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the J

Friday, June 17………………………Show Choir Performance
3:30 p.m. in the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the J

Friday, June 24………………………Cheer Camp Pep Rally
11:30 a.m. in the Basketball Gymnasium

Friday, June 24………………………Musical Theater Camp Performance
3:30 p.m. in the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the J

Friday, July 1…………………………Dance Skills, Level I Performance
11:45 a.m. in the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the J

Monday, July 4………………………No Camp

Friday, July 15……………………….Camp Talent Show
2:00 p.m. live streamed from the J. Details announced soon.

Friday, July 22……………………….Triple Threat Mini Triathlon
9:30 a.m. around the JCC Campus. (Time subject to change)

Friday, July 29………………………..Musical Theater Camp II Performance
3:30 p.m. in the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the J

Friday, August 5…………………….Dance Camp II Performance
11:45 a.m. in the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the J

Covid-19 & Additional Camp Information

The health and safety of our campers is our top priority. We will continue to stay in touch with local health officials and monitor the current environment in relation to Covid-19. Health & safety protocols will implemented as needed, based on the health directives put in place by the Centers for Disease Control, our state government, and our local government. If you have questions concerning our Covid-19 policies and procedures please contact our camp directors.

Additional information, such as what to bring and camp policies, can be found in the parent manual. The manual will be available for download in early May. Completion of all camper health forms, medical authorization release, discipline policy and DHHS Parent Information Brochure for Licensed Child Care Form is mandatory. (Forms can be downloaded from the red “mandatory forms” tab on this page)  If you have questions please call Amanda Welsh at (402) 334-6409 or e-mail awelsh@jccomaha.org.

Our Staff

We carefully select our camp staff, choosing individuals who will provide campers with a positive experience. We recruit camp counselors who possess leadership skills and inspire others with their enthusiasm, positivity, values and creativity. All staff undergo background checks and drug testing, in addition to completing over 25 hours of training in creative programming, group dynamics, child development, conflict resolution, first aid and CPR.

Amanda Welsh
J Camp & Youth Programs Director
(402) 334-6409
awelsh@jccomaha.org

Jake Lenagh
Assistant Youth & Camp Director
(402) 334-6408
jlenagh@jccomaha.org

 

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

Esther Katz
Performing Arts Director
(402) 334-6406
ekatz@jccomaha.org

Scott Shinbara
Director of Theater, Special Events & Rentals
(402) 334-6405
sshinbara@jccomaha.org

Jebb Fish
Sports & Rec  Director
(402) 590-2144
jfish@jccomaha.org

Jonathan Crossley
Sports & Rec Assistant Director
(402) 590-2141
jcrossley@jccomaha.org

Conner Debban
Aquatics Director
(402) 334-6473
cdebban@jccomaha.org

Sarah Waszgis
Assistant Aquatics Director: Private Lessons & Red Cross Instructor
(402) 334-6410
swaszgis@jccomaha.org

Mason Winkler
Client Services Manager
(402) 334-6452
mwinkler@jccomaha.org

Tracy Modra
Membership Director
(402) 334-6427
tmodra@jccomaha.org
Laura Wine
Director of Programming
(402) 334-6470
lwine@jccomaha.org

Mark Martin
JCC Executive Director
(402) 334-6417
mmartin@jccomaha.org

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