Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

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.

Registration Forms & Brochure
Member Registration for our 2021 Summer Camp will open on Wednesday, February 17th.
Non Member Registration will open on Wednesday, March 10. Interested in becoming a J Member? Contact Member Services at (402) 334-6426.

View the 2021 Summer Camp Brochure
Download our 2021 Camp Registration Forms
Download an L.I.T. Application

Camp Hours & Dates

2021 Camp Hours

J Camp 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Premiere Camps 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Musical Theater Camp 9:00 a.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 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

2021 Camp Dates

FEBRUARY
Wednesday, February 17 – Registration Opens for J Members

MARCH
Monday, March 1 – Scholarship Applications Due
Wednesday, March 10 – Registration Opens for Non Members
Wednesday, March 24 – Early Bird Registration Deadline

MAY
Tuesday, May 11 – Parent Orientation
 6:00 p.m. All parents are invited to attend this informational meeting 
 about J Camp. Location TBD.
Wednesday, May 19 – Kindergarten Mini Camp Day
 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Incoming Kindergarteners can 
“try-out’ camp. Learn about pool safety and riding the
 bus, make a fun craft and meet our staff.
Sunday, May 23 – Swim Team Meeting & Swim Test
 – 1:00 p.m. – Swim Team parent meeting. Location TBD.
 2:00 p.m. – New participant mandatory swim testing in the Indoor Pool
Wednesday, May 26 – Meet the Staff Ice Cream Social
  – 6:30 p.m. 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.
Monday, May 31 – No Camp

JUNE
Friday, June 11 – All-Stars Basketball Camp Awards
 11:30 a.m. in the Basketball Gymnasium
Friday, June 11 – Dance Camp I Performance
 11:45 a.m. in the new Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the J
Thursday, June 17 – Family Night
 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the JCC Pavilion. J campers, registered for any
 week, and their families can join us for dinner and games. Location TBD.
Friday, June 25 – Cheer Camp Pep Rally
 11:30 a.m. in the Basketball Gymnasium
Friday, June 25 – Musical Theater Camp Performance
 3:30 p.m. in the new Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the J

JULY
Friday, July 2 – All Stars Soccer Camp Awards
 11:30 a.m. at the Soccer Fields
Friday, July 2 – Dance Camp II Performance
 11:45 a.m. in the new Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the J
Monday, July 5 – No Camp
Friday, July 16 – Musical Theater Camp II Performance
 3:30 p.m. in the new Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater at the J
Friday, July 23 – Triple Threat Mini Triathlon
 9:30 a.m. around the JCC Campus. (Time subject to change)
Friday, July 23 – Camp Talent Show 
 2:30 p.m. location TBD.
Friday, July 30 – Dance Camp III Performance
 11:45 a.m. in the new 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. Meet the 2021 J Camp Counselors!

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 & L.I.T. Director
(402) 334-6404
jgeltzer@jccomaha.org

Jonathan Crossley
Sports & Rec Assistant Director
(402) 590-2141
jcrossley@jccomaha.org
Esther Katz
Performing Arts Director
(402) 334-6406
ekatz@jccomaha.org
Jessica Westerlin
Performing Arts Assistant Director
(402) 334-6402
jwesterlin@jccomaha.org
Ben Novak
Aquatics Director
(402) 334-6473
bnovak@jccomaha.org
Renee Schomburg
Assistant Aquatics Director: Group Lessons & Swim Team
(402) 334-6473
rschomburg@jccomaha.org
Sarah Waszgis
Assistant Aquatics Director: Private Lessons & Red Cross Instructor
(402) 334-6410
swaszgis@jccomaha.org
Tracy Modra
Membership Director
(402) 334-6427
tmodra@jccomaha.org
Meg Bearman
Membership Account Coordinator
(402) 334-6452
mbearman@jccomaha.org
Steven Holcombe
Business Manager
(402) 590-2148
sholcombe@jccomaha.org
Johanna Berkey
Program Account Coordinator
(402) 334-6419
jberkey@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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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