SYJCC SUMMER CAMPS
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Below you can find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about the SYJCC Summer Camps. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.
Q. WHAT ARE THE CAMP HOURS?
A. Camp Wonderland & Theater Camp hours are 9:00-4:00. Camp Wonderland for 3-year-olds takes place from 9:00-1:00. Junior, Tween & Sports Camp hours are from 9:00-4:00. Before & after care hours are available from 7:30-6:00pm for all camps at an additional fee.
Q. DOES THE SYJCC OFFER TRANSPORTATION?
A. Transportation for all campers is available for $85 per week. For your convenience, shuttle bus service is available for all Junior, Tween & Sports Campers to & from the SYJCC at no additional cost. There is no transportation for extended days.
Q. MY CHILD IS NOT COMFORTABLE SWIMMING BUT I WANT HIM/HER TO LEARN HOW TO SWIM.
A. The SYJCC camps prides itself on its swim program. We follow the American Red Cross swim curriculum which has been proven to teach skills to even the most hesitant swimmer. Our swim staff is trained to work with campers of all swim abilities, using games & toys to make children more comfortable in the water. Our goal is to have every camper progress in the pool. Swim groups are small to ensure all campers have proper supervision. The aquatics department sends progress reports home every two weeks in order for parents to track their children’s progress. Many campers have even competed in the SYJCC’s swim team as a result of their camp swim experience.
Q. HOW ARE CAMPERS GROUPED? CAN I REQUEST TO HAVE MY CHILD BE WITH THEIR FRIENDS?
A. Campers are grouped based on the grade in school they are entering in the fall. Wonderland (K-2nd grade), Junior, Tween & Sports Campers groups are homogeneous while Wonderland (preschool only) & Theater Camp are mixed. The SYJCC will make every effort to honor all grouping requests made on the request cards that are mailed home in the camp packet.
Q. DOES THE CAMP PROVIDE LUNCH?
A. Daily Kosher lunch is included in the price of camp. To opt out of lunch service, a credit of $25/week (5 days) or $15/week (3 days) will be applied to your account. Campers may also bring their own lunch which is refrigerated upon arrival at camp. We do provide a drink at lunchtime as well as an afternoon snack each day for every camper.
Q. WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF EACH CAMP SESSION?
A. The SYJCC allows you to custom design your summer to fit into your busy schedule & budget. You can sign up for any amount of weeks! The weeks do not need to be consecutive. The more weeks you register for, the bigger the savings! (Does not apply to Theater Camp which is 4 or 8 weeks.)
Q. MY CHILD HAS SPECIAL NEEDS. DO YOU HAVE A PROGRAM FOR US?
A. Many of our camp programs can accommodate children with a variety of needs. We also have a camp dedicated to children with special needs. Please contact Liz at 631.462.9800 ext. 142.
Teens Entering Grade 10
The CIT program is an on-the-job training experience for a select group of mature teens who are interested in working with children. Applicants must take part in the Staff Training Institute prior to the opening of camp. CIT’s could be placed in a group (in either Camp Wonderland or Junior Camp or a specialty area). There will be on-going training throughout the summer as well as special trips. Teens interested in applying should call 631-462-9800 ext. 129 for an application & to interview.
SYJCC Family or Single Parent Membership is required. Building Fund (where applicable) & membership must be valid through the summer.