SYJCC SUMMER CAMPS

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No Matter Your Child's Age
We Have A Camp Custom Designed
With Them In Mind

Whether it’s your preschooler, teenager, sports enthusiast, emerging actor or artist, all around camper or child who has special needs, the SYJCC has the perfect summer program to fit your family.

Camp gives children the opportunity to have fun while meeting new friends & learning new skills.

Our camps give you the security of knowing your child is being well taken care of by a team of social workers, educators, & child care professionals. Camp is where experiences come alive! Our unique “Pick-your-weeks” program allows you to custom design your summer.

Only sign up for the weeks you need!

Browse our site & 3D tour to learn more about our camps, look through our galleries, re-connect with alumni, or even apply for a job at camp.

SPECIAL OFFERS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ALL CAMPERS

Special Offer: Camp Open House
It’s never too early to think about Summer!
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
11am – 1pm

Special Offer!
First time campers only,
Buy 1 week of camp for $300
*Certain restrictions apply

3D Tour Of Henry Kaufmann's Campgrounds, home of the SYJCC's Junior Tweens & Sports Camp

Come see a virtual tour of our beautiful campgrounds.

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Request Camp Info

Request Camp Info

Click the link below to request information on any of our camps or to request a brochure featuring all of our camps & what makes each of them so unique.

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CAMP WONDERLAND

CAMP WONDERLAND

Camp Wonderland is designed to be a nurturing introduction to summer day camp. Campers are placed in age appropriate groups with mature staff & engage in a variety of activities to stimulate your child’s imagination.

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JUNIOR DAY CAMP

JUNIOR DAY CAMP

A kaleidoscope of activities from pioneering & archery to swimming provides unforgettable experiences. Junior camp features trips, cookouts, entertainers, special events, & newly constructed courts & fields for your child’s fun.

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SPORTS CAMP

SPORTS CAMP

The SYJCC’s action packed, multi-sport program is designed for the sports enthusiast. Each day is filled with a variety of sports. From softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, & swimming, sports campers are always on the move.

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TWEEN CAMP

TWEEN CAMP

Tween Camp takes day camp activities such as sports & other activities & combines it with the excitement of travel. All tweens have the option of various activities & one 3-day overnight trip each month.

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THEATER ARTS CAMP

THEATER ARTS CAMP

Imagine spending an entire day singing, dancing, acting, swimming & making friends for a lifetime. Here at SYJCC’s Theater Arts Camps our staff will teach & nurture the development of skills in all aspects of the theatre.

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CIT

CIT

The CIT Program is an on-the-job training experience for a select group of mature teens that are interested in working with children. CIT’s can be placed in a group in any of SYJCC’s camp programs or specialty areas

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SPECIALTY CAMPS

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Check out our specialty camps for kids looking for summer filled with science, computers, & film.

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EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

Are you looking for an exciting camp job for the summer? Click below to learn more & apply.

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CALENDARS

CALENDARS

Click below to see our upcoming camps & activities.

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FAQs

FAQs

Here 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.

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FORMS & PERMISSION SLIPS

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CAMP WONDERLAND

Boys & Girls Ages 2-Grade 2
(by Dec.), 3 & 5 Day Options
Your child’s first camp experience will be filled with wondrous excitement! Groups are led by caring, nurturing & dedicated staff that works together to create a safe yet adventurous environment. Our Red Cross swim program teaches swimming in a non-threatening way in the SYJCC’s indoor & outdoor pools. Sports, Pony Rides, Music, Oneg Shabbat, Special Events, Arts & Crafts & other fun-filled activities are held both outdoors on the SYJCC’s campus & in air conditioned classrooms.

Fun for 3’s
This introduction to camp allows 3-year-olds who may not be ready for a full camp day to take part in the excitement that camp offers. Led by mature & caring staff, your child will love the pony rides, playground time, arts & crafts, movement, music & special events.

Summer Stay & Play (2 yrs.)
An introduction to supervised play away from mommy. Activities include music, arts & crafts, playground time & pony rides.

Extended Day for Children of Working Parents
For children enrolled in Camp Wonderland, we offer an extended day program between 8-10am & 2-6pm. This must be prepaid & is non-refundable.
Extended Day is offered at NO CHARGE for SYJCC Early Childhood & Kidsplace families.
Try us 1 week – $300
Special Offer for First Time SYJCC Campers!
Choose 1 week at either Camp Wonderland or Junior Camp.
AGES 3 – GRADE 5
No transportation available with this offer.
Not available to previously registered campers.

Limited availability *certain restrictions apply.

JUNIOR DAY CAMP

Campers Entering Grades K-5
A kaleidoscope of activities awaits your child at the beautiful 450 acre Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds! Junior Camp’s unique variety of activities encourages creative expression while instilling a strong sense of camp community in small groups. Archery, pioneering, outdoor cooking, sports, Jewish Culture, arts & crafts, music, special events & exciting trips are just some of the fun that will be shared by all. Our golf driving range, zip line & ropes course are a hit as is our new indoor sports arena. Campers will love the swimming pool complex, which includes 4 giant pools where Red Cross swim instruction is taught each day. Camp-Wide programs are held in the outdoor amphitheater where camp spirit runs high & friends are made for a lifetime!

Optional Lunch Service
(See rate card for details)
extended day available
(See rate card for details)

Try us 1 week – $300
Special Offer for First Time SYJCC Campers!
Choose 1 week at either Camp Wonderland or Junior Camp.
AGES 3 – GRADE 5
No transportation available with this offer.
Not available to previously registered campers.

Limited availability  *Certain restrictions apply.

SPORTS CAMP

Boys & Girls Entering Grades 4-9
The SYJCC’s action-packed, multi-sport program is designed for the sports enthusiast. Boys & girls enjoy a variety of sports along with free swim & Red Cross swim instruction each day. Using the 450 acres at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, trained staff works with campers to increase coordination & self-esteem while developing skills needed for all sporting events. Campers challenge themselves on our ropes course & zip line while in camp. Day trips to ball games & amusement parks, as well as 2-day away trips for 4th-5th graders & 3-day away trips for 6th-9th graders make this program more exciting.

Sports Campers entering 8th & 9th grade will also enjoy one 3-day trip every other week.
Optional Lunch Service
(See rate card for details)

TWEEN CAMP

Campers Entering Grades 6-9
Combine day camp activities with the excitement of travel & you’ve got just what your tween is looking for. Not quite grown up, but needing more independence, Tweens is the perfect way to begin. Your camper will love the days spent at camp enjoying sports, archery, two daily swims, ropes course, zip lines & personal choice activities at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds; as well as the weekly day trips to beaches, amusement parks & shows. The highlight of Tween Camp is the 3-day overnights to such places as Hershey Park, Club Getaway & Lake George.

Tween Campers entering 8th & 9th grade will also enjoy one 3-day trip every other week.
Optional Lunch Service
(See rate card for details)
extended day available
(See rate card for details)

THEATER ARTS CAMP

TACSY

Campers in Grades 1-9
Imagine spending an entire day singing, dancing, acting, swimming, & making lifelong friends.  Our professional theatre staff takes a nurturing, fun-filled approach to theatre, by immersing campers in the world of acting, musical theatre, dance & the performing arts.  Of course, we always have our timeless summer camp traditions.  Each 4-week session, campers have the opportunity to audition, rehearse & perform a Broadway-style production using the skills they acquired throughout the session.  Each session also includes a trip to a Broadway show as well as a meet & talk back with one of the Broadway actors.

Extended Day for Children of Working Parents
For children enrolled in theatre camp we offer an extended day program between 8-10am & 4-6pm. This must be prepaid & is non-refundable.
Extended Day is offered at NO CHARGE for SYJCC Early Childhood & Kidsplace Children.
Optional Lunch Service
(See rate sheet for details)

Special Theater Event: TACSY performs “Thoroughly Modern Mille”
Ages: All Ages
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Program Description: All members of the SYJCC community are invited to enjoy this performance by our very own TACSY theater camp.  Adults can be seated at 12:45.  SYJCC & JASA buses will be held until 2:30 to allow those riding these buses to stay for the show.
Free for all Members & the community- No registration required
Location: Theater

Special Theater Event: TACSY Performs a “James and the Giant Peach
Ages: All Ages
Date: Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Program Description: All members of the SYJCC community are invited to enjoy this performance by our very own TACSY Theater Camp.  Adults can be seated at 12:45.  SYJCC & JASA buses will be held until 2:30 to allow those riding these buses to stay for the show.
Free for all Members & Community Members- No registration required
Location: Theater

Rochele Seskin & Sid Cherry, Ext. 162
rseskin@syjcc.orgscherry@syjcc.org

CIT

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. 127 for an application & to interview.

SYJCC Family or Single Parent Membership is required. Building Fund (where applicable) & membership must be valid through the summer.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Mad Science- Crazy Chemworks
Ages: Grades 2-6
Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 9am-12pm
Program Description: Get your goggles ready to handle real lab equipment and experiment with the chemical changes. Explore the microscopic world of molecules as we discover states of matter.
Fees: $250 ($270 after May 15th)
How to register: Click Here

Mad Science- Advanced Robotics
Ages: Grades 3-6
Date: July 11-15
Time: 9am-12pm
Program Description:  Learn about how different robots operate. Put your robotic knowledge to the test! Use your skills to build your very owb Robotic Arm to take home!
Fees: $250 ($270 after May 15th) + $45 (Material Fee)
How to register:  Click Here

Mad Science- Science in Motion
Ages: K-4
Date: July 18-22
Time: 9am- 12pm
Program Description: Learn the science of engineering as we discover what machines & nature have in common.  Build structures & discover how animals move & use simple machines as you run a crazy obstacle course.
Fees: $250 ($270 after May 15th)
How to register:  Click Here

Mad Science- Robots & Reactions
Ages: Grades 2-5
Date: July 25-29
Time: 9am-12pm
Program Description:  Work with robots & create chemical reactions as we uncover the nuts & bolts of the universe.  Each camper builds a working robot to take home!
Fees: $250 ($270 after May 15th) + $25 (Material Fee)
How to register: Click Here

Mad Science-Robot Engineers
Ages: Grades 3-6
Date: August 1-5
Time: 9am-12pm
Program Description: Discover the science of robots! Learn how different robots work and use their components to explore what is around them. Use your engineering skills to build a working robot to take home!
Fees: $250 ($270 after May 15th) + $35 (Material Fee)
How to register: Click Here

Mad Science-Brixology
Ages: Grades 2-6
Date: August 8-12
Time: 9am-12pm
Program Description: Using LEGO bricks, campers build different engineering-themed projects each day. They will explore engineering fields, and particpate in a collaborative challenges to slove real-world problems.
Fees: $250 ($270 after May 15th)
How to register: Click Here

Mad Science-Detective Academy
Ages: Grades 2-6
Date: August 15-19
Time: 9am-12pm
Program Description: Step into the shoes of a detective as you explore the tools detectives use to uncover crimes! Learn about spy equipment and discover the technological tools of detection.
Fees: $250 ($270 after May 15th)
How to register: Click Here

Mad Science-Junior Robotics
Ages: Grades K-3
Date: August 22-26
Time: 9am-12pm
Program Description: This program is geared towards basic circuitry, mechanical science and robot building. Campers design their own robots, learn about the parts inside a robot, and experiement with real robots!
Fees: $250 ($270 after May 15th) + $20 (Material Fee)
How to register: Click Here

Incrediflix- Star Wars Live Action Flix
Ages: 7-13
Date: July 17th-21st
Time: 9am-12pm
Program Description: Use the force to write, direct, film and star in your very own Star Wars Live Action Movie!
Fees: $170 + $30 (Material Fee)
How to register: 631.462.9800 x127

Incrediflix- Lego Flix
Ages: 7-13
Dates:  July 17th-21st
Time: 1-4pm
Program Description: We know you love Legos and can create incredible Lego worlds, now it’s time to bring those worlds to life in Lego stop-motion animated flix!
Fees: $170 + $30 (Material Fee)
How to register: 631.462.9800 x127

Incrediflix- Stop-Motion Tricks and Effects
Ages: 7-13
Date: August 7th-11th
Time: 9am-12pm
Program Description: Kids learn how to create special effects for their own stop motion movies
Fees: $170 + $30 (Material Fee)
How to register: 631.462.9800 x127

Incrediflix- Star Wars Stop-Motion
Ages: 7-13
Dates: August 7th-11th
Times: 1-4pm
Program Description: Create your very own Star Wars characters and bring them to life using the magic of Stop-Motion Animation.
Fees: $170 + $30 (Material Fee)
How to register: 631.462.9800 x127

Incrediflix- Live Action
Ages: 7-13
Dates: August 14th-18th
Times: 1-4pm
Program Description: Brainstorm, location scout, bring in props and costumes, act and direct in a collaborative movie that will be fun for the entire audience.
Fees: $170 + $30 (Material Fee)
How to register: 631.462.9800 x127

FAQ's

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 10:00-4:00. Camp Wonderland for 3-year-olds takes place from 10:00-2:00. Junior, Tween & Sports Camp hours are from 9:00-4:00. Before & after care hours are available from 7:00-6:00pm for all camps at an additional fee.

Q. DOES THE SYJCC OFFER TRANSPORTATION?

A. Transportation for all Junior, Tween & Sports Campers is available for $85 per week. There is no transportation for Wonderland or Theater Camp. Please contact us for more information at 631.462.9800 ext. 105. 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. We do provide lunch at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds as well as at the SYJCC building for a fee. 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. The fee for lunch is $30 a week for a five-day week, $18 per week for a 3 day week & must be purchased by Wednesday of the previous week.

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. (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 Marci at 631.462.9800 ext. 105 for more information.

CALENDARS

Wonderland Camp Calendar

Tween Camp Calendar

Junior Camp Calendar

Sports Camp Calendar

Theater Calendar

EMPLOYMENT

Dear Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in working at the SYJCC Summer Camps. The SYJCC is committed to excellence in camping. After your application is reviewed you will be contacted regarding an appointment for an interview.
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