The joy is SUMMER
in the journey.
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I went to camp to make
friends, but I ended up
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Welcome to a world created just for children.
Camp JCC is designed with the purpose
of nurturing discovery, exploration, active
participation, responsibility, individual growth,
and lifelong relationships. Most importantly, it
is designed for fun, because having fun is the
work of children. Surrounded by extraordinary
and dedicated staff, Camp JCC is a place where
campers can be themselves and have fun through
healthy challenges, teamwork, and a supportive
environment, integrating what they learn into their
daily lives; we call this the Camp-to-Life Experience.
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happens between the
months of June
Included in this Guide
Our Camp JCC Staff
The Camp JCC Experience
Our Camp JCC Staff
Our camp staff members come to work at Camp JCC from
a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, but they are
all here for the same reason: For the campers! Many of
our staff are camp alumni and return to Camp JCC to work
for multiple years. Camp staff orientation covers camper
safety, program design and implementation, leadership,
teambuilding, and the best practices to work with campers.
We provide training to deepen staff knowledge on a variety
of camp and youth topics.
I could never,
in a hundred summers,
get tired of this.
Assistant Camp Director
Camp K’Ton Ton Director
Camp K’Ton Ton Coordinator
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Camp JCC is like no place else… And we do it all by having fun! Welcoming to all, Camp
JCC is THE place to be during the summer. Focusing
Coming to Camp JCC is a unique experience. Campers on Action, Creation, and Exploration, all of our
aren’t just greeted when they get here, they are campers have a blast, day in and day out! From your
welcomed with the largest smiles and an energy that traditional flag-raising and art, to Judaics and a 32-
can only be found here. It doesn’t matter if it’s your acre campus, the level of engagement your child will
camper’s first day or forty-fifth: Camp JCC is where experience is like no other.
they want to be.
From the start, we focus on the shared values that
everyone wants for their children: sportsmanship,
teamwork, responsibility, inclusion, and respect.
We do so using a Jewish lens to break down the use of
every value and encourage our campers to think not
only of the how of their behavior, but also the why.
Our staff is trained to be engaging with campers at all
levels, and the professionals we partner with make our
traditional camp programming second to none.
Each year I’m nervous
that this year won’t be
as good as the last.
Each year, it’s better
If you are looking for a place
for your camper to belong,
look no further: they already
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CAMP PROGRAMS AND REGISTRATION TZEDAKAH / CONTRIBUTIONS
Camp JCC is open to all. Please visit There are many ways to make a
siegeljcc.org/main/camp for all camp meaningful contribution to Camp JCC.
details, dates, medical, and enrollment Please consider the following:
information. You can register online. Camp Scholarship Fund - Provides
Questions? Contact Camp Director financial support during times of need
Carrie Kee at [email protected] or by helping to give a deserving child the
(302) 478-5660. opportunity to attend summer camp.
Staff Recognition Fund - Rewards the
NON-MEMBER FEE entirety of our exceptional staff with
specialized activities that foster strong
In order to provide a quality day camp relationships and group dynamics.
experience for all children, the Siegel
JCC offers a non-member option LUNCHES & WATERBOTTLES
for families. For an additional $25
per week per camper, children are Unless otherwise stated, all campers
welcome to participate in our day camp. should bring a meat-free lunch. On
Restrictions apply. Fridays, all campers will be served a
Kosher hot dog lunch (veggie option
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS available).* Campers should bring a
water bottle with them every day to be
Join the Siegel JCC and skip our Non- filled throughout the day. Snacks are
Member fee and enjoy other J programs, provided for all campers.
including our Fitness Center, Pool,
Babysitting Services, and other great CAMP T-SHIRTS
facilities throughout the year. Summer
memberships are also available. Non- All campers will receive a
member rates do not include family commemorative Camp JCC T-shirt.
use of the Siegel JCC. Please contact Please provide your desired size via the
Membership Director Courtney Howe at camp application.
[email protected] or
(302) 478-5660. CAMP PROGRAM & SCHEDULE CHANGES
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & SCHOLARSHIPS All programs, field trips, staff, and
schedules listed in the brochure are
Scholarships for Camp JCC are awarded subject to change or cancellation due
to qualified applicants based on to minimum participation or other
financial need. Scholarships are also circumstances beyond our control.
approved and awarded with initial Please visit siegeljcc.org/main/camp for
preference given to (1) returning more information.
member families, (2) returning non- Cancellation Fee: All deposits are non-
members, (3) new member families, refundable. Any registration canceled
and (4) new non-member families. after May 23, 2020 will be charged $50
Please email [email protected] for per week registered.
information regarding availability. Late Registration: Registrations are
accepted on a rolling basis as space
*For traditional campers only allows.
ADDITIONAL CAMP PROGRAMS
Spring Camp, April 13-27 (tentative dates)
Fall Camp, November 23-25 (tentative dates)
Winter Camp, December 21-24 & 28-31 (tentative dates)
KIDSPLACE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
Transportation is provided from many local area schools
Fun and active enrichment programs are led by JCC staff and experienced
Indoor and outdoor activities, as well as access to the indoor pool, will be
enjoyed by all
SCHOOL’S OUT! DAYS
Full day activities and enrichment for days when school is out, including the last
week of summer
Access to campus-wide facilities including gymnasium, Rock Climbing Wall, and
PARENTS NIGHT OUT / KIDS NIGHT IN
Fun activities year-round
Place to hang out with friends and make new ones!
Programs designed for age-appropriate levels of engagement
Saturday drop-off programming/monthly events for ages 1-5, grades K-5, and
EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Half-day preschool program for ages 15 months to 3 years
Pre-school plus full-day program for ages 6 weeks to 5 years
Pre-Kindergarten program with before and after care options
17 bright, well-equipped classrooms and bathroom suites, as well as access to
campus-wide facilities including playgrounds, gymnasium, and pools
Camp is where I learned
about me; facing fears,
trying new things, pushing
my boundaries, and
awar wenessaccepting myself.
Camp Programs You Name it, We Got it!
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which include both indoor and outdoor activities. Outdoor free
swim and lessons are included as well as special visitors for in- HOFESH (offered weeks 2-8): A brand new unit for teens
house “field trips.” Camp K’Ton Ton offers a high-level, summer entering grades 9-10! Hofesh (Freedom) will help teens
enrichment program geared to ages two through four years. develop the skills needed to pair their budding independence
with their desire to belong, all while participating in
OLIM: Camp K’Ton Ton provides the perfect transition entertaining activities. Our goal is to engage teens, while
into school-age programming for our campers entering fostering growth and providing guidance in decision-making.
Kindergarten. Our Olim (Explorers) campers enjoy all of our Hofesh will engage in two field trips per week while also
age-appropriate Camp activities, including use of our outdoor experiencing freedom on campus.
facilities and in-house special guests. With supervision from
our professional Early Childhood Center teachers, our Olim-ers TRAINING | Entering Grade 11
enjoy all of the fun, friendship, and skill-building that Camp
K’Ton Ton has to offer. COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING (offered weeks 2-8): The
Counselors-in-Training program will prepare rising 11th
TRADITIONAL CAMP | Entering Grades 1-10 graders to work at Camp in the future. CITs will participate in
team-building both from the perspective of a participant and
CHAVERIM: Our Chaverim (Friends) campers entering a team leader. CITs will receive hands-on training working with
grades 1-3 enjoy not just our incredible 32-acre campus, but campers and counselors, gaining insight on how to turn their
participate in weekly field trips to local, age-appropriate lessons into resume-building experiences.
destinations. Campers also receive swim lessons through
the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program, and participate in REGISTER HERE
counselor-led, customized activities each week!
YELADIM: For our campers entering grades 4-5, Camp JCC
provides increased autonomy over weekly activities. Our
Yeladim (Children) campers have the opportunity to select
clubs that best align with their personal interests, while still
enjoying swim lessons through the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim
program, and spending time with friends throughout the day.
Yeladim also travels weekly to popular area destinations.
NA’ARIM: A unit just for Na’arim (Youth) entering grades 6-8.
We recognize that our middle-school campers want more
variety of their camp activities and the opportunity to bond
with their peers. In addition to weekly field trips to popular area
destinations, our campers in Na’arim will have autonomy over
their weekly activities. With self-directed free time, Na’arim will
enjoy a Camp JCC experience tailored just for them.
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They say the happiest
place on earth is
wrong. It’s camp.
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Jan 26, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Camp Reunion
Jan 26 – Feb 29 | Early Bird Registration (save up to $112!)*
Mar 1 – May 22 | General Registration
May 23 | Late Registration Opens (contingent on space)
Jun 15 | First Day of Camp
Aug 14 | Last Day of Camp (insert sad face here)
Aug 17 – 28 | Gesher (Bridge) Weeks
Aug 31 – Sep 4 | Super School’s Out Days (tentative)
*Restrictions may apply
You can take the kid out
of camp, but you cannot
take the camp out
of the kid.
NOTE: RATES are PER WEEK unless otherwise noted.
Non-Members add $25 per week.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION ENTERING MEMBER
Camp K’Ton Ton Olim 9 AM – 4 PM K $288
Olim 7:15 AM – 4 PM K $309
Olim 9 AM – 5:45 PM K $309
Olim 7:15 AM – 5:45 PM K $335
Pre-School 7:15 AM – 5:45 PM Pre-K $288*
Pre-School 9 AM – 12 PM Ages 2-Pre-K $134*
Traditional Traditional 1-10 $310
Training Gesher (Bridge) Weeks 1-6 $250
AM Care 1-8 $7/day
(Drop-off between 7:15 – 8:45 AM) 1-8 $7/day
PM Care 11 $50
(Pick-up between 4 – 5:45 PM)
*Options for 2 or 3 days/week available. See website for details and pricing.
PRE AND POST CAMP PROGRAMMING (see website for details)
K’Ton Ton (Full Days Only): Pre-Camp June 8 - 12 and Post-Camp - Aug 17 - Sept 4
Grades 1-6: Post-Camp, Gesher (Bridge) Weeks - Aug 17 - 28
Grades 1-6: Super School’s Out Days - Aug 31 - Sept 4
AVAILABLE SAVINGS: REGISTER HERE
EARLY BIRD: Save up to $112 when registering by February 29 (restrictions apply).
Our camps are open to all, including Non-Members! Programs and pricing are subject to change.
My years are divided
into two seasons -
camp and not camp.
Camp is the best therapy
Traditional Camp Calendar
NOTE: Our camps are open to all, including Non- Camp JCC 2020
Members! Programs and pricing are subject to change. June 15 - August 14
Full Day Camp: 9 AM - 4 PM
Extended Care: AM/PM Available
Our camps are open to all, including Non-Members! Programs and pricing are subject to change.
WEEK TRADITIONAL CHAVERIM TRIPS YELADIM / NA’ARIM TRIPS HOFESH TRIPS*
Grades 1-3 Grades 4-8 Grades 9-10
1 JUNE 15 - 19 Tyler Arboretum Lums Pond
Summer Fun Treetop Quest Philly
2 JUNE 22 - 26 Ashland Nature Center Philadelphia Zoo Exodus Escape Room
Game Show Mania Main Event Penn Cinema
Arnold’s Family Fun Center Jenkinson’s Zoo &
3 JUN 29 - JUL 2** Penn Cinema 5 Wits/Pinemere (opt in) iFly
Franklin Institute Wildwater Kingdom
Camp Carnival Funplex 5 Wits
4 JULY 6 - 10 Plumpton Park Zoo
Welcome to the Jungle
5 JULY 13 - 17 Bette’s Family Fun Center
6 JULY 20 - 24 Kidz World
Around the World
7 JULY 27 - 31 DE Museum of Natural History
8 AUGUST 3 - 7 Oasis Family Fun Center
9 AUGUST 10 - 14 DE Children’s Museum
Camp’s Got Talent
POST-CAMP GESHER (BRIDGE) WEEKS
AUGUST 17 - 21 Two weeks of programming, including fun play and swim times, to bridge the end
End of Summer Fun of Summer Camp and the beginning of the School Year.
AUGUST 24 - 28
End of Summer Fun
* Hofesh is offered weeks 2 - 8. Each week includes one additional trip selected by teen participants. REGISTER HERE
* * Camp closed Friday, July 3rd. Pricing for week is pro-rated.
Camp K’Ton Ton Calendar
NOTE: Our camps are open to all, including Non-
Members! Programs and pricing are subject to change.
Camp K’Ton Ton 2020
June 8 - September 4
WEEK K’TON TON TOSS IT ON TUESDAYS IN-HOUSE FIELD TRIPS
1 JUNE 15 - 19 Tropical Delaware Museum of Natural
Fruits & Veggies Inside Out History: My Plate, Your Plate
Red, White, & Blue Camden Aquarium:
2 JUNE 22 - 26 Bring a Stuffed Oceans in Motion
Under the Sea Animal Moon Bounce
Crazy Hair Day
3 JUN 29 - JUL 2* Hat Day Brandywine Zoo
Celebrate America Green
Sunglasses Day Amazing Mr. Spaghetti
4 JULY 6 - 10
Zoo Animals Cooking with Miss Erin
5 JULY 13 - 17 Delaware Museum of Natural
Circus History: Bugging Out
Camping with Mr. Ron
6 JULY 20 - 24
Farm Obstacle Course
7 JULY 27 - 31
Gardens & Insects
8 AUGUST 3 - 7
9 AUGUST 10 - 14
PRE & POST CAMP Favorite Team
Full Days Only: Pre-Camp June 8 - 12
Full Days Only: Post-Camp Aug 17 - Sept 4
Children are the living
messages we send to a time
we will not see.
I use sunscreen as
lotion at home because
I want to smell like camp.
ring it on! swimsuWit HfoArTsiTnhsOirtrWtuacEtnAiodRnas: hl osrwtsim Camper Check List
sunscreen There are just some things campers
on field trip days should not go without. Here’s a short-list
T O PACK: of all the things a camper needs to bring
with them every day of the week to make
sure they start the day off right!
sunscreen lunch OPT IONAL: clothes
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As a community, the J is here all year round
offering continuous programs to meet busy family
schedules. We know children’s needs change each
and every year as they grow and experience the
world around them. Our 32-acre campus offers a
safe and exciting environment all year round for
diverse family interests. Start with our toddler
program and then move to our Parents Night
Out/Kids Night In and Afterschool and Schools
Out programming. Even with older youth, many
take advantage of our gym and fitness programs
starting at 12 years-old on our cardio machines.
Unlimited access during the summer months only
(Memorial Day--Labor Day)
Summer is one of the most exciting times to be a
member at the J with the opening of the largest
outdoor pool in Wilmington! Summer members
enjoy the benefits of year round members, including
member discounts. Find yourself on our outdoor
campus using the pool with a 50-foot spiral water
slide, toddler pool, snack bar, picnic grove, beach
volleyball courts, Jloop walking and jogging track,
tennis, pickleball, basketball, soccer, life-size
chess, life-size Jenga, corn hole, 4 square, gaga,
playgrounds, and making memories for a lifetime.
CATEGORY RATE ONE-TIME FEES
Family* $103/month $100 (enrollment fee)
$45 (processing fee)
Single-Parent Family* $79/month $100 (enrollment fee)
$45 (processing fee)
Summer Family $555/summer n/a
* Dependents may remain on family membership until the age of 25.
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