Summer Camp

Summer Camp Philosophy

We offer a safe, fun, and stimulating environment with a staff dedicated to ensuring a great summer for each of our campers. Summer Camp is full of fun, games, swimming, field trips, and also a focus on building lasting friendships and developing social and life skills.

Bernie Camp is for children entering 1st grade through 10th grade. Camp K'Ton Ton is for younger children, offered through our Early Childhood Center - Learn more about Camp K'Ton Ton.

Basic Camp Information

  • Bernie Camp runs 10 weeks, June 5 – August 11, 2017 pdfView/Download our 2017 Summer Camp Planner
  • Bernie Camp is divided into several camp groups for different ages, sometimes by gender and activities. Descriptions of each camp group are provided below.
  • Registration is conveniently available in weekly segments (as few as 1 week or as many as all 10 weeks)
  • Camp days: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday.
  • Extended Care available: Options from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Drop Off & Pick Up is at the JCC
  • All camp groups swim 4 days per week (excluding Exlporers)
  • No camp on July 4 or July 24
  • Remember, Bernie Campers must be entering 1st grade or above. For younger campers, please see Camp K’Ton Ton.

Children with Special Needs
The JCC actively seeks and supports participation of children with special needs in our inclusive camp program. It is beneficial for all children to have the chance to socialize with each other as friends and campers. Please call our Camp Director (801.581.0098 ext. 135) regarding admission requirements. In certain cases, it may be necessary for you to provide your child with an advocate for the camp session.

2017 Camp Dates + Events

March 6 - Member registration begins 
April 3 - General registration begins 
April 28 - Scholarship Applications Due
May 18 at 5 PM - All Camp Fees Due
May 16 - K’ Ton Ton Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.
May 16 - Bernie Camp Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.

**No Camp on July 4 and July 24**

pdfView/Download our 2017 Summer Camp Planner

Bernie Camp Dates 2017:
Bernie Camp Week 1: June 5 - 9
Bernie Camp Week 2: June 12 - 16
Bernie Camp Week 3: June 19 - 23
Bernie Camp Week 4: June 26 - 30
Bernie Camp Week 5: July 3 - 7*
Bernie Camp Week 6: July 10 - 14
Bernie Camp Week 7: July 17 - 21
Bernie Camp Week 8: July 25 - 28*
Bernie Camp Week 9: July 31 - August 4
Bernie Camp Week 10: August 7 - 11

*No Camp on July 4 and July 24*

Friday Activities:

  • Week 1 – June 9 – Dance Party
  • Week 2 – June 16 – Pirate Boat Races
  • Week 3 – June 23 – Maccabiah
  • Week 4 – June 30 – Water Day
  • Week 5 – July 7 – Simcha-Palooza
  • Week 6 – July 14 – Lip Sync
  • Week 7 – July 21 – Israel Day
  • Week 8 – July 28 – Swim Olympics
  • Week 9 – August 4 – CIT Day
  • Week 10 – August 11 – Chuckwagon Breakfast + Slideshow

2017 Registration Specials

10 Week Registration Special:
Register for 10 weeks of camp by May 18, 2017 and receive FREE Pizza Lunch for the 10 weeks of Bernie Camp as well as a camp water bottle and back pack. If you are registering for all 10 weeks, please leave the pizza selection on your registration blank (we don’t want to charge you for it). PLEASE NOTE: Your child must be registered for all 10 weeks.

2017 Camp Staff

Lauren Fredman - Bernie Camp Director // 801-581-0098 ext.135
Jerrad Strand - Youth and Teen Director // ext.116
Abbie Levine - Program Coordinator Bernie Camp // ext. 122
Karla Pardini - Director of Programming // ext.139

Pizza Lunch

Tuesday and Thursday are optional Pizza Lunch days that consist of 2 pieces of pizza, a snack, and a juice. Campers must sign up for Pizza Lunch weekly and it must be paid for in advance. Campers in our Explorers group are not eligible for Pizza Lunch. We will be offering Pizza Lunch for all 10 weeks of Bernie Camp, starting June 5 to August 11, 2017. Price: $12/week.

Online Registration Instructions

Creating a JCC online account will allow you to enter and periodically update payment methods which can be stored to make scheduled payments online or at the JCC. In addition, you will be able to register online for many JCC events and programs. We'll also need personal or family contact information including primary address, phone number and email address.

1. Click the “Register For Summer Camp Now” button below.

2. Next:

  • If you have already setup your online account, choose the “Login” link, you will then be able to view your account balance and register for camp weeks or for any of our other programs.
  • If you're a current or past member, but you haven't set up your online account, select “Find Account”. You will then be prompted to enter your Last Name, Birth Date (XX/XX/XXXX) and ZIP Code. For verification you will then be asked to enter your email address. You should then receive an email with your login credentials.
  • Guests will need to create a new account by selecting "Sign Up".

Register Now For Bernie Camp

Camp Groups

Bernie Camp is divided into several camp groups for different ages, sometimes by gender and activities. 

Camp Yeladim

[grades 1-3/ boys & girls]

For Camp Yeladim, children are divided by age and gender into groups of about 15 campers. Campers participate in swimming four times per week and rotate through our enrichment specialists (art, sports and more). Get ready for some happily tired kids at the end of days filled with physical education and outdoor activities!

PRICES PER WEEK:

Regular Camp Week:

Member $242

General $363

Week 5 (No camp July 4) & Week 8 (No camp July 24):

Member $195

General $293

Camp Shoresh

[grades 4-6/ boys & girls]

Camp Shoresh focuses on the arts. Campers have a broad exposure to arts & crafts, drama, music and more. Campers swim four times per week and participate in all other camp activities offered. Shoresh is a co-ed group.

PRICES PER WEEK:

Regular Camp Week:

Member $263

General $395

Week 5 (No camp July 4) & Week 8 (No camp July 24):

Member $215

General $323

Week 8 (Arts Show & 1-Night Overnight, July 26):

Member $324

General $486

Camp Shoresh Overnight, July 26:

As Shoresh is our designated art camp, Shoresh campers will host an art show for parents and friends at the JCC, play Laser Tag, and then spend the night at the Center. During each of the days, campers will participate in regular camp activities, while the evening will be filled with late-night games and fun.

Camp Maccabiad

[grades 4-6/ boys only]

Camp Maccabiad emphasizes sports and athletics for boys. Campers also swim four times per week and participate in all other camp activities. Week 7 of camp is the Maccabiad 3-Day Overnight. Campers sleep at the JCC and enjoy a variety of special activities.

PRICES PER WEEK:

Regular Camp Week:

Member $263

General $395

Week 5 (No Camp on July 4) & Week 8 (No camp on July 24):

Member $215

General $323

Week 7* (3-Day Overnight, July 17-19):

Member $500

General $750

*No camp, Thursday, July 20

Camp Hannah

[grades 4-6/ girls only]

Camp Hannah emphasizes sports and athletics for girls. Campers also swim four times per week and participate in all other camp activities. Week 7 of camp is the Hannah 3-Day Overnight. Campers sleep at the JCC and enjoy a variety of special activities.

PRICES PER WEEK:

Regular Camp Week:

Member $263

General $395

Week 5 (No Camp on July 4) & Week 8 (No camp on July 24):

Member $215

General $323

Week 7* (3-Day Overnight, July 17-19):

Member $500

General $750

*No camp, Thursday, July 20

Camp Kadima

[grades 4-6/ girls only]

Camp Kadima is geared towards theme weeks, independence, and leadership development. Campers swim four times per week and help plan and implement their own activities. Week 6 of camp is the Kadima 3-Day Overnight. Campers sleep at the JCC and enjoy a variety of special activities.

PRICES PER WEEK:

Regular Camp Week:

Member $263

General $395

Week 5 (No Camp on July 4) & Week 8 (No camp on July 24):

Member $215

General $323

Week 6* (3-Day Overnight, July 10-12):

Member $500

General $750

*No camp, Thursday, July 13

Camp Giborim

[grades 4-6/ boys only]

Camp Giborim is geared towards theme weeks, independence, and leadership development. Campers swim four times per week and help plan and implement their own activities. Week 6 of camp is the Giborim 3-Day Overnight. Campers sleep at the JCC and enjoy a variety of special activities.

PRICES PER WEEK:

Regular Camp Week:

Member $263

General $395

Week 5 (No Camp on July 4) & Week 8 (No camp on July 24):

Member $215

General $323

Week 6* (3-Day Overnight, July 10-12):

Member $500

General $750

*No camp, Thursday, July 13

*3-Day Overnight Information for Camps Giborim, Kadima, Maccabiad & Hannah*

[for Camps Giborim, Kadima, Maccabiad & Hannah]

3-Day Overnights are a long-standing tradition for our older campers. Campers attend special outings: movies, Water Park, BBQs, Laser Tag and nighttime games. Campers sleep at the JCC on Monday and Tuesday nights. There is no camp on the Thursday after a 3-Day Overnight to allow campers and counselors the opportunity to catch up on sleep. Friday is a regular camp day. Please send a lunch with your camper on Monday; we will provide all other meals.

Overnight Camp Dates:

Giborim & Kadima: July 10-12 (No camp on July 13)

Maccabiad & Hannah: July 17-19 (no camp on July 20)

Explorers

[grades 7-8/ boys & girls]

Explorers live up to their name. While most camp activity is in and around the JCC, Explorers are busy with field trips, community service projects, overnights, athletics, multimedia projects and more. Field Trips for this year:

  • Week 2: All Star Bowling & Laser Tag
  • Week 3: Discovery Space Center (aka “Space Camp”)
  • Week 5: Lagoon
  • Week 10: Seven Peaks Waterpark

(stay tuned for a complete list of 2017 Explorer field trips)

PRICES PER WEEK:

Regular Camp Week*:

Member $283

General $425

Week 5 (No camp on July 4) & Week 8 (No camp on July 24):

Member $231

General $347

*Explorers is not offered week 8. The only option available for that week is Camp Teva, our sleep-away camp.
*Please note that Pizza Lunch is not available for Explorers campers.

Additional Camp Options:

Camp Teva

Tuesday, July 25 – Friday, July 28

[grades 6-10/ boys & girls]

Think of the quintessential summer camp experience – cabins, sleeping away from home, mountains and lakes. One week each summer, JCC campers can enjoy this idyllic experience at our 5-day sleep-away camp at Camp Utaba near Eden, Utah.

Camp Teva is included for all Counselors-in-Training (C.I.T.s) and is the only option for Explorers during Week 8. Other than C.I.T.s, campers must register separately for Camp Teva.

Camp Teva Pricing:

Member  $488 (4 days)

General  $732 (4 days)

Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.)

[grades 9-10/ boys & girls] *JCC members only*

The Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) program offers teens a chance to develop leadership skills and gain experience working with young children – potentially setting them up for counselor positions in the summers to come. Enrollment is limited.

NOTE: This is a 10-week program and the first week is mandatory.

Please contact Lauren Fredman for C.I.T. admission information. All C.I.T. applicants must be interviewed for this program; registration will not be processed without approval.

10-WEEK FEE(includes Camp Teva):

JCC Member $1,368    General: N/A

Bernie Camp - Extended Care

Extended Care Options

To meet the needs of working families, we offer supervised early-morning and late-afternoon care for Bernie Campers at the JCC.

Get Up Gang (AM Extended)

Monday – Friday 7:30 – 9 AM

Stay & Play (PM Extended)

Monday – Thursday, 4 – 6 PM

Friday 3 – 6 PM

      • Space is limited so you must sign up for Extended Care when you register.
      • Pricing is based on one camp week.

Camp Extended Care Pricing (JCC Members)
Days                Get up Gang (AM)          Stay & Play (PM)           AM & PM
3 days/week            $21                                $26                             $36
5 days/week            $36                                $46                             $56

Camp Extended Care Pricing (General)
Days               Get up Gang (AM)          Stay & Play (PM)             AM & PM
3 days/week             $31                               $38                             $54
5 days/week             $54                               $69                             $84

Please note: If you are a JCC member and your child is 8 years old, they are eligible to be released to the pool each day from camp. Pool Release requires a signed copy of this form (link to form). Please contact Lauren Fredman with additional questions about Pool Release.

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