Summer Camp

Bernie Camp is a place where campers will learn, grow, and create life-long friendships while having fun and participating in a variety of engaging activities. Campers experience swimming, athletics, arts & crafts, and field trips, while gaining invaluable 21st century skills that will help them interact with the world around them now and in the future. Bernie Camp creates a tight-knit community of campers, staff members, and families and is rooted in the Jewish values of Kavod (Respect), Kehilah (Community), Chesed (Kindness), and B’Tzelem Elohim (Value of Each Individual). Join our Bernie Camp community for an unforgettable summer experience! Bernie Camp is for children entering 1-10 grade with different group options depending on grade.

This Year's Camp Theme Is L’Dor V’Dor!

L’Dor V’Dor means “from generation to generation.” Bernie camp has been a summer staple at the JCC for decades and has impacted the lives of thousands of campers. Summer of 2019 we’ll be focusing on the traditions that have made Bernie Camp so special, and introducing new aspects to pass along to future generations. We hope you’ll join us for another incredible summer of memories!

(Yeladim means "Children") Campers participate in swimming four times per week and rotate through our enrichment specialists (art, sports and more)!

(Shoresh means "Root" i.e. roots of a tree) Campers have a broad exposure to arts & crafts, drama, music, and more!

(Kadima means "Forward") Kadima is geared towards theme weeks, independence, and leadership development

(Giborim = Heroes) Giborim is geared towards theme weeks, independence, and leadership development!

Camp Maccabiad emphasizes sports and athletics for boys.

Camp Hannah emphasizes sports and athletics for girls.

Explorers are busy with field trips, community service projects, overnights, and more!

The JCC’s 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.

Summer Camp Kick-Off & Pre-Registration Event:
January 16, 2019, 6-8 PM
(All children must be accompanied by an adult) 
Join us for camp games, snacks, and prizes! This is a great time to ask questions, meet the camp directors and staff, reconnect with old and new friends, and win FREE camp weeks. Parents will enjoy priority registration during the evening.

Inclusion & Special Needs

The JCC actively seeks and supports the 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. In order to provide a safe and rewarding experience for all campers, children with special needs will be required to meet with camp staff prior to the start of camp. This meeting will address camper's individual needs and appropriate accommodations.

An additional fee of $100 is assessed to campers with special needs to make these accommodations.

For more information, to schedule, or if you are uncertain if your child would qualify, please contact:
Bernie Camp: Lauren Fredman, Bernie Camp Director 801-581-0098 ext. 135
Camp K’Ton Ton: Rebecca Pettersson, ECC Child Development Coordinator 801-581-0097

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