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.

This Year's Camp Theme Is Chai חי

Chai (חי) is the Hebrew word for life. The word, consisting of two Hebrew letters —chet (ח) and yud (י)— is a Jewish symbol. Chai also refers to the number 18. That’s because each Hebrew letter has a numerical equivalent, and the sum of chet (numerical value of 8) and yud (numerical value of 10) is 18. Because of its connection to the word for life, the number 18 is considered a special number in Jewish tradition.

In Hebrew, chai is often referred to in the plural form, chaim (חיים), hence the toast l’chaim (לחיים) which means “to life.”

This summer we'll be living the Bernie Camp life! 

pdf2018 SUMMER CAMP PLANNER - Print it for the fridge

Important Dates 2018:

  • JCC Member Registration January 22
  • General Registration February 19
  • Scholarship Applications Due April 27
  • Camp K'Ton Ton Parent Orientation May 16 5:30 PM
  • Bernie Camp Parent Orientation May 16 6:30 PM
  • Changes to Registration & ALL CAMP FEES Due May 16 *After this date, camp weeks cannot be reduced
  • *SDS Pre Week 1: May 29 - June 1
  • *SDS Pre Week 2: June 4 - 8
  • Bernie Camp Week 1: June 11 - 15
  • Bernie Camp Week 2: June 18 - 22
  • Bernie Camp Week 3: June 25 - 29
  • Bernie Camp Week 4: July 2 - 6 (No Camp July 4)
  • Bernie Camp Week 5: July 9 - 13
  • Bernie Camp Week 6: July 16 - 20
  • Bernie Camp Week 7: July 23 - 27 (No Camp July 24)
  • Bernie Camp Week 8: July 30 - August 3
  • Bernie Camp Week 9: August 6 - 10
  • Bernie Camp Week 10: August 13 - 17
  • *SDS Post Week 1: August 20 - 24
  • *SDS Post Week 2: August 27 - 31

*For more information about Swim, Dance & Sports (SDS) Pre and Post click HERE

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Bernie Camp Groups & Pricing 

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.

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

Get Up Gang (AM Extended): Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 9 AM

Stay & Play (PM Extended:) Monday – Thursday, 4 – 6 PM // Friday 3 – 6 PM

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