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! 

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

pdfPrint the 2018 Camp Planner for the fridge - or keep it handy for when you're ready to register!

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Basic Camp Information

Basic Camp Information

  • Bernie Camp runs 10 weeks, June 11 – August 17, 2018
  • Bernie Camp is divided into several camp groups for different ages, sometimes by gender and activities. Descriptions of each camp group are provided on the following pages.
  • 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
  • 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 options.

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 (June 11-August 17, 2018). Please Note: Pizza Lunch will be offered during Pre and Post Weeks as well. Price: $12/week.

Bernie 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

Inclusion & Special Needs

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. Please contact the camp director to schedule this meeting. Additionally, if you are uncertain if your child would qualify as a camper with special needs please contact the camp director Lauren Fredman at (801) 581-0098 ext. 135 or by email at .

2018 Registration Specials

*NEW*
Refer a first-time camp family and your $50 registration fee will be credited back to your JCC account! New family must indicate your name when they register.
Limit one $50 credit per family.

10 Week Registration Special:
Register for all 10 weeks of Bernie Camp (June 11-August 17) by May 18, 2018, and receive FREE Pizza Lunch for the 10 weeks of Bernie Camp. 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 (June 11-August 17).

Registration Instructions

Visiting your JCC online account will allow you to edit your personal or family contact information including primary address, phone number, and email address. You will also be able to update and edit payment options which can be stored to make payments online or at the JCC. In addition, you will be able to register for many events and programs online that were not available before.
1. First, make sure you have updated your information at the JCC: LAST NAME, BIRTH DATE, ZIP CODE, EMAIL ADDRESS and PHOTOGRAPH. These fields are all REQUIRED for membership.
2. Then, visit the JCC camp page at www.slcjcc.org/camp and select the “Registration” link.
3. Choose the “Login” link.
4. If you created a password when you verified your information you can log in to view your account balance and register for programs, otherwise continue to step 5.
5. Select “Find Account” located under “I want to set up online access to my account.” If you currently have an active JCC membership, DO NOT select “I don’t have an account, but want to create one”
6. You will then be prompted to enter your Last Name, Birth Date (XX/XX/XXXX) and ZIP Code.
7. For verification, you will then be asked to enter your email address.
8. You should then receive an email with your login credentials.

If you have already verified your personal information at the JCC and you still cannot access your online account, please contact the JCC for assistance.

If you have additional questions about online registration, please contact Michael Glasson at 801.581.0098 ext 124 or .

Payment & Refund Information


NO REFUNDS will be provided.
All rejected credit card debits and NSF checks will be assessed a $25 processing fee. Camp Change Fee Policy: Any change in your original enrollment will require a completion of a pdfBernie Camp Change Request Form . Any change that keeps your registration exactly the same is just a $25 administration fee. If the change involved is a reduction of the original registration, there will be a $150.00 change fee before May 16, 2018, at 5 PM. Reduction of weeks is not allowed after May 16, 2018 at 5 PM. There is no fee if you simply wish to add to your original registration.
Please be aware that all fees for Bernie Camp are due on May 16, 2018, at 5 PM.
As of May 16 at 5 PM your registration is complete and final.
As of May 16 at 5 PM there are no refunds or reduction in the original registration.
As of May 16 at 5 PM you are responsible for all of the weeks you have registered for and there will be NO REFUNDS ISSUED.
If any changes need to be made (adding or switching weeks) please fill out and return the pdfBernie Camp Change Request Form.

Bernie Camp Groups & Pricing 

Camp Yeladim: Grades 1 - 3 / boys & girls

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 happy – and tired – kids at the end of days filled with physical education and outdoor activities!

PRICES PER WEEK

Regular Camp Week:

Member $242

General $364

Week 4 (No camp July 4) & Week 7 (No camp July 24):

Member $195

General $240

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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 $394

Week 4 (No camp July 4):

Member $215

General $324

Week 7 (Art Show & 1-Night Overnight, July 25):

Member $324

General $487

Camp Shoresh Overnight Info:

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.

Shoresh Overnight Date: July 25

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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 6 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 $394

Week 6*(3-Day Overnight, July 16-18):

Member $500

General $751

*No camp, Thursday, July 19

Week 4 (No Camp on July 4) & Week 7 (No camp on July 24):

Member $215

General $324

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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 6 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 $394

Week 6*(3-Day Overnight, July 16-18):

Member $500

General $751

*No camp, Thursday, July 19

Week 4 (No Camp on July 4) & Week 7 (No camp on July 24):

Member $215

General $324

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Camp Kadima: Grades 4 - 6 / girls only

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 5 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 $394

Week 5* (3-Day Overnight, July 9-11):

Member $500

General $751

*No camp, Thursday, July 12

Week 4 (No Camp on July 4) & Week 7 (No camp on July 24):

Member $215

General $324

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Camp Giborim: Grades 4 - 6 / boys only

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 5 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 $394

Week 5* (3-Day Overnight, July 9-11):

Member $500

General $751

*No camp, Thursday, July 12

Week 4 (No Camp on July 4) & Week 7 (No camp on July 24):

Member $215

General $324

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3-Day Overnight Info (For Camps Giborim, Kadima, Maccabiad, and Hannah / Grades 4 - 6)

The 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 9-11 (No camp on July 12)
Maccabiad & Hannah: July 16-18 (no camp on July 19)

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Explorers: Grades 7 - 8 / boys & girls

Our Explorers live up to their name. While most camp groups revolve around activities at the JCC, Explorers are busy with field trips, community service projects, overnights, athletics, multimedia projects and more.

PRICES PER WEEK

Regular Camp Week*:

Member $283

General $420

Week 4 (No camp on July 4) & Week 7 (No camp on July 24):

Member $231

General $342

*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.

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Camp Teva: Grades 6 - 10 / boys & girls

Week 8: July 30-August 3, 2018

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:

Member $610

General $916

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Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) Grades 9 - 10 / boys & girls

JCC members only

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. 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:

JCC Member $1,368     Non-Member: N/A

New for 2018-2019: Leaders-in-Training (L.I.T.) This year we are launching a year-round leadership Program for our summer 2018 C.I.T.s between their C.I.T. and Staff Aid summers. Participants will meet throughout the year (October-May) for various activities that will allow them to keep the Bernie Camp spirit alive during the year. Participants will continue to learn together, bond as a group, and gain valuable leadership skills that they can carry into future summers as staff. More information will be available in C.I.T. interviews and throughout the summer. The program will begin in October 2018.

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Swim, Dance & Sports Pre & Post Camps

Our Swim, Dance & Sports (SDS) Pre and Post Weeks are designed to provide childcare during the transition between school and our traditional 10 weeks of summer camp. During these weeks children will participate in Swim, Dance, and Sports throughout the week along with other engaging activities. Pizza lunch is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for purchase. Please pack a kosher, nut-free lunch for your child.

For more info and to register click HERE

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

Bernie 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

Bernie 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

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