Welcome to Camp 2015!
On this page you will find info on JCC Country Day Camp, CDC Integrated (formerly BaShemesh), and Summer Doesn't End (August 17-21) Specialty Mini-Camps. For Little Friends Pre-school Day Camp, click here.
JCC Country Day Camp (Grades K-8) Colleen Malone, B.S., Director
We are Country Day -- we’ll shout it out from the center of the boating lake, over the hiking trails, to the top of the waterslide. We’re a family with traditions—from morning cheers to Maccabi games— and a readiness for new experiences.
This year, we’ll make s’mores and sing around the campfire, hike with camper-designed walking sticks while we munch homemade trail mix, and complete teamwork challenges that will help us all appreciate each individual’s contribution.
At Country Day, we celebrate all of our campers for being exactly who they are.
Our secure 95 acre wooded site features a three pool aquatic complex. ball fiends, archery range, sports court, amphitheater, boating lake, hiking trails, petting zoo, covered shelters, infirmary, and more.
Country Day Camp Junior Division (Grades K-6)
An endless list of activities--daily swimming, ga-ga, boating, arts and crafts, archery, zoo fun, basketball, dance, drama, music, Jewish culture, carnival day, and lots of special events!
Country Day Camp Super Seniors (Grades 6-8)
An enhanced Country Day schedule with added day-long trips to exciting destinations, and our famous three-day, two-night Lake George extravaganza!
Country Day Camp Leaders-in-Training Program (LIT) Application / Registration Form
(14*-15 Years) *must be 14 by July 1, 2015
The LIT program will include heaps of summer fun and all the things you loved best about being a camper while building a foundation for the future. This is a unique opportunity to develop, practice, and hone your leadership skills through hands on activities and discussions about types of leadership, communication, and team-building. You’ll participate in recreational intramural games, get certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR, and be involved in social action projects. At the end of the summer you will leave with 2 Red Cross certifications, a recommendation for your next job (whether it is with us, another camp, or an entirely different kind of work), a certificate of completion (looks great on your college application), and the possibility of earning a stipend and tips (that’s right, money!).
This experience isn’t for everyone and your application does not guarantee that you will be accepted to the program. Here’s what you need to know:
Attendance is required for all orientation and camp days. If you are planning a family vacation or a week at a specialty camp, this program isn’t for you.
We are reserving our limited spaces for applicants whom we believe will be enthusiastic, responsible, and reliable. We hope you will be one of them!
CDC Integrated (formerly Camp BaShemesh) ( For Special Needs)
Mindy Cohen, LMSW, Director Special Needs Services
For Ages 5-12
A unique, inclusive, Country Day Camp experience for children with mild-to-moderate developmental and autism spectrum disorders.
Our day is filled with fun, friendship, skill-building and participation. Along with their typical peers at JCC Country Day, campers enjoy swimming, boating, playing sports and games, doing arts and crafts, visiting the petting zoo, having fun with Jewish culture, and more. An adaptive physical education component (including therapeutic horseback riding) addresses skill- and confidence-building, while enhanced staffing and support provides opportunities to individualize activities.
CDC Integrated Super Seniors
For Ages 12-14
A unique, inclusive, Country Day Camp experience with weekly day trips, for tweens with mild-to-moderate developmental and autism spectrum disorders.
Enhanced staffing allows our older campers to enjoy bowling, horseback riding, water park trips and more with their typical peers.
Just for Teens (For Special Needs)
For Ages 14-16
Just for teens with mild-to-moderate developmental and autism spectrum disorders, this specially designed program extends the day camp experience.
Our favorite activities plus day trips. Pre-vocational and independent living skill activities will also be included in the weekly schedule.
For Ages 14-21
Under the supervision of a job coach, participants learn how to shift from camper to responsible worker--- caring for others, working as a team member, following schedules. Emphasis is placed on developing independence, building on personal strengths and interests, learning social skills related to the work place, and participation.
Our camp season is over, but you can extend the fun for one more week with a variety of options:
Camp Xtra @ Country Day
For Grades K-6
Give your child an “xtra” week to be active and outdoors before heading back to school. Each camper chooses a “major” to explore:
Plus recreational swimming and a slate of other camp activities to experience with new and old friends. Transportation to and from the J and our Pearl River campground is included in the week’s tuition. Country Day Integrated campers are welcome.
Fee: $550 / $450 JCC members
For Grades K-6
A full week of adventures! We’ll travel each day from the JCC to play somewhere in Westchester, NYC, or surrounding areas. From water parks to shows, to unique places to explore, it’s the perfect way to wrap up the summer! Adventure destinations TBD.
Fee: $500 / $425 JCC members
Gymnastics Week @ The J
For Girls, Ages 5+, with some previous experience.
Coach Colleen Malone’s young gymnasts swing from the uneven bars, walk the balance beam, bounce on the trampoline and tumble across the gym, developing and refining their skill level. At the end of the week, we party!
Fee: $450 / $400 JCC members
Looking for summer employment? Apply here.