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.
Early drop off will be available monday through Friday ($5/day). Extended day hours will be avaiable Monday though Thursday ($10/day).
8th Week Day Camp
A preview of our new day camp coming Summer 2016: Camp Twelve Trails!
Each day has a new theme: On Explore Day, campers might learn to geocache or try an extreme sport. On Discover Day, robotics might be popular. Create Day might feature photography or design. On Grow Day, campers might choose our food-to-table garden. Play Day is sure to be a hit with specialized training in basketball, soccer and other team activities. And of course, all the Country Day activities campers have grown to love will also be part of the week-- swimming, gaga and Shabbat.
Fee: $550 / $450 JCC members
A full week of adventures! We'll travel each day from the JCC to somewhere exciting-- from Splashdown to Playland to The Castle!
Fee: $500 / $425 JCC members
(For girls, ages 5+ with some experience)
Coach Colleen is back to help our young gymnasts feel good
about themselves and have fun on the trampoline, uneven bars, balance beam and tumbling mats. We'll also play games, do art projects and more!
Fee: $450 / $400 JCC members
Looking for summer employment? Apply here.