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The non-stop excitement returns to JCC summer camps in 2018. From incredible elective classes to sports specialties, campers will be kept engaged and enriched all summer long, and create life-long memories. Campers will participate in themed programming and activities and learn about different cultures.

Our camp staff is trained to work with various age groups and meet the needs of all children. Each child is provided with individualized attention in a safe and caring environment. We pride ourselves on the delivery of the highest quality programs and fun all summer long!

Camp programming is designed so that families receive the high quality care and value they deserve. Campers in our Preschool Summer Camp, Day Camp, and Sports Camps enjoy the use of the JCC’s well-equipped 80,000-square-foot facility, including indoor and outdoor pools, full-size gym, outdoor fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, art studio, and more! Children are provided with a camping experience that is rich in athletics, swimming, arts, and culture. Travel camps take teens to amazing places in New England.

Our “home base” is the JCC’s beautiful air–conditioned Early Childhood Center with fully equipped preschool classrooms. Our caring professional staff is dedicated to creating an environment where your child will explore and share many adventures including Red Cross swim, music, sports, arts, cookouts, Israeli culture and nature. The preschool camp staff is composed of licensed preschool teachers and experienced counselors who warmly welcome your child every day. All campers receive a camp T-shirt.

GaGa Ball is a fun game that our campers love to play. The goal of the game is to avoid being hit below the knees as other players knock the ball toward you. The game helps children develop hand-eye coordination and critical thinking skills. Join us for a summer of fun playing unlimited GaGa in our NEW outdoor GaGa Pit!

A unique program designed specifically for young children. Kid Fit will offer the children a rotation of Happy Feet Soccer, Hooray For Hoops Basketball, Kool Kicks Kickball and more. Children practice gross motor skills while practicing balance, coordination and agility.

Our co-ed Sports Camps provide expert instruction in a supportive atmosphere of fun and camaraderie. Our emphasis is on skill and technique paired with an appreciation of teamwork and strategy. Campers make use of the JCC’s athletic facilities: newly renovated gymnasium, outdoor ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, 25 yard indoor and outdoor pools, gymnastics studio and new outdoor gaga pit.

Director Adam Strogoff is the former head coach of the Worcester Academy Girls Varsity Soccer team and led the team to three N.E. Championships, compiling an overall record of 102-14-23 in the process. Under his guidance, the team won the NEPSAC Class A title in 2011, its first year of Class A play, and NEPSAC Class B championships in 2008 and 2009. The team was a New England finalist in 2010, semifinalist in 2005 and 2007, and quarterfinalist in 2006 and 2012. In 2008 Adam was named the NSCAA Massachusetts Private School Coach of the Year. He brings years of soccer camp experience having worked at numerous soccer camps throughout New England. STAFF…Top high school & college coaches assisted by college players.

Campers will receive instruction in a variety of sports, skill sessions, contests, scrimmage games, daily swim option plus elective periods. Baseball, basketball, soccer, gaga, Jr. Olympic skills competition, NHL street hockey, track and field, lacrosse, team handball, tennis, NFL flag football, dodgeball, Mass Wiff whiffle ball tournaments and capture the flag.

Program Coordinator RICH GEDMAN: Hitting Coach of the Boston Red Sox Triple A Minor League affiliate Pawtucket Red Sox and former Can-Am Manager of the Year with the Worcester Tornadoes. Rich brings 12 years of Major League experience. He played with the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and St. Louis Cardinals and participated in two American League Championship Series and the 1986 World Series. He was the 1981 Sporting News Rookie of the Year and a two-time American League All-Star Catcher.

The TAF Junior Triathlon Camp is designed to introduce kids from grades 3 – 10 to the exciting sport of triathlon. Focus is on skill development and fun. Instruction includes swim stroke improvement, bike handling / safety, run skills, warm up routines and nutrition. TAF Junior Triathlon Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is the promotion of a healthy lifestyle that young triathletes can develop for a lifetime.

MATT VALYO Asst. Coach, Program Director – Matt is the Regional Athlete Development Coordinator for USA Triathlon Northeast and the Team Director of the TAF Racing Junior Elite Race Team. Matt is one of 5 coaches who run USA Triathlon’s Junior Skills and Elite Select Camps as well as the Northeast Collegiate High Performance Camp.

This program provides interactive recreational gymnastics delivered in a fun, creative and safe environment. Incorporates tumbling, balance beam, spring board, dance and more. Perfect for first time gymnast. Quality instructors safely challenge the limits of individual abilities.

This full day, week long noncompetitive technique based program focuses on building strong components of skills in all four racing strokes through drills and activities. Increasing strength and performance in swimming, flip turns, starts and fundamentals. Each day will be a new stroke with instructions through a drill circuit at the outdoor pool in the morning, dryland strength development, video analysis and discussion session, finished off with a swim team style practice to tie in lessons of the day together. Wahoo Swim Club coach; Ben Tucker and Aquatics Director; Kelly Sampson will be directing all activities and instruction.

2 swims daily, instructional swim taught by American Red Cross certified instructors and free swim. If a child participates in 3 weeks of swim lessons, they will receive a Red Cross certificate of achievement at the appropriate achievement level.

Maccabi games Week 8 replaces most electives. Instructional swim taught by American Red Cross certified instructors and free swim. If a child participates in 3 weeks of swim lessons, they will receive a Red Cross certificate of achievement at the appropriate achievement level. An alternate activity is offered for upper unit campers who opt out of swim lessons.

As SC’s you’ll have all the excitement of camp… along with weekly field trips, weekly electives, community service mitzvah projects and help in the planning of camp wide activities. SC’s will discover hidden talents and build confidence in yourselves while making new friends and having loads of fun! You will make a difference for others and yourself with a summer you’ll never forget!

Our CIT Program encourages responsible young teens to work with a variety of age groups and specialists with a strong focus on developing leadership capabilities, communication skills, and patience. CITs get “on the job” training and gain experience managing their time, working as a team, as well as planning and implementing camp programs. Participation in the CIT program does not guarantee a counselor position in the future.

Volunteer community service internship. In this unique summer internship program, you will learn about being a role model to campers, acquire tools for working with children and peers and develop leadership skills. Application and interview are required to be considered for participation in our Camp JCC Teen Internship. Contact Meg Catlin, [email protected]