As we continue to prepare for full-day and half-day summer camp programs for ages 5 & up, opening June 29, we will be communicating updates with our camp families every week for the foreseeable future.
Below you will find the updated sessions and dates for all JCC summer camps.
For any questions or more information regarding summer camps, email email@example.com
*ECC families are receiving additional communication. **Registration for all camps is contingent upon space available.
• Kindergarten-8th Grade
Two Week Sessions
Located on 70+ acres along the scenic Farmington River, Camp Shalom provides your children with the authentic summer camp experience and memories that last a lifetime.
Each day at camp is filled with exciting activities and programs, including swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sports, arts & crafts, hiking and more.
We have made modifications to our activities and schedules, in order to adhere to the current health and safety guidelines. However, we are proud to continue to provide an exciting, active and memorable summer camp experience with many of the traditional camp activities that we all know and love.
Transportation & Meals
|**Registration must be for a full 2 week session; we are unable to make any scheduling accommodations this summer.|
Choose One or
Two 2-Week Sessions
• August 17-August 21
• August 10-August 14
This summers' sports jams will begin with morning warmups including:
There will be a scheduled rotation of activities including:
Social distancing will be enforced. There will be no contact games or scrimmages.
Additional activities will include:
For information on sports jams, contact Thai Tran, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-231-6410.
FOOD EXPLORERS BAKING CAMP
CLASS IS FULL - Please contact Naomi Scheinerman, email@example.com, if you are interested in being placed on a waitlist.
Instructor: Megan Jalbert, MS Nutritional Sciences
Join Megan from Food Explorers for a week of baking! You'll bake your own snack and lunch from scratch each day, while learning about health baking substitutes, nutrition, and food. You'll make recipes like: quiche, pizza, baked donuts and layer cakes. All recipes will be nut free but will contain dairy. Campers will work individually to make single servings and will only be eating the food that they make themselves.
Your budding artists, under the guidance of our artist-in-residence Elena Gibson, will receive hands-on experiences and explorations that teach new skills in the world of pottery and mixed media art. The campers’ imaginations and creativity result in an array of completed projects.
Daily group time is devoted to learning about many important artists and their unique styles.
DISCOVERY SCIENCE CAMP
Campers will explore and engage in this brand new program run by scientist and educator, Naomi Scheinerman. Our young scientists will explore a different scientific field each day during this week full of awe-inspiring demonstrations, independent explorations and team based activities.
As you continue evaluating your summer needs it is important that you understand what guidelines and protocols the JCC camps will be following this summer. Our goal is always to provide a safe and comfortable place for your child(ren)
• All campers and staff will begin the day with health screening, including temperature checks
• Campers will be placed in a group of no more than 10 that will be their camp group for the entire week
• Camp groups will maintain proper physical distancing between each group
• Staff will wear 'Personal Protective Equipment' (PPE) at all times and campers may be asked to wear masks in between activities
• Campers who show signs of illness will be isolated from other campers and picked up by parents immediately
• Camp facilities will be cleaned and sanitized frequently throughout the day
Additional forms, waivers, and policies will be shared with you once your registrations have been confirmed.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
• Because this summer will be different than the ones your children have experienced, we ask that you spend some time explaining these changes with your child, prior to the start of camp.
• In addition, we encourage you to look for opportunities to engage with us before camp begins, so that we can better address any questions or concerns you and/or your campers may have.
As guidelines and state regulations continue to evolve, we may find that things could change throughout the camp season.
As promised, we will keep our line of communication open, as always.