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For campers who want a well-rounded day camp experience, J Camp provides a little bit of everything. Based mostly outdoors in our Day Camp Pavilion, activities include arts and crafts, sports, nature, cooking, science, Israeli culture and team building. Along with trying new things with one’s camp group, each camper, second grade and above gets a choice activity (chugim) each week, where they participate in special programming like ceramics, team sports, cooking and more! Kindergarten and first grade groups participate in swim lessons three times per week (unless otherwise noted). Each week all campers will experience an off-site field trip, an on-site field trip or an undernight. Before & After Care is available.

Mandatory Medical Forms
Parents MUST complete a Youth Health Form and Medication Form (for each child) and return it to the JCC Youth Department on or before the first day of camp. The Health Form should be updated every year. Download the Youth Health Form here and the Medication Form here.

Week 1: June 4-8  |  EXPLORE ISRAEL   (Undernight)
Shalom! We will kick off camp celebrating the amazing country of Israel! We’ll explore what kibbutz life is like, spend some shekels in a marketplace, head to Eilat for snorkeling and place a wish in the Western Wall.
K: 09-1001    1st: 09-1101    2nd: 09-1201     3rd: 09-1301    4th-5th: 09-1401    6th-7th: 09-1601

Week 2: June 11-15  |  AROUND THE USA  
(Off-Site Field Trip)
Enjoy America’s past time as we head to an Omaha Storm Chasers game. We will also celebrate America’s rich history and celebrate summer through wet n’ wild activities!
K: 09-1002    1st: 09-1102   2nd: 09-1202     3rd: 09-1302    4th-5th: 09-1402    6th-7th: 09-1602

Week 3: June 18-22  |   MACCABIAH COLOR WARS  (Undernight)
Get your game face on! The entire J Camp (campers and counselors) will be split up into two teams: red or blue. Each team will compete for points through a variety of activities. The team with the most points at the end of the week wins! Good luck to all.
K: 09-1003    1st: 09-1103    2nd: 09-1203    3rd: 09-1303    4th-5th: 09-1403     6th-7th: 09-1603

Week 4: June 25-29  |  ITALIAN ESCAPADE   (On-site Field Trip)
It’s all things Italy this week as we visit a local pizzeria. Get a “taste” of Italy as we make gelato, compete in a Leaning Tower of Pisa competition and smash some grapes into juice. Ciao!
K: 09-1004    1st: 09-1104    2nd: 09-1204    3rd: 09-1304    4th-5th: 09-1404    6th-7th: 09-1604

Week 5: July 3-7  |  SUMMER FUN DAYS

Week 6: July 9-13  |  JAMMIN’ IN JAPAN   (On-site Field Trip)
Konichiwa! Head to the land of Wii & Nintendo, Pokemon & Hello Kitty! We’ll make our own dessert sushi rolls, learn the art of origami and get a kick out of martial arts “training”!
K: 09-1006    1st: 09-1106    2nd: 09-1206    3rd: 09-1306    4th-5th: 09-1406     6th-7th: 09-1606

Week 7: July 16-20  |  FUN IN FRANCE   (Undernight)
Explore France as we will bake delicious pastries, design French fashion, construct a mini Eiffel Tower and take the stage for our annual J Camp Talent Show. Ooh la la!
K: 09-1007    1st: 09-1107    2nd: 09-1207    3rd: 09-1307    4th-5th: 09-1407    6th-7th: 09-1607

Week 8: July 23-27  |  MAGICAL MEXICO  (On-site Field Trip)
Create your own Mexican hat, play soccer, and learn how to Salsa dance from our very own JCC Dance Department instructors. We’ll compete in a Salsa dance competition, create beautiful pieces of pottery and make chips and salsa too!
K: 09-1008    1st: 09-1108    2nd: 09-1208    3rd: 09-1308    4th-5th: 09-1408     6th-7th: 09-1608

Week 9: July 30 - August 3  |  AFRICA ADVENTURE   (Off-site Field Trip)
We’ll take a mini-safari to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo! We’ll explore wildlife found in Africa including elephants, lions, giraffes, gorillas, crocodiles, hippos and more!
K: 09-1009    1st: 09-1109    2nd: 09-1209    3rd: 09-1309    4th-5th: 09-1409    6th-7th: 09-1609

Week 10: August 6-10  |  HELLO, AUSTRALIA   (On-Site Field Trip)
Learn the ways of the land down under! We’ll create and throw a boomerang, celebrate winter in the summer and explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef! We might even have a few creatures visit us at camp! Crikey, that’s a lot of fun, mate!   
K: 09-1010    1st: 09-1110     2nd: 09-1210    3rd: 09-1310    4th-5th: 09-1410    6th-7th: 09-1610

Post Camp: AUGUST 13-17  |  SUMMER FUN DAYS

"Early" rates expire April 2, 2018
• Online
• Call the JCC Registrar at (402) 334-6419
• Return a completed registration form, with payment,
to Member Services, or call them at (402) 334-6426

Allison Burger, Director of Youth Programs
(402) 334-6409  |

Amanda Welsh, Assistant Director of Youth Programs
(402) 590-2152  |