About Camp

What is Camp JCC?

Summer Camp is a world designed specifically for children, with their best interests at heart. Such worlds are incredibly hard to come by, but when you find one, the results are magical. The magic of summer camp is not created by chance, luck or spell. Everything about Camp JCC is designed with the purpose of prompting discovery, exploration, active participation, responsibility, individual growth and lifelong relationships. Camp is a vital part of a child’s education, development, and learning. Surrounded by extraordinary and dedicated staff on our beautiful campus, Camp JCC is a place where campers can experience healthy challenges, teamwork and the support of the entire Camp JCC community – while being themselves and having FUN!!

Need help? Contact us at camp@siegeljcc.org or 302-478-5660 EXT 441

Our Connection to Israel

Each summer we invite two Shlichim (emissaries from Israel) to Camp JCC. They join our summer staff as specialists and also share their culture, language, and ruach (spirit) with our campers and camp families. Families are able to share in this international experience by extending home hospitality. Contact Adam Cook, Camp Director at 302-478-5660 or email at adamcook@siegeljcc.org if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.

Camp Event Calendar and Important Dates

Click here to Register for Camp 2017!

May 26th- All Camp Fees due, all Forms & Documents on your CampMinder Account Due

June 11th- Back to Camp Bar-B-Que *UPDATE 5/19/2017: The BBQ will now be from 5pm-7pm

June 12th- First Day of Camp

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Extended Care Options

AM – PM Care

Extended hours before and after camp are available. Drop off is in the car circle outside the camp office. During the morning hours, campers will enjoy playing on the playground, GaGa, tetherball and field games. Pick up is in the Camp Office. During the afternoon hours, campers will enjoy a rotation of additional free swim, playground, GaGa, and tetherball.

AM Care: 7:15 am – 8:45 am      Fee: $35/week $7/ day
PM Care: 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm      Fee: $35/week $7/ day

Transportation

Bus schedule

Bus #1 Wallingford Area                                              

Hub: Congregation Ohev Shalom: Please contact camp@siegeljcc.org for more details on bus transportation.

 

Bus #2 Newark Area                                                         

Hub: People's Plaza  Shopping Center: Please contact camp@siegeljcc.org for more details on bus transportation.

 

Bus transportation is only available to school aged children. Those campers registered for Camp K’Ton Ton are not eligible to ride the bus to and from camp.

Food

All food served at Camp JCC is Kosher. We ask families to help us maintain Kashrut (Jewish dietary laws) by sending a non-meat lunch each day, which will be refrigerated. Kosher afternoon snacks are served daily.  We thank you in advance for respecting this policy.

Some popular food options (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Sliced fruit or a fruit cup
  • Bagel with cream cheese/spread
  • Avocado w/anything! Great on sandwich, cut up, w/rice or pasta
  • Beans/Lentils and Rice (Trader Joe’s has pre-cooked lentils in produce section that are delicious)
  • Bean or vegetable burrito (Mexican style food without meat.)
  • Cheese quesadillas
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Egg or tuna salad
  • Hummus and pita and/or veggies
  • Mac-and-cheese
  • Pasta—with non-meat sauce – spaghetti, raviloli, vegetarian lasagna, baked ziti
  • Salad with cheese, egg, tuna and/or whatever veggies
  • Pizza or pizza bagels
  • Sandwiches meat free
  • Veggie options “Meatballs” & “Chicken Nuggets” (Veggie Patch is a good brand found in produce section of Shoprite and Super G—Trader Joe’s also has a popular veggie meatball in the frozen section.)
  • Tofu “hot dogs” (Lightlife is a good brand, but there are many also near produce in Shoprite or Super G)
  • Yogurt
  • Peanut butter
  • Muffins, cookies, baked goods.

General Camp Info

CAMP DAY

The Camp Day runs from Car Line Drop-Off beginning at 8:45 until Car Line Pick-Up starting at 3:45. AM and PM care are available outside of those times.

CAMP PROGRAMS AND REGISTRATION

Please visit siegeljcc.org/main/camp for all camp details, dates, medical, and enrollment information. You can register online. Questions? Contact camp@siegeljcc.org or (302) 478-5660. Camp JCC is open to all.

NON-MEMBER FEE

In order to provide a quality day camp experience for all children, the Siegel JCC offers a non-member option for families. For an additional $25 per week per camper, children are welcome to participate in our day camp.  Restrictions apply.

BECOME A SIEGEL JCC MEMBER AND ENJOY THE BENEFITS!

Join the Siegel JCC and skip our Non-Member fee and enjoy other J programs, including our Fitness Center, Pool, Babysitting Services and other great facilities throughout the year. Summer memberships are also available. Non-member rates do not include family use of the Siegel JCC. Please contact Cindy Goldstein in our Membership Department at (302) 478-5660 ext 345.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE | SCHOLARSHIPS

To ensure that no child is denied a camp experience due to the family’s inability to pay, scholarship funds are available. Applications can be found at siegeljcc.org and must be received by the membership office by May 26, 2017. Be advised that financial assistance is given on a first come, first served basis. Purchase of Care is accepted on a limited basis.

TZEDAKAH – CONTRIBUTION

Please consider helping to give a deserving child the opportunity to attend summer camp. You can make a tax-deductible gift to our Camp Scholarship Fund by contacting the Siegel JCC at (302)478-5660.

LUNCHES AND WATER BOTTLES

Unless otherwise stated, all campers should bring a meat-free lunch. On Fridays, all campers will be served a hot dog lunch.  Campers should bring with them a water bottle every day to be filled throughout the day. Snacks are provided for all campers.

CAMP T-SHIRTS

All campers will receive a commemorative Camp JCC T-shirt. Please provide your desired size via the camp application.

CAMP PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE CHANGES

All Programs, field trips, staff, and schedules listed in the brochure are subject to change or cancellation due to minimum participation or other circumstances beyond our control. Please visit siegeljcc.org/main/camp for more information.

Cancellation Fee:  All deposits are non-refundable. Any registration canceled after May 26, 2017 will be charged $50 per week registered. Late Registration Fee:  Any new registrations accepted after May 26th will be subject to an additional $25 fee.  This fee is non-refundable.

Year Round Programming

The J is more than Summer Camp. We have school year programming for youth and their families that offers the same quality, feeling, and convenience to parents that Camp JCC provides.
The J’s youth programs are intentionally designed with the individual’s physical, social, and emotional well-being & development at heart. Our qualified, dedicated, and caring staff works year round to make transitions seamless from one season to the next.

KidsPlace After-School Program

School’s Out Days

Winter and Spring Break Camps

KidsKlub Saturday Night Events

Group and Private Swim Lessons

Sharks Winter and Summer Swim Team

Club 3-4-5 Enrichment Classes

Sunday Family Fun Day

101 Garden of Eden Road

Wilmington, DE 19803

302-478-5660

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