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2017 JCC Summer Camp Guide

The JCC of Syracuse's Summer Camp offers programs for infants, preschoolers, school-age children and teens. Camp runs June 26 - August 18, 2017.

315-445-2360 |

315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org JCC Camp Rishon Early Childhood Camps Infants 6 weeks old through children entering kindergarten Pam Ranieri Camp Director 315.445.2040 x123 pranieri@jccsyr.org Amy Bisnett Assistant Camp Director 315.445.2040 x120 Early Childhood Camps Main Office 315.445.2040 x120 Medical Exam /ecdpjccsyr A medical exam within one year of the start of camp is required for every new camper. Absolutely no exceptions can be allowed. Campers presently enrolled in our Jerome & Phyllis Charney Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP) school-year program must have an exam on file that is current (less than 1-year old) or provide an updated one. Exam documentation is required on an approved NYS Office of Children and Family Service form that will be sent to each camper after their registration has been processed. Summer Camp Dates Week 1 .................. 6/26 – 6/30 Week 2 ............. 7/3 – 7/7 (not 7/4) Week 3 ...................7/10 – 7/14 Week 4 .................. 7/17 – 7/21 Week 5 .................. 7/24 – 7/28 Week 6 ................... 7/31 – 8/4 Week 7 ................... 8/7 – 8/11 Week 8 .................. 8/14 – 8/18 What you need to know... Camp runs for 8 weeks Our Early Childhood Camps encompass the high standards Monday–Friday of our school-year Early Childhood Development Program. June 26 – August 18 We believe camp should be the place for making new friends No camp on July 4 and having fun-filled days. Our goal is to provide a summer of developmentally appropriate, interactive, outdoor activities that are sure to create special memories for even our youngest campers. General information Staff Year-round Early Childhood Director Pamela Ranieri and Assistant Director Amy Bisnett supervise our Early Childhood Camps. Experienced early childhood professionals from our school-year program and carefully selected college students staff our camp groups. These skilled, trained counselors care about children and offer guidance, support, encouragement, enthusiasm and love. Schedule Our camp activity schedules are based on a five-day week. To accommodate varying family needs, we allow campers to choose to join us for fewer days in a week on Tuesday and Thursday or Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Campers that choose these lesser time options will get to experience a wide variety, but not all, of the activities summer camp offers. Tenokia have the extended full-day option only. Important pick-up information for 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. campers: If you also have children attending the JCC’s School-Age Camp, please come pick up your ECDP camper first by 3:45 p.m. Groups Children are placed according to chronological age so that we can offer a developmentally appropriate and safe program. Absolutely no exceptions can be allowed. All programs (except off-site field trips for Gesher and Yeladim campers) are held at the JCC. Each group has their own individual, air-conditioned, brightly lit and developmentally equipped room to utilize as their special indoor home base. Following our licensing policies, our five unique Early Childhood Camps are: • Tenokia (meaning nursery) for campers who will be 6-weeks old after 6/26/17. • K’Ton Ton (meaning little ones) for toddlers 18-months old by 6/26/17. • Chaverim (meaning friends) for campers who will be 3-years old by 6/26/17. • Yeladim (meaning children) for campers who will be 4-years old by 6/26/17. • Gesher (meaning bridge) for campers who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. Activities Throughout the summer there are cookouts, picnics, ice cream socials and other special activities planned for your child. Camp groups regularly have a friendship circle and each age level joins to celebrate Shabbat on Fridays. All children attending the Early Childhood Camps K’Ton Ton, Chaverim, Yeladim and Gesher have an opportunity to participate in daily activities, which include: • Art • Sensory experiences • Music and movement • Outdoor active play In addition, Camps K’Ton Ton, Chaverim and Yeladim take time out each afternoon for nap time. Camps K’Ton Ton, Chaverim, Yeladim and Gesher have daily Red Cross swim lessons each morning. Camp Gesher also has daily free swim in the afternoons. 20 JCC of Syracuse | 2017 Summer Camp Guide

JCC Camp Rishon 315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org Early Childhood Camps Infants 6 weeks old through children entering kindergarten Camp Tenokia Tenokia, meaning “nursery,” is for campers who will be 6-weeks old after 6/26/17. Our youngest campers are provided with an environment rich in language, high touch and active play. We offer a positive and balanced experience through a variety of activities, including stories, sensory exploration, songs, tummy-time and time spent exploring their world. Our experienced and nurturing staff strive to create a secure attachment with each individual infant. We support the value of child-directed play while promoting positive relationships with peers and adults. We understand the importance of establishing a good rapport between caregiver and parents. Therefore, we encourage parent involvement and open communication. We also encourage breastfeeding and parent visits throughout the day, whenever possible. Session activities include: • Free Play • Tummy Time • Stories • Daily Strolls • Music & Movement • Songs & Stories • Naps* • Mealtimes* • Art *Schedule will change as needed for each individual infant. Camp K’Ton Ton K’Ton Ton, meaning “little ones,” is for campers 18-months old by 6/26/17. Our toddler group begins to experience camp with age-appropriate activities certain to make any child smile. Small groups allow our trained staff to give the children the time and attention that busy toddlers need. Session activities include: • Daily Red Cross swim lessons (morning) • Art • Music and movement • Songs and games • Outdoor active play • Stories and flannel board • Daily afternoon nap time • Shabbat • Friendship circle • Bi-weekly cookout or ice cream social Camp Chaverim Chaverim, meaning “friends,” is for campers who will be 3-years old by 6/26/17. Our three-year-old group really begins to experience camp with a full program loaded with fun and new experiences. Our trained counselors guide campers through a day of adventure and exploration. Session activities include: • Daily Red Cross swim lessons (morning) • Art • Nature activities • Music and movement • Gross motor activities • Outdoor active play • Shabbat • Friendship circle • Daily afternoon nap time • Bi-weekly cookout or ice cream social Camp Yeladim Yeladim, meaning “children,” is for campers who will be 4-years old by 6/26/17. Our 4-year old pre-K campers are exposed to very busy, active days full of a wide range of activities. To make sure that they are always on the “go,” each session’s activities include: • Daily Red Cross swim lessons (morning) • Daily afternoon nap time • Art • Nature activities • Music and movement • Gross motor activities • Guest entertainers • Free play on fenced-in playground • Friendship circle • Shabbat • Off-site field trip (morning) • Bi-weekly cookout or ice cream social JCC indoor camp activities are held in air conditioned rooms. Camp Gesher Gesher, meaning “bridge,” is for campers who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. Gesher campers participate in field trips and “Good Deeds and Goodies” (scheduling prohibits half-day campers from taking advantage of afternoon activities even on an extra time basis). Camp Gesher offers Late Night with Gesher (for an extra fee) where campers are given another opportunity for free swim, are served dinner and participate in a special themed activity, all supervised by Gesher counselors. Note: There are no additional charges for Camp Gesher field trips. Published fees are all-inclusive. Session activities include: • Daily Red Cross swim lessons (morning) • Music and movement • Shabbat • Daily free swim (afternoon) • Friendship circle • Nature activities • Art • Sports • Off-site field trip (morning) • “Good Deeds and Goodies” (afternoon)* • Late Night with Gesher (optional evening program) *Scheduling prohibits half-day Gesher campers from taking advantage of these afternoon activities on an extra time basis. If you would like your child to attend the afternoon activities, please make sure to register them for the 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. option. Use the registration form on page 13. JCC of Syracuse | 2017 Summer Camp Guide 21

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