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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.

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315-445-2360 | JCC Camp Rishon School-Age Camps Children entering grades 1–6 Mick Hagan Camp Director and Inclusion Specialist 315.445.2040 x129 • Joshua Van Alstyne Assistant Camp Director 315.445.2040 x133 Yachad Program Michaele Webb Assistant Camp Director 315.445.2040 x109 Yachad, meaning “all together” in Hebrew, is Camp Rishon’s inclusion program for children with special needs. It’s designed to create a sense of community among all participants and help Yachad campers develop feelings of belonging and independence. What do we do in Yachad? • Hands on learning. • Provide additional support staff. • Gross motor and fine motor development. • Improve social interactions and social skills among peers. • Make accommodations as necessary by altering teaching methods without lowering standards. • Modify activities to better meet individual needs. There will be no additional cost to enroll your child in Camp Rishon’s Yachad Program provided our grant funding is renewed again this year. Is Yachad right for my child? Because individual needs vary, the first step is to see if our Yachad Program is a good fit for your child. Please contact Mick Hagan, inclusion specialist, at 315-445-2360, ext. 129. Space is limited, so don’t delay! 4 JCC of Syracuse | 2017 Summer Camp Guide What you need to know... Camp runs for 8 weeks Camp Rishon offers children entering grades 1-6 a variety Monday–Friday of adventurous and enriching programs which provide June 26 – August 18 opportunities to establish lasting friendships and gain No camp on July 4 experience “by doing.” Our diverse Specialty Camps offer campers exciting new challenges and familiar favorites, while our Nitzanim Day Camp combines the spirit and energy of a comprehensive day camp program with weekly themes, field trips, occasional overnights and special events. School-age camp Options We offer two different summer day camp options for school-age children: Nitzanim Day Camp and Specialty Camps. Whichever camp option you choose, your child is sure to have a blast! Nitzanim Day Camp If you’re looking for a basic, all around summer day camp experience, look no further. This camp is geared toward the child who wants an exciting variety of activities. It’s ideally suited for first-time campers and younger campers. Nitzanim has many of the specialty camps all rolled into one with an emphasis on weekly themes. Your child will experience arts and crafts, sports, games, Israeli culture, swimming, field trips and more. For more information, see page 6. Specialty Camps We offer over 30 different Specialty Camps for kids to explore a specific interest area for an entire week. From rocketry and basketball to gymnastics and horseback riding, the toughest part will be deciding which camps to choose! In addition to 2-4 hours each day of dedicated Overnight Fun Campers have the opportunity to attend our optional Thursday overnights for an additional fee when enrolled in weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8. In addition to two overnights here at the JCC, we’ve got some cool off-site destinations lined up! (See below schedule.) All overnights include dinner on Thursday as well as breakfast and lunch on Friday. Campers must be enrolled in a school-age camp the week of the overnight. Following is the 2017 overnight schedule: WEEK 2 | Thursday, July 6 at the JCC Kick off this first overnight with some awesome fun! time in the specialty activity, campers get to go swimming and do other cool stuff. Because many of our Specialty Camps are extremely popular, space may be limited and a minimum and maximum enrollment may apply for certain camps. For more details and the full list of all our Specialty Camps, see page 6. WEEK 4 | Thursday, July 20 “Zoo to You” at the JCC Walk with the animals, talk with the animals! WEEK 6 | Thursday, Aug. 3 at Highland Forest Sports and games, nighttime hike and campfire sing-a-long! Cabins have electricity and running water. WEEK 8 | Thursday, August 17 at the JCC Party on at our DJ Dance Party to wrap up the summer!

315-445-2360 | JCC Camp Rishon School-Age Camps Children entering grades 1–6 Early and late care The regular camp day is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morning extended care is from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and afternoon extended care is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Charges are $16 per week for either early or late care, and $32 per week for both. Prorated late care charges will be applied to those enrolled in After-Camp Clinics only. Note: Parents are responsible for transporting campers if extended care is used. Pre-camp paperwork The following paperwork must be submitted by June 15, or at least two weeks prior to the first day of camp: • Health and Examination Form Your child must have had a physical exam within the past two years. Please note that your child will be unable to attend camp without this completed form. • Trip Permission/Publicity Release • Waivers for specific specialty camps and After-Camp Clinics (where applicable). • Parent Handbook Please read; sign and return back cover form. • Medication Permission Authorization This form is needed if your child takes any regular or occasional medications (including over-the-counter) during the camp day. These forms will be mailed to you with the confirmation packets before camp begins. You may also download the forms from the JCC’s website Bus Transportation Neighborhood bus transportation is included in school-age camp tuition fees. See the neighborhood bus stops on the right for the stop nearest you, and indicate the stop on the registration form. Parents may drop off and pick up their children at the JCC, as transportation is not available in all areas. Transportation is not available for ECDP campers, school-age campers attending early and/or late care, or After-Camp Clinics. Neighborhood bus stops The three following routes in Syracuse, DeWitt, and Fayetteville-Manlius will provide neighborhood bus service for Nitzanim, SyraCruisin’, and Specialty Camps. Please find the stop most convenient for you, and indicate it on your camper’s application form. We cannot accommodate door-to-door bus stops. Stops may be eliminated for lack of pick-ups. In the morning, the bus run begins at approximately 8 a.m. and arrives at the JCC by 8:55 a.m. The stops on the list farthest away from the JCC are picked up closer to 8 a.m., while the stops near the JCC are picked up closer to 8:55 a.m. and the start of the camp day. In the afternoon, the bus run begins shortly after 4 p.m. and is finished by approximately 4:45 p.m. The bus route runs in reverse at this time with the bus stops nearest to the JCC dropped off shortly after 4 p.m. while the stops farther from the JCC are dropped off closer to 4:45 p.m. Please note that pick-up and drop-off times may vary from week to week, with the gain or loss of other campers on the route. We will notify you the week prior to each session with the approximate pick up and drop off times. All routes end in the morning and begin in the afternoon at the JCC. Of course, you have the option of dropping off and/or picking up your camper(s). We will make every effort to keep the schedule running smoothly and on time. Bus routes Syracuse/DeWitt B1 Euclid Ave. and Comstock Ave. C1 Manley Field House D1 Colvin St. and Buckingham Ave. E1 Lancaster Ave. and Broad St. F1 Westcott St. and Euclid Ave. G1 Former Solace Elementary School (Salt Springs and East Ave.) H1 Meadowbrook Ave. & Bradford Pkwy. I1 Bradford Heights and Cross Rd. J1 Tecumseh Elementary School K1 Standish and Old Lyme L1 Bradford and Old Lyme M1 Hamilton and Thomas N1 Moses-DeWitt Elementary School O1 Salt Springs Rd. and Caton Dr. Manlius A2 Carriage House East B2 Northfield and Cascade C2 Watervale and Harwich D2 Manlius Library E2 Regiment and Verbeck F2 Enders Rd. Elementary School G2 Enders Rd. and Iliad Dr. H2 F-M District Offices I2 Somerset and Rte. 92 (on Somerset) J2 Stonegate and Woodchuck Hill Rd. K2 Thorntree Hill Dr. Fayetteville A3 F-M and Sherbrooke B3 Wellwood Middle School C3 Towne Center D3 Mott Rd. and Dabney Ln. (2nd) E3 Mott Rd. Elementary School F3 Winterton and Maple (1st) G3 Edinger & Maple (bus will not turn) H3 Luan Circle I3 Old Quarry and Saddlebrook J3 Old Quarry and Pine Valley K3 Highfield and Bridle Path JCC of Syracuse | 2017 Summer Camp Guide 5

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