The JCC of Syracuse's Joe & Lynne Romano summer day camp offers programs for infants, preschoolers, school-age children and teens. Camp runs June 25 - August 17, 2018.
315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org JCC Camp Romano School-Age Camps Children entering grades 1–6 Nitzanim Day Camp Fun-filled traditional summer camp Camps Specialty Camps The JCC’s more than 30 Specialty Camps allow kids to explore a specific interest area for an entire week. Choose from arts, sports, nature, gymnastics, rocketry and more! Descriptions for all of our Specialty Camps start below. In addition to each camp’s special focus area, campers participate in daily Red Cross swim instruction and recreational swimming. Some swim times may be limited due to schedules and possible travel times. A typical Specialty Camp day includes 30 minutes of instructional swim, 45 minutes of recreational swimming and 2–4 hours of dedicated time in the specialty activity. After registering, you will receive detailed camp-specific information. Offered weeks 1–8 Price: $161 member/$209 non-member For children entering grades 1 & up • Use the registration form on page 9 Think of our Nitzanim Day Camp as your traditional, all around summer day camp experience. It offers a little something for everyone and is ideally suited for first-time campers and younger campers who want to experience an exciting variety of activities. It is many of the specialty camps all rolled into one with an emphasis on weekly themes. Specialists lead activities in arts and crafts, sports and games, Israeli culture with a visiting Israeli scout counselor, drama and nature. Daily Red Cross instructional and recreational swimming and a weekly Shabbat celebration round out some of Nitzanim’s activities. Each week includes an off-site field trip. One day each week is supplemented with a field day with themed activities. Fridays are known as “Super Fridays” where campers create their own schedules and choose between traditional activities (sports, arts) and alternative activities (slip-and-slide, scavenger hunts, wacky water fun and more). Weekly Themes Week 1 Welcome to the Jungle ........6/25 – 6/29 Week 2 Stars and Stripes .......7/2 – 7/6 (not 7/4) Week 3 Blast From the Past ........... 7/9 – 7/13 Week 4 Israeli Week ................ 7/16 – 7/20 Week 5 Around the World ............7/23 – 7/27 Week 6 Outdoor Adventure ............7/30 – 8/3 Week 7 Treasure Hunters .............8/6 – 8/10 Week 8 Camp Romano’s Got Talent! ....8/13 – 8/17 Offered weeks 1–8 (times vary, see listings below) • Use the registration form on page 9 Prices: Coding Camp – $325 mem./$350 non-mem. Level B – $205 mem./$267 non-mem. Premium (P) – $247 mem./$308 non-mem. Level C – $193 mem./$252 non-mem. Level A – $221 mem./$284 non-mem. 3D Art with Mark Raush • Week 3: July 9–13 • Week 5: July 23-27 • Children entering grades 1 & up • Price Level: C Sculpt and create with various materials to make three-dimensional works of art. Use clay, wood, paper and more. Or, try multi-media construction! Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 24 campers. All Sports Café • Week 6: July 30–August 3 • Week 7: August 6–10 • Children entering grades 1 & up • Price Level: C Campers will have a variety of sport options each day including basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball and more. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. 24 campers. Baseball with Le Moyne College • Week 8: August 13–17 • Children entering grades 1 & up • Price Level: B Skill development, instruction, and games with Le Moyne College assistant coach Chris Murphy. Requirements: Campers should come equipped with a baseball glove. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 24 campers. So-Long Summer Vacation Camp • August 20 – 31 Basketball • Beginner Players Week 2: July 2–6 (not 7/4) • Advanced Players Week 6: July 30–August 3 • Price Level: B Learn the fundamentals of one of America’s favorite sports! Campers will practice dribbling and shooting as well as play games using regulation and lowered rims. Please register according to skill level. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 24 campers. Bowling at Bowl-Mor Lanes Daily field trip to Bowl-Mor Lanes! • Week 7: August 6–10 • Children entering grades 1 & up • Price Level: A Become part of Camp Romano’s Bowling team and travel daily to Bowl-Mor Lanes. Learn bowling skills and techniques to better your game. Bowling shoes will be provided and campers must wear socks. On Friday we will have a Rock and Bowl Party! Enrollment: Min. of 10, max. of 24 campers. Boys Lacrosse with Le Moyne College • Week 5: July 23–27 • Children entering grades 1 & up • Price Level: B Le Moyne coaches will lead the instruction focused on fine-tuning lacrosse skills. All levels welcome. Requirements: Campers must bring a lacrosse stick and helmet/face mask —no exceptions! Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 24 campers. Registration begins in July! > Continued on page 7 6 JCC of Syracuse | 2018 Summer Camp Guide
Camps Specialty Camps 315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org JCC Camp Romano School-Age Camps Children entering grades 1–6 Bricks 4 Kidz • Week 8: August 13–17 • Children entering grades 1 & up • Price Level: Premium Specialty Learn, build and play with LEGO bricks! Programs are built around proprietary model plans designed by engineers and architects. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 24 campers. Ceramics with Mark Raush • Week 1: June 25–29 • Week 4: July 16–20 • Week 7: August 6–10 • Children entering grades 1 & up • Price Level: B Use clay and glaze to create pots, vases, bowls and more as you learn the art of ceramics. Fire your work in the kiln. Fired pieces will not be ready to take home by the end of the week, but they’ll look beautiful for a long time! Requirements: Campers should wear an art smock. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 24 campers. NEW Cheerleading • Week 6: July 30–August 3 • Children entering grades 1 & up • Price Level: C Alea Smith is excited to be coaching our new Cheerleading Camp! Spend the week learning cheers, some basic stunts and a dance routine. Campers will lead Camp Romano in a morning pep rally during opening circle on Friday! All ages and abilities welcome. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 24 campers. Circus with the National Circus Project • Week 4: July 16–20 • Children entering grades 1 & up • Price Level: Premium Specialty A circus show by professional artists/instructors, with hands-on workshops on feather balancing, juggling, plate spinning, stilt walking and much more. Campers will perform in a showcase for their parents and the entire Camp Romano family on Friday afternoon. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 25 campers. NEW Coding & Engineering • Week 3: July 9–13 • Children entering grades 3–6 • Price: $325 mem./ $350 non-mem. We are excited to partner with Tech 4 Kidz to offer this innovative week of camp. Campers will learn to code using scratch, an MIT Media Lab program that allows you to code your own games, animations and stories. During the week we will explore group engineering challenges and encourage collaboration and problem solving all while having fun working with friends. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 24 campers. Dance • Week 2: July 2–6 (not 7/4) • Week 4: July 16–20 • Children entering grades 1 & up • Price Level: C Join us for a week of learning new dance moves and styles. No formal dance training or dance apparel is needed. Come ready to learn and have a great time. Parents and friends can watch their campers perform on the last day of the camp. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 24 campers. Day Tripper • Week 2: July 2–6 (not 7/4) • Children entering grades 4 & up • Price Level: B Campers will go on a field trip and participate in a new adventure daily. The tentative schedule includes Big Don’s, Green Lakes, Thunder Island and Wonderworks. Be sure to join us for this action-packed week. Enrollment: Min. of 12, max. of 20 campers. Fencing with the Syracuse Musketeers Daily field trip to the Syracuse Musketeers! • Week 3: July 9–13 • Children entering grades 3 & up • Price Level: B Join the professionals at Syracuse Musketeers to learn this exciting Olympic sport! Through drills and games campers will learn fencing skills, including proper footwork, blade techniques, coordination, agility and speed. At the end of the week, participate in a fencing match with your fellow campers. All special equipment will be provided. Requirements: Campers need to wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 15 campers. Fishing with Bill Wade Daily field trip to a local fishing spot! • Week 5: July 23–27 • Children entering grades 2 & up • Price Level: B We are excited to have Bill Wade back at the JCC for another week of our popular fishing camp! Campers will learn the tricks of the trade from Bill in hopes of catching a big one! Each camper will be provided their own fishing pole that they will get to keep at the end of the week. Requirements: Campers need to wear close-toed shoes. Enrollment: Min. of 8, max. of 24 campers. Looking for more Specialty Camp descriptions? > Continued on page 17 JCC of Syracuse | 2018 Summer Camp Guide 7