JCC Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2021

For decades, the JCC Summer Day Camp has enriched the lives of children with programming that puts the emphasis on fun, safety, and developing confidence.

At the JCC, there are endless opportunities for campers to explore their interests and make new friends. Campers swim every day and participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities led by specialists in music, art, drama, sports, and Israeli culture.

Our camp staff will ensure that your child has opportunities to explore their interests, discover new ones, and develop meaningful friendships. We look forward to sharing the summertime with you and your family. 

Our Uptown camp serves ages 21 months to grade 5, and our Metairie camp serves ages 3 to grade 5.  Active JCC membership is required to enroll. 

Summer Camp at the Uptown JCC is full. See Frequently Asked Questions below for more details. 
For campers ages 3 to entering grade 5, we encourage you to apply to our camp at the Metairie JCC.

Important Dates

January 15 Application opens for current JCC Nursery School families
February 1 Application open to returning camp families (those who attended in 2020 or who paid a 2020 camp deposit)
February 15 Application opens to all
March 15 Last day to receive early bird discount Uptown
April 1 Last day to receive early bird discount Metairie
May 7 Last day to request session changes without a change fee. All camp balances and forms due

Camp Weeks

Carpool begins at 8:30 AM. Camp hours are 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. 

Before and after care will not be offered this summer.

Week 1 June 7 - June 11
Week 2 June 14 - June 18
Week 3 June 21 - June 25
Week 4 June 28 - July 2
Week 5 July 6 - July 9 (no camp on July 5)
Week 6 July 12 - July 16
Week 7 July 19 - July 23
Week 8 July 26 - July 30


A minimum of four weeks is required. A $100 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Active JCC membership is required to register.

Uptown Pricing

Before March 15: $260/week

After March 15: $270/week

metairie PRICING

Before March 15: $260/week

After April 1: $270/week

Camp Lunch

Snacks will be distributed in the classroom by staff wearing gloves and masks. All camp groups will eat lunch in their camp rooms.

Catered lunches by Dan Esses of Cafe Rimon (Uptown) and D’vash Catering (Metairie) are available for purchase. Choose from lunch entrees such as: Tacos, Chicken Nuggets, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Quesadillas, Bagel and Cream Cheese, and Sunbutter and Jelly Sandwiches. Each entree is served with two sides and water. Lunches will be delivered to the camper in a closed container by staff wearing gloves and masks.

Place your lunch orders and pay in advance by logging in to CampInTouch.

Financial Assistance

Fee adjustments are available on an individual basis. All scholarships are based on need and funds are limited. Applicants must secure a spot in the program in order to receive aid. Email uptownaid@nojcc.org (Uptown) or metairieaid@nojcc.org with additional questions. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Given the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, policies and protocols are subject to change as new information becomes available.

For camp-specific questions, please email uptowncamp@nojcc.org or metairiecamp@nojcc.org with any further inquiries or clarifications. 

Will I be able to enroll my child if I don’t have children in the JCC Nursery school?

We have a rolling camper online application process.  Current JCC Nursery School families are given priority registration from January 15 - 31.  On February 1, applications are available for returning camp families (those who attended in 2020 or who paid a 2020 camp deposit.) Applications are available to all others beginning on February 15.  

We encourage you to apply upon eligibility, as limited space is available.

Do I have to be a current JCC member to apply to camp?

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. If we are able to offer you a spot for your camper and your membership is not current, you will be notified by email and have 4 business days to setup or reinstate your JCC membership. 

Contact our membership directors with questions.
Uptown Taylor Knopf - membership@nojcc.org
Metairie Katelyn Sileo - katelyn@nojcc.org

How can summer camp at the Uptown JCC already be full?

updated 2/12/2021
How did the Uptown JCC camp fill before open enrollment?
Current JCC Nursery School students and their siblings, along with 2020 returning campers, are granted a priority registration period. Many of our youngest age groups fill up as soon as applications become available. Our older age groups filled more quickly this year due to reduced capacity.
Are you able to squeeze my camper into a group or add another class to accommodate the demand?
Unfortunately, we are not able to increase the size of our camp. We must limit the number of campers in order to provide a safe, high-quality program for all.

What’s my child’s position on the waitlist?
There is not a straightforward answer to this question. Your position depends on when your application was received, your child's age/grade, and the availability of the weeks that you requested.  

Should I be looking for another camp for my child?
While we would love to be able to accommodate campers on the waitlist, we are not able to guarantee a spot at our Uptown camp. Campers ages 3 and older are encouraged to transfer their application to our sister camp at the JCC in Metairie, located at 3747 West Esplanade Avenue (between Clearview and Cleary). To transfer your application, please email phil@nojcc.org.
When will I hear from you if a space becomes available?
We anticipate some shuffling of the weeks in late March/early April. You will be contacted If your needs match our availability. Please note that your camper will not be enrolled and you will not be charged the $100 deposit until after you’ve confirmed you are still interested in a spot at camp.

When are all forms and final payments due for campers?

All forms and final payments are due on Friday May 7, 2021

Physician's Examination Form must be completed and signed by a physician and uploaded to CampInTouch.  2020-2021 JCC Nursery School students do not have to  submit an additional form.

How will camp look different?

  • Arrival and dismissal procedures will be modified.  Arrival includes a temperature check and daily wellness check.
  • Camp Hours will be 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM with staggered drop off and pick up.
  • Groups will range from 10-16 campers per group, depending on their ages. All groups will have a minimum of two counselors.
  • Each camp group will remain together for the entire day. Physical contact between groups will be limited.
  • Field trips, overnights, contact sports, and outside performances will not be offered this summer. 
  • Instructional and free swim may be modified, depending on pending CDC guidelines.

Are face masks required?

All JCC staff will be required to wear face masks over their nose and mouth when they are unable to ensure that they can keep six feet of social distance from any camper or other member of the staff. There will be moments, including when outdoors and appropriately distanced, when removal of a mask is necessary, or safe to do so.

Campers over age 2 are required to bring  a mask each day.  They must wear a mask upon arrival each day and until their wellness check and protocol is passed. They will also wear it in the class. Their masks will not be worn by the pool or during outside play. Due to the nature of working with young children, we understand that wearing masks will be challenging for our younger campers and may have to reevaluate the effectiveness by class. Due to the young age of our K’ton ton campers, they will not be required to wear a mask. 

Will before care and after care be available for my child?

Before care and after care will not be offered this summer.

I’ve submitted an application and need to request changes to my camper weeks. What is the process? 

To request adjustments to your camp enrollment, please email uptowncamp@nojcc.org or metairiecamp@nojcc.org. You can check the status of your camper’s weeks by logging into your CampInTouch account and clicking on the Camper Information tab.

Additional weeks may be added if space is available.

Fees to switch weeks

  • Before May 7 - no charge
  • After May 7 - $50 per request

Fees to drop weeks

  • Before May 7 - no charge
  • May 8 - May 31- $50 per week fee
  • After May 31 - $75 per week fee

Please note: Camp deposits are nonrefundable.

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