JCC Summer Camp

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Located at both the Uptown and Metairie campuses, the JCC Summer Day Camp has enriched the lives of children for decades. We put 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 endless opportunities to explore his or her interests, discover new ones, and develop meaningful friendships. We look forward to sharing the summertime with you and your family.

JCC membership is required to apply for Summer Camp.

Camp Calendar Camp Brochure

Camp Openings

K'ton ton ages 21 - 36 months (Uptown only) FULL

Chaverim ages 3 and 4 FULL Uptown

Maccabee (entering kindergarten and first grade)  FULL Uptown

Sabra (entering grades 2 and 3)

Zion (entering grades 4 and 5)

Sports (entering grades 3 - 5)

Taglit (entering grades 6 - 8) FULL Uptown

If a camp group is full at one location, we encourage you to apply for the same age group at our other campus.

2020 Application Deadlines & Important Dates

January 15
Registration opens for JCC Nursery School families

January 29
Registration opens for returning camp families

February 12
Registration opens to all at 

March 15
Last day to receive early bird discount Uptown

April 1
Last day to receive early bird discount in Metairie

May 15
All outstanding balances and camp forms due

June 7
Open House, 1:00 - 3:00 PM 

2020 Camp Weeks

June 7 Open House

June 8 - 12 (Week 1)

June 15 - 19 (Week 2)

June 22 - 26 (Week 3)

June 29 - July 2 (Week 4)

July 6 - 10 (Week 5)

July 13 - 17 (Week 6)

July 20 - 24 (Week 7)

July 27 - 31 (Week 8)

*There is a four-week minimum required, except for Taglit Teen Camp. Weeks do not need to be consecutive. 

*Requests to change or drop weeks must be made by June 4 for weeks 1-4 and July 2 for weeks 5-8.

What makes our camp special?

  • Top-notch facilities include swimming pool, gymnasiums and outdoor play spaces

  • American Red Cross Swim Instruction

  • Highly trained, friendly and nurturing staff

  • Head counselors in every group

  • Excellent camper-to-counselor ratio

  • Fun spirit days and Color War team competitions

  • Shabbat celebrations

  • Exciting field trips every week


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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Application FAQs

Campers must have an active membership to apply to camp.

Applications are reviewed in the order they are received and admitted on a rolling basis.

Due to high demand, many camp groups have limited or no space for summer 2020. Families applying for these groups will be notified during the application process and automatically placed on a waitlist.

The $100 deposit will not be charged until your camper is offered enrollment.

If a camp group is full at one location, we encourage you to apply for the same age group at our other campus.

Related pages:

Upper Camp Lower Camp 


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