Upper Camp

Campers swim and splash in the outdoor pool, enjoy sports, drama, music, art, and celebrate Shabbat with song and dance. Color wars, field trips, themes-of-the-week and extra special performances also contribute to a memorable summer at the JCC. In addition to free swim, all upper campers receive American Red Cross Swim instruction.  

JCC membership is required to enroll your child in camp

Camp hours are 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM, Monday - Friday.  

Before & Aftercare available.  
Offered at both the Uptown and Metairie locations.

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Maccabee  entering kindergarten and first grade

Maccabee [mack-uh-bee]= "Hammer"

Maccabee campers participate in the full scope of JCC Day Camp activities, including weekly field trips. American Red Cross instructional swim lessons, along with sports, music, arts and crafts, and drama are just a few of the exciting activities awaiting your child.

Sabra entering grades 2 and 3

Sabra [sah-bruh]= "Israeli Native"

In addition to the regular camp schedule and American Red Cross swim lessons, Sabra campers have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of daily camper choice activities such as dance, chess, kite club, newspaper, and more. Weekly field trips and a fun filled overnight at the JCC ensure your Sabra camper will make memories to last.

Zion entering grades 4 and 5

Zion [Zie-on]= "Community"

Zion campers serve as role models for the younger campers as well as their peers.  In addition to the regular camp schedule and American Red Cross swim lessons, Zion campers have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of daily camper choice activities such as dance, chess, kite club, newspaper, and more.  Weekly field trips, an overnight at the J, and a special field trip to Blue Bayou Water Park make for an action-packed summer!

Sports entering grades 3 - 5

Campers learn new skills and compete in variety of recreational sports.  The summer-long emphasis on playing the “right way” will concentrate on sportsmanship, fundamentals, rules, hustle, positive attitude and the ability and willingness to listen and learn. Campers swim daily and participate in weekly American Red Cross instructional swim. Additionally, sports campers join general day camp for the overnight at the J and a fun-filled trip to Blue Bayou Water Park.

Before & Aftercare

After Care Hours: 3:15 - 5:30 PM 

Begin and end the camp day with extra fun and structured activities.  Campers will receive an afternoon snack.

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National Coloring Book Day

We love to celebrate here at the JCC, and we also look for any opportunity to be creative. Join us for a coloring break in The Nosh of the Uptown JCC for National Coloring Book Day on August 2. We’ll have a table with crayons and JCC-themed coloring sheets. Can’t make it to the JCC? Download and print our coloring sheets. We’d love to see your artwork, so be sure to tag us and use hashtag #nojcc on social media!

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Finding Your Fit Foods

Creating a lifestyle, rather than a diet, will give you the flexibility to make healthy choices while still enjoying what you eat. Sometimes the hardest part about eating healthfully is simply knowing what will taste good without packing on the pounds. Check out some of the healthy recipes recommended by Metairie Wellness Director Alexis Boudreau to get started and get cooking!

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Alon Shaya Lead 2018 Kindness March

New Orleans JCC campers kicked off summer 2018 by spreading kindness at the second annual Kindness March, held June 7 at the Uptown JCC. Famed chef Alon Shaya and his wife Emily, along with the New Creations Brass Band, led the march around the JCC’s historic building on St. Charles Avenue.

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JCC Dedicates New Expansion

It was "A Sweet Celebration in Song" on May 24 as the JCC dedicated its new $9 million dollar expansion.  Featuring a performance by Azi Schwartz, the internationally recognized cantor from the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, the event brought the community together to celebrate the new addition to the Uptown JCC and recognized and honored the lead donors who made the expansion possible. 

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