Early Childhood Lower Camp

The JCC’s Early Childhood Lower Camp - directed by our professional Nursery School staff - is designed to enhance the preschool experience for your young child. Campers who currently attend the JCC Preschool will benefit from continuity of care, enjoying summer in a familiar environment. For JCC newcomers, camp is a chance to experience the diversity of our membership and to learn, play, and grow with the loving support given by our staff. Youngsters have fun while building the social and emotional foundations needed for future success as they grow.  Activities include swimming and water play, music, art, sports, in-house shows, petting zoos, and more!

JCC membership is required to enroll in Summer Camp.

K'ton ton  ages 21 - 36 months Uptown only

K'ton ton [Kuh-tahn-tahn] = "Little Ones"

K'ton ton offers a loving experience for your first-time camper.  Your child's day at camp will mirror his/her day at nursery school with moments of active exploration, independent play, teacher directed activities, and quiet reflection. Experienced K'ton ton staff is trained in early childhood development and understands the toddler. Campers will enjoy water play, art projects, stories, songs, block building and more. 

Camp hours are 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday - Friday.  
Before & After Care available.
Offered at Uptown location.

Chaverim ages 3 and 4

Chaverim [Ha-veh-reem]= "Friends"

Chaverim campers participate in swim lessons led by our professionally trained American Red Cross swim instructors, create arts and crafts projects, learn songs, play games and get active in sports. Every activity is geared toward the preschool aged child. Experienced head teachers guide your child through a busy day of fun and friendship. 

Camp hours are 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM Monday - Friday.  
Before & After Care available.
Offered at both the Uptown and Metairie locations.

Before & After Care

Early Morning Hours: 7:30 - 9:00 AM

K'ton ton After Care Hours: 12:00 - 5:30 PM

Chaverim After Care Hours: 3:15 - 5:30 PM 

Begin and end the camp day with extra fun and structured activities.  During aftercare, K'ton ton campers eat lunch, nap, and spend the rest of their afternoon playing indoors and outdoors.  K'ton ton & Chaverim campers will receive an afternoon snack.  

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