Uptown Mini Camps

During the school year and before and after JCC Summer Camp, the JCC offers Mini Camps for both our preschool aged children and youth and teens to coincide with holidays and special days off. Flexible enrollment allows members to sign up by the day or the week. Camp hours are 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Before and after care are available.

JCC membership is required to enroll in Mini Camps. Learn more about membership. 

Looking for something for your child to do when their school is out during conference days? Check out our School's Out offerings.

2018 - 2019 School's Out and Mini Camp Calendar

Fall October 8 - 16

PLAY AT THE J

Grades: K - 5
Play with old and new friends while enjoying art, swimming and games. Bring a bagged lunch, swim-wear and closed-toed shoes so you can take part in all of the fun. No money or electronics, please. Register Now or Download Form

Thanksgiving November 19 - 21

TRIP CAMP

Grades: K - 5
Be thankful that the JCC has a mini camp Monday - Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Go on field trips, play games and sports, make crafts, hang out with friends, and meet some new buddies at the Center. Wear tennis shoes and bring a lunch everyday. After care is not available on Wednesday.  Register Now

Trips TBA

Winter December 24 - January 4

EARLY CHILDHOOD MINI CAMP
Open only to 2018-2019 JCC Nursery School Students

Ages: 1 and 2
Spend the day at the JCC playing with friends.

Ages: 3 to 5
Children will engage in enriching activities centered around popular storybooks. The Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood mini camps, directed by our professional nursery school staff, are designed to enhance the preschool experience for your young child.

Registration coming soon!

TRIP CAMP

Grades: K - 5
It’s time for our annual Winter Trip Camp. Campers will go on field trips every morning and spend lunch and the afternoon at the Center. It’s a great opportunity to hang out with friends from camp and meet some new buddies. No camp on December 25 or January 1. Register Now

Trips TBA

Mardi Gras March 6 - 8

TRIP CAMP

Grades: K - 5
Looking for something to do now that Mardi Gras is over? Come play at the J! We’re going to have lots of fun playing games and sports, making springtime crafts, hanging out with friends, and meeting new buddies at the Center. Wear tennis shoes and bring a lunch every day. Camp is held Wednesday - Friday after Mardi Gras.

More information coming soon!

Spring

TRIP CAMP

Grades: K - 5
Campers will go on field trips every morning and spend lunch and the afternoon at the Center. It’s a great opportunity to hang out with friends from camp and meet some new buddies. Wear tennis shoes and bring a lunch every day.  

More information coming soon!

Start of Summer

EARLY CHILDHOOD MINI CAMP
Open only to 2018-2019 JCC Nursery School Students

Ages: 1 and 2
Have fun participating in art, water play, and a variety of activities. Send your child to camp with sunscreen already applied. Also, bring a bathing suit, towel, swim diapers and lunch every day.

Ages: 3 to 5
Campers will engage in a variety of play and water activities. Send your child to camp in his or her bathing suit with sunscreen already applied. Also, bring a towel, rest mat and lunch every day.

More information coming soon!

TRIP CAMP

Grades: Entering K to 5
Get the summer started! Campers will go on field trips every morning and swim in the afternoon. A great opportunity to hang out with friends from camp and meet some new buddies. Please wear sneakers, bring lunch, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. 

More information coming soon!

AQUATICS MINI CAMP 

Grades: Entering 1 - 6
Work on skills during instructional swim, participate in water activities, and end the day with free swim. Dry land activities are also included. Must be able to swim independently and must be potty trained. Register for the week or by the day. Participants bring a swim suit, towel, suntan lotion and a lunch daily. 

More information coming soon!

End of Summer July 30 - August 10

EARLY CHILDHOOD MINI CAMP
Open only to 2017-2018 JCC Nursery School Students & 2018 campers. 
FULL. We are no longer accepting registration forms.

Ages: 1 and 2
Have fun participating in art, water play, and a variety of activities. Send your child to camp with sunscreen already applied. Also, bring a bathing suit, towel, swim diapers and lunch every day.

Ages: 3 to 5
Campers will engage in a variety of play and water activities. Send your child to camp in his or her bathing suit with sunscreen already applied. Also, bring a towel, rest mat and lunch every day.

BALLET AND CREATIVE MOVEMENT SPECIALTY CAMP
FULL. We are no longer accepting registration forms.
Open only to 2018 campers  

Ages: 4 to 6
Our tiniest dancers will enjoy a fun-filled morning of creative movement and dance-related activities including story time and crafts projects. In addition to ballet and tap basics, campers will learn appropriate stretches and develop their musicality through movement and rhythm exercises. Leotard, tights and ballet shoes are encouraged but not required. Tap shoes are optional.  Registration is for the entire week only.

July 30 - August 3 Please note that we will be ending the class at 11:15 on Wednesday, August 1.
Extended Care (12:00 - 3:00 PM) available.

AQUATICS MINI CAMP
Limited days available.

Grades: Entering 1 to 6
Work on skills during instructional swim, participate in water activities, and end the day with free swim. Dry land activities are also included. Must be able to swim independently and must be potty trained. Register for the week or by the day. Participants bring a swim suit, towel, suntan lotion and a lunch daily. Register Now or Download Form

July 30 - August 3

BRICKS 4 KIDZ®  MINI CAMP
FULL. We are no longer accepting registration forms.

Grades: K to 5
What can you build with Legos? In this new minicamp let your imagination run wild. Create towers, robots, cars; the options are endless. Build in the morning and play with all your JCC friends in the afternoon.

July 30 - August 3

COERVER LOUISIANA SOCCER CAMP
FULL. We are no longer accepting registration forms.

Ages: 8 to 13
The JCC is partnering with world renowned Coerver Coaching to offer a week-long camp that focuses on individual skills and small group play. 

July 30 - August 3

LEARN TO DRAW MINI CAMP
FULL. We are no longer accepting registration forms.

Grades: K to 5
Love to draw? Think you're no good at it? Young Rembrandts will bring out the best in every child! Learn how to draw step by step and create beautiful masterpieces. Young Rembrandts offers children a chance to develop skills, confidence, and knowledge. Campers will enjoy art in the morning and swim in the afternoon.

July 30 - August 3

TRIP CAMP
Limited days available.

Grades: Entering K to 5
Campers will go on field trips every morning and spend lunch and the afternoon at the Center. It’s a great opportunity to hang out with friends from camp and meet some new buddies. Wear tennis shoes and bring a lunch every day.

Monday, August 6 - Audubon Insectarium Register Now
Tuesday, August 7 - Louisiana Children’s Museum
Wednesday, August 8 - BooKoo Bounce 
Thursday, August 9 - Area 51 Laser Tag
Friday, August 10 - Prytania Theatre Register Now

Before & After Care

Begin and end the mini-camp day with extra fun and structured activities.

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

After Care Hours: M-Th 3:00 - 5:30 PM 
                                        Fri 3:00 - 5:00 PM (in observance of Shabbat

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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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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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