Early Childhood Camp

Early Childhood Lower Camp


 JUNE 4 - JULY 27, 2018

Camp is full Uptown. Minimal spots available in Metairie


The Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood Summer Camps, directed by our professional Nursery School staff, are designed to enhance the preschool experience for your young child. Campers who currently attend the JCC Nursery School 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 withthe loving support given by our staff. Our experienced counselors provide each child with developmentally appropriate activities in the areas of art, music and sports. In addition, all children will participate in daily water play activities. Three- and four-year olds will also have the opportunity to participate in swim lessons led by our certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.

The most important aspect of the JCC Summer Day Camp program is the authentic play experience your child will enjoy each day at camp. Young children need the space, materials, and guidance by caring and qualified adults to explore independently and in groups. Our counselors help each child acquire knowledge, build self-esteem and learn problem solving skills in a nurturing and playful environment. At the JCC Summer Day Camp, youngsters have fun while building the social and emotional foundations needed for future success as they grow.  

K'ton ton = "Little Ones"

Age:  21 - 36 Months
Location: Uptown

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. 

Before and After Care options available

Chaverim = "Friends"

Age:  3 and 4
Location: Available in Metairie; full Uptown

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. 

Children must be potty-trained in order to participate in Chaverim.

Before and After Care options available


For information, please contact:

Early Childhood Camp Director, Eli Woods, at 897.0143 or eli@nojcc.org

Early Childhood Assistant Director, Marciann Marks, at 897.0143 or marciann@nojcc.org

Metairie Camp Director, Jessica Klein Sintes, at 887.5158 or jessica@nojcc.org

Metairie Assistant Camp Director, Terrance Perkins, at 887-51583 or terrance@nojcc.org


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