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.  Both Uptown and Metairie camps offer before and after care. 
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PLEASE NOTE: Maccabee and Taglit are full Uptown. Spaces are available in Metairie for both age groups. Applications received for Uptown will be placed on a waitlist.

Maccabee (entering kindergarten and first grade)

Maccabee [mack-uh-bee]= "Hammer" Waitlist only Uptown

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 a 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.

Taglit (entering grades 6 - 8)

Waitlist only Uptown

Both locations offer dynamic and engaging programming for your middle school campers. Register by the week and create your own summer. Come just one week, or all eight! Taglit campers focus on a specialty topic in the morning then hang out, swim, and enjoy activities and programming in the afternoon. 


Week 1 - June 8-12 

Tennis Creative Arts

Week 2 - June 15-19

Tennis Tennis
Week 3 - June 22-26
Adventure Week 2 Culinary Arts

Week 4 - June 29-2*

Teen Fit Adventure Trips

Week 5 - July 6-10

STEM NOLA Challenge Island - STEAM Tank Entrepreneurs

Week 6 - July 13-17 

Adventure Week 2 Maccabiah Color Wars

Week 7 - July 20-24

Maccabiah Color Wars Code Ninjas
Week 8 - July 27-31  Challenge Island - STEAM Tank Entrepreneurs Adventure Week - (Camp Overnight)
*no camp on July 3

Before & After Care

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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