Worcester Jewish Community Center Summer Camp

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Basic Information

Focus: Providing a welcoming camp experience for children, from PreK to Grade 8.
Director: Emily Rosenbaum
Address: 633 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone Number: 508-756-7109
Fax Number: 508-754-3373

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Additional Information

Ages/Grades: PreK - Grade 8
Camp Season: Summer
Gender: Co-ed
Camp Capacity: About 500 children between preschool, day, and sports camp.
Pricing: Variable, average $260-$300 per week

art fusion, basketball, wall climbing, horseback riding, fishing, cooking, extreme lego, talent show, paper mache, hiking, camp crafts, extreme rocketry, STEM, yoga, dance, soccer, baseball, archery, extreme keva, counselors-in-training

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Providing summer day camp experiences for over 60 years!
It's time for Endless Summer Fun at Camp JCC!
The non-stop excitement returns to JCC summer camps! From incredible elective classes to sports specialties, campers will be kept engaged and enriched all summer long, and create life-long memories. Campers will participate in themed programming and activities and learn about different cultures.
Our camp staff is trained to work with various age groups and meet the needs of all children. Each child is provided with individualized attention in a safe and caring environment. We pride ourselves on the delivery of the highest quality programs and fun all summer long!
Camp programming is designed so that families receive the high quality care and value they deserve. Campers in our Preschool Summer Camp, Day Camp, and Sports Camps enjoy the use of the JCC's well-equipped 80,000-square-foot facility, including indoor and outdoor pools, full-size gym, outdoor fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, art studio, and more! Children are provided with a camping experience that is rich in athletics, swimming, arts, and culture. Travel camps take teens to amazing places in New England.
How to Register for Camp via CampDoc
What is CampDoc?
CampDoc.com is a leading, electronic, easy-to-use web-based solution for camp management, online camp registration, health form management, medications/allergies and health logging for camp throughout the summer. This will decrease the time and energy spent during initial camper check-in, reduce risk and liability, and help keep safety in the forefront of camp operations.
How do I register for Camp?
Go to www.worcesterjcc.org and click on "Register for Summer Camp" which brings you to the CampDoc page. Create a username and password and log-in. A one time fee of $15 per child is required to process the registration. You will then be able to continue the registration process quickly and easily!
How do I pay for Camp?
CampDoc will take payments for your deposits ($75 per camp week) and create a payment plan for you from the online portal.
Can I go back into CampDoc and see what I registered for?
Once you create an account, all your information will be saved and useable for future registrations. No need to re-fill out important paperwork. You can log in anytime to review your registrations.

Camp Refund Policy
No refunds, credits or pro-rated adjustments for missed days, including illness, family situations and vacations. At the discretion of the JCC Executive Director and subject to program availability, forfeited deposits/fees may be applied to other weeks/programs/fees. No refunds of any fees after Friday, May 7, 2021.
For more information please contact the Summer Camp Directors at 508-756-7109 or email listed below:
Camp Directors
Preschool Summer Camp Nina Ryan, M.Ed x 258 nryan@worcesterjcc.org
Cassie Hildreth x 225 childreth@worcesterjcc.org
Day Camp & Teen Camp Megan Catlin x 238 mcatlin@worcesterjcc.org
Ben McCue x 231 bmccue@worcesterjcc.org
Sports Camp
Bob Berman x 233 bberman@worcesterjcc.org
Mikayla Singas x 213 msingas@worcesterjcc.org
Gymnastics Camp
Kelly Sampson x 235 ksampson@worcesterjcc.org
Swim Lessons & Swim Camp Kelly Sampson x 235 ksampson@worcesterjcc.org
Roberto Fuentes x 250 rfuentes@worcesterjcc.org
Emily Rosenbaum x 246 emily@worcesterjcc.org
Preschool Summer Camp
An amazing summer experience designed for young children!
Our "home base" is the JCC's beautiful air-conditioned Early Childhood Center with fully equipped preschool classrooms. Our caring professional staff is dedicated to creating an environment where your child will explore and share many adventures including Red Cross swim, music, sports, arts, cookouts, Israeli culture and nature. The preschool camp staff is composed of licensed preschool teachers and experienced counselors who warmly welcome your child every day. All campers receive a camp T-shirt.
Your child's day may include:
Our art specialist will inspire children's imagination and self-expression with hands-on, open-ended arts and crafts in our outdoor Art Tent. They will explore various art and crafts activities, including: painting, collages and more.
GaGa Ball is a fun game that our Preschool 5's enjoy playing. The goal of the game is to avoid being hit below the knees as other players knock the ball toward you. This game promotes the development of hand-eye coordination and critical thinking skills.
All campers will enjoy getting outside with their counselors to play a variety of sports and games for young children! Through playing energetic games outdoors, we will strengthen our athletic skills, practice teamwork and of course, have fun!
Every morning during camp, all preschool campers will come together as a community to sing and dance at our fun Morning Rally! The children will quickly learn these silly, catchy songs and dance moves!
Join our music specialist for fun and unique music classes! These weekly classes offer a chance for children to express themselves through creative movement, playing instruments, and singing along to new or familiar songs. Music is monumental to the verbal and social development of young children.
Children will deepen their connection to the natural world with walks to the pond, following trails through the woods and hands-on activities. They will get messy as they learn about the outdoors and have fun in their surroundings with our nature specialist.
We love hot, sunny days in the summer, but it's important to jump in the pool and cool down! Preschool 4's and 5's will receive safe, fun and stimulating swim lessons from certified American Red Cross Swim Instructors every day at camp. Preschool 5's will have an additional "free swim" period in the afternoons! Certified lifeguards are always on duty at the indoor and outdoor pools.
Preschool 5's will reach new heights in their climbing skills as they scale the JCC's certified climbing wall! Our trained staff provides instruction and proper use of safety equipment.
Preschool 3's will enjoy our outdoor wading pool with their teachers and a certified lifeguard. The wading pool (2 ft. deep) allows toddlers to wade, splash and play in a safe environment. This promotes a positive association with swimming and water safety!
Preschool Electives for 4's & 5's
Art Around the World
JCC Junior Chefs
Life's a Bead!
Paint and Glace Pottery Class
Sports Summer Camp

We provide expert instruction in a supportive atmosphere of fun and camaraderie. Emphasis is on skill, technique, teamwork and strategy. Facilities include an indoor gymnasium, outdoor ball fields, basketball / tennis courts, 25 yard indoor / outdoor pools, gymnastics studio and outdoor gaga pit. Sports Camps days are subject to change due to field trips, guest appearances, special events and showcases. Sports camps will provide campers with instruction provided by Roberto Fuentes; JCC's Certified Functional Strength Coach during weekly camps.
Soccer Camp - Grades 1 - 9
Director Adam Strogoff, current boys head soccer coach at Main South H.S. and former head coach of the Worcester Academy Girls Varsity Soccer team. Adam led the W. A. team to three N.E. Championships, compiling an overall record of 102-14-23 in the process. He brings years of soccer camp experience having worked at numerous soccer camps throughout New England.
- Videos
- Soccer Ball
- Camp T-shirt
- Fundamental Drill Stations
- Specialized Goalkeeper Training
- Guest Speakers
- Skill Contests
- Swim Option
- Agility and Speed Training
- Scrimmage Games
Special guest appearance; Aidan Abolfazli
Basketball Camp - Grades 1 - 9
Grades 1 - 4 Daily drill sessions skills competitions and games.
Grades 5 - 9 Week long tournament leading to a championship game.
NBA/WNBA Fit & Skills Challenges

  • Daily Scrimmages / Contests
  • Instructional Videos
  • Swim Option
  • Camp T-shirt / Basketball
  • Offensive/Defensive Fundamentals
  • Grouped According To Age & Skill Levels
  • Grades 3 & Up: Basketball-Specific Strength Training/ Conditioning / Concepts led by Roberto Fuentes; Certified Functional Strength Coach

All Sports Camp - Grades 1 - 9
Campers receive instruction in a variety of sports. Skill sessions, contests and scrimmage games while making friends throughout the summer. Baseball, basketball, floorball, soccer, gaga, team handball, pickleball, flag football, whiffle ball, capture the flag are just some of the sports to choose from during All-Sports Camp. Daily swim option plus elective periods during the week allow campers time to focus on the elective for each particular week.
Elective Activities
PICKLEBALL A sport combining ping pong, tennis and badmitton.
FLOORBALL Floorball promotes end-to-end plays with quick transitions and fluid game play. It's great training for hockey players. Trax (Railers Mascot) and a Railers staff member will visit camp to referee a competition.
FITNESS FUN A combination of sports and fun fitness challenges throughout the week
TEAM HANDBALL The object is to throw a ball past a goalkeeper into a net for a goal -- worth one point -- using good teamwork and passing.
DISC GOLF (grades 3-9) Play daily disc golf contests as we turn our field into a disc golf course. Special Guest; Ben Tucker; Prodigy Disc Golf Battalion Team Leader.
FRISBEE GOLF (grades 1 & 2) Similar to disc golf, players will aim and throw frisbees to a targeted basket or hoop as they participate in various contests throughout the week.
Week 7 FLAG FOOTBALL Campers will play this fast paced, fun filled game of 5 on 5 flag football.
Rich Gedman Baseball Camp - Grades 1 - 7

  • Fundamental Drill Stations
  • Competitions and games
  • Professional Guest Instructors
  • Indoor/Outdoor Facilities
  • Instrasquad Games & Fun Contests
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Homerun Derby Elective
  • Swim Option
  • Agility and Speed Training

Jake joins campers in a home run derby contest.
Program Coordinator; RICH GEDMAN:
-2020 Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame Inductee
-Two time American League All-Star
-Worcester Tornadoes former Can-Am Manager of the Year
-Boston Red Sox Triple A Minor League affiliate Worcester Woo Sox Hitting Coach
-12 years of Major League experience; Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and St. Louis Cardinals
Unit Head: Boston Red Sox Fantasy Camps Coach; DAVE SMITH:
Worcester Tornadoes former Camp Clinic Coordinator and 3rd Base Coach
Previous senior instructor for the Chris Corkum Baseball, Inc., Programs of Connecticut and Western MA
Possible fieldtrip to see the new Worcester WooSox on July 28 at 12:15pm! WooSox vs. Buffalo Bisons
Stay tuned! (Additional Fee TBA)
TAF Junior Triathlon Camp - Grades 3 - 6 and Grades 7 - 10
BIKE - Should be in good working condition. Parents are required to have the bike inspected by a bike shop and provide a note indicating the bike is safe to ride. NO HELMET, NO BIKE RIDE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Drop off campers and bikes at the JCC on Monday, July 12. Bikes will be stored for the week.
SWIM - Child must have passed Red Cross swim level 4 AND: 7 - 10 year olds: Swim front crawl 100 yards (2 laps) Ages 11+: Swim front crawl 150 yards (3 laps). The program works on stroke mechanics and swim endurance and does NOT replace the instruction of a certified Water Safety Instructor.
RUN - Sneakers should be in good condition.

  • 8 years of triathlon experience, including; 4 youth/junior national championships, 2 collegiate club national championships, junior state championship title in road racing, and has been assistant coach at the USA Triathlon Junior Skills and Elite Camps.
  • Assistant coach for TAF Racing High Performance Triathlon Team.

Asst. Coach, Program Director; MATT VALYO:

  • Regional Athlete Development Coordinator for USA Triathlon Northeast and the Team Director of the TAF Racing Junior Elite Race Team.
  • One of 5 coaches who run USA Triathlon's Junior Skills and Elite Select Camps as well as the Northeast Collegiate High Performance Camp.

Gymnastics Camp - Grades 1 - 4
This program provides interactive recreational gymnastics delivered in a fun, creative and safe environment. Incorporates tumbling, balance beam, spring board, dance and more. Perfect for first time gymnast. Quality instructors safely challenge the limits of individual abilities.

  • Tumbling and Dance
  • Swim Option
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Strength and Flexibility Skills

Wahoo Swim Camp - Grades 1 - 9
Noncompetitive technique based program focuses on building strong components of skills in all four racing strokes through drills and activities. Increasing strength and performance in swimming, flip turns, starts and fundamentals. Each day will be a new stroke with instructions through a drill circuit at the outdoor pool in the morning, dryland strength development, video analysis and discussion session, finished off with a swim team style practice to tie in lessons of the day together. Wahoo Swim Club coach; Roberto Fuentes and Aquatics Director; Kelly Sampson will be directing all activities and instruction. Swimmers must be evaluated by Ben Tucker in the 50yd Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and 25 Fly before registering.
Day Camp
Our program focuses on activities that enable children to grow, build relationships, and develop self-esteem throughout the summer. Sports, swimming, climbing tower, nature, arts and crafts and much more. Children are broken into separate units based on age.
- Swim lessons taught by American Red Cross certified instructors
- Maccabi games Week 9 - no electives
- All campers receive a camp T-shirt
- Daily free swim
Off-Site Electives (Grades 3 - 8)
- Archery
- Exploring Botanic Gardens
- Golf
- Gone Fishin'
- Hiking & Nature
- Horseback Riding
On-Site Electives (Grades 3 - 8)

  • Art Fusion
  • Basketball
  • Cake Wars
  • Court Sports
  • Camp Crafts
  • Delicious Dishes
  • Gaga
  • J Camps Got Talent
  • Life's A Bead!
  • Paper Mache
  • Soccer
  • Sports Of All Sorts
  • Turf Games
  • Wall Climbing

Extreme Kids Lab is Back!

  • EXTREME Lego® Robotics
  • EXTREME Rocketry
  • EXTREME Keva® Planks, Structures, & Contraptions
  • EXTREME Crime Scene!
  • EXTREME Coding

EXTREME Photography
Using digital cameras, campers will travel around the grounds of the JCC with a Professional Photographer learning the ins and outs of professional photography. Campers will learn how to use composition and perspective to "see" differently than they ever have before. Campers will be able to print and bring home their favorite photographs from their week at camp.
Senior Campers - One Week Sessions
As Senior Campers you'll have all the excitement of camp… weekly electives, community service mitzvah projects and help in the planning of camp wide activities. Discover hidden talents and build confidence in yourselves while making new friends and having loads of fun!
This week will be an elaborate and spectacular celebration to the end of Summer! From sports to arts and crafts, extra swimming, to J's Got Talent!
KARATE DEMO During the week there will be a demo highlighting traditional instruction in the Japanese art of Wado-ryu Karate. Run by Sensei Ron Teixeira and members of the JCC Karate Club.
(Grades 1 - 9 Campwide!)
A week long, camp-wide competition! Day camp will split into two teams, RED and BLUE, and will compete in various fun activities. Activities will include sports, games, water, art, team building, and most of all TEAM SPIRIT! Each team will create a team chant and a team banner representing their team name and spirit. Then let the games begin! At the end of the week we will celebrate with pride and good sportsmanship during the closing ceremony. Who's it going to be? RED or BLUE?
Financial Assistance:
A limited number of need based scholarships are available. For information and a scholarship application please contact the program registrar Erika Austin at 508-756-7109 x226, eaustin@worcesterjcc.org
Click here for financial aid application. Please make sure you read the instructions for the application process so that all information is submitted in a timely manner.
HOW TO REGISTER: Visit worcesterjcc.com and click on "register for summer camp".
Important Reminder:
If we do not have the forms prior to the first day of camp WE CANNOT ALLOW the child to join the JCC Camp until the form has been received. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Slogan: "Bringing Everyone Together"