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For questions or more information about Summer Camp, please contact the Camp Office.
Additional accommodations are available in a variety of camp groups throughout the summer. If you have any questions regarding these special accommodations and/or how to access them for your child in camp, please contact Johana Sarmiento at Ext. 273
Only At The Alper JCC
Only at our Summer Camp will you find an exceptionally qualified staff and high quality programming:
Led by Camp Director Elyse Molk & Co-Camp Director Dave Madden
2014 Camp Dates Are...
1A: June 16 - 27
1B: June 30 - July 11
No camp Friday, July 4
2A: July 14 - 25
2B: July 28 - August 8
You can attend for 2,4,6 or 8-week intervals.
9am to 4pm
Early & Late Care Available
Swim program with Swim Gym. Children ages 3 and older receive swim lessons in our Jr. Olympic size pool. Swim program includes instruction and age-appropriate water games (Children must be toilet trained).
Over 40 hobby hour activities.
Adventure Camp for Tsofim and Rishonim which includes challenging skill building trips.
Overnight trips for Rishonim campers in addition to optional long distance trips.
A high level computer program.
Late Night Adventures during each session of camp.
Team building programs that promote good sportsmanship and cooperation.
Specialists: highly trained professionals who instruct in nature & science, visual & performing arts, and sports, which includes baseball, tennis, basketball, soccer football and martial arts.
Ruach-extraordinary spirit led by three music directors.
An Inclusion Program for high functioning special needs campers.
Special events for all campers.
Air-conditioned gymnasium - 15,000 sq. ft.
Beautiful boating lake with canoeing & remodeled dock
Two indoor racquetball courts
Fully equipped art and ceramic studio
Outdoor Jr. Olympic-size pool
Seven hard surface tennis courts
Six baseball fields
Two fully mirrored dance studios
Building Jewish identity
Hands-on Judaism through art, music, dance and drama
Ruach-extraordinary spirit led by Israeli counselor
Shlichim, Israeli counselors
Weekly Shabbat programs
Mitzvah program (Good Deeds)
Camp Director Elyse Molk & Co-Camp Director Dave Madden and their talented and fun-loving staff
Camp units have adult supervisors (Chaverim, Sabra, etc.)
Full-time camp nurse
High return of staff each year
JCC Fitness Center professionals
Low camper to counselor ratio
Specialists - highly trained professionals instruct nature
and science, visual and performing arts, and sports
Staff are trained in group dynamics, child development,
building self-esteem and peer relationships
Staff members have completed Miami-Dade County
Hobby Hour Activities
3-D Multi Media Art Adventures in Art Artistic Accessories Arts and Crafts Baseball Basketball Canoeing and Fishing Cardio Fitness/Nutrition Cardio Fitness Aerobics/ SPINNINGฎ Cardio Vascular Training Ceramics or Wheel throwing Cheerleading Chess Computers Drama or Summer Stock Field Games Football Gourmets in the Kitchen Hip Hop/Jazz Jewelry Making Kids Cuisine Martial Arts Nature Painting and Drawing Robotics Rocketry Science Wizardry Soccer Spinning Swim/Pool Games Tennis Water Polo Watercolor Woodworking
15 months-3 years
What's Exciting In K'TANIM:
Arts & crafts Cooking Music & rhythm Gymnastics Judaic programs Indoor play Outdoor games Water/splash activities Weekly themes Storytelling Hands-on projects Special events Shows Character visitors
3-4 years old by August 31
What's Exciting In CHAVERIM:
Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program Arts & crafts Art room Physical education Judaic activities Nature Music Creative movement/dance Gymnastics Cooking Special events and costume days Theme days
Children must be toilet trained.
Campers Entering Kindergarten
What's Exciting In KADIMA:
Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program A wide variety of physical education programs Arts & crafts Judaic activities Nature Music Gymnastics Ruach (Jewish Spirit) Drama Cooking Israeli dancing Special events and costume days Two half-day field trips each session Theme days
(and JR. MACCABI SPORTS CAMP)
Campers Entering 1st Grade
What's Exciting In SABRA:
Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program Skill-oriented physical education program Arts & crafts Drama Music Gymnastics Cooking Nature programs Israeli dancing Ruach-Jewish spirit Special events Field trips to locations close to the JCC
Late Night each session
Campers Entering 2nd Grade
What's Exciting In BONIM:
Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program Complete physical education program Expanded Hobby Hour choices Music Drama Arts & crafts Israeli dancing Nature programs/hands-on discovery Fishing Ruach (Jewish spirit) Cooking Late Night each session Field trips to exciting locations
Campers Entering 3rd Grade
What's Exciting In HALUTZIM:
Daily instructional American Red Cross swim readiness program Complete physical education program Music Drama Arts & crafts Fishing Magic Cooking Israeli dancing Ruach (Jewish Spirit) Late Night each session Nature programs/hands-on discovery Pedal Boating Field trips to exciting locations
Campers entering 4th-6th Grades
TSOFIM campers, twice a week, travel to interesting South Florida destinations.
What's Exciting In TSOFIM:
Swim program 40 Hobby Hour choices Digital photography Website design Chess Ceramics Canoeing Fishing Israeli dancing Golf Hip hop Jewelry making Sports Robotics Rocketry Water basketball & water volleyball Garage Band video/music production
Campers Entering 7th-9th Grade
RISHONIM campers travel to interesting locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Terrific trips with skill instruction include canoeing, ice skating, bowling and more.
Each session, there is one sleepover trip to a fantastic destination spot such as Orlando, Tampa or Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach.
What's Exciting In RISHONIM:
Field trips 40 Hobby Hour choices Circuit training/ SPINNINGฎ Football Basketball Golf Multi-media art Jewelry making Israeli dancing
Robotics and rocketry Garage Band video/music production
Campers Entering 2nd-9th Grades
SPORTS CAMP is an in-depth, state-of-the-art athletic experience designed for boys and girls. Under the guidance of our certified, professional staff, campers participate in a wide variety of sports using the Alper JCCs outstanding facilities. Campers are grouped according to age and participate in activities with their bunkmates.
What's Exciting In SPORTS CAMP:
Daily instructional American Red Cross Swim Program is led by fully trained Water Safety Instructors in the Jr. Olympic-size pool. Baseball Basketball Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking Field trips Fitness/Cardio-Vascular & Strength Training (6th - 8th grades) Football Hobby Hour (over 40 choices) Late night (optional each session) Martial Arts Rocketry Soccer program run by Super Soccer Stars SPINNINGฎ (6th - 8th grades)
Performing Arts Camp
Campers Entering 3rd-9th Grades
What's Exciting In HABIMAH
Lights, Camera, Action! HABIMAH campers expand their horizons and artistic potential in dance, drama, art and music. Under the guidance of our highly trained and talented staff, campers are immersed in a high level, 4-week production schedule filled with rehearsals, set designing, and a final musical performance at the end of each session.
In addition to the arts, campers will participate in fitness activities, an instructional water games program and expanded Hobby Hour choices.
Eligibility screening required for first-time campers and yearly evaluations for returning campers.
4 or 8-week sessions 8:30am-3:30pm
What's Exciting In CAMP TIKVAH
Dynamic opportunities abound at CAMP TIKVAH, an exceptional camping experience for children with special needs. The programs are specifically designed for children between the ages of 3-8, 9-12 and 13-21 who have cognitive and/or physical disabilities. All activities are developed with the particular needs of the special child in mind. A stimulating environment with hands-on experiences is created for your child. The program is designed to instill confidence, develop social and life skills, increase attention span and improve fine and gross motor abilities. Campers participate in the general camp, on an individual basis, where appropriate.
*Must be registered in school in order to participate in camp & have a current EIP.
The JCC offers an inclusion program for high-functioning special needs campers. Throughout the day, campers will have an advocate to guide them and they will be part of a general camp bunk.
You must meet with Johana Sarmiento
Special Needs Director, before registration is accepted.
KINDERLACH TIKVAH 1 Ages 3-5
KINDERLACH TIKVAH 2 Ages 5-8
CHAI TIKVAH Ages 9-12
CLAYTON FEIG TIKVAH Ages 13-21
Leader In Training- LIT
Entering 9th Grade
HADRACHA combines leadership training with a fun camp experience. LITs will work
with campers and travel on field trips or participate in leadership and
team building programs for 2 days. LITS will participate in mitzvah ("good deed") projects and trips. Additionally, one day will be spent at the JCC working on camp wide special events programming, and spending time with campers.
An interview process and acceptance is required for admission into the LIT program. 25 Community Service hours will be awarded for each 4-week session.
Counselor In Training- CIT
Entering 10th Grade
Madrich CITs assist in camp groups and learn hands on skills as well as knowledge gained in leadership training sessions. A $100 stipend is given and 160 Community Service hours are awarded for each 4-week session. An interview is required for admission into the CIT program. Please contact Lene Saeger, x271, to schedule an interview. CIT staff requirement: 8 weeks preferred. Consideration will be given to 4-week applicants on an availability basis.
National Council of Jewish Women
David E. Font-Rodriguez, M.D.
SBLM Architects, P.A.
PEDIATRIC PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES, P.A.
7001 SW 87th Avenue
Coming Soon For 2014!
Camp Parent Information Night 2014
Parent Information Night: Save the date
Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 pm in the Youth and Adult Building.
This meeting is for parents of already registered campers and those who will be registering soon. You will be able to meet the Camp Director and Co-Camp Director and Camp Supervisors, and learn everything you need to know about camp.