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Voted: Best Summer Camp
by Nickelodeon Parents' Picks

Camp Registration Has Begun...... Don't Be Left Out!
NEW!!! No More Registration Fees

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...
Session 1:
1A: June 16 - 27
1B: June 30 - July 11
No camp Friday, July 4

Session 2:
2A: July 14 - 25
2B: July 28 - August 8
You can attend for 2,4,6 or 8-week intervals.

Camp Hours:
9am to 4pm
Early & Late Care Available

Featured Activities
• 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.
• Age-appropriate playgrounds
• Beautiful boating lake with canoeing & remodeled dock
• Computer lab
• Two indoor racquetball courts
• Fully equipped art and ceramic studio
• Outdoor Jr. Olympic-size pool
• Professional theater
• Seven hard surface tennis courts
• Six baseball fields
• Teaching kitchen
• Two fully mirrored dance studios

Jewish Community
• Building Jewish identity
• Hands-on Judaism through art, music, dance and drama
• Jewish values
• 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
background checks

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 • Indoor Cycling • Cardio Vascular Training • Ceramics or Wheel throwing • Cheerleading • Chess • Computers • Drama • 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 • Swim/Pool Games • Tennis • Water Polo • Watercolor • Woodworking •


"Little Ones"
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

"Native Israeli"
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

Sports Camp
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 JCC’s 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.

Special Needs
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.


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
Kendall Section

David E. Font-Rodriguez, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery

SBLM Architects, P.A.

7001 SW 87th Avenue


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.

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