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  • This brochure provides an abbreviated snapshot of our NEW JCC Summer Camp website www.jccsanantonio.org/camp. There youll find all the information needed to plan a summer of rockin fun

    for your children, forms and a link to online registration. Want to get a taste of what your child will experience? Take a moment to view the 2013 Camp Video on our website!

    I Say Rock, You Say Roll!This summer campers will discover their inner rock star! Well explore cool water activities, exciting programs and epic new experiences. Who will you be this summer? A Pop star? Rock Star? Sports Star? Or Super Star? Whether on the field, in the pool, on the courts or on the stage, everyones a star in our camp where we provide a setting that promotes growth and development, con-fidence, character building and establishing connections that will last a lifetime.

    Important Information to KnowCamp Open House is EARLY this Year! February 19th. JCC Member Early Bird Discount is 8% on ALL Camp Fees registered for by March 21st! A non-refundable deposit of $75 per child is due at registration. JCC Members have 2 installment payment options to pay out camp over time! All forms due (including Medical) by Friday, May 23rd.

    After a thorough review by the American Camp Association (ACA), once again our program has received ACA Accreditation meeting over 300 standards for

    health, safety and program quality. ACA accreditationis the gold standard for camps and we are thrilledto continue to be part of the select group of campsthat perform to the highest standards in the field!

    SUMMER 2014

  • Are You Ready to Rock and Roll?Welcome to J-Camp! Im Lisa Guerrero and I am very excited to begin my 7th summer as J-Camp Director. If you are new to the program, welcome! Those who are returning, welcome back and thank you once again for choosing J-Camp as your childs summer destination. We look forward to getting to know you and your child over the exciting weeks ahead.

    We have been preparing all year long to make this the best summer ever. Our administrative staff and team of excellent counselors and specialists are dedicated to making that happen.

    Know that my door is always open to answer your questions and listen to concerns, ideas and compliments (we love those)! Lisa Guerrero, Director of Children & Camping

    J-Camp Philosophy All JCC camps feature a child-centered program focusing on the individual needs of each camper and the collective interests of each camp group. Our goal is to help each camper develop new skills and a greater appreciation of his or her capabilities. We provide a com-munity setting where children develop confidence, build character and meet new friends.

    How to Contact UsCamp Office: 210-302-6859 Email: guerrol@jcc-sa.org

    Visit our website: www.jccsanantonio.org/camp Fax any form to: 210-408-2341

    Join us at Summer Camp Open House!Wednesday, February 19 | 3:30-6:30pm

    Were holding Summer Camp Open House early this year so that JCC Members will have more time to make decisions about

    camp schedules before registration opens to the community. We will be offering a Member-Only Early Bird Discount through Friday, March 21, 2014. And those who are not yet JCC Members can take advan-tage of our One-Day only Membership Special offer on Feb. 19. So, bring the kids to Open House to enjoy inflatables and seeing old friends while parents collect information and meet some of our J-Camp staff.

    Back Row (L-R):Dylan Ashworth

    Lisa Guerrero,Victor Torres

    Front Row (L-R):Randy Holland,

    Tracy Schuleman, Rachel Rustin

  • PARENT MANUAL: The summer camp parent manual is available online or in the Camp Office. It includes important camp information including policies, procedures, kosher-style lunch suggestions, clothing requirements and program specifics.

    MEMBER PRIORITY REGISTRATION: JCC Members receive priority registration through March. In order to ensure enroll-ment for your camper(s) and to receive Early Bird Discounts, JCC Members are strongly encouraged to register by March 21, 2014. Applications received after March 21 will be accepted on a space available basis and will not be eligible for the discount. Space in select camps is limited. Many camps fill to capacity; however, some camps may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

    Registrations will be accepted as long as there are no outstanding balances on your JCC account. Camp registrations will not be processed if any balance is owed on your JCC account. All payments will first be applied to any outstanding balances prior to applying payments to camp.

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: JCC Members will receive an 8% Discount off of their entire registration as long as they complete the registration process and pay the appropri-ate deposit on or before March 21, 2014. Any registrations or changes received after March 21 will be charged at the Member Rate for each camp plus a $30 change fee.

    NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: Camp enrollment opens to the community on April 1. Payment in full is required at time of regis-tration for Non-Members.

    HOW TO REGISTER: Register by mail, in person or online at www.jccsanantonio.org/camp. The registration form must be completed in full and returned with deposit ($75 per child) and payment option selection. Please print all information neatly; and fully complete all blanks. If you have questions, contact the Camp Office at 210-302-6859.

    REGISTRATION DEPOSIT: An initial non-re-fundable deposit of $75 per child is required at the time of registration and will be applied toward your total camp balance.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS: JCC Members may pay in full at time of registration or by one of the following installment plans: 3-Installment Payment Plan: equal pay-ments due May 1, June 1 and July 1.Long-Term Payment Plan: Members with a $1000 or higher balance after deposits: Equal payments from time of registration through August 1; due on the first of each month. Installment must be paid via credit card or EFT only (cash/checks not accepted for installment payments). Payment in full is required at time of registration for Non-Members.

    MEDICAL FORMS: The American Camp As-sociation and the State of Texas require that all campers must have an up-to-date medi-cal form on file before attending any camp. J-Camp requires these forms to be turned in by May 23, 2014. You may download a medical form from the camp website or you may pick one up in the Camp Office. Camp-ers will not be permitted to participate until the form is completed, signed and turned into the Camp Office.

    DROPS & TRANSFERS: The JCC provides camp for over 400 children each summer. To drop/change camp options, parents must complete, sign and hand-deliver, mail or fax the Drop/Transfer form to the Camp Office. You may request the form from the Camp Office. Verbal requests in person or over the phone will not be accepted. Important Note! Each Drop or Transfer will be assessed a $30 change fee per child. In addition, if transferring to an alternate camp after March 21, 2014, the rate paid for the original camp will be credited, the entire member rate will be charged for the alternate camp selected and the $30 change fee will also be applied (in other words, the Early Bird Discount will not apply.)

    Registration GuidelinesCamps listed in this document are for children entering Grades K-12. The JCCs Early Child-hood Department offers full-time and part-time programming for children 4 weeks to 5 years

    of age. Call 210-302-6846 or visit www.jccsanantonio.org/ECD for more information.

  • REFUND POLICY: The Camp Deposit of $75 per child is non-refundable. Refunds for payment above the deposit (less $30 change fee) will only be given if notice of cancella-tion is given in writing, using the following schedule. If cancellation is given: More than 21 days before camp start date, refund is 100% 7-21 days before camp start date, refund is 50% Less than 7 days before camp start date, refund is 0%.

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited financial assistance is available for JCC Member families who qualify. Members are respon-sible for initiating the process and requesting and completing the appropriate application. Requests are confidential and must be substantiated by approved documentation and a confidential, in-person interview. Ap-plications must be submitted no later than March 21 and must be accompanied by a completed camp registration form. For more details, contact Lauren Ross at 210-302-6865. Funds will be distributed based on availability, need and on a first-come, first-served basis.

    SPECIAL NEEDS INCLUSION PROGRAM: Our Inclusion Program is designed to include children with special needs into our summer day-camp setting. Our program attempts to include as many campers with special needs as we can, however, spaces are limited and families must apply. Applications must be received no later than March 21 and must be accompanied by a camp registration form. For more information, call Lisa Guerrero at 210-302-6959.

    CAMP HOURS: Full-day camps run from 9am to 3:30pm; Monday through Friday.

    PICK-UP & DROP-OFF: To ensure a safe and secure camp setting, parents or a parent designee (adults over 16 only) of campers in Grades K-4 are required to walk kids in and out of camp and must sign in/out their children each day.

    EXTENDED CARE SERVICES K-4: Camp-ers entering Grades K-4 who arrive before 9am or stay past 3:30pm are required to enroll in Early Stay (7-9am) and/or Late Stay (3:30-6pm) for an additional fee.

    EXTENDED CARE GRADES 5-12: JCC Member campers entering Grades 5-12 who arrive after 7:30am or stay until 6pm are invited to utilize the JCC Youth Lounge at no additional charge. For non-member youth lounge rates, please call the Camp Office. In order to maintain this privilege, campers are required to sign and comply with the code of conduct contract and sign themselves in and out both in the morning and afternoon.

    FOOD: Each camper must bring a kosher-style lunch each day see the Parent Manual for kosher-style lunch suggestions. Lunches are kept in a cool, dry location but are NOT refrigerated. Kosher snacks are provided by the JCC; although parents are encouraged to send additional snacks for their child. Campers are not permitted to purchase food from the Cafe or vending machines during the camp day.

    CAMP WITH FRIENDS: Part of the fun of summer camp is making new friends; however, if your child has a friend they would like to be placed with in camp, please note the friends name on the registration form. Where space and age requirements permit, we will do our best to accommodate mutual requests.

    CAMP T-SHIRTS: All campers will receive a commemorative camp T-shirt. Please indi-cate preferred size on the registration form.

    Registration Guidelines cont.

    SUMMER 2014

  • You Can Rock, Too! Host an Israeli ShaliachShlichim are college-aged youth from Israel who spend their summers working as camp counselors throughout the U.S. Each summer, we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to host two Shlichim who enhance our camp program by building a bridge between American youth and Israeli culture. These talented young adults go through an intensive screening and training process in Israel in preparation for working with our children here at J-Camp.

    We are looking for local families to host our two Shlichim accommodating one or both indi-viduals for a two- or three-week period of time providing them with a welcoming family and friendly San Antonio environment. It is an incredible opportunity for families, especially those with children in our camp. Think of it as bringing Israel to your family!

    If you are interested, please call the Rachel Rustin at 210-302-6969 today!

    JCC MembershipWhile JCC membership is not required to enroll kids into our summer camp programs, being a JCC member is a great way to save money with the Early Bird Discount and enjoy all the benefits of membership including access to our full-service fitness and aquatics facilities and services all year long! Call Cathy Pottorf, Director of Member Services, at 210-302-6870 for information or come by for a tour.Category Monthly Dues Registration FeeFamily Plus $103 $75Family $81 $75 Single Parent $62 $75Member Get a Member If you are a JCC Member and you refer a family to join the JCC, you can earn up to ONE FREE MONTH OF DUES. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/mgm to download a referral card to fill out and bring in on your next visit. Or just tell the person you referred to let us know you referred them!

    All Camp Family Night Showcase ExtravaganzasJoin us for the Camp Talent Show and Parent Night on July 10 at 6pm, for first session and on August 7 at 6pm, for second session. Shows will feature each group and their counsel-ors who will present their unique talents. Families are invited to sing and dance along, and of course, bring the video cameras.

    JCC Summer Campis accredited by theAmerican CampingAssociation (ACA).We are proud to beone of only threelocal camps toachieve this level ofprestige. ACAstandards help withevery aspect of campmanagement/operation.See more on our websiteor visit www.acacamps.org. Get Ready to Rock!

  • LEGOs (Entering Grades K-1) Come join the professionals from Bricks for Kids for a special pirate-themed LEGO camp.Have fun building ships and cool gadgets, while also enjoying arts, games, sports, swimming and much more! Children will learn about J-Camp in a friendly and developmentally appropriate manner. A JCC Early Childhood professional will help make it an easy transition.

    Theatre 101 (Entering Grades 1-8)Campers will participate in theatre and movement games, creative dramatics, scene and monologue performance, musi-cal theatre performance, play reading, and much more! We will concentrate on stage fundamentals as well as building confi-dence, and an appreciation for the per-forming arts! Swimming is also included.

    Sports of All Sorts (Entering Grades 2-6)Participate in a variety of sports with op-portunities to try out games from around the world. Well also explore American favorites like tennis, basketball and softball.Activities include swimming and a sports-related field trip.

    H2Oasis Swim Camp (Entering Grades 2-6)Camper must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 meters) without assistance.Led by the JCC Aquatics staff, campers will spend the mornings learning the basic techniques of a variety of strokes including freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly. After lunch, well jump back into the pool for games, relay races and more. Campers, bring your bathing suits, towel, sunscreen, flip flops, tennis shoes, socks and swim shirts each and every day.

    *Tennis Pre-Camp (Entering Grades 2-8)Jump into summer swinging a racquet and making Aces! This camp includes instruc-tion, drills, games and matches. Bring your swimsuit and towel for some much needed cool-off time in the pool each day.

    Pre-CampsJCC Members receive an 8% Early Bird Discount off the Member Rate

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