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School-Age Camps
Photo of two campers and a counselor working on a project during the JCC's 2018 Coding Camp.

8 Weeks: Monday–Friday • July 1 – August 23, 2019 (no camp July 4)

  • For children entering grades 1–6.
  • Full weeks only, 9 am – 4 pm.
  • Optional early and late care available:
    Mornings 7:30–9 am, afternoons 4–6 pm.
  • Held on-site at the JCC except for certain off-site specialty camps and scheduled off-site field trips.
  • The camp day begins and ends at the JCC.

Camp Romano offers school-age children a variety of adventurous and enriching programs which provide opportunities to establish lasting friendships and gain experience "by doing."

If you're looking for a traditional, all around summer day camp experience, look no further than our Nitzanim Day Camp. This camp is geared toward the child who wants an exciting variety of activities. It's ideally suited for first-time campers and younger campers.

With our diverse Specialty Camps, kids get to explore a specific interest area for an entire week. From rocketry and basketball to gymnastics and horseback riding, the toughest part will be deciding which camps to choose! In addition to 2-4 hours each day of dedicated time in the specialty activity, campers get to go swimming and do other cool stuff.

Two primary camp options are available for school-age children:

Nitzanim Day Camp Fun-filled traditional summer camp
Offered weeks 1-8 (no camp July 4)
Price: $180week members, $230/week non-members
For children entering grades 1–6

Think of our Nitzanim Day Camp as your traditional, all around summer day camp experience. It offers a little something for everyone and is ideally suited for first-time campers and younger campers who want to experience an exciting variety of activities. It is many of the specialty camps all rolled into one with an emphasis on weekly themes. Specialists lead activities in arts and crafts, sports and games, Israeli culture with a visiting Israeli scout counselor, drama and nature.

Daily instructional and recreational swimming and a weekly Shabbat celebration round out some of Nitzanim's activities. Each week includes an off-site field trip. One day each week is supplemented with a field day with themed activities. Fridays are known as "Super Fridays" where campers create their own schedules and choose between traditional activities (sports, arts) and alternative activities (slip-and-slide, scavenger hunts, wacky water fun and more).

Specialty Camps
Offered weeks 1-8 (no camp July 4)
Premium Plus (P+) – $325/week members, $350/week non-members
Premium (P) – $260/week members, $325/week non-members
Level A – $235/week members, $300/week non-members
Level B – $215/week members, $280/week non-members
For children entering grades 1–6

The JCC's more than 30 Specialty Camps allow kids to explore a specific interest area for an entire week. Choose from arts, sports, nature, gymnastics, rocketry and more! Descriptions for all of our Specialty Camps can be found starting on page 6 of our Camp Guide.

In addition to each camp's special focus area, campers participate in daily Red Cross swim instruction and recreational swimming. Some swim times may be limited due to schedules and possible travel times. A typical Specialty Camp day includes 30 minutes of instructional swim, 45 minutes of recreational swimming and 2–4 hours of dedicated time in the specialty activity. After registering, you will receive detailed camp-specific information.


Late Night and Overnight Fun
Campers have the opportunity to attend our optional late nights and overnight for an additional fee when enrolled in weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8. All late nights will include dinner, late swimming and a special activity. The overnights will include dinner on Thursday, breakfast on Friday and a camp-wide cookout for lunch. Campers must be enrolled in a school-age camp the week of the late night or overnight. For further details, see page 4 of our Camp Guide.

Yachad Program
Once again this summer, the JCC is looking forward to offering its Yachad (meaning “all together” in Hebrew) inclusion program for school-age children with special needs. The program is designed to create a sense of community among all participants and help Yachad campers develop feelings of belonging and independence. There will be no additional cost to enroll qualified children in the Yachad program provided the JCC’s grant funding is approved again this year. For further details, see page 4 of our Camp Guide.

Bus Transportation
Optional neighborhood bus transportation is available for $18 per week. See the neighborhood bus stops listed on page 5 of our Camp Guide. Parents may drop off and pick up their children at the JCC, as transportation is not available in all areas. Transportation is not available for ECDP campers, school-age campers attending early and/or late care, or After-Camp Clinics.

Register Early!
Early registration is recommended as many sessions fill up and closeout quickly. Camp Romano registration will continue throughout the spring and close at the start of each camp session or when a session is full, whichever comes first. A discount for siblings is available. A limited number of scholarships in the form of financial aid are also available. The scholarship application deadline is May 29, 2019.

Questions? Call us at 315-445-2360 or download our full 2019 camp guide with registration forms (PDF, 5.02 MB).