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August 20, 2017 Update

Our 2017 summer day camp season has ended.
Thank you to all of our awesome campers for making this a great summer. Hope you all had a blast and we hope to see you again next summer!
Teen Camp

Campers and camp counselors in the JCC of Syracuse's SyraCruisin' Teen Travel Camp pose for a quick photo outside the Covanta Waste to Energy facility in Jamesville on July 26 before going on a roadside litter cleanup near the plant. The group also toured the Covanta facility and got a firsthand look at sustainable waste management.

SyraCruisin' Teen Travel Camp

  • 5 Weeks (Monday–Friday):
    • Week 3 – July 10–14, 2017
    • Week 4 – July 17–21, 2017
    • Week 5 – July 24–28, 2017
    • Week 7 – August 7–11, 2017
    • Week 8 – August 14–18, 2017
  • Price: $233/week members, $286/week non-members
  • For young teens entering grades 7–10
  • Full weeks only, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Optional early and late care available;
    mornings 7:30–9 am, afternoons 4–6 pm.
  • Discount for JCC members.
  • The camp day begins and ends at the JCC.

SyraCruisin’ offers teens the opportunity to embark on a new adventure each day. The camp’s local and regional field trips encourage social and cultural awareness, community service, team building and fun—of course! Each session will feature different field trips so each day will be completely different from the next. Enrollment for SyraCruisin’ is on a weekly basis and four optional overnights are available as well.


Other JCC summer camp teen and pre-teen programs include the Junior Camp Aide program, Camp Aide and Counselor in Training (CIT). Enrollment for these programs are on a weekly basis. Both the camp aide and CIT programs require current JCC family membership to enroll.

The following teen and pre-teen programs are also available.

Junior Camp Aide

  • For campers entering grades 7–10
  • 3 weeks: Monday–Friday
    • Week 1: June 26–30, 2017
    • Week 2: July 3–7, 2017 (no camp July 4)
    • Week 6: July 31 – August 4, 2017

This program is designed for pre-teens and young teens who are too old for our School-Age Camp but still too young to become a Camp Aide or CIT. Junior Camp Aides will learn valuable skills such as teamwork and cooperation as they prepare to become a future Camp Aide or CIT. Participants will still be able to enjoy the daily camp experience while taking on more responsibility than the average camper. The Junior Camp Aide fee is $103 per week for JCC of Syracuse members and $155 per week for non-members.

Camp Aide

  • Camp Aides must be 14-years old at time of attendance
  • Weeks 1–8 (no camp July 4)

Each Camp Aide will work with a counselor as a job coach during his or her week at the JCC. The Camp Aide will be assigned to a group and assist the counselors and CITs. Camp Aides will have the added advantage of participating in the programs of their group. Swimming, field trips and overnights are all included in this camp. Camp Aides may be required to attend a meeting/training with the Camp Director. Though there is no guarantee of group assignments, the Camp Director will work with the Camp Aides in order to accommodate their interests. Requests are encouraged, but not guaranteed. JCC Family Membership is required to enroll in the Camp Aide program. The fee is $103 per week. Space is limited.

Counselor in Training (CIT)

  • CITs must be 15-years old at time of attendance
  • Weeks 1–8 (no camp July 4)

Develop leadership skills, learn the basics of camp counseling, and provide support to camp groups. Each CIT will be assigned to a group that he or she will assist all week long. CITs will report to counselors and the head counselor for job duties. An interview may be required prior to acceptance. CITs may need to attend counselor meetings and/or training. This is a great way to get some experience before applying to be a Camp Counselor at the JCC next summer! JCC Family Membership is required to enroll in CIT. The CIT fee is $52 per week. Space is Limited.

Questions? Call us at 315-445-2360 or download our full camp guide with registration forms (PDF, 2.65 MB).