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School-Age Camps
Photo of a 2020 JCC Ceramics camper.

This year's summer camp will again include many
health and safety protocols to help everyone
stay safe while having fun.

Curbside drop-off and pick-up. Small groups with no commingling.
Hand washing stations.
Campers' belongings separated.
Masks must be worn indoors. No early care, late care or busing.

Excited for 2021 summer camp

We hope you're as excited as we are about bringing campers back to the JCC this summer. Now more than ever children need social interaction with peers for their continued wellbeing and development. We look forward to holding another fun, safe and memorable summer camp this year!


School-Age Summer Camp will run for 8 weeks:
Monday–Friday • June 28– August 20, 2021

  • For children entering grades 1–6.
  • Full weeks only, 9 am – 4 pm. Drop-off begins at 8:30 am and pick-up runs until 4:30 pm.
  • No early care, late care or bus pick-ups this summer.
  • Held on-site at the JCC except for certain off-site specialty camps and limited off-site field trips.
  • More offsite specialty camps and field trips planned this year!
  • The camp day begins and ends at the JCC.
  • Discount for JCC members.

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. For those seeking more focused activities, the JCC's high-quality Specialty Camps allow kids to explore a specific interest area for an entire week.


Two primary camp options available for school-age children:

Nitzanim Day Camp Fun-filled traditional summer camp
Offered weeks 1-8
Price: $190week members, $240/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, drama and nature.

Daily Red Cross instructional and recreational swimming and a weekly Shabbat celebration round out some of Nitzanim's activities. 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).

Because of continued group-size limits due to the coronavirus pandemic, each Nitzanim group will have a maximum of 15 campers. Should state/local guidance on group sizes change, we will look to make adjustments accordingly.

Specialty Camps
Offered weeks 1-8
Premium+ (P+) – $340/week members, $368/week non-members
Premium (P) – $272/week members, $340/week non-members
Level A – $245/week members, $315/week non-members
Level B – $225/week members, $295/week non-members
For children entering grades 1–6

The JCC's high-quality Specialty Camps allow kids to explore a specific interest area for an entire week. Although we've had to make adjustments this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're still offering a good variety of fun and engaging camps. Choose from arts, dance, cheerleading, gaming, sports, rocketry and more! Descriptions for all of this year's Specialty Camps can be found in our 2021 Camp Guide (PDF, 3.39 MB) on pages 6–9.

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.

2021 Weekly Themes (all campers)
Week 1 6/28 – 7/2 Happy Birthday America!
Week 2 7/5 – 7/9 Buggin' Out
Week 3 7/12 – 7/16 Summer Luau
Week 4 7/19 – 7/23 Once Upon a Disney Movie
Week 5 7/26 – 7/30 Wonderful World of Nature
Week 6 8/2 – 8/6 Wild and Wacky
Week 7 8/9 – 8/13 It's a Jungle Out There
Week 8 8/16 – 8/20 Marvel Universe


Bus Transportation
Bus transportation will not be offered this year.


Early and Late Care
We will not be offering early and late care this year.


Register Early!
Early registration is recommended as sessions can fill up quickly. Camp Romano registration will continue up until the start of each camp session or when a session is full, whichever comes first. Discount for JCC members. A discount for siblings is also available.
Download our School-Age Camp forms (PDF, 1.2 MB).


Download: 2021 Camp Guide (PDF, 3.39 MB)

Questions? Contact us at 315-445-2360 or