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Specialty Camps at the JCC


Specialty Camps (Week 9 & 10) 

***Albany Schools will be starting school on Thursday, September 1st.  

This summer we have partnered with some amazing community and national organizations to offer a variety of specialty camp options suited to fit everyone’s curiosity. From specialized sports camps to STEAM activities, we have it all!

All Specialty Camps takes place at the Albany JCC, 340 Whitehall Rd. REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)!

Parent Handbook - Click to download PDF

  • If your child is attending two Specialty Camps that are running from 9am-12pm and then 1pm-4pm, the campers will have lunch with JCC Camp staff from 12pm-1pm here before joining the afternoon program.
  • Drop off for 9am Specialty Camps begins at 8:50am. Pick up is by the end time of that program listed below.

Options for 2022 (pricing below; 10% Sibling discount only applies to JCC Post Camp, not Specialty Camp options):

1) Circus Theatricks - August 22-26 (Waitlisted) and August 29-September 2 (10 spots left) from 9am-4pm for Ages 8-13

  • Join Sean-O and his staff from Circus Theatricks for a fun week of acrobatics, juggling, clowning around, and more! Tentative In Person Show at 2:30pm each Friday of Circus Camp for families at the JCC. Otherwise will be live on our Camp Shalom Facebook group. 

2) Mad Science - August 22-26 with Rocketry from 9am-12pm (Waitlisted) and Secret Agent from 1pm-4pm (6 spots left) for Ages 7-12

  • Morning Rocketry program will entail building rockets and launches on our fields! Afternoon Secret Agent Lab will involve fun spy programs and code breaking activities!

3) Challenger Soccer - August 22-26 from 9am-12pm for Ages 6-12 and 9am-4pm for Ages 8-12 (WAITLISTED)

  • Soccer skills, drills, and fun games in between all week on our back field. Campers will get their own Soccer Ball from Challenger Sports. Campers will need cleats and shin guards daily. Two Coaches will need housing for the week as well! Call the Camp Office to inquire. 

4) Kidz Art - August 29-September 2 from 9am-12pm for Ages 6-12 (WAITLISTED)

  • Explore 2D and 3D Modern Art using multiple mediums such as sculpting, painting, and drawing all week!

5) Club Scientific - August 29-September 2 from 1pm-4pm for Ages 6-12 (1 spot left)

  • Lego Robotics with Lego Spike coding language; learn to play, think critically, and solve complex problems!

6) Basketball Camp - August 29-September 2 from 9am-4pm for Ages 9-15 (7 spots left)

  • Basketball skills, drills, games and more all week with Capital Region Basketball Boot Camp led by Coach Jahmel Samuels!

7) JCC Post Camp - August 22-26 (WAITLISTED) and August 29-September 2 from 12pm-5:30pm for Ages 6-12 (9 spots left for Week 10 option)

  •  Afternoon option for morning Week 9 or Week 10 JCC Campers to cover a full day. Sports, Art, Playground time, and plenty of games all week! Must be registered for a Week 9 or Week 10 morning Specialty Camp option in order to register for this afternoon option.

Prices for Specialty Camps:

  • Circus Camp - $475/$425 JCC Members
  • Capital Region Basketball Boot Camp /Challenger Soccer Full Day- $410/$345 JCC Members
  • Challenger Soccer Half Day, Mad Science, Kidz Art, Club Scientific - $300/$270 JCC Members
  • JCC Afternoon Post Camp - $155/$125 JCC Members 

To inquire about our amazing Summer Programs, please email or call 518-438-6651 x113 or Miriam Shor at or 518-438-6651 x108. For any inquiries about JCC Pre-School Summer offerings for ages 4-5, please call our JCC Early Childhood at 518-689-0039. Thank you!