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CENTER CAMPS

 

 518-438-6651 x113 or AndrewK@albanyjcc.org

Spend your summers at the Albany JCC Center Camps. At the Albany JCC, we strive to maintain quality camp programming for campers of all ages and create opportunities for campers to foster and create new friendships. We infuse Jewish values into all aspects of camp and encourage campers to explore new interests, develop social skills all while enhancing their self – esteem. We create a culture of fun for every single camper all in a caring, nurturing and safe environment. We are a place for everyone!

Meet our Camp Staff!

                                               

 

2019 Summer Camp Registration will re-open this March during our Annual Purim Carnival!!

 

 

Summer 2019 Dates of Camp: July 1st - August 16th (August 23rd for Camp Taf)

 

 

 

 

Camp Taf is our day camp for ages 3  - entering kindergarten and is run onsite in the Raymond & Ruth D. Laven Early Childhood Center. 

Dates: July 1 - August 23

Times: Half Day - 9am - 1pm or Full Day - 9am - 4:30pm 

Early Care - 7:30 - 9am and Late Care - 4:30 - 6pm is available for an additional fee

Activities include:

  • Red Cross swim instruction
  • Afternoon Recreational swim
  • Sports & Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nature
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theme Days
  • Use of the Alfred & Pitoniak Family Playground
  • Kindergarten trip to Camp Olam

  

Camp Olam is our day camp for entering 1st - 6th graders and is located at our offsite camp property near Grafton, NY.

Dates: July 1 - August 16

Times: 9am - 4:30pm 

Early Care - 7:30 - 9am and Late Care - 4:30 - 6pm at the Albany JCC is available for an additional fee 

 

*Daily bus transportation to camp! - drop off and pick up at Albany JCC (drop off and pick  up at Camp Olam available)

Activities include:

  • Red Cross swim instruction
  • Afternoon Recreational swim
  • Ropes Course
  • Sports & Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nature
  • Dancing & Music
  • Theme Days
  • Archery (5th & 6th graders only)
  • Overnights at Camp Olam for each age group
  • 2 trips to Teen Camp for our 6th graders

Horseback riding - we have partnered again with One Trick Pony to offer horseback riding for our 5th & 6th graders on Wednesdays(not week 2) throughout the summer - $40 per week.

Need directions to Olam? Click here!

 

Teen Camp is our day camp for entering 7th - 10th graders.

Dates: July 1 - August 10

Times: 9am - 4:30pm 

Complementary Early Care - 7:30 - 9am and Late Care - 4:30 - 6pm at the Albany JCC for Teen Campers

*Daily bus transportation to camp! - drop off and pick up at Albany JCC 

Activities include:

  • Water skiing, kneeboard & wakeboarding instruction
  • Tubing fun
  • Canoeing, sailing and kayaking (instructional & recreational)
  • Land Sports (volleyball, ultimate frisbee and fun on the beach)
  • Recreational swim
  • Day trips each week
  • Trip to Club Getaway (Tuesday July 10 - Friday July 13) - click here for more information about Club Getaway

Rogers Rock, Lake George - Monday August 12 - Friday August 16. End the summer with a blast. Enjoy hiking, tubing, water skiing, campfires and s'mores! *Rogers rock trip can't be campers first week of camp, no exceptions*

 

Specialty Camps at the Albany JCC are specialized camps focusing on STEM and sports - visit our specialty camp page to  learn about all the options we offer.

 

CIT (Counselor in Training) Program at Olam is our leadership development program for those who will be 15 by July 1, 2019

Dates: July 1 - August 16 (choose first four weeks, last four weeks or all seven weeks)

Times: 9am - 4:30pm 

 

  • Leadership development program to gain skills/knowledge in group dynamics, role modeling and activity planning
  • Work with camp staff and specialists in planning, set up and teaching of activities
  • All applicants must be interviewed and accepted into the program - email Drew Katz to apply for the CIT program

 

Have more questions - AndrewK@albanyjcc.org to email our Camp Director!

 

JCC CAMP TESTIMONIALS:

"Our daughters have gone to the JCC Summer Camps for most of their lives.  They love the Camps, the camp counselors and staff and all the activities that are offered at Camp Olam and Teen Camp, as well as the trips that both camps offer throughout the summer.  These camps offer activities, like boating, ropes, zip line and water skiing that are generally only offered at sleep away camps and they are probably the closest things you can get to the sleep away camp experience at a day camp.  The camper to staff ratios are ideal and counselors and staff truly know each camper and provide them with individualized attention. The counselors and staff are also responsive to camper's and/or parent's concerns and/or questions.  Through their experiences at Camp Olam and Teen Camp, we have watched both our daughters' self-confidence grow, as well as their athletic ability and love of water sports.  They both cherish the lasting friendships they have formed with fellow campers, counselors and staff over the many summers they have spent at these camps.
~Victoria & Mark, JCC Camp Parents

"I love all of the Outdoor fun. I love fishing, canoeing, hiking...where do I end?!" - Olivia, JCC Camp Olam camper

"My favorite was Gaga, canoeing, and swimming in our JCC Camp Olam lake. I can't wait to do more Ropes!" - Ben, JCC Camp Olam camper

"I love every activity! I also love getting to know the other kids." - Rebecca, JCC Camp Olam camper

 "As a mom sending her kids off to Day Camp for the first time, I was scared. Handing over my kids to complete strangers on the first day was hard. I wondered if the kids were going to be okay; if I was going to be okay. At pick up, the kids started to tell us all about what had happened. They didn't stop talking for hours. What stood out the most to me was a phone call that came from one of the Unit Heads from Camp Olam. My son isn't supposed to go five feet off the ground but he really wanted to try the Holy Cow Swing (Ropes Element). The Unit Head saw a spark in my son and took the time to call and let us know that he really wanted to try. I put my trust in the JCC Camp Olam staff. I am very glad I did." - Jenn S., JCC Camp Olam parent