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Specialty Camps at the JCC

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Specialty Camps at the JCC

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 and fashion design to scuba diving and drone flying, we have it all!

Times for Specialty Camps: Full Day* - 9:00am - 4:30pm ⋅ Half Day Morning - 9:00am - 12:00pm ⋅ Half Day Afternoon - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

*most full day camps have recreational swim from 3pm - 4pm each day
*If you sign up for 2 half day options - morning and afternoon during the same session we will provide coverage during for lunch from 12pm - 1pm*

Cost: EBMR = Early Bird Member Rate (3/1 - 4/30)/ MDR = Member Discount Rate (5/1 - Camp)/ RR = Regular Rate (3/1 - Camp)

Half Day: $215/$230/$260

Full Day: $295/$315/$345

AFTERNOON POST CAMP at the JCC (offered Weeks 9 & 10): $75/$85/$100

 

Mad Science 

Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands - on applications of the scientific principles presented. Campers create, build and assemble a variety of take-home projects while exploring how science affects the world around us.

Sessions offered:

Dates TBD - Half Day Morning - (7 - 11 year olds) - Brixology - Step into the shoes of an engineer! Using LEGO bricks, campers will explore engineering fields, and participate in collaborative challenges to solve real-world problems, while using critical thinking, cooperation and creative problem-solving skills to test and improve creations.

Dates TBD - Half Day Afternoon  (7 - 11 year olds) - Red Hot Radical Robots - Discover the world of robots inspired by science fiction writers like Isaac Asimov and Karl Capek. Build an OWI EM4Robot to take home. Learn about robot programming with Mad Science’s Baby Steps and Sandwich programming. Program to navigate through an obstacle course.

Dates TBD - Half Day Afternoon (7 - 11 year olds) - 3...2...1 Blast Off! - This action packed week focuses solely on rockets and rocket flight. Learn about model rocket design, building, aerodynamics, propulsion, launching, safety, recovery, and repair. Take part in daily launches. Take home your own rockets and an abundance of model rocket knowledge.

 

  

Club Scientific 

Club Scientific introduces campers to the fun of science through hands-on interactive experiments, adventures and entertainment. Campers experience how science stuff works in the real world - presenting programs in a nurturing, encouraging environment where campers build self- esteem with learning.

Sessions offered:

Dates TBD - Half Day Morning - (6 - 11 year olds) - Coding & Games with Robots - Meet Dash, Dot and Ozobot. Using robots campers will participate in maze challenges and obstacle courses. These educational robots walk students through coding and programming using fun interactive games where campers build and test their skills in math and help them to think further to solve their interactive games. Campers will learn how to code their robots to do different commands.

Dates TBD - Half Day Morning -  (6 - 11 year olds) - Lego Robotics & Drones - The sky is the limit in this camp!  Young engineers will learn to build and code robots and drones.  Campers will build and customize their own personal talking interactive robot friend, code its behavior and complete fun activities. In addition, campers will make rebuild-able, crash-friendly drones using LEGO® bricks. 

 

 

Rocketry Camp

Back by popular demand! Blast off this week and learn the physics behind launching a rocket and construct your own to be launched on the last day of camp. Camp is taught by Bob Neudel.

Sessions offered:

Dates TBD - 9am - 12:30pm (8 - 13 year olds) 

  

Scuba Camps - PADI Seal Team Aqua Mission

Ever wanted to learn how to scuba dive? This is the camp for you. Campers will start the week learning the basics of scuba diving and going through a safety orientation. They will then get in our pool and put their skills to use. Each day has goals, games and skills where campers earn points towards PADI certification.

Sessions offered:

Dates TBD - Half Day Afternoon (8 - 14 year olds)

Dates TBD - Half Day Afternoon (8 - 14 year olds)

 

Circus Camp  

Campers will learn the athleticism and artistry of circus and theater performance in this fun and high energy camp. They will develop a sense of confidence and build skills on any level - from process to performance. Campers will work towards producing a performance to be put on the last day of camp! Circus camp is run by Sean Fagan, director of Circus Theatricks 

Sessions offered:

Dates TBD - Full Day (7 - 14 year olds)

 

Capital Region Basketball Boot Camp  

Join the area's top skills development camp! Spend the day learning skills, running drills and having fun. All campers will receive a t-shirt and basketball.

Sessions offered:

Dates TBD - Full Day - (9 -14 year olds)

Dates TBD - Full Day - (9 - 14 year olds)

Challenger British Sports Camp 

Learn from the Brits themselves! Learn skills and practice drills from various British - style sports. Increase gross motor skills and coordination all while having fun. Sports include tag, rugby, kwik cricket, rounders and netball.

Sessions offered:

Dates TBD - Half Day Morning (5 - 11 year olds)

Dates TBD - August 24 - Full Day (7 - 11 year olds)

 

Challenger British Soccer Camp 

Learn from the Brits themselves! Learn skills and practice drills as well as participate in games. Receive a challenger sports soccer ball and t-shirt.

 Sessions offered:

Dates TBD - Half Day Morning (5 - 11 year olds)

Dates TBD - Full Day (7 - 11 year olds)

 

 

Ultimate Frisbee Camp *New for summer 2019

 The Albany Ultimate Disc Association will teach campers the rules of the game and how to play. Basic disc skills and drills will be practiced and games will be played. Ultimate builds character, confidence and sportsmanship!

Sessions offered:

Dates TBD - Half Day Afternoon (6 - 11 year olds)

Dates TBD - Half Day Afternoon (6 - 11 year olds)

 

Troy Art Center - Wearable Art & Fashion Design  *New for Summer 2018

Art isn't just something to hang on the wall. what about the art that's hanging in your closet, or around you neck? In this week long camp you will concentrate on making art that you can wear. Using a variety of art materials, you will create fashionable design illustrations, unique wearable art, and fashion accessories. At the end of camp, bring your ideas to life during the fashion show. 

Sessions offered:

Dates TBD - Full day (8 - 11 year olds)

 

Afternoon Post Camp at the JCC

After a fun filled morning at your specialty camp, spend the afternoon at the JCC. Play games, sports and run around our playground. Recreational swim from 3 - 4pm each day. Afternoon post camp runs 12 - 4:30pm each day and is for 5 - 11 year olds.

Sessions offered:

Dates TBD