Welcome to Summer J-Camp 2024!

June 24 – August 23
J-Campers | Grades: K-6
Counselors in Training (CITs) | Grades: 7-10

The Dwares JCC team has been working hard to create the best Summer J-Camp experience for your child! We provide a diverse and welcoming environment for all our campers each week. Children enjoy a wide variety of activities that support their growth into well-rounded, lifelong learners. In a healthy, creative, and active environment of Judaic and secular values, J-Camp is built on four pillars of JAMS: Judaism, Arts, Movement (athletics), and STEM.

Using an experiential learning model, campers will delve into JAMS exploring teambuilding, swim lessons, sports, community, the arts, science, and many more activities! The daily schedule will rotate through every program activity we offer, as we strive to focus on the specific interests of each camper.

Not only do we offer programs on site, but we have weekly field trips and specials guests! In the past, field trips included the zoo, local parks, museums and more. Special guests have included animal folks, cultural performers, storytellers and more. Field trips and special guests will be confirmed closer to the start of camp.

Some users are experiencing technical difficulties with online registration and our team is working to resolve the issue. If you have any questions, please reach out to Rachel.

Please note: In order to register your child for J-Camp you will have to complete the registration fee portion first. Once you have paid for the registration fee you will be able to go back in and register your child for the weeks of J-Camp they would like to attend. If you are still experiencing difficulties, you may reach out to our camp director at raccetturo@jewishallianceri.org.

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J-Camp Weekly Themes 
Week 1: June 24 – 28     
Theme: Superheroes | Shalom: Peace 
Time to unite! It’s time to unleash your superhero. Campers will have fun creating their own superhero while fighting off villains throughout the week! 

Week 2: July 1 – 3 & 5 (Off for July 4) 
Theme: Stars & Stripes | Herut: Freedom 
It’s time to take a road trip and travel across the states! All activities this week will be based off what certain states are known for and the celebration of Independence! 

Week 3: July 8 –12  
Theme: Safari Adventure | Tza’ar Ba’alei Chayim: Protect Animals 
This week we will be creating our own safari experience! We will explore all different types of animals and creatures that live in the jungle from lions to elephants! 

Week 4: July 15 – 19
Theme: Blast from the Past | L’dor Vador: Connect Generations 
It’s time to travel back in time and get retro! Be prepared to travel through different periods of time and learn popular trends from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s & 10’s! 

Week 5: July 22 – 26  
Theme: J-Cation Camp Got Talent | Ometz: Have Courage 
Whether it’s singing, performing, inventions, or magic, we’ve got the space to celebrate every camper’s talent! Campers will practice their talents throughout the week and put on a performance at the end of the week! 

Week 6: July 29 – August 2    
Theme: Israel Week | Ahavat Yisrael: Love of (the People and land of) Israel 
This week will be all about Israel where campers will play Israeli games, nosh on Israeli food, and partake in traditional Israeli games! 

Week 7: August 5 – 9    
Theme: Around the World Olympics | Kehillah: Community 
Within this week, campers will travel to all different countries! They will create their own passport and learn about as many countries as they can in one week! And they will compete in real life Olympic sports including basketball, swimming and more!

Week 8: August 12 – 16    
Theme: Under the Sea | Tikkun Olam: Repair the World 
Don’t let the heat get to you because this will be one wild, wet, and water-filled week! Campers will enjoy different types of water activities from swimming to water balloon toss to water games! 

Week 9: August 19 – 23    
Theme: Under the Big Top | Lifnei Aver: Be Inclusive
Let’s end Summer J-Camp on a high note! This week we will clown around with fun activities and have an end of the summer carnival!

Arrival & Dismissal
Drop-off: 8:45- 9:00am
Pick-up: 3:45-4:00pm
Both drop-off and pick-up will be at the Sessions Street playground. On days with severe weather, drop-off and pick-up will be at the front lobby of the JCC.
Early Arrival option: as early as 8:00am- $10 daily
Extended Day option: as late as 5:30pm- $15 daily

Counselor-in-Training Program (Grades 7-10)
The Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT) helps with gaining valuable hands-on leadership skills needed to be a successful staff member and leader. CITs will have the opportunity to work independently and as part of a team, developing trust, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and effective communication skills. Each week, CITs will have workshops that will help them learn about leadership techniques as well as putting their skills in the classroom to use by practicing during camp! They will receive feedback from the CIT leader and reflect on their own observations and experiences all while having fun!

Registration Fee
JCC Members: $39
| Non-Members: $66

Weeks 1, 3-9
JCC Members: $303
| Non-members: $380
Week 2
JCC Members: $243
| Non-members: $304

Weeks 1, 3-9
JCC Members: $193
| Non-members: $221
Week 2
JCC Members: $155
| Non-members: $177

Early Bird Registration: Sign up by April 1 and save 5%!

Dwares JCC Membership Info
Those with a family membership at the Dwares JCC, who are in good standing, are eligible for member prices for J-Camp. You must be a member at the time of registration through the end of the camper’s enrollment.

Those who sign up for a JCC membership and send their child to Summer J-Camp, will receive 50% off their monthly membership rate during September and October. To become a member, contact Member Services at 401.421.4111 or MemberServices@JewishAllianceRI.org to learn more.  

Ready to sign-up?

For more information, contact Rachel Accetturo.