General Information

Camp at LFJCC

We will be offering traditional camps for ages 18 months – 9th grade, including Keshet, Gesher, Lego, Language, Stream, Music, Hevra, Theater, Sports, and Tsofim Caravan. These will take place at the LFJCC.  

Satellite Locations

Uniquely this year, we will have satellite locations (minimum enrollment required) at the following partner sites:

  • Congregation Beth El | La Jolla
  • Temple Emanu-El (Del Cerro)
  • Congregation Beth Am | Carmel Valley
  • Temple Adat Shalom | Poway

We will be offering traditional camps for grades K-6. Depending on location, each site can safely accommodate 30-60 campers. The same health and safety guidelines apply.  Extended care hours will be available.

Virtual Camps

Camp Jaycee will also offer virtual specialty camps for grades K-7. These camps will be diverse, creative, and will provide hours of camp-like interactive entertainment for your campers. More information about our virtual specialty camps will be available at campjaycee.com within the coming days.

CAMP HOURS

Regular Camp Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Half-Day Camp Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Camp Keshet only)

EXTENDED CARE HOURS & FEES

Extended hours before and after camp are available for an additional fee at the JCC and satellite locations. Afternoon extended hours for preschool-aged campers are available only after 3:30 p.m.

Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We are taking steps to limit those individuals with whom your camper will be in contact. Therefore you must notify us in writing whether you will need either early morning or afternoon/evening care or both. Please email Campjaycee@lfjcc.org as soon as possible if you need these services so that we can confirm our groupings.

Fee per child, per hour:
$12.00/JCC Member; $11.00/Non-member

Fee for late pick-up is $1.00 per minute.

Safety and Cleaning Protocols

For each camp, we are following best practices guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and on behalf of the American Camp Association (ACA) and state and local regulatory agencies (collectively “The Regulatory Agencies”). All camp groups will have between 10-12 campers with two counselors and groups will not intermingle. Per the recommended guidelines we are striving to provide each group with as much outdoor activity as possible. 

All LFJCC staff will be wearing face masks at all times. All campers ages 2 and up will be asked to wear masks also. If your younger campers want to wear a face mask, they are encouraged to do so.

Each morning at drop-off your child will have a health check. You and your camper will stay in your car and then be directed to an area where you will be greeted by an LFJCC staff member who will conduct a health screening with a no-touch thermometer. Children with temperatures over 100.4 are not permitted to attend camp. We also ask that parents take their own temperature at home to safely take part in our carpool system. Any parents not feeling well or having a temperature over 100 degrees, please stay home.

After the temperature check, children will sanitize their hands and walk to their camp group.

All camp staff will be involved in systematic and regular cleaning of all camp areas. Each camp group will have designated space indoors and outdoors to limit their contact with other groups. Counselors, professional and facility staff will all conduct frequent cleaning of all common surfaces including but limited to door handles, restroom fixtures, chairs, and tables.

COVID-19 Waiver

Signed COVID-19 waivers are required.

Travel Prior to Camp

Anyone traveling from out of the country must self-quarantine for 14 days prior to joining camp.

Camps Locations and Transportation

All Camp Jaycee groups will be limited to 10-12 campers with 2 counselors to provide for social and physical distancing. Groups will not intermingle. Due to these regulations, unlike previous summers, camp enrollment will be much smaller and we will not be able to provide transportation to and from camp for families. With this in mind, in order to provide easier access to more families, we are working with partner organizations in Carmel Valley, La Jolla, and Poway to serve as satellite locations for Camp Jaycee.

Swimming at Camp

At the current time, we are uncertain when we will be permitted to open our outdoor swimming pool. We realize that swimming is a major part of summer camp and we will offer water play options if we are unable to open the pool. However, if we are able to open the pool during the camp season, we have created safe protocols for pool use. This includes limiting the number of campers who may use the pool at any one time, and staggering the groups’ entries and exits into the pool area. Camp groups will have segregated changing areas which will be continually disinfected throughout the day.

For Satellite Camps, please note the swimming will not be included as an activity as we are unable to bus campers to the LFJCC, however, each camp group will incorporate water fun into the schedule daily. 

Field Trips

Following the guidance provided by the CDC, State and local regulatory agencies, and ACA, field trips and sleep-away travel will not be offered this summer. We will bring virtual special guests to enhance our campers’ experience each week. 

Pick-up and Drop-off

The Camp Jaycee carpool system will be modified to allow for health checks and campers to move safely to their designated camp tent on the LFJCC field. The pick-up system will also take longer in order to keep the campers physically distant. Please allow for more time during drop-off and pick-up. More details will be available during orientation.

Shabbat

In order to keep in compliance with the above guidelines, Shabbat will be celebrated within individual camp groups.

Orientation

We will be holding a series of virtual orientations for parents during the week of June 15. You will be notified as to your specific time for your orientation. Without any unforeseen circumstances, camp will begin as scheduled on June 22.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. In order to apply for scholarships, your JCC account must be in good standing. Submission deadline is March 2, 2020. Requests received after this date will be considered only if funds are available.

2019 tax returns must be provided. Payment plans are available by bank draft options.

For more information visit the Financial Aid page or contact Accounting: 858.362.1146.

INCLUSION

Please indicate if your child has special needs by checking the inclusion section on the application.Parents are encouraged to research alternative summer programs since we are not able to accommodate all families who apply.

For further questions please contact Wendy Smith, Inclusion Manager: 858.362.1123.

PAYMENT PLAN

Payment plans are available for summer camp. Please call Cynthia Zena for more information: 858.362.1146.

COVID-19 MODIFICATIONS

Camps are being modified as follows according to recommendations of The Regulatory Agencies:

GENERAL MODIFICATIONS

For each camp, we are following best practices guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and on behalf of the American Camp Association (ACA) and state and local regulatory agencies (collectively “The Regulatory Agencies”). All camp groups will have between 10-12 campers with two counselors.  In order to limit campers exposure to many people, the individual camp groups will not intermingle with other groups.  While each group will have dedicated space inside and outside, we will provide each group with as much outdoor activity as possible. 

For Satellite Camps, please note the swimming will not be included as an activity as we are unable to bus campers to the LFJCC, however each camp group will incorporate water fun into the schedule daily.  

KESHET

Camp Keshet is for the youngest campers to have an incredible summer located within the Nierman Preschool campus.  There are planned activities throughout the day. Under the guidance of qualified and experienced staff, many activities will be project based as a group activity. There will also be opportunities for individual expression.  Activities include art, music and movement, gardening, games and cooking.  There will be dress up days such as crazy hair day, sports day, rainbow colors day and pajama day which helps create a “camp spirit”. National and Jewish holidays will be celebrated. There will be scheduled outdoor time to include free play, gardening, sports and water play.  In addition children will be celebrating Shabbat every Friday which includes candles, wine (juice) and challah blessings where they will share Challah.

There will be no field trips this year. Camp Keshet has added water features so children will have water play directly on the Nierman Preschool campus.

Napping will be available in each room.  Children who do not nap will be engaged in extra activities such as music and movement, art and games. There is an enhanced non-toxic cleaning and sanitizing protocol with ongoing attention given throughout the day.

SPORTS CAMPS

Sports camps will be modified this year due to the COVID – 19 restrictions placed by the Regulatory Agencies.

Where there is minimal personal contact in a sport such as kickball, volleyball or tennis, the ball will be cleaned often and each player will wash their hands as much as possible as well as before and after the games. Where personal contact cannot be maintained, such as soccer, basketball or flag football, the activity will be in the form of an individual drill with each camper having his/her own ball or equipment. 

For those camps using shared items, sporting equipment (e.g. Tennis Rackets, baseball bats) etc. will be properly cleaned and disinfected between uses. We will provide each camper with dedicated equipment when feasible.  

We realize that swimming is a major part of summer camp. Currently, swimming pool usage has not been approved by the Regulatory agencies. If we are unable to use the pool, we will offer water fun options. When pool use is deemed appropriate, we will be limiting the number of campers who may use the pool at any one time (2 groups during one session separated into different areas of the pool), and staggering the groups’ entries and exits into the pool area. Camp groups will have segregated changing areas which will be continually disinfected throughout the day.

TRADITIONAL CAMPS

Our traditional camps will all be modified this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions placed by the State, and recommendations from the Regulatory Agencies.

For each of our traditional camps, steps will be continually undertaken to keep groups from intermingling and proper hand washing and sanitizing will be practiced throughout the day. For group sports type activities with minimal physical contact (volleyball, softball, kickball), the equipment and players’ hands will be cleaned as often as possible and especially before and after play. Where physical contact is difficult to prevent (basketball, flag football) the activity will be offered in the form of an individual drill rather than a competitive sport activity. For those camps using shared items, sporting equipment (e.g. Tennis Rackets, baseball bats) etc. will be properly cleaned and disinfected between uses. We will provide each camper with dedicated equipment when feasible.  

Arts and Crafts will be offered as a small group. The use of art supplies will be limited to the 10-12 campers in the group. For items that can be reused, they will be wiped down before and after use. 

Because we will be unable to have field trips or travel, campers will participate in a newly built curriculum for summer fun. Families will receive our camp calendar with themes for dress-up days and guides for special projects.

We realize that swimming is a major part of summer camp. Currently, swimming pool usage has not been approved by the Regulatory agencies. If we are unable to use the pool, we will offer water fun options. When pool use is deemed appropriate, we will be limiting the number of campers who may use the pool at any one time (2 groups during one session separated into different areas of the pool), and staggering the groups’ entries and exits into the pool area. Camp groups will have segregated changing areas which will be continually disinfected throughout the day.

Campers will have time to work with specialists (art, music, Judaics). Most of the specialists will be appearing virtually. If the specialist is available to come on-site, they will be wearing appropriate protective equipment and will stay physically distant from the campers.

THEATER CAMPS

We are happy to be able to offer theater camps this summer, however offering an ensemble production will be difficult as we maintain recommended limited group sizes without intermingling guidelines and hand hygiene. We will maintain the same group of instructors for each group of 10-12 campers. Therefore, productions will be in the form of either showcases with individuals or small groups performing formed from their small group of 10-12. We will have subject matter experts that will lead in workshops virtually. For in-person workshops, our guests will be wearing appropriate protective equipment and will stay physically distant from the campers.

We realize that swimming is a major part of summer camp. Currently, swimming pool usage has not been approved by the Regulatory agencies. If we are unable to use the pool, we will offer water fun options. When pool use is deemed appropriate, we will be limiting the number of campers who may use the pool at any one time (2 groups during one session separated into different areas of the pool), and staggering the groups’ entries and exits into the pool area. Camp groups will have segregated changing areas  which will be continually disinfected throughout the day.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Our specialty camps will be offered in a modified format this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions placed by the Regulatory Agencies.

In all cases the groups will be offered with a small number of campers (10-12). All counselors and specialty instructors will remain with the same group during the entire camp period. When we have subject matter experts leading the camps, most of them will lead virtually and the groups’ counselors will assist the campers in completing their projects. In some cases specialty instructors will be on-site to teach their campers.  For in-person experiences, our specialists will be wearing appropriate protective equipment and will stay physically distant from the campers.

For those camps using specialized items such as Legos, each camper will be provided with their own set to use during the entirety of the camp. Where items, such as art supplies, sporting equipment etc. are shared, each will be properly cleaned and disinfected between uses. 

We realize that swimming is a major part of summer camp.  Currently, swimming pool usage has not been approved by the Regulatory agencies. If we are unable to use the pool, we will offer water fun options. When pool use is deemed appropriate, we will be limiting the number of campers who may use the pool at any one time (2 groups during one session separated into different areas of the pool), and staggering the groups’ entries and exits into the pool area. Camp groups will have segregated changing areas  which will be continually disinfected throughout the day.

TSOFIM CARAVAN (TEEN CAMP) 

In typical summers, our teen camps travel all over San Diego and throughout the region. Under the new guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have had to make major modifications to the program. Because we will be unable to have field trips or travel, campers will participate in a newly built curriculum for summer fun including escape room challenges, Tik Tok video making and dance-offs, Top Chef cooking, social action initiatives and extreme team challenges. Each session will be filled with activities including sports, games, art, music, water fun and social action projects. The groups will be limited to 10-12 campers with two counselors and they will not intermingle with other camp groups.