It might be cold outside, but it’s already time to start planning for summer! Day camp registration is now open for the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s (MJCCA) Day Camps and In the City Camps, Atlanta’s two largest Jewish day camps.
Registration for MJCCA Day Camps began for returning families and MJCCA members on January 8 and opens today to the wider community. In the City Camps is also now accepting applications for summer 2023.
“We are so excited to sign up for another fabulous summer of day camp for both of my boys today! We feel so lucky to have two incredible Jewish camps to attend that will enrich our whole family’s summer,” Melissa Kaplan shared on Sunday after registering her 4- and as campers for a month each at MJCCA Day Camps and In the City Camps, “The kids can’t wait till summer!”
At MJCCA Day Camps, families can choose from an array of themed camps, including sports, performing arts, teen, and traditional camps for rising Pre-K kids through 9th graders. Campers enjoy adventures across the 52-acre MJCCA campus, with features including an archery range, zip line, gymnastics pavilion, dance studio, tennis courts, rock wall, high-ropes course, daily swimming, and boating on the lake! MJCCA offers a multi-week discount, before-camp and after-camp care, and air-conditioned bus transportation. See all their incredible camp options and register at mjccadaycamps.org.
In the City Camp’s Kids Camp fosters a strong sense of belonging and connection in rising kindergarten through 5th grade campers, supporting them as they build confidence, make new friends, and explore new interests. Their trained activity specialists infuse activities with Jewish values, such as kavod (respect) and ahava (love). For rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, their Tween Academy—in partnership with The Weber School—provides an experiential way for middle schoolers to explore areas of interest in a state-of-the-art high school with best-in-class amenities. Rising 10th graders and above can apply to be ITC counselors. Click here for more information on ITC’s dates and rates and click here to enroll now.
Summer 2022 saw over 2,500 campers from across Atlanta experience Jewish day camp at these, or another Jewish day camp—some options of which include three locations of Gan Izzy, as well as programs affiliated with Atlanta’s Jewish day schools.
Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez, Federation’s Director of Family Education and Engagement says, “Jewish day camp is a unique opportunity for a child to have joyful, immersive, Jewish experiences, and for parents to see what that looks like on a daily basis.”
Whether your kids are new to camp or returning for another summer of fun, don’t wait to secure their registration! Slots fill up fast, and summer will be here before you know it.