If it’s possible, the smiles are even bigger, the laughs even louder, and the joy even more palpable at MJCCA Day Camps this summer. Campers are loving every activity and type of camp, from zip lining, coding, archery, tennis, and boating to swimming, performing arts, fishing, cooking, and gymnastics. They are connecting with friends, trying new things, making new friends, and showing off their ruach (spirit) as they get back to making lifelong memories after a challenging year.
“As we all know, COVID-19 created formidable challenges, and we are grateful for the significant financial support and expert guidance regarding navigating this pandemic that we received from the Federation in meeting those challenges,” said Jared Powers, CEO, MJCCA. “It was paramount for us to pivot to ensure a transformative, meaningful, and safe summer for all our campers. I wish everyone could witness the magic that is happening every minute of every day at MJCCA Day Camps. We are impacting lives and building lifetime connections. There is truly nothing like it.”
For the Day Camps team, ensuring a continuation of impactful programing, even during the pandemic, has been the top priority. From planning last summer’s vital Summer Days @ the J, to innovating the school year’s Club J Your Way, they continually monitored and evaluated all public health guidelines and adjusted accordingly with health and safety as the top priority.
Though some aspects of camp are different, like masks indoors and cohorts, the fun and adventure is more evident, and maybe even more important. There is also much that is new, like a climbing tower and zip line, full archery range, and theme camps including Delicious Disney, Extreme Art, and Video Game Builders.
After a year unlike any other, MJCCA Day Camps is thrilled to bring the magic of summer to hundreds of campers this summer.