Discover JCC Rockland camps

Campers entering grades K-6
JUNE 26-AUG 18, 2017 (No camp July 4)
9AM-4PM (early and late care available for additional fee)

As a specialty program, we introduce campers to a new theme each week and offer a variety of traditional camp activities including instructional and recreational swim, sports, ropes course, arts & crafts, music, science & nature PLUS theme focused periods with professional specialists. This brings new and exciting programming each week and allows campers to explore and discover something new each day!

Lower Camp Division: Kindergarten-2nd grade

Camp Discover at JCC Rockland
Camp Discover at JCC Rockland
Camp Discover at JCC Rockland

Themes are introduced to our younger campers through exciting, engaging, and unique programming each week with our specialists. This is achieved with age-appropriate activities and length of periods.

Upper Camp Division: 3rd-6th grade

Camp Discover at JCC Rockland
Camp Discover at JCC Rockland
Camp Discover at JCC Rockland

Our older campers experience our weekly themes on a whole different level! With more advanced programming to meet the development abilities of our growing campers, themes are enhanced and campers are immersed in hands on, fun and challenging experiences. Upper camp participants will also enjoy choice periods and weekly trip based on the theme.


Week 1: June 26-30
Down on the Farm
Do you love animals? Then this week is for you, my fur and feather loving friends! Meet rescue and service dogs one day, farm animals the next, and even ride a horse after that. We will feed and groom some furry friends. See how animals help us and how we help animals. This will be a hands on week you will never forget.
Upper Camp Thursday Trip: TBA

Week 2: July 3-7
(no camp July 4)
Around the world
Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Discover campers will this week. Everyone will be issued a JCC Rockland Camps passport and “fly” to distant places. We will start in the Old US of A to celebrate the 4th of July, then maybe move on to Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa to try a delicious treat or dig up an ancient artifact. The world is our playground!
Upper Camp Thursday Trip: TBA

Week 3: July 10-14
Chopped Jr.
Slice and dice, sauté or bake. By the time this week ends you will be cooking like Food Network Stars! Learn new techniques and cook with new and exciting foods as you compete with your friends to be the last chef standing.
Upper Camp Thursday Trip: TBA

Week 4: July 17-21
This week only, our magicians will reveal their skills and secrets to you. Learn from magic insiders all the tricks of the trade. You will learn slide of hand, work with cards and props, and maybe even learn how to pull a rabbit out of a hat. The possibilities are endless. By the end of the week, you will be a magician with everything you need to entertain and mystify your friends and family. This week concludes with a special show on Friday where all our camper’s families are invited to come be amazed by the magic.
Upper Camp Thursday Trip: TBA

Week 5: July 24-28
Art Attack
Discover your creative side! Our Artists and innovators will challenge your perception of what art is as we explore many different skill sets. Graffiti art, jewelry making and many other out of the box projects will just be some of the things you will explore this week. Everyone will go home with multiple creations.
Upper Camp Thursday Trip: TBA

Week 6: July 31- August 4
Survivor Camp Style
In a world of tablets, iPads and video games, come learn the lost skills of nature and the great outdoors. Each day learn about the planet we live on and gain survival skills like building a fire and rustic first aid. Let us show you some real old fashioned fun!
Upper Camp Thursday Trip: TBA

Week 7: August 7-11
Summerstock at the JCC Rock
Discover is alive with the sound of music! We are putting on a show and you are all invited. Come and learn to sing, act, and dance. Help build the sets and write the script. When the spotlight goes on, you will be center stage and ready to take on Broadway!
Join us for a special one night only performance starring YOUR camper, Friday, Aug 11.
Upper Camp Thursday Trip: TBA

Week 8: August 14-18
Discover Games ’17
The week that we’ve all been waiting for, Color War! Races, games, challenges, competitions, unbelievable enthusiasm and friendly rivalry…the perfect way to end the summer because the fun never really ends at Discover.
Upper Camp Thursday Trip: TBA

Upper Camp Trips are for children in grades 3-6. Trips are subject to change.

JCC Camps are permitted to operate by the New York State Department of Health. JCC Camps are inspected twice a year and the inspection reports are filed at the Rockland County Department of Health.

Meet Carrie Sakin, JCC Rockland Camps Activities Director, Discover Program Director.
Learn 18 things about Carrie.

Meet Sarah O’Malley, Discover Assistant Program Director.
Learn 18 things about Candice.