Campers entering grades K-5
JUNE 28-AUG 20, 2021 (No camp July 5)

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-5th 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 even enjoy choice periods.


Week 1: 6/28-7/2
Our camp season kicks off with a salute to the good ole US of A! This first week of camp will bring tons of fun activities to celebrate the fourth of July. Your camper will enjoy red, white, and blue themed crafts, cooking activities, sporting events and more! Uncle Sam, the Statue of Liberty and Ben Franklin will join in the fun!

Week 2: 7/5-7/9 (no camp July 5)
This super awesome week is sure to appeal to all those budding chefs out there. Campers will participate in fun, beloved cooking competitions, such as Chopped, Iron Chef, and more! The week will end with a banquet style meal which campers have prepared for their groups. Don’t miss this delicious and exciting week of camp!

Week 3: 7/12-7/16
This week we will “discover” many different ways to care for our planet earth. Your camper will engage in various recycling projects, green themed games and activities and even help plant a special butterfly garden. Campers may even swim in our “green” pool! Snacks and lunch will be green too!

Week 4: 7/19-7/23
We all scream for ice cream during our fourth week of camp! Campers and staff will love making their own homemade ice cream using a variety of exciting methods. Delicious ice cream sundaes, ice cream parties, crafts and more will help us cool down during hot summer days!

Week 5: 7/26-7/30
Slimy, goopy and ooey gooey fun will be the focus of Week 5. From homemade slime to pools of oobleck to gooey competitions, campers will delight in this messy, exciting week of camp. Campers will be able to “paint” their counselor and participate in yucky and wacky “fear factor” challenges. Week 5 also features our very popular camp Carnival.

Week 6: 8/2-8/6
Calling all animal lovers! We will immerse ourselves in all things animal this week! A wild-life animal show will be a highlight of the week along with our very popular hands on petting zoo. Adorable therapy dogs will join us which always adds smiles and laughter for campers! Games, activities, cooking projects will focus on our special friends from the animal kingdom.

Week 7: 8/9-8/13
Will color break this week? Maybe yes! Maybe no! Campers will have to wait and see! One of the most highly anticipated weeks of the summer may be this week! Campers engage in friendly competition and good sportsmanship, as teams go head to head in tons of activities, races, games, and more. Songs, cheers and even a camp wide Apache Relay Race are part of the fun!

Week 8: 8/16-8/20
Calling all you landlubbers and water loving campers! Lots of exciting activities in the pool and on land are planned for this last week of camp! Huge inflatables will take over our campus for wet and dry fun! Relay races, olympic style games and “boat” races will be held in both the water and on our lush grounds. A perfect way to end the summer!

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.

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