Discover is our “traditional” summer camp program which features a variety of activities including daily instructional and recreational swim, sports, Arts & Crafts, cooking, music, ropes course, science, nature, and more.

Discover runs from June 26–Aug. 18, 2023.

8 weekly sessions, 9AM–4PM.

Campers entering grades 1–5.

Returning Campers New Campers

Our lifeguards and specialists are certified professionals who are able to differentiate their instruction for all levels and abilities. Campers are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone as they challenge themselves to try new things and improve their skills.

Our activities and programs are created with thoughtfulness and intention to promote skill building, guided risk taking, teamwork, friendship, and fun. In addition to our daily schedule, campers will participate in special events, late nights, and special dress-up days related to our exciting weekly themes.

Discover Junior

Campers entering Kindergarten

June 26–August 18, 2023

8 weekly sessions, 9am–4pm

Your Discover Junior camper will engage in all the fun activities and special events enjoyed by our Discover campers, but in an environment more developmentally appropriate for their age and level. Nurturing and attentive counselors will help to foster independence, resilience, self-esteem, self-respect, and kindness in our Discover Junior campers.

Registration is Open

Returning Campers New Campers


Week 1: 6/26–6/30

Party in the USA!

Let’s hear it for the USA! Campers will be seeing red, white, and blue as we kick off summer 2023! They will search the JCC Rockland campus during the Stars and Stripes Scavenger Hunt, march in our USA Day parade, and enjoy our Patriotic Paint and Snack! We will be partying like it's 1776!

Week 2: 7/3–7/7

Let's Make "Moose-ic"!

Rocky the Moose presents “Let’s Make Moose-ic” week! Rocky will make his stage debut in a production of High School Moose-ical, while campers will engage in lip sync battles and sing their hearts out during karaoke! The week will be capped off with our famous Banner Day parade. It will doe, rey, ‘be’ a week to remember!

Week 3: 7/10–7/14

Beach Dayz at the J

Get ready for some high tides and good vibes, it's Beach Week! Kick back and relax with Beach Blanket Bingo, build the sand palace of your dreams in our Sandcastle Competition, and have a whale of a time with DJ Warren poolside! Campers will delight in the many rubber ducks scattered across the campus as we rev up for our first ever Rubber Duck Derby!

Week 4: 7/17–7/21


It's Thanksgiving in July! This week is dedicated to friendship and kindness, and centers around all your favorite Thanksgiving traditions! Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, Camp Carnival, and our first ever Turkey Trot Color Run! Each camp program will create and sing their camp cheer to see who will win the Camp Cheer Off!

Week 5: 7/24–7/28

Simon Says

Get ready for some fun and games, it's Simon Says week! Monday will feature our Gaga Madness Tournament while our midweek lineup will challenge our campers and staff to Break A Camp Record. Hollyrock Entertainment will host the camper/counselor game show where points and bragging rights are up for grabs! Rocky will also be celebrating his birthday this week with lots of fun surprises.

Week 6: 7/31–8/4

Make S’More Memories

This is sure to be THE week to make lifelong memories. The Harlem Wizards will be joining us and we have a feeling this game will be packed with fast BREAKS! We are so ready for Favorite Color Dress Up Day, but wait…we wonder what everyone’s favorite color will be?? 1, 2, 3, 4, we will make some s’mores (is that how it goes?)!

Week 7: 8/7–8/11

Country Fair & Farm

Yeehaw!!! Happy Country Fair & Farm Week! For this new theme at JCC Rockland Camps, we will see country favorites at camp. Our very popular ponies & petting zoo will be returning, and so will our favorite rides for our amazing Ride Day! Mine for gold and square dance your heart out at the JCC Rockland Hoedown! Giddy up for a week of farm fun!

Week 8: 8/14–8/18

That was Then…

JCC Rockland Camps will be celebrating 10 years of camp this summer! We will rewind the past eight weeks to reflect on all the summer fun. Campers will enjoy an end of season pool party Splash Bash, make Memory Boxes and even bury a time capsule. The summer will culminate with our nostalgic closing ceremony that doesn’t leave a dry eye at camp.

Our Discover Staff

Brooke Hershfield
Discover Program Co-Director
845-362-4400 ext 537
Jordan Sakin
Discover Program Co-Director