Specialty Camps


For Campers K – 8th

All campers are invited to participate in one (or more) of our exciting specialty camps!  With so many choices, we have something for everyone!  Certain camps are only available for specific age groups.

All campers need to bring a water bottle, dairy lunch (if not a purchased JCC lunch), swim suit, towel, sunscreen and wear tennis shoes, t-shirt, short/sweats, and socks. Also appropriate equipment where noted in descriptions. Snacks will be provided.

Tennis Camp with Shelby

June 6 – June 10 – afternoon camp

1st – 8th grade

Grab your tennis racket and get ready to play! Whether you’re a beginning, an intermediate or an advanced player, this program will improve your game and help you get more enjoyment from tennis.

Theatre Camp with Columbus Children’s TheatreCCT Logo2

The Jungle Book

June 14 – July 1 – Full Day Camp

1st – 8th grade

Calling all aspiring young actors! This popular camp will teach students what it takes to become an actor. Learn basic theatre terminology, what goes into a production, how to build a scene and a character, and how to conquer stage fright. Students will also learn about the audition process and how they can do their best at their next audition.  Campers will be performing three live performances.

Basketball Camp with Jon Diebler

June 20 – 24 – Afternoon Camp

1st - 3rd Grade

Using our professional curriculum and focusing on the whole player, we teach your child the skills they need for both on and off the court to be a better athlete. Our sport specific staff will focus on respect, teamwork and responsibility as they will start each day with a ‘skill of the day’ and progress in to drills and games making an unforgettable camp experience for your young athlete. After a week of passing, shooting, dribbling and rebounding you will see why this is one of our most popular programs.

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June 20 – 24 – Afternoon Camp

K- 3rd Grade

Calling all sports fans… on your mark, get set, build! Celebrate the Olympics with cool models of sports from cycling to soccer, basketball to gymnastics. Take a break from the heat and compete indoors to set your own Brick Olympic records with our exciting sports-themed challenges! We’ll post the winners on our own “Medal Tally” board and award winners with Bricks 4 Kidz medals.

Taste of Camp Livingston

June 26 – 28

2nd grade and up

A waterfront with canoes, kayaks and AquaPark; a low and high ropes course and climbing wall; a swimming pool; endless hiking trails; a baseball diamond, tennis courts, a volleyball court, basketball courts, archery and athletic fields; a state-of-the art theater; and an arts and crafts center. It’s like four weeks squeezed into two amazing days of fun. 

Flag Football with Skyhawks SHawksLogo_orgs

June 27 – July 1 – Afternoon Camp

K- 3rd Grade

Skyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America’s Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our ‘skill of the day’ campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning – all presented in a fun & positive environment.

Cheerleading with SkyhawksSHawksLogo_orgs

June 27 – July 1 – Afternoon Camp

K – 3rd Grade

Skyhawks cheerleading teaches young athletes all the essential skills to lead the crowd and support the home team. Skyhawks’ cheer camp will ensure that each camper will learn cheers, proper hand and body movements as well as jumping techniques. There is no stunting, just a big focus on fun while each cheerleader learns important life skills such as teambuilding and leadership. The week concludes with a choreographed performance and when available, a chance to cheer at a Skyhawks flag football game at the end of the week.

Baseball with Skyhawks


July 5 – 8 – Afternoon Camp

K- 3rd Grade

Skyhawks baseball takes the rich history of the game from Cooperstown to your town. Our progressional curriculum teaches the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting and base running in a fun, positive environment by local Skyhawks staff. All athletes regardless of skill level will learn new baseball skills along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork and responsibility. All participants will come away with new friends, new skills and love for the game!

Taste of Camp Emma Kaufmann (EKC)

July 7 – 8

2nd grade and up

A waterfront with canoes, kayaks and tubing, knee boarding, water skiing, the “Rave” and the “Blob”, zip line, pamper pole, two climbing faces on our climbing wall, cargo net, incline log, vine traverse, giant’s ladder, vertical playground, and Solomon’s circuit and  a swimming pool; It’s like four weeks squeezed into two amazing days of fun.

Columbus Crew Soccer Camp Columbus Crew

July 11- 15 – Afternoon Camp

K- 3rd Grade

A Columbus Crew Camp will focus on player development through a core foundation of soccer skills and a challenging and fun learning environment. Through maximum touches on the ball, professional instruction, challenging new exercises and competitive small games – we will help each player in their individual development. A wide range of technical training will be included such as dribbling, passing, controlling and finishing.

The camp will serve players of all skill levels from beginners to advance. Through a specially designed curriculum, our coaches will apply the training and exercises to meet the needs of each individual player’s skill level. Our positive and enthusiastic approach to instruction in a creative environment will be established for each player to achieve a high level of learning.

Do not miss out on this unique opportunity and a chance to be a part of our family. Each camper is sure to walk away with a positive experience and high quality training from the only professional soccer club in the region.

Cooking Camp

July 11 – 15 – Morning Camp

K- 3rd Grade

Are your children always “helping” in the kitchen, asking to bake cookies or a cake? Do they ask you how to cook?

Roll up your sleeves, feel the dough between your fingers and get ready to slice and dice at Cooking Camp! Whether your child is interested in becoming a head chef, a baker or wants to learn the ins and outs of cooking then Cooking Camp is a wonderful opportunity to expose your child to new foods that encourage them to expand their culinary palates and can serve as an ideal entree to culinary pursuits!

Camp Wise Weekend Experience

July 15 – 17

2nd grade and up

Swimming, boating, jet skiing, tubing, inflatable water trampolines, tennis, archery and mountain biking, campfires, singing and dancing, Arts & crafts, climbing tower, a magical camp Shabbat and havdallah, delicious kosher meals, special activities, horse stables and more. It’s like four weeks of Camp Wise squeezed into one amazing weekend of fun all in the beautiful wooded surroundings of Chardon.

Camp Wise Week Experience

July 17 – 21

3rd grade and up

Swimming, boating, jet skiing, tubing, inflatable water trampolines, tennis, archery and mountain biking, campfires, singing and dancing, Arts & crafts, climbing tower, delicious kosher meals, special activities, evening programs and so much more. It’s like four weeks of Camp Wise squeezed into one amazing week of fun all in the beautiful wooded surroundings of Chardon.

Mining and Crafting 

brickz4kids_logo1 July 18 – 22- Afternoon Camp

K- 3rd Grade

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before that happens.  Experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks in this fun camp.  Kids will start by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using LEGO® bricks.  Students will face new challenges each day, building models and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft game.

Horseback Riding at Hunters Creek Equestrian Center

2nd and 3rd graders only

July 25 – 29

Campers will enjoy riding time, learning to care for horses, horse related/skill building games and craft related to horses. Hunters Creek Equestrian Center is located down the road from Camp Hoover.

Xtreme Hoover

August 8 -12th

3rd grade and up (spots are limited)

Xtreme Hoover Camp activities utilize adventure & experiences in which campers will develop necessary skills in personal growth, team building, and decision making.  Children participate in a variety of chosen activities throughout the week at camp such as archery, kayaking, hiking, fishing, creeping, climbing wall, giants’ ladder, water games, swimming, zip line and more.  Campers will learn how to cook their lunch daily around the camp fire, pinch a tent, survival and more!

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About the JCC

The JCC is a place that nurtures a passion for Jewish learning and living. Through its programs and services, the JCC provides an inviting Jewish Neighborhood and comfortable place to thrive. Hours: M-Th 5:30 am - 10 pm; Fri 5:30 am - 6 pm; Sat 1:30 - 6 pm; Sun 7 am - 7 pm

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