ACA Member Feature: Camp JCC

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General - Camp JCCThe Calgary Jewish Community Centre (JCC) is a non-profit organization that offers social, educational, recreational and cultural program to individuals and families of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. They also offer legendary summer camp programs at Camp JCC throughout the year!

From one-day camps for PD days, teacher’s conventions, spring break and Jewish holidays to seasonal camps in both the summer and winter, Camp JCC offers day camps packed with activities, games, playtime and fun for all ages! As a recreational facility, they offer an array of camp programming including swimming, sports, games, outdoor fun, cycling, skate boarding and many others. 

Summer Camp Programs at Camp JCC

JCC has a full roster of summer camps coming up this year including:

Mini Camp: This half-day camp is designed for three year olds to experience a wide variety of summer activities, theme days, swimming, cooking, crafts, outdoor fun and more.

Variety Pack: Kick off the summer at Camp JCC with this summer sampler camp for ages 4-12. Are you a kid who loves it all? Having trouble deciding which camp suits you best? Well this week is for you! They pull from all the great themes and condense them into one excitement-filled week!

Movin’ & Grooving: Are you ready to explore your inner star? Step into a world filled with dance, drama and music! This week will focus on building confidence as well as encouraging independent expression through dramatic arts.

Under Construction with Bricks 4 Kids: Grad your hard hat and put up the scaffolding, it’s time to build it! Let’s get ready for some hands on DIY projects, as we work with Lego, clay, play-dough and other creative mediums. Bricks 4 Kidz will be joining us for children 5+ years of age for some Lego activities.

 Sailin’ at the JCSea: Let’s hang loose and catch the wave in this aquatic adventure! You will get wet; you may even get drenched with all this water-filled wackiness. We will spend time in our indoor pool, enjoy our inflatable outdoor water slide and it wouldn’t be camp without our WATER FIGHTS!

Park Hoppers: Calgary is a beautiful place so it’s time to take advantage of the summer weather! Let’s hop from park to park and check out the variety of playgrounds our city has to offer. In this week we go on an out-trip each day to a different playground or park to experience some fun in the sun.

Might Jungle: Nature is calling and Camp JCC is here to answer! Exploring the outdoors and learning about all of the colourful critters this world has to offer is the expedition of the week. We can’t wait to hear our campers ROAR with laughter with all the animal antics we have in store.

Around the World in 5 Days: What a wonderful world we live in! It’s time to spin the globe and see where we go during this week designed to bring some cultural fun to Camp JCC. Campers will experience games, crafts from around the world, with a no airline hassle guarantee!

Imaginarium: Let’s throw some paint at the canvas and see what sticks! This week, campers will use their imagination by exploring art, painting, sketching and more. These are just some of the ways we unleash your inner artist.

Sports 101: Summer Sports Camp is now in session! It’s time to put down the pencils and unlock the equipment room. Spend the day playing some of the most popular sports including soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and more. An excellent start to the summer season!

Hike & Cycle: Clean off your bike and grab your sneakers – we are hiking and biking during this adventure-filled week! Our days will be busy riding on our city’s fabulous bike paths, as well as exploring the interesting trails around the JCC. Bikes and helmets must be brought from home – children must have basic biking skills.

Aquamania: There is no better way to spend the summer than riding the waves, having water fights, or splashing at the water park. Be warned: you will get wet; you may even get drenched!

Epic Games: We are taking epic to a whole new level this summer! This week is full of all those cool activities you know and love. Laser tag, dodgeball, capture the flag, and more big group games – as epic as they come!

Hip Hop & Half Pipes: Join us for a week of skateboarding, beat boxing, and hip hop. Specialty instructors provide you with all you need to “walk the walk” in no time. Each participant is required to bring a skateboard, helmet, and pads from home.

Field Hoppers: Bounce like a ball from field to field! This week is all about experiencing different sports in different locales. Get ready for an out-trip each day as we travel and experience sporting life in Calgary!

Fun & Fit: Try something new in this week filled with unique activities that challenge your mind and body. This program includes yoga, karate, healthy cooking, along with other fun holistic activities.

Fan Faves: A sports themed week as decided by you! We will be surveying all of our registrants prior to the camp in order to find out the best activities possible. Jam all of those into this thrilling week and you have our Summer Camp Fan Faves!

JCC Bow Cycle Kids: This summer we are pleased to announce that our JCC Bow Cycle Kids camp will now be offered for full days! A full day will include additional cycling time, as well as components from our classic camp. Whether just starting, developing your skills, or cruising around, the Calgary JCC in partnership with Bow Cycle, are proud to bring you this cycling camp! Cycle camps include: Tossing the Training Wheels andTackling the Trails.

Sport Ball: We know that kids 3-6 years old learn best when they’re having fun, and kids have fun when they’re at the top of their own game. That’s why we’re passionate about keeping the play in ball! Children participate in the skills and games of seven different sports: soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, and golf.

Paws: Come join us again this summer for PAWs (Performance Arts Workshop)! No experience necessary – only a love for theatre! There will be singing, dancing, acting, choreography, and more! Learn vocal techniques, as well as professional acting tips to take your talent to the next level! A showcase for parents will be held at the end of the week.

Brittish Soccer: The #1 soccer camp in the U.S. and Canada is returning to the JCC this summer with coaches from the U.K! This program focuses on teaching key techniques and technical components of soccer.

Bricks 4 Kidz Pocket Brick Monsters: Capture wild Pokémon® creatures and train them for battle. Improve your accuracy and power as you learn new moves and use special abilities. Tap into your inner engineer as we build Dratini, Pikachu, Poké Balls, and more. Bring your own Pokémon® trading cards if you wish to play and trade at the end of each day. Do you have what it takes to become a Pokémon® Master?

Bricks 4 Kidz Super Heroes & Villains: Enter the dark city where a dangerous jokester and other evil villains wreak havoc. The good guys will ride into action as campers build motorized models of the bat hero’s speedy vehicle and bat girl’s sleek motorcycle. Send the bat hero swinging on his grappling hook technic model from one skyscraper to the next as he fights crime with his trusty super sidekick. Campers will use their imaginations, building skills and crime-fighting passion in this thrilling camp of bat heroes and villains!


Learn more about Camp JCC's weekly programming by downloading their Summer Camp 2017 brochure. For more information about a specific camp, parent tips and more about JCC please contact them!

Doralynn Fiddler, Children's Programs Coordinator at 403-537-8593 or email

Contact the Customer Service Desk to register either by phone at 403-253-8600, ext.0 or in person.

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