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Specialty Programs 2015

The JCC's summer camp, Camp Shalom, is proud to offer a variety of amazing one-week and two-week specialty programs. Learn a new skill or enjoy your favorite sport or other activity.

You can register for 2015 specialty programs here:

 

Our 2015 specialty programs will be:

Creative Arts Programs:

Dance Programs:

Performing Arts Programs:

Other Specialty Programs:


Creative Arts Programs

Art Exploration

For kids entering grades 1-6

Campers in this in-depth art camp will focus on many different genres of visual art. Campers will begin their week with an exciting trip to the San Jose Museum of Art for inspiration and will work with different art mediums for the rest of the week. No formal art training is needed—just lots of enthusiasm and a love of the creative process.
 
Dates: 6/15-6/19
 
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $335; JCC Non-Member: $380

 

Junk Art

For kids entering grades 1-6

As they say, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” In this innovative camp, be prepared to create masterpieces with everyday items. Projects will be formed using mediums such as old CDs, bottle caps, tin boxes, old silverware, and more. At the end of the week, we will display the creations for the entire camp at the Friday Shabbat program.
 
Dates: 6/22-6/26
 
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $335; JCC Non-Member: $380

 

Culinary Creations

For kids entering grades 1-6

Campers will prepare and eat delectable recipes from Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Israel, as they learn to make appetizers, main courses, and desserts. All recipes will be compiled into a keepsake cookbook so your young chef can recreate these fabulous recipes at home. Campers will even make their own lunch each day.
 
Dates: 7/20-7/24
 
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $335; JCC Non-Member: $380

 


Dance Programs

APJCC Dance Academy, Summer Style

For kids ages 5-8 years

Our camp offers all styles of dance: jazz, tap, ballet, and hip hop. Each day we’ll learn a new routine, make a craft and play fun games. Your dancer will learn the latest moves, make friends, and have an amazing time. The first half of the day campers will participate in the dance
specialty, and the second half of the day incorporate into traditional camp (Yeledim, Sabra, or Kadima, depending on camper's age).
 
Pre-Camp Session: 6/8-6/12, 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Post-Camp Session: 8/10-8/14, 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $430; JCC Non-Member: $515
Register before 3/31 and receive 2014 prices!

 

Cheer & Dance

For kids ages 7-10 years

Learn the fundamentals of cheerleading along with dance technique, hip hop, and acro. This class is great for beginners who want to learn the basics. The first half of the day, campers will participate in Cheer & Dance, and the second half of the day incorporate into traditional camp (Sabra or Kadima, depending on camper's age).

Date & Time: 7/13-7/17, 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $430; JCC Non-Member: $515
Register before 3/31 and receive 2014 prices! 

 

Choreography

For kids ages 7-10 years

During this week-long camp, budding choreographers will study choreographed dances from--or inspired by--famous movie scenes and music. The first half of the day, campers will participate in the dance specialty, and the second half of the day incorporate into traditional camp (Sabra or Kadima, depending on camper's age).
 
Dates: 7/6-7/10
 
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $335; JCC Non-Member: $380

 

Summer Hip Hop & Jazz

For kids entering grades 3-8

Camp Shalom is proud to partner with the APJCC Dance Academy to offer the coolest hip hop/ jazz experience for campers ages 7-10. Campers will learn a new hip hop or jazz routine each day, focusing on technique and style. The first half of the day, campers will participate in the dance
specialty, and the second half of the day incorporate into traditional camp (depending on camper's age).
 
Date & Time: 6/22-6/26, 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $430; JCC Non-Member: $515
Register before 3/31 and receive 2014 prices!  

 


Performing Arts Programs (Habima Hess)

Habima is Hebrew for "the stage," and Habima Hess is the name for our performing arts programs at camp.

Circus

For kids entering grades K-6

You’ll learn a variety of circus arts in this intensive program: ball walking, plate spinning, poi (balls on strings), diabolo (Chinese yo-yo), acrobatics, rope climbing, silks, juggling, tightrope walking, and more. Classes are taught by professional circus performers from 888Monkeys.

Each 2-week session culminates in a performance for family and friends in the APJCC Auditorium at 2:30pm on the last Friday of the camp session, complete with costumes, make-up, music, props and circus equipment.

For circus campers in grades K-2, we provide a special program that is half-day circus, half-day traditional camp. Campers get all the fun and excitement of the circus program in the morning and follow it up in the afternoon with traditional camp activities such as swimming, art, and science. Campers in grades K-2 will still be included in the end of session show.

For circus campers in grades 3-6, we offer a full-day circus camp experience so that they can perfect their circus skills.
 
Dates:
  • Session 1: 6/15-6/26
  • Session 2: 6/29-7/10
  • Session 3: 7/13-7/24
  • Session 4: 7/27-8/7
 Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost:
JCC Member: $690; JCC non-member: $795
Register before 3/31 and receive 2014 prices! 
2014 Prices were: JCC Member: $670; JCC non-member$770

Hollywood Bound

For kids entering grades 3-8

Using scenes from current film and television scripts as well as new material straight from their imaginations, campers will perform “on camera” every day. They will explore and work on monologues, scenes, and television commercials. Campers will receive a DVD of all of their scenes at the end of the session.

Dates: 8/3-8/7
 
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $335; JCC Non-Member: $380

 

Improv

For kids entering grades 2-6
 
Improv is a form of theater in which the actors use improvisational acting techniques to perform spontaneously. Improvisers will use the audience’s suggestions to guide their performance as they create dialog, setting, and plot. This develops acting skills and is also a great tool to break out of your shell, build communication skills, create self esteem, and all around assist in social settings. Campers will play improv games and learn basic acting skills.
 
Dates: 6/29-7/3
 
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $335; JCC Non-Member: $380

 

Show Tunes

 For kids entering grades 3-8

Everyone enjoys singing and dancing to their favorite movie soundtracks. Show Tunes campers will work on their singing and dancing skills as they put together a short performance at the end of the week-long session.
 
Dates: 7/27-7/31
 
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $335; JCC Non-Member: $380

 


Other Specialty Programs

Blast Off with Camp Shalom (pre-camp week)

For kids entering grades K-6

Get geared up for camp the right way as we enjoy this space-themed blast off to the summer. Campers will enjoy bounce houses, sports, cooking, and much more. This is a great way for returning campers to see old friends and for new campers to get a jump start on making new friends.
 
Dates: 6/8-6/12
 
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $335; JCC Non-Member: $380
Register before 3/31 and receive 2014 prices!
 

Say Aloha to Camp Shalom (post-camp week)

For kids entering grades K-6

Don’t want summer to end? Join us for one final week of camp during this Hawaiian-themed week. We will enjoy inflatable obstacle courses, science projects, and end with a fun luau.
 
Dates: 8/10-8/14
 
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
 
Cost: JCC Member: $335; JCC Non-Member: $380
Register before 3/31 and receive 2014 prices! 
 

LEGO®

Love LEGO®?  Then this is the camp for you. In partnership with Play-Well TEKnologies, campers will have fun learning engineering through the use of LEGOs. Campers will use motors, batteries, rubber bands, and much more to make their LEGOs move, launch, and drive.
 
Each LEGO camp session is one week long and runs 9:00am-4:00pm. 
 
Early bird discount: Register before 3/31 and receive 2014 prices!

Session 1: LEGO® Jedi (Star Wars). June 29-July 3, ages 5-7 years.
Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining LEGO X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets.
Cost: JCC Member: $365; JCC Non-Member: $415

Session 2: Minecraft Survival Game using LEGO®. July 6-10, ages 8-12 years.
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game. Roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers! This ultimate LEGO Minecraft experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO.
Cost: JCC Member $365; JCC Non-Member $415
 
Session 3: LEGO® Super Heroes. July 27-July 31, ages 5-7 years.
Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.
Cost: JCC Member $365; JCC Non-Member $415

 

Southern California Adventure

For kids entering grades 1-6

Head south to soak up the sun! We’ll explore Disneyland and California Adventure, as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. There will be team-building activities as well as special Disney-inspired scavenger hunts. The trip includes meals, hotel accommodations, tickets, and transportation.
 
Dates: 7/13-7/17
 
Cost: JCC Member: $870; JCC Non-Member: $1025
Register before 3/31 and receive 2014 prices!  

 

 

Home and Away Sports Camp

For kids entering grades 3-6

This is the ultimate combination of a day and overnight sports camp experience, designed for the young athlete who is looking to focus on skill development including teamwork, coordination, and confidence through fun drills and games.
 
Spend the first week at the APJCC's Camp Shalom with amazing coaches and counselors and then continue the sports camp experience during the second week at JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, an immersive Jewish sports overnight camp community located in Atherton.
 
Over the course of two weeks, campers sharpen their fundamentals by working with high level coahes to strengthen specific skills in the core sport (soccer, basketball, or tennis) of their choice and practice Jewish values on and off the athletic field. 
 
Dates: 6/29-7/12
Cost: JCC Member: $1700; JCC non-member: $1900

 

 


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