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SQUIRREL HILL SPECIALTY CAMPS

SPORTS * STEM * ARTS * OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Take a week (or more) to do what you love the most! JCC Specialty Camps, held at the JCC Squirrel Hill provide campers entering grades 1-6 opportunities to learn, engage, create and have fun! Before-and after-camp care is available for all camps.

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THE ART OF FENCING

GRADES 3‐6 | August 5-9

En Garde! Ready? Fence! Join us for this awesome camp experience where kid will learn fencing through games and drills. Our campers will learn basic footwork and blade work from experienced coaches. $350

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SLAPSHOTS HOCKEY

GRADES 1-6 | June 24-28

Calling all hockey stars around Pittsburgh! Join us for this exciting camp to learn new hockey skills, controlling the puck, stickhandling, and taking shots on goal. Maybe one day you’ll be able to join the Pittsburgh Penguins, it all starts here! $350

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HIT THE LINKS!

GRADES 1-6 | July 8-12 & August 5-9

By popular demand, we are bringing this camp back! Looking for something fun AND educational this summer? Hit the Links! Golf Camp may be just what you are looking for. The First Tee of Pittsburgh teaches fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, but also helps to shape children’s live with values and experiences through the game of golf. $350

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HOOP IT UP!

GRADES 1-6 | July 15-19 & July 29-August 2

For our future basketball stars! This camp will focus on developing the fundamental skills of basketball and to help build confidence in a fun, encouraging environment for a younger athlete. Through individual and team competitions, the Hoop It Up! Camp will provide each camper with an opportunity to enhance their overall basketball skills. Our coaches are high energy and enthusiastic, excited to teach our young superstars! $350

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GIRLS ON THE RUN

GRADES 3-6 | July 15-19

NEW! Led by caring and qualified coaches, Camp Girls on the Run will provide a physically active, creative experience through storytelling and games. Throughout the course of the week, the girls will develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness as well as lifelong friendship. $350.

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GO MAD FOR SCIENCE!

GRADES 1-3 | July 22-26 & August 5-9

Mad Science is coming to the JCC for some wild and crazy science experiments! This is something you do not want to miss! $350

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ULTIMATE DRONE OBSTACLE

GRADES 4‐26 | August 5-9

Back by popular demand drone camp is back! Kids will learn how to build, fly fix, and control a drone, as well as navigate drones through obstacle course missions and so much more! $450

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JUNIOR DRONE PILOTS

GRADES 1‐3 | August 12-16

For the younger drone lovers, this camp will teach the introduction and basics of building and controlling drones of all shapes and sizes. $450

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OUTDOOR EXTREME

GRADES 3‐6 | July 29-August 2 & August 5-9

Join us for a week of outdoor adventure with Venture Outdoors! Kayaking, fishing, shelter building, geocaching, biking, and more! If you are the outdoorsy, adventurous type this camp is for you! $400

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STEP IT UP! WITH JCC DANCE

GRADES 3-6 | July 15-19

Step it Up! Focuses on our belief that dance is for everyone. Our dance camp gives children in grades 3-6 an opportunity to explore their creative instincts, test out some dance styles, and have tons of fun kick up their heels. With a variety of dance activities, challenges, and choreography this camp really is for everyone even if you have never danced before. During the week of camp we will work to create a short dance that will be performed on the last day of the camp. $350

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Circus of the Kids

Grades 1-6 | August 19-23

Nationally known Circus of the Kids is coming back to the JCC! Kids won’t just watch a circus performance, they ARE the performance. Circus camp promotes endurance, persistence and self discipline. Campers learn various circus acts including the triple trapeze, juggling, tumbling and more. The camp culminates with three shows complete with a ring of fire, a ring master and costumes. Mandatory auditions will be held on Sunday prior to the beginning of the camp week. $450

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Minecraft and Superheroes!

Grades 1-3 | June 24-28

Each day split in half with 2 great activities! Each morning will begin by creating our own Minecraft world and movies. In the afternoon, campers will get creative and design their own superheros and create their own adventures! $375

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Video Game Design and GameBots!

Grades 4-6 | July 8-12

Each day split in half with 2 great activities, turning every kid’s love for video games into something more productive and amazing! Campers will create their own video game through program navigation, game mechanics and storytelling. Each afternoon the campers will create their own major motion picture! $375

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LET’S GET CRAFTY!

GRADE 1‐6 | June 24-28 & July 15-19

Ceramics, jewelry making, fiber arts, mixed media portraits, and more! This arts and crafts camp will allow children to be creative and experience new arts they never have before. Little House Big Art is ready to help us get crafty! $350

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Mighty Kicks Soccer Camp

Grades 1 - 3 | July 22-26

Children will learn the skills, moves, rules, and joy of playing America’s most popular youth sport! Mighty Kicks offers a high-energy, child-centered program helping young players improve their soccer skills and playing ability while also having big fun! Coach Sam Bellin is a former standout college soccer player at the University of Georgia and current Allderdice High School Boys Soccer Coach. He was inducted into the Western PA Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

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CHECK OUT WHAT CAMPS IS REALLY LIKE!

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DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30-9:00 AM

Before care

 

9:00‐9:15 AM

Morning flagpole

 

9:15‐10:30 AM

Specialty activity

 

10:30‐10:45 AM

Morning snack

 

10:45‐12:30 PM

Specialty activity

 

12:30‐1:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00‐2:00 PM

Specialty activity OR Campers Choice*

 

2:00‐3:00 PM

Specialty activity OR Campers Choice

 

3:00‐3:30 PM

Afternoon snack

 

3:30 PM

Dismissal

 

Afternoon activities depend upon the specific camp. Campers Choice activities can include swimming, a trip to the library or Davis Park, no bake cooking, gym games, wacky sports, board game tourneys and more.

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