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J Day Camps


Day Camp Parent Manual

A Program for Every Child

The J has provided Day Camp experiences that promote happiness, growth and friendships for four generations of campers. We offer a variety of weekly camps for children ages 3-15, including traditional, sports, arts, gymnastics, STEM, pre-school, teen, leadership development and more. All of our activities help campers develop self-esteem, confidence, leadership and friendships.

View the J Day Camps Brochure

The J Day Camps welcome diversity!

Campers of all backgrounds are welcomed regardless of race, faith or national origin. We strive to instill a sense of community and connection to Jewish culture, values and history. Jewish values are integrated into our programs and activities in a manner which appeals to all people.

Everyone can camp at the J!

The J invites and welcomes ALL persons, including those with disabilities, to participate in camp and other programs. Contact Sara Rambo, Inclusion Coordinator, 314-442-3295, by April 1, 2016, for more information about our inclusion program. Space is limited.

Click here to learn more about inclusion.

Swim Program

What fun would summer be without swimming? Both J locations have outdoor and indoor pools, so there’s no need to spend time riding a bus to enjoy the pool. All campers receive certified swim instruction or enjoy recreational swim daily.

2016 Important Dates

  • May 22-Open House
  • May 23-Pre-Camp Begins
  • May 31-Camp Begins
  • July 4 – No Camp (Independence Day)
  • August 12-Last Day of Camp


Registration instructions

Registration for J Day Camp is online only. Please follow instructions below.

  • Click here to register. If anyone in your household is a J member or has participated in any J program (even if s/he is not a member), your family has an existing J account. Please do not create a new account.
    • If you do not know or have forgotten your username or password please click on the Forgot Password link.
    • If you do not recall the email address associated with your account, email Sara Jones ( or the Registrar (
  • If you do not have an existing J account, you may join as a nonmember and create an account.
  • During online registration, if you need to make a correction or go back in the registration, click the back button at the bottom of the page. Do not click the home icon on the top as this will restart the registration process without saving any previously selected camps.
  • Please note that early bird, holiday, and bundle discounts will be calculated and added on the summary page.
  • You will be prompted to download these additional forms during the online registration.
    • The Registration/Payment Policies – please read carefully.
    • Physician’s Statement 2016 – Must be completed, signed by a physician, and returned by May 15, 2016.
  • When adding a new credit card to your J account to pay the Day Camp deposit, the billing address field has a 20 character limit. If the address has more than 20 characters, please enter only the first 20.
  • To add, cancel or switch weeks in your camper’s schedule after submitting the online registration, please contact Sara Jones (

If you have any questions, call Sara Jones, Camp Registrar, at 314-442-3432 or Brad Chotiner, Camp Director, at 314-442-3423.