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J Day Camps – Creve Coeur

Summer Camps in Creve Coeur

2018 Camp Dates: May 29 – August 10
Weekly registration closes the Wednesday before camps begin

2018 Day Camp BrochureRegister Online

Camps offered in Creve Coeur at the Staenberg Family Complex

Blast Off Week | May 29 – June 1

  • Abra-Kid-Abra Circus Camp (K-6)
    Walk on stilts! Ride a clown bicycle! Balance on a rolla bolla board! These are just a few of the exciting skills your child will learn. Plus juggling, plate spinning, clown acts, animal balloons and much more!
  • Hi-NRG Ninja Obstacle Course (K-6)
    Ninja Obstacles are great ways for kids to build coordination, strength, agility and most of all, confidence! Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable coaches make healthy movement fun and engaging.
  • Pottery Camp (K-6)
    Clay, wheels and creative hands are the inspiration for this pottery extravaganza. Campers will create various designs, shapes and themes in clay, with the help of our expert artists.
  • Scott Gallagher Soccer Camp (K-6)
    This program focuses on individual ball skills, developing proper technique and building confidence with the ball at one’s feet. Activities also include various 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 activities and small games.

Camp Sidney R. Baer

June 4 – August 10
Grades K – 6

Our traditional camp, featuring a little bit of everything: nature, cooking, swimming, science, arts and crafts, sports, Israeli culture, team-building and more. Older campers choose their afternoon activity from a list of options.

Sample Schedule


Teen Camp

June 4 – August 10
Campers entering grades 6-9

Teen Campers take three day trips each week to St. Louis attractions. When not on the road, campers enjoy recreational swimming as well as sports, art and team-building. Teen Camp includes two lock-ins, June 21-22 and August 2-3. The week of July 23, Teen Camp gets out of town, heading to Chicago for some fun. We depart Monday morning and return for carpool Friday afternoon. The trip is the only option for Teen Camp that week.


Camp Nat Koplar

June 4 – August 3
3 to 5-year-olds
Full Day: 9am – 3pm | Half Day: 9am – 12:30pm | Combo: 3 Full Days and 2 Half Days

Campers have tons of fun with music, storytelling, art, swimming, sports and nature in our one-of-a-kind wooded campground. Camp is uniquely designed for the young children and their interests. Campers must be toilet trained. Space is limited.


Hyman Multin Multi-Sports Camp

June 4 – August 10
Grades K – 6

The right balance of traditional and recreational sports. Along with baseball, basketball, soccer and floor hockey, campers will enjoy wiffleball, lacrosse, ga-ga, capture the flag, wall ball, swimming & more! Older campers select their afternoon activity from a list of options.

Sample Schedule
Roster – July 30


Girls Got Game – All Girls Hyman Multin Multi-Sports Camp

June 25 – 29 | July 23 – 27
Grades K-6

Two weeks where the spotlight shines on the girls! This group is separate from the boys. Older campers choose their afternoon activity from a list of options. This camp includes swimming.


Camp of the Arts

June 25 – August 10
Grades K – 6

Campers participate in all forms of art and let their creativity shine. Professional art teachers guide campers as they draw, paint, create pottery and more.
Week of July 23: Pottery Focus
Week of July 30: Musical Theater Focus


Gymnastics Camp

June 4 – August 10
Grades K – 6

Jump, roll and flip! And swim! Run by skilled instructors, campers build agility, flexibility, coordination and confidence.

Roster – July 30


Mixed Media Madness with Craft Alliance

June 4 – 8
Grades 3 – 6

Anything goes in this fun art camp – anything that involves water! Campers will explore a different process each day, from gelatin prints and expressive painting to tie-dye and papier-mâché. Campers should dress for a mess and be ready to get creative!


Sculpturama with Craft Alliance

June 11 – 15
Grades 3 – 6

Campers focus on the third dimension in this fun sculpture camp! They will design and construct architectural structures and explore wire forms, masks and papier-mâché. They will also learn about artists who create sculptures.


Around the World with Craft Alliance

June 18 – 22
Grades 3 – 6

Campers will take an imaginative trip around the world to explore other cultures through art! We’ll work in two- and three-dimensions as we travel the globe, creating artwork inspired by each location including Italian mosaics, masks from South America, Egyptian hieroglyphics and more!


Teen Skills Jr.

June 4 – August 10
Campers with developmental disabilities entering grades 6 – 9

Campers work on acquiring essential social and daily independent living skills as they enjoy traditional camp activities, such as recreational swimming, arts and crafts, cooking, sports, Shabbat, and nature. Additionally, campers will take day trips to St. Louis attractions and engage in volunteer opportunities. Throughout the week, Teen Skills Jr. campers also work  longside Teen Travel Camp to provide an integrated and individualized experience. Participants can be supported in a 1:1 staff ratio.


Teen Skills Sr.

June 4 – August 10
Campers with developmental disabilities entering grade 10 – age 21

Campers work on acquiring essential social and vocational skills as they transition into adulthood. Participants spend time in the community, engaging in a variety of interesting volunteer and recreational activities, and at the J, working on interviewing skills, money skills and interpersonal skills that are vital once they enter the workforce. Participants also enjoy many traditional camp activities such as recreational swimming, cooking, fitness classes and nature. Participants must be successful in a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio.


For more information about J Day Camps, please contact:
Camp Director: Brad Chotiner (Chots), 314-442-3423
Operations Coordinator: Michelle Carbone, 314.442.3432

J Day Camps includes certified swim instruction
Both J locations have multiple indoor and outdoor pools and offer certified swim instruction or free swim daily. Our swim program helps campers achieve confidence and success in the pool.

Camp is offered weekly
You may sign up for one week or a full summer of fun. Mix and match among sports, arts, gymnastics and more.

All Camps
More than just a summer of fun, J Day Camps provide a lifetime of memories. Campers make new friends, learn new skills and have fun all summer long. Whether your camper wants to play sports all day, create works of art or try a little bit of everything, we have a camp for him or her. We also offer awesome, all-camp programs such as Maccabi Color Day, morning flag pole, Wacky Wednesday and Friday Shabbat. All full-day campers swim daily. All camps run 9am – 3pm and are for K-6th grade unless otherwise noted.

Special Days This Summer
We partner with a variety of organizations to bring exciting, entertaining and educational experiences to the J. Mark your calendar!

June 22: Maccabi Color Games
July 13: Wet & Wild Day (featuring water inflatables and games)
July 25 & 26: Fencing
August 3: Israel Day

Afternoon Focus
our Afternoon Focus gives our oldest campers, grades 3-6, the opportunity to select their afternoon activities. Each Monday, campers will select two focuses and enjoy these activities Tuesday through Thursday. (Campers enjoy one focus on Friday and the second activity is all-camp Shabbat.) Focuses range from arts and crafts, to sports, singing, nature and science.

Pre and Post Care…
7am – 9am and/or 3pm – 6pm
For grades K – 6. Ideal for working families! Campers may extend their days with even more fun and structured activities, including arts and crafts, games, science and swimming. A kosher snack is provided in the afternoon. Campers are grouped by age, and enrollment is by the week.

…Plus Lunch
Take a break from making lunch! For only $30 per week, campers can enjoy a delicious, nutritious, kosher lunch. Register for lunch when you register for camp. Lunch registrations must be completed at least one week in advance. All meals include a side, drink and dessert. Sorry, no substitutions.

Monday: Hot Dog
Tuesday: Cheese Quesadilla
Wednesday: Chicken Nuggets
Thursday: Pizza Bagel
Friday: Hamburger

The J welcomes and invites all persons, including those with disabilities, to participate in its camps and other programs. Program participation is based upon an appropriate match between the individual and a particular program. Where feasible and suitable, the J provides necessary supports, including individualized programming.

The Inclusion program provides the opportunity for children with special needs to attend camp with their typically developing peers. Our goal is to include all campers. In order to best assess if a child is a good fit for our program, families must participate in an intake process. If a child is aggressive, a threat to him/herself or others, or even with extra support from our staff cannot participate in our program safely, J Day Camps may not be a good fit.

Inclusion Counselors are hired specifically to work with children with special needs. They have backgrounds in special education or a related field and/or other life experiences that provide them with the necessary skill set. Additional training is provided and required for all inclusion counselors. All of our staff must participate in an application, interview and background check process. All Inclusion Counselors are First Aid/CPR certified and must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma.

There is no additional fee (in addition to the J Day Camps fee) for inclusion support at J Day Camps up to 40 hours/week. A nominal fee may be assessed for campers who attend camp more than 40 hours per week. Limited space available so please inquire early.

Contact: Sara Carpenter, 314-442-3295

Click here to learn more about inclusion.


2018 Inclusion Camps

Teen Skills Jr.

June 4 – August 10
Campers with developmental disabilities entering grades 6 – 9

Campers work on acquiring essential social and daily independent living skills as they enjoy traditional camp activities, such as recreational swimming, arts and crafts, cooking, sports, Shabbat, and nature. Additionally, campers will take day trips to St. Louis attractions and engage in volunteer opportunities. Throughout the week, Teen Skills Jr. campers also work  longside Teen Travel Camp to provide an integrated and individualized experience. Participants can be supported in a 1:1 staff ratio.


Teen Skills Sr.

June 4 – August 10
Campers with developmental disabilities entering grade 10 – age 21

Campers work on acquiring essential social and vocational skills as they transition into adulthood. Participants spend time in the community, engaging in a variety of interesting volunteer and recreational activities, and at the J, working on interviewing skills, money skills and interpersonal skills that are vital once they enter the workforce. Participants also enjoy many traditional camp activities such as recreational swimming, cooking, fitness classes and nature. Participants must be successful in a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio.

Register online or via our paper form in 2018!

Paper Form Registration Information

Return your completed application and forms:
Mail – J Day Camps, Attn: Michelle Carbone, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis MO 63146
Email – Michelle Carbone
In Person: at either J location
Download your forms:

Online Registration Information

1. If anyone in your household is a J member or has participated in ANY J program (even if they are not a member), your family has an existing J account. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT!

a. To access your account please go to jccstl.org and click on My J Account at the top of the homepage.
b. If you do not know or have forgotten your username or password please click on the Forgot Password link.

i.  If you do not recall the email address associated with your account, email Michelle Carbone.

2. If you do not have an existing J account, you may register as a nonmember and create an account.

3. 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, not saving any previous selections.
Please note that early bird, holiday, and bundle discounts will be calculated and applied on the summary page.

a. Please complete each child’s registration, including payment, separately. Otherwise, discounts will not be calculated correctly.

i. Sibling Discount will be added by registrar after registration process is complete.

4. You will be prompted to download these additional forms during the online registration:

a. The Registration/Payment Policies–please read carefully.

b. Physician’s Statement 2018 – Must be completed, signed by a physician, and returned by May 11, 2018.

5. 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.

6. To add, cancel, or switch weeks in your camper’s schedule after submitting the online registration, please contact Michelle Carbone.

Terms and Conditions

Payment Information

  • A credit card must be on file for ALL registrations. Please fill out the credit card information to be used for camp payments and additional camp charges. This authorizes all Day Camp payments to be charged to this credit card.
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit per child is required to complete a registration and will be applied toward camp fees.
  • All camp fees must be paid in full by May 15. If registering after May 1, camp fees must be paid in full with registration.

Late Registrations

  • Applications submitted less than one week prior to the start of camp are assessed an additional $25 processing fee.
  • Registrations are only accepted until 11:59pm the Wednesday before a session begins.

Change Policy 

  • A $25 camp change fee is assessed for the second and each subsequent requested change to a camper’s schedule.

Cancellation Policy 

  • Notify the Day Camp Operations Coordinator in writing at mcarbone@jccstl.org of any cancellations.
  • Cancellation of entire registration, at least 14 days prior to the start of camp, results in a full refund; less the non-refundable deposit (deposit is not withheld if a portion of registration remains).
  • No refund is issued for any programming that begins within 14 days of cancellation notice.
  • No pro-rated or full refund shall be permitted if a camper leaves before the end of the period for which he or she has been registered.
  • No refunds for missing camp due to illnesses. We do not offer partial payment for days missed.

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