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J Day Camps Parent Information

Everything You and Your Camper Need to Know!

Download the Parent Manual

The mission of the J Day Camps is to provide a fun, safe, and inclusive community for all campers and staff.  Through innovative programming, our expert staff promotes physical and emotional development and imparts universal Jewish values.  The J Day Camps’ enriching experience allows its participants to develop valuable skills, meaningful friendships, and lifelong memories.

New Behavior Policy

Please Submit A Signed Copy of the Behavior Policy

Guardian and child (if able to sign) must sign the youth program behavior policy form. You can download the policy below.

Medical Authorizations

Please Submit Your Medical Authorizations

All information in the health records is kept confidential and health details are shared with staff only when necessary for proper care and safety.

Lunches, Before, and After Care

Options for Lunch

Campers have the option to bring a lunch or to purchase catered lunches (Plus Lunch program). When bringing lunch, please refrain from shellfish, pork, and nuts. Water is provided daily. Campers can choose to bring their own lunch or pre-order purchase through the registration software. Due to the nature of the program, lunch is not available for Teen Camp.

Through our Plus Lunch program, we will provide your camper with a Kosher, nut-free lunch each day. This will include a main entree, vegetable/fruit, and dessert each day. The Plus Lunch program can be added any time up until one week in advance.

Before and After Care

Pre-registration is required.

Before Care
Entering grades K – 6 | 7:30-9am
Start your mornings off with up to one and half extra hours of camp! Before Care runs from 7:30-9am, and you can drop off any time to fit your schedule. During Before Care, campers will enjoy a combination of active and relaxed play through camper-choice activities.

After Care
Entering grades K – 6 | 3-6pm
Not ready to leave camp at 3pm? Extend your camp day by up to three hours with After Care! After Care runs from 3-6pm, and you can pick up any time to fit your schedule. During After Care, campers enjoy extra camp activities and an afternoon snack.

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Parent Orientation Meeting: May 23

Parents Must Attend the Orientation Meeting

The meeting will be held virtually on May 23 at 6:30pm. The video conference link will be sent by email to all campers registered for camp.


We Take Many Photos!

Photos are taken of campers throughout the week and posted to the J Day Camps Facebook Groups. Parents will need to request access to the page to view photos.

Join the SFC J Day Camps Facebook Group
Join the Fox J Day Camps Facebook Group

Camp Newsletters


Each week of camp, we will send a newsletter including what the campers and counselors did that week, exciting activities and photos, and a letter from Camp Director Mat DeWinters. Check back here during camp to read our 2024 season newsletters!

Inclusion Options Chesterfield Creve Coeur

Check Out The Camp FAQs

Questions? Here’s Who To Contact.

Mat DeWinters

Director of Sports, Recreation, and J Day Camps

Jess Bauer

Director of Youth Services, Chesterfield

Ashley Stockman

Director, Life Enrichment & Adult Day Services