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J Day Camps – STEAM Academies

STEAM Day Camps in partnership with Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School


2019 Camp Dates: May 28 – August 9
Weekly registration closes the Wednesday before camps begin

In partnership with the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, J Day Camps offers STEAM Academies which build skills through the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math while children make friends and have fun! Whether your child wants to program robots or conceptualize what a future city will look like, it’s full STEAM ahead! These programs do not include swimming.

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School
348 S Mason Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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

Summer STEAM Academy

June 11 – 15 | June 18 – 22
Grades Pre-K – K
STEAM educators take your children on an intellectually and creatively stimulating journey. Each day includes water play, a mitzvah project and physical activity, and will follow a theme.

Robots and Roller Coasters

June 11 – 15: Grades 3 – 4
June 18 – 22: Grades 5 – 6
Students will experiment using the discoveries of Galileo, Newton, and others to solve the perplexing problems of Roller Coaster World’s rides. Plus, they will explore the basics of NXT Robotics Engineering and become proficient with programming software which allows them to direct their robot to solve specific missions.

Builders’ STEAM Academy

June 11 – 15 | June 18 – 22
Grades 1 – 2
Campers build a fort in the woods, an obstacle course and a variety of their own creations. They will explore how architects integrate science, technology, engineering, art and math into their  decisions about the structures they build.

Math in Art STEAM Academy

June 11 – 15
Grades 5-6
Academy students will create 2D and 3D fractals, applying ratio and scale of area using colored pencils, crayons and other media. They will also apply math to sewing, which involves measurement skills, patterns and ratio. By the end of the week, participants will create a 12 x 12 inch quilt.

Innovations and Important Creations From Israel

June 18 – 22
Grades 3 – 4
Did you know that the USB flash drive, the game Rummikub and the cherry tomato were all designed in Israel? Campers will learn about innovations from the “Start-up Nation” that have changed the world and develop their own innovations using inspiration from Israel.

For more information about J Day Camps, please contact:
Camp Director: Brad Chotiner (Chots), 314-442-3423
Operations Director: 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 6: Wet & Wild Day (featuring water inflatables and games)
July 18 & 19: Fencing
August 2: 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: Shamecka Nichols, 314-442-3295

Click here to learn more about inclusion.

2019 registration info coming soon!