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WHY EVERY KID AT CAMP JAYCEE IS A HAPPY CAMPER:
1. Perfect Place, Perfect Space
We provide everything kids need to have fun indoors and out! Camps take complete advantage of the fantastic JCC facilities including: Friedenberg Olympic-size pool, the 500-seat David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, the Gotthelf Dance Studio, the Royston Science Lab, the lush Edgar Berner Family Ball Fields, Albert A. Hutler Tennis Courts, and much more.
2. Everyone's Invited
Since 1945, we've been providing campers of all ages with adventure, friendship, and memories. You'll find kids of all races, religions, and nationalities enjoying Camp Jaycee. There are scholarships available and easy access for children with disabilities.
3. Transportation is Included
We currently offer transportation to and from Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, Encinitas, Del Cerro, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and Mission Hills, with more locations being added.
4. Endless Activities for All Ages and Interests
We have engaging, educational, and fun activities for every child: arts and crafts, ceramics, Zumba dance, a "School of Rock," fencing, leadership training, music, swimming lessons, theatre programs, sports of all kinds, and more.
Campers swim every day! The Friedenberg Olympic-size pool is kept at 81 degrees, has a full deck, a large wading pool, and
a huge jacuzzi. American Red Cross certified instructors provide swim lessons for children from 4 years to third grade.
6. Judaica Specialists
Camp Jaycee is fortunate to have three Shlichim (counselors) from Israel that enrich camp by sharing Jewish customs, dancing, music, Hebrew, and more. Every week concludes with a camp-wide Shabbat celebration.
7. Safety First, and Always
Our staff is not only trained in providing fun and engaging activities to kids of all ages, they're also safety experts. CPR-trained life guards and camp staff, along with our low staff-to-camper ratio, ensure Camp Jaycee is enjoyable and safe. Additionally, the JCC is located next door to the Northern Division of the San Diego Police and Fire Department.
8. We Only Hire Trained, Professional People
Our staff are trained in group dynamics, creative programming, first aid, and more. Camp Jaycee has one of the best (lowest) camper-to-staff ratios in San Diego.
Camp Jaycee is a place that furthers child development, where your child's mind will be as busy as their body! Camp Jaycee earned a 100% score on the American Camping Association accreditation, which recognizes program quality as well as health and safety.
10. Full Day Schedule
A full day of Camp Jaycee is from 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., with additional hours available through our Extended Care program.