Cardboard Boat Race and Member Appreciation BBQ

Sunday, August 28
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free: JCC Members Only

Feeling inspired by the JCC Maccabi Games? Navigate your way to the J for the Cardboard Boat Race and Member Appreciation BBQ. Using only cardboard, duct tape and creativity, dare to build your own boat to get one or 2 people across the pool in record time and connect with an amazing community of members along the way. 

The Member Appreciation BBQ is open to all members and you do not need to participate in the boat race to enjoy. Spectators are encouraged!

Space is limited, register today! 

Race Divisions

  • Teams may consist of 1-2 team members
  • Ages 4-6 (An adult must accompany in the water)
  • 7-11
  • 12-15
  • 16+

Race Rules

  • Registration required by Sunday, August 19, 2022
  • Cardboard and duct tape are the only materials permitted
  • Only homemade paddles made of cardboard and duct tape are allowed.
  • Boat check-in begins at 11:00 am
  • Boats may be decorated with permanent markers or duct tape (paint will not be permitted)
  • Name of boat should be on both sides in big letters
  • Each boat must carry at least one or two people across the pool
  • Boats too large to be carried by two people are not allowed
  • Boats MUST be built prior to the race
  • Children under age 7 must have an adult in the water and be able to swim
  • Each division will be broken up into heats
  • Boats will race the full length of the shallow end of the pool
  • The race must begin and end with all crew intact

Prize Categories by Division

  • People’s Choice Award 
  • Titanic Award - most spectacular sinking
  • Speedboat - fastest boat