Two Great Camp Programs from the JCC in Scotch Plains Kick Off the Summer Season

This summer, the JCC’s Camp Yachad is offering a Warm Up Camp and an Adaptive Sports Camp for children with special needs before the official summer camp season begins.

Warm Up Camp runs from Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 26, and is open for ages 2 – rising 6th graders.  Campers can sign up for single days, two weeks or anything in between. 

The 2-4 year olds spend their days in a structured indoor/outdoor camp environment.   Home base for each group is inside the JCC’s newly renovated state-of-the-art preschool wing so young campers are protected from the heat.  The kindergarten – 6th grade campers are stationed on the Camp Yachad campsite adjacent to the main JCC building.

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All campers participate in instructional swim with experienced Water Safety Instructors.  The day is also filled with many other camp-style activities.  The kindergarten – 6th grade campers can choose between Sports or Arts specialty camps.

There are partial day options for the younger children, and lunch is included for all campers who are enrolled during lunchtime.  Warm Up camp is open to the community and all are welcome, regardless if you are signed up for another summer camp.

In an ongoing effort to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment for all our members, the JCC provides support and programming for families with special needs. For the first time, the JCC, in partnership with Throwback Sports, is offering Adaptive Sports Camp for children with special needs (rising kindergartners - rising 4th graders).

Throwback Sports has been present in the New York City-area special needs community since 2003.  Their guiding principal supports the overall development of a child so they believe in helping develop socially as well as physically competent children in a nurturing environment.



Adaptive Sports Camp, which is also open to the community, runs from Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26 and is a powerful way to start your child's summer out strong.  The camp aims to build skills, confidence and ability through sports, exercise and physical activity.

There will be a 2:1 camper to staff ratio which will allow instructors to cater to each child’s level of fitness, skill and ability.  The program is planned to maintain the child's interest, engagement, focus, and most importantly, to be a lot of fun!  Both instructional and recreational swim are part of the day.

Take note: Once the traditional camp season ends, Camp Yachad will offer Cool Down Camp from Monday, August 24 - Wednesday, September 2 for ages 2 – rising 6th graders.  Registration for this program is also open.

For more information on all camp programs or to register, visit www.jccnj.org or call Cathy Pizzella at 908-889-8800 x209 or campyachad@jccnj.org.

Community is at our Center

The JCC of Central New Jersey is a place to meet old friends, connect with new ones, and become involved in your community. Our mission is to provide social, recreational, and cultural programs and humanitarian services through all phases of life. We are committed to affirming and strengthening Jewish values and fostering an appreciation of our heritage and identity.

At the JCC of Central NJ, financial assistance is available for membership, as are various programs for those in need. Call 908-889-8800 or visit jccnj.org.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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