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SPECIALTY CAMPS

WEEK 1 - Basketball

TYPE: sports

GRADES: 2-4

DATES: June 7- June 11

Dribble, pass, shoot! Spend a week on the court learning and practicing the skills and drills needed to be a Basketball champion. One lucky team will win the Camp Davis Directors Cup!

WEEK 1 - cool crafts

TYPE: art

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: June 7- June 11

Calling all fans of the cute and homemade- this is the camp for you! Campers will spend their week making all sorts of fun items. Bird houses, jewelry boxes, bedroom signs, and the list goes on! In Cool Crafts campers make their very own objects they can love and be proud of. 

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WEEK 1 - Harry Potter

TYPE: brain builder

GRADES: 1-4

DATES: June 7- June 11

Get your wands and broomsticks ready to soar into the Harry Potter universe in this exciting camp! From potions class and Quidditch practice to defense against the dark arts and crafts, aspiring young witches and wizards will explore this magical world through dozens of games and crafts, cooking projects, scavenger hunts, and more!

WEEK 2 - Soccer

TYPE: sports

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: June 14- June 18

From kicking and passing to shooting and weaving and dribbling, our soccer track is designed for the young soccer fan. Campers will focus on skill building and game playing for an fun week!

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WEEK 2 - clay creations

TYPE: art

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: June 14- June 18

If two dimensions just isn’t enough for you- we’ve got you covered. Our clay track has campers create a wide range of finished products from bowls and cups to statues and jewelry. 

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WEEK 2 - Kid's Kitchen

TYPE: brain builders

GRADES: 4-6

DATES: June 14- June 18

This track is perfect for your budding gastronomist. Kid’s Kitchen is a week of slicing, dicing, churning, and not burning our favorite foods. Campers will learn valuable kitchen skills as well as nutrition information. They will even assist in preparing a meal for the GJCC Seniors! Any child who loves to cook should not miss out on this! (Please note, the ingredients and equipment used for this track will be kosher style, but not certified kosher).

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WEEK 3 - Tennis

TYPE: sports

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: June 21- June 25

Always a popular track, our tennis program is focused around developing the core skills of the sport.  This year in addition to working on our tennis racket skills, we will learn about other paddle sports including badminton, ping pong and pickleball.

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WEEK 3 - Painting Pals

TYPE: art

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: June 21- June 25

If you like to doodle, you’ll love Painting Pals. We will focus on the basics of painting instruction and utilize multiple paint mediums. Campers in this track learn valuable techniques and create many masterpieces worthy of not only the fridge - but the museum! 

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WEEK 3 - Kid's Kitchen Jr.

TYPE: brain builder

GRADES: 1-3

DATES: June 21- June 25

This track is just like our Kid's Kitchen camp, but for younger campers. Kid’s Kitchen is a week of slicing, dicing, churning, and not burning our favorite foods. Campers will learn valuable kitchen skills as well as nutrition information. Any child who loves to cook should not miss out on this! (Please note, the ingredients and equipment used for this track will be kosher style, but not certified kosher).

WEEK 4 - Golf

TYPE: sports

GRADES: 2-6

DATES: June 28 - July 2

Our camp golfers will learn proper grip and stance, how to use the irons and woods, and the art of putting. We will also dabble in a few other types of golf, including disc and soccer golf. 

WEEK 4 - Recyclable art

TYPE: art

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: June 28 - July 2

Tired of throwing away perfectly good bottles and newspapers? Join us for our recyclable art camp where we will learn how to repurpose these items and more into useful and awesome crafts. 

WEEK 4 - LEGO Masterbuilder’s Academy 

TYPE: brain builders

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: June 28 - July 2

Calling all future architects, creative minds, and LEGO enthusiasts- this is the track for you! Unlike other LEGO programs based around the construction of specific sets, the Master Builder’s Academy encourages all participants to truly think outside the box. Campers will be guided and coached to use LEGOs to create brand new, never before assembled masterpieces. In addition to individual projects, campers will also work together to build new worlds and structures with the only limits being their own imagination. This camp fills up fast!

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WEEK 5 - Survivor 

TYPE: sports

GRADES: 3-6

DATES: July 6 - July 9 *no camp July 5

Survivor camp is a rugged experience where campers spend the week engaging in wilderness based athletics. Archery, obstacle courses, and more all come together for this camp favorite. 

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WEEK 5 - Fairy/Gnome Gardens  

TYPE: art

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: July 6 - July 9 *no camp July 5

Join us as we create magical fairy and gnome gardens. Campers will create their own mini gardens as well as help create a fairy garden to be displayed in the garden in front of the JCC.

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WEEK 5 - Hobby and Construction Camp 

TYPE: brain builder

GRADES: 4-6

DATES: July 6 - July 9 *no camp July 5

Learn to build with your own tools! Have fun and learn basic engineering and science concepts using our unique day-to-day themed project builds.

WEEK 6 - all sports

TYPE: sports

GRADES: 4-6

DATES: July 12 - July 16 

Can’t chose which sport is your favorite? Why not play them all? All Sports is exactly what it sounds like- all sports, all the time. If you love the thrill of competition and teamwork, this is the track for you. This track is for the child who just wants to run…and dodge…and kick…and jump, and do just about anything else athletic. Campers will spend their mornings engaged in sport after sport and are guaranteed to come home smiling and exhausted. 

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WEEK 6 - all art

TYPE: art

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: July 12 - July 16 

This specialty track is for the child who loves to use their hands to get creative. Campers will have the opportunity to use a variety of mediums including paint, clay, pastels and more! Young Artists provides a learning experience where campers gain a better understanding of the creative process and apply their new knowledge to creating their very own works of art. If your child can’t decide which type of art is their favorite, this is the track for them!

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WEEK 6 - CAMP DAVIS IN SPACE!  

TYPE: brain builders

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: July 12 - July 16 

Set your sights to the sky as we blast off for an incredible week of interstellar excitement. We’re going on a trip in our favorite rocket- device, which we make ourselves at camp! Campers will learn about the heavenly bodies and marvel at what we know, and don’t know, about our universe.  

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WEEK 7 - Dance and Cheer

TYPE: brain builders

GRADES: 1-6

DATES: July 19 - July 23 

We’ve got spirit yes we do, we’ve got spirit how ‘bout… an amazing week of ruach and energy where we learn how to bring it on. That’s how it goes- right? Go team! 

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WEEK 7 - Project Runway

TYPE: art

GRADES: 3-6

DATES: July 19 - July 23 

For campers who love fashion- this camp is for you! Campers will learn the process of design, fashion illustration and styling from Carrie Mills, a Parsons Alumni designer with 20 years in the field. Campers will design their own outfits incorporating both new materials along with repurposing existing garments along with keeping a sketch book and creating a collection board. Campers will also have the option to design accessories such as handbags, hats, and scarves. This camp features visits from professionals in the local fashion community who will come teach the kids how to walk to runway. The experience will conclude with a fashion show for campers to strut their stuff.

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WEEK 7 - Science discovery

TYPE: brain builders

GRADES: 1-3

DATES: July 19 - July 23 

It’s time to get crazy in the lab as we mix and master our way to an amazing scientific sensory experience! There will be some bubbling, some flashing, and maybe even some explosions- but there is sure to be a lot of fun!

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WEEK 8 - MACCABIA: cOLOR WAR

TYPE: all

GRADES: K-8

DATES: July 26-July 30

The summer is almost over and it is time for one of the greatest Camp Davis traditions- the Maccabia games! This is an incredible week of camp where children are divided up into three different teams. We spend the entire week competing in different athletic, artistic, and ruach based events. Sportsmanship is the key to a victory this week, as children learn the importance of winning- and losing- with their heads held high. 

 

Maccabia week at Camp Davis is unlike any other week. There are no field trips or specialty tracks. Children spend a large portion of the day in mixed age groupings. Because of this alternative schedule, we strongly recommend that campers have experienced additional weeks of camp before attending during week 8.

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