Summer Camps for Kids and Teens at the JCC

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Dallas is filled with great opportunities for kids during the summer. (You can see the complete list of Dallas area camps here.But there’s something extra special happening at The J! Continue reading on to discover more about their performing arts and sports summer camps open to children of all backgrounds and denominations.

Broadway Boot Camp

freddy-1Does your child dream of being on Broadway or simply love the performing arts?

A Class Act NY, Manhattan’s award-winning acting studio for kids and teens will be bringing their One-Week Broadway Boot Camp taught by a bona fide Broadway actor to the Dallas JCC this summer!

In this one-week five-day Broadway Boot Camp, participants work with a Broadway performer and a music director on classic and contemporary musical theatre songs and dance combinations.

At the end of the week, campers make their “Off-Off Broadway Debut” in a Musical Revue for family and friends at the JCC’s state-of-the-art theatre. Each child will have solo lines and be featured!

More advanced students will be given more sophisticated choreography or vocal solos to keep them challenged and engaged.

“Everyone will have their moment to shine. Each child will be given solo speaking and singing lines,” says Artistic Director, Jessica Rofé.

When not in rehearsal for their Off-Off Broadway Debut, campers take improvisation workshops and play fun and educational theatre games. The Broadway performer will also conduct a Question and Answer session for budding thespians!

Don’t miss this rare and unique opportunity to work with real Broadway professionals!

All skill levels welcome!

Ages 7 – 16

Space is limited! 

When: Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Where: Aaron Family JCC of Dallas – 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas

To register: Visit jccdallas.org to register. Please email Alise Robinson at [email protected] OR call 212.315.3010 with questions.

Camp Star Quest

Camp StarQuest is a three-week Musical Theater & Performing Arts Intensive that teaches the fundamentals of theater, music, and dance – a great choice for both experienced and novice performers who are committed to their craft and have a desire to learn how to work as an ensemble and elevate their theatrical game; all in the process of creating a fully-staged production of a hit musical!

Join the JCC as they fuse a traditional summer camp philosophy with a top-notch performing arts program designed to keep campers invigorated, engaged, challenged and happy!

The Adventure JPAS Specialists have been around the world and back choosing the J StarQuest Camp as their destination to help improve our campers’ theatrical technique and skills. Sharing a similar passion, campers will make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime and keep them coming back year after year.

All skill levels welcome!

Entering Grades 3-9

Space is limited! 

When: Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 25

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Where: Aaron Family JCC of Dallas – 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas

To register: Visit jccdallas.org to register. Please email Alise Robinson at [email protected] OR call 212.315.3010 with questions.

Other Summer Camps at the JCC

Camp Simchah:

The J’s adventures will keep your kids active and having fun all day! Join daily expeditions led by their Adventure Specialists in Discovery, Nature, Gardening, Music, Art and Movement!!

Simchah campers get to enjoy the water daily. While our younger children experience the outdoor water play area, 3’s and 4’s enjoy group swim lessons offered by our very skilled Aquatic Adventure Staff. Days are jam-packed with meaningful moments made to keep your children engaged and having fun, while
being immersed in Jewish values and culture!!

Ages: Children ages 2 by May 31, 2014 through those who will be enrolling in Pre-K in the fall.

Time: 8:45 am-12:45 pm (M-F or M-W-F for ages 2-3 only)

J Sports Camp

The JCC of Dallas is taking Sports to a NEW extreme this summer by personalizing the experience. Whether you want to refine your sports skills within a specialty or want to enjoy recreational sports (kickball, ultimate Frisbee, flag football, and more).

Double the Activities and Double the fun as each camper new sports skills and enhance old ones, and learn the importance of rachmanus (sportsmanship). Our Sports Adventure Specialists and Staff will help guide our campers each week as your child chooses between a SPORT SPECIALTY or a REC PICK, our recreational sport option.

This summer they have added NEW sports such as lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, and of course, basketball. Sports Camp is designed for all ages and skill levels and focuses on individual and small group instruction. Come find out which sport your child may have that natural born ability to succeed in and have those skills honed by their camps.

Ages: Entering Grades 2- 6

Specialty Sports: 

  • VOLLEYBALL – Volleyball Camp will be run by local volleyball Coach (TBD)
  • SOCCER – The Dallas Cosmos will be doing the skill training for Soccer Camp
  • LACROSSE – Sentry Lacrosse will provide equipment and training for Lacrosse Camp
  • BASKETBALL – Our own Coach Williams will be in charge of our exciting Basketball Camp

Rec Sports: 

  • NET GAMES – Badminton, Table Tennis, Pickleball
  • FIELD GAMES – Baseball, Kickball 
  • INVASION GAMES – Water Polo, Ultimate Frisbee 

NOTE: Both Sports and Rec campers will be combined for afternoon activities.

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