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Writers in the Schools Online Classes

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Posted by: admin

Writers in the Schools

Writers in the Schools (WITS) offers NEW online classes open to members and the public! Creative Writing Camp Online sessions are taught by professional teachers and writers who have mastered the ability to layer social and emotional support for students through daily online instruction.

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Category: Childrens Programs

Building Community at Family Retreat

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Posted by: Rabbi Erin Mason, Chief Program Officer

Family Around CampfireMy kids’ happy place is Jewish camp. They can run free, be as loud as they want, try new things, make new friends, and connect with old friends, all in a Jewish setting. While it’s fantastic to know that kids have this, how much better is it when we as parents get to join in?

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Category: Childrens Programs

Inclusion a Top Priority at J Camps

Friday, May 17, 2019
Posted by: Anna Shabtay, Director of Children and Camping

Friends at PoolJ Camps opens in a few short weeks. We are getting excited about everything that we have to offer this summer, and we cannot wait to welcome you and your children. 

One of the many things that makes J Camps special is the diverse population of our campers and staff. The world that we live in is ever-changing, and the needs of our campers and staff constantly evolve. The social and emotional well-being of our campers and staff is as important to us as their physical safety here at camp.

Last summer, we contracted with a psychologist on a part-time basis to help us on this front and felt that even though the help was limited, it made an important impact. 

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Category: Childrens Programs

Why Jewish Day Camp?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Posted by: Anna Shabtay, Director of Children and Camping

Kids with FlagEvery summer, we, as parents, have to make choices about the experiences that we want for our children. We look at the 12 weeks that our children will not be in school and think “How can I make this time meaningful and fun for my kids?” 

There are so many different choices: family vacations, spending time with extended family, staying at home, volunteering, going to work with a parent, going to residential camp and attending day camp.

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Category: Childrens Programs

#BIGIDEA Comes to Houston

Friday, April 19, 2019
Posted by: Anna Shabtay, Director of Children and Camping

Bringing Israeli Tech and Innovation to Campers at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC 

MusicWe are excited to bring this amazing program from across the globe to Houston this summer. In #BIGIDEA camps, creative and curious campers can choose from 10 different workshops including gaming, graphic design, coding, robotics, electronic DJ-ing, mobile app development, music video production and more. Campers are encouraged to explore, learn, engage and achieve in the spirit of Israel's high-tech industry. 

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Category: Childrens Programs

Meet Theatre Instructor Erin Lamb

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Posted by: Eva De La Cruz

Erin LambWe have a great team of working theatre professionals teaching our youth theatre classes. Erin Lamb started with us as a summer camp counselor for Performing Arts Camp last year and then took on the mammoth challenge of designing the costumes for the JCCS fall production of Cats.

She is now on board as one of our Assistant Directors for our JCCS production of Seussical. She sat down with us to share a little bit about her background and passion for the arts. 

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Category: Childrens Programs