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1st-2nd Camp

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Camp Kaleidoscope 

Grades 1st-2nd

Camp Director Location Dates Offered

hbuza@erjcchouston.org
Merfish Teen Center Weeks 1-4 | June 13-July 8
Week 5 | July 11-15
Week 6 | July 18-22 
Week 7 | July 25-29 
Week 8 | August 1-5 
Week 9 | August 8-12 
Camp Description
Camp Kaleidoscope is the place to be this summer! Kaleidoscope campers will enjoy daily programs including sports, swimming, arts & crafts,  Judaics, music, and much more. Campers will also get to select weekly Chugim (elective activities). Our fun–filled, experienced and knowledgeable staff help make Kaleidoscope a popular choice for day camps in the Houston community. Kaleidoscope is an environment where campers can express themselves in a traditional day camp setting. 
Campers will have exclusive use of the Merfish facility that includes a covered sports court, outdoor tennis courts, swimming pool, an expansive sports field and a shaded gaga pit. 

 

Sports Camps

Jr. Tennis

Camp Director Location Dates Offered
Erik Kiser
ekiser@erjcchouston.org
Boniuk Family Indoor Tennis Center   Pre-Camp: June 7-10 
Camp is offered each week of J Camps
Camp Description
Experience the junior version of our tried-and-true tennis camps. Campers will learn new skills and practice backhands, forehands, serves, and more! Obstacle courses, games and special events are just part of the fun.   

 

Jr. Gymnastics

Camp Director Location Dates Offered
Leslie Holmes
lholmes@erjcchouston.org 
Sol Rubenstein Gymnastics Facility Pre-Camp: June 7-10
Camp is offered each week of J Camps
Camp Description
Our Junior Gymnastics Camp, led by our USA Gymnastics Certified Staff, will electrify campers. There will be active games, superior state-of-the-art equipment, and fun! Gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, and agility are just part of what your campers will learn. Daily recreational swim and special Friday fun days are part of the Jr. Gymnastics camp experience.  

 

Hit-A-Homerun Baseball Camp

Camp Director Location Dates Offered
Sports Camp Director
hbuza@erjcchouston.org 
Merfish Teen Center & Rice University Reckling Stadium Week 7 | July 25-29
Drop off for this camp will be at 8:00 AM, the bus will leave for Reckling Stadium at 8:15 AM.
Camp Description
Take your game to the next level at Rice Owls Baseball Camp. Campers will focus on developing hitting, fielding, throwing, pitching, and base running skills with seasoned coaches and live gameplay with their friends.  Campers need to bring a glove, bat, hat, cleats (or tennis shoes), and helmet. 

   

Jr. Basketball

Camp Director Location Dates Offered
Sports Camp Director
hbuza@erjcchouston.org 
Merfish Teen Center Week 8 | August 1-5

  
Camp Description
This basketball camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game – dribbling offensive/defensive maneuvering, shooting, and conditioning. Basketball camp strives to build confidence and emphasizes having fun. Mixed in will be learning good sportsmanship, how to be a team player, and other skills that your kids won’t even know they are learning. This camp will be coached by All American Basketball.

Jr. Sports of Sorts

Camp Director Location Dates Offered
Sports Camp Director
hbuza@erjcchouston.org 
Merfish Teen Center Week 5 | July 11-15  
Week 6 | July 18-22  
Camp Description
Our most popular co-ed sports camp is back this summer and will ignite a passion for all sports in this fun-filled camp. Improve kicking, running, jumping, and throwing skills while focusing on teamwork and good sportsmanship. Sports include basketball, soccer, pickle ball, tennis, and flag football. Playground sports like kickball, gaga, four square, relay races, and more will be incorporated.   

 

 

Performing & Visual Arts Camps  

Jr. Musical Showcase

Camp Director Location Dates Offered
Eva De La Cruz
edelacruz@erjcchouston.org
Joe Weingarten Building Weeks 5 & 6 | July 11-July 22
  
Camp Description
This brand-new two-week camp is the perfect introduction to the world of musical theatre. Campers will spend their days learning fun songs and dances from hit Broadway shows, all while learning teamwork skills, making friends, and building confidence. At the end of this 2-week camp, campers will present a fun showcase for friends and family.  

 

 

Jr. Art

Camp Director Location Dates Offered
Erin Joyce
art@erjcchouston.org
Joe Weingarten Building & Merfish Teen Center Week 1 | June 13-17
 Exploring Modern Art
@ Joe Weingarten Building     
Week 2 | June 20-24 
Painting and Sculpture
@ Joe Weingarten Building    
Week 5 | July 11-15
Time Machine
@ Merfish Teen Center
Week 6 | July 18-22
Art & Nature
@ Merfish Teen Center 
Camp Description
This camp is a beginner’s introduction to all things visual art! Explore different media, tools, and art forms in this one-week camp. Our camp is designed with creative success in mind, taking kids through the art process step by step. Artists will come home with projects that can be cherished for a lifetime.

 

Jr. Dance Expressions

Camp Director Location Dates Offered
Eva De La Cruz
edelacruz@erjcchouston.org
Joe Weingarten Building Week 7 & 8 | July 25-August 5 
Camp Description
Put on your dancing shoes! This camp focuses on the elements of dance and inspires campers to find movement in everyday activities. Led by professional dance instructors, campers will be introduced to a variety of dance styles, including ballet, tap, musical theatre, and hip hop. At the end of this 2-week camp, campers will perform their one-of-a-kind showcase on the Kaplan Theatre Stage. 

 

 

Specialty Camps    

Jr. S.T.E.A.M

Camp Director Location Dates Offered

hbuza@erjcchouston.org
Joe Weingarten Building Week 3 | June 27-July 1  
Week 4 | July 5- 8   
 


  
Camp Description
Join us this summer for an adventure in science, technology, engineering, art and math (S.T.E.A.M.). Campers will have a chance to use their creativity and critical thinking as they explore robots, space gadgets, optics and more! Through hands-on projects and experiments, every camper will get an opportunity to participate in the fun of S.T.E.A.M.  

 

 

Jr. Writers in The Schools (WITS)

Camp Director Location Dates Offered

hbuza@erjcchouston.org
Merfish Teen Center Week  7 & 8 | July 25-August  5 
 


  
Camp Description
Calling call future authors! WITS campers will get the opportunity to learn by reading literature and practicing writing. Campers demonstrate improved reading and writing skills, increased confidence, and enhanced creativity. WITS will focus on the writing process and address original voice, inventive word choice, sentence fluency, and clear organization. WITS workshops build skills in reading and analysis, expose students to multi-cultural literature, and emphasize the importance of revision. At the end of the week, campers will share their finished pieces in a celebration and will take home a portfolio of their work.