We’re excited to have your child join us this summer at Specialty Camps! On this page, you’ll find forms you need to complete, as well as important information to help you prepare for a summer of fun and skill building.
Everything You Need To Know
Suggested Items to Bring to Camp
- Water Bottle
- Bathing Suit & Cap
- Lunch (Dairy or Vegetarian)
- Sunscreen & Bugspray
- Weather Apprioate Gear (Raincoat, Sweatshirt, etc)
- Snack (Optional)
You will receive more information two weeks before your child attends camp, including further details of what to bring, including specific sports equipment.
Swim camp participants are asked to also bring a competitive swimsuit, two towels, flip-flops, goggles, bathing cap, comfortable workout clothes and sneakers each day.
Food from Home
Please send your child to camp with a kosher (vegetarian or dairy) lunch and snack in an insulated bag or container. We are a peanut free camp, please refrain from packing peanuts or peanut-related snacks for your child.
- For an additional fee, campers can pre-order lunches from the on-site café. Details are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.558.6486. Lunch forms can be found below.
- If your child has special dietary needs, please let us know. We will make every attempt to accommodate those needs during lunch and snack.
- 2019 orders coming soon
Camp is staffed by a registered nurse (RN) and a physician on call. In case of an emergency, the local hospital is less than five miles away from the JCC.
JCC Specialty Camps are in compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health policies and are inspected and licensed by the City of Newton Department of Public Health. Parents can request copies of background checks, health care and discipline policies, as well as procedures for filing grievances.
Children will be outdoors for many activities during the camp day and should arrive with sunscreen applied. Staff will make time for children to reapply throughout the camp day. Parents can also give permission for staff to help younger children apply sunscreen.
Hydration is also very important, and water is available for campers throughout the day. Staff will encourage children to stay hydrated. Parents are asked to do the same.