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Alper JCC Summer Camp
Miami, Florida

Visit Our Alper JCC Summer Camp Website
305-271-9000 x271
11155 SW 112th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33176

11155 SW 112th Avenue
Miami, FL 33176

CAMPER AGES: 13 Months to 9th Grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 2,4,6 or 8-week intervals. Camp Hours: 9am to 4pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.


SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: CAMP TIKVAH Special Needs Eligibility screening required for first-time campers and yearly evaluations for returning campers. 4 or 8-week sessions - 8:30am - 3:30pm

What's Exciting In CAMP TIKVAH Dynamic opportunities abound at CAMP TIKVAH, an exceptional camping experience for children with special needs. The programs are specifically designed for children between the ages of 3-8, 9-12 and 13-21 who have cognitive and/or physical disabilities.

All activities are developed with the particular needs of the special child in mind. A stimulating environment with hands-on experiences is created for your child. The program is designed to instill confidence, develop social and life skills, increase attention span and improve fine and gross motor abilities.

Campers participate in the general camp, on an individual basis, where appropriate. *Must be registered in school in order to participate in camp & have a current EIP.

The JCC offers an inclusion program for high-functioning special needs campers. Throughout the day, campers will have an advocate to guide them and they will be part of a general camp bunk.

You must meet with Johana Sarmiento Special Needs Director, before registration is accepted.


Science, Technology, Computers, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Adventure, and more.
Other Featured Activities:
- Swim Program With Swim Gym. Children Ages 3 & Older Receive Swim Lessons In Our Jr. Olympic Size Pool. Swim Program Includes Instruction & Age-appropriate Water Games (Children Must Be Toilet Trained).
- Over 40 Hobby Hour Activities.
- Adventure Camp For Tsofim & Rishonim Which Includes Challenging Skill Building Trips.
- Overnight Trips For Rishonim Campers In Addition To Optional Long Distance Trips.
- A High Level Computer Program.
- Late Night Adventures During Each Session Of Camp.
- Team Building Programs That Promote Good Sportsmanship & Cooperation.
- Specialists: Highly Trained Professionals Who Instruct In Nature & Science, Visual & Performing Arts, & Sports, Which Includes Baseball, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer Football & Martial Arts.
- Ruach-extraordinary Spirit Led By Three Music Directors.
- An Inclusion Program For High Functioning Special Needs Campers.
- Special Events For All Campers.

TOP FLORIDA SCIENCE CAMP: Alper JCC Summer Camp is a Top Science Summer Camp located in Miami Florida offering many fun and enriching Science and other camp programs. Alper JCC Summer Camp also offers CIT/LIT and/or Teen Leadership Opportunities, too.


- Air-conditioned gymnasium - 15,000 sq. ft.
- Age-appropriate playgrounds
- Beautiful boating lake with canoeing & remodeled dock
- Computer lab
- Two indoor racquetball courts
- Fully equipped art and ceramic studio
- Outdoor Jr. Olympic-size pool
- Professional theater
- Seven hard surface tennis courts
- Six baseball fields
- Teaching kitchen
- Two fully mirrored dance studio


Sports Camp
Campers Entering 2nd-9th Grades
SPORTS CAMP is an in-depth, state-of-the-art athletic experience designed for boys and girls. Under the guidance of our certified, professional staff, campers participate in a wide variety of sports using the Alper JCC’s outstanding facilities. Campers are grouped according to age and participate in activities with their bunkmates.

What's Exciting In SPORTS CAMP:
- Daily instructional American Red Cross Swim Program is led by fully trained Water Safety Instructors in the Jr. Olympic-size pool. - Baseball - Basketball - Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking - Field trips - Fitness/Cardio-Vascular & Strength Training (6th - 8th grades) - Football - Hobby Hour (over 40 choices) - Late night (optional each session) - Martial Arts - Rocketry - Soccer program run by Super Soccer Stars - SPINNING® (6th - 8th grades)

Performing Arts Camp
Campers Entering 3rd-9th Grades
What's Exciting In HABIMAH
Lights, Camera, Action! HABIMAH campers expand their horizons and artistic potential in dance, drama, art and music. Under the guidance of our highly trained and talented staff, campers are immersed in a high level, 4-week production schedule filled with rehearsals, set designing, and a final musical performance at the end of each session.

In addition to the arts, campers will participate in fitness activities, an instructional water games program and expanded Hobby Hour choices.

- Camp Director Elyse Molk & Co-Camp Director Dave Madden and their talented and fun-loving staff
- Camp units have adult supervisors (Chaverim, Sabra, etc)
- Full-time camp nurse
- High return of staff each year
- JCC Fitness Center professionals
- Low camper to counselor ratio
- Specialists - highly trained professionals instruct nature and science, visual and performing arts, and sports
- Staff are trained in group dynamics, child development,
building self-esteem and peer relationships
- Staff members have completed Miami-Dade County
background checks

Hobby Hour Activities
- 3-D Multi Media Art - Adventures in Art - Artistic Accessories - Arts and Crafts - Baseball- Basketball - Canoeing and Fishing - Cardio Fitness/Nutrition - Cardio Fitness - Aerobics/ SPINNING® - Cardio Vascular Training - Ceramics or Wheel throwing - Cheerleading - Chess - Computers - Drama or Summer Stock - Field Games - Football - Gourmets in the Kitchen - Hip Hop/Jazz - Jewelry Making - Kids Cuisine - Martial Arts - Nature - Painting and Drawing - Robotics - Rocketry - Science Wizardry - Soccer - Spinning - Swim/Pool Games - Tennis - Water Polo - Watercolor - Woodworking -

Leader In Training- LIT
Entering 9th Grade
HADRACHA combines leadership training with a fun camp experience. LITs will work with campers and travel on field trips or participate in leadership and team building programs for 2 days. LITS will participate in mitzvah ("good deed") projects and trips. Additionally, one day will be spent at the JCC working on camp wide special events programming, and spending time with campers. An interview process and acceptance is required for admission into the LIT program. 25 Community Service hours will be awarded for each 4-week session.

Counselor In Training- CIT
Entering 10th Grade
Madrich CITs assist in camp groups and learn hands on skills as well as knowledge gained in leadership training sessions. A $100 stipend is given and 160 Community Service hours are awarded for each 4-week session. An interview is required for admission into the CIT program. Please contact Lene Saeger, x271, to schedule an interview. CIT staff requirement: 8 weeks preferred. Consideration will be given to 4-week applicants on an availability basis.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For questions or more information about Summer Camp and financial aid please contact the Camp Office at 305-271-9000 x271

OTHER CAMP INFO: K'TANIM: 13 months-3 years
CHAVERIM: 3-4 years old by August 31
KADIMA: Campers Entering Kindergarten
SABRA (and JR. MACCABI SPORTS CAMP): Campers Entering 1st Grade
BONIM: Campers Entering 2nd Grade
HALUTZIM: Campers Entering 3rd Grade
TSOFIM: Campers entering 4th-6th Grades
RISHONIM: Campers Entering 7th-9th Grade
HABIMAH - Performing Arts Camp: Campers Entering 3rd-9th Grades
MACCABI - Sports Camp: Campers Entering 2nd-9th Grades

2014 Camp Dates
Session 1:
1A: June 16 - 27
1B: June 30 - July 11
No camp Friday, July 4

Session 2:
2A: July 14 - 25
2B: July 28 - August 8
You can attend for 2,4,6 or 8-week intervals.

Camp Hours:
9am to 4pm
Early & Late Care Available

Visit Our Camp Website Link: for Fees and Registration forms or call 305-271-9000 x 271

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