Check out the full list of specialties offered at JCamp this summer!
Have you ever wanted to be an animator and make Disney-like Cartoons, or Stop- motion projects? In this class we will concentrate strictly on animation! Animate Clay characters that you create and animate in the spirit of movies like "Kubo and the Two Strings", "Paranorman" or "Box Trolls". At the end of the class you will have a movie to show off to friends and family! All movies available for downloading upon the finish of the class.
Have you ever wanted to be an animator and make Disney-like Cartoons, or Stop- motion projects? In this class we will concentrate strictly on animation! Animate Paper characters that you create and animate. At the end of the class you will have a movie to show off to friends and family! All movies available for downloading upon the finish of the class.
In this class you will create an exciting movie using the art of Stop Motion animation! You and a partner will create a story to turn into an animated movie. Then you will use a 3D PRINTER to create set pieces, props, and even characters in combination with Clayor Legos! See what your imagination can come up with using such a large variety of options! All FILMS, ANIMATIONS, & VLOGS will be made available to download at the end of the class.
The monkey swoops through the trees as if easily swimming through the air. The effortless sense of flow the monkey shows, displays his sense of loyalty to the jungle, and the environment in which he lives. In order to earn your blue headband, you must learn to be loyal to your environment, for it is your environment that gives you the power to succeed.
Across cultures of all kinds, the eagle represents an unwavering spirit, who, above all, shows unbreakable confidence. To earn your purple headband, you must learn to embrace what makes you unique, and hold that with confidence, just like the eagle
Are you ready for a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental martial arts elements, like blocks, kicks, strikes, and the all important KI-YAH! Through skill training, fun games, creative challenges, and pad work on foam targets, children develop self-confidence and learn to enjoy being physically active in a non-contact setting. KI-YAH!
Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects. Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that even returning students get a new experience, so join us to design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.
Venture into the world of Minecraft in our unique LEGO® experience. Get ready to build your base, craft your tools, use your Minecart to harvest raw resources, and battle to stop the Ender Dragon from ending the world.
Calling all Pokémon trainers! With the Pokémon Championship approaching, join our enthusiastic PlayWell Instructors as we build and catch our favorite Pokémon, rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket, take a ride on the S.S. Anne to uncover rare and mystic Pokémon, and battle to see who will hold the title of Pokémon Master. Come along on our journey to catch 'em all!
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.
Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Visit Diagon Alley, play a game of Quidditch, and duel the evil Lord Voldemort. Hone your magical skills while learning about advanced Muggle (STEM) concepts.
Are you ready to up your engineering game? Our instructors will introduce mechanisms to get your gears turning; then, it's your job to take it to the next level! Go head-to-head or work towards a new personal best as we get ready to apply real-world concepts to LEGO® challenges!
Ready, set, blastoff! Explore the universe as we launch everything from Film Canister Rockets, to Water Bottle Blasters, Business Card Boomerangs, and much more! Our Adventures will take us to Titan, Mars, and a Galactic Cluster as we learn about comets, constellations, and our galaxy! This class is out of this world!
Ever wonder how a Magician does a magic trick? This class unlocks some of the secrets to the techniques of magic. Students will gain skills in acting, comedy, and memorization that are essential to a magician’s performance. They will use a variety of normal household items such as cards, coins, cups & balls, and rope, and learn cool simple tricks!
Kids will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! Explore different recipes each week including appetizers, snacks, entrees, desserts, and more!
Create your own animations, programs, and games with MIT’s Scratch, Python, Box Island, and more! Computer programming helps with brain development, math skills, and logic, and is tons of fun!
Learn all about Dinosaurs in this fun, hands-on class! Explore the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras through all sorts of project-based activities: Dino Digs, fossil hunts, and ‘Dino of the Day’ activities! You even get your own Dinosaur Egg to take home with you!
Chemistry is amazing! Conduct physical and chemical experiments and learn what makes them work. Learn about atoms and the Periodic Table as you investigate Elephant Toothpaste, grow your own crystals, and so much more! Chemistry has never been so fun!
The Fashion Design class is all about you! Create a “line” of clothing, from formal gowns to casual chic! Come up with your own design for a school uniform and make an outfit for yourself using clothes from your closet. It will be fun...and chic too!
We introduce chess to students in a fun and exciting way! For all students and all levels, we teach students to play chess and help them succeed in school by stimulating their problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking.
Perfect your Wizardry skills in this interactive, creative, spell-binding class! Find out which house you belong to and learn how to make potions, use your wand, identify creatures, and more! Witches and wizards of all ages will graduate the Academy with the supplies and skills to use their magic for good.
Acting exposes students to characterization, plot structure, ensemble acting, creativity, the art of listening and silence, and following directions all through the use of various theater games. Come join the fun!
Come join us for some fun with Weird and Wacky Science! New, cool, and hands-on experiments each week! This class is filled with fun science activities: amazing crystals, magnetism, static electricity, gravity, and so much more! Experience the Scientific Method as never before!
Students learn how to make figurines, mosaics, multi-media sculptures, and more while they learn about famous sculptors like Jeffrey Koons, Kenneth Price, and Walter Furlan! We teach the principles of sculpture, and allow students to explore with various media.
Come join the fun!
Take fingerprints, decode secret messages, search for clues, go on a scavenger hunt, and decipher our Escape Room! Explore the fascinating world of solving mysteries and develop observation and reasoning skills! Every student also receives their very own ID Badge and detective kit!
Part math, part science, and part art, this STEAM class has it all! Using assorted architectural & bridge building model sets, this class teaches basic drafting, scale, symmetry, proportion, and geometry. Students will build iconic models and learn about famous architects as they explore their creativity and even design their dream home!
Campers learn how to make figurines, mosaics, multi-media sculptures and more while they learn about famous sculptors like Jeffrey Koons, Kenneth Price and Walter Furlan! We teach the principles of sculpture and allow students to explore with various media. Come join the fun!
Get your hands dirty this summer with an introduction to ceramics! Over the course of this five day workshop students will learn the ancient art of hand building, beginning with fundamental forms like pinch pots and coil pots, stamped stab-built vessels, and finally three dimensional figurative sculpture. Students will leave with a collection of fun and functional creations, and a whole new set of skills they can continue at home.
Dive into an open ended polymer clay experience where children will be guided on how to use this versatile and colorful art medium. We will learn different techniques, such as color mixing, sculpting, slab work, jewelry design and more. Take home with one of a kind art pieces that you will hold onto forever.
Design your very own Dream House! We’ll spend 5 days decking out the ceiling to the floors, making mini furniture, custom paint colors, fun and funky wallpaper, and more. Maybe a mini gallery wall or little potted plants? Possibly a spiral staircase and cozy indoor hammock? Campers will use an assortment of recycled materials, wood, fabric and more to make their homes come to life. The only limit is your imagination.
Art is all about creativity and turning your thoughts and experiences into something tangible. In this specialty, we will explore different mediums and create beautiful works of art. Students will be encouraged to dive into their own interests and embrace their style. We will also learn about different artists and how they have influenced art. This is a wonderful class that will foster self-expression as well as art education.
The word “Kawaii” means “cute” in Japanese, this form of art has a huge following worldwide. This summer campers will learn how to draw kawaii characters and create small sculptures out of clay. Join us for this extremely cute and explorative specialty!
In this class students will learn various aspects of painting including perspective, color theory, shading, and composition. We will focus on painting and create beautiful works of art. Each day we will learn new techniques and put them into practice onto canvas.
Join the Band! All campers will have a chance to learn the basics of music and experience the opportunity to play various instruments including Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Vocals, Drums, Percussion, and Ukulele. Campers will come together to form a band and put on a rocking performance at the end of the week that we are sure will lead to some rock stars of the future!
Dance your heart out with us while we learn basic movement, creativity, choreography and performance skills. Stretch, play fun dance games and learn routines that incorporate new moves, the basic skills of musicality and creativity. Have a blast dancing to upbeat music with a focus on hip hop and jazz that will include skills such as turns, jumps, kicks and more! Don’t forget the amazing final performance at the end of the week!
If you love soccer and want to improve your game, this program is for you! l coaches lead court fundamentals and skills training, as well as endurance and flexibility, to enable campers to be the best soccer players they can be.
Get ready for a fun and invigorating sports class! In this class we will play, learn, and work together as a team. We will explore many different forms of sports and games. Each day will start with a warmup, a few different activities, and end with a cool down/stretch.
Get ready for a fun and invigorating Ninja class! In this class we will play, learn, and work together as a team creating and passing Ninja style obstacle curses that help the campers work on their balance, physical conditioning and problem solving skills.
If you love basketball and want to improve your game, this program is for you! Basketball coaches lead court fundamentals and skills training, as well as endurance and flexibility, to enable campers to be the best basketball players they can be.
Specifically designed for middle-school aged campers, this program will help campers develop empathy and advocacy skills by looking at the world around us and learning about the different ways we can contribute to our society. Campers will get the chance to engage in both on and off-site direct service opportunities and projects. Projects may include a focus on environmentalism, inclusion, food insecurity, and more!
Journey into the world of theater with Kids On Stage. Working with a theater professional, campers will explore the popular musical Under the Sea and help bring songs and scenes to life through theater games and storytelling, creative expression, all while learning valuable skills. Camp fosters teamwork, brainstorming and, confidence building in a safe and supportive environment. Camp culminates with a last day of camp show presentation.
Journey into the world of theater with Kids On Stage. Working with a theater professional, campers will explore the popular musical Alice in Wonderful and help bring songs and scenes to life through theater games and storytelling, creative expression, all while learning valuable skills. Camp fosters teamwork, brainstorming and confidence building in a safe and supportive environment. Camp culminates with a last day of camp show presentation.