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The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is pleased to announce that its Online Day Camp Registration is now open for returning campers, and opens Sun., Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. for new campers.

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MJCCA Summer Day Camps offer more than 100 different options for children ages 5 to 14, including: Traditional Camps, Specialty Camps, Teen Camps, Performing Arts Camps, and Sports Camps. Day Camp starts the week of May 26 and continues through August 8.

New Camps for 2014 Include:

  • Behind the Scenes Travel Camp (For rising 3rd-8th graders)

Join us as we travel to five critically acclaimed local attractions for backstage tours and a peek into the inner workings of theatrical production. Destinations may include: Georgia Aquarium, Medieval Times, Center for Puppetry Arts, the Alliance Theater and the Fabulous Fox Theater.  Campers will get to meet actors, directors, and designers who work on some of the most elaborate productions in Atlanta.

  • EA Sports – It’s In The Game (For rising 2nd-8th graders)

This camp offers a variety like no other by taking the best from both the real and virtual sports worlds. Working alternately between the console-based sports and real sports, this fun-filled week will include practice time, games, team play, fun competition, and will conclude with an exciting EA Sports Day.

  • Color War Camp (For rising 1st-6th graders)

Let the games begin! In the off-the-wall Color War Camp, every day is a new crazy competition.  There will be something for everyone this week, as campers participate in tons of creative activities including art, swimming, sports, cooking, and more. Get ready to cheer on your team.

  • Push Kart Rally (For rising 3rd-6th graders)

Get rolling in the “camper-powered” Go-Kart Derby. Campers will work in teams to design, build, and decorate their very own wooden push-powered go-karts. Teams will learn about racing strategies, safety on the track, and how best to control their karts to cross the finish line.

  • Superhero Camp (For rising K)

Join us for the new Superhero Camp, where campers will spend the week engulfed in superhero excitement. Activities include saving fellow superheroes from evil plots, creating gadgets and costumes, inventing a unique superhero character, a visit from a superhero, and much more.

  • Creative Writing (For rising 6th-9th graders)

Explore the world of wordsmiths in the new Creative Writing Camp.  Learn tons of techniques, tips, and tricks to help you tell a captivating story, edit and review your work and your friends’ writing, and finally submit a finished product to be published at the end of the week.

  • Atlanta Hawks Dance Camp (For rising 1st-6th graders)

The Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders are excited to bring the first ever Atlanta Hawks Dance Camp to the MJCCA. Led by seasoned Hawks’ cheerleaders, campers will participate in exciting activities like learning dance techniques and high energy routines.

  • The Camp Barney Medintz Experience (For rising 3rd-4th graders)

Campers are invited to sample the best of both day and overnight camp. Campers will spend three nights at Camp Barney Medintz, the summer overnight camp of the MJCCA, located in the North Georgia Mountains, and will participate in an exciting mix of specialized programming.

  • Leaders in Training (LIT – for rising 9th graders) and Staff in Training (SIT – for rising 10th graders)

Participants in our Leaders in Training program will take the beginning steps to being the ultimate group or activity counselor. Rising ninth graders will work with campers, travel on field trips as a group, and participate in leadership and team building programs. The Staff in Training program provides rising 10th graders the opportunity to work directly with children. The program will also offer engaging training sessions that will include camp program planning and best practices in working with children.

Other popular returning camps include:  Aerial & Acrobatics Archeology Rocks Atlanta Hawks Basketball Chess Camp CIA Fusion Fencing Hollywood Bound Intro to Graffiti Art Junk Art Lego RoboticsMeteorology Camp Need for Speed Travel  Painting Frenzy Sports Broadcasting Spy Camp Video Game Builders Water Wipeout.

Meryl Rindsberg, MJCCA Day Camp Operations Director commented, “I am thrilled about the new camp options that we are offering this year. From campers competing in zany and outrageous activities in Color War Camp, to building a push powered go-karts, to Atlanta Hawks Dance Camp, there is truly an exceptional new camp available for each and every interest.”

Rindsberg continued, “In addition to these new offerings, campers will continue to enjoy the high quality camp options and activities that they have grown to love over the years, including: swimming, tennis, horseback, travel camp, and numerous sports camps, just to name a few.”

Additional MJCCA Day Camp Highlights:

  • Free bus transportation: There are 23 convenient stops at locations around metro-Atlanta, including a new stop this year in the Emory/Decatur area.
  • New six-month payment plan.
  • Multiple week discount: Attend six or more weeks of camp (per camper) and receive $25 off per week.

“MJCCA Day Camps is where the magic of summer begins! Our campers get to pursue and enjoy their every interest and passion. And, along the way, they laugh, swim, and explore, while establishing lifelong friendships and memories,” says Rindsberg.

 

Editor’s  note: for information about the various day camp offerings, call (678) 812-4004, or visit www.atlantajcc.org/camps.

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