ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS JAN. 11

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is pleased to announce that online registration for its Summer Day Camps begins at 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, for returning campers, and 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 18, for new campers. One of Atlanta’s most popular camp programs, MJCCA offers more than 100 options for children from ages 5 to 14, including: Traditional Camps, Specialty Camps, Teen Camps, Performing Arts Camps, and Sports Camps, which start the week of May 26, and run through August 7.

New Camps for 2015 Include:

 Performing Arts Camp at Emory (For rising 1st through 8th graders)
For the first time, MJCCA is hosting its popular performing arts camp both at its Zaban Park campus in Dunwoody and at Emory. Campers taking part in this two-week theatrical extravaganza will experience every element of theatre—from acting and movement to music and choreography, all while rehearsing for productions of The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan.

 Hebrew Immersion Program (Gesher) (For rising K – 1st Graders)
This seven-week camp offers an unprecedented Hebrew-learning opportunity for children in a fun-filled camp environment. Campers enjoy a full camp schedule of swimming, sports, archery, and arts and crafts, while learning to comprehend and speak Hebrew naturally by listening to and engaging with counselors and peers throughout the day.

 Welcome to Hogwarts (For rising 3rd – 6th graders)
The world of Harry Potter comes to life for muggles! From potions class and quiddtich practice to “Defense Against the Dark Arts & Crafts,” aspiring young wizards will experience this magical world through games, craft projects, scavenger hunts, and more.

 Rock Band (For rising 6th – 9th graders)
Teens get the chance to rock out and form their own band while learning techniques for engaging an audience, how to have chemistry on stage, and working together with bandmates to make great music. Campers with intermediate to advanced skill in guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums, as well as vocalists of all types are welcome.

 Mini Hawks Basketball Camp (For rising K—First graders)
In collaboration with the Atlanta Hawks, this camp offers a fun and exciting introduction to basketball. Through a variety of games and drills, campers will work on coordination, balance, and fundamental skills designed to keep players engaged and allow for accelerated learning.

Popular Returning Camps Include:
Aerial & Acrobatics; Atlanta Hawks Basketball Camp; Atlanta Hawks Dance Camp (led by the Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders); Chess Camp; Color War Camp; Disney Princess Camp; Fencing; Graffiti Art; Junk Art; Lego Robotics; Meteorology Camp; Need for Speed Travel; Painting Frenzy; Spy Camp; Video Game Builders; and Water Wipeout.

Meryl Rindsberg, MJCCA Director of Day Camps said, “Our camp options just keep getting better each year, and we strive to provide a stellar camp experience for all our campers,” she said. “Whether they are into Harry Potter, musical theater, or Legos, basketball, cheerleading, or fishing or they are budding circus performers, ninja warriors, astronauts, or Medieval knights, the MJCCA has a camp ideally suited to their interests.” Rindsberg notes that campers will also continue to enjoy the high-quality camps and activities for which the MJCCA is known, including: swimming, tennis, horseback, travel, and numerous sports camps, among a variety of others.”