Well, holiday break was fun. But now it’s all come crashing down amid close-to-zero temps and—uh-oh—regular work schedules. So we totally get how day camp for the kiddos would be the furthest thing from your mind. But if you even think you want to enroll your kids in a summer day camp in Bergen County that has it all (and really, why wouldn’t you) — Neil Klatskin Day Camp at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is the way to go and now is seriously the time. Register before January 15 and you’ll not only get to take advantage of the camp’s killer new reduced weekly rate, but also save $100 on camp sessions of 4 weeks or less or get a $200 discount on 5 to 8 weeks of camp.
However many weeks you choose for your kids, they’ll be jam-packed with a plethora of fun, educational, and memorable activities each and every day. The 21-acre campus includes three pools, a sprinkler park, tennis courts, athletic fields, basketball courts, classrooms, gymnasiums, and even a zip line. And, in addition to sports and fitness activities like yoga, krav maga, and Red Cross instructional and recreational swimming, kids can get creative with drama, music, and dance. Campers, age 6 and up, also get to build their perfect camp experience by choosing their own electives to tailor the experience to exactly what they love.
The staff has been carefully selected and is made up of trained coaches and specialists and – for campers age 3 to kindergarten – head counselors are certified educators. Most important, the entire staff is dedicated to making sure that every child feels comfortable and receives encouragement to give new activities a try, learn different skills, and of course, make new friends. The program also reflects Jewish values and themes and features a weekly Shabbat sing. There’s even a Hebrew immersion option headed up by specialists and counselors from Israel.
Another big bonus: Parents don’t have to worry about anything. JCC camps are all-inclusive, which means they provide the kiddos with lunch, snacks and towel service and can also arrange for transportation and extended day options. (And if you’re thinking, sounds amazing, can I go? The answer is no, sorry.)
Registration options include 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 weeks and special needs children are also welcome, just contact the camp office for more details. Since membership to the JCC is required for camp enrollment, the JCC offers a summer camp family membership for $750 that gives members access from Memorial Day to Labor Day and that fee drops to $250 for families who are-first time members. And don’t forget to ask about group, referral and sibling discounts. Is it summer yet?
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Aaron Atlas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201.408.1484.
For membership details, call 201.408.1448.