We know there’s a lot to get ready for camp, so here’s some information and reminders to help you and your family have the best summer ever!
Every Thursday, we’ll email schedules for the coming week of camp. If you don’t receive the weekly email, contact our SJCC Camp Director via email or at 206-388-0830.
RIGHT NOW: submit your camp health form/water waiver
A health form must be on file before any kid will be allowed to attend camp. This form includes emergency contact information and details about any allergies.
We will make sure every camp a kid attends gets a copy of their health form.
Daily Schedule and Drop-Off
The camp day starts at 9:30 a.m. All campers will start the day together on the back field, in an all-camp celebration.
If you need to drop off earlier, our morning care opens at 7 a.m.
Curbside drop-off is 9:15 until 9:30 a.m. Smiling staff members will be ready for your arrival. Drive up, let your kid(s) climb out—on the curb side only—and we’ll get everyone signed in and delivered to the right place. AVAILABLE EVERY CAMP DAY EXCEPT THE FIRST DAY, Monday, June 19.
The camp day ends at 4 p.m.
Kids who haven’t been picked up by 4:10 p.m. will be walked over to afternoon care.
Afternoon care is Monday through Friday until 6 p.m.
Camp parents who are not SJCC members with membership cards, and others who will pick up or drop off campers, must sign in at our Welcome Desk.
If you know you will be at the J often this summer, camp parents will be issued summer entry passes by the Welcome Desk. Please check in at your convenience to be issued your summer pass.
We hope you shared your email address when you registered for camp.
We’ll have daily camp photos on a private Shutterfly account.
You’ll get weekly emails with highlights on activities and upcoming schedules the Thursday before your week of camp. If you don’t receive the weekly email, contact our SJCC Camp Administrator via email or at 206-388-0828.
We’ll post news and fun facts on our camp blog every week.
If you need to contact camp directly, our Camp Administrator is ready to help you by email or at 206-388-0828.
Lunches and Snacks
The J’s dietary policy allows for a nut-free vegetarian campus. Dairy and fish are OK.
If you want to pack a lunch, we suggest yummy foods like pasta salads, quesadillas, bagels with cream cheese, sesame seed butter, sushi, tuna sandwiches and salads.
TOO TASTY LUNCHES
The catering company Too Tasty Lunches offers a variety of vegetarian meals and snacks made from locally sourced organic ingredients; they hope their menus please even the pickiest eaters.
An end-of-the-camp-day snack is provided by Charlie’s Produce.
Here’s what to put in a backpack or travel bag:
- vegetarian nut-free lunch
- sunscreen (please apply sunscreen before you drop off in the morning)
- water bottle
- swimsuit and towel (some kids love to bring goggles too)
- camp t-shirt on field trip days
If your child requires medicine during the camp day, please contact our Camp Administrator by email or at 206-388-0828.
Some parents like to send hats and sunglasses for super sunny days!
Field Trips and Camp T-Shirts
Camps go on field trips at least once per week (except some camps that go every day, like X Camp, and some art and science camps).
Some field trips for 2017 are: Mariners games, Family Fun Center, Oxbow Farms, Pacific Science Center, Coulon Beach, Discovery Park, Green Lake, iFly, and the Great Seattle Wheel.
Kids get their 2017 camp t-shirt on the first day of their summer’s first field trip. Kids who have a field trip get theirs the first week; kids who have a field trip the second week get theirs the second week—you get the idea.
For safety, camp t-shirts must be worn on field trips.
Swimming and Swim Lessons
SJCC Summer Campers swim in the J’s pool at least three times a week.
Kids can swim outside the two-foot-deep play area if they pass the swim test.
The swim test asks kids to swim one length of the pool freestyle and then tread water for 30 seconds.
Swim lessons are offered at 8:30 a.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. Parents can register for one, two, three, or four days a week.
Campers will have boating/water sports time once a week.
All campers will wear life jackets on the water.
Younger campers will have a counselor in their boat with them at all times.