2nd-3rd Grade

June 18-August 24, weekly

Camps for kids going into 2nd or 3rd grade in fall 2018.

From our signature camps to specialty camps run by our amazing partners (Pacific Science Center, Smart with Art, and artist Ellen Hochberg), J Camp offers a variety of options to keep your kids active, engaged, and laughing all summer long!

If you have questions, contact Camp Director Shoshanah Horne or call 206-388-0830.

Become a member of the J and get member prices on camp and other great benefits!

Kef

K-5th grade
June 18-August 24, weekly
Member $320, Guest $360
“Kef”means fun in Hebrew, and that’s exactly the kind of summer you’ll have! Active group games, energetic song circles, messy science experiments, and creative art projects. Plus just for Kef: you pick electives (called chuggim), so you can focus on your favorite things—or try something new!

We group kids according to grade, so activities are age-appropriate. We all come together for field trips and other activities during the week.

Field trip examples (subject to change)
Mariners game
Lynnwood Recreation Center
Elevated Sportz

No camp Wednesday, July 4. Price that week: members $275; guest $315

Magniv

K-5th grade
June 25-August 3, weekly
Member $320, guest $360
Experience camp through the lens of Israel and Israeli culture. Not only will you enjoy our traditional camp programs, your counselors―all native Hebrew speakers―lead you on explorations of the art, food, and atmosphere of Israel, all in Hebrew.

The majority of this camp will be conducted in Hebrew, and almost all of the participants are native Hebrew speakers. This camp is best-suited to kids who already speak Hebrew fluently.

Field trip examples (subject to change)
Green Lake
Henry Moses Aquatic Center

No camp Wednesday, July 4. Price that week: members $275; guest $315

Sports

K-5th grade
June 18-August 24, weekly
Member $320, guest $360
An action-packed camp for athletes of all kinds. Through scrimmages and drills that emphasize sportsmanship and teamwork, you’ll fine-tune your skills and learn new sports (like baseball, football, and lacrosse), so there’s something for every skill level.

We group kids according to grades, so all activities are age-appropriate. Each afternoon, we play an all-sports camp game, which brings all ages together to play traditional camp games like capture the flag and kickball.

Field trip examples (subject to change)
Local parks and beaches
Seattle Storm game
Pump It Up

No camp Wednesday, July 4. Price that week: members $275; guest $315

Performing Arts Camp

1st-8th grade
June 25-August 24, three-week sessions
Member $780, guest $880
Love to dance, sing, and act? Then this is the camp for you! Express yourself, hone theater skills, and problem solve as you create a show for friends, families, and campers. Play imaginative theater games, explore new dance styles, sing showtunes, and get more com-fortable performing on stage.

Offstage, you’ll swim, enjoy boating and archery, take weekly field trips, and more. Make this summer your moment to shine!

Field trip examples (subject to change)
Museum of Pop Culture
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle Center & IMAX

No camp Wednesday, July 4. Price that session: members $730; guest $840

Mandarin: Tales of the Monkey King - CANCELLED

June 18 – June 22
Member $380, guest $420
China’s favorite superhero is Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King. Learn to speak some Mandarin as we help this Chinese cultural icon fight evil using his superhuman strength, speed, and transformative abilities (though he never could hide
his tail).

Language camp powered by Sponge.

Minecraft Mania - FULL

June 18 – June 22
Member $380, guest $420
Control your world with command blocks and redstone as you create, explore, and put your problem-solving skills to the test by building an adventure map and resource packs at this tech-focused camp. Many schools—even universities—use the Minecraft platform to help with reading, writing, math, and science. You’ll learn critical skills while having a blast.

Art camp powered by Smart with Art.

Oodles of Noodles - FULL

June 25 – June 29
Member $380, guest $420
Ravioli, gnocchi, pappardelle—oh my! Take a delicious journey through Italy, making pastas from scratch, and creating and plating signature dishes in restaurant style.

 

Secret Life of Pets

June 25 – June 29
Member $380, guest $420
Join us on a pet adventure and get ready to spoil your furry friends. Paint a portrait of your favorite pet, bake edible treats for your pet pal, and design wearable art.

Art camp powered by Smart with Art.

Junior Photography

July 2 – July 6
No camp July 4
Member $325, guest $370
Do you have a curious and artistic eye? Join us for this introduction to photography. We’ll take field trips to visually stunning locations around Mercer Island, focusing on framing, lighting, and composition. Bring your own digital camera or ready-to-load film camera and film to camp each day.

Spanish: Place, Food, and Art - CANCELLED

July 2 – July 6
No camp July 4
Member $325, guest $370
Come explore the places, food, and art of Spain through the language. We’ll play games, cook, do arts and crafts, perform skits, sing, and have fun—all in Spanish.

Language camp powered by Sponge.

Outback Adventure

July 9 – July 13
Member $380, guest $420
Venture into Australia, creating Aboriginal-style works of art, and painting pictures inspired by the popular animals of this continent—think koalas and kangaroos! Learn about the people, music, and landmarks of the beautiful land down under.

Art camp powered by Smart with Art.

Art of the Garden - FULL

July 9 – July 13
Member $380, guest $420
The J’s Kesher Community Garden is in full bloom in the summer—perfect inspiration for beautiful art. We’ll learn to draw flowers in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe and create artistic mosaics and garden stakes for our own gardens. We’ll also plant and grow our own flowers in beautiful pots we decorate.

Art camp powered by Ellen Hochberg Studios.

Harry Potter Film School - FULL

July 16 – July 20
Member $380, guest $420
Are you a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw? Get sorted into one of the Hogwarts houses and then work together to turn our camp into this famous wizarding school. We’ll design wands, robes, and broomsticks, then we’ll create a short film of our magical adventures that we’ll screen at Friday’s all-camp Shabbat.

Art camp powered by Ellen Hochberg Studios.

Treasure Island

July 16 – July 20
Member $380, gust $420
Ahoy mateys! Set sail for fun as we design our own treasure maps and head off on a treasure hunt. We’ll paint collages and learn about the sea. You may even start to speak like a pirate! 

Art camp powered by Smart with Art.

Culinary Creations

July 23 – July 27
Member $380, guest $420
Design your own tea towel and wooden baking spoon and plant a homegrown herb garden in an artfully decorated pot. We’ll also put together a collaborative cookbook and enjoy lots of no-bake artful creations.

Art camp powered by Smart with Art.

Pokemon Plus - FULL

July 23 – July 27
Member $380, guest $420
Go from Pokémon whiz kid to Pokémon maker! We’ll design our own characters and bring them to life in 3D models and on unique Pokémon cards that we can trade with each other. Time to become a real Pokémon master! 

Art camp powered by Ellen Hochberg Studios.

Curating Your Family Story

July 30 – August 3
Member $380, guest $420
Become an anthropologist as you learn about your family’s past. We’ll explore the histories and cultures of our ancestors and design a large map of their journeys. We’ll create a beautiful family tree of all our campers’ families plus individual artworks showcasing each family. In partnership with Bet Hatefutsot and The Covenant Foundation.

Art camp powered by Ellen Hochberg Studios.

 

What's Up Doc?

July 30 – August  3
Member $380, guest $420
The hip bone’s connected to the… what bone? Make your own life-size anatomy chart, taste food with your nose, and create a model of a cell. Practice your bedside manner as you master first aid basics, and glove up for an “operation” when you practice dissection and stitching skills.

Science camp powered by Pacific Science Center.

Laboratory Wizards

August 6 – August 10
Member $380, guest $420
Abracadabra! Discover the science behind the wizarding world as your Potions Master teaches you how to double-boil a chocolate frog and discover the secret powers of extraordinary edible plants. From worm-flavored jelly beans to crystal balls, make magical treats to share with your family. 

Science camp powered by Pacific Science Center.

Sense-ational Science

August 6 – August 10
Member $380, guest $420
How good is your sense of balance? Can you see color in the dark? How many senses do you really have? Sharks can feel electricity, and some snakes can see heat, but humans have cool senses too. Experiment with your body, and imagine what it would be like to have some of the animal kingdom’s super-senses.

Science camp powered by Pacific Science Center.

Amusement Park Physics

August 13 – August 17
Member $380, guest $420
Dream of designing your own death-defying roller coaster? Delve into pneumatics, hydraulics, circuits, and motors as you construct miniature models of your favorite amusement park rides. Harness the force of gravity and construct carousels, swing rides, and roller coasters with loops, twists, and angles.

Science camp powered by Pacific Science Center.

Science Myths: BUSTED!

August 13 – August 17
Member $380, guest $420
Can you really slip on a banana peel? Will eating Pop Rocks and drinking soda actually make your stomach explode? Can ninjas walk on water? Using physics and chemistry basics, we’ll design, test, and conduct science experiments to explode a week’s worth of myths.

Science Camp powered by Pacific Science Center.

Candyology - FULL

August 20 – August 24
Member $380, guest $420
From composition to chomping, discover the science that goes into candy. You’ll work with teammates to deconstruct the sugar compounds of different candy polymers, and learn a recipe for a new type of candy every day. This exploration of engineering and chemistry will convince you that candy is more than just a tasty treat.

Science camp powered by Pacific Science Center.

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