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The 256 Colors of Summer Camp at JCC Chicago

Posted April 21, 2015 - 2 Iyar 5775 - 2 Iyar 5775 by Summer Camp Chicago - Soccer

  Everything that makes Chicago summer camps great is within reach: a warm sun, the last day of school, green grass and excited camp counselors. What seems like boring summer camp preparations are far from it. I asked our camp directors about their favorite tasks as they get ready for the onslaught of hundreds of energetic children…


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Ready, Set…Go!

Posted June 5, 2012 - 15 Sivan 5772 - 15 Sivan 5772 by

This is the last part in our four-part series, JCC Summer Camp: A First Class Education. The series discusses ways in which JCC Day Camp can impact your child’s development and how staff and parents can work together to give kids the best summer experience. At our most recent JCC camp directors’ meeting, we focused […]


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The Real Score

Posted May 7, 2012 - 15 Iyar 5772 - 15 Iyar 5772 by

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” Which camp (no pun intended) are you in? The discussion of kids, sports, winning and losing often ignites passions on both sides of the field. Are we wrong to think that sports should prepare […]


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A Conversation about Bullies

Posted March 13, 2012 - 19 Adar 5772 - 19 Adar 5772 by

This is the second in our four-part series, JCC Summer Camp: A First Class Education. The series discusses ways in which JCC Day Camp can impact your child’s development and how staff and parents can work together to give kids the best summer experience. This month a new documentary entitled “Bully” will be released. The […]


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At the Heart: JCC Camping’s Child-Centered Philosophy

Posted February 6, 2012 - 13 Shevat 5772 - 13 Shevat 5772 by

This is the first in our four-part series, JCC Summer Camp: A First Class Education. The series discusses ways in which JCC Day Camp can impact your child’s development and how staff and parents can work together to give kids the best summer experience. What does it mean to be child-centered? We hear this term […]


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