Summer Fun is Calling :: Camp LJCC

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Spring is finally here, which means one thing: it’s time to sign up our kids for summer camp! Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC) has got you covered with ten weeks of summer fun. Sign up for one, two, . . . or ten weeks of Camp LJCC!

Camps run from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. each day with the option of early drop off and extended after care.

Tell Me More!

Day camp is filled with swimming, sports, games, cooking, arts & crafts, STEM, and so much more! It’s the perfect opportunity for your camper to make new friends from other schools in the Birmingham area, learn new skills, and discover nature. Registration is now open for rising first grade through rising eighth grade.

But Wait . . . I’m Not a Member

No problem! You do not have to be a member of the LJCC to enroll at Camp LJCC.

Also . . . I’m Not Jewish

Again, no problem! Approximately 80% of the campers that attend Camp LJCC are not Jewish. 

Camp LJCC runs on Jewish values, which are simply common values with Hebrew words attached to them. The focus is more on the meaning of the English word, and not the Hebrew word itself. Examples include Kavod (respect), Gemilut Hasadim (act of kindness), and Rachmanus (mercy and compassion).

While at Camp LJCC, your camper will also experience a few Jewish opportunities including:

  • Shabbat which is the Jewish sabbath. Each week, Camp LJCC ends with a short Shabbat celebration as a way to reflect on the week and be together, and
  • Hamotzi, or blessing over food, which is lead by a counselor prior to eating lunch each day.

Campers of all religions, races, and backgrounds are welcome.

Counselors

Camp LJCC prides itself on its wonderful counselors who love what they do and are excellent role models for the campers. The low camper-to-staff ratio allows the counselors to build relationships with campers and plan activities that best fit their group.

There are two counselors and one counselor-in-training per group. Most counselors are college students while counselors-in-training are generally in high school.

Tennis, Anyone?

Tennis camp is also offered three different weeks this summer. There are full-day and half-day camper options for tennis camp.

Full-day campers will play tennis in the morning then take a break for lunch inside. After lunch, campers will swim before hitting the courts again. Half-day campers will enjoy tennis all morning before heading home for lunch. 

All campers will incorporate the foundations of tennis through stroke development and footwork to aid players at any level. There will be games and match play for all ability levels. 

COVID Safety

Camp LJCC is committed to following all local, state, and federal guidelines centered around COVID-19. They are hoping for the best and will share their COVID-19 policies with camp families as summer approaches. 

For more information, see the camp brochure here. What are you waiting for? Register today and be sure to tell them Birmingham Mom Collective sent you!