Friday, January 17, 2014

MJCCA Summer Day Camp Registration opens Sunday Jan 19th in Dunwoody

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is pleased to announce that its Online Day Camp Registration is now open for returning campers, and opens Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 am for new campers. MJCCA Summer Day Camps offer more than 100 different options for children ages 5 – 14, including: Traditional Camps, Specialty Camps, Teen Camps, Performing Arts Camps, and Sports Camps. MJCCA Day Camp starts the week of May 26, 2014 and the fun continues through August 8, 2014. For information, visit

New Camps for 2014 Include:
Ø  Behind the Scenes Travel Camp (For rising 3rd-8th Graders)
Join us as we travel to five critically acclaimed local attractions for backstage tours and a peek into the inner workings of theatrical production.  Destinations may include: Georgia Aquarium, Medieval Times, Center for Puppetry Arts, the Alliance Theater and the Fabulous Fox Theater.  Campers will get to meet actors, directors, and designers who work on some of the most elaborate productions in Atlanta.
Ø  EA Sports – It’s In The Game (For rising 2nd-8th Graders)
This camp offers a variety like no other! We’ve taken the best from both the real and virtual sports worlds.  Working alternately between the console-based sports and real sports, this fun-filled week will include practice time, games, team play, fun competition, and will conclude with an exciting EA Sports Day!
Ø  Color War Camp (For rising 1st-6th graders)
Let the games begin! In our off-the-wall Color War Camp, every day is a new crazy competition.  There will be something for everyone this week, as campers participate in tons of creative activities including art, swimming, sports, cooking, and more!  Get ready to cheer on your team!
Ø  Push Kart Rally (For rising 3rd-6th graders)
Get rolling in our “camper-powered” Go-Kart Derby! Campers will work in teams to design, build, and decorate their very own wooden push-powered go-karts.  Teams will learn about racing strategies, safety on the track, and how best to control their karts to cross the finish line. 
Ø  Superhero Camp (For rising K)
Join us for our new Superhero Camp, where campers will spend the week engulfed in superhero excitement!  Activities include saving fellow superheroes from evil plots, creating gadgets and costumes, inventing a unique superhero character, a visit from a superhero, and much more! 
Ø  Creative Writing (For rising 6th-9th graders)
Explore the world of wordsmiths in our new Creative Writing Camp.  Learn tons of techniques, tips, and tricks to help you tell a captivating story, edit and review your work and your friends’ writing, and finally submit a finished product to be published at the end of the week!
Ø  Atlanta Hawks Dance Camp (For rising 1st-6th graders)
The Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders are excited to bring the first ever Atlanta Hawks Dance Camp to the MJCCA!  Led by seasoned Hawks’ cheerleaders, campers will participate in exciting activities like learning dance techniques and high energy routines. 
Ø  The Camp Barney Medintz Experience (For rising 3rd-4th graders)
Campers are invited to sample the best of both day and overnight camp. Campers will spend 3 nights at Camp Barney Medintz, the summer overnight camp of the MJCCA, located in the North Georgia Mountains, and will participate in an exciting mix of specialized programming). 
Ø  Leaders in Training (LIT – for rising 9th graders) and Staff in Training (SIT – for rising 10th graders)
Participants in our Leaders in Training program will take the beginning steps to being the ultimate group or activity counselor. Rising 9th graders will work with campers, travel on field trips as a group, and participate in leadership and team building programs. The Staff in Training program provides rising 10th graders the opportunity to work directly with children. The program will also offer engaging training sessions that will include camp program planning and best practices in working with children.
Popular Returning Camps Include:
Aerial & Acrobatics Archeology Rocks Atlanta Hawks Basketball Chess Camp CIA Fusion Fencing Hollywood Bound Intro to Graffiti Art Junk Art Lego RoboticsMeteorology Camp Need for Speed Travel  Painting Frenzy Sports Broadcasting Spy Camp Video Game Builders Water Wipeout

Additional MJCCA Day Camp Highlights:
Ø  FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION: There are 23 convenient stops at locations around metro-Atlanta, including a new stop this year in the Emory/Decatur area.
Ø  New 6-month payment plan.
Ø  Multiple week discount: Attend 6 or more weeks of camp (per camper) and receive $25 off per week.

About the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA)
The MJCCA is committed to strengthening the quality of life throughout metro-Atlanta, and is recognized as one of the most highly regarded Jewish community centers nationally. From preschoolers and adolescents, to young adults and seniors, the MJCCA offers unique and engaging programs, events, and services for every member of the community. Please visit us on the web at

Contact Information
Media inquiries: contact Lora Sommer at 678.812.4078,
For information about the various day camp offerings, call 678.812.4004, or visit

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