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JCC concludes one of its most successful summer camps

From left, Shani and Talya were this year’s JCC Israel scouts who helped out during all eight weeks of Camp Rishon.
From left, Shani and Talya were this year’s JCC Israel scouts who helped out during all eight weeks of Camp Rishon.

The JCC of Syracuse recently wrapped up perhaps its most successful Camp Rishon summer day camp. Hundreds of campers ranging in age from infants to school-age children to teens attended a total of 2,500 camper weeks during the eight weeks of camp which ran June 27 – August 19.

“Camp Rishon was a huge success this year,” said Mick Hagan, director of Children and Teen Services. “The children were great and were filled with loads of enthusiasm and adventure. We couldn’t have done it without our excellent camp counselors, many of whom have been with us for the past few summers. It’s very satisfying to be able to make the kids happy and give them an experience they won’t soon forget.”

Arts and crafts time during the JCC's Nitzanim camp offered many creative outlets and was always well received among campers.
Arts and crafts time during the JCC's Nitzanim camp offered many creative outlets and was always well received among campers.

A preschooler in the JCC's Early Childhood camp races down a homemade slip-and-slide.
A preschooler in the JCC's Early Childhood camp races down a homemade slip-and-slide.

From arts and crafts, swimming and sports to field trips and more, there was more than enough fun and excitement to go around for campers in the JCC’s Nitzanim, or traditional, school-age day camp. Meanwhile many school-age children who opted to focus on a specific area of interest had a blast in a JCC specialty camp such as soccer, gymnastics, dance, horseback riding, fishing and more.

Once again this year young teens entering grades 7–10 in the JCC’s SyraCruisin’ Teen Travel Camp got to take in a variety of adventurous local and regional road trips as well as direct their energy volunteering with various local organizations.

School-age children playing a scrimmage game during soccer camp.
School-age children playing a scrimmage game during soccer camp.

“There’s nothing like summer camp at the JCC because it’s all about the children,” said Hagan. “We go the extra mile to make each camp a fun, safe and wonderful experience. In doing so, we help to create great memories that will last a lifetime.”

 

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