JCC Camp Joe & Lynne Romano – Summer Day Camps

Summer 2022 Registration to begin March 1, 2022

 

The JCC of Syracuse’s Camp Joe & Lynne Romano is delighted to be able to offer a full eight weeks of summer camp this year!

Camp Romano offers a variety of adventurous and enriching programs which allow campers to establish lasting friendships, gain experience “by doing” and just plain have fun all summer long.

June 27, 2022 – August 19, 2022

Sign up for 1 week or all 8!!

Camp Runs daily from 9:00am – 4:00pm. We offer curbside drop off and pick-up

Early Care:  7:00am- 9:00am 

Late Care: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Enrollment options by age group:

Early Childhood Camp

  • For children 6-weeks old through entering kindergarten.
  • Full- and partial-week options available.
    Monthly for ages 6 weeks – 18 months.
  • Full-day and morning half-day options available.
  • Held on-site at the JCC. Field trips, if any, will be limited.
  • The camp day begins and ends at the JCC.
  • Discount for JCC members.

 

School-Age Camp

  • For children entering grades 1–6.
  • Full weeks only, 9 am – 4 pm. Drop-off begins at 8:45 am and pick-up runs until 4:15 pm unless registered for Early and/or Late Care.
  • More offsite specialty camps and field trips planned this year!
  • The camp day begins and ends at the JCC.
  • Discount for JCC members.

 

SyraCruisin’ Teen Travel Camp

  • Tweens and Teen entering grades 7 – 10.
  • 5 Weeks:
    • July 5 – 8
    • July 11 – 15
    • July 18 – 22
    • July 15 – 29
    • August 1 – 5

 

Teen Programs – Camp Aides and CITs

Develop important skills needed to be a camp counselor. Work closely with the JCC staff and assist in daily activities. This is a great way to gain some experience before applying to be a Camp Counselor!

  • CIT’s must be 15 before camp.
  • Camp AId’s must be 14 prior to camp.
  • No exceptions to age criteria as under 14 must count in ratio as children.

 

Questions? Contact us at 315-445-2360 or [email protected].

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Summer Camp Announcements

All Summer Camps are currently full.

Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

School-Age Camp

School-Age Summer Camp will run for 8 weeks:

Monday–Friday • June 28– August 19, 2022

  • For children entering grades 1–6.
  • Full weeks only, 9 am – 4 pm. Drop-off begins at 8:45 am and pick-up runs until 4:15 pm.
  • Early and Late Care available; must pre-register.
  • More offsite specialty camps and field trips planned this year!
  • The camp day begins and ends at the JCC.
  • Discount for JCC members.

Camp Romano offers school-age children a variety of adventurous and enriching programs which provide opportunities to establish lasting friendships and gain experience “by doing.” If you’re looking for a traditional, all around summer day camp experience, look no further than our Nitzanim Day Camp. For those seeking more focused activities, the JCC’s high-quality Specialty Camps allow kids to explore a specific interest area for an entire week. Every camp will participate in Red Cross swim lessons and have free swim daily.

 

Two primary camp options available for school-age children:

Think of our Nitzanim Day Camp as your traditional, all around summer day camp experience. It offers a little something for everyone and is ideally suited for first-time campers and younger campers who want to experience an exciting variety of activities. It is many of the specialty camps all rolled into one with an emphasis on weekly themes. Specialists lead activities in arts and crafts, sports and games, drama and nature.

The JCC’s high-quality Specialty Camps allow kids to explore a specific interest area for an entire week. Although we have had to make adjustments this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are still offering a variety of fun and engaging camps. Choose from arts, dance, cheerleading, gaming, sports, rocketry and more! Descriptions for all of this year’s Specialty Camps can be found in our 2022 Camp Guide on pages 6–9.

 

2022 Weekly Themes (all campers in both school-age and Early Childhood)
Week 1 6/27 – 7/1 Once Upon a Disney Movie
Week 2 7/5 – 7 /8

Closed 7/4

Stars and Stripes
Week 3 7/11 – 7/15 Under the Sea
Week 4 7/18 – 7/22 Decades Week
Week 5 7/25 – 7/29 Harry Potter Week
Week 6 8/1 – 8/5 Superhero Week
Week 7 8/8 – 8/12 Hawaiian Luau
Week 8 8/15 – 8/19 Dino-Mania

 

Register Early!

Early registration is recommended as sessions can fill up quickly. Camp Romano registration will continue up until the start of each camp session or when a session is full, whichever comes first. Discount for JCC members. 

Download our School-Age Camp forms.

 

Download: 2022 Camp Guide

Questions? Contact us at 315-445-2360 or [email protected].

Girl sculpts out of clay

Early Childhood Camp

Our Early Childhood Camps encompass the high standards of our school-year Early Childhood Development Program. We believe camp should be the place for making new friends and having fun-filled days. Our goal is to provide a summer of developmentally appropriate, interactive, outdoor activities that are sure to create special memories for even our youngest campers.

Children are placed according to chronological age so that we can offer a developmentally appropriate and safe program. Absolutely no exceptions can be allowed. Each group has their own individual, air-conditioned, brightly lit and developmentally equipped room to utilize as their special indoor home base.

Schedule

8 Weeks: Monday-Friday • June 27 – August 19, 2022

Our camp activity schedules are based on a five-day week. To accommodate varying family needs, we allow campers to choose to join us for fewer days in a week on Tuesday and Thursday or Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Campers who choose these lesser time options will get to experience a wide variety, but not all, of the activities summer camp offers. Tenokia (infants) must register for the extended full-day option only.

Important pick-up information for 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. campers: If you also have children attending the JCC’s School-Age Camp, please come pick up your ECDP camper first by 3:45 p.m.

 

Early Childhood Camp options:

Camp Tenokia (meaning nursery) – 6-weeks old after 6/28/2022

Our youngest campers are provided with an environment rich in language, active play and a lot of love!

Camp K’Ton Ton (meaning little ones) – 18-months old by 6/28/2022

Our toddler group begins to experience camp with age-appropriate activities certain to make any child smile. Small groups allow our staff to give each child the time and attention busy toddlers need.

Camp Chaverim (meaning friends) – 3-years old by 6/28/2022

Camp Camp Gesher (meaning bridge) – Entering kindergarten in the fall

 

Activities

Throughout the summer children will be engaged in a variety of activities including outdoor time, art, sensory experiences, music and movement, stories, free play and more! In addition, Camp K’Ton Ton, Chaverim and Yeladim will have a daily nap/quiet time scheduled. Children in classrooms where everyone is over 18 months will participate daily in Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons. Camp Gesher also has a daily free swim scheduled! Campers of all ages will have activities related to the weekly theme.

2022 Weekly Themes
Week 1 6/27 – 7/1 Once Upon a Disney Movie
Week 2 7/5 – 7 /8

Closed 7/4

Stars and Stripes
Week 3 7/11 – 7/15 Under the Sea
Week 4 7/18 – 7/22 Decades Week
Week 5 7/25 – 7/29 Harry Potter Week
Week 6 8/1 – 8/5 Superhero Week
Week 7 8/8 – 8/12 Hawaiian Luau
Week 8 8/15 – 8/19 Dino-Mania

 

Register Early!

Early registration is recommended as sessions can fill up quickly. Camp Romano registration will continue up until the start of each camp session or when a session is full, whichever comes first. Discount for JCC members.

 

Questions? Call us at 315-445-2040, ext. 120, or [email protected].

Little boy lays in grass

SyraCruisin' Teen Travel Camp

SyraCruisin’ is back this year!

Tweens and Teen entering grades 7 – 10.

  • 5 Weeks:
    • July 5 – 8
    • July 11 – 15
    • July 18 – 22
    • July 15 – 29
    • August 1 – 5

Questions? Call us at 315-445-2360.

Teen Camp Aide & CIT Programs

Camp Aides and CITs

8 Weeks: Monday–Friday

 

Camp Aide

  • Must be 14-years old at time of attendance.

 

Counselor in Training (CIT)

  • Must be 15-years old at time of attendance.

Each Camp Aide and CIT will be placed with a group for a week. During the week they will be learning the basics of camp counseling and provide support to the camp groups. This program helps develop leadership skills and is a great way to gain some camp experience.

Participants will help plan and run themed activities for Nitzanim campers under the guidance of Camp Romano staff. JCC of Syracuse Family membership is required. Space is limited and based on a first come, first served basis with completed registration.

Questions? Call us at 315-445-2360.

volunteer and young girl at summer camp

Summer Camp Forms

Registration Begins March 1 , 2022

Current JCC membership or program enrollment is not necessary for a child to attend Camp Romano. However, JCC members receive discounted camp rates and other benefits throughout the year.

Every child deserves a summer camp experience. For that reason, the JCC offers a limited number of scholarships for camps and memberships. Scholarship applications must be received by May 27, 2022.

Early registration is recommended as sessions can fill up quickly. Camp Romano registration will continue up until the start of each camp session or when a session is full, whichever comes first.

 

How to register

Use the applicable registration form and return it by mail or in-person with the required payment. Use one form per child. Once your registration is received, additional forms will be sent to you, which must be completed and returned at least two weeks before camp starts. A $20 change fee will apply for any changes made after the initial registration.

Please check our Summer Camp Announcements section to see what camps are currently full.

 

Deposit and billing

With each child’s registration form you must include the following:

  • $50 per week deposit.
  • $36 non-applicable, non-refundable registration fee.

Registration will not be considered without both the full deposit and the registration fee. Note: Mail and billing will be sent to the child’s address. The JCC accepts cash, checks and credit cards. No third party billing.

 

Tax credits

The JCC’s summer day camps may qualify for a childcare tax credit. Contact your tax advisor for further information.

 

Questions? Contact us at 315-445-2360 or [email protected].

young girls do arts and crafts outside
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