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  • What’s Happening at Camp at the J

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on January 25, 2017 | Share

    Did you know that summer never stops at Camp at the J? We work year round and are excited to announce great news! Here’s what’s happening this month. Camp at the J, an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp, complies with over 300 standards to keep our camp up to date and safe so every camper has a great camp…

  • Avoiding the Summer Slide

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on July 01, 2016 | Share

    Ahhh…summer. A time of ice cream cones, and sun lounging. But when the fun of the season screeches to a halt, are your kids left overwhelmed? What about you? After all, finding a routine after weeks of downtime can be difficult for parents and children. It is possible to relax, have a blast, and still not lose momentum and…

  • Keeping Play Strong

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on February 15, 2016 | Share

    If you were to type “the benefits of play for children,” into Google, the search engine mammoth would spit back approximately 446,000,000 responses. While we all know that Google isn’t foolproof, and that many of those responses would be a dud, that’s still quite an impressive number of resources touting the importance of children being able to play –…

  • 5 Reasons Kids Should go to Camp

    Posted by Nikki Downey on February 25, 2015 | Share

    By Nikki Downey, Director of Camp at the J Certainly for my life, and I’m sure for many others, the experiences we have at camp carry a life-long impression. Songs learned, games played, skills obtained and talents honed at camp we remember forever and often pass these on to others later in our journey. While I believe that a…

  • Never a Dull Moment: Kid-Friendly Winter Activities

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on November 26, 2014 | Share

    Between scraping off your car, navigating icy roads and shoveling your driveway, the snowy season can often seem more like a nuisance than a winter wonderland. While cold weather certainly brings complications, it also provides the perfect backdrop for months of bonding and memory making with your children. In this spirit, we’ve compiled a primer on kid-friendly activities perfect for wintertime. Hopefully, it includes some old favorites from your childhood and introduces a few new ideas you can try out with your little ones. Enjoy!