Camp Simchah Specialty - JCCNS, Jewish Community Center of the North Shore
Camp Simchah Specialty - M-F 9-4 for grades 3-7

Campers who want to spend more focused time on specific activities will have fun developing skills, while also learning the ways in which communication and team-building impact their individual performance. Campers will have the benefit of our incredible aquatics program, as they receive daily instructional swim lessons and also spend their days working on their specialty. 

Camp Simchah Specialty campers attend daily from 9am-4pm, and will dive into their chosen Simchah Specialty camp for an engaging, fun, and in-depth camp experience. Our Spirit Days will also be part of the Simchah Specialty camp fun! Campers may choose to register for some weeks of Camp Simchah Specialty and other weeks of Camp Simchah. Choose the programs they’re most interested in to craft a summer they will love!


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2021 SpecialtIES


In our always popular Tennis specialty camp, campers will learn the fundamentals of tennis while and improving their gameplay through footwork drills, stroke repetition, strategic play, and friendly matches, all while having LOTS OF FUN on our courts! (Campers bring their own racquets. These camps are very popular. Register soon because space is limited!)

Get those creative juices flowing! Our artistic-loving campers will explore some of the most popular art trends on Pinterest and YouTube in this new and highly requested Art Specialty Camp! Activities will include Hydro-dipping, Graffiti, Splatter Painting, Marbling and so much more. This camp will be full of creativity, fun, and getting messy and will certainly produce some inspiring masterpieces! We can’t wait to see what you create!

In our always popular Dance Specialty Camp, our budding superstars will take the stage and perfect their favorite dance routines, building confidence and learning how to dance just like their favorite pop star idols. The spotlight is ON, as our dancers transform into superstars. Throughout the week, campers will learn popular dance moves, choreography and technique from our seasoned dance instructors as they create amazing performances worthy of a world tour! *Performances TBD.

Sports Specialty Camp returns this summer and is a young and active athlete’s dream! Our coaches, handpicked for their sporting and instructional expertise, provide guidance on a wide range of sports, while challenging campers through scrimmages and games. Sports include soccer, basketball, dodgeball, wiffle ball, street hockey, flag football, lacrosse, gaga and more! We’re tired just thinking about it all! Campers will learn sports skills and valuable lessons, including the importance of sportsmanship, respect, self-discipline, and teamwork.


Camp Simchah Specialty is excited to bring the Brooklyn Art Museum’s (BAM) Sketchbook project to Summer at the J! Campers start with a blank BAM Sketchbook and learn various skills, styles, and techniques for filling their Sketchbook with their very own art! Campers will also explore how different mediums can be used to fill their individual books. Sketchbooks will be mailed (by us) to BAM for the touring Sketchbook exhibit. We’ll follow each book and will share updates when/where books are viewed. Our Sketchbook Specialty Camp provides an unforgettable way to engage with our greater world community through art!

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Camp Simchah Specialty 2021

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