Camps for Creative Kids

K5 – 8th grade

Connect with creative expression on the Karl Community Campus in Whitefish Bay.

Creating a camp community
Taking a community building approach to specialty day camps, all campers begin each day with Morning Assembly before each group heads off to dive deeper into their selected program. On Friday afternoons, the whole camp community gathers to wrap up the week and enjoy a fun Shabbat celebration just prior to the end of the regular camp day.
Typical camp day 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
All JCC day camps offer extended care to fit the schedules of busy families.
Before Care 7:00-9:00 AM – $20/week
After Care 4:00-6:00 PM (5:30 Fridays) – $20/week
Before & After Care Combo – $35/week

Returning camp families click HERE to sign into your account and register.
Families new to JCC day camp click HERE to set up an account and register.


View our printable camp guide or scroll to see options below
Camp rate key: MEM=JCC Member Value, COMM=Community Rate

Questions about camp registration?

Contact Shelby Kass, RDC Associate Director, at 414-967-8248.

2020 Creative Camps for K5-1st Grade

Taste of J Camps (K5-1st Gr)
June 15-19
Kick off summer with the JCC during our Taste of J Camps week where campers will experience a little bit of everything. Campers will participate in on campus activities including sports, swimming, and teambuilding. They will also get a sneak peek into our specialty camps that will run throughout the summer.
6/15-6/19: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Painting (K5-1st Gr)
June 22-26
Let your creativity shine! Campers will spend the week exploring the wonderful world of painting. They will learn the basics of colors, textures, and styles and use their knowledge to create unique pieces. Campers will be able to show off their projects with an art gallery show on Friday.
6/22-6/26: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Cooking Around the World (K5-1st Gr)
July 6-10
Bon Appetite! The camp will introduce your chef to the culinary arts by focusing on one new cuisine each day. Throughout the week, campers will learn about essential kitchen tools, how to prepare a recipe, and finally put their knowledge to the test by creating tasting dishes. Friday will focus on Israel and campers will create a dish to share with all campers during Jewish Learning time.
7/6-7/10: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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3D Art (K5-1st Gr)
July 13-17
Let your art jump off the page! Focusing on different areas of 3D Art, campers will use a variety of materials to crate unique works of art. Campers will be able to show off their projects with an art gallery display on Friday.
7/13-7/17: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Cooking Through the Holidays (K5-1st Gr)
July 27-31
Mmm, Mmm! Focusing on foods associated with holidays throughout the world, campers will be introduced to many unique dishes. They will learn how to follow and prepare a recipe and put their knowledge to the test in the kitchen all while exploring the significance and history of each of the foods.
7/27-7/31: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Colorful Art (K5-1st Gr)
August 3-7
Let’s paint the Rainbow! Campers will have the opportunity to explore different areas of art with a focus on COLOR! You can expect finished products to catch your eye! Campers will be able to show off their projects with an art gallery display.
8/3-8/7: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Adventure Camp (K5-1st Gr)
August 17-21
August 24-28
Adventure waits, come find it at camp! There’s no better way to finish off the summer than going on mini adventures every day. Throughout the week, campers will enjoy daily field trips, swimming, games at the J, and a variety of camp activities
8/17-8/21: MEM $299 / COMM $335
CAMP CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY Inquire about waitlist
8/24-8/28: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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2020 Creative Camps for 2nd-5th Grade

Taste of J Camps (2nd-5th Gr)
June 15-19
Kick off summer with the JCC during our Taste of J Camps week where campers will experience a little bit of everything. Campers will participate in on campus activities including sports, swimming, and teambuilding. They will also get a sneak peek into our specialty camps that will run throughout the summer.
6/15-6/19: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Baking & Decorating (2nd-5th Gr)
June 22-26
Tasty! Baking & Decorating is the perfect way for your camper to explore their love of baking! Throughout the week campers will follow receipts to bake a variety of different items. They will then learn the basics of pastry decorating and can be creative in decorating their own creations. Campers will have the opportunity to taste what they make and bring some home to share!
6/22-6/26: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Murals and Street Art (2nd-5th Gr)
June 29-July 2 (4 days)
Explore the captivating world of Murals and Street Art with this camp. Camper will learn the process of creating a mural and work throughout the week on a large group project. They will also study street art from Milwaukee and other areas of the world. Campers will be able to show off their work with an art gallery show on Thursday.
6/29-7/2: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Cultural Cooking (2nd-5th Gr)
July 13-17
Bon Appetite. Cultural Cooking takes cooking to a new level. Throughout the week campers will build on their basic knowledge of cooking by exploring foods from a variety of different cultures. Campers will have the opportunity to taste their creations and bring some home to share. Friday will focus on Jewish Foods and campers will prepare a dish for all camps to enjoy during our Jewish Learning Block.
7/13-7/17: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Photography and Scrapbooking (2nd-5th Gr)
July 20-24
Capture the magic of a week of camp by documenting your memories in a scrapbook. Campers will spend the week taking pictures and then use their creativity to assemble them in a scrapbook to tell their week story. Camper will have the opportunity to show their scrapbook at the art gallery show on Friday.
7/20-7/24: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Dance Team (2nd-5th Gr)
August 3-7
And a 5, 6, 7, 8! Come show off your moves at Dance Team Camp. Led by an experienced dancer, campers will learn technique, choreography, safety and team work with a final performance on Friday. Campers should wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Campers of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome.
8/3-8/7: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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From Garden to Table (2nd-5th Gr)
August 3-7
Throughout the week, campers will exploring exciting ways to incorporate garden elements into their dining experience. They will use fresh items from the garden to create dazzling, FRESH recipes. Campers will have the opportunity to taste what they make and bring some home to share!
8/3-8/7: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Clay Art (2nd-5th Gr)
August 10-14
Let’s Build! During the week campers will have the opportunity to work with clay each day to produce various masterpieces! Campers will be able ot show off their projects with an art gallery display on Friday.
8/10-8/14: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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Adventure Camp (2nd-5th Gr)
August 17-21
August 24-28
Adventure waits, come find it at camp! There’s no better way to finish off the summer than going on mini adventures every day. Throughout the week, campers will enjoy daily field trips, swimming, games at the J, and a variety of camp activities
8/17-8/21: MEM $299 / COMM $335
CAMP CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY Inquire about waitlist
8/24-8/28: MEM $299 / COMM $335
CAMP CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY Inquire about waitlist

2020 Creative Camps for 6th-8th Grade

Teen Travel (6th-8th Gr)
August 17-21
August 24-28
Up for an adventure? There’s no better way to finish off the summer than going on mini adventures every day! Guided by the campers themselves, the group will enjoy daily trips to local hot spots like laser tag, bowling, and more. They will also have the opportunity to participate in games on campus and swim at both the JCC and the Hy & Richard Smith Family Water Park.
8/17-8/21: MEM $299 / COMM $335
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8/24-8/28: MEM $299 / COMM $335
CAMP CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY Inquire about waitlist

JCC Rainbow Day Camp (6th-8th Gr)
June 15-August 14
Hop on the Bus and head up to RDC! Our middle school campers, have a space all their own – the Teen Village. This special area of camp has its own GaGa Pit, Ping Pong tables, and gathering spaces for playing cards or talking with friends. Our teens experience greater autonomy, more choices, and increased challenges while also enjoying opportunities for leadership development. Laser tag, the water trampoline, and canteen are some of the favorite teen privileges.
Multiple weeks offered (see above): MEM $299 per wk / COMM $335 per wk
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