Camps for Science & Adventure

K5 – 8th grade

Connect with scientific inquiry and natural curiosity at our Specialty Day Camps 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

Register Early and Save $20/Week through February
JCC member priority registration January 26 – February 1
Community registration opens February 2
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 registering for camp?

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

2020 Science & Adventure 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
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)

Wacky Experiments (K5-1st Gr)
June 29-July 2 (4 days)
Let’s explore the wonderful world of Science! Campers will spend the week conducting a variety of experiments in all areas of science. They will learn the 5 basic steps of the Scientific Method and use those to drive their experiments.
6/29-7/2: MEM $299 / COMM $335
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)

Exploring Nature (K5-1st Gr)
July 20-24
Curious about the outdoors? Exploring Nature is the perfect camp for you! Campers will explore nature through a variety of outdoor activities. Throughout the week, campers will visit local spots and interact with the world around them.
7/20-7/24: MEM $299 / COMM $335
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)

Exploring Our Earth (K5-1st Gr)
August 10-14
Discover all the wonders of our planet Earth. Through investigation and experimentation, campers will uncover the secrets of our planet. Each day will focus on a different topic!
8/10-8/14: MEM $299 / COMM $335
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)

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
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)
8/24-8/28: MEM $299 / COMM $335
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)

2020 Science & Adventure 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
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)

Experiments and Investigations (2nd-5th Gr)
July 6-10
Campers will learn the process of conducting science experiments and investigations and apply their knowledge to different activities throughout the week. They will prepare a final science fair project to display for all on Friday.
7/6-7/10: MEM $299 / COMM $335
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)

Our Solar System (2nd-5th Gr)
July 27-31
3..2..1 Blast off! Campers will spend the week exploring all aspects of our amazing solar system. Campers will do a variety of projects and experiments to explore the sun and all of the amazing objects that travel around it!
7/27-7/31: MEM $299 / COMM $335
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)

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
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)
8/24-8/28: MEM $299 / COMM $335
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)

2020 Science & Adventure 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
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)
8/24-8/28: MEM $299 / COMM $335
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)

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
REGISTER (JCC members only Jan 26-Feb 1)