Specialty Camps & Add-ons

In addition to 4 sessions of fun in our traditional day camp program, we offer special weeks of fun that you can add on to your summer. Begin and end your summer with specialty camps at RDC and the JCC, get a taste of overnight camp with a visit to Eagle River, or explore your creativity with a special week for our friends who are differently abled.

Register Early and Save $20/Week January 30 – February 28, 2022
JCC member priority registration opens January 30 – February 5
Community registration opens February 6

RDC Specialty Week • June 13-17

for campers entering K5-5th Grade
Kickstart your summer with a week of specialty camp offerings!
Taste the Rainbow: Campers will be the first to try new activities and learn about all the fun camp has to offer.
Soccer: Campers will focus on the basics of soccer through fun drills, games, and expert coaching.
Nature: Campers will explore all that our 110-acre campsite has to offer and learn to appreciate the natural world around them.
Basketball: Campers will learn basic basketball skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting through fun games and drills.
JCC Member Value $325 / Community Rate $360

End Your Day at the JCC
4:30-6:00 PM (5:30 Fridays) at the JCC in Whitefish Bay • $40 per week
Register your child for Kids Center After Camp Care at the JCC.

Trip to Interlaken • July 11-15

for campers entering 3rd-5th Grade
Offering a Taste of Interlaken, this program is perfect for campers who want to experience a mini-version of sleepaway camp. Campers will spend 4 days – 3 nights in Northern Wisconsin at the JCC’s overnight camp in Eagle River, Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC, where they will participate in camp activities like sports, waterfront, adventure, and arts. The campers will love their nights filled with exciting evening programs, campfires, and special events. This shortened stay creates a bridge for day campers to experience Camp Interlaken. Check out campinterlaken.org to learn more about the camp.
Monday, July 11 at JCC Rainbow Day Camp
Tuesday, July 12 – Friday, July 15 at Camp Interlaken JCC
JCC Member Value $499 / Community Rate $525

JCC Specialty Week • August 15-19

Finish off summer with these one-week specialty camps! JCC Recreation is proud to partner with Play Hard Hoops, Solar Recreation, Pink Umbrella Theater Company, and Danceworks to bring you the best of Milwaukee youth sports and youth arts.

Play Hard Hoops Basketball
Full-Day 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Entering K5 – 8th Gr.
Led by Coach David Adelman, the “Hoops Education” formula for success was built on teaching basketball fundamentals and team-oriented play. Play Hard Hoops creates a positive atmosphere that allows participants to communicate, play competitively, learn, and most importantly have fun. “Hoops Educa-tion” can be defined by five words: Enthusiasm, Team-work, Attitude, Character and Gratitude.

JCC Members $325 | Community $360

Solar Recreation Soccer Clinic
Join Michelle Tipton and the Solar Recreation Staff for a week of skill development and fun!

Half-Day 9:30 – 11:30 AM Entering K5 – 1st Gr.
The younger group will enjoy fun, game-based sessions that will help players improve their skills and overall knowledge of the game.

Half-Day 1:00 – 4:00 PM Entering 2nd – 5th Gr.
The older group will enjoy advanced drills as well as additional scrimmaging to improve their game strategy and skills.

JCC Members $195 | Community $216

Pink Umbrella Theater Company
The mission of Pink Umbrella Theater Co. is to promote and provide theater that is accessible and inclusive for people who identify with a physical, intellectual, or emotional disability.

Full-Day 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Entering K5 – 3rd Gr.
Adventures in Acting • This week-long course will culminate in a presentation showcasing what we’ve learned. Campers will engage their actor toolbox of body, voice, and imagination while exploring characters through their senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell

Full-Day 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Entering 4th – 8th Gr.
Character Creation • This week-long course will culminate in a sharing of characters created through movement and engaging the five senses. Campers will enhance the actor tools of body, voice, and imagination along with building empathy, communication, and imagination.

Fee: JCC Members $325 | Community $360

DanceWorks
Danceworks is a local nonprofit with a mission of enhancing joy, health, and creativity by engaging the community through dance. Their instructors are experienced professional dancers who have the knowledge necessary to teach varying ages and ability levels.

Full-Day 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Entering K5 – 2nd Gr.
Imagination Station • Let your imagination go wild during this week of fabulous fun where the sky’s the limit! Don’t miss this chance to dance and create unique artwork. Catch some creative vibes and join us for a week packed full of amazing art activities.

Full Day 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Entering 3rd-5th Gr.
City Beats • Let the heartbeat of the city lead you on a rhythmic journey. Jazz dance, hip-hop, art, and more will be the focus of this week! Grab a friend and plan to make some noise during this week of percussive fun!

JCC Members $325 | Community $360

End Your Day at the JCC
4:30-6:00 PM (5:30 Fridays) at the JCC in Whitefish Bay • $40 per week
Register your child for Kids Center After Camp Care at the JCC.

Upstream Arts • July 25-29

Upstream Arts • Week of July 25-29
Shiluv Optional Add-on for campers entering 6th grade & older
Upstream Arts provides programming for youth and adults with mild to severe cognitive, developmental, and physical disabilities.In this one-week specialty camp, campers develop interactive social skills and strengthen communication using play, dance, theater, music, visual arts and poetry.
To register, contact Sarah McCutcheon at 414-967-8198.
JCC Member Value $360 / Community Rate $410

Questions about RDC specialty programs?

Contact Shelby Elias, Associate Director, at 414-967-8248.

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