A: MJCCA Day Camps operate Monday- Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Due to holidays, there are a few 4-day weeks. We also offer before- and after-camp care which runs from 7:30 – 8:15 am in the mornings and 4:00-6:00 pm in the afternoons.
A: MJCCA Day Camps are offered in three convenient locations throughout Metro Atlanta. We also offer free bus transportation to our Zaban Park campus in Dunwoody. We want to make it as easy as possible for your children to partake in the magic of MJCCA Day Camps. Our locations include:
- Dunwoody – MJCCA Zaban Park: 5342 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, GA 30338
- East Cobb – Temple Kol Emeth: 1415 Old Canton Road Marietta, GA 30062
- Intown – Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts: 1700 N. Decatur Road Atlanta, GA 30322 and Emory Hillel, 735 Gatewood Road NE Atlanta, GA 30322
A: MJCCA Day Camps are open to everyone and ideal for everyone. MJCCA membership is not required to attend MJCCA Day Camps. We do offer discounted pricing for our members.
A: No, you do not have to be Jewish to attend MJCCA Day Camps. MJCCA Day Camps welcomes all children, regardless of religious affiliation, to enjoy and benefit from our stellar camp experience.
A: Online registration for MJCCA Day Camps begins on January 8th at 10 am for returning campers and January 15th at 10 am for first-time campers. We encourage you to explore our camp options with your children, plan for weeks of endless fun, and then register online quickly and easily starting in January and continuing throughout the summer. Registrations are processed on a first-come first-served basis and some of our camps do fill. If a camp option you selected on your camper’s application is full at the time their registration is processed, our office will contact you to select a second choice. Confirmations are sent out within 4 weeks of receiving your camper’s application.
A: Each registrant will be charged a $50 registration fee ($75 after May 1, 2017) per child and a $100 deposit per child to be applied towards camp fees. Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Any cancellation requests made before April 1, 2017 will receive a full refund, minus registration fees and deposits. Cancellation requests made between April 1, 2017 and May 1, 2017 will receive a 50% refund, minus registration fees and deposits. There will be no credits or refunds given after May 1, 2017.
A: Please submit registration changes or additions in writing by emailing email@example.com. Registration changes made after May 1, 2017 will be charged a $25 change fee. However, you will not be charged a change fee if you are adding additional weeks to your camper’s registration.
A: Lunch is only provided for our CIA Jr campers. All other campers bring their own lunch to camp each day. For campers in our Traditional and Outdoor Specialty Camps, lunches will be refrigerated. For those campers in our Indoor Specialty, Sports, and Performing Arts Camps, lunches will not be refrigerated, but will be stored in an air conditioned facility. All campers will receive 2 Kosher snacks (parve or dairy) each day, as well as a flavor ice Popsicle at the end of the day. Water stations are located all over campus, and our staff ensures that campers are given many opportunities throughout the day to drink water and stay hydrated.
A: We offer free bus transportation throughout Metro Atlanta including East Cobb, Intown, and North Metro to our Zaban Park campus in Dunwoody. You can view the bus schedule here.
A: All campers should wear comfortable clothes including sneakers. All clothing and additional items should be clearly labeled with camper’s first and last name. Unless otherwise specified your child will need the following daily:
- Sunscreen – Please send your child to camp with sunscreen already applied and a bottle of sunscreen. The camp staff will make sure that sunscreen is reapplied throughout the day.
- Non-perishable lunch (only Traditional and Outdoor Specialty camper lunches are refrigerated)
- Sneakers – Please no open-toed shoes, flip-flops, or Crocs
- Swimsuit and towel
- Campers attending Sports Camps should bring all appropriate equipment
Please do not send iPods, cell phones, electronic games/toys, trading cards, or money to camp with your child. Also, please discourage your child from bringing items that he/she does not want lost or damaged. Campers enrolled in travel camps who bring spending money will be responsible for managing their own money and purchases. The MJCCA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or traded items.
A: ALL transportation changes must be submitted in writing by 11:00am that day and can be submitted through our online camp mail form or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Transportation changes include any change in afternoon transportation for your camper (i.e. instead of riding the bus, they will be getting picked up through carpool), early pick-up for your camper, any change in the person who will be picking up your camper, etc.
A: Early pick-up requests must be submitted in writing to our camp transportation coordinator through the camp mail form or by emailing email@example.com. When you submit your early pick-up request, please indicate your camper’s name, dismissal number, and what time your camper will be picked up. Please note that pick up can only be accommodated prior to 3:00pm. After 3:00pm, we are preparing for afternoon dismissal.
A: The MJCCA strives to make its programs accessible to individuals and families from all backgrounds. Any member who is in good standing with the MJCCA may apply for Financial Assistance (FA) through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment at www.online.factsmgt.com/aid. In order to be considered for FA, a completed camp registration must be submitted online. Payment for the registration fee and deposit must be received at the time of registration. Your remaining camp fees will begin to be charged through our payment plan option based on a 25% discount until your FA amount is determined. Once your FA award is determined, remaining payments will be adjusted accordingly. Please submit your application as early as possible, as limited funds are available and processing may take up to one month. Priority will be given to families who submit their applications by February 12, 2017.
For a copy of the guidelines for FA or for other questions, please contact Barbara Vahaba, MJCCA financial assistance coordinator at 678.812.4142 or Barbara.Vahaba@atlantajcc.org.
A: Camp Late Nights are an exciting extension to your camper’s day of summer fun! Campers will spend the evening enjoying even more activities and hanging out with camp friends. Each Camp Late Night has a special theme—pick your favorite or enjoy them all! Price is $40 per camper per late night. Dinner is included.
We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have! Please call us at 678.812.4004 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to having your camper join us for another amazing summer!