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Q: What are MJCCA Day Camp Hours?

A: MJCCA Day Camps operate Monday- Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Due to holidays, Weeks 1 and 6 are 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.

Q: Where are your camps located?

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 The Rich Building: 1602 Fishburne Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
Q: Do I have to be a MJCCA member to attend MJCCA Day Camps?

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.

Q: Does my child have to be Jewish to attend MJCCA Day Camps?

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.

Q: What is the registration process?

A: Online registration for MJCCA Day Camps begins on January 7th at 10 am for returning campers and January 14th 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.

Q: What are the MJCCA Day Camp registration policies?

A: Each registration will be charged a non-refundable $50 registration fee ($75 after May 1, 2018) per child and a non-refundable deposit of $100 per child to be applied towards camp fees (registration fees will not exceed $100 per family or $150 after May 1, 2018). Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Any cancellation requests made before April 1, 2018 will receive a full refund minus registration fees and deposits. Cancellation requests made between April 1, 2018 and May 1, 2018 will receive a 50% refund minus registration fees and deposits. We do not issue any credits or refunds for cancellations made after May 1, 2018.

Q: How can I make a change to my child’s camp registration?

A: Please submit registration changes or additions in writing by emailing camps@atlantajcc.org. Registration changes made after May 1, 2018 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.

Q: Are meals provided?

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.

Q: Is there transportation available?

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.

Q: What should my camper bring to camp each day?

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:

  • Backpack
  • 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.

Q: How do I make a transportation change during the summer?

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 camp.transportation@atlantajcc.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.

Q: What happens if I need to pick up my child early from camp?

A: Early pick-up requests must be submitted in writing to our camp transportation coordinator through the camp mail form or by emailing camp.transportation@atlantajcc.org. 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 ups can only be accommodated prior to 3:00pm. After 3:00pm, we are preparing for afternoon dismissal.

Q: Are there any opportunities to receive financial assistance?

A: The MJCCA strives to make its programs accessible to individuals and families from all backgrounds. Financial assistance is for members only, but families who are eligible may also receive financial assistance for membership. Applications can be submitted online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4LCK6.

We welcome financial assistance applications throughout the registration period; however, priority will be given to applications received by February 1, 2018.

For a copy of financial assistance guidelines or other questions, please contact Barbara Vahaba, MJCCA Financial Assistance Coordinator, at 678.812.4142 or barbara.vahaba@atlantajcc.org.

Q: What are Camp Late Nights?

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 $45 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 camps@atlantajcc.org. We look forward to having your camper join us for another amazing summer!





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