Monthly Archives:November 2014

Questions About Paying for Camp?

Posted by November 24, 2014 • Share:

JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is excited to be part of two amazing programs that that help families access Jewish Camp, One Happy Camper and BunkConnect™. Both initiatives are programs of the Foundation for Jewish Camp and supported by generous funders.

One Happy Camper is a need-blind incentive grant for campers who have not attended Jewish overnight camp. Qualifying campers will receive $700 off tuition for our 2-week session.

BunkConnect™, also for first-time campers, offers special rates up to 60% off to income eligible families (including middle income and Jewish day school families).

We believe camp should be accessible for families of all economic backgrounds. If you’re thinking about sending your child to camp but concerned about cost, please call us today so that we can help guide you towards the right program for your family.

In addition to these amazing programs, we encourage families to contact their local synagogue and Jewish Federation to learn about additional scholarship opportunities. If you’re uncertain of the opportunities in your area, please be in touch so we can guide you through the process.

JCC Maccabi Sports Camp also provides financial assistance to qualified families.

Every child deserves the adventure of Jewish camp!
Call (415) 997-8844 or email  us today so we can help make it happen for your child.

What Parents Are Saying about Our Camp

Posted by November 24, 2014 • Share:


“We love the idea that you can play sport AND be Jewish. During the year it always seems like there has to be a choice. JCC Maccabi Camp puts it all together!”

This is just a taste of what people are saying about JCC Maccabi Sports Camp.

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Our camp participated in the Camper Satisfaction Insight Survey (CSI), a national survey of Jewish camps, completed by the parents of campers. Over 70 camps are represented in the results and we are proud to say that we scored at or above the national average in overall satisfaction and value, facilities, health and safety, communication and quality of professional coaching!

The survey provides valuable feedback that helps us focus on what we’re doing well and guides us in a direction to improve certain aspects of our program.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey. We look forward to sharing more details of this insightful survey in the coming months.

Here are some other thoughts on this past summer’s experience.

“My daughter absolutely loved the camp. She came home a more mature and centered girl. Since returning from camp she is more comfortable with herself and her abilities. It is without question her experience at JCC Maccabi Sports Camp that helped her find a comfort zone that she has not had at other camps.”

“Great positive experience for both my kids. I hope they can return next year. Community building and making each kid feel good about themselves.”

“This camp was a great experience for my son. He enjoyed it a lot. There was not one complaint when he got home. His sports experiences were fantastic, his group experiences were fantastic, he had a great time. Thank you! It was the feeling that I got when we first arrived. They made it a point to make connections immediately. I believe that is what makes a camp in which kids have the best experiences. Connections are what make a camp great.”

Character Corner: Michael Carter-Williams

Posted by November 24, 2014 • Share:

The Players’ Tribune is website launched by retired Major Leaguer Derek Jeter. It’s a place for athletes to “tell their own stories from their perspective without the filter of a reporter.” Their stories are not the normal ones told on the news.

Earlier this month, Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers wrote about how it feels to lose, especially when the 76ers losing record is the only thing that the media seems to focus on. He says:

“You can question my shooting. You can question my ceiling. Just don’t question if I’m giving my all every single night.”

Read the full article here, and share with a sports-loving friend or a young athlete in your family.

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Upcoming Programs – December Edition

Posted by November 24, 2014 • Share:

Winter may be considered the “off-season” for summer camps but it’s busy for us! In addition to visiting synagogues, schools, and other Jewish organizations to tell people about camp, we’re also collaborating with other organizations to sponsor awesome events for sports-loving kids!

And, as an affiliate of the JCC Maccabi Games we’re happy to promote the Games and help young Jewish athletes ages 13-16 compete in this national Jewish sports program.  See below for more information about all of our upcoming events as well as Info Nights hosted by JCCs about the JCC Maccabi Games.

Here are upcoming programs at partner organizations:

Limos and Latkes, sponsored by the JCCSF & BBYO Connect
Saturday, December 20th / Register here

Friday Night Fly, a program of the JCCSF
Friday, December 12th & Friday, January 23rd / Click here for more info & registration dates

Soccer Clinic with Players from the US Women’s National Team, organized by Bay Area Girls Unite
Friday, December 19th / This event is already full with nearly 300 female soccer players!

Here are camp-specific events at synagogues, family homes, and JCCs:

Congregation Beth Jacob / Redwood City, CA
Monday, December 1

Peninsula Sinai Congregation / Foster City, CA
Wednesday, December 3

Temple Emanu-El / San Diego, CA
Friday, December 5

Las Vegas Jewish Camp Fair / Las Vegas, NV (multiple events and locations)
Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Congregation Sherith Israel / San Francisco, CA
Sunday, December 7

Teen Summer Programs Fair, Congregation Beth El / Berkeley, CA
Sunday, December 7

Peninsula Temple Sholom / Burlingame, CA
Monday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 10

Peninsula Temple Beth El / San Mateo, CA
Wednesday, December 10

Temple Sinai  / Oakland, CA
Sunday, December 14

Temple Isaiah / Lafayette, CA
Sunday, December 14

Wise Temple / Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, December 14

Here is a list of Info Nights about the 2015 JCC Maccabi Games. Find out where your delegation is headed and which sports are available!

JCC of the East Bay / Click here for more information
December 4 (Oakland)

JCC San Francisco 
January 27 & February 5

Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto) / Click here for more information
December 9, January 7, February 2, March 11

Check back soon for more information about upcoming events. If you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to email us at or call 415-997-8844.

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