Monthly Archives:February 2018

Staff Spotlight: Sam Cogen

Posted by February 26, 2018 • Share:

Eager and ready to enhance our minds, bodies, and souls this summer, we are thrilled to be welcoming Sam Cogen to our team as our Athletic Trainer AND Songleader!

Sam comes to JCC Maccabi Sports Camp from URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute, where he served as a Songleader for the last four summers. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Sam graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training where he interned for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins of the AHL. Sam has experience working clinically for performing arts organizations, club sports teams, Division 1 football teams, and two high schools. Sam be attending Indiana University this fall as a member of their post-professional athletic training program to obtain his master’s degree.

We are thrilled to have Sam join us at JMSC!


We’re Bringing Back the Love Letter

Posted by February 13, 2018 • Share:

Though deeply rooted in Christian tradition, Valentine’s Day has morphed into a true Hallmark Holiday. What’s left of this universal celebration is something that people of all faiths may in good conscience observe: A day to acknowledge the power of love and human connection.

When your camper begins their journey at JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, you embark upon one of the greatest adventures of being a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, cousin, or friend.  The adventure?  Writing letters to camp, of course!

In an age of 140-character micro-thoughts on Twitter and an era of shrt txt msgs to ur kids, it’s so easy to forget the nostalgia of a handwritten letter. When our campers receive packages and e-mails during rest hour, it gives them that warm, fuzzy feeling of comfort. The letters they receive provide the latest news, encouragement, humor and so much more. But most importantly, the letters you send to camp remind them you care. And while you may not always get a response, we promise your letters make them feel great!

So today, we encourage you to bring back the love letter. Breakout your ballpoint pen and print out our Valentines Day Camp Postcard below to tell your kid just how much you love them!

Click here to download our printable camp postcard!

Virtual Parlor Meetings

Posted by February 1, 2018 • Share:

We know that parents are busy! That’s why in-between car pools, making dinner, and everything else on your plate, we’re inviting you to meet us from the comfort of your own home! During our virtual parlor meetings, you’ll get a chance to meet our Camp Director and learn about our spectacular Jewish overnight sports camp.

Simply log-on to our video conference call and learn about what makes us unique. We’ll talk about our individualized coaching, our top-rated facilities, our fun and engaging programs, and will then help prepare you and your child for the summer of a lifetime Plus, if you have questions, we’ve got answers.

Join the fun!

Thursday, Feb 8 @ 2pm PST

Monday Feb 12 @8pm PST

Sunday Feb 25 @11am PST

RSVP by clicking here.

Once you RSVP, we will email you the log-in information to connect with us!