Attention Members: The Center will be open from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Preschool, Childcare and Kids' Place will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. Thanks! 

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Camp Ganim (Preschool): Summer Fun for Little Ones

Running, climbing, exploring, dancing, swimming, and lots of giggling—it’s all part of your little one’s day when they’re at Camp Ganim. Designed specifically for children ages two through five, this fun day camp offers children a summer filled with fun interactions with nature, swimming, art, water play, music, gardening and more, with a group of great friends and caring counselors.

Program Highlights

  • Swim lessons for toilet-trained three-year-olds and up
  • Highly trained and nurturing counselors
  • Kosher, healthy snacks provided
  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Enthusiastic and talented art specialists
  • Creative hands-on art activities
  • Gardening and outdoor exploration of nature
  • Outdoor water play and dirt digging area
  • Special entertainment
  • Musical activities
  • Special visit from the Israeli Scout Caravan
  • Shabbat celebration every Friday
  • Camp songs every morning at the Gathering Circle
  • Family special events

Become a Ganim Volunteer!

Whether you’d like the community service hours to meet school requirements, or you just love being around children, this is your opportunity for a great volunteer experience. The Ganim Volunteer Corps (GVC) lets you volunteer with preschool camp groups to help you learn valuable life skills. Youth in grades 7-12 will be placed in a Camp Ganim group in the morning to assist the counselors and will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills working with young campers. This program will help meet school volunteer requirements. Participants are required to f ill out the GVC application. For more information about GVC, contact Lily Ocasio at 285-6500, ext. 8115.

Fun for Preschoolers of All Abilities

The Weinstein JCC’s Early Childhood Department brings preschool children with special needs a very special summer. We offer an inclusive Early Childhood and camp program for children enrolled in our preschool/childcare program during the current school year. If your little camper is currently enrolled in our upcoming 2017–2018 preschool year and is receiving outside support services (OT/PT, Speech, etc.), he or she is eligible for this unique program. A pre-application meeting is required for all children with special needs who aren’t currently in the 2016-2017 preschool year. To determine eligibility, and to begin developing and implementing support strategies, a meeting is required for new children entering our program during summer camp. Call Melissa Bunce, Director of Inclusion and Support Services, at (804) 545-8658 to schedule a meeting.

Registration for camp is currently closed. Stay tuned for more details about next summer which will be available early next year. In the meantime, check out a recap video of all the fun we had this year at Camp Ganim!

For more information about registering your child or volunteering at Camp Ganim, contact Camp Ganim Director Lily Ocasio at (804) 285-6500 x 8115 or locasio@weinsteinjcc.org.