Specialty Camps


Spend the week exploring your favorite interests and discovering new hobbies in our incredible one to two week specialty camps. All specialty campers will get to swim daily in our outdoor pool. All specialty camps are led by talented professionals.


Member: $270   Non-member: $370

Grades 1-4    |     Week 2: June 17-21

We are very excited to welcome back a past Camp JCC favorite with Coach Stephanie! Campers will learn elementary gymnastics skills, as well as some basic strength and conditioning training. Gymnasts
will also work on floor exercise skills, balance beam, uneven bars, vault, and more! This is a fun and safe skill-building environment for your child to explore their abilities and gain new skills.

All Fired Up!

Member: $295   Non-member: $395

Grades 1-8    |     Week 2: June 17-21

                        Week 10: August 12-18               

Nell and her team of artists will provide your campers with high-quality arts and crafts including painting and firing ceramics, candle making, snow globe tumblers, and much more! Projects will be dropped off to campers each Friday to take home. These projects will ignite that creative spark in your
campers and get them all fired up about arts and crafts!

Beginner Flag Football

Member: $289   Non-member: $389

Grades 1-4    |     Week 5: July 8-12    

We are excited to announce our new Flag Football Camp! Flag Football Camp is tailored for grades 1-4,
where aspiring young athletes embark on an exciting journey to learn the fundamentals of football in a safe environment. Coach Kemp’s team will blend skill-building activities with an emphasis on
teamwork, sportsmanship, and the thrill of flag football. Join us for an unforgettable experience where camaraderie and skill development unite on the field!

Intermediate Flag Football

Member: $289   Non-member: $389

Grades 5-8    |    Week 2: June 17-21  Intermediate Flag Football Camp is for grades 5-8. Coach Kemp’s team will blend fundamentals and skill-building activities with an emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, and the thrill of flag football. Participants will use drills to enhance their agility, passing, and defensive techniques. Campers will develop a more in-depth understanding of the game through professional instruction and friendly competitions in an encouraging environment.

Beginner Soccer

Member: $289   Non-member: $389

Ages6-8   |   Week 10: August 12-16  

We are excited to offer a wonderful program with Soccer Shots this season! Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Intermediate Soccer

Member: $289   Non-member: $389

Ages 9+   |     Week 9: August 5-9

Camp JCC is partnering with Coach Denzil from Akron Metro Futbol Club (AMFC) for an introduction to the sport of soccer. Campers will spend time on our outdoor field introducing, practicing, and reviewing skills with soccer related games that emphasize techniques. They will experience dynamic movement and gain agility while also learning application of skills in game situations, including 3v3 scrimmages.

Beginner Basketball

Member: $289   Non-member: $389

Grades 1-4    |     Week 1: June 10-14

The National Basketball Academy returns for another season with Camp JCC. Basketball campers will spend the afternoon with TNBA coaches building fundamental skills, including ball handling and shooting. Campers will perform drills, play interactive games, and more! TNBA’s experienced professional staff will teach the importance of good sportsmanship that campers will surely use both on and off the court.

Intermediate Basketball

Member: $289   Non-member: $389

Grades 5-8    |     Week 8: July 15-19

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with The National Basketball Academy. Basketball for campers in higher grades will focus on comprehensive and higher-level drills and skills, while expanding on their fundamental skills. TNBA’s experienced professional staff will equip the athletes with knowledge of the sport at an increased level of intensity while impressing the importance of team dynamics.

Beginner Tennis

Member: $289    Non-member: $389

Grades 1-4   |     Week: 1: June 10-14

Campers will spend the afternoon at Camp JCC’s Outdoor Tennis Courts! We are thrilled to partner with Towpath Tennis for the fourth year. This camp will help campers focus on skill development of basic strokes, serving, and net play. Instruction and creative games will get the young athletes excited about the game and learning! Taught by professional tennis instructors.

Intermediate Tennis

Member: $289   Non-member: $389

Grades 5-8    |    Week 2: June 17-21 

                               Week 3: June 24-28

Campers will spend the afternoon at Camp JCC’s Outdoor Tennis Courts! We are so excited to partner with Towpath Tennis for the fourth season to provide campers with professional instruction from
Towpath’s talented team. Tennis camp will develop campers’ games and improve their overall skills by
taking part in competitive games and interactive drills!

Art Exploration!

Member: $319   Non-member: $395

Grades: 2-8    |    Week 5: July 8-12     We are pleased to have Akron Artworks return this season with Camper tested favorites! Explore a different medium every day! Kids will learn far-ranging techniques, from painting to sculpture to book-binding and faux stained glass, using clay, paint, ink and more. The days will be messy, but so much creative fun!

The Art of Building/3D Sculpture

Member: $319   Non-member: $395

Grades: 2-8    |     Week 6: July 15-19  Camp JCC is happy to welcome Akron Artworks back to camp this season with another Camper favorite! This art camp is fun for those who think in more than 2 dimensions! We start off the week with bookbinding and then build with different materials each day: clay, cardboard, wood and more! Artists will innovate and express themselves to their hearts' content!

Kung Fu

Member: $289   Non-member: $389

Grades 1-8   |     Week: 3: June 24-28

                                 Week 7: July 22-28

                     Week 8: July 29-August 2

We are happy to welcome back Adam Boyer of Victory Defense Systems this season! Adam will lead
campers through the basics of Kung Fu and participate in skilled challenges and fun activities to
enhance their learning along the way. Kung Fu training helps develop body awareness, strength, and discipline, all in a fun and engaging atmosphere!

3D Printcraft

Member: $299   Non-member: $399

Grades 3-8    |     Week 6: July 22-28

Zach Heffner, whom many of you know from the Front Desk of the JCC is back for another season!
Students will discover and learn about the world of 3D Printing through PLA Projects. Students will
process and paint various 3D Printed Art Projects, ranging from the recognizable to the unique. Through the week students will complete up to 8 projects to take home, learning about 3D printing along the way.

Musical Theatre Camp

Member: $499    Non-member: $580

Grades 4-8    |     Weeks 7-8: July 22-August 2 (2 week session- no weekends)

Welcome back, Weathervane Playhouse! Campers will spend the afternoon with Weathervane Playhouse (at the JCC) to create their own adventure musical! They will explore music from some fan favorite shows and work together to build a story and plot for the final performance. Campers will learn the ins and outs of musical theatre in this two-week-long camp, creating their own adventure story to share at the end of camp. Let’s sing, dance, and create!

**A Performance for families is tentatively scheduled for 8/1 at 5:30 p.m. here at the JCC. 



Lil' Hip Hop Dance

Member: $270   Non-member: $370

Grades 1-3    |     Week 9: August 5-9

A fun and exciting way for your child to release some energy in a positive way! This is an age-appropriate expansion of our Hip Hop/Urban Dance offerings from our very own, very talented, Dance/Fitness Instructor Tong Xu. Children will learn basic hip-hop steps and simple routines through game-based group activities that help with memorizing movement patterns. The experience will culminate in a "music video" that will be professionally edited and shared with families!

Hip Hop/Urban Dance

Member: $270   Non-member: $370

Grades 4-8    |     Week 1: June 10-14

                        Week 10: August 12-18

Get your Groove on and exert some energy in a positive way! Campers will participate in a dance-focused routine that is sure to get the heart pumping while having fun and interacting with their peers. Our
very own JCC Dance Fitness instructor, Tong Xu, has an extensive background in dance and film which
means campers will learn dance choreography, all culminating in a “music video” that will be professionally edited and shared with families!


Challenge Island 


All Challenge Island Camps are $365/ Member $425/ Non-member. 5 weeks of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) fun this summer at Camp JCC!

Steam Tank entrepreneur Camp

Member: $365   Non-member: $425

Grades 1-8    |     Week 1: June 10-14

Calling all innovative and inventive kids to an adventure in STEAM and entrepreneurship! You and your STEAM Team will design, create and open new businesses every day: From PIZZApreneur Day SWEETreprenur Day to SLIMEtrepreneur Day to PETrepreneur Day. Can you convince the island sharks that your STEAM Team’s business belongs in the new Challenge Island Mall? Don’t miss out on this Challenge Island fun with the bonus, one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial experience!


Steamwarts Camp

Member: $365   Non-member: $425

Grades 1-8    |     Week 3: June 24-28

Welcome to STEAMwarts Academy of Wizards, Spells and Potions! You’ll design your own wand and wizarding gear and be sorted into your perfect STEAM house. You’ll take on a full load of wizarding classes from Transfiguration to Flying Broomsticks to Magical Beasts. You’ll mix up spellbinding potions, cast enchanting spells and make your own flying dragon. This popular camp is always a sell out so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Race Across The Rainforest Camp

Member: $365   Non-member: $425 

Grades 1-8    |     Week 5: July 8-12

Race into an unforgettable journey through the Amazon Rainforest with Challenge Island book characters Daniel, Joy, Kimani and DaVinci. You and your STEAM Team will zip through the jungle’s action-packed layers, taking on challenges inspired by the rainforest’s awesome animal inhabitants – from the playful monkeys to the hungry jaguars to the slithering anacondas on the dark and creepy forest floor. This magical camp is a must for all kids who love animals, books, and endless adventure!

Slimetopia 3: Slime Chefs On Deck

Member: $365  Non-member: $425

Grades 1-8    |     Week 8: July 29-Aug. 2 

Prepare to stir up the most delicious-looking slime recipes on the Seven Seas! You and your STEAM Team have been chosen to be slime sous chefs on the S.S. Slimetopia cruise ship and it’s up to you to “feed” the slime-hungry passengers morning, noon and night! You’ll mix up Belgian Waffle Slime, Fast Food Hamburger Slime, Ice Cream Sundae Slime and Spectacular Sushi Slime just to name a few. Slimetopia 3 is sure to sell out in a squishy, squashy splash, so book your cruise cabin fast!

Road Trip USA Camp

Member: $365   Non-member: $425

Grades 1-8    |     Week 9: Aug. 5-9

Rev up your R.V. for a cross-country STEAM adventure! You and your tribe will engineer your way from sea to shining sea from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge from the Hawaiian Volcanoes to the Floridian Theme Parks to an open road of exciting pit-stops in between. This imagination-fueled excursion across the USA promises to have campers smiling from coast to coast!


Crown Point Summer Farm & Science Camps

Crown Point Ecology Center is home to 115 acres of living classroom, including diverse ecosystems, habitats and more. It truly has emerged as a “Crown Point” of the area in terms of ecological education, organic farming and sustainability. This summer camp series will be rooted in ecology, agriculture and art - with every week containing components of each. This mix of educational content, recreation, and socialization will surely have your camper entertained this summer! This camp is curated by a special partnership between The Shaw JCC of Akron and Crown Point Ecology Center. All camps have some sort of daily art component, team building exercises, field games, agricultural and sustainability lessons, and a Children’s Garden component.


*Each week will take place at Crown Point Ecology Center located at 3220 Ira Rd. Akron, OH 44333. Camp drop off begins at 9 a.m., and pick up begins at 2:45 p.m.

Parents/guardians will be responsible for transportation to and from Crown Point.

**Minimum enrollment required.

Hidden Habitats!

Member/ Non-member: $350

Grades 4-8    |     Week 5: July 8-12

Search high and low, near and far, for different types of creature homes! Campers will investigate a variety of ecosystems within the Crown Point grounds to discover the habitats of creatures hidden in plain sight! This is an exciting opportunity for campers to find where these living, breathing things survive, thrive, and provide balance to our ecosystem.


Power Pollinators!

Member/Non-member: $350

Grades 4-8    |     Week 9: July 15-19

With a countless number of plant species that support a large variety of pollinators, campers will learn how insects play a vital role in our unique ecosystems. Our campers are fortunate to observe endangered species such as the Monarch Butterfly in their natural habitat right here in Ohio! Campers will learn how to create, conserve, and protect our vital pollinator habitats.

Creature Feature!

Member/ Non-member: $350

Grades 4-8    |     Week 7: July 22-28

Explore Crown Point’s vast landscape for all types of wildlife. Campers will dig, catch, and net creatures that are native to the area for observation and release. Your camper will be amazed at how many unique species are right here waiting to be discovered in their backyard! After exploring the grounds for all things that swim, crawl, and flutter, campers will learn conservation techniques to help support endangered species.

  • Camp Director

    Interested in learning more about Camp JCC? Contact Anthony Ange, our Camp Director!

    330-835-0065 or email