OUTDOOR POOLS CLOSED, Thursday, June 8, due to the poor air quality that is not safe for our members or staff.  Please check the JCC Aquatics Hotline before coming in on inclement weather and poor air quality days at 410.559.3530.  

Shabbat candle lighting: 8:12pm

Habimah Arts Camp & Children's Theatre Camp

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Experience the wonder of the arts with the traditional Habimah Arts Camp and feel the thrill of performing live on stage and creating behind-the-scenes magic with Children's Theatre Production Camp's Summer Musical!

Habimah Arts Camp

2023 Camp Dates
June 26 - August 11
(Three Two-Week Sessions & One One-Week Session)

Monday–Friday | 9:15am–4:00pm

Age Group
Grades 1–6

Every camper is a star at Habimah (The Stage)! Your emerging artist will be guided by Habimah Artists In Residence, who are hand-selected from Baltimore’s top professionals and organizations. All Habimah campers attend daily workshops in performing and visual arts, where they enhance their skills explore new horizons, and experience the wonders of the arts and the warmth of a supportive community. Every two-week camp session includes an arts-centered field trip or performance, daily free swim, and culminates in a final showcase and gallery at the Gordon Center to share all the new skills your camper has learned!

Yotzrim (Creators) | Grades 1-2

Daily Instructional Swim is included for Yotzrim campers.
Session 1: June 26 – July 7
Session 2: July 10 - July 21
Session 3: July 24 – August 4
Session 4: August 7 - August 11

Omanim (Artists) | Grades 3-6

Session 1: June 26 - July 7
Session 2: July 10 - July 21
Session 3: July 24 - August 4
Session 4: August 7 - August 11

Children's Theatre Production Camp (CTPC)

It’s showtime! This summer, our campers take the Gordon Center stage by going ‘under the sea’ in Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr. Our professional staff works to uncover each camper’s strength and create a positive atmosphere which bolsters self-esteem, compassion, teamwork, and a love for theatre. Whether your camper is feeling the thrill of performing or creating behind-the-scenes magic, an unforgettable experience awaits! 

Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.  is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

2023 Camp Dates
July 24 - August 11 (One Three-Week Session)

Monday–Friday | 9:15am–4:00pm
*Tech Week (Aug 7-11) may include late or evening hours

Age Group
Grades 3-8

Options Available: Early Drop Off and Late Stay | Hot Lunch

Check out our TNT Experience for more arts opportunities for 7th and 8th graders!

ACA Accredited

Meet Your Leadership Team!

Adrienne Bergeron, Arts Education Manager

Adrienne Bergeron is the newly appointed Arts Education Manager at the JCC and is thrilled to be teaching as a part of the upcoming Habimah summer camps at the JCC. A new resident of Baltimore, by way of Los Angeles, and before that, New York City, Adrienne has been a traveling theatre professional who has been teaching, choreographing, directing, and working in the industry for over fifteen years. A graduate of Lees-McRae College and a proud member of the Actors Equity Association, she is driven to continue a thriving, inviting, and educational theatre environment for children, for both recreation and pre professionals alike.  Read more about Adrienne.

Contact: Adrienne Bergeron | abergeron@jcc.org

Melissa Seltzer, Senior Director, Arts & Culture

Melissa supervises all arts education programming including Habimah Arts Camp and the J's Children's Theater Production Company as well and leads the curation of the Gordon Center Family Season. She is passionate about building community and creating moments for children and adults to be lifelong learners and lovers of arts.  Melissa has a Masters in Jewish Communal Service and has been at the J since 2010.

Contact: Melissa Seltzer |  mseltzer@jcc.org

Inclusion Program
Children with a range of learning, developmental, social, emotional and/or physical challenges are paired with trained staff enabling them to successfully participate in all camp activities alongside their peers. Space is limited. Additional charges will apply. If you have a child with special needs that would benefit from participating in our program please contact Helene Rapaport at 410.559.3613 or inclusion@jcc.org to find out about available Inclusion openings.

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