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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-02-06

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Fingers & Painting
Early Childhood & Hillel Day School

Camp Guide

Some things are simply

better together.

Come see Hillel's
ECC in action

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Two Much Fun!


Get ready for two great JCC summer
day camps offering new experiences.

Robin Pappas, ECC Director

(248) 539-1489 or


Elizabeth Applebaum
Special to the Jewish News






Explore the summer adventures that await your child at Detroit Country Day School!

• We offer summer programs for children from
preschool through high school.

• Before and after care is available for programs
offered at the Lower School.

• Programs are held at DCDS campuses in
Bloomfield Hills and Beverly Hills.
arts • athletics • academics • activities

Program information and registration will be available, starting February 25, 2014





Kosher Michigan is excited to certify

• onurs

(248) 671-3001



February 6 • 2014




magine coming to summer camp
and not only having the best time
of your life but also leaving with an
extraordinary skill, like learning a new
language or how to start your own busi-
This summer, the Jewish Community
Center of Metropolitan Detroit's two
camps — Center Day Camps in West
Bloomfield and Camp Discovery in Oak
Park — will introduce great new opportu-
nities for kids.
Center Day Camps is one of only four
camps nationwide to offer the eight-week
Hebrew Immersion Program, presented
by the Areivim Group.
"We are really excited about the
Hebrew Immersion Program:' said Center
Day Camps director Tal Siegmann. "It's
going to be a spectacular opportunity for
kids to learn Hebrew, and it's a perfect
start for any child who will continue with
a Jewish/Hebrew education, whether in a
day school or Sunday school.'
The program is limited to 24 partici-
pants in grades K-2 and is open to any
camper, regardless of his or her level of
Hebrew. Throughout the day, kids par-
ticipate in a regular camp schedule, with
swimming, sports, arts and crafts and
more. But from the moment they arrive
until they leave for home, campers com-
municate in Hebrew only.
In addition, Center Day Camps has
new programs like CSI, where kids learn
crime investigation skills, then put them
to the test solving "crimes" at camp; Alice
in Wonderland Camp, for fans of the
Lewis Carroll classic, with tea parties and
unbirthdays; and baking, ceramics and
recycled arts programs.
Another highlight: Mini-Mac Camp.
This summer Detroit will play host to
the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest, with

teens from throughout the country set
to attend. Mini Mac is a week-long camp
for younger athletes and artists and will
include the opportunity for kids to partic-
ipate in the exciting JCC Maccabi opening
night at Joe Louis Arena.
At Camp Discovery, Director Judy
Front looks forward to a summer filled
with sports, magic, British soccer, the-
ater, circus, dance, lifeguarding, glass
fusion, movie making, chess and cook-
ing (to name a few), along with two new
programs: Teen Kindness Mission and
Kidpreneur (Kids+Entrepreneurship+
"These are really spectacular new
camps where kids will have fun and learn
a lot about themselves:' Front said. "But
be sure to sign up as soon as possible
because they will fill quickly:'
The Teen Kindness Mission, presented
in conjunction with the Kindness Project
and Partners in Torah, is for grades 7-9
and will help campers understand the
impact they can have on the world. Kids
will volunteer at venues throughout the
city and learn what Judaism says about
the importance of helping others.
Kidpreneur, for grades 5-9, helps
campers learn how to turn a dream into
a reality. They start with an idea, and
then develop an entire business plan,
including marketing , working with
customers and finanicals. (Kidpreneur is
limited to 10 participants.)
Center Day Camps, licensed by the
state of Michigan and accredited by
the American Camp Association, has
programs for children ages 21/2-15 and
includes free transportation for most areas.
Camp Discovery holds programs for kids
ages 2-16. Opportunities for children with
special needs are available at both camps.
For information, contact Center Day
Camps at (248) 432 - 3222 or Camp
Discovery at (248) 967-4030, or visit

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