Staying home for winter break? From Dec 26 - Jan 5, kids, grades K-5, have a blast at Winter Vacation Camp featuring fun, food, friends and fabulous field trips. Pick and choose the days to attend. For details: kidsclub@mandeljcc.org or 216.593.6222.
26001 S. Woodland Rd.
Beachwood, OH |
(216) 831-0700
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Ansifield Specialty Tracks

Spend your morning exploring your favorite interests, spend the afternoon participating in the incredible activities that Anisfield has to offer. Space is limited – don’t miss these incredible, one-of-a-kind camp experiences!

 

Specialty Tracks Options • Grades 2-5

Week 1
Zombie Invasion
Graffiti Art
•  Dance, Dance, Dance



 

Week 2
• Passport to Israel 
Extreme Warrior
Unicorn Camp
Messy is Marvelous




Week 3
• Playmakers at Anisfield 

Designing on a Dime 
•  
Horseback Riding
Gotta Catch 'em All
• SafetyTown
 
(Kindergarten Only) 

Week 4
Safety Town (Kindergarten Only) 
• Passport to Israel
• 
Outdoor Adventure


 

Week 5
Wizards & Warriors
Ceramics
Creative Chefs
• Snapology Lego Robotics

 

 

 

Week 7
• Playmakers at Anisfield 
• Hogwarts
 Take the Cake
• Snapology Lego Robotics 
• Passport to Israel 
• SafetyTown
 
(Kindergarten Only) 
 Summer Olympics
Creative Arts

Week 8 
• Welcome to Hogwarts
Farm to Table
• Hammer & Nail'd It





 

 

Week 9
Princesses & Pirates 
• Stop Action Animation

•  Snapology Lego Robotics 
• Zombie Invasion
• SafetyTown
 
(Kindergarten Only) 
 Creative Arts
Creative Writing

 

Zombie Invasion
It’s a zombie apocalypse at Anisfield Day Camp! Campers will learn how to survive in case of a zombie invasion, make zombie crafts to take home, learn how to transform into a zombie with make-up and accessories, and enjoy making brain cupcakes and participating in zombie themed games, scavenger hunts and more! 


 

Graffiti Art
Let us inspire your camper through what was traditionally known as street art, but has grown into an art form.  Your camper will learn to spray paint murals that they design as a group and will  leave their mark on Anisfield Day Camp in a way that no other camper has been able to before. Through our week-long, half day, camp, your camper will have a chance to be as creative as they can be, without the boundaries.


 Dance, Dance, Dance
If you have rhythm in your soul this camp is the camp for you! Campers will take the stage and focus daily on a different genre of dance. The spotlight is on as our dancers transform into superstars. Throughout the week, campers will learn choreography and technique from our awesome dance camp instructors as they create amazing performances worthy of a world tour!


Welcome To Hogwarts 
Get your wands and broomsticks ready to soar into the Harry Potter universe in this exciting camp! Our staff will lead campers through an interactive world of magic and wizardry. From potions class and Quidditch practice to defense against the dark arts and crafts, aspiring young witches and wizards will explore this magical world through dozens of games and crafts, cooking projects, scavenger hunts, and more!


Passport to Israel
Welcome to Israel! Our summer Shlichim (ambassadors from Israel) will lead this week and bring Israel to Anisfield. Campers cook Israeli food, learn about pop culture, Israeli dances and more! Staff will transform our campus to allow campers to feel as if they are exploring some of Israel’s most famous landmarks. They will climb masada, visit the dead sea, and have a truly extraordinary adventure!


Extreme Warrior
Campers will tackle multiple mental and physical challenges individually and as a team all in a positive environment that will push campers to safely take risks and try new things. Campers will undertake “extreme” challenges as they learn martial arts, work on core training, tackle obstacle courses and try to break their daily record on our brand new Ninja Warrior course. 


 

Unicorn Camp
Come to Anisfield and dance among the magical and mystical world of unicorns and rainbows! This week of camp includes unicorn fairy tales, dance, face painting, decorating unicorn cookies, creating the magic of unicorn arts and crafts (just imagine making your very own unicorn horn), building a wondrous unicorn “garden”, countless unicorn games and so much more!


 Messy is Marvelous
No mess? No fun! This is the time and the place to break loose and let your creativity overflow! Use paints and arts materials in unusual and messy ways! Paint with bubbles, make slime, use string as a paint brush and have fun all week long being creative and making an artistic mess.


 

Farm To Table
Campers will learn about producing their own food, tend the garden and enjoy a hands-on experience using fruits and veggies from our camp garden and beyond. We will provide transportation for participants to Legacy Farms (a 5 minute bus ride from Halle Park) where Farmer Tim and Farmer Lorna will be our guides for the week! At Legacy Farms, campers will learn how a farmer takes care of their garden on a daily basis. Campers will also prepare snacks and dishes using the foods that they tend to at the farm.


Playmakers at Anisfield
Led by two of our amazing Performing Arts Camp Staff, we hope your campers are ready for the limelight! Warm up those pipes and get your dancing shoes on for this musical theatre workshop! Campers will learn music and choreography to some of the most popular musical theatre productions. The week concludes with a live showcase for Anisfield (available for friends and family to view on Facebook live).


Designing on a Dime
Based on the popular HGTV show and led by Kelly Millstone, a professional interior designer and the costume designer for Playmakers Youth Theater, our participants will take part in individual and group challenges and will be given a design budget. After field trips to flea markets and discount stores, they will bring their designs to life by designing their found treasures into refurbished masterpieces at the Anisfield for a panel of judges. Campers will take home their individual creations and group creations will be donated to Goodwill at the end of the week.


 

Horseback Riding
Travel to the Home of Happiness, Mandel JCC's overnight camp - Camp Wise, for 5 days of lessons with Camp Wise’s very own equestrian staff. Learn to walk and trot, plus basic horsemanship control.  Whether you are an experienced rider or just have a love for horses, this is the camp for you. Specific clothing may be required.


 

Gotta Catch 'em All
Do you have what it takes to become a Pokemon Master?  This camp will prepare your camper as they venture into the Pokemon world, all while never leaving camp!  Campers will learn to be Pokemon trainers through craft projects, custom Pokemon creations and will put their Pokemon Go skills to the test as they look to grow their collection around Anisfield. Themes throughout the week may include game strategies, Pokemon recognition memory games, how to trade and so much more!


Safety Town
Rising Kindergarteners spend half of their day participating in the incredible Safety Town program and half the day participating in a traditional camp day at Anisfield.  Safety Town is a week long program that teaches a wide spectrum of safety issues such as fire safety, stranger danger, school bus safety, calling 911, police assistance and more!


Outdoor Adventures
Campers will explore the outdoors through fun, engaging, and challenging adventures. Campers will earn achievement badges as they complete activities such as fort and raft-building, hiking and climbing, and learning how to build a campfire. Campers in outdoor adventure will also experience an overnight camping experience at Anisfield.


Wizards & Warriors
Compassion, courage and honor are the highest virtues at Wizards and Warriors Camp. LARP, also known as Live Action Role Play is all the rage right now and this is your chance to participate with all of your camp friends. Campers will discover a magical world with a epic final battle with camp-made foam swords while making friends in a fantasy world built around characters that you created.


Ceramics
Campers will spend their mornings expanding their imagination and diving into the exciting world of clay. Your camper will get their hands dirty working with this dynamic and expressive art form. At the end of the week, your camper will come home with their final projects for you to proudly display. Projects may range from sculptures to clay animation characters or something even more abstract.


 

Creative Chefs
In this unique and exciting camp, campers will combine cooking skills with artistic style to build edible art creations. Projects will include “mouse pears,” funny face sandwiches, Oreo crafts, ice cream cone clowns, edible bouquets, and more. Not only will campers have a chance to explore their creative side, but they can eat their masterpieces as well! If your camper has allergies, that doesn’t mean they can’t participate in all the fun.  Please give us a call and we will make sure that they also have a safe experience that they will never forget.


 

Takes The Cake
From the basics like how to hold a decorating bag to the more complicated like making icing flowers and creating fondant works of art, this is the best tasting week at camp!  Campers will start honing their skills on cupcakes before they graduate to full on cake decorating.  Making mistakes are not only encourage, but they are delicious!

 


Summer Olympics
It’s 2018 and while the winter Olympics are supposed to be the only games this year, we don’t want to wait another two years for the games to come again.  We will split the campers into teams as they decorate their own flag, strategize their way to team victories and medaling in individual events and even help plan Maccabiah 2018 for Anisfield Day Campers. In addition to sports, we are proud to bring you the egg drop race, wacky relays, the blind back drawing competition and so much more!


Creative Arts
Arts & crafts, dance, music, improv, photography, drama.  If any of these art mediums speak to your camper then this is the must attend camp of the summer.  Campers will spend their morning working in each of the arts listed above as they learn what interests them.  Whether your camper is shy or loves being in front of a crowd, this is the camp for them!



Hammer & Nail'd It
With the help of our highly trained and quality vendors and staff, campers will build long lasting woodworking projects that will both be brought home and stay at Anisfield as a legacy project that the campers will never forget.


 Princess & Pirates
This week is full of imagination and fun! Campers have the option to dress like a princess or pirate everyday, and will enjoying a bounty of games, creative arts, princess training, stage fighting, face painting and countless more activities. Campers will make all of the necessary accompanying items to complete the perfect princess or pirate costume needed from peg legs to eye patches to princess crowns and everything in between.  


Stop Action Animation 
Have fun while making movies using stop motion animation. If you are interested in making a piece of clay come to life, creating scenes like the ones in the lego movie, or just magically sliding around on screen than this is the place for you. We will be exploring different ways to animate objects in creative and interesting ways. 


 

Creative Writing
Explore how creative writing works, all within the creative walls of the Mandel JCC.  This camp is designed to help campers put pen (or pencil) to paper and watch their stories come to life.  Throughout this weeklong camp, campers will grow their vocabulary, character development and the confidence to articulate their feelings and thoughts in their genre of choice.   


Snapology at Safran Park • Week 5 & 7
Grades K-1
If you like LEGO® bricks, you'll love Snapology!  Playing with LEGO® bricks is fun and educational!  Our campers are guided by Snapology instructors through interactive lessons and an introduction to robotics with easy-to-use software.  Teams will build different creations each day and learn to make their models move!  Campers will also enjoy themed lessons such as LEGO® City, Pokemon and Angry Birds. There will be time for free-building, outdoor play and swimming each day.

Grades 2-5
Campers attending this unique LEGO camp are guided by Snapology instructors through interactive lessons and an introduction to LEGO robotics with easy-to-use software. Teams will build different LEGO creations each day and learn to make their models move!  Campers will also enjoy themed lessons such as LEGO® City, Pokemon and Angry Birds. In addition to all of the fun with LEGOS, there will be time for creative LEGO play and building, outdoor activities and campers will swim each day too!


Click here for information about community busing.
Early Morning and Extended afternoon care is also available. Click here for details
Questions? Contact  (216) 831-0700 ext 1349 or daycamps@mandeljcc.org.

 

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