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A day off of school just got a lot more fun.

School’s Out! Days
Break Camps
Calendar of Programs

School’s Out! Camps are scheduled around days that local schools are not in session. School’s Out! brings the magic of Camp Shai to the school year with fun and engaging programs for children of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. By integrating our core Jewish values of kindness (chesed), respect (kavod), community (kehillah), and sportsmanship (ruach) into everything we do, children will gain resilience, confidence, and a sense of belonging.

Calendar of Programs

Winter 2023
Spring 2024

Hours & Pricing

Each day of School’s Out! Camp runs from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. We offer both Sunrise Care and Sunset Care options for families that are in need of more time in the mornings or evenings.

Sunrise Care 7:30 am – 8:30 am $20/day
School’s Out! Program 8:30 am – 3:30 pm $100/day
Sunset Care 3:30 – 4:30 pm $20/day

This year, we are offering two discounts for our programs. Read below to find out if your family would be eligible! 

Sibling Discount 

If you are registering more than one of your children, we will knock 20% off the enrollment cost for additional siblings.  

Full Session Discount 

For eligible programs (such as break camps), we will knock 10% off the total cost if you register for a full week of School’s Out! 

If you are interested in accessing either of these discounts, please make sure to reach out to info@jccdenver.org. 

CONTACT US: info@jccdenver.org 

Licensing & Accreditation

We hold ourselves to incredibly high standards around safety, as well as operations and programming. In addition to being in excellent standing with the State of Colorado Child Care Licensing, Camp Shai is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) as of 2023. The ACA accreditation process was a deep dive into all programs and operations of Camp Shai to ensure that we continue to meet the extensive standards laid out by the ACA and the State of Colorado. After turning over every stone, we are proud to say that we are an ACA Accredited Camp.

School’s Out! Days

School’s Out! Days are one-off camp programs that we host throughout the year when local schools are out of session. This year, School’s Out! Days will be run on any day that Denver Public Schools is closed. For the full calendar of offerings, please click here 

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UPCOMING DATES: 

February 16 

THEME: School’s Out!: Safari Adventures

DESCRIPTION: Campers will spend their day on a WILD adventure at Camp Shai. Starting the day with a scavenger hunt, continuing with their favorite animal crafts, then ending the day with the ultimate jungle party! Your campers don’t want to miss out on this one-day expedition!

February 19 

THEME: School’s Out!: Game Day!

DESCRIPTION: Join us for the ultimate game day at Camp Shai! This School’s Out! will be packed with all things related to sports. Your camper will play a variety of games that will put their athletic skills to the test as well as participate in other traditional camp activities such as arts & crafts and engineering & design!

April 19 

THEME: School’s Out!: A Galaxy Far Far Away 

DESCRIPTION: Join us as we travel to space for the ultimate day at School’s Out!. Campers will play sports as the astronauts do, build and launch their own rockets, and create their own space themed glow in the dark art! Your campers will have a BLAST!

School’s Out! Break Camps

School’s Out!: Break Camps are larger blocks of camp programs that we host throughout the year when local schools are out of session. This year, we will be hosting Thanksgiving Break Camp, Winter Break Camp, and Spring Break Camp. For a full list of dates, please click here.

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UPCOMING DATES: 

Spring Break Camp

March 25th-29th & April 1st 

THEME: Spring Break Camp: Earth Adventures 

DESCRIPTION: With Earth Day around the corner, campers will take a journey celebrating and learning about planet earth! From discovering animals around the world to creating a variety of tree & flower crafts, campers will leave camp with ways they can continue to help the planet. Campers will also participate in traditional camp activities such as sports, drama, games, and engineering & design!

School’s Out! Camp FAQs

School’s Out! does not provide meals for campers but we do provide a small morning and afternoon snack. All food provided by the JCC will have a hechsher symbol on it. 

We require the youngest campers to have completed at least one year of schooling and be at least 5 years-old before joining us at School’s Out! This is to ensure campers have the best possible experience with us.

In order to register your camper, families will need to utilize the CampInTouch system. To create a new account or log in to your existing account, please visit this link.

Yes, families may be eligible for a sibling discount or a full session discount.  

Sibling Discount  

If you register more than one of your children, we will knock 20% off the enrollment cost for additional siblings.   

Full Session Discount  

For eligible programs (such as break camps), we will knock 10% off the total cost if you register for a full week of School’s Out! 

Cancellation requests received more than 48 hours in advance will result in a 100% refund of your enrollment. Cancellation requests received less than 48 hours in advance will result in a 50% refund of your enrollment.

The School’s Out! calendar is based on dates of closure for Denver Public Schools as well as Denver Jewish Day School.

As a state-licensed childcare program, there are several enrollment forms that are required for children to be in our care. All required enrollment forms are listed in your family’s CampInTouch account and must be completed before the program’s deadline. Campers cannot attend camp without completed forms.

We use our CampInTouch system for various programs across the JCC that all utilize different timelines.

“I can’t tell you how much fun my girls had. They are consistently reporting Camp Shai as the “best part” of their winter break! Looking forward to seeing you soon.”

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