JNightZ is a Monday through Friday overnight camp experience for children entering 2nd - 8th grade. JNightZ campers will participate in Camp Shalom at the JCC during the day and then will be bused to and from the FAU Jupiter campus for extended camp fun.
At JNightZ you get the best of both worlds! Campers will enjoy all the fun of overnight camp including evening activities, breakfast and dinner with their friends, air-conditioned dorms for sleeping and showering and then will return home for weekends with the family.
JNightZ Frequently Asked Questions
What are the JNightZ sessions?
Session 1: June 6 - June 24
Session 2: June 27 - July 15
(no camp on Monday, July 4)
What does a JNightZ schedule look like?
JNightZ Sample Schedule
7:30 - 8:00 am: Wake up and get dressed for the day
8:00 - 8:30 am: Breakfast at the Dining Hall
8:30 - 8:45 am: Bus to Camp Shalom
8:45 am - 4:00 pm: Camp Shalom Traditional or Sports Camp Day
4:00 - 4:15 pm: Bus to FAU Jupiter
4:15 - 4:30 pm: JNightZ Camper Meeting with mail call and announcements
4:30 - 5:30 pm: Rest time, quiet time in dorm rooms
5:30 - 6:00 pm: Dinner in the Dining Hall
6:00 - 6:45 pm: Choice Activities or Group Time
6:45 - 8:00 pm: JNightZ Evening Activities
8:00 - 9:00 pm: Get Ready for Bed - showers, snack, prepare for the next camp day
9:00 - 10:00 pm: Lights Out (time depends on age)
When is drop off and pick up?
Campers will be dropped off at the Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens on Mondays at 9:00 am and will be picked up on Friday at 4:00 pm. The Sunday before each session parents and campers will be invited to bring all their camp supplies during an allotted time so they are all set to begin their session on Monday.
We normally go to the Mandel JCC in Boynton Beach, can my child participate in JNightZ?
Yes! We will be offering transportation from the Mandel JCC, Boynton Beach up to Palm Beach Gardens on Monday mornings and returning to Boynton Beach on Friday afternoons.
What if I only want to send my camper for 2 weeks of a 3 week session?
In order to receive an accurate taste of the overnight camp experience, we have created two 3-week sessions. Campers can attend both sessions but when registering, you will be required to select a minimum of one full session which is made up of 3 weeks.
What will my camper do during the day?
JNightZ campers will get to choose from Camp Shalom’s traditional or sports camp program during the day. Both programs include swimming, field trips, special events, and more!
Will my child’s day camp group be the same as their JNightZ group?
JNightZ campers will have a day camp group at the Mandel JCC that may consist of both JNightZ campers and day-camp-only campers. These groups are created based on interest (traditional vs sports) as well as age/grade and friend requests. Although, your child may have some of the same children in his JNightZ group, it is not a guarantee. If you have a specific friend request, please note that at the time of registration.
My child wants to participate in JNightZ, but wants to be with a friend during the day who is not attending JNightZ, can they still be together?
Yes! Day group requests and night group requests will be different, so your child can be with their friends who aren’t attending JNightZ as well as their friends who are!
Will my child have the same counselor during the day and at night?
Campers will have different day counselors and night counselors since campers will be in a different day group and a night group. However, we will make sure that both counselors are aware of any needs your child may have.
Can I see my camper during the week?
In order for your JNightZ camper to get the most out of their experience, we ask that once you drop off on Monday morning that you don’t see your camper until you pick up on Friday afternoon. Campers should not be picked up for doctors’ appointments, tutors, sporting events etc.
What if my child gets homesick?
It is only natural for some campers to get homesick, especially those who have never been away from home before. The JNightZ staff will be trained on how to handle those campers who are homesick. Our staff will be in touch with you if we feel it necessary.
Can I communicate with my camper during the week?
You will be able to mail letters or small packages and email your camper daily. Campers will have the opportunity to email or mail letters to you as well. Parents and children will not be able to speak on the phone throughout the week. Again, our staff will communicate with you as needed.
How many campers will be in a room?
There will be 3 - 4 campers in each dorm room. The dorm rooms are suites with a common area, 4 different bedrooms, a bathroom with a sink and shower and another bathroom with a sink and toilet.
How much is JNightZ?
JNightZ is $2595 for a 3 week session. This price includes the 3 weeks of Camp Shalom, overnights Monday - Thursday nights for 3 weeks, all meals and snacks and all activities campers will participate in.
When will registration open for JNightZ?
JNightZ registration will open at 10 am on Wednesday, December 1. We will offer a 48 hour flash sale all day Wednesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 2. If you register during this time you will receive $100 off the session of your choice. Registration will still continue after that time at the regular price.
For further information: Rachel Fox at 561-712-5279 or RachelF@JCConline.com