Dear KJA Members and Friends,
 
Our current operating status (updated 7-31-2020) is as follows:
 
  • Unless circumstances, CDC, or KCHD recommendations change, the AJCC Pool will remain open through Sunday, September 13, 2020.  Weekday hours are now 3PM - 3:30PM (adults only) / 3:30PM - 6PM (weekend hours remain 11AM - 6PM).
 
  • Preschool at AJCC’s fall semester will begin on Monday, August 10.  Full preschool hours (including before and after care) will return to 7:30 AM – 6 PM.  For preschool questions, please email preschool@jewishknoxville.org or call preschool directly at 865-963-8001.
  
  • Shabbat at the Pool, previously scheduled for August 21, is officially canceled for 2020.
 
  • At this time the AJCC building remains closed to everyone except staff, students, and necessary maintenance personnel and services, BUT the office remains open to email and phone calls. Please let us know how we can assist you. If you are in need of assistance please contact Jewish Family Services director Laura Berry at lberry@jewishknoxville.org. Ed Hunter remains available for billing-related questions at ehunter@jewishknoxville.org. Ed and Laura are working hard to return all emails and phone calls. There are currently no meetings, classes, or rentals at the AJCC.

 

  • The AJCC facility will remain closed to outside activities/rentals through the remainder of the year.

 

  • We are monitoring COVID-19 recommendations and guidelines weekly; notifications are subject to change based on that guidance.

 

  • The last day of Milton Collins Day Camp for this summer was Friday, July 31.  Thank you to everyone who helped us continue to have the most fun under the sun despite all of the changes this year!
 
Martha Iroff, Vice President of Children and Youth
Chip Rayman, President

AJCC Preschool Summer Camp is a summer day camp for preschool children ages 2 to 5. It is an extension of our excellent DHS Licensed Three Star Rated Program that provides excellent care and instruction for children from August to May each year.  

 

AJCC Preschool Summer Camp activities are guided by caring, experienced counselors and are designed to nurture the creative and curious spirit of your child.  Swim instruction, free art, music and dance, water and sand play and other adventures will set your child’s spirit free to experience the wonderful world around us, among us and within us.   

 

AJCC Preschool Summer Camp activities are designed with each child’s developmental capabilities in mind in order to nurture your child’s sense of self-esteem and confidence.

 

Weekly sign ups allow families the flexibility to choose “time off” for summer vacations. We also offer three, four, or five day options in all classrooms.

 

Please remember to sign your child up for at least two consecutive one-week sessions.

 


 

Our Campers

Each group features age appropriate learning toys, games, puzzles and play centers which encourage children to explore their environment and to learn and socialize in positive ways.  Each session has a theme that focuses on learning and play times. Each Friday, a special visitor comes to be with us. Some examples of these visitors include: Zoo Knoxville, The MUSE, IJAMS, Fire Truck etc. 


Camp Staff

Counselors are selected by qualifications and experience. Staff members are screened through personal interviews, references and background checks to ensure their suitability to work in the preschool camp.  All our staff are experienced child care providers who meet all requirements set forth by the Department of Human Services.They complete an intensive orientation and training process which includes water safety training as well as instruction on developmentally appropriate child/staff interactions by a social service professional. All staff are Red Cross certified in CPR and First Aid.  Land life guards have Red Cross Lifeguard certification.

 

Swim lessons are taught by certified Water Safety Instructors.  For Private Swim Lessons - Call 865-690-6343 

 

Come visit our facility and meet our staff members, and you’ll instantly know that we provide a warm, engaging and exciting environment for all the children who pass through our doors.

Registration Requirements

 

1. Applicants to AJCC Preschool Summer Camp must call the Director prior to registration to confirm availability and placement. Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. Call us at 865-963-8001.​

 

2. Young children require stability and time to adjust to new routines in order to have a positive summer camp experience. To provide for our children’s developmental needs, AJCC Preschool campers must attend at least two consecutive weeks each time they attend camp.