DRWMAG.COM 18 #357 • JANUARY 2019 • 30TH ANNIVERSARY Each morning, summer camp at the David Posnack Jewish Com- munity Center starts with music, singing, dancing, and laughing – and the day gets better and better from there. “Flagpole,” the first activity each day, is a camp-wide competition that splits the en- tire Nora A. Kreger Camp Kadima into two teams to compete in fun, daily challenges throughout the summer with one team being crowned champion at summer’s end. “Flagpole energizes the kids and gets them into the camp spirit every day,” said Shari Mac Keen, Posnack JCC chief program officer.“It is a staple of our Camp Kadima culture and a tremendous draw for returning campers.” So Many Choices Now in its 38th summer, Camp Kadima offers a variety of camps, activities, and specialties, all age-appropriately grouped, that take place on the center’s beautiful 40-acre campus. Kadima's traditional camp options for children ages 18 months through fifth grade include daily swim,TV production, yoga, tennis, volleyball, ar- chery,arts & crafts,hip-hop dance,XZone® fitness,karate,music,science,cooking, soccer, camp competitions, and more. Tweens and teens in grades 6-8 can experience an action-packed summer in the Extreme Adventure camp.These campers go on field trips twice a week within the tri-county area to places likeWynwoodWalls and Flowrider surfing. Ninth graders can stay busy all summer as part of Camp Kadima’s Leaders- in-Training (LIT) program.During part of each week,the teens work alongside experienced counselors,training to be future Camp Kadima staff members. Specialty Camps Camp Kadima’s popular specialty camps will all be back this summer. JGirls camp for grades 1-4 offers young ladies a well-rounded experience filled with dancing, cheerleading, gymnastics, field trips, and the very popular spa days. Boys and girls interested in the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math will enjoy JTech for grades 1-3 or JTech 2.0 for grades 4-6. Budding actors in grades 3-9 can hone their performance skills in JTheater camp.At the end of each 4-week session, JTheater campers participate in a performance. Campers from all specialty camps participate in camp-wide activities and special events. Sports Camps Young athletes in grades 1-6 enrolled in JSports will learn about and sample a variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, flag football, and volleyball. Daily activities focus on sport-specific fundamentals, and campers get to test those skills during challenges with other local JCCs. Basketball enthusiasts in grades 1-6 enrolled in the JHoops basketball camp will learn the fundamentals of the game,participate in passing,dribbling,and shoot- ing drills, and take on challenges from other local JCCs. Special Needs – Giborim Camp Giborim, which means "heroes" in Hebrew, is for boys, girls, and young adults ages 3-22 and adults ages 23 and up with autism, Down syndrome, develop- mental delays,and other disabilities.This unique,award-winning,and much beloved special needs division of Camp Kadima allows campers to enjoy traditional camp activities. Most groups participate in two field trips per week. Unsurpassed Amenities “Camp Kadima has features that other camps dream about,” said Mac Keen.“Except for the field trips, everything you can imagine a camper would want is right on our campus,” she said. Housed in 143,000 square feet of air-conditioned activity space, Camp Kadi- ma includes two gymnasiums, aerobic, dance, and yoga studios, racquetball courts, a culinary institute, science and computer labs, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two multi-purpose theater/auditoriums complete with stages and sound rooms, and an in-house caterer that provides a Glatt kosher menu for daily lunches. Outdoors, the campus has a competitive-size swimming pool, a kiddie pool, a splash pad, tennis courts, turf fields, batting cages and two playgrounds. On-site, Camp Kadima also has full-time campus security and a health-care professional to help ensure that all campers are safe and healthy. Registration Begins... Now! Summer camp runs eight weeks from June 10th through August 2nd. Par- ents may select any combination of weeks and camps with a minimum of four weeks required, except for JTheater camp, which requires a consecutive four- week enrollment. Membership is not required for camp enrollment. Early bird rates run through February 28th, 2019. BY NANCY STEARN The David Posnack JCC is located at 5850 S. Pine Is- land Rd. in Davie on the northeast corner of Stirling and Pine Island Roads. For information and registration visit www.dpjcc.org or call 954.434.0499. The David Posnack JCC has a camp to delight every camper JUMP INTO SUMMER!