Vacation Camps

Vacation Camps

We have programs for school-age children in grades kindergarten and up!!  Vacation camp is open to current JCC members, JCC afterschool or recent JCC summer camp and JCC vacation camp families. DSS subsidy accepted for this program. Circus Camp and Basketball Camp are open to all!

For Fall 2024, the 10% sibling discount will be for AJCC Members only.

If you would like more information about our program, or would like a tour, please call: Andrew Katz, Youth Director, at 518-438-6651 ext. 113.  You can also email him at

Vacation Camp (K-6th grade)
Vacation Camp (K-6th grade)

Enjoy fun projects, sports, games, guest entertainers and more!! 

  • Times: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm in the JWV Room and Room 18 in  Early Childhood. Limit of 39 campers. 
    Sample Schedule: Arrival, Games, Snack, Special Activities, Gym or Outside Time, Lunch, Gym or Outside Time, Snack, Games, and Pick Up. 
  • Campers need a nut-free cold lunch, sneakers, weather appropriate clothing, and a water bottle, with child's name on the bottle, daily.   
  • Two Kosher & Nut Free Snacks Provided, morning and afternoon. During Passover/April Break, we only provide Kosher for Passover snacks. 
Circus Camp
Circus Camp

Enjoy a fun week of Circus acrobatics, juggling, gymnastics, clowning around, and more with Sean-O of Circus Theatricks! Fun show put on by the campers for families each Friday of the camp week at 2:30pm in our JCC Auditorium (in person and Live on our Camp Shalom Facebook group). Limit of 20 campers. 

  • Offered during December, February, and April breaks
  • Open to campers 8 to 13 years of age
  • Times: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; includes before and after care (8am-5:30pm) 

Register for April Break (1st-5th) 

Capitol Region Basketball Boot Camp
Capitol Region Basketball Boot Camp

Skills, drills, games, and more! Learn from CRBB Coaches all about basketball. All skill levels are welcome. Program held in the Gymnasium. Limit of 20 campers.

  • Offered during most one day School Break days (Veterans Day, MLK Day, Juneteenth)
  • Open to campers 7 to 14 years of age.
  • Times: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

April 10th date cancelled due to gym floor work

Register for May 21, 2024

Register for June 19, 2024

2023-24 Vacation Camp Dates/Availability


  • October 9: Columbus/Indigenous People's Day
  • October 27: Conference Day  
  • November 10: Veterans Day
  • November 22: Pre-Thanksgiving Day
  • December 26-29: December Break & Circus Camp


  • January 15: MLK Day
  • February 9: Conference Day - CLOSED
  • February 19-23: February Break (closed out) & Circus Camp 
  • March 29: Good Friday, April Break starts (click PDF)
  • April 1-5: April Break & Circus Camp - flyer here
  • April 10: Eid-al-Fitr Day - click April Break link 
  • May 21: Conference Day
  • May 24, 28, 29: TBA/Unused Snow Days 
  • June 19: Juneteenth Day

    Based on the Albany School District Calendar.  The Albany JCC is closed on major Jewish holidays.

2024 - registration begins September 2024

  • October 14: Columbus/Indigenous People's Day
  • October 25: Conference Day  
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • November 27: Pre-Thanksgiving Day
  • December 23-24, 26-27, 30-31: December Break, & Circus Camp (tentative)


  • January 20: MLK Day
  • January 29: Lunar New Year
  • February 7: Conference Day 
  • February 17-21: February Break & Circus Camp
  • March 31: Conference Day 
  • April 14-18: April Break & Circus Camp
  • May 23, 27, 28: TBA/Unused Snow Days 
  • June 19: Juneteenth Day

    Based on the Albany School District Calendar.  The Albany JCC is closed on major Jewish holidays.
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