*No half-day programs available
ITC’s Tween Academy Camps are an experiential way for middle schoolers (rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) to explore areas of interest in a state-of-the-art school with best-in-class amenities and facilities. Each Tween Academy consists of an adult expert, a small group of campers (15 maximum), and two Jewish role model counselors.
No two weeks are the same and each program features a different curriculum every week. You can sign up for multiple academies and your campers will be happy to learn something new each day!
Tween Academy at In the City Camps is designed to meet the developmental and emotional needs of our oldest campers. Research shows that the middle school years are vital for developing independence, grit, and curiosity. This is also the time when children develop problem-solving skills, decision-making, and a sense of identity and worldview. Tweens at ITC get the most freedom to tailor their activities to their current interests.
Our mission at In the City Camps is to ensure the Jewish future is bright. By providing our tweens with the right tools, programming, and encouragement, ITC ignites them to take on the work of repairing the world through social action. Field trips help tweens experience more of Atlanta beyond just our camp environment. ITC’s Tween Academy also has an emphasis on Tikkun Olam with weekly service trips in partnership with Repair the World. In past years, attendees at ITC’s Tween Academy learned about food deserts with Unearthing Farms, cleaned and beautified Morgan Falls Park, and assembled food kits for neighbors in need with Second Helpings Atlanta.
From Rabbi Ed Horowitz, Head of School at The Weber School:
“The ITC Tween Academies provide a unique educational opportunity for students, at a sensitive point in their personal development, to explore interests and passions (including Technology and Design, Athletics, and Performing Arts) in a dynamic and joyous Jewish educational environment. Guided by teachers and counselors who at once serve as content specialists and strong, positive, Jewish role models, campers in the Tween Academies cultivate new skills and expand their interests in a way that is fully integrated with Jewish learning, values and community. Working in partnership with the faculty of the emerging Academies at The Weber School (e.g. The Daniel Zalik Academy, Sports Science Academy, Music and Performing Arts), ITC provides a one of a kind day camp experience for 6-8th graders in Atlanta while building a pipeline for future Weber students.”
Budding artists will learn about different styles of art and artists, focusing on Jewish artists like Marc Chagall. They will create their own interpretations of classic pieces and, at the end of the session, tweens will have a professional-style portfolio to bring home.
Tweens who love to sing and dance will love the opportunity to practice and perform on The Weber School’s big stage! Campers will learn and act out classic songs and scenes from Broadway shows, including ones in Hebrew!
The head of the Daniel Zalik Academy leads this track by teaching about Judaism and Israel. Participants then create related innovative designs with laser cutting machines, 3D printers, and other high-tech equipment. In past years,tweens dropped their inventions off of the Weber building roof during the week on gravity and made inventions that spin and discussed the velocity of a dreidel during a week on Jewish holidays. Each Friday, tweens share their inventions to the camp community at Shabbat Oneg, improving their presentation skills. Often, inventions do not work as expected, so the cohort focuses on embracing failure and learning how to be a supportive friend, all of which are incorporated into the community brit that they create at the start of each week.
Specialists lead workshops on skill-building in specific sports and being a good team player while using Weber’s phenomenal sports facility. Campers also run a Maccabiah sports program for younger campers, teaching the tweens how to plan an intentional Jewish program.
Do you have a Tween that loves to give of themselves or wants to learn more about the power of volunteering? In partnership with Repair the World, Tween Volunteer Academy takes daily trips to volunteer opportunities in Atlanta! Community service is a great way for middle school students to build their resumes, discover new interests, make new friends, and practice new skills.
LostTribe’s Leadership Through Minecraft program introduces youth to leadership-based concepts such as initiative, teamwork, responsibility and mutual respect. Participants experience fun, interactive, hands-on activities in Minecraft, while connecting and forming deeper relationships with peers. Campers are encouraged to dissect their experiences and not only reflect on how they themselves can be better leaders, but also on how they can be active leaders within their Jewish communities. For one week, program participants will explore Minecraft recreations and interpretations of some of Israel’s most famous sites, including the Kotel, the Dead Sea, Masada, and more, all within Lost Tribe’s private Minecraft space. Campers will also experience creative building projects, including Sukkahs for Sukkot and Hanukkiah’s for Hanukkah.
At Camp Mogul, ITC’s summer entrepreneurship academy, campers will gain experience in marketing, prototyping, budgeting, generating business ideas, and pitching their ideas to a group of real investors. This academy also focuses on teaching campers how Jewish history, tradition, and wisdom can influence a successful startup while developing a basic understanding of business terms, processes, and comportment.
ITC’s woodworking academy allows campers to have fun while learning the practical and timeless craft of woodworking. Your child will use traditional hand tools to create a range of projects, from toolboxes to small pieces of furniture that can be put to use. This weekly camp is where every child learns to use their hands in a constructive and fun way.
ONE EPIC LOCATION, TRANSPORTATION - MULTIPLE BUS STOPS, AND EIGHT WEEKS OF SUMMER MAGIC!
In the City Camps
@ Atlanta Jewish Academy
5200 Northland Drive
Atlanta, GA 30342
January 8 - February 8
February 9 - March 31
April 1 through summer
June 12 - June 16
June 19 - June 23
June 26 - June 30
July 5, 6 and 7
(no camp on Mon and Tues
for July 4th, $264.00)
July 10 - July 14
July 17 - July 21
July 24 - July 28
July 31 - August 4
*No half-day or Pre-K registration available this summer. * Tuition Includes: 1 camper t-shirt and 1 canteen snack daily
A one-time $100.00 discount will apply to your family balance if the household registers for a total of eight weeks of camp.
Scholarships are available to help make camp more affordable for everyone! The scholarship application opens January 8, 2023. Scholarships are given on a first come first serve basis. You must apply for camp to be able to apply for scholarship.
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