The Summer Arts Center – or SAC

The Summer Arts Center – or SAC – at JCCMW is a unique day camp in Westchester, NY for creative kids entering 2nd grade to 8th grade.  Campers can chose from over 40 electives from drawing and painting (charcoal, pencil, water color, acrylics and tempera paints), jewelry making and pop up cards, acting, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop.

This year in addition, we are offering 12 fabulous premium classes at a nominal additional cost.  As an added benefit, when you choose a featured premium class you will receive  a coupon for $20 which can be used toward any of our Art programs during the school year including art workshops. 

Summer Arts Center 2020

Full SummerMonday, June 29 – Friday, August 21, 2020
Session IMonday, June 29 – Friday, July 24, 2020
Session IIMonday, July 27 – Friday, August 21, 2020
SuperSACer  (CIT Program with
Director’s Approval Only)
Monday, June 29 – Friday, August 21, 2020  

The SAC day is 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday – Friday. No camp Friday, July 3.  A $1,000 deposit is required to register for all camps.

We are moving to an online system for camp forms, to make things easier for parents! Please complete the online questions about your child’s health and other information which will help us take the best possible care of him/her during camp. We still require you to send in a copy of your pediatrician’s annual exam and vaccination record. We also ask you to complete and return this one page form for non-prescription medications


The SAC Day

The SAC day is 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday – Friday. Summer Arts Center campers begin each day with an energetic and fun-filled morning assembly, followed by 2 morning classes, lunch and 2 afternoon classes. We end each SAC day together, to enjoy snack and spend time to meet up with new and old friends. Instructional and recreational swim are offered everyday.

Examples of Art Courses

  • Collage
  • Creative Writing
  • Decoupage
  • Drawing and Painting
  • “Chopped” for the Artist

Examples of Dance Courses

  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Yoga
  • Hip Hop

Examples of Theatre Courses

  • Acting Technique
  • Dialect
  • Improv/Theatre Games
  • Musical Theater
  • On Cue Performance

Summer Arts Center Staff

All instructors are professionals in their respective fields and many of our professional staff return each summer. They are assisted by older teen counselors, many of whom are SAC alumnae.

Facilities

All classes are held in the JCC’s air-conditioned, professional studios. Dance studios are mirrored and have a specially constructed sprung floor. SAC’s theatre classes are held in the Bendheim Performing Arts Center, a 200 fixed-seat state-of-the art theatre.


About the Director, Tobe Arons Sevush

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This is Tobe’s 16th summer as the SAC Director. She also plays a vital role at the JCC as Director of the JCC Art, Theatre and Music Schools as well as the Coordinator of the Bendheim Performing Arts Center. Prior to joining the JCC, Tobe was the Executive Director of TADA! Youth Theatre where she provided arts programs for the children of New York City and the Associate General Manager of Maria Productions Inc., where she worked on several Broadway and off-Broadway productions.