The Summer Arts Center – or SAC

The Summer Arts Center – or SAC – at the JCC is a unique day camp in Westchester, NY for creative kids entering 2nd grade to 8th grade.  Campers can chose ART electives from drawing and painting (charcoal, pencil, water color, acrylics and tempera paints) ceramics, craft classes and advanced fine arts classes like wheel throwing, jewelry making and pop up cards.  THEATRE electives include Musical Theatre, Acting, Improvisation, Acting Technique, Dialect and Theatre Games.  DANCE electives include ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop.

Summer Arts Center 2020

Full SummerMonday, June 29 – Friday, August 21, 2020
Session IMonday, June 29 – Friday, July 25, 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.

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.

Performance Opportunities

All theatre majors will have the opportunity to perform in a musical revue this summer.
Campers who choose this option will spend most mornings in rehearsal and can choose any SAC classes for the afternoon, including other theatre classes, dance, art, ceramics, swimming, and gymnastics.
Full summer campers may choose to perform in one or both shows!

The Three Majors

  • Art – Our state of the art ceramics and painting studios allow for the creation of beautiful and advanced projects in all areas of fine arts. Requirements for Art majors include drawing and painting with charcoal, pencil, water color, acrylics and tempera paints. Also required are ceramics and craft classes. We will be offering some advanced fine arts classes including wheel throwing, jewelry making and pop up cards.
  • Dance – Our talented faculty teaches campers in professional dance studios each day. All Ballet classes are taught with an accompanist which helps foster a better understanding of dance as well as a love of music. Requirements for Dance majors include Classical Ballet, Tap and Jazz.
  • Theatre – A 214 seat state-of-the-art theatre is home to our many theatre classes. Our talented professional faculty teaches all areas of theatre, and a performance component is available to both full summer and half summer campers. Required classes include Musical Theatre, Acting, Improvisation and Theatre Games. All theatre majors will have the opportunity to perform in a musical revue this summer.


Below is just a sampling of the classes we offer.
Click here to see examples of Course Descriptions


  • Ceramics
  • Collage
  • Creative Writing
  • Decoupage
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Jewelry


  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Yoga
  • Theatre
  • Hip Hop


  • Acting Technique
  • Dialect
  • Improv/Theatre Games
  • Musical Theater
  • Scene Study

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.


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


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.