Summer 2017

Full summer: Monday, June 26- Friday, August 11
Session 1: Monday June 26-Wednesday, July 19
Session 2: Thursday, July 20-Friday, August 11


The joy of creative expression is what Summer Arts Center (SAC) is all about. Developed for the creative and independent child, who is interested in the arts, SAC provides a non-competitive, nurturing atmosphere in which children are encouraged to explore their creativity.

Course Offering Form 2017

Course Descriptions 2017


The SAC Day

The Day SACers 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.

SAC Junior (2nd Graders)

SAC Juniors will travel as a group with dedicated counselors.  The SAC Juniors will have 4 classes each day, one of which will be instruction/free swim or gymastics. The will all be exposed to beginner level classes in theatre, dance and fine art, giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in all aspects of the arts.

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. Please call Jayne Santoro at 472-3300 x 320 for an appointment for placement.
  • 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.


Electives and New Summer Extras! 

A Week-long Fashion Experience
7th and 8th graders
Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 • 8:00am – 5:00pm
Take a class at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and visit leading fashion industry companies, all under the supervision of JCCMW trusted staff. Campers will choose a class such as: Digital Photography, Rendering Fabrics, Faces and Figures, Junior Fashion Trends, etc. A Kosher-supervised lunch is provided. Transportation included.
$500 for SAC campers registered for 2 or more weeks
$1500 for non-SAC campers
Email Tobe Sevush to register

For a well-rounded experience we recommend that you select many classes outside of your major field of interest. Elective choices include decoupage, crafts, jewelry, video, creative writing, poetry, fashion design, music (instrumental and voice ensembles), musical theatre, theatre games, improvisation, acting, tap, jazz and much more. Choose your classes from the Course Offerings – see link above. After you return it to the SAC office, your personalized schedule will be arranged.

Below is just a sampling of the classes we offer.


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


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


  • Acting Technique
  • Dialect
  • Fractured Fairy Tales
  • Improvisation/Theatre Games
  • Musical Theater
  • Scene Study


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 214 fixed-seat state-of-the art theatre.

2017 SAC Dates & Fees

(includes kosher lunch)

Full Summer Monday, June 26- Friday, August 11   $5,435
Session I Monday, June 26 – Wednesday, July 19   $3,465
Session II Thursday, July 20 – Friday, August 11   $3,535
SuperSACer Full Summer
(CIT Program with
Director’s Approval Only)

Camp hours are 9am -4pm unless otherwise indicated

No Camp Tuesday, July 4

A $1,000 deposit plus a registration fee of $50/child or $95/family and a security fee of $45/child and $80/family is required for all camps.

The SAC day is 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday – Friday.

About the Director, Tobe Arons Sevush

tobe-for-webThis is Tobe’s 13th 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.