Entering Grades 1 – 7


This is the camp for you if you love to play sports!

For those campers entering 1st through 7th grade

Registration will open on January 23 for Members and January 30 for Camp Friends


Sports camp is the place for the athlete in your family to experience fun game play, daily competitions and learn fundamental skills. Our core sports are basketball, soccer and flag football. However, we also have a blast playing, kickball, whiffle ball, floor hockey, dodgeball and more.

  • Fundamental Skill Training (Basketball, Soccer & Flag Football)

  • Elective Recreational Games

  • Jersey Days

  • Day of Champions


“Kids who attend Sports Camp at the JCC are all treated like super stars. They are encouraged to try new things and everyone wins as a team. It’s a fun and safe place to try every sport your child has ever wanted to play.”

“I’ve loved Sports Camp for so long!  I love all of the sports and new friends I got to make every year. We always got some sort of special activity in the afternoon.”

“My boys have really enjoyed their summers at Sports Camp. Every year they look forward to the different sports, great friends, and top staff.”


8:45 – 9:00 AM    Arrival

9:00  – 9:30 AM   Huddle/warm-up

9:30  – 10:15 AM  Individual Sports skills session 1

10:15  – 10:25 AM Water break/snack*

10:25  – 11:10 AM  Team Concepts Sports skills session 2

11:10  – 11:15 AM  Water break*

11:15 am  – 12:00 PM  Sports skills session 3

12:00 – 1:00 PM  Lunch/rest

1:00 – 1:30 PM   Sports Trivia

1:30 – 2:45 PM    REC games

2:45 – 3:00 PM    Awards and change for swim

3:00 – 3:40 PM   Swim

3:40 – 4:00 PM    Change and Carpool

James Watkins, Sports Camp Director

James Watkins was the Assistant Sports Camp Director in 2022. He played his high school basketball at both Woodrow Wilson High School and W.T. White High School. James started coaching the game he loves working at Next Level Basketball. Under the guidance of Coach Kessler Shepard Coach Watkins developed his coaching craft. He has coached all ages ranging from preschool students through professional players. James is focused on having his players improve every time they step out on the court stating “I teach youth to fall in love with the process of becoming better! When the intrinsic love of becoming better is established, that’s when results start to come more rapidly!”.


Our step-by-step registration guide makes the process easy!



It can be over 100 degrees in Dallas in the summer do you play outside?2022-03-27T01:19:24-05:00

Yes, we do play many of our sports outside. We try to keep most of our outside games in the morning when temperatures are cooler. We also have frequent mandatory water breaks and inside breaks throughout the day.

What should my child wear and bring to Sports Camp?2022-03-27T01:18:46-05:00

Campers should wear athletic shorts, a t-shirt or tank top and tennis shoes or high tops. Please make sure to apply sunscreen before coming to camp and we will make sure your child re-applies it during the day. A swimsuit, towel, and sandals are recommended even if your child says they will not swim. Also, a change of clothes is a good idea in case they sweat through their first outfit.

What sports will we work on?2022-03-27T01:18:17-05:00

Our three focus sports are basketball, soccer, and flag football. We work on those fundamentals and compete in those sports in the mornings depending on the week. In the afternoon we play a variety of recreational games such as kickball, whiffle ball floor hockey, and dodgeball.

Does my child have to wear a mask while playing sports?2022-03-27T01:17:48-05:00

No, the Sports Camp does not require mask-wearing while we are playing sports.

Does my child have to swim?2022-03-27T01:17:14-05:00

No, swimming is optional. However, the entire camp will be at the pool during free swim. If your child is not a strong swimmer they can stay in the shallow end. All swimmers will be watched closely by lifeguards and counselors. If they choose not to swim they can hang out on the pool deck.

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