Junior Jackets Program

The Detroit Country Day School motto, Mens Sana In Corpore Sano (A Sound Mind in a Sound Body) is the hallmark of both our physical education program and the Junior Jacket Sports Program. With the two programs working together, students are able to explore a wide range of activities that encourage the development of gross motor coordination, visual motor coordination, muscle strength, endurance and social skills, along with teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility, and enthusiasm for athletics. Each program fosters these qualities in the belief that early familiarity and understanding of these traits contribute to growth and success as elementary students mature into adolescence.

While the Junior Jacket Sports Program is intended to provide Detroit Country Day School elementary students an opportunity to enhance their athletic experiences, this program is also available to children who do not attend Detroit Country Day School.  Each year, more than 2,000 children, ages 4 to 12, from Detroit Country Day School and its surrounding community participate in the Junior Jacket Sports Program.

The Junior Jacket Sports Program offers the following camps: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, martial arts, soccer, S.P.A.R.Q., volleyball, and yoga.  In addition to camps, we host basketball and flag football league(s) on the weekend.

TO VIEW AND REGISTER JUNIOR JACKET PROGRAMS FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW
*please note some programs may be not open to the public.

REGISTRATION FOR CURRENT DCDS PARENTS:Please go to the MY BACKPACK homepage via the Parent Portal and select the program registration link under My Forms/Documents heading. Then select the DCDS Programs and Camps Registration Form link. This form will only need to be filled out once a year and then any programs may be added throughout the year with the Add or Modify Courses/Programs button.  Once the registration is filled out you will select to add the Junior Jackets program of your choice.  Payments may be made by credit card or e-check.

 

REGISTRATION FOR NON-DCDS PARENTSPlease go to www.dcds.edu/programs and click on the Camps & Programs Registration button on the right.  You will need to then use the blue button to create a new account. Once a new account is created use the program registration link under My Forms/Documents heading. Then select the DCDS Programs and Camps Registration Form link. This form will only need to be filled out once a year and then any programs may be added throughout the year with the Add or Modify Courses/Programs button.  Once the registration is filled out you will select to add the Junior Jackets of your choice.

 

Any questions regarding Junior Jacket Sports Program please call Steve Lepkowski, Director of Athletics - Elementary, at (248) 430 - 3665 or email slepkowski@dcds.edu.

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Athletic Development Program

A program to help enhance their athletic experiences for DCDS students and children in the surrounding community who do not attend DCDS.

For children ages 4 to 12