Camp JCC Programs



Camp JCC Transportation Options

Campers are picked up at convenient locations around Montgomery County. Bus counselors ride buses to help ensure the safety of all children. If your camper will ride the bus to and from camp, please reserve a space when you apply for camp.

For an additional fee.

This summer we are piloting an Express Bus option that will transport campers to the “Park and Ride” located on the corner of Montrose Parkway and Hoya Street (around the corner from the JCC). Campers will arrive at the Park and Ride at 4:05 pm. This will allow parents to “skip the line” in our traditional carpool lane. This service is complimentary.

Camp JCC offers a convenient carpool drop-off and pick-up lane.

Parents can also park and escort their campers into their base rooms before camp and pick them up in the parent pick-up room after camp.

AM Extended Day | 7:30-9:00 a.m.
PM Extended Day | 4-6 p.m.

For an additional fee.


Pre-K to Entering Grade 2

These programs offer a variety of activities including daily instructional and recreational swim, sports, music, arts & crafts, Israel, teva (nature), drama, ropes course and dance, as well as field trips throughout the summer.

  • Adom 4s | Age 4 by 9/1/16 (do not participate in field trips)
  • Adom 5s | Age 5 by 9/1/16 and entering Kindergarten
Lavan: Entering Grade 1
  • Lavan bridges the gap between early childhood and school age.
Kachol: Entering Grade 2
  • Kachol provides a comfortable first experience in a “bigger kids” camp. Campers are encouraged to explore new areas and gain more independence.
  • Weekly field trip adventures.


Entering Grades 3 & 4

Yarok campers choose their own electives and customize their own schedules. They participate in instructional and recreational swim and can choose from electives like digital photography, cake decorating, guitar, outdoor sports, drama, football, ceramics and running. Campers also participate in field trips and late stays.


Entering Grades 5 & 6

Zahav’s daily trips offer a busload of excitement, adventure and fun. Daily adventures include theme parks, water parks, hiking, biking, canoeing, ziplining, tubing – the possibilities are endless. Each session includes an overnight and Friday recreational swims back at Camp JCC.


Entering Grades 1-7

Draw, paint, sculpt, design–be creative, express yourself and have oodles of fun in our enhanced art specialty camp program. Guided by working artists, campers enjoy the creative process and display their art at the end of each session. Daily optional instructional swim and daily recreational swim in our outdoor pool.


Entering Grades 2-7

Learn the craft and magic of acting and dancing from a faculty of experienced specialists. Activities may include yoga, improv, hip-hop, play writing, and set design. Campers perform live on stage twice during the summer. Daily optional instructional swim and daily recreational swim in our outdoor pool. Program offered sessions 1 & 2 (4 weeks) or session 3 (3 weeks).


Entering Grades 1-3 Juniors | Entering Grades 4-7 Seniors

Maccabiah campers choose their own sports and customize their own schedules. Sports are led by enthusiastic and experienced staff. Weekly intensives develop skills in a chosen sport while daily sport activities allow for recreational play. Sports may include baseball/t-ball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, tennis, golf, volleyball, lacrosse, instructional and recreational swim and so many more!


Entering Grades 7-9

Mitzvah Corps offers a program based on service learning and advocacy. Campers earn 15 SSL hours each week with the perfect combination of volunteering, hands-on activities, adventure and fun including local and overnight travel.

  • June 27 – July 8 (no camp July 4) includes overnight travel to Pittsburgh. Kosher style meals provided.
  • July 11 – July 22 includes overnight travel to North Carolina and points south. Kosher style meals provided.

Sample Schedule from Summer 2015


Entering Grade 10

So, you want to be a counselor? Start by developing leadership skills and learning what you need to know to work at Camp JCC. Earn 30 SSL hours per week. Please contact to schedule a required interview before submitting a camper application.


Senior Stars, Ages 12-21

The Kochavim program is a transitional program for teens and young adults with a wide range of disabilities. Socialization, recreation and independent living skills are enhanced in a fun environment. An interview is required for new participants. Please note: AM/PM extended day is not available for Kochavim. Contact for more information and to schedule an interview.


Entering Pre-K to Grade 6

Summer Kids Club is designed to pack your child’s days with an assortment of creative activities, including a daily recreational swim in our outdoor pool and a field trip. Children play sports, enjoy arts & crafts and engage in hands-on activities in an exciting, fun and supervised setting with quality staff. AM/PM Extended Day is available for an additional cost. Camp JCC medical forms can be used for these weeks.  Please note that there will not be a registered nurse on-site. For more information, contact

Summer Kids Club
  Aleph Week June 20-24, 2016
  Bet Week August 15-19, 2016
  Gimmel Week August 22-26, 2016