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JCamp is all about creating a vibrant environment, where campers can immerse themselves in a safe community to explore and grow.

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A Place Where You Belong

JCamp is designed to be a safe, fun, and engaging environment for campers to explore and grow. With a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, sports, field trips, and more, your children can enjoy every day of summer at the J.

What Sets JCamp Apart?

Adventure awaits! Discover the difference of an ACA-accredited camp
that truly cares about your child's well-being at JCamp.

Kehillah/קהילה

Swimming Fun

J Los Angeles has a state of the art aquatics center to keep campers cool in the summer heat! Campers enjoy swimming and water activities four days a week.

Rinah/רינה

Mental Health Matters

With a dedicated mental health professional on staff all summer long, JCamp ensures that every camper's needs are met throughout their journey at camp.

Yetzirah/יצירה

Engaging Structure

Campers get the balance of an in-depth specialty experience and opportunities for discovering new areas of interest with daily activity rotations.

Kavod/כבוד

Best in the Business

JCamp is proud to be the only Jewish day camp in Los Angeles accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

Our Values

The values of all of our JCamp encompass the principles of community, joy, creativity, respect, and growth, as we strive to create an inclusive and enriching environment for all.

Joy

RINAH/רינה

We take seriously the mitzvah (commandment) of increasing joy in life. We aim to bring joy to ourselves, our community, and everyone in our lives.

Community

Kehillah | קהילה

Building meaningful relationships creates stronger individuals, lifelong friendships, and an ongoing sense of belonging.

Creativity

Yetzirah | יצירה

We construct a safe space for exploring, challenging ourselves and cultivating our talents.

Respect

KAVOD/כבוד

Designing a space where everyone can be themselves by treating everyone with kindness and compassion.

Growth

GEDILAH/גדילה

Learning through experience builds confidence in our abilities and teaches us that growing up is truly about discovering our highest potential.

Break Camps

When school is out, the J is here for you!

Come and be a part of our fun-filled break camps.

JCamp West

The JCamp experience is expanding to Santa Monica! JCamp West offers a high-quality day camp run by professionals with a commitment to mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.

A Day in the Life of JCamp

View a day in the life at JCamp
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Carline Opens and Drop off begins

Campers participate in outdoor free play to warm up for a great day at JCamp!

9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Morning Circle

Every day at JCamp starts as a community on the Patio. Sing, dance, cheer, tell jokes and finish with the JCamp Pledge.

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Carline Opens and Drop off begins

Campers participate in outdoor free play to warm up for a great day at JCamp!

9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Specialties

Each week campers register for a specialty. All of the specialties are taught by highly qualified instructors and provide campers an opportunity to take a deep dive into their chosen topic. Campers will take a break during their morning specialty for a snack.

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Lunch

The whole community gets together for lunch. It is a great moment for siblings and friends to check in and for the whole camp to be together. Lunch ends everyday with a song session and sometimes some dancing!

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Activity Rotations

Every afternoon campers will have the chance to explore more of what JCamp has to offer. This will include swimming, art, music, drama, sports, game room, Israeli culture and more!

*On Wednesdays campers will participate in special activities that will include either a field trip or in camp entertainment.

3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Closing Circle

Campers gather once again as a whole community to end the day. Closing circle is an opportunity to celebrate the day, camper accomplishments, and say Shalom Chaverim (“goodbye friends”).

* On Fridays, campers gather at 2:30 for an extra special closing circle where everyone celebrates Shabbat to conclude the week, watch a slideshow with pictures from the week and hand out value awards. Value awards are given out based on staff nominations of campers who have exemplified one of the five JCamp values throughout the week.

3:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Aftercare

At the end of the day, campers have the opportunity for structured free play that includes art, dress up, board games, outdoor play, and more as they wait to be picked up.

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JCamp FAQs

What time does JCamp start?

Drop off begins at 8 a.m. daily. We ask that all families are in the drop off line by 8:50 a.m. The day begins at camp with Morning Circle at 9 a.m.

How does pick up work?

Closing Circle ends each day at 3:15 p.m., which is when pick up begins and continues until 5 p.m. To pick up your camper, you will send us a message on the Playground App when you are about 10 minutes away. This will allow us time to get your camper to car line with all of their belongings when you arrive.

What should I pack for my camper?

We recommend that campers use a backpack. Each day campers need sunscreen and lunch. Every day except for Wednesday campers need a swimsuit, flip-flops/pool shoes, and towel. Additionally, we recommend a plastic bag for wet clothes and change of clothes.

Most importantly, please label all of your camper’s items.

What if my camper does not know how to swim?

All campers have the choice to participate in swimming each day. If a camper is learning to swim, they will be safely supervised by trained lifeguards. JCamp has exclusive use of the pool during swimming. The shallow end of the pool is three feet, where most campers can stand comfortably. Additionally, campers can bring flotation devices and will have access to life jackets if needed.  

Campers who choose not to swim will have other activities during swimming.

What is the best way to communicate day-to-day issues with JCamp staff?

The best way to communicate with JCamp staff is through the Playground App. In addition to informing us when you are picking up your camper, you can also share any other information like early pick up, missing items, or asking for an update on your camper. Additionally, you can email your camper’s unit head for more information about your camper's experience.

What does JCamp offer for snacks?

All snacks provided by JCamp are individually packaged, kosher, and peanut free. Morning snacks include pretzels, popcorn, potato chips and on Fridays chocolate chip cookies in honor of Shabbat. Afternoon snacks tend to lean to include more options like popsicles, animal crackers and more. Campers can always eat snacks sent from home.

Is JCamp nut-free?

JCamp is not a nut-free program, however all of the snacks we serve are nut-free. We can accommodate and manage any type of food allergy, no matter the severity, and have STRICT rules about not sharing food in order to keep everyone safe.

Does JCamp require certain vaccinations?

All enrolled children are required to be fully vaccinated, in accordance with LAUSD standard vaccination requirements.

Is financial aid an option?

Financial aid is available for families who qualify.

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