Why Send My Child to the J Camp, an ACA-Accredited Day Camp

American Camp Association Accreditation is awarded after our camp undergoes a review of its operation. The J Camp must adhere to up to 300 standards ranging from staff qualifications to emergency management. The ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at your child’s camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and the ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

ACA helps member camps provide:

• Healthy, developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences
• Discovery through experiential education
• Caring, competent role models
• Service to the community and the environment
• Opportunities for leadership and personal growth

The J is open and accessible to everyone regardless of age, race, religion, national origin or special need. Yachad is our inclusion program that offers children with special needs and learning differences the opportunity to fully enjoy The J Camp experience.

FACILITY

The J has the perfect facility for your child’s summer camp experience rain or shine. Our 17-acres include two softball fields, two soccer fields, a gaga pit, two playgrounds, a fire pit and a covered pavilion with picnic tables. Camp’s indoor space includes two full-sized gymnasiums, auditorium with theatre stage, indoor child-friendly activity spaces, a heated indoor pool and a full dance studio. The outdoor pool complex includes a nine-lane, 25-meter heated lap pool, a family pool with a diving well and the Seng Jewelers Wading Pool for our youngest swimmers.

MORNING CIRCLE

Every morning our campers begin their day with music, singing and dancing. We honor America and Israel with beautiful renditions of ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘Hatikvah’ (‘The Hope’ Israel’s national anthem). We also recite the camp pledge, which describes our plans for the day to be respectful and try new things.

AFTERNOON CIRCLE

Each afternoon our campers will end their day with music, singing and dancing. Our CIT’s will be developing programming for this afternoon tradition.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Our on-site garden provides hands-on experiences include watering, tending and picking fruits and vegetables. The campers will learn how to grow and eat healthy food. The fruits and vegetables are not only enjoyed by our campers but are also donated to the Jewish Family & Career Services’ food pantry.