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  Find your Camp Plaque!  

Welcome back to all Camp JCA Barton Flats and Malibu Alumni!

If you have been to Camp JCA anytime in the past 20 years, you know that your name is written on one of the camp plaques.  Our camp plaques beautifully (and sometimes, not so beautifully) capture the stories, inside jokes and the adventures of each summer. Created by campers and staff, the plaques are our heritage and a way for each one of us to reconnect to our incredible camp experience year after year.We’ve kept the JCA tradition of creating unit plaques, find yours here!

We also invite you to share you camp story with us, so that our collective camp history could live beyond the wood.
To access our Plaque Gallery, tell us your story and to receive information on upcoming Alumni Events, please fill out the below form (even if you have filled it out before.)

Don’t have a plaque, still want to stay in touch? Fill out the form below to receive information on all Alumni Events and camp happenings.

Upon completion of the form, you will receive the login information to view the plaque archive, and an email will also be sent to so that you can easily log back into the Plaque archive at any time.


Stay tuned for our all-new Camp JCA Shalom Alumni Portal!
Check us out on Facebook by clicking here.

Katya Tebeleva, Development Associate of the Shalom Institute is in charge of alumni relations. Please feel free to email her directly at katya@shalominstitute.com.

To access our Plaque Gallery please fill in the information below. After completing the form you will receive your login, and we will also send you an email with your information.
E-Mail Address *
First Name *
Last Name *
Last Name While @ Camp
Nick Name @ Camp
Address Line 2
What year(s) were you a camper at JCA?
What year(s) were you a Staff member at JCA?
Tell us your camp story or best camp memory
Please share my name & camp story in web and print materials.
Please share my camp story, but keep my name anonymous.


Tell us your camp story!


  • I loved star gazing, how amazingly quiet the nights were, seeing wild animals run across the fields in the morning and the warm feeling I would get from all of the friendly faces around camp. It is an absolutely magical place that I am so fortunate to be a part of.

    —Julie Elbogen, 1999

  • My best memory was my first year as Barry- Pool & Lake at Barton Flats. I made the best friends that summer! Loved teaching kids how to canoe!

    —Barry Sterling, 1980-1982

  • Midnight hikes in the moonlight.

    —JJ Turner-Mcmullen, 1989-1991

  • Winning the Maccabia Games every single session I was a camper and/or counselor. Undefeated! :)

    —Leo Varshavsky

  • Hiking Greyback. Slushy Meadows. Underwear on the flagpole. VW in the chow hall. Kathy nature. Singing camp songs in the back of a steakbed truck. Capture the flag.

    —Marc Abramson, 1967-1969

  • Loved the wealth of activities to do; never a dull moment. Shabbats were always special, singing songs arm in arm, gathering ‘round the campfire.

    —Leah Morrison, 1982-1990

  • I was in TASC, working with Ron Hirson, Sol Lipman and Earl Prince to erect the Shalom sign. Yup, that was me.

    —David Speiser, 1995-2004

  • Spending Shabbats at camp, singing American Pie and just feeling happy every moment I was there.

    —Romi Cohen, 1991-1993

  • The overall feeling of being part of an amazing, loving Jewish community. It has stuck with me all these years and today I am packing up both daughters for their first overnight camp experience at JCA. I couldn’t be happier.

    —Felice Azorsky, 1980 - 1981

  • I am so thankful for the amazing music program that JCA offered. I learned amazing music at a young age and carry that with me till this day. I loved everything, and still some of my best memories were at JCA: Talent Show, Zip Line, Banana Point, Mud Gaga!

    —Jessica Bateman-Nadler

  • During Maccabia I was a counselor for the yellow team. We weren’t fabulous athletically, but we rocked the final song competition. Ours was to “Back in the High Life Again”: Back in the camp life again / now that Maccabia’s over we all can be friends! It was such a high to perform it and then to win.

    —Lisa Cohen, early 90s

  • Met my husband at camp in 1993 and got married at camp in 2009!

    —Alexandra Spitz, 1993


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Alumni Day


You're Invited to Friday Night Shabbat at Camp JCA Shalom!!

RSVP For Alumni Day 2013!

Click here to download the postcard

Click here to RSVP via email!

Find your Camp Plaque!

Friday, June 28th
& Friday, July 12th Tours @4:30PM. Services @5:15PM
(Reservation Required)


Registration will open on May 1st.

Contact Katya at kayta@shalominstitute.com with any questions.



Photos from past Alumni Days!



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Welcome back to JCA Shalom!