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.)
Katya Tebeleva, Development Associate of the Shalom Institute is in charge of alumni relations. Please feel free to email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
—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.
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!
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!