About Us

For almost 70 years, Camp JCA Shalom has been the “Camp for All Seasons,” providing thousands of campers and counselors with the adventures, friendships, and memories that last a lifetime.



Prior to the Woolsey Fire in November 2018 that devastated  the Shalom Institute’s gorgeous Malibu campus, which is 0nly 5 miles from the Pacific ocean and 45 minutes from Los Angeles, Camp JCA Shalom offered expansive facilities that included an Olympic-size swimming pool, three outdoor amphitheaters, conference center, retreat house, archery and sports fields, ropes course, climbing wall, two waterfalls, nature center, the Marla Bennett Israel Discovery Center and Garden, Shemesh Organic Farm, horse center, miles of hiking trails, and so much more.

We are in the process of recovery and rebuild and hope to be in Malibu as soon as we can. We are very excited to be running day programs and overnights at our Malibu campus this summer. From”Ashes to Blossoms”.  

For Summer 2020, we are excited to return to our home away from home, the beautiful 270 acre campus of the Gold Creek Center in the Angeles National Forest, just minutes from Los Angeles.

Camp JCA Shalom’s vision of Tikun Olam (creating a better World) is fulfilled through a positive Jewish living experience. In our warm and supportive community environment, campers are able to live, learn, and play in a group setting that encourages personal growth and self-discovery.

Campers participate in a variety of dynamic programs and activities that develop a wealth of new skills and interests. From our youngest campers, to our counselors-in-training, Camp JCA Shalom promises a fun-filled adventure that will have you coming back year after year. We invite you to come and enjoy the beauty of nature, the feeling of community, the comfort of friends, the joy of learning, and the experience of a lifetime!

Shalom Institute & Camp JCA Shalom promote and maintain a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of all programs and services.

Camp JCA Shalom is a program of Shalom Institute, an independent non-profit organization, to support us please click here.

To find out more about the Shalom Institute, click here.

Camp JCA Shalom is part of the JCC Camping Movement.  JCC Camps are pluralistic Jewish communities fostering personal growth and friendship.  To find out more about JCC Camps, click here.