Programs and Activities

The Best Place To Be A Kid!

Each day at JCA surprises, excites and amazes. Our incredible programs encourage campers to try everything; sports, cultural arts, aquatics and nature activities. Campers come together for Shabbat celebrations, cookouts, themed events, annual talent show, as well as our own Maccabiah Games.

Every child feels a part of a very special family. Learning to share, making decisions, and experiencing independence are all part of a magical Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp summer.

We currently offer two different summer camp programs:

Day Camp for campers entering 1st – 5th grade
L.I.T. (Leaders In Training) for campers entering 6th – 8th grade

DAY CAMP: 1st – 5th Grade

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Day Camp is filled with a variety of fun-filled activities with Jewish Values weaved throughout. The campers get a taste of everything from swimming to arts and crafts to crazy science to cooking and so much more. Day Campers get to swim on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and then get to celebrate Shabbat together on Fridays.


A Typical Day at Camp

Time Activity
8:00am Camper Arrival & Freeplay on the yard
9:15am Mercaz (Morning Meeting & Singing)
9:30am Group Time & Snack
10:00am Adom & Katom Swim Time
Tzahov, Yarok & Kachol – Chugs (Choice Activity)
10:50am Tzahov Swim
All Other Groups at Rotation 1
11:45am Lunch & change for swimming
12:30pm Kachol Swim
All Other Groups at Rotation 2
1:30pm Yarok Swim
All Other Groups at Rotation 3
*2:30pm Clean-Up, Pack-Up & Popsicles
3:00pm Shalom
3:30pm – 5:00pm After Care



Leaders-in-Training (LIT) is geared toward those who want to become a camp counselor and are interested in becoming better leaders. Training includes topics such as camp leadership, group games, supervision, planning “all camp” programs and a variety of great team-building activities. They will work closely with counselors within a supervised program. Participants will get to enjoy traditional day camp activities as a teen group, build their resumes with real life experiences and make a difference in their communities, while making camp a better place for themselves and other campers.

LIT sessions are 5 days – but campers in this age group will benefit from multiple weeks.


Here are examples of the weekly schedules and some of the fun daily camp activities we would have in-person at camp!