Summer Transportation to Camp


JCA Shalom offers our campers several ways to get to camp at the beginning of each session! We want to make it as simple as possible for our camp families to drop off their children at our pick-up locations. Whether you live in the Valley, the City, in Long Beach, Orange County, San Diego, or in another state, we provide excellent transportation to camp. Our camp families are always welcome to drop their camper off at camp. At the end of the session, all campers are picked up AT CAMP at 11 a.m. except for those campers traveling to Long Beach, San Diego or the airport.

Drive To Camp

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Drop-Off Locations:

Temple Aliyah
6025 Valley Circle Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 346-3545
Location: Between Platt and Victory

Barbara & Ray Alpert JCC – Long Beach
3801 East Willow St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 426-7601
Directions: 405 – Exit Lakewood South; Right on Willow

Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot
3652 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 857-2226
Directions: 405 – Between Culver and Harvard

Lawrence Family JCC – La Jolla
4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 457-3030
Location: Between Genesee and Regents

NOTE: There will be a one-time $50 fee per camper for using Camp JCA Shalom’s bus transportation to/from camp. There is no fee for airport pickup/dropoff.


Also, during the summer, we provide transportation to and from the Los Angeles and Burbank airports. We research the best flights for your camper to take that are in line with our summer camp schedule and affordable to you. This way it is easy for you to book the ticket. We will have someone from our summer staff meet your camper at the gate. Once our campers arrive, they will call home to let you know that they made it safely to the airport. Once they arrive to camp, they will call again so you know they are at camp.

Health and Safety

Health and safety are primary concerns at Camp JCA Shalom. A registered nurse is in residence at camp and a physician is on call at all times. All aquatic activities are conducted under the auspices of staff certified by the American Red Cross.


Camp JCA Shalom provides three nutritionally approved meals per day.  Camp JCA Shalom is a nut-aware camp.  Our Dining Hall is nut-free and food served to participants contains no nuts.   We have gluten-free and dairy-free options.   Vegetarian, vegan and other special dietary meals are also available.   Special dietary needs or restrictions can be accommodated and should be communicated to the Director prior to camp. Campers are served a snack in the mid-afternoon. Additionally, fresh fruit is available throughout the day. 

Camperships, payment plans and Jewish free loans

Through the generosity of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and individual donors, we have a financial assistance program, as well as interest-free payment plans. Thanks to the Morris Doberne Camper Experience Loan Fund, the Jewish Free Loan Association of the Jewish Federation arranges interest-free loans for families with children ages eight and older. Please contact us for more information on all these payment programs.


Payment in full is due April 1,  unless you have arranged a Payment plan. In fairness to the many families on the Waiting List, you must pay on time or your space will go to the next child on the Waiting List.

Camp JCA Shalom Summer Scholarship Fund

Camp Families will also be asked to make a voluntary contribution to the Scholarship Fund. This fund enables children needing financial assistance to afford this extraordinary Jewish camping experience. This opportunity appears on the enrollment form and will appear on your bill.

Marla Bennett Garden Fund

On July 31, 2002, Camp JCA Shalom lost a member of its family. Marla Bennett was one of the American victims in the bombing of the Hebrew University cafeteria. Marla grew up at Camp JCA Shalom as a camper, CIT, counselor, unit head, and during Summer 2001 she was the program director. During her time here at Camp JCA Shalom, she touched the lives of thousands of campers and staff. In Marla’s memory, we have established the Marla Bennett Garden Fund. On the Summer application form, there is an opportunity to honor Marla’s memory with your contribution.