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JCamps 2023 is the place to be!

Guided by Jewish values, JCamps puts safety first and does so while creating a welcoming environment where campers can be silly, laugh, and discover new interests. Our amazing staff prioritizes the social and emotional needs of each camper and makes sure that every day is a confidence building adventure!

JCamps 2023 On Sale to Active Members

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ON SALE TO FUTURE JCC MEMBERS & COMMUNITY: January 23, 2023

(Rising 1st – 3rd Graders | JCC College Avenue)

A summer at Camp Chaverim offers campers the opportunity to learn through play and new experiences, develop life-long friendships, and build independence and self-confidence in a safe and welcoming environment. Each day allows campers to be active, creative, and have fun!  

Check out all Camp Chaverim has to offer: Swimming, Splash Pad, Specialist-led activities, Maccabi Games, Nature, Singing, Gaga, and Shabbat/Judaics. 

(Rising 4th – 8th Graders | Located on Hoover Reservoir)

Take your summer to new heights with a day camp experience like no other. At Camp Hoover, our campers have the opportunity to have a new adventure each day on our 40 acres of campgrounds with a high ropes course, lakefront, pool, and archery range. Campers will discover the great outdoors, make friends, and build valuable leadership skills in a way that no other camp in the Columbus area can rival. 

Camp Hoover includes: Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, Zipline, Canoeing/Kayaking, Gaga, Sports, Swimming, Archery, Nature Trails, Arts & Crafts, and Shabbat/Judaics. 

(Rising 1st – 8th Graders | Available at Camp Chaverim & Camp Hoover)

Inclusion is central to the philosophy of JCamps. Our Arye Inclusion program provides support for children with disabilities at both Camp Chaverim and Camp Hoover. While embracing each camper’s individuality, we create an environment for them to thrive alongside their peers. JCamps provides a staff-to-camper ratio of 1:3 in our inclusion program. 

If you think the Arye Inclusion Program could be a good fit for your camper, please contact Hanna Fotsch at hfotsch@columbusjcc.org  

 

THEATER CAMP (1st – 8th Grade)

DATES: June 12 – June 30 

PRICE: $1,100 (member)/ $1,280 (community) 

Theater Artist and Educator, Giselle Siegel, directs and engages campers in the process of putting on a musical from start to finish. They will audition, rehearse, learn choreography, build the set, create costumes, and perform in a production of Disney’s Frozen KIDS  

More Speciality Camps Coming Soon

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

Do you have a rising freshman who is interested in becoming part of the JCamps team of counselors? CITs will participate in portions of staff training the week of June 7th and will then work side-by-side with our team of counselors and directors to learn the ropes of being a part of the JCamps team. Leadership, communication, and teamwork are skills that our JCamps counselors need to be successful and are skills that will be taught through hands-on experience during the CIT program.

CAMP CHAVERIM DATES & RATES

Kickoff Week | June 5-9
$340 (Members) /$390 (Community)
Week 1 | June 12 -16
$340 (Members) /$390 (Community)
Week 2 | June 19-23
$340 (Members) /$390 (Community)
Week 3 | June 26-30
$340 (Members) /$390 (Community)
Week 4 | July 3-7
(Closed July 4)
$275 (Members) /$310 (Community)
Week 5 | July 10-14
$340 (Members) /$390 (Community)
Week 6 | July 17-21
$340 (Members) /$390 (Community)
Week 7 | July 24-28
$340 (Members) /$390 (Community)
Week 8 | July 31 – Aug 4
$340 (Members) /$390 (Community)
Post Week | Aug 7-11
$340 (Members) /$390 (Community)

CAMP HOOVER DATES & RATES

Week 1 | June 12 -16
$380 (Members) /$430 (Community)
Week 2 | June 19-23
$380 (Members) /$430 (Community)
Week 3 | June 26-30
$380 (Members) /$430 (Community)
Week 4 | July 3-7
(Closed July 4)
$310 (Members) /$360 (Community)
Week 5 | July 10-14
$380 (Members) /$430 (Community)
Week 6 | July 17-21
$380 (Members) /$430 (Community)
Week 7 | July 24-28
$380 (Members) /$430 (Community)
Week 8 | July 31 – Aug 4
$380 (Members) /$430 (Community)

Meet Our Unparalleled JCamps Team

Meet Raeann

Raeann Cronebach has been at the JCC since 2015. She began working in the ECLC as she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Capital University. She brings to camp her many years of experience in creating engaging programming made just for kids at both camp and in the early childhood classroom. She has fond memories of attending day camps as a child and has enjoyed creating a safe and welcoming environment at JCamps for campers to make memories of their own. Staying connected with returning camp families and welcoming new families are Raeann’s favorite parts of camp. She is looking forward to leading the JCamps team for Summer 2023 as we Make a Splash!

Meet Emily

Emily Goldman joined the Columbus JCC Community after moving to the area in February 2021. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she has been a part of the broader JCC community since she was an infant. With a combined 17 years (camper and a counselor) of camp experience with her temple in St. Louis and JCamps, she has a well-rounded perspective of day camps. She looks forward to providing campers with an experience of Jewish Values and community, something her counselors did for her. She also serves as the Children's Activities Coordinator, which enabled her to create connections with some campers and their families. Emily brings Ruach and an understanding of what it means to be an individual to camp. Her favorite parts of camp are the songs, the creation of life-long memories, and lanyard-making with the campers.

Meet Hanna

Hanna Fotsch joined the JCC in 2022 as the Jewish Community Disabilities Inclusion Director. Part of her role is to oversee the Arye Inclusion Program for JCamps. Hanna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy from The University of Toledo and a research-based Master’s Degree in Recreation Therapy from Clemson University where she studied the impact of camp on individuals with Down syndrome. Hanna has been part of the broader JCC community her entire life and was a JCC camper herself for many years. She is passionate about making sure children of all abilities have the chance to experience how meaningful the camp experience is. You can find Hanna at both Camp Chaverim and Hoover supporting campers and facilitating fun, engaging activities!

Meet Kori

Kori Keck joined the JCC of Greater Columbus family in 2017 in the Fitness Department. She jumped aboard to the Youth and Camp Department in 2019. With a degree in Recreation Management from Bowling Green State University, her focus is on safety, fun, and learning. With years of both day camp and residential outdoor education, Kori creates opportunities for youth to connect with each other to build community face to face. Kori also encourages youth to nurture their souls by slowing down to appreciate their surroundings. At Camp Hoover, she can be found moving around camp leading team–building activities, teaching social responsibility, and singing camp songs.

JCamps Counselors

OUR JCAMP COUNSELORS ROUND OUT OUR AMAZING STAFF TO CREATE SUMMER FUN FOR YOUR CHILD. 

Why JCamps Counselors are the best: 

  • 25+ hours of training in child development, safety practices and mental health awareness 
  • Keep ratios of 1:10 or less 
  • First Aid, CPR & AED Certified 
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 
  • FBI/BCI Background checked 
  • The most energetic, kind, and caring staff around 

    ALL LIFEGUARDS ARE TRAINED AND CERTIFIED IN FIRST AID, CPR, AND WATER RESCUE. ADDITIONALLY, THEY PRACTICE EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN MONTHLY IN-SERVICES. 

    JCAMPS IS ROOTED IN JEWISH VALUES

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    Become a JCC Member!

    • Discounted rates for JCamps
    • First access to purchase weeks of JCamps
    • Use of all the JCC’s facilities, including indoor/outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, racquetball courts and participation in many programs and sports leagues for all ages
    • Access to outstanding year round programming
    • For more information about JCC Membership, call (614) 559-6229 or email Evi Goldberg, Membership Director, at egoldberg@columbusjcc.org

    ECLC Summer OFFERINGS

    Open only to children enrolled in our ECLC program – Based on Availability

    If you are interested in this offering, please contact Ericka Amabile, eamabile@columbusjcc.org (614) 559-6294