Thanks to everyone for a fantastic Summer 2021! See you all next summer for JCamps Summer 2022!

Camp Offerings


Camp Chaverim –  Entering 1st – 3rd Grade (JCC College Avenue)
Camp Hoover –  Entering 4th – 7th Grade (Camp Hoover)
Arye Inclusion – (JCC College Avenue and Camp Hoover)
Drama Specialty Camp – Entering 1st – 3rd & 4th – 7th Grade (JCC College Avenue)


Camp Ora – Rising Pre-K
Camp Kef – Kindergarten


Camp Descriptions

Camp Chaverim

(Entering 1st – 3rd grade | JCC College Avenue) A great camp for kids that want to experience a little bit of everything! Chaverim includes crafts, sports, nature, songs, swimming, and life-long friendships. Trained camp staff promote kindness, respect, and Jewish values.

Camp Hoover

(Entering 4th – 7th grade | Located on Hoover Reservoir) Located on our 30-acre campsite, it boasts beautiful woods and waterfronts with canoes and kayaks, a high ropes course with a zip line, swimming pool, a pavilion, basketball court, athletic fields, archery range, an art area, nature trails, and outdoor sanctuary. Camp Hoover offers traditional camp activities, specialized programming, and hands-on experiences with an emphasis on community.

Arye Inclusion

(Entering 1st – 7th grade| JCC College Avenue and Camp Hoover) Inclusion is central to the philosophy of JCamps. Our Arye Inclusion program integrates children with special needs, including physical, cognitive, emotional, developmental, and learning disabilities. We embrace each camper’s individuality. Contact to discuss your child’s needs and learn more.

Drama Specialty Camp

(JCC College Avenue) Enjoy a unique experience with Theater Artist & Educator, Giselle Siegel. Campers will collaborate to create original plays outside on the JCC College Avenue grounds, while strengthening their improv, musical theater, and acting muscles!

Camp ora

(Entering Pre-k | JCC College Ave) An exciting, adventure-filled summer camp experience on the JCC’s main campground. An array of daily activities filled with lots of singing and ruach (spirit), specialties nature, music, Israeli culture, sports, science, arts and crafts, Judaics, a daily Kosher snack (parve or dairy) and water play.

Camp Kef

(Entering Kindergarten | JCC College Ave) KEF lives up to its Hebrew meaning of ‘fun’. Campers learn independence through an array of amazing daily activities including nature, music, Israeli culture, sports and swimming.


Columbus JCC Summer Camps Experience That Lasts A Lifetime

Every Camper will have an unrivaled and remarkable summer at JCamps.

Jewish Core Values

JCamps operate under a set of Jewish Core Values to help us achieve our Vision and Mission. These values strengthen the foundation of our day camps, establish a stronger Jewish learning environment, and provide set guidelines for our staff on how to plan more effectively. Furthermore, we believe campers and staff gain a stronger sense of ownership of their own Jewish exploration that can be carried over to everyday life inside and outside of camp.

This starts with the camper discovering a sense of self, and in turn a sense of belonging to the JCC & Community. Belonging to something bigger than one’s self helps to form a safe space for children to grow.

We make our campers, staff, and families feel at home the minute they arrive by encouraging connections. Our welcoming environment allows everyone to feel safe, included and comfortable, heightening our campers’ experiences.

We create balance in each individual’s life by nurturing each person, including spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical needs.

Our camps are the perfect place to promote a sense of shared community and belonging while connecting our campers, staff & families to Judaism and Israel.

We provide the opportunity for campers to be nurtured in an environment of kindness and respect. Campers, staff and families learn the importance of kindness through peer modeling, positive reinforcement, and creative programming.