Welcome to JCamps 2021

We are excited to welcome our campers to an amazing summer of fun, friendship and community. We are bringing summer fun back.


Registration now open – Please contact Raeann Cronebach, JCAMPS director, to register. rcronebacH@columbusjcc.org or 614.559.6253

JCamps is hiring summer staff now!

Camp Downloads

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

Limited spaces are available for the general public. Please contact the Early Childhood Office at (614) 559-6290 or nhenry@columbusjcc.org.


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 Ariana Solomon, JCamps Inclusion Coordinator asolomon@columbusjcc.org 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!

June 14 – 25 (1st – 3rd grade)
July 12 – 23 (4th – 7th grade)

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.


Schedules & Pricing


Updated as of 4.27.21

Pre-camp Week

June 7 – 11

Pre-Camp Week  |  $300 – AT CAPACITY
1st – 5th Grade Only 

College Avenue

Session 1

June 14 – 25

Camp Chaverim  |  $600​​ – LIMITED SPOTS
Camp Hoover  |  $680 – AT CAPACITY
Drama Specialty Camp  |  $680 (1st – 3rd Grade) – AT CAPACITY

Session 2

June 28 – July 9

Camp Chaverim  |  $540 – LIMITED SPOTS
Camp Hoover  |  $612 – AT CAPACITY

Session 3

July 12 – 23

Camp Chaverim  |  $600 – LIMITED SPOTS
Drama Specialty Camp  |  $680 (4th – 7th Grade) – LIMITED SPOTS

Session 4

July 26 – August 6

Camp Hoover  |  $680 – LIMITED SPOTS

Post-Camp Week

August 9 – 13

Post-Camp Week  |  $300 – AT CAPACITY
1st – 5th Grade Only

College Avenue

Please contact JCamps Director, Raeann Cronebach, for registration and most up-to-date availability >> rcronebach@columbusjcc.org

JCC membership is a requirement for all families participating in any our Summer Camps. Join Today >>

additional Details

  • $50 non-refundable registration fee per camper​
  • Due to space restrictions and safety measures, space is limited for all camps
  • Programming details subject to change
  • 5% Sibling Discount
  • Early bird discount – Until March 1, 2021
    • $50 off 4 weeks or more
    • $100 off 8 weeks or more
    • Chaverim and Hoover Only


This year, we have developed the JCamps Camper Self-Assessment to help you determine if camp in Summer 2021 is the best fit for your camper(s). Please review the assessment and answer honestly for your own knowledge. If an answer is no, your camper will not be automatically disqualified from camp but please contact Raeann at rcronenbach@columbusjcc.org to discuss potential additional support your camper may need to keep your child and everyone safe. TAKE ASSESSMENT HERE >>

Camp INfo Sessions

Chat around the campfire with Camp Director, Raeann Cronebach, and have your questions about JCamps Summer 2021 answered. 6:30pm on  Monday, March 8 | Wednesday, April 7 | Thursday, May 6 | Sunday, May 23.


If you have any questions, please contact Raeann Cronebach, Camp Director, at rcronebach@columbusjcc.org  614.559.6253

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.