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 Opens February 1, 2021

Make sure you are the first to know about all of the details!
Complete the J Camps 2021 interest form:

Camps available for:

Camp Yeladim* – 2s and 3s
Camp Ora* – Rising Pre-K
Camp Kef – Kindergarten
Camp Chaverim –  Entering 1st – 3rd Grade (College Avenue)
Camp Hoover –  Entering 4th – 7th Grade (Camp Hoover)

*Camp dates/session information still to come.


Putting Safety First

• Daily Health Checks
• Strict Illness Policy
• Separate Pods
• American Red Cross Certified Aquatics
• CPR Certified Staff

Camp Descriptions

Camp YEladim

(2s and 3s) YELADIM is a great steppingstone into the world of preschool and summer camp fun. We strongly suggest that new students (for the upcoming school year) attend Camp Yeladim for at least part of the summer.​

Camp Ora

(Entering Pre-k) ORA is 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) 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.

Camp Chaverim

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

Camp Hoover

(Entering 4th – 7th grade) Hoover is located on a beautiful wooded 30-acre campsite bordering Hoover Reservoir. It boasts beautiful woods, waterfront with canoes and kayaks, a high ropes course with a zip line, swimming pool, a pavilion, basketball court, athletic fields, an archery range, community garden, 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) Inclusion is a 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. Our low ratios give our campers the opportunity for adventure and accomplishment with the safest supervision standards. Contact Raeann at rcronebach@columbusjcc.org to discuss your child’s needs.

Summer 2021 dates

Camp Chaverim and Camp Hoover

Pre-camp Week

June 7 – 11

College Avenue – 1st – 5th grade ONLY
$300 – 36 Campers Only

Session 1 (Weeks 1 & 2):

June 14 – 25

Camp Chaverim – $600
Camp Hoover – $680

Session 2 (Weeks 3 & 4):

June 28 – July 9

Camp Chaverim – $540
Camp Hoover – $612

Session 3 (Weeks 5 & 6)

July 12 – 23

Camp Chaverim – $600
Camp Hoover – $680

Session 4 (Weeks 7 & 8)

July 26 –August 6

Camp Chaverim – $600
Camp Hoover – $680

Session 5 (Week 9)

August 9 – 13

Camp Chaverim – $300
Camp Hoover – $340

additional Details

  • $50 non-refundable registration fee per camper
  • Early Bird Discount – $50 off 4 weeks or more, $100 off 8 weeks or more. (Good through March 1st on Chaverim and Hoover Only)
  • Sibling Discount Available


If you have any immediate questions, please contact Ronnie Conn, COO, at rconn@columbusjcc.org or (614) 559-6260

Expert Care and Abounding fun at the JCC!

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.

Columbus JCC Summer Camps Experience That Lasts A Lifetime