JCamps 2022 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.

Summer Happens Here!

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

A great camp for kids who want to experience a little bit of everything! Our daily camp programming is centered around our core Jewish values with the goal of making sure each camper is developing friendship, trying new things, and having 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)

Each day is a new adventure at Camp Hoover! Campers will spend their days on our 30-acre campsite, which 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, safety, fun, and learning. 

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)

At this time, there is a waitlist for our Arye Inclusion Program for both Camp Hoover and Chaverim. You can secure a place on our waitlist for your desired weeks by going through the registration process. If you have questions about our Inclusion Program, please reach out to Hanna Fotsch at hfotsch@columbusjcc.org

Inclusion is central to the philosophy of JCamps. Our Arye Inclusion program integrates children with special needs into our mainstream camps at both JCC College Avenue and Camp Hoover. We include children with physical, cognitive, emotional, developmental, and learning disabilities.  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. Contact camp@columbusjcc.org to discuss your child’s needs and learn more.

THEATER CAMP – The Little Mermaid Jr. (6/13-7/1)

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 The Little Mermaid Jr. 

DRAMA CAMP (7/11-7/15) – 1st – 3rd Grade at college ave

Enjoy a unique experience with Theater Artist & Educator, Giselle Siegel. Campers will collaborate to create original plays outside on the JCC College Ave, which strengthening their improve, musical theater, and acting muscles!

DRAMA CAMP (7/18-7/22) – 4th – 8th Grade at Hoover

Enjoy a unique experience with Theater Artist & Educator, Giselle Siegel. Campers will collaborate to create original plays outside on the Camp Hoover grounds, which strengthening their improve, musical theater, and acting muscles!

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

More specialty camps will be added soon. 

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

    • Session 1 – June 13 – July 8 (closed July 4)
    • Session 2 – July 11 – August 5
    • Both sessions will be given times to attend staff training June 7-10

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.

Price per session: $200/members, $300/non-member

Dates & Rates

With many weeks close to reaching capacity, please connect with our JCamps Team by emailing camp@columbusjcc.org if you have questions about our waitlists. 

At this time, we are on a waitlist for our Arye Inclusion Program. The only way to secure a place on our waitlist is to email camp@columbusjcc.org

5% sibling discount (applied to camp of lesser amount)

Flexible change/cancellation policy until May 13, 2022

Pre-Camp Week: 6/76/10

(Closed 6/6 for Shavout)

JCC Member – $255
Community – $290
Open only to rising 1st-5th graders 

Week 1: 6/13  6/17 

Camp Chaverim: 

JCC Member – $315 per week
Community – $365 per week

Camp Hoover: 

JCC Member – $355 per week
Community – $405 per week

Week 2: 6/20  6/24 

Camp Chaverim:

JCC Member – $315 per week
Community – $365 per week

Camp Hoover:

JCC Member – $355 per week
Community – $405 per week

Week 3: 6/27  7/1 

Camp Chaverim:

JCC Member – $315 per week
Community – $365 per week

Camp Hoover:

JCC Member – $355 per week
Community – $405 per week

Week 4: 7/5  7/8 

(Closed July 4th)

Camp Chaverim:

JCC Member – $255 per week
Community – $290 per week

Camp Hoover:

JCC Member – $285 per week
Community – $330 per week

Week 5: 7/11 7/15 

Camp Chaverim:

JCC Member – $315 per week
Community – $365 per week

Camp Hoover: 

JCC Member – $355 per week
Community – $405 per week

Week 6: 7/18  7/22 

Camp Chaverim:

JCC Member – $315 per week
Community – $365 per week

Camp Hoover:

JCC Member – $355 per week
Community – $405 per week

Week 7: 7/25  7/29 

Camp Chaverim:

JCC Member – $315 per week
Community – $365 per week

Camp Hoover:

JCC Member – $355 per week
Community – $405 per week

Week 8: 8/1  8/5 

Camp Chaverim:

JCC Member – $315 per week
Community – $365 per week

Camp Hoover:

JCC Member – $355 per week
Community – $405 per week

Post-Camp Week: 8/8  8/12 

Camp Chaverim Only

JCC Member – $315
Community – $365
Open only to rising 1st-5th graders 

Theater Camp – Little Mermaid Jr. – Three Week Camp – 6/13-7/1 Only
SOLD OUT – FILL OUT WAITLIST AT REGISTRATION

JCC Member Price – $1,020
Community Price – $1,200

Drama Camps
Chaverim – 1st – 3rd grade – Sold Out

JCC Member price – $340
Community Price – $390

Hoover – 4th – 8th grade

JCC Member price – $380
Community Price – $440

ADDITIONAL CAMP ADD-ONS:

  • Daily Lunches for Chaverim & Specialty Camps ONLY – $35 Per Week
  • Aftercare for 1st-5thgrade at College Ave only.
    • $75 Per Week – JCC MEMBER RATE
    • $85 Per Week – COMMUNITY MEMBER RATE
  • Transportation:
    • To/from New Albany
    • To/from North
    • To/from College Ave to Hoover (Included)

    Questions? Need help registering?

    Contact our JCamps team at the button below

    Meet Our Unparalleled JCamps Team

    Raeann Cronebach has been at the JCC since 2015. She began working in the preschool 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 grew up attending day camps and has enjoyed the last 8 summers of creating a welcoming space for campers to make memories as she did as a child. 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 2022 for some Fun Made for You! 

    Kori Keck joined the JCC of Greater Columbus family in 2017 in the Fitness Department. She soon made the move 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.  From years of both day camp and residential outdoor education, Kori creates opportunities for youth to connect and appreciate their surroundings.  At Camp Hoover, she can be found leading teambuilding, teaching social responsibility, and singing classic camp songs. Join her for a learning experience outside. 

    Emily Goldman recently 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 15 years (camper and a counselor) of camp experience with her temple in St. Louis, she has a well-rounded perspective of day camps.  She looks forward to providing campers an experience of Jewish Values and community, something her counselors did for her. Emily can also be found as the JClub Explorers Coordinator, which enabled her to create connections with some campers and their families. What Emily brings to this particular summer is an understanding of what it means to be an individual and her favorite parts of camp; Songs, and group games! 

    JCamps Counselors
    Our JCamp Counselors round out our stellar staff to create summer fun for your child.
    All counsElors receive 25+ Hours of Training, CPR & AED Training, are Fully Vaccinated against Covid-19, and are the most energetic, kind, 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. 
    Jewish Values

    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