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)

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. 


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. 


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

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.

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