Welcome to Camp!

 

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is excited to provide this opportunity for families to learn about local and regional Jewish day camps and overnight camps. Watch the videos below to learn about how the Jewish summer camp experience is important for both kids and counselors, mental wellness at camp, and COVID-19 protocols. 

 

We hope this is the beginning of conversations that will lead to many happy campers this summer and many years to come. 

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey has joined the One Happy Camper program, which provides grants of up to $1,000 to families with children attending nonprofit Jewish overnight camps for the first time. Through this program, we will help send 30 applicants to camp this summer! 

 

Eligibility:

  • $1000 grants for campers enrolled for 19+ consecutive days.

  • $700 grants for campers enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days.

  • Campers must be entering grades 1-11 (after camp).

  • If camper previously attended camp for less than 12 days, the camper is still eligible.

  • Campers enrolled in Jewish Day School are not eligible.


*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible.

 

We are passionate about the importance of integrating Jewish values into camp and we encourage families to consider sending children to both Jewish day camps and overnight camps. 

Local Jewish Day Camps

Contact: Sara Sideman | ssideman@jfedsnj.org | 856.751.1666

Website: jcccampsatmedford.org

Summer address: 400 Tuckerton Rd, Medford, NJ

Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok & Baily Kahan  | info@welovecgi.com | 856.438.0607

Website: welovecgi.com

Office address: 1925 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ

Local Jewish Overnight Camps

Contact: Lisa David | ldavid@urj.org | 570.629.1390

Website: campharlam.org

Summer address: 575 Smith Road, Kunkletown, PA

Contact: Rabbi Joel Seltzer | joels@ramahpoconos.org215.885.8556

Website: ramahpoconos.org

Summer address: 2618 Upper Woods Road, Lakewood, PA

Local Early Childhood Camps

CAMP KAITANA

Congregation Beth El
Ages: 2-5
About: Theme weeks, Jewish learning, games, sports, music, and more, adhering to all safety guidelines and protocols!
Contact: Ayelet Mittelman, 
amittelman@bethelsnj.org
856-675-1166
Summer Address: 8000 Main St, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043

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Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC
Ages: 2-5
About: The award-winning Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC is the perfect place for little campers ages 2-5 to build their imagination, creativity and storytelling. 
Contact: Michelle Carrera-Foster
mfoster@jfedsnj.org
856-424-4444 x1243
Summer Address: Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

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CAMP Shemesh
Adath Emanu-El
Ages: 18 months – 5 years old
About: Safe, engaging, themed weeks.  Focus on outdoor playing and learning while building an appreciation for our planet.
Contact: Sandi Toben, 
stoben@adathemanuel.com
856-608-1200
Summer Address: 205 Elbo Lane, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

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The Pre-School at Temple Emanuel’s Camp Sunshine
Ages:
infant- 6 years old
About: We believe the summer camp experience should be a part of every child’s childhood. The Pre-School at Temple Emanuel’s Camp Sunshine introduces them to a variety of camp experiences tailored to their age.
Contact: Laura Hoffman email: lhoffman@templeemanuel.org
Summer Address: 1101 Springdale Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

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Financial Assistance

 

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is proud to offer financial assistance for Jewish summer experiences. We seek to enable campers and teens from families with significant financial needs - who may not otherwise have participated - to take part in Jewish summer experiences such as Jewish overnight camp, teen Israel trips, and Jewish group/leadership programs. Families must live in Burlington, Camden, or Gloucester Counties to be eligible.

Questions? Email DJE@jfedsnj.org

Community Directory

Access our Community Directory here for a list of additional summer camps.