Summer Camps - JCC - Orlando

About Camp J

Camp J provides the perfect setting for K through 10th graders to have an unplugged, authentic Jewish daycamp experience steeped in fun, growth, and adventure. Our mission at Camp J is to create a fun, friendly, and inclusive environment that allows campers to grow and explore in their own way, at their own pace. Our commitment is to provide a safe space for your children to explore, discover and lean into our J Family values infused with Ruach (spirit), Chesed (respect), Hachlalah (inclusion). We are a camp committed to excellence – in our staff, our program, our facility, and our communication.

A Camp That Grows With You

At Camp J, campers can grow into the best version of themselves in our warm and accepting community – a place where they gain confidence, resilience, and life-long friendships, with the support and guidance of our amazing camp staff. Our groups are intentionally designed to meet the unique developmental needs of each age, with new opportunities, meaningful rites of passage, and exciting programs introduced along the way.

Fun In The Sun Each Day

At Camp J, each week offers a balance of activities and group choice, providing campers with opportunities to try everything.

Campers swim twice each day with instructional lessons taught by our American Red Cross Certified Swim Instructors. Campers look forward to creative unit programs, Shabbat, Color War, and other camp-wide events, when kids can feel the excitement and ruach (spirit) of the Camp J community being all together.

Camp Programs

K-2nd

These programs offer a variety of activities including daily instructional and recreational swim, sports, music, arts & crafts, Israel, teva (nature), drama, ropes course and dance, as well as field trips throughout the summer. As campers get older they are encouraged to explore new areas and gain more independence.

3-5th

Campers get the traditional camp activities including daily instructional and recreational swim, sports, music, arts & crafts, Israel, teva (nature), drama, ropes course and dance, as well as the opportunity to choose electives (taught by professional instructors) for one period during the day. Campers also participate in late stays and overnights.

6-9th

Campers customize their own schedule and get to choose individual and group electives throughout the day. Many elective options are taught by professional instructors. Campers will also participate in recreational swim in the afternoon. Campers have overnights throughout the summer.

Omanut – Arts Camp

Entering Grades 3 through 9

Draw, paint, sculpt, design–be creative, express yourself and have oodles of fun in our enhanced art specialty camp program. Guided by working artists, campers enjoy the creative process and display their art at the end of each session. Daily optional instructional swim and daily recreational swim in our outdoor pool.

Habimah – Theater Camp

Entering Grades 2 through 9

Learn the craft and magic of acting and dancing from a faculty of experienced specialists. Activities may include yoga, improv, hip-hop, play writing, and set design. Campers perform live on stage twice during the summer. Daily optional instructional swim and daily recreational swim in our outdoor pool. Program offered sessions 1 & 2 or sessions 3 & 4.

Maccabiah – Sports Camp

Entering Grades 1 through 9

Maccabiah campers choose their own sports and customize their own schedules led by collegiate athletes and local coaches. Weekly intensives develop skills in a chosen sport while daily sport activities allow for recreational play. Sports may include baseball/t-ball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, tennis, golf, volleyball, lacrosse, instructional and recreational swim and so many more!

LIT

Entering Grade 10

So, you want to be a counselor? Start by developing leadership skills and learning what you need to know to work at Camp J. Earn SSL hours.

Please contact campj@orlandojcc.org to schedule a required interview before submitting a camper application.

Our Camp Team

At Camp J, when you talk about the “camp magic,” it’s all about our staff.

The Camp J staff are loving, fun, and energetic. They work tirelessly to create a vibrant and exciting community rooted in Jewish values, and they model for our campers what it means to be confident, caring, and compassionate. Our hiring process is competitive, enabling us to hire the very best experienced team to care for our campers each summer. Before campers arrive, our staff participate in at least a full week of on-site staff training, learning and practicing the skills needed to ensure success for each individual camper. We also devote plenty of time to building our team, because the close-knit community of our staff is the foundation of our incredible Camp J culture each summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Our Team

Sarah

Camp Director

Session Dates

Session Dates

2022 session dates coming soon!

Learn More About Camp J

Get a taste of camp through our upcoming virtual open houses:

Check back for more open house events coming soon!

Pre & Post Camp

Want the summer to last just a bit longer? Join us for our pre & post-camp program.

Pre-camp runs June 1st – June 4th and post-camp runs August 2nd – August 6th. During these two weeks, your camper will enjoy a jam-packed day filled with sports, arts & crafts, science, and many other fun engaging activities including a recreational swim in our pool. Pre & Post Camp runs 9 am- 4 pm, with an AM care option starting at 7:30 am and a PM care option running until 6 pm. Join us for 2 more weeks of camp!

Pre and Post camp offers a classic Camp J program or a specialty tennis program.  

AM & PM Care

AM Care: Drop off your camper at the JCC as early as 7:30am and your camper will enjoy quiet activities such as coloring and board games until the camp day begins. AM Sharks: An extra swim period before camp even starts! Drop off your camper at the JCC between 7:30am – 7:45am (in their bathing suit) and they will participate in instructional swim. Campers get into the pool at 7:45am. Campers will change before the camp day begins. PM Care: Available until 6pm. Campers will enjoy sports, arts & crafts and other fun activities throughout the afternoon, along with a snack.

FAQs

  • What are the Covid-19 Guidelines?
  • What programs does Camp J offer?
  • How often will my child swim?
  • Will there be AM/PM care?
  • What are the fees for Camp J
  • Is there a payment plan or do I have to pay in full?
  • Are there any discounts offered for camp?
  • When can I register for Camp J?
  • Can I add additional weeks of camp during the summer?
  • Who do I contact if I have any questions or concerns?

We will be following the Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando’s current guidelines, as outline here: In an abundance of caution, we will not be including field trips this year. All the fun will happen at Camp J.

Camp J offers general camp and specialty camp programs. Campers can combine programs for a summer designed just for them!
Our general camp program offers a variety of activities including daily instructional and recreational swim, sports, arts, outdoor games, special events and so much more. Specialty camps provide a focus and immersive experience into the area of your choice. Click here for more details on all of our programs

Every elementary program at Camp J includes daily instructional and recreational swim. All of our swim instructors are American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. Watch your camper improve their swim skills by spending the summer at Camp J. Instructional swim is not included in Specialty camps.

AM Swim (Swim Sharks) ($125 per session for members, $150 per session for guests)

  • Campers will arrive at the JCC between 7:30am – 7:45am in their bathing suits. Campers will get into the pool at 7:45am.
  • Campers will participate in instructional swim before the camp day even starts!
  • Campers will change out of their bathing suits at 8:45am and meet up with their camp counselors.

 

AM($100 per session for members, $125 per session for guests)

  • Campers can arrive to the JCC as early as 7:30am.
  • Campers will be in socially-distant pods until 8:45am when it is time to go outside and meet up with their camp counselors

 

PM ($200 per session for members,  $225 per session for guests)

  • Before carpool starts, children will be put into socially-distant pods to spend the rest of the afternoon engaging in a variety of activities.
  • Campers can stay as late as 6:00pm.

Camp J fees for 2021 can be found here.

  • Deposit at time of registration – $50.00 per week, per child, – plus the $50 per child registration fee.
  • May 1st – Half of remaining balance
  • June 1st – Last of remaining balance

We have three discounts being offered this year!

  • 5% sibling discount
  • $100 new camper discount
  • $300 entire summer of fun discount

Registration opens February 15th. Early bird fees are available until March 15th. Register early to get your choice of programs and weeks you want to attend. Some programs fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out on any of the summer 20201 fun!

Absolutely. You can extend the Camp J fun and add extra weeks as long as there is space available.

Contact our Camp Office at campj@orlandojcc.org