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JCC Camp offers an intimate, traditional camp experience where a kid can really be a kid all summer long. Through our age-specific camp activities, campers are able to discover new interests, test personal limits, and most importantly - HAVE FUN! In this exciting and safe environment, campers will celebrate Jewish traditions, make new friends, and develop meaningful relationships with their counselors. Our 5th-6th and 7th-8th graders participate in the Trip and Travel program, a week of fun at camp and field trips around the East Bay, followed by a week of camping and adventure around California.

Our camp aims to give campers a sense of Judaism in a whole new way. Our kids experience and celebrate values of Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) through service projects, song, art, dance, and drama. Our Shabbat program on Friday ends the week on a joyous note, celebrating our community by bringing all campers together to experience Jewish culture and history. We also invite our families to join in and celebrate Shabbat with us.

JCC Camp is proud to be an official ACA Accredited Camp! The American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation process means that JCC Camp voluntarily submitted to a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation- from staff qualifications and trainings, to health and safety policy reviews, to emergency management. Visit acacamps.org for more information.

 

 

Extended Care

9 AM–4 PM
Extended care is available from 8–9 AM and from 4–6 PM for an additional fee.

Financial Aid 

Click here for information regarding financial aid.

Safety, Supervision, and Authorized Pick-ups

At JCC Camp, your child’s safety is always our number one concern. That’s why we have taken the time to continue improving our safety, supervision, and authorized pick up procedures. 

We believe that summer camp is about having a counselor our campers can trust, and depend on to keep the fun happening. To ensure that our campers have an opportunity to bond with their counselors and to uphold the highest quality of safety in our supervision, our counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:6 for entering kindergarteners; 1:7 for entering grades 1-2 and 1:8 for entering grades 3 – 8.

Berkeley Bus and Berkeley Drop-off and Pick-up: The bus leaves every morning from the JCC Berkeley Branch (1414 Walnut) at 8:45 AM. If you are not signed up for morning care please show up outside the JCC's main entrance in-between 8:40-8:45am. The bus will return to Berkeley each afternoon between 4:15-4:30 PM.

Refund Policy (2020)

Camp @ JCC East Bay fees are determined each year and are subject to change yearly. Sessions must be paid in full by May 22, 2020 or you MUST be enrolled in an automatic pre-approved payment plan by May 22, 2020, including any specialty fees and AM/PM Care fees. No refunds will be given for any session after this time. If there is a missed payment or declined payment, your camper cannot attend camp until this payment is made. There will be no refunds given should your camper not be allowed to attend camp due to a missed or declined payment.

No refunds for partial sessions will be given. You must sign up for the session dates as determined by Camp @ JCC East Bay. You cannot mix sessions, i.e. coming 2 days of one week and 3 days of a second.

If you should need to add or change choices of a session, notice must be given to the Camp Manager by the Thursday of the week prior to the start of the session. No changes will be accepted after a session has begun.. No refund will be honored if notice is not received by the deadline stated. Sessions have limited space available and changes or additions will only be made based on availability.

If a camper is going to be absent for any reason, you are expected to notify the camp office. You are responsible for fees regardless of a camper’s attendance.

If a camper is dismissed from Camp @ JCC East Bay due to a behavioral violation, no refund will be given.

 

More Information:

Brianna Sommer, Director, Director of Youth and Teen Programs and Director of Club J
briannas@jcceastbay.org, 510.848.0237, ext. 141