“My 4-year-old is already asking me when camp starts again! I went to JCC camp as a child. It was so wonderful that I was excited to send my own children. The JCC Camp is where everyone becomes family very quickly. The staff is well trained and really seems to have fun with the kids as much as they are supervising them.”

Our Staff

One of the things which set our camp apart is our passionate and experienced staff!  We enjoy the highest staff to camper ratio regionally. Our families report to us year after year that what made their child’s summer so special and meaningful was the connections that our staff made with their campers. Our campers love the counselors!  Our staff consists of talented and passionate young individuals, many of whom were JCC campers themselves.

Our staff is experienced professionals, including educators and specialty staff who excel in their professional fields. In fact, many of our camp leaders have been with us for decades.

All of our staff, from directors to counselors, participate in the Camp Staff Training program at the beginning of every summer. This program provides them with fundamental training involving childcare, Jewish education, and procedural knowledge about the camp. They also participate in a variety of staff bonding activities to ensure nobody is a stranger!

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Jewish Heritage

The JCC Day Camp has been in operation for over 80 years, allowing Jewish and non-Jewish children the opportunity to come together to experience amazing summers together. Everyone is welcome.

Part of what makes our camp so special is our Jewish heritage. Our campers and their parents alike report to us year after year that small, yet meaningful elements of camp, such as participating in Oneg Shabbat, our weekly celebration welcoming Shabbat (the day of rest), saying Hamotzi (the blessing over the bread) before every meal, and singing Hatikva (the Israeli national anthem) every morning along with the Pledge of Allegiance, add to their experience and their world view, broadening their horizons, and showing them a culture that they might not have had an opportunity to experience otherwise.

Our camp maintains Kosher dietary laws. All lunches and snacks are Kosher style, but that doesn’t compromise on quality or taste. Kosher food is often more pure, and free of chemicals and growth hormones of much non-Kosher food. In order to be Kosher, the food must comply with strict laws. Our food is prepared by The Nutrition Group, who prepares lunches for the Wilkes-Barre School District, ensuring the food is not only Kosher, but of the highest quality and best variety.

A Jewish camp also means that we welcome a variety of programs each summer that teaches our campers about Israeli and Jewish culture. Two Rabbis from the local synagogues, Temple B’nai B’rith, and Temple Israel, serve on our staff. The Tzofim Friendship Carvan (affectionately known as the Israeli Scouts) consisting of young men and women from Israel, come to camp each summer with a spectacular song and dance show about Israel and their message of peace on Earth.

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