Camp JCC

Thank you for an AMAZING summer!

We are hard at work getting ready for Summer 2018. Spoiler alert: It’s going to be even BETTER than Summer 2017!

Check back soon for information about the 2018 Summer at Camp JCC!

Summer 2018 dates

June 25 – August 10 (7 Weeks)
  • Session 1 | June 25 – July 6 (no camp on July 4)
  • Session 2 | July 9 – 20
  • Session 3 | July 23 – August 10
Summer Kids Club Weeks
  • Aleph Week | June 18 – 22
  • Bet Week | August 13 – 17
  • Gimmel Week | August 20 – 24
Application Dates*
  • Returning 2017 Camp JCC member families | Tuesday, November 14 at 12 Noon
  • Returning 2017 Camp JCC public families | Tuesday, November 21 at 12 Noon
  • New Bender JCC family members | Tuesday, November 28 at 12 Noon
  • Open Applications | Tuesday, December 5 at 12 Noon

*Please note: The priority application period starting November 14 at 12:00 PM/Noon is only for returning campers (members) and their siblings.

Applications submitted before your priority time will be returned and you will need to resubmit.

For Bender JCC Membership information, please contact or call 301-348-3800.

Summer Camp at the JCC: Our Approach

Every day at Camp JCC is packed full of activities, friendship, ruach (spirit) and adventure. While our campers rave that Camp JCC is “the best place ever” we know that spending a summer at Camp JCC provides opportunities to gain valuable skills. When campers earn their deep water bracelets, we know they are improving their swim skills while also increasing their self-esteem and confidence. When they try to cross the zip line for the first time, we know they are learning to take risks and make decisions for themselves.

Camp JCC provides programs that bring out the best in every camper and grow their abilities that they will use for the rest of their lives.

why camp jcc smallWhy Camp JCC?

Camp JCC offers the opportunity for campers to gain valuable skills. Take a look inside to see the ways in which your child will grow this summer.

Camp JCC Curriculum Guide


All Are Welcome

The Bender JCC embraces and welcomes the diversity of our community and encourages everyone to seek meaning and fulfillment by participating in our rich programming inspired by our Jewish heritage.

We open our doors to everyone, including people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities and sexual orientations, and interfaith couples and families.

Inclusion permeates our Center. Inclusion is belonging.


From swimming and day trips to creative arts, Camp JCC has options to make this the best summer ever. Every program at Camp JCC allows campers to grow, explore their strengths, and build Jewish identity. Plus, convenient transportation options, extended day camp programs and pre- and post-camp sessions are designed to meet your summer camp needs.

Camp JCC is one of Montgomery County’s finest summer day camps located in Rockville, Maryland at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.

Camp JCC to Receive Books from PJ Library to Reinforce Importance of Jewish Literacy

Phil Liebson, Camp JCC director, has announced that this summer, the camp will receive 25 books from PJ Library, a program within the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF). The Bender JCC is one of more than 65 JCC camps to receive these books, geared toward campers 4-8 years old. This new partnership between HGF and Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA) reinforces the importance of Jewish literacy at a young age through day camp programs. Read more.

Tickets for our annual Literary Festival are on sale now!