Camp JCC


camp applications are coming in november!


Can you tell we are always excited about camp? We know our camp families are also excited about Camp JCC 2022. As we get closer to the start of camp applications, we know that families have many questions. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding this past summer. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the Camp Office at or 301-348-3883.

We can’t wait to be TOGETHER FOR FUN IN SUMMER 2022!

Summer 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (These will be updated to 2022 as we approach the summer of 2022)

  • What are the camp hours?
    All camp programs will be 9 am – 4 pm. Morning drop-off will begin at 8:40 am and afternoon pick-up will end around 4:15 pm. There is no before or aftercare.
  • How often will campers swim?
    Campers will participate in recreational swim 5 days a week
  • Will there be bus service this year?
    Unfortunately, we are unable to offer bus service this summer.
  • Will my camper need to wear a mask?
    All campers and staff are required to wear a mask at all times except while eating and in the pool. We will encourage distanced mask breaks
  • Will my camper get a chance to see camp/meet their counselors?
    Yes! We have a family orientation.  Times will be assigned.
  • Will all the staff be vaccinated?
    We cannot mandate that all staff be vaccinated.
  • What is the travel policy?
    For vaccinated individuals, there are no travel restrictions, unless symptomatic. Non-vaccinated individuals who travel outside of Maryland and its adjacent jurisdictions (Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.) should take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of returning and self-quarantine while awaiting results. 


Camp JCC 2021 Kochavim and Inclusion Town Hall

Camp JCC 2021 Town Hall

Summer Camp at the Bender 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 deepwater 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.

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.

Camp programs for ages 4 (Adom) through 21 (Kochavim)

Experienced professionals supervise and implement all Camp JCC programs, and campers are under the direct supervision of a trained staff member at all times.