Camp JCC

Dear families,

We hope that this finds you well and enjoying the beautiful weather today. As the world continues to change, we know that camp is something many kids (and families) look forward to every summer. Camp JCC is working hard to create a camp experience for summer 2020. We don’t yet know what this will look like, but we know it is more important now than ever.

Check out our newest video created by our Director Phil Liebson and Program Director Gai Kaufman. It shares information about our current plans and also shows some Bender JCC locations that you may be missing.

Following the guidance and information from the state and local government, CDC, ACA, JCCA, and MD Department of Health, our Camp JCC leadership is creating different camp models based on the best information available to us right now.

Here is what we can share right now:

  • We are still planning on holding camp. This ultimately will be based on government guidelines and our ability to produce a quality program within those guidelines.
  • We are suspending all future payments until we have a plan in place for this summer.
  • Information regarding refund options will be available on June 1.
  • We are creating a survey that you will receive next week in order to gauge interest in different camp models. We want to know what is workable for your family.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more detailed information. And if you have specific questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

In a world filled with uncertainty, especially for kids, camp can be a place where they feel loved, accepted, and safe. Please know that we are doing everything in our power right now to be able to provide that experience for your campers this summer.

We wish you all the best,

Camp JCC

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Summer 2020 dates

June 22 – August 7 (7 weeks)

  • Session 1 | June 22 – July 2 (no camp July 3)
  • Session 2 | July 6 – 17
  • Session 3 | July 20 – August 7

Summer Kids Club Weeks

  • Aleph Week | June 15- 19
  • Bet Week | August 10 – 14
  • Gimmel Week | August 17 – 21



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

For assistance or questions about registration or camp programs, please contact or call the Bender JCC Camp Office at 301-348-3883.

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 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.

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.

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

If you love Camp JCC, tell everyone you know that it’s the place to be! You’ll be rewarded and your friend will have the best summer ever!

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