Camp JCC


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January 2021:

We are more excited than ever to let you know that camp is coming!!

As we are preparing for summer 2021 we are so happy to know that many of our campers and staff are going to be able to join us again for an amazing summer that will be filled with fun and socialization that so many are not able to have now.

We know that families are feeling a sense of both excitement and confusion about applying for camp and we want you to know that we are here for you and happy to talk through things. In preparation for camp, we are going to host a town hall meeting (our first will be on Jan 27th at 7 PM) to talk through our plans and operating procedures. We know this information is going to be very helpful as we transition into the summer and for those that may not be able to attend it will be recorded and made available on our website.

All of the current state, local and national guidelines are being included in all of our plans as we prepare. That said, we will make sure that these are all followed and gone over with our amazing colleagues, medical teams, and peers across the county and country to ensure a safe and healthy operation this summer.

As we approach Summer 2021, we know that families have many questions about camp. In regards to the health and behavior of campers for Camp, we have developed the Camp JCC Self Assessment below to help you determine if camp in Summer 2021 is the best fit for your camper(s). Please look over the checklist and answer honestly (​you do not need to submit this – it is for your own assessment). Know that an answer of “no” is not an automatic disqualifier, it just means that we should arrange a call to talk through what potential supports camp may need to be aware of in order to keep your child and everyone safe.​  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the camp office at or 301.348.3883.

We know summer 2021 seems like it may be far away but we can’t wait for our Camp JCC family to come home again.

Camp JCC!!!


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.