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Embrace the moments, cherish the time at JCAmp!
Ages 2 and up

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Overview

The official community's choice award for best bold city winner.

Welcome to Jacksonville’s Best Summer Camp where you will embrace the moments and cherish the TIME!

At JCAmp, we enrich your children through Teamwork, Instilling self-confidence, Making a difference and Empathy. Campers will gain leadership skills, develop a greater appreciation and respect for cultural differences, engage in team-building activities and enjoy 35 acres of outdoor space thanks to our community partners at the Jacksonville Jewish Center.


It is our pleasure to share the plans for the 2024 JCAmp season at the JCA.

Mission and Vision

JCAmp Mission

We work collaboratively to build quality relationships and experiences that support a sense of communal belonging and positive personal development for all.

JCAmp Vision

To empower staff, campers and their families to create a fun, safe environment open to the entire community that fosters positive individual and communal-based growth built on a foundation of Jewish values.

Core Values

English                               Hebrew

Teamwork                           Chaveirut (chah-vey-root) – friendship

Independence                    Ometz Lev (ooh-met-z lehv) – grit, courage

Making a Difference         Tikkun Olam (tea-koon ooh-lahm) – repairing the world

Empathy                              Chesed (cheh-said) – kindness

Fabulous Facilities

The JCA’s extensive campus is an unparalleled facility. With indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a full court gymnasium, an indoor running track, art studio, a theatre auditorium, dance and exercise studios and outdoor playgrounds, your child has access to all the JCA has to offer, including 100,000 square feet of indoor space. (Adventure Days, Pattycakes, K’Ton, Tovim, KinderCamp, Sababa Theatre and Kaytana)

A second campsite is located at the Jacksonville Jewish Center, 3662 Crown Point Road. An excellent facility with multifunctional indoor space, swimming pool, baseball field, tennis courts and more. It provides an ideal setting for unlimited camp experiences! (Sabra, HaBonim, Yalla, and The Mensch Program)

Two Summer Camp locations map

Registration

Camps are open to all children regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

While JCA Membership is not required, JCA members and children currently enrolled in Early Childhood programs, or for the 2024-25 school year, have priority registration through March 16. Guests are encouraged to submit applications with deposits early to secure a space on the waiting list. In the event space is not available, all monies are refunded.

We strive to provide an environment of fun and friendship. Within our programs, groups are designed to meet both each camper’s needs as an individual and the needs of the program.Placement may be based on age or grade, specific specialty, or other factors.  Friendship requests are requests only, must be reciprocal and written on registration forms by May 2 (not available in Pattycakes, K’Ton, Tovim or Kindercamp).

The JCA reserves the right to change a camper’s group placement in the event that placement does not serve the best interests of the individual or group.

Fees and Deposits

Full Summer/Full Payment Discount

Campers who register by February 16 for a minimum of eight weeks with full payment at the time of registration will receive a 5% discount. Payments must be made by cash or check only. There are no discounts for Pattycakes, K’Ton, Tovim, Kindercamp, HaBonim, Kaytana or Yalla specialty programs. This discount does not apply to those receiving financial assistance.

Financial Aid

Tuition Assistance

Need-based adjusted fees are available. Full deposits are still required upon application. Fee adjustment forms, with required documentation including a 2023 tax return, must be received by March 15 to be considered for allocation by April 1.

Late applications are accepted for review provided there are remaining funds. If you wish to receive a fee adjustment packet, please indicate that on the registration form. If financial aid is insufficient or unavailable, deposits are refunded.

JCAmp Programs

Click each JCAmp program to learn more and to register.

JCAmp Directors

FAQs

Questions about JCAmp?

Which JCAmp programs include swim?

The JCAmp programs the include opportunities to swim in one of the pools are Pattycakes, K’Ton, Tovim, Kindercamp, Adventure Days, Sabra, Sababa Theatre, and HaBonim.

Which JCAmp programs include American Red Cross Swim Lessons?

The JCAmp programs the includeAmerican Red Cross Swim Lessons are K’Ton (potty trained), Tovim, Kindercamp and Sabra.

What is a dairy lunch?

A dairy lunch is a meat-free meal. We ask that all campers only bring a dairy lunch since the JCA and JJC are kosher facilities. Lunch boxes will not be refrigerated and must be packed in closed containers or bags.

Will snacks be provided?

Yes! Campers are provided a daily kosher snack.