Day Camps

Note to Camp Parents

Camp JCC days are full of activities designed for fun. Camp JCC allows everyone to participate and develop on his/her own. In all camp activities, we strive to instill campers with our core values that help reinforce the JCC’s mission.

#1 Bal Taschit Do Not Destroy
#2 G’milut Chasadim Acts of Loving Kindness
#3 Hachnasat Orchim Welcoming Guests
#4 Hoda’ah Appreciation
#5 Tzedakah Justice and Righteousness

All JCC campers swim in 
the JCC’s very own Eskenazi Water Park. The water park has a lazy river and two water slides.

Age Groups

Check the age group or your camper for information about what each camp entails.

Ages 3-4  |  Ruach

Members only

Ruach is Hebrew for wind or spirit.

Camp Ruach is a place for the youngest and most spirited campers. Under the watchful guidance of our experienced camp staff campers grow and develop among their peers. Campers must be potty-trained to attend Camp Ruach.

We’ll spend warm summer days with games, art, swimming and activities to make for great stories and memories. Campers will interact in co-ed groups with a minimum of 2 counselors. The JCC’s trained staff will attend to each camper to ensure a loving, positive and exciting summer.

Ruach camp now available á la carte. 5-day and 3-day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) options available.

Camp includes:

  • 25 minutes free swim / 25 minutes instruction every day
  • Music, dance, sports, art, Israeli culture specialties once a week
  • Lunch provided: Wednesdays – hot dogs, Fridays – grilled cheese; morning snack provided for all; breakfast and afternoon snack available for extended day
  • Lip Sync at Pike Performing Arts :Date TBD, 7 pm

Grades K-1  |  Masada

Members only

Masada is a plateau in the Negev Desert in Israel, and today, Masada stands as a symbol of strength and determination based on a legend of Jewish fortitude atop Masada in the face of a Roman siege.

Camp Masada is the best way to experience new adventures, make new friends, and spend your days just being a kid! Grouped by grade, campers participate in a combination of activities, including games, nature and science studies, sports, music, drama and much more. We throw in late nights, special theme days, all-camp events, special performances and weekly Shabbat celebrations to make it the most fun place to be this summer.

At Camp Masada, you can expect:

  • Lunch provided: Wednesdays – hot dogs, Fridays – grilled cheese; morning and afternoon snacks daily
  • Music, dance, art, Israeli culture, sports specialties weekly
  • 45 minutes free swim/30 minutes instruction Monday through Thursday, 
free swim on Friday.
  • Late nights: 2 for kindergarten, 2 for 1st grade
  • Balance between physical and calmer activities
  • Minimum of 2 counselors (one at least college age or older); 12-15 
campers per each co-ed group
  • Lip Sync show at Pike Performing Arts Center
  • Yom Sport, special theme days, all-camp activities

Grades 2-5  |  Tikvah

Members only

Tikvah is Hebrew for hope.

At the JCC, we share the hope for all children and all members of our community—health, equality, and joy in life.

Camp Tikvah takes day camping up a level. Campers will embark on a new journey with new and old friends and have more opportunities to explore and play. In addition to the usual camp activities, Tikvah campers will choose from a variety of special interest activities, including overnights at the JCC a couple times throughout the summer and the possibility of embarking on exciting day trips on charter buses to popular destinations in the Midwest.

Camp Tikvah includes:

  • Music, dance, art, Israeli culture, sports specialties weekly
  • Lunch provided: Wednesday – hot dogs, Friday – grilled cheese; afternoon snack daily
  • 45 minutes free swim/30 minutes instruction Monday through Thursday, free swim on Friday
  • Grades 2 & 3: Two overnights
  • Grades 4 & 5: Two out-of-town trips
    • 4th & 5th grade Cincinnati trip
    • 4th & 5th grade Camp Chi trip
  • All groups are gender-specific; 12-15 campers per group
  • Lip Sync show at Pike Performing Arts Center
  • Yom Sport, special theme days, all-camp activities

Grades 6-9  |  Gesher

Open to Non-Members

Gesher is Hebrew for bridge.

Gesher campers build bridges by forming lifelong friendships. We aim to help them cross bridges to greater independence and self-esteem.

Gesher campers participate daily in the best of summer camp activities: sports, games, arts & crafts, all-camp activities and daily swims in our very own water park.

Here is what they can expect from Camp Gesher:

  • 60 minutes of free swim daily
  • Music, dance, art, Israeli culture, sports specialties weekly
  • Two out-of-town trips:
    • Trip to Northern Ohio & Cedar Point
    • Trip to Gatlinburg
  • Weekly social service projects
  • Day trip & late night
  • Lip Sync show at Pike Performing Arts Center
  • Yom Sport,
 special theme days, all-camp activities

Grades 10  |  CIT program

Learn about CIT

Counselor in Training program.

 

 

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