School is out in less than two weeks, which means it’s almost time for camp! I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait!
When I decided to write about J camps today, I put out a message on my personal Facebook account calling all friends whose kids had an awesome experience at our camps. I got a great response with lots of glowing things to say. One person in particular who had three kids attend our camps, stuck out to me, so I decided to interview her for this piece. Hopefully, her insights will provide a picture of how fabulous camps at the J really are!
As is the case for many of us with kids, she preferred not to be named. For the purpose of this article, we will call her “Achla,” which means fantastic in Hebrew.
Achla’s kids started at our camps in Olim Alpha and continued on through Olim Bet, so they have been attending camp at the J for about 5 years. Her daughter also participated in several summers of dance camp (and is now an amazing dancer!)
Her children adored the many field trips they went on, which is why they love Olim Bet so much. According to Achla, “You go on a lot of field trips.”
One memory that stood out to her was her daughter performing a dance recital at lunch for the entire camp. She enjoyed the diversity of the dance camp.
Achla would certainly recommend J camps! According to Achla, “I think the counselors love their jobs and are engaging and fun. The camp comes up with lots of interesting things to do. I also like that they had mandatory swimming lessons when they were younger. They are now all strong swimmers.”
About J Camps
At the JCCNV, our camps are filled with opportunities for campers to play, explore, and experience all that camp has to offer in an environment based on Jewish values and culture. Our camp programs, which are inclusive for kids of all ages and backgrounds (you don’t have to be Jewish to attend J camps) includes indoor and outdoor activities, singing, dancing, sports activities, swim lessons, field trips, and more! Limited spaces are still available. To learn more and to sign up, click here.