Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

(703) 323-0880

Contacts for Parenting & Family


Infant/Toddler Programs, Preschool, Enrichment Classes, and Summer Camp

For Inquiries

or call: 703.537.3051

Before & After-School Care (BASE), Summer Camps, and Teen Programs 

For Inquiries

or call 703.537.3096



Amy Brinko

Accounts Manager
Adi Eilat Crowley

Early Childhood Services
Fairfax - JCCNV

Amy Vermillion

Early Childhood Learning Center Director
Amit Hickman

ECLC Program Coordinators
Laura Cooper

Kelsey Lanza

Jewish Values and
Culture Coordinator

Debbie Blonder

ECS Programming and
Events Coordinator

Juliana Quinteros-Mian

Early Childhood Services
Alexandria - Beth El Hebrew Congregation

Dina Backer

Early Childhood Learning Center Assistant Director
Ali Kerlin

School-Age Services & Camp Achva

School-Age Services Director
Joelle Kelenson

School-Age Services Assistant Director
Jessica Vandell

School-Age Services Coordinator
Conor Dibble

Camp Achva Director and Teen Community Liaison
Brian Grossbard
703.537.3041 program

Barri DeFrancisci

Dance Coordinator
Brenda Forsley

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinators

Samantha Brown

Jennifer DeAngelis

JCCNV Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov

Upcoming Events

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your infants,
toddlers, preschoolers,
and school-age kids!

J Camps

2015-2016 Early Childhood Learning Center


Summer Camps

Camp Achva

(Rising K-10th grades)

Since 1969, Camp Achva has been the premier Jewish day camp in Northern Virginia! Whatever type of camp your school-age child is dreaming of, it’s likely that Camp Achva can deliver through its many programs! Whichever JCCNV camp you choose, we promise a unique blend of camp activities, Jewish culture and fun-loving and experienced staff members to facilitate a summer of fun and exploration. Register early to ensure that your child’s space is reserved for a summer of fun and a lifetime of memories!

All camps include:

  • Swim lessons/free swim
  • Field trips/outings
  • Special guests
  • Shabbat celebrations
  • Family nights
  • Mitzvah projects
  • General Camp activities: sports, music, cooking, science and nature, and more!

Register for camp

View the 2015 Camp brochure.
View the 2015 Camp registration forms.

Interested in working at our camps?

Download the before and after care summer 2015 camp staff application

Download the staff application.
Download the staff reference form.

Special Needs Camps

Admission Process: Each child who submits an application to Camps Kadima or Chaverim must have an interview. Applications are dated and time-stamped as space in the camps is very limited.

INCLUSION AT JCCNV SUMMER CAMPS: We support the inclusion of all children in camp. We follow the model that all people deserve to be included in society, no matter one’s physical, social, or emotional needs. Camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! We encourage everybody to experience camp sometime in their lives. If your child needs additional support to successfully participate in Camp Achva, for an additional fee we can arrange for an Inclusion Support Specialist that would be a good fit for your child. We look forward to supporting you and your child in a successful and fun-filled summer! Need accommodations? No problem. Accommodation requests and registration must be submitted by June 13. Please contact Jessica Tischler, Special Needs Director, at or (703) 537-3031

Camp Kadima (Forward)

Kadima is a recreational, social skills camp, led by a school psychologist, for children with Level 1 Autism (formerly known as Asperger’s), ADD/ADHD, and related disorders. Kadima means “
forward” or “let’s go!” which is meaningful because the goal of campis to provide positive experiences for children to absorb life skills to move forward in making individual progress. Kadima’s mission is to improve social and emotional skills in a safe and nurturing environment. The camp is designed to provide opportunities to build self-esteem, social competence, independence and self-awareness, and to foster positive friendships. Campers learn and grow dynamically. The camp is designed for social success in an inclusive environment. Parents have an opportunity to attend weekly meetings designed to provide feedback regarding their children, ask questions, and build camaraderie with the other camp families.

The camp day includes social skills therapy in conjunction with typical camp activities such as swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and music.

Social Skills curriculum includes but is not limited to:

  • Team-building and teamwork
  • Winning/losing
  • Impulse control
  • Coping strategies
  • Anger management
  • Friendship building
  • Conversation skills