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J Camps

A summer of camp fun with memories to last a lifetime!

J Camps at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia provide fun and formative summer experiences for school-aged children with all kinds of interests. Whatever type of camp your school-aged child is dreaming of, it's likely that J Camps has it to offer. We promise a unique blend of traditional day camp activities, field trips, Jewish culture, and fun-loving, experienced staff to create a summer filled with excitement and adventure! 


J Camps

Camp runs from July 3-August 18, 2017 - Calendar


Click here to view the 2017 brochure and learn more about our camps, including specialty camps, special needs camps, and more!

Regardless of which camp experience you choose, here are some things you need to know about all of our camps:

  1. J Camps fill up quickly, so be sure to register early to ensure your child’s space is reserved.
  2. Campers must register for a minimum of two weeks (consecutive or nonconsecutive) in either general or specialty camps.
  3. All campers begin and end their day at the J. The camp day, unless otherwise noted, runs from 9am to 4pm. We start and end our day with Mifkad! (an all camp community gathering to get the energy flowing with dancing, singing, daily announcements, and of course, “Hebrew Man”).
  4. Before and After Camp Care is available as an add-on between 7:30am–9am and 4pm–6pm.
  5. Campers should come to camp every day with a bagged nut-free, meatless lunch (i.e. dairy or vegetarian), complete with a labeled water bottle. Please also send your campers wearing sneakers and with a swimsuit and towel each day.


Inclusion at J Camps

We support the inclusion of all children in camp, regardless of one’s physical, social, or emotional needs; camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! If your child needs additional support to ensure a successful summer at Camp Achva, we can arrange for an Inclusion Support Specialist at an additional cost. You can also find out about Camp Kadima, our Special Needs camp, here.

We look forward to supporting you and your child for a successful and fun-filled summer! Please contact Jessica Tischler, Special Needs Director, at or 703.537.3031 to arrange for an Inclusion Support Specialist or for any other accommodations.


Camp Store

J Camps merchandise is available to order! Just fill and return this order form to Rachel in the Camp Office.


J Camps 2017!

Click here to view the 2017 camp brochure!
Click here to view the 2017 camp calendar!
Click here to download the camp registration forms.
Click here to download additional forms that are required for camp.

In addition to the Behavior Contract Form, Child Profile & Permission Form, and Emergency Contact Form (all found in the link for additional forms above), ALL campers (new & returning) must submit an up-to-date record of Immunizations and a copy of their Birth Certificate along with Registration.



Children & Family

Contact Us

Fairfax: Infant-5 yrs

Infant Toddler, Preschool, Enrichment

For Inquiries


Alexandria: 16 months-4 yrs

Infant Toddler, Preschool, Enrichment

For Inquiries


Grades K-8

Before- & After-School Care (BASE), Enrichment, Camp

For Inquiries

703.537.3092 program

Children-Adult Dance Classes

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