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Camp Achva FAQs

Do you offer Before- and After- care?

Yes! Before- and After-Camp Care is only available for camp families. It is designed to meet the needs of our busy camp families! Curbside drop-off is available during our morning program.

Morning (AM): 7:30am - 9:00am

Afternoon (PM): 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Do you offer transportation to/from Camp Achva?

Yes! We are pleased to offer transportation to/from camp from select locations in the Arlington/Alexandria area for an additional cost. Space is limited, so please inform the Camp Office ASAP in addition to adding this service to your child’s registration if you’d like to take advantage of this exciting new addition. Transportation registration is available for 4-week or 8-week registrations only. Pick-up/drop-off times will be determined and communicated to families in early June.

Arlington (Etz Chayim Congregation)

Alexandria (Location TBD)


Do you provide lunch to the campers?

Lunch is available each camp day at an additional cost via weekly, session,
or full summer registration.


I hear we need to be a J member to register our kids for camp. Can you tell me about that?

Options for J Membership for Summer 2019 (for non-Family Membership holders)

Option 1: Summer Camp Membership

  • $29.00 Activation Fee
  • $0 Enrollment Fee (Regularly $99)
  • 3 months @ $118/month June 1-August 31
  • Membership Auto-Cancels August 31 

Option 2: Regular Family Membership (household) Month-to-Month

  • $29.00 Activation Fee
  • Call for Current Enrollment Fee
  • Call for Current Membership Rate
  • Continues Month-to-Month; Cancel at any time with 30-day notice

Members receive full access to the Fitness Center, Group Exercise Classes, Pool, and more

Compare the new model to last year’s:

2018: 8-Weeks Tzofim, nonmember rate: $3,400
2019: 8-Weeks Tzofim, one-rate: $2,680 + $383 (Summer Camp Membership + Activation Fee) = $3,063
That’s a Camp Savings of: $337…Welcome to Camp Achva!


Camp Hotline Camp Email: 703.537.3092 SchoolAgeServices@jccnv.org

If you have more questions or concerns, please contact our staff:

Director: Rich.Dinetz@jccnv.org • 703.537.3091

Office Manager: Rachel.Dannick@jccnv.org • 703.537.3096

Kadima Director • Special Needs Director: Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org • 703.537.3031

Inclusion Coordinator: Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org • 703.537.3032

j.dance Coordinator: Brenda.Forsley@jccnv.org • 703.537.3057

Aquatics Director: Teo.Albu@jccnv.org • 703.537.3053

Billing & Accounts Manager: Adi.Crowley@jccnv.org • 703.537.3077


Children and Family

Contact Us

Fairfax: Infant-5 yrs

Infant Toddler, Preschool, Enrichment

For Inquiries


Alexandria: 16 months-4 yrs

Infant Toddler, Preschool, Enrichment

For Inquiries


School Age Services and
Camp Achva

Before- & After-School Care (BASE), Camp, Vacation Day Program

For Inquiries


j.dance program

Children-Adult Dance Classes

For Inquiries


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