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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-age children from grades K-10. Our vision is to create a safe space for campers and staff to learn and grow through building relationships with one another, engaging in meaningful programming, and embracing old and new camp traditions infused with Jewish culture.   

Through daily scheduling, field trips, special events, and leadership opportunities, campers from our youngest unit (Tzofim) to our oldest (Olim Bet) will look forward to augmented programming each year until they reach CIT-status, and ultimately join our J Camps staff team.

Summer 2018 Registration is open! Click "J Camps 2018" below to jump to brochures and forms.

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Download the 2018 Calendar here.

Summer 2018 Dates: 

Full Summer (Weeks 1-8):
June 25-August 17

1st Session (Weeks 1-4):
June 25-July 20 *No Camp July 4*

2nd Session (Weeks 5-8):
July 23-August 17



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

  • J Camps fill up quickly, so be sure to register early to ensure your child’s space is reserved.
  • Campers are encouraged to sign up for sessions in order to maximize their camp experiences and build relationships with other campers and staff.
  • All camps begin and end their day at the J. The camp day, unless otherwise noted, runs from 9am to 4pm. We start our day with Mifkad (an all camp community gathering to get the energy flowing with dancing, singing, daily announcements, etc.) and end our day with carpool.
  • Before and After Camp Care is available as an add-on between 7:30am–9am and 4pm–6pm.
  • Campers should come to camp every day with a bagged nut-free, meatless lunch (i.e. dairy or vegetarian), complete with a water bottle.* Please also send your campers wearing sneakers and with a swimsuit and towel each day.
  • *NEW for Summer ‘18: Hot lunch is available each day via full summer, session or weekly registration. May exclude select off-site camp experiences and field trips. See registration page for options. 



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 in J Camps, we can arrange for an Inclusion Support Staff (Shadow) at an additional cost. Priority will be given to campers who register by May 9 for either the full summer or 4-week session. We look forward to supporting you and your child for a successful and fun-filled summer! Please contact Arlene Lechner, or 703.537.3032, to arrange for an Inclusion Support Staff or for any other accommodations.



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J Camps 2018!

Registration is open!

Click here to download Registration form 
Click here to download Behavior Contract, Child Profile & Permission, and Emergency Contact Forms.
Click here to download the J Camps 2018 Parent Manual

Click here to check out the J Camps 2018 Brochure
Click here to check out the J Camps 2018 Lunch Menu

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the above forms, 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


j.dance program

Children-Adult Dance Classes

For Inquiries


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8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 703.323.0880 • Fax: 703.323.1993

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