It’s time to get back to Camp JCC

June 2, 2022

What’s Happening

As Camp JCC prepares to open for the summer of 2022, the word that keeps coming to mind is “Back.” Beyond the anticipation of being “back” at Camp JCC, who and what are “back” at Camp JCC is exciting.

The campers are back. Enrollment requests poured in this year, and waiting lists were required earlier than ever. Seventy-five percent of the campers are returners. The camp’s CIT (Counselor in Training) contingent, nearly entirely comprised of former Camp JCC campers themselves, is coming back to give others the meaningful experience they had.

The Camp JCC Team is back. Many counselors from the 2021 summer and before are coming back to camp. Additionally, many familiar faces from the 2021 camp leadership team, including Chris and Michelle Fenley, Sarah Cooper, and Kate-Lynn Cipolla, are back as a part of an expanded team for summer 2022.

Special events are back. This summer, campers can look forward to even more “Fun Fridays,” special performances, and camp-wide events. For older campers, many previous favorites such as “camper choice,” late stays, and overnights are back, in addition to more field trips.

Anticipation and excitement for Camp JCC are back. Parents say that their campers have been talking about camp all year and they are counting down the days until they are back at camp with their friends.

In other words, Camp JCC is back and ready for an unforgettable summer.

To learn more about Camp JCC, or to hear about year-round opportunities for teens in the community, contact Dave Flagler, director of camp and teen engagement, at DFlagler@UJFT.org or 757-452-3182.

-Dave Flagler
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