Weinstein JCC Summer Camps

For Kids in Preschool through 9th Grade

FAQs, Registration Information, & Program Rules


What kind of training does camp staff have?
Before they begin working at Camp, our staff undergo an intensive, multi-day professional training that includes behavior and group management and age specific developmental training. Staff members are CPR/First Aid certified and receive emergency response training.

What should my child bring/wear to camp?
All campers should wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothes that can get dirty. In addition, campers need to bring a dairy lunch and refillable water bottle each day. All items need to be labeled with their name. A more detailed list of items to bring (or not to bring) will be included in the parent manuals sent out prior to camp, and in email blasts leading up to and during camp.

What if my camper has allergies or needs to take medication during camp?
If your child has any medical needs, please indicate this when completing the Camp Health Form provided prior to the start of camp. In addition, please contact the pertinent camp director who can work directly with you and your camper’s counselor about your child’s specific needs. A completed medical authorization form with a doctor’s signature is required.

How will campers be transported to and from Camp Hilbert?
Your child’s safety is our number one priority. Camp Hilbert transports campers on Weinstein JCC buses and vans. All drivers are at least 21 years old, have completed background checks, and are trained in emergency preparedness policies and protocols.

Does my family need to be Jewish to attend camps at the JCC?
The JCC is open to all! You do not need to be Jewish to be a member or attend our programs including camp. Our camps infuse Jewish virtues and values (that are also universal virtues and values!) into everyday programs and provide opportunities to learn about Jewish culture.

Does my family need a membership to attend camps at the JCC?
JCC membership is not required to register and attend Camp; however, our members do receive discounted rates on programs and priority registration. To find out more about the perks of a Weinstein JCC membership, please visit weinsteinjcc.org or contact our Membership Office at 804-545-8636.

How can I add or change camps or sessions?
Camp changes and additions are subject to availability. Changes made after April 1 will be subject to a $35 fee per camp per week.

Will I get to meet camp staff before the summer begins?
Yes! Each camp will host its own Meet the Counselor event: 

• Specialty Camps: Thursday, May 23 at 6:00pm 

• Camp Ganim: Friday, May 31 at 3:30-5:00pm 

• Camp Hilbert: Sunday, June 2 at 1:00-3:00pm

Which camps are appropriate for my kindergartner? 
 If your child is going to Kindergarten in the Fall, they have the option of attending Camp HIlbert, Specialty Camps or, if they are currently enrolled in the Early Childhood program at the Weinstein JCC, Camp Ganim. However, it is important to note that Camp Hilbert is not able to accommodate rising kindergartners after attending the first session of Camp Ganim. Specialty Camps, however, is an option throughout the summer camp weeks. If you are unsure of which camp is best for your child, please contact the camp directors to discuss in more detail. Camp Hilbert: Britt Sain [email protected]; Specialty Camps: Nick Pruden [email protected]; Camp Ganim: Erin Cole [email protected]

Registration Information and Rules for All Programs

Please read carefully before you complete your camper’s application forms.

Changes in enrollment/cancellation policy:

  • A Change in enrollment is when a camper’s number of weeks remains the same but their schedule changes. (Changes are not guaranteed and are subject to availability in the program)
  • A Cancellation is when a camper’s number of weeks decreases (i.e., from 7 weeks to 5 weeks of camp)

Changes to programs, schedules, or additional options made after April 1 are subject to a $35 administration fee per change, per campe

You’ve submitted your Weinstein JCC Summer Camps Application Forms, so now what?

Once you submit your application, you will receive an email marking your Applied status. You will receive an additional email when your spot is confirmed and you are Enrolled. 

Please review your Confirmation Email to ensure that the session(s) for which your camper(s) is/are registered are correct. You will receive one Confirmation Letter per camper. For any changes you would like to make, please contact our Registration Manager Marianne Krumpe at [email protected]. All requested changes must be submitted in writing via email. 

Before Camp begins, it is important for us to have more information about your camper(s). These forms allow us to get to know your camper before their time with us so that we can provide the best possible experience, as well as to keep them safe while in our care. 

All camper forms will be available in your CampInTouch Account beginning March 1. Our goal is for all camper forms to be fully online this year, to avoid the amount of printing and scanning you have to do. We require all forms to be returned by May 31.

Application Information and Rules for All Camps

Please read carefully before you complete your camper’s application.

Registrations are processed in the order they are received. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Member Only registration will take place after January 28, 2024. Weinstein JCC family memberships must remain active throughout the entire camp session to receive member rates. For information on Weinstein JCC membership, please contact our Membership Office at 804-545-8636.

If you need financial assistance, please contact Andrea Costanzo at [email protected] to request scholarship information. Deadline for scholarship applications is February 26.

Camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! The inclusion of campers with different abilities is important to us. If your child receives support services during the school year and/or may need additional support to successfully participate in summer camp at the Weinstein JCC, please contact Andrea Costanzo our Director of Inclusion and Support Services at [email protected] or call 545-8658 to determine enrollment eligibility.

All our Camps require supplemental forms such as health forms and permissions forms, to be completed and submitted prior to the first session that a camper will attend camp. No camper will be able to attend camp unless these forms are on file. All supplemental forms will be sent electronically to parents, so please be on the look-out for these forms.

The Weinstein JCC reserves the right to photograph and videotape camp and sports activities for use in publicity and promotional materials. Please notify us in writing if you do not wish for your child’s photo to be used.