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Camp Ganim offers educational and safe opportunities for children ages 2-5 to interact with nature. They run, climb, dig, collect, pretend, take risks and create, while exploring sand, mud, flowers, insects and more! Add swimming, art, water play, music, gardening, and caring counselors, and what a perfect summer your child will have! For more information, check out our Camp Ganim page.
Camp Hilbert is a safe, fun and nurturing environment where kids in grades K-10 can explore the outdoors. From the morning flag pole assembly to canoeing on beautiful Lake Rosalie, campers will enjoy a wide range of activities led by trained specialists designed to provide an experience unlike any other. Located in Goochland County, our 110-acre site is a perfect day camp setting. Let your children have the summer of a lifetime...and we’re sorry if they come home a little bit muddy! For more information, check out our Camp Hilbert page.
Specialty Camps allow campers to explore a special interest two weeks at a time, all summer long! Does your child ever dream of creating LEGO masterpieces, become a star athlete or building a robot? Specialty Camps has all of those interests and more! Our camps provide professional and focused instruction which result in fun with learning mixed in. Our goal is to provide an interactive and safe environment that ensures every camper’s physical, mental, and social developmental needs are met. For more information, check out our Specialty Camps page.
Kids’ Place Camp is an exciting end-of-summer experience with one week of age-appropriate and fun-filled programs and activities. For more information, check out our Kids' Place Camps page.
Our teen camps are excellent volunteer opportunities designed to help participants in grades 7-12 meet their school's community service requirements, while still having an exciting, fun and meaningful summer experience. These "peer camper" opportuntities in the CIT program, where counselors will pratice their skills working with campers at either Specialty Camps or Camp Hilbert, or with Voices Together working with young campers and/or those with disabilities, all inovlve assissting the counselors and learning valuable skills. For more information, check out our Teen Camps page.
With our state-of-the-art Aquatics Center at Camp Hilbert and the Weinstein JCC recreational pool used for Camp Ganim, our Instructional Swim Program feautres everything to ensure our campers gain swimming competence to last a liftime. As the summer progresses, the campers attain new skills and move up to the next level to gain confidence in all areas of swimming.
Voices Together is a safe and structured day camp for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Campers participate in both indoor and outdoor activities that keep them engaged and entertained, including art, music therapy, swimming, science and classroom and gym games. The professional staff and teen volunteers make this an experience your child will not forget! For more information, check our our Voices Together page.
We are excited to introduce you to our NEW parent platform hosted by CampMinder called CampInTouch. This is where you will login to sign up for camp, complete all of your required camper’s forms, and more. To reduce the transmission of paper, camp applications will only be accepted via this online form.
Please follow these steps to begin your online application:
For NEW Weinstein JCC Camp Families:
1. Navigate to our Weinstein JCC Camper Application page
2. Follow the steps within the application to create your camper's account and complete application
For RETURNING Weinstein JCC Camp Families:
*Application does not confirm camper's spot.
Additional CampInTouch Links:
Please note these important dates for our 2021 summer camp season!
May 2: Fee for Camp Changes Begins
May 4: Camp Ganim Parent Orientation
June 11: Deadline for camper supplemental forms for Camp Hilbert & Specialty Camps
June 13: Camp Hilbert New Family Open House
June 17: Camp Hilbert Meet the Staff Night (Virtual)
July 5: All Camps Closed
August 13: Last Day of Camp Ganim
August 20: Last Day of Camp Hilbert
August 27: Last Day of 12-Month Summer Preschool
September 2: Last Day of Kids’ Place Camp
September 3: Last Day of Specialty Camps
The Summer Camps at the Weinstein JCC will follow and abide by all COVID-related health and safety protocols and precautions recommended by the CDC and our local Health Department. At this time, we are not scheduling field trips or overnights for any of our camp programs. If circumstances change and we are able to move forward safely, we will adjust camp programming.
Once the camping season begins on June 21, withdrawals from Camp Hilbert and Specialty Camps will not be refunded. Refunds will only be given if the Weinstein JCC cancels the program. If the program begins but must be cancelled because of government-mandated shutdown or the JCC decides to cancel before completion, a prorated refund will be granted unless the program moves to a virtual format. The prorated refund will be determined by the number of sessions/weeks remaining in the program (for Camp Hilbert & Specialty Camps).
*Protocols as of February 2021
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 review of CDC COVID-19 protocols, behavior and group management and age specific 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. The basics include: dairy lunch for Hilbert and Camp Ganim and dairy lunch and morning snack for Specialty campers (see page 8 for more details on lunch and snacks), water bottle, sunscreen, hat, two swim suits for Hilbert campers or one swim suit and goggles for Specialty Camp and Ganim campers, a towel, and a change of clothes. All items campers bring to camp should be labeled with camper's name. A more detailed list of items to bring (or not to bring) will be included in the parent manuals sent out prior to each camp program, and also 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 camp director who can work directly with you and your camper’s counselor with regard to 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 protocol. *COVID-19 protocols will be enforced.
Does my family need to be Jewish in order 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 such as kindness, community and respect (that are also universal virtues and values!) into everyday programs and provide opportunities to learn about Jewish culture.
Does my family need a membership in order 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. To find out more about the perks of a Weinstein JCC membership, please visit weinsteinjcc.org or contact our Membership Department at 285-6500.
How can I add or change camps or sessions?
Camp changes and additions are subject to availability. Changes made after May 2 will be subject to a $35 fee per camp per week.
Will I get to meet camp staff before the summer begins?
Yes! Camp Hilbert and Specialty Camp families will have the opportunity to meet camp staff (virtually) at Meet the Counselor Night on June 17 at 7 p.m. New Hilbert families will be able to see the Camp and meet the staff on June 13 at 11 a.m. Camp Ganim’s Open House will be facilitated by each classroom/teacher prior to camp starting.
Please read carefully before you complete your camper's application.
Applications are processed in the order they are received. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Weinstein JCC family memberships must remain active throughout the entire camp session in order to receive member rates. If you have questions, call Joey Wood at 545-8605. For information on Weinstein JCC membership, please contact Membership Director Randi Amar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-545-8635.
Due to Virginia Department of Health guidelines related to COVID-19, as well as our licensing and camper/counselor ratios, each session has a fixed maximum number of campers that can be accommodated. Parents will be notified if they are put on a wait list. For the safety of our campers, enrollment cannot be expanded beyond group capacity. Please register early to ensure your placement. There is a separate wait list for each camp. Slots are filled as space becomes available per camp. All programs are contingent upon minimum enrollment.
If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact Joey Wood at email@example.com to request scholarship information. Deadline for scholarship applications is April 16, 2021.
INCLUSION AT SUMMER CAMP
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 Missy Bunce, Youth, Family, Camping and Support Services Director at 545-8658 or firstname.lastname@example.org to determine enrollment eligibility.
All of 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.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOGRAPHY
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.