Affiliated with Mandel JCC of Cleveland
Our camp has a special needs inclusion program in which children are mainstreamed.
Camp accepts special needs children on a case by case basis.
Session Lengths: 2 Weeks, 3 Weeks, 4 Weeks, 7 Weeks
Camp Wise, the overnight camp of the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland, is nationally recognized as one of the premier Jewish overnight camps in the country. Camp Wise will help your child develop confidence, independence and positive self-esteem. We’ll give your child the skills they need to make life-long friendships and they’ll learn how to face challenges and overcome them. We’ll encourage them to try new activities and they’ll gain a love for nature. We’ll model for them what it means to be a proud, engaged Jew and they’ll learn how to be a true mensch. When they return home at the end of camp, they’ll give you a warm hug and then tell you how many days, minutes and seconds there are until next summer! Camp Wise has been a second home to children for more than 100 summers.
We serve over 700 children each summer. Over half of our campers are from cities in Ohio like Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Cincinnati and Toledo. Other campers come from across the country, and still others come from around the globe. We even have campers from Israel! Only 30 miles from Cleveland, parents like knowing we’re close to home, and kids like us because as they look up at the twinkling stars in the night sky over our 325 acres of forest, they feel like they’re in another world – their “Home of Happiness.”