Anisfield Day Camp is a vibrant, nurturing community rooted in Jewish values and traditions that inspire campers and staff to learn, grow, and explore while creating lasting memories that strengthen the Cleveland community. Anisfield Day Camp (Grades K-6) is the perfect traditional outdoor summer camp with two fabulous sites. Anisfield Day Camp offers swimming, boating, archery, campfires, singing, sports, camp-outs, and so much more! Campers learn the Jewish values of Kehillah (community), Klal Yirael (inspiring a connection to the Jewish people), Hachnasat Orchim (welcoming guests), and Gemilut Chasadim (bestowing kindness) in a way that goes hand-in-hand with splashing in the pool, climbing on the ropes course and shouting a camp cheer!
From the first song to the last goodbye, Anisfield Day Camp campers are immersed in adventures, ruach (spirit) and fun! At camp, friendships blossom, connections are formed and campers develop a true sense of belonging to a diverse and dynamic Jewish community.
Abbey returns to J-Day Camps for her third summer as the Director of Anisfield and Assistant Director of J-Day Camps. Abbey will tell you she considers camp to be her favorite holiday and enjoys celebrating every day and every one.
Iris Granot | Director of Anisfield B’Ivrit
Iris returns for her fourth summer overseeing the Hebrew Immersion program. Iris grew up in Israel and loves being able to instill a bond and love for Israel and the Hebrew language in her campers.
"Hosting Shlichim during the summers remains a wonderful experience for our family. Each year we meet dynamic and fascinating young Israelis with whom we maintain contact long after the summer has gone. Our kids are the greatest beneficiaries of the experience, finding in the Shlichim individuals who they come to regard as older siblings. It is an event we look forward to every year with good reason and plan on continuing for years to come."
- Soberman Family, The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp, Prosserman JCC
Connecting with Israel
“Although it was so new, Israel brought upon me a familiar sense of belonging much like what I feel at Camp Chi every summer. The ability to be in a place where one feels so free and proud to be a Jew is a feeling that makes me so proud to be involved in my Jewish heritage.”
- Joshua Krawitz, 17, Camp Chi, JCC Chicago