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Camp Barney Medintz

Cleveland, GA • Established 1963

Camp Barney Medintz Details

Summer Address
4165 Highway 129
Cleveland, GA 30528

Winter Address
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338


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Affiliated with Marcus JCC of Atlanta

Overnight Camp

Session Lengths: 2 Weeks, 4 Weeks

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The Camp Barney Medintz Story

Camp Barney Medintz is the overnight camp of the Marcus JCC of Atlanta, located in the north Georgia Blue Ridge mountains on 540 spectacular acres surrounding 2 large private lakes. Since 1963, "Camp Barney" has served nearly 1400 boys & girls each summer from throughout the southeast and approximately 26 states from all across the US. Nearly 90% return-rate each summer. Every imaginable activity is offered! Water skiing, swimming, boating, ropes courses, zip lines, all court & field sports, tennis, mountain biking, karate, horseback riding, theatre, dance, music, movie studio, radio station, Israeli cultural programs, chef's school, yoga, scuba, film festivals, sports tournaments, backpacking trips, whitewater rafting, caving and much more. Extraordinary facility including 950 seat lakeside amphitheater, 2 lakes, 2 swimming pools, 3 water slides, cultural & performing arts center, gymnasium & sports complex, high adventure climbing walls & ropes courses, equestrian center, 18,000' dining hall, modern health center, organic gardens, "mogan david" chapel/synagogue. We are proud of our "best feature": the careful selection of mature, experienced, talented, enthusiastic, warm & committed staff who care for, teach & mentor children & teens each summer. Exceptional attention to the details: tasty & nutritious meals (kosher), keen focus on health & safety, experiential environmental education, meaningful & exciting celebration of Jewish life & our connection to our global Jewish community, exhilarating "guest" staff program (artists-musicians-chefs-athletes), emphasis on the growth & esteem of every child.

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Why We Host Schlichim

"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

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“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