Camp JCC is a warm and inclusive camp community committed to the values of the JCC of Allentown which offers and large variety of programs to meet all campers’ needs. At Camp JCC, children make memories that last a lifetime. With options for every talent and specialty, every camper shines at Camp JCC.
The JCC traditional camp experience has full access to our 55-acre campus and offers daily flag raising with spirited camp songs, arts and crafts, Judaic programming, a low and high ropes challenge course, sports, drama, Israeli culture, music and dance, science, cooking, swim instruction and afternoon free swim periods.
We retain highly qualified and trained staff and maintain balanced camper to staff ratios. Each summer we invite Shlichim (emissaries from Israel) to join our summer camp staff as specialists so that they may share their culture, language and ruach (spirit) with our campers and camp families.
Camp JCC is also proud to offer a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program for teens entering 10th grade. The CIT Program provides excellent opportunity for teens looking to build their resumes and gain hands-on experience working with children.
Director of Camp and Children's Services | Brenda Finberg
Brenda Finberg is the Director of Camp and Children’s Services at the JCC of Allentown. She also oversees Stagemakers Theater Camp and year-round Stagemakers Youth Theater Programs, The Zone and Zone Jr. Children’s Programs, Enrichment Programs, as well as Post Camp, Winter Blast Camp, and Vacation Dayz Programs. She has a School Age Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential from Northampton Community College and a Dental Hygienist degree from the National School of Health and Technology. Throughout the 27 years Brenda has been at the JCC of Allentown, she never ceased to be amazed by the magic campers and staff create on and off of the stage. She is passionate about working with and bringing out the best in children and is looking forward to leading an amazing summer at Camp JCC.
"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