Back to Search

Camp Mountain Chai

San Diego, CA • Established 2006

Camp Mountain Chai Details

4950 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92123

858-499-1330

Camp Mountain Chai's Website

Affiliated with null

Overnight Camp

Camp accepts special needs children on a case by case basis.

Session Lengths: 2 Weeks, 3 Weeks, 5 Weeks, 7 Weeks

Explore Camp Mountain Chai

The Camp Mountain Chai Story

Camp Mountain Chai is the realization of a dream of a number of committed leaders in the San Diego Jewish community. After years of searching, the current facility in Angelus Oaks was purchased in 2004 by the Jewish Community Camp and Retreat Center, Inc. and Camp Mountain Chai officially opened its doors to Jewish children in 2006. Camp Mountain Chai expands and enriches Jewish identity by establishing an atmosphere of knowledge and love for Jewish culture, traditions and religion. Through sports, arts, outdoor adventure and aquatics, campers build lifelong friendships, independence and self worth. At Camp Mountain Chai, our campers and staff enrich their Jewish identities in a community where Jewish tradition and heritage are an integral part of daily living. CMC provides a warm and caring family atmosphere. Our highly trained staff works hard to maintain this safe, nurturing environment for our campers. Campers develop a sense of community through the many forms of group activities offered throughout the day. At the same time, each camper’s individuality is also honored and respected. Our campers are given the special and unique opportunity to experience personal growth, independence, and an increased sense of self-esteem and friendship building in a healthy and supportive environment.

Featured Activities at Camp Mountain Chai

Find Your Camp

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

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