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Capital Camps

Waynesboro, PA • Established 1988

Capital Camps Details

Summer Address
12720 Buchanan Trail East
Waynesboro, PA 17268

Winter Address
11300 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852


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Affiliated with Capital Camp & Retreat Center

Overnight Camp

Our camp has a special needs inclusion program in which children are mainstreamed.

Session Lengths: 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 3 Weeks, 4 Weeks, 7 Weeks

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The Capital Camps Story

Capital Camps is the premier Jewish overnight camp serving campers ages 8-17 from the Greater Washington area, Baltimore, and Northern and Southern Virginia. Our talented staff provide experiences full of laughter, friendship, and memories while challenging campers to try new things, to be independent, and to grow as individuals. At the core of our program is a sense of Jewish community – each of our programs is infused with Judaic content to encourage our campers to grow socially and spiritually. Located just 70 miles from Washington DC, Capital Camps is the perfect place to spend a summer working with first-class staff from around the world. In addition to a superb group of returning campers and staff, we also welcome new staff from England, Israel, and around the United States each summer.

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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

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