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Providence, RI • Established 1940

J-Camp Details

401 Elmgrove Ave
Providence, RI 02906


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Affiliated with JCC of Rhode Island

Day Camp

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

Session Lengths: 1 Week, 2 Weeks

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J-Camp (for ages 5–15) provides children with a wide range of opportunities to help them discover their perfect niche. If your child has an affinity for sports, theater, art, travel, or science, then J-Camp's Specialty Camps are sure to do the trick. Is your child always seeking the next new activity? If so, then the J-Camp Experience will offer just the right amount of variety to keep his or her curiosity piqued. With weekly field trips, art projects, time outdoors, and more, J-Camp offers fun for all while fostering self-confidence, self-esteem, and teamwork. (All staff are CPR and First Aid certified). As always, all J-Camps offer excellent staff-to-camper ratios and emphasize safety, health and respect. Our well-trained staff members are eager to provide your child with the highest standards of care while helping your child create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.


9 am–4 pm with EARLY ARRIVAL 8–9 am and EXTENDED DAY 4–6 pm options A dairy vegetarian morning snack and lunch will be provided to all campers. Campers are allowed to bring dairy vegetarian food for dietary restrictions and picky eaters. Campers should also bring DAILY a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, water bottle, extra change of clothing, and hat. All J-Camp programs are co-ed with age or grade requirements listed by each camp. Campers are divided into groups based on grade entering in September 2014. We offer Early Arrival and Extended Day to all camps for an additional fee. If you need to start the day early, we offer Early Arrival from 8 – 9 am. Campers are supervised by counselors while playing games from our extensive library of toys and games. You are welcome to bring breakfast for your kids to eat while they wait for their friends to arrive. If you need more time at the end of the day, enroll your child in our PM care, Extended Day, from 4–6 pm. Campers are encouraged to pack a snack for extended day. J-Campers in extended day play outdoor field games, games on the computer, create art, or just relax after a busy day at J-Camp. All J-Camp campers will spend arrival, snack, and lunch together as well as get daily swim times when not traveling. Every camper, regardless of the camp, will also participate in team games, an important part of camp. They show kids how to work together and give them a sense of community. All games will incorporate problem-solving within the group, and campers are encouraged to suggest team games. Campers will also make Challah for Shabbat with their team every Friday. CITs can register for 2 week sessions, where teens will spend half of their time training and doing activities together, and the other half working with kids, applying what they learned, and leading one activity with campers per session. Every session will have an optional social activity that the CITs organize, and some kind of community service project the CITs plan. They can choose to go on the weekly field trips, excluding travel camp trips.

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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