Seventy-five acres of the pine-studded Hale Reservation in Westwood, MA make JCC Grossman Camp the perfect setting for activities on land and water. Varied activities give Grossman campers lots of opportunities to explore nature, develop new skills and interests in a fun, positive and active community. Supportive, experienced counselors and staff help them develop the confidence to tackle these activities in a Jewish camping environment.
The Grossman day is about having fun! Grossman campers have varying interests and abilities, and at camp they have lots of choices. We emphasize opportunities to be successful in both activities and building social skills.
The Grossman schedule is entirely flexible. Families can enroll for two to nine weeks, consecutively or as they choose. Bus transportation is provided.
Once they arrive, campers participate in the program at a pace appropriate for their age. As campers mature, they have more electives to choose from, or they may continue with a broad camp program as the younger campers do. Everyone receives Red Cross approved instructional swim and participates in free swim under the supervision of trained instructors and lifeguards.
Grossman is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and self-confidence.
Leslie has been at Camp Grossman since 2007 when she started as a Unit Head. In 2009, she was promoted to Specialist Supervisor, and in 2011 Leslie joined JCC Greater Boston year-round as the Coordinator of Special Events and Recruiting for JCC Camping Services. She became an Assistant Director in 2012 and Director of Camp Grossman in 2019. In her first career, Leslie was a criminal defense trial attorney with The Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA in Politics from Mt. Holyoke College and a JD from Boston College.
Assistant Director | Sue Green
Sue Green has been at Camp Grossman for more than 25 summers; during the cooler months she works in the JCC Greater Boston Camping Services office and is the Director of School Vacation Camp. At camp, she supervises the Lower Camp and Jewish programming.
In addition, Sue teaches Hebrew school at Temple Emanuel. She received her undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Education from Clark University and an MSW from Boston College. A Jewish educator at heart, she spent many years as the principal of a synagogue religious school.
"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