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Camp Achva

Fairfax, VA • Established 1969

Camp Achva Details

8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031


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Affiliated with The Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia

Day Camp

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

Session Lengths: 1 Week, 4 Weeks, 8 Weeks

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The Camp Achva Story

Camp Achva at the Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia provides fun and formative summer experiences for school-age children from grades K-10. Our vision is to create a safe space for campers and staff to learn and grow through building relationships with one another, engaging in meaningful programming, and embracing old and new camp traditions infused with Jewish culture. Through daily scheduling, field trips, special events, and leadership opportunities, campers from our youngest unit (Yeladimim) to our oldest (Giborim) will look forward to augmented programming each year until they reach CIT-status, and ultimately join our Camp Achva staff team.

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