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Jewish Summer Camps in Baltimore

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S’mores, campfires, celebrating Shabbat with friends, Havdalah by the lake, and color war are probably just a few of the memories you might have–or might want your kids to make – related to Jewish summer camp. But how do you pick the right one? Co-ed? Single gender? Specialty? Day camp or sleepaway? The choices can be positively dizzying!

No need to despair! Baltimore has its very own camp concierge. What is a camp concierge you might ask? Janna Zuckerman at The Center for Jewish Camping at The Associated is happy to tell you–and while she’s at it–she will also help you find a summer camp that is the perfect fit for your child and your family.

Worried about the cost of camp and wondering about scholarship options? She’s got that covered too. You can reach Janna by email or by phone at 410-369-9237.

We’ve put together a list of day camps and overnight camps serving the Baltimore area to help get you started:

Day Camps

Beth Tfiloh Camps
400 Delight Meadows Rd.
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-517-3451
Ages Served: Ages 4 – 15 years
Kosher
Co-ed
Description: At Beth Tfiloh Camps, campers ages 4 to 15 enjoy our 60-acre campsite in Reisterstown, with ballfields, nature center, ropes course, playground, sport courts, theatre, art studios, and aquatic center with three pools, a boating lake, and splash pad. We offer daily swim lessons, specialty art, sports, survival, theatre, and travel camps, leadership training, color war, Jewish culture, and so much more. Glatt kosher hot lunch and supervised door-to-door and centralized bus service to Baltimore and Howard Counties are available.

Beth Tfiloh Nursery Camp
3300 Old Court Rd.
Pikesville, MD 21208
410-518-3451
Ages Served: Ages 2 -4 years
Kosher
Co-ed

Description: At Beth Tfiloh Nursery Camp, certified teachers provide close supervision and create a safe, nurturing environment for campers ages 2 to 4. Sports, water play, story time, arts and crafts, singing, nature, Shabbat celebrations, and special events take place at Beth Tfiloh’s beautiful preschool and grounds in Pikesville. We offer flexible enrollment, half-day, full-day, morning and afternoon extended day.

Camp Shoresh
2429 Pleasant View Rd.
Adamstown, MD 21710
Summer: 301-874-8150
Office: 410-358-8571
Ages Served: Preschool – 10th grade
Kosher
Co-ed*
*
Girls and boys are separated for certain activities including prayer services and swimming.
Description: Founded in 1979, Shoresh Inc. is a year-round Jewish educational experience geared to the entire family. Our extensive programming is designed specifically for children, teens, college students and adults as well as events and trips, highlighted by a special seven-week summer day camp. The distinctive programming at Camp Shoresh combines the beauty and depth of our rich Jewish heritage with a wide range of physical activities on our beautiful 107 acre campus located in Adamstown, MD. Shoresh is recognized globally as an elite program of this nature.

JCC J Day Camp
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact Emily Peisach Stern | 410-559-3557 | estern@jcc.org
Ages Served: Kindergarten – 6th grade
Kosher
Co-ed
Description: 
At J Day Camp, we believe that today’s campers need the time to just be kids, play and have fun in an environment infused with Jewish content, values, and Israeli culture. Whether perfecting the front crawl or backstroke in our Red Cross Swim program, hitting the target in archery, learning new soccer skills, creating an arts & crafts masterpiece, singing silly camp songs, exploring hiking trails or soaring across the lake on a zip line, our campers are engaged and encouraged to do the very best that they can.

Grade K-2 | Beresheet
Welcome to the incredible world of J Day, offering something for every camper. Your child will love free swim and you’ll love that they receive instructional swim too! They’ll explore nature, climb our ropes course, create works of art, cook farm-to-table cuisine, and learn so much about Israeli culture with their new friends. Second grade campers will even get a taste of our J Day electives to gear up for the older campers’ Tzofim program!

Grade 3-6 | Tzofim – NEW Elective Tracks
J Day’s Tzofim campers participate in all of J Day’s wonderful camp activities and also have a fantastic opportunity to grow in an area they love. Does your child enjoy Science and Technology? Or are they more of the Outdoor Adventure, Arts & Culture, or Athletic type? You and your child decide the track, J Day provides the direction. Instructional swim, free swim, field trips, and an overnight included.

Camp Koolanu
Weinberg Park Heights JCC
5700 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-500-5948 | campkoolanu@jcc.org
Ages Served: Kindergarten – 5th grade
Kosher
Boys Only
Description: Designed for boys from Yeshiva day schools, we start our day with davening and learning before spreading our wings into sports, science, swimming, arts and crafts, day trips and more. In addition to using the J’s pool, gym and rooftop court, your son will also enjoy sports on the playing fields at the Police Training Academy, across the street from the J.

Noah’s Ark
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact Dani | 410.559.3589 | dashendorf@jcc.org
Ages Served: Ages 2 – 5 
Kosher
Co-ed
Description
Noah’s Ark is all about discovery. Campers will explore the J’s playgrounds and nature trails; create music and art; and make fun, healthy snacks. Noah’s Ark will also get your child into the water and swimming by the end of summer. Your child will receive up to four swim lessons a week in the J’s certified instructional swim program! For children ages 3–24 months we offer infant/toddler care all day, Monday through Friday.

Camp Ami
Weinberg Park Heights JCC
5700 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
Contact Carly Schwartz | 410.500.5936 | cschwartz@jcc.org
Ages Served: Ages 2 – 5
Kosher
Co-ed
Description: At Camp Ami, your child will receive instructional swim and delight in Israeli culture, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, games, stories, science activities, cooking, and water play. All activities are designed to enhance gross motor skills and sensory experiences as well as increase your child’s independence and confidence. For children ages 3–24 months we offer infant/toddler care all day, Monday through Friday.

Habimah Arts for Kids & Teens Camp
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact Melissa Seltzer | 410.559.3593 | mseltzer@jcc.org
Kosher
Co-ed
Descriptions:
Grade 1-6 | Habimah Arts
Your budding artist will be guided by Baltimore’s top artists and arts organizations who will help them enhance their skills and explore new horizons. Every camp session includes an art-centered field trip and culminates in a final showcase and gallery at the Gordon Center to share all of the new skills your child has learned! Some of the classes offered during the summer have included: Musical Theatre Dance, Puppetry, Magic, Acting, Voice, Cooking, Set Design, Stage Make Up, Drumming, Violin and many, many more.

Grade 7-8 | Habimah Teen
Whether you are a budding artist or a seasoned expert, there is a place for you at Habimah Teen! Earn community service hours while doing what you love and work with experts in their field to dive deeper into the arts with advanced electives. As a Habimah Teen, you will also participate in special events and field trips with your TNT peers.

Maccabi Sports Camp
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact Wendell Lee | 410.500.5994 | wlee@jcc.org
Ages Served: Grades 1 – 6
Kosher
Co-ed
Descriptions:

Grades 1–2 | Kickstarter
Your camper will learn, grow and thrive at Maccabi Sports Camp! In addition to teaching sports and healthy competition, we teach teamwork, respect for self, and respect for others. Our camp strives on sportsmanship and emphasizes Jewish values through our group activities and individual recognition. Instructional and recreational swim are included in all age groups.

Grades 3–4 | Junior Varsity
JV is a transitional camp experience focused on developmentally appropriate skills, team concepts and sportsmanship.  Each day your camper will be introduced to new skills relating to the sports covered that day.  The morning session is focused on skill development, while afternoon activities allow players to put their new knowledge and skills into action.  JV campers go on weekly fieldtrips, including our overnight at the J.

Grade 5–6 | Triple A (AAA)
Your camper will spend each day developing skills and conditioning relating to a particular sport, learning game rules and participating in different game scenarios. AAA campers will have a daily choice between two different sports during the morning instructional periods. Afternoon activities will focus on sport specific competitions and challenges.  AAA campers have a weekly field trip, including our annual overnight at the J.

Tennis Camp
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact Adam Stein | 410.559.3538 | astein@jcc.org
Ages Served: Ages 3 – 15
Kosher
Co-ed
Descriptions:
Ages 3–5 | Munchkin Tennis
Designed for our youngest campers, Munchkin Tennis Camp is held on a reduced-sized court with smaller racquets and specialized balls. Your little one will have a blast while learning basic tennis skills in a nurturing environment. *There is no extended day option for Munchkin Tennis.

Ages 5–14 | Tennis Camp
Whether your child has never held a racquet or lives on the tennis courts, Mr. Adam and his expert staff meet them where they are. From learning basic tennis skills, to sharpening form and swings, to tackling the mental aspect of the game, all skill levels are welcome. After lunch, campers can choose to cool off in the pool, visit our shaded playground, or remain on the courts for more tennis fun.

Karate Camp with Comprehensive Survival Arts
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact Jen Lake | 410.559.3553 | jen@csakarate.com
Ages Served: Ages 4 – 12
Kosher
Co-ed
Descriptions:
Ages 4–12 | Karate Camp
Here’s the kicker: one of the best Karate Camps in the region is housed right inside the JCC: CSA Karate Camp. Your child will earn belts while learning Martial Arts skills that will improve awareness, control, and confidence while building character. They will also enjoy traditional camp activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, fitness fun, games, and much more!

Ages 13–15 | Karate CIT Camp
A three-level leadership program designed for those new to CSA as well as long time, high-ranking students.

TNT (Top Notch Teens) Camp Assistant Program
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact Jeff Snyder | 410.500.5453 | jsnyder@jcc.org
Ages Served: Teens entering grades 7 & 8
Kosher
Co-ed

Description: 
Connecting, learning, and leading are the goals of this popular program for Jewish middle schoolers. Your teen spends the morning assisting in one of our summer camps and earning community service hours, while afternoons are focused on fun with new and old friends in electives, workshops, and special events.

CIT (Counselors In Training)
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact Cody Gelvar | 410.843.7480 | cgelvar@jcc.org
Ages Served: Teens entering grades 9 & 10
Kosher
Co-ed
Description: This leadership development program is designed to empower teens by offering new responsibilities, challenges, and adventures including working with younger campers, team-building, and amazing off-site field trips each session.

Tiyul Adventure Day Camp
5425 Mt. Gilead Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Office: 410-500-5424
Ages: Grades 2-6
Kosher
Coed
Description: Each day campers will gain a unique experience as they connect the meaning and traditions of earth-based Judaism to hands-on skills. Campers will spend the day exploring the forest with shelter building and creek walking. Connect to the land with seed planting and vegetable harvesting. Campers will learn from and with our animals. We will share stories, sing songs and live through our adventures!

 

Overnight Camps 

Camps Airy & Louise
Thurmount, MD / Cascade, MD
Office: 410-466-9010
Summer (Airy): 301-271-4636
Summer (Louise): 301-241-3661
Ages Served: Ages 7 – 17
Kosher Style
Boys Only (Camp Airy)/Girls Only (Camp Louise)
Description: Camp Airy is an overnight camp for Jewish boys and a fixture in Western Maryland for over 90 years. We welcome all types of families, and promise that each camper will find his inner awesome in activities that are athletic, creative and adventurous. At Camp Airy, boys make friends for life! Camp Louise is an overnight camp for Jewish girls with a tradition of over 90 years of campers finding their inner awesome. Located in Western Maryland, Camp Louise provides a summer community of friendship and fun through programs in the arts, sports, and outdoor adventure. At Camp Louise, girls make friends for life!

Camp Havaya
108 Rabbi Jeff Way, South Sterling PA 18460
833 CAMP HAV (833-226-7428)
Ages Served: Grades 3 – 11
Kosher
Co-ed
Description:
 Camp Havaya is all about the joy of summer camp with the freedom to be who you truly are. In our incredibly diverse and accepting community, all kids—no matter their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, or Jewish background—are more than welcomed. They’re celebrated! We’re a Reconstructionist community where campers are encouraged to explore traditions and today’s world to discover what being Jewish means to them. Their different experiences and perspectives are a big part of what makes our camp so amazing.

Camp Ramah-Poconos
Lakewood, PA
Office: 215-885-8556
Summer: 570-798-2504
Ages Served: Grades 2 – 10
Kosher
Co-ed
Description:
Camp Ramah in the Poconos is an overnight Jewish summer camp located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains for kids and teens grades 2-10. We create a warm, nurturing, kosher, Shabbat observant environment complete with water sports, ropes course, sports fields, creative arts, singing, dancing, and spiritual learning that fosters lifelong Jewish connections, one happy camper at a time.

Capital Camps
Waynesboro, PA
Office: 866-430-2267
Summer: 717-794-2177
Ages Served: Ages 8 – 17
Kosher
Co-ed
Description:
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. At Capital Camps, we inspire our campers and staff to grow as individuals and to build Jewish communities through meaningful challenges and shared experiences.

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava
Street, MD
Office: 800-454-2205 or 301-348-7339
Summer: 410-893-7006 or 410-893-7079
Ages Served: Grades 3 – 10
Kosher
Co-ed

Description: We are a residential summer camp that has excited Jewish youth for 75 years. Located in beautiful Hartford County, Moshava is focused on Chevra (Friendship and Community), Tikkun Olam (Community Service), Israel and Leadership. It’s all the fun of a summer camp-sports, arts and crafts, Israeli dancing, singing, campfires, canoeing, tubing, swimming-plus a depth that our thinking, caring children crave. Your child will make friendships that last a lifetime!

Perlman Camp
Lake Como, PA
Office: 301-231-5300
Summer: 570-635-9200
Ages Served: Grades 3 – 11
Kosher
Co-ed
Description: Located on 400 magnificent acres in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, our 2, 3, 4 and 7-week options for boys and girls entering grades 3 through 11, offer an exceptional program of activity, learning and friendship. We provide a fun-filled summer of arts, athletics, aquatics and outdoor adventure infused with the brilliant history and rich culture of the Jewish people.

Tiyul Adventure Overnight Camp
5425 Mt. Gilead Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Office: 410-500-5424
Ages: Grades 4 – 8
Kosher
Coed
Description: Situated in Reisterstown, Maryland, Tiyul Adventure Overnight Camp offers an immersive outdoor experience in our beautiful and diverse surroundings. Campers will gain a sense of wonder and amazement as they connect to the land. Campers will enjoy their favorite camp activities while deepening their knowledge of farm tasks, wilderness skills, and adventure courses. Through a celebration of Shabbat in the forest and overcoming challenges we will create a community bound together through stories, laughs and dirty hands!

URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy
975 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382
Office: 410-609-9870
Ages: Grades 4 – 11
Kosher Style
Co-ed
Description: Mentored by the best in their field, young artists are drawn together in a dynamic community to experience camp, explore their passions, and improve their skills in culinary arts, dance, instrumental or vocal music, theatre, and visual arts, in a living laboratory for learning and performing.  Through major and minor workshops, campers challenge themselves to continue their development as artists, sharpening their natural abilities and acquiring new skills. Electives offer further opportunity to expand imaginations. Specialists from the field serve as compelling role models who weave Jewish values, ethics, and tradition together with the spirit and excitement of a dynamic creative artistic community.

URJ Camp Harlam
Kunkletown, PA
Office: 610-668-0423
Summer: 570-629-1390
Ages Served: Grades 3 – 12
Kosher Style
Co-ed
Description: Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Pocono Mountains in rural Pennsylvania, URJ Camp Harlam provides the finest in recreational and educational activities for Reform Jewish youth. Established in 1958, Camp Harlam has developed a strong tradition of success and excellence based on a highly skilled staff dedicated to the spiritual, physical, social and psychological well-being of each child. We’re particularly proud of our open and inclusive communities that are sensitive to the needs of interfaith and diverse families.

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