Bring the whole family to learn why Jewish camp could be the best decision you make for your child’s health, growth, and future. Give your six-to-nine-year old a taste of camp life, complete with outdoor adventure, arts & crafts, communal meals, sports, swimming and singing – on and off the bus! Join us to see how you can create lifelong memories for your child.
Camps and Trips
For summer 2020, we offer the opportunity to visit three different camps, all within a two hour drive of Greater Philadelphia.
Why Jewish Summer Camp?
Jewish camp creates strong, independent, healthy and happy Jewish kids, of course! Camp also lays the foundation for a strong, vibrant Jewish community.
Summers at camp are packed with fun activities that encourage kids to discover new skills and interests they never knew they had. Whether they’re telling stories in their bunks, learning to make cheese or pottery, or playing tennis, gaga or capture the flag, campers explore who they are in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment – one that is focused on their development and well-being.
And the research shows that children who attend Jewish camp are more likely to become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities.
Discover Camp with PJ Library Details
This program is designed for families with children ages six to nine.
Cost is $36 per family, refundable upon completion of your trip.
What you can expect day-of:
Bus to camp will depart the Plymouth Meeting Mall parking lot (500 W Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462) at 8:00 a.m. You’ll get a snack on the bus and lunch and a snack at camp. Families will tour the camp and participate in great activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, games, sports and more!
After your trip:
You’ll receive communications to guide you along your camp choosing journey as well as information on how to make camp more affordable. You can start your research by visiting the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Camp Finder.
When you’re child is ready for camp, you’ll receive $300-$500 off the cost of select overnight Jewish camps. You are also eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of $700 or $1,000 off your child’s first year. After year-one, the Jewish Federation offers needs-based scholarships to qualified families of up to 30% off the cost of camp.