While our Best Jewish Summer Camps .com home page and state directories are being created, you can immediately find all the currenly listed JCC, YMHA and other Jewish Summer Camps in our TheBestCamps.com All Summer Camps Directory -- just search the states you are interested in for any keyword.
There are literally hundreds of great summer JCC and other Jewish Summer Camps all across the US and Canada -- day camps, and great overnight camps, too.
Choosing the best JCC Summer Camp for you (your son or daughter) is about: how much religious study or Jewish cultural content is included, what recreational activities are offered, where the camp is located, the staff, and the cost -- just to name a few.
Part of what makes our 2016-17 JCC & Jewish Summer Camp Directory unique will be the inclusion of CAMP VIDEOS from each camp within the camp descriptions.
Our directory will be ready soon. New summer day and overnight JCC and other Jewish Summer Camps, are being added every day.
JEWISH SUMMER CAMP OWNERS / JCC CAMP DIRECTORS: If you would like to submit your camp for listing in our 2016-17 Best JCC and Jewish Summer Camps Directory, please click on the SUBMIT YOUR CAMP link above.
PARENTS & CAMPERS: If you are looking to find a summer camp to attend this summer, please check out our 2016-17 GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST SUMMER CAMP and come back again soon when our new 2016-17 JCC & Jewish Summer Camp Directory is complete. You can also read an excerpt from the 2016-17 Guide to Choosing the Best Summer Camp, below.
In addition to our 2016-17 JCC & Jewish Summer Camps Directory will also be posting quite a few SPECIAL INTEREST CAMP DIRECTORIES soon, and have included brief descriptions of these and links to their dedicated websites on the following pages and on our The Best Camps website.
Excerpt from our 2016-17 Guide to Choosing the Best Summer Camp:
CALL THE CAMP: Create a list of questions you really need answered, that were not answered by the camp website. Then call the camp -- yes even in the era of 'live chatting' and email forms, you should really try to talk to someone 'personally.' ¨Some camp's have year-round staff, but many don't. Leave a message for a call back or call the camp again until you can speak to someone in person. Skype is a great idea, too -- if the camp can do that. What's your impression? Is this going to be a friendly, professional experience? First impressions matter. Ask if there is a previous camp parent/camper you could talk to (or email) as a reference.