Letting Kids Be Kids

JCC Day Camp

For 89 Years

Where everyone is welcome.

Dear Parents,
Considering COVID 19, the JCC Day Camp Committee is currently exploring different options for this upcoming camp season. Our goal is to deliver a safe, healthy, and high-quality summer program. Based on Governor Wolf’s current stay at home order (to at least June 4), the Camp Committee has planned to postpone the start of Camp till not before July 6. Your input on the following survey is greatly appreciated.

Doug Miller – Camp Director

Camp K'Ton Ton

Kindergarten Through 1st Grade

Camp Nagila

2nd Grade Through 4th Grade

Camp Mitzvah

5th Grade Through 7th Grade

Counselors in Training (CIT)

8th Grade Through 9th Grade

About Our Camp

For the past 89 summers, generations of families have enjoyed the Wyoming Valley JCC Camp.

Located in a gated, 40-acre jewel overlooking scenic Harveys Lake, our camp abounds with sports fields, three swimming pools, an indoor gym (available for year-round use,) a performing arts theatre in the round, tennis courts, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, a full buffet cafeteria, gaga court, archery, biking and nature trails, and so much more! Transportation to and from the camp and snacks are all part of the registration fee.

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Best Supervision in the Region.

Your child enjoys the highest staff-to-camper ratio regionally.

Our diverse and qualified staff – teachers, coaches, student athletes, artists, musicians, dancers, and even former campers – are from across the U.S. and Israel. They care for and about your child. Staff participates in an intensive orientation program prior to the start of the season. Campers love our staff!

Our camp nurse is on-site during camp hours to handle any medical issues and for consultation. All programs include transportation to and from the camp. Before and after care is available to all families at the campsite and at the JCC.

Camp K’Ton Ton

Literally translated in Hebrew as “Very little,” Camp K’Ton Ton is our program for our youngest campers: Kindergarten to first grade. K’Ton Ton is your child’s opportunity to grow and delight each day in ways they would not experience from the average daycare. Your child will build confidence, creativity, and life skills. Learn to swim! Ride a bike! Make special friendships. K’Ton Ton groups are categorized by age/grade, in co-ed groups.

Camp Nagila

Camp Nagila is our program for second through fourth graders. In Nagila, children are grouped by grade in school for that upcoming year, allowing them to be with children their own age, gender, and maturity, so they can grow together. Nagila campers still have a structured daily schedule — and they choose their own activities chosen based on their interests! Your child also enjoys new experiences!

Camp Mitzvah

Translated from Hebrew as “good deed,” the fifth through seventh graders have a great deal of autonomy. This program allows your children to choose their activities every day, mix and mingle with campers throughout the program, and experience amazing special activities. Campers also have the opportunity to participate in community service, by venturing to nursing homes and food pantries, giving them the opportunity to not only gain community service hours for school requirements, but also to see life through a different lens and truly make an impact of the lives of others.

Counselors in Training (CIT) 8-9th

Our Counselors in Training program, (CIT) is a six-week program that puts your maturing child halfway between being a camper and being a counselor. CIT campers assist our JCC Day Camp staff, by helping to run activities, work with the K’Ton Ton campers, setting up Oneg Shabbat, and more. These experiences prepare them to become part of the JCC Day Camp staff when they are older. They are also treated to some of the over 45 activities that our camp has to offer, including overnights at the campsite, and time to build strong bonds amongst each other through team building activities and challenges.

The Campers

The Campers is our program for children with special needs. Offered during select weeks of the summer, this program allows your child to experience all the fun that camp has to offer, all while under the caring and experienced guidance of specially trained staff. The program is led by experienced professionals in the field of Special Education, and offers the same flexability and benefits that our other programs offer, such as the ability to select by the week or even the day, transportation to and from the campsite

JCC Day Camp Yearbook

Go Back In Time

Relive the great memories of summer camp. Find photos of friends and family at JCC’s Day Camp Yearbook Website.