About Camp Judaea

Established in 1961, Camp Judaea is a small, Jewish, Israel-centered summer camp community for boys and girls ages 7-15 located in Hendersonville, NC.

At Camp Judaea, we offer a wide variety of really fun activities in a loving family atmosphere. This allows campers to grow and even transform themselves every summer they return.

Camp Judaea’s small scale allows campers to explore, learn and grow while being surrounded by unconditional love and acceptance. We know and understand each child individually and embrace them in a caring summer family where life-long friendships develop and are nurtured.

Located on 118 acres in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, our setting inspires campers to embrace nature, take positive risks and become more independent.

Our Values

Camp Judaea is a pluralist Jewish community that celebrates the diversity of Jewish life around the world. We bring together campers and staff from every denomination, from Orthodox to “just Jewish.” A stronger Jewish identity and deeper connection with Israel are core products of our program. For three generations, Camp Judaea has produced alumni who lead their communities in many ways, including through Tikkun Olam, “repairing the world,” and that continues today.

Our Mission

To provide children with a high-quality, fun and educational summer experience that strengthens their Jewish identity and love for Israel while offering opportunities for individual growth, self-confidence and a deep appreciation for nature.