About Camp Judaea

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

At Camp Judaea, we offer a wide variety of 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 158 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. 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

Camp Judaea’s mission is to provide a safe, fun, nurturing community where children, teens, and young adults grow as individuals, build lifelong friendships, develop leadership skills, and establish enduring connections with Judaism, Israel, and the natural environment.