Dates Fees Faqs

2018 Summer Dates

First Session Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 5
Taste of Camp Judaea - Aleph 1
(rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders)
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, June 21
Taste of Camp Judaea - Aleph 2
(rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders)
Monday, June 25 - Thursday, July 5
Second Session Monday, July 9 - Thursday, August 2
Taste of Camp Judaea - Bet 1
(rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders)
Monday, July 9 - Thursday, July 19
Taste of Camp Judaea - Bet 2
(rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders)
Monday, July 23 - Thursday, August 2
Chalutzim** Monday, July 9 - Thursday, August 2

2018 Programs & Rates

Program
Name
Grade
Fall 2018
Regular
Tuition
Early Bird
(until 9/30)
Taste of CJ Rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th $2375 $2275
Offarim Rising 3rd, 4th $4900 $4800
Oranim Rising 5th $4900 $4800
Sayarim Rising 6th $4900 $4800
Tsofim Rising 7th $4900 $4800
Kesher - with trip Rising 8th $5600 $5500
Bogrim - with trip Rising 9th $5600 $5500
Bogrim - without trip Rising 9th $4900 $4800
Chalutzim
(incl. 10-day Outward Bound trip)
Rising 10th $4250 $4150

The above cost does not include transportation to and from camp. Outward Bound Trip Fees Included in Tuition.
Need-Based Camp Scholarships are available. Please inquire with the Camp Office at 404-634-7883 for more details or email us at

Jewish Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Camp Judaea accommodate my child’s special dietary needs?
Camp Judaea is able to accommodate food allergies, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose-intolerant diets. If your child requires other considerations, please let us know. Camp Judaea serves delicious kosher meals, the preparation of which is supervised by the Asheville Kosher Commission.
Can I send a Care Package to my child?
All campers like to receive a package from home. These can contain books, magazines, clothing, toys – in fact almost anything except for food, candy or gum. With three meals a day plus snacks, campers will get plenty of delicious kosher food to eat at Camp Judaea. Please limit yourself to one or two packages per session per camper.
Where will my child live? How are cabin assignments made?
We have many different cabin configurations and sizes, so our cabins will accommodate between 8-17 campers depending on it’s size and will be supervised by 3-4 staff members at an age appropriate ratio of campers: staff that exceeds industry standards. Every camper is assigned a set of cubbies for storing personal items. Each cabin will have its own bathroom, which features 2-3 sinks, 2-3 toilets and 2-3 showers. All top bunks are equipped with bed rails. Each cabin is equipped with a smoke detector and are airy with good circulation. Bunk assignments are made on the basis of school grade, social and emotional maturity and mutual requests.
How do you select, train and supervise your staff?
At Camp Judaea we take a great deal of pride in the selection of our staff, who will provide a stable and caring home for our campers. Our staff is comprised of college students, graduate students and professionals in various fields. Each year, we look for competent and energetic young adults to fill our staff positions. While many have grown up at Camp Judaea, others join us from Israel and around the world – all bringing unique talents to share. Each staff member is interviewed by our camp directors, provides several references and undergoes background screenings.

An extensive training program is provided at the start of the summer season and is ongoing throughout the summer. Staff members are trained on topics such as child development, how to recognize, prevent and take action against bullying, positive reinforcement as a behavior management, risk management, emergency procedures, outdoor living skills and much more. During the summer, staff are supervised and evaluated by members of our camp leadership team, all of whom have proven experience the work of staff members. Camp Judaea maintains a 1:3 overall staff-to-camper ratio.
Will my child be safe while at Camp?
Camp Judaea is dedicated to providing safe and secure environments for our campers and staff. We work closely with local law enforcement officials to make sure our safety standards and practices are the best that they can be. Our Camp is gated with security cameras and we employ US Security to guard our Camp during the evening and other times when the office is closed such as Shabbat. The health and welfare of our community will always be our top concern.
What kind of clothing should my child bring to Camp?
We dress informally at Camp Judaea and it is not necessary to buy new clothing for your child. Camp is an outdoor setting and simple, modest clothing is the most appropriate. Girls usually wear t-shirts with shorts or pants. High-heeled shoes, designer clothes and expensive jewelry are neither necessary nor encouraged. We strongly discourage campers from wearing inappropriate attire. Clothes that are intentionally tight or revealing should be left at home. All clothing and personal belongings should be clearly marked with the camper’s full name.
Will my child need lots of special equipment from home?
During the course of the session, your child will have many opportunities to learn or develop new skills. In almost all cases, the camp supplies the necessary equipment and supplies to participate. In particular instances, where children are seeking mastery of an activity, they may desire their own special equipment. Be selective and remember that Camp is not responsible for loss or damage of personal items.
How do I obtain a Camp Judaea t-shirt for my child?
Two Camp Judaea t-shirts will be provided to every camper.
How will my child’s laundry be done while at Camp?
Camp Judaea provides laundry service to our campers each week. Our commercial laundry partner, Miller’s Laundry, will pickup laundry bags from a designated place in Camp, wash, dry and return the clean clothes and linens the next day.
How will my child get to and from Camp?
Parents will have the option of sending their children by airplane or driving them to Camp. Depending on demand, we have, on occasion, also provided bus service from selected nearby metro areas. We encourage parents to drive to camp to drop off their camper. This provides you an opportunity to attend a special reception the afternoon before opening day and the opportunity to see the Camp, meet the Directors and your camper’s cabin staff. We invite parents to join us for an informal buffet lunch on opening day. Those campers who will be flying to either Asheville, NC or Charlotte, NC will be met at the airport gate by Camp Judaea staff and bused to camp on chaperoned buses.
How will I stay in touch with my child?
Camp offers kids and parents the chance to develop a rarely practiced skill – letter writing. We strongly recommend that parents write to campers at least every other day. A card, a letter, or an email, arriving regularly, does more for camp morale than anything else. Camp Judaea tries to ensure that campers write letters or postcards or e-letters to their parents at least once a week. We partner with CampMinder which will allow you to send one-way emails as often as you like, however, your camper will only be able to reply by snail mail or with a special handwritten e-letter that is faxed into a pdf by CampMinder at an additional cost. CampMinder’s CampInTouch service also offers a photo gallery and we post pictures almost every day of what is happening in camp.
Can parents call the camp to check on their children?
Parents are welcome to call Camp Judaea’s summer offices to find out how their campers are doing. On the 3rd or 4th day of each session, your child’s unit leader will call you to discuss their progress at camp.
Can I visit my child while they are at Camp?
While we encourage parents and other family members to bring their campers to camp and pick them up at the end of the session, parents and other friends or relatives are not allowed to visit camp during the camp sessions.
How is the food?
Camp Judaea offers scrumptious, kid-friendly kosher meals and there’s always plenty to eat. Almost all meals are served family-style with cabins eating together at assigned tables. Breakfast includes hot entrees, cereals, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch and dinner usually include hot entrees or a deli meal as well as an opportunity to visit our huge salad bar. Whenever meat is served, a vegetarian option is offered. We make accommodations for campers on special allergy or health related diets. Our kosher kitchens are supervised by the Asheville Kosher Commission.
What kinds of snacks are available for my child?
Each regular camp day, campers will be offered at least two delicious snacks – one in the afternoon and one in the evening.
What happens if my child’s birthday occurs during camp?
Birthdays that occur during the Camp session will be celebrated. This observance is not only a treat for the camper but a lot of fun for everyone. Have you ever had a birthday party with 350 friends in attendance? However, please do not send food of any kind for your child’s birthday. He/she will receive a cake to share with his/her cabin on their special day.
What happens if my child gets sick while at Camp?
It is our hope that every camper will remain healthy and fully able to participate in all aspects of camp life all summer long. Just in case, though, Camp Judaea has a range of systems in place to manage health care issues that may arise. The camp’s health care center (mirpa’ah) is staff by medical professionals 24 hours day all summer long while campers are in residence. We supervise the provision of medication at each meal and staff take campers who need medication at other times to the Health Care Center (ie bedtime, other).
Does Camp Judaea have a Form 990?
Yes. Download it here.

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