WHY EVERY KID AT CAMP JAYCEE IS A HAPPY CAMPER:
1. We Are ACA Accredited
American Camping Association (ACA) accreditation means that our camp has undergone a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. ACA collaborates with experts from American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving
agencies to ensure that current practices reflect the most up-to-date research-based standards in camp operation.
2. Staff Excellence
When it comes to the staff, no other camp comes close to Camp Jaycee. Our highly qualified staff are American Camping Association (ACA)-trained with focus on child development, group dynamics, age-appropriate programming, first aid, and more. Hands-on attention is guaranteed. Camp Jaycee has one of the best staff-to-camper ratios in San Diego.
3. The Perfect Place! The Perfect Space!
We provide everything kids need to have fun indoors and out! Camps take complete advantage of the fantastic JCC facilities including: Friedenberg Olympic-size pool, the 500-seat David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, the Gotthelf Dance Studio, the Royston Science Lab, the lush Edgar Berner Family Ball Fields, Albert A. Hutler Tennis Courts, and much more.
4. Everyone is Invited!
Since 1945, we’ve been providing campers with adventure, friendship, and memories. You’ll find kids of all races, religions, and nationalities enjoying Camp Jaycee. There are scholarships available and easy access for children with disabilities.
5. Transportation To and From Camp
We currently offer transportation to and from Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, Encinitas, Del Cerro, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and Mission Hills, with more locations being added.
6. Safety First, and Always
Our staff is not only trained in providing fun and engaging activities to kids of all ages, they’re also safety experts. CPR-trained life guards and camp staff, along with our low staff-to-camper ratio, ensure Camp Jaycee is enjoyable and safe. Additionally, the JCC is located next door to the Northern Division of the San Diego Police and Fire Department.
7. Swimming Lessons and Recreation
Campers swim every day! The Friedenberg Olympic-size pool is kept at 81 degrees, has a full deck, a large wading pool, and a huge jacuzzi. American Red Cross certified instructors provide swim lessons for children from 4 years to third grade.
8. Judaica Specialists
Camp Jaycee is fortunate to have three Shlichim (counselors) from Israel who enrich camp by sharing Jewish customs, dancing, music, Hebrew, and more. Every week concludes with a camp-wide Shabbat celebration.
9. Endless Activities for All Ages and Interests
We have engaging, educational, and fun activities for every child: arts and crafts, ceramics, magic, dance, fencing, archery, music, leadership training, sports, computer programming, swimming, music camps, teen travel, LEGO, science, strings, ultimate Frisbee, Hebrew, Spanish, Ga-Ga, Star Wars and MUCH MORE!!!
10. Full Day Schedule
A full day of Camp Jaycee is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with additional hours before and after available through our Extended Care program.