WHY EVERY KID AT CAMP JAYCEE IS A HAPPY CAMPER:
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.
Endless Activities for All Ages and Interests
We have engaging, educational, and fun activities for every child: arts and crafts, sports, music, theatre, languages, teen adventure, and so MUCH MORE!!!
Camp Jaycee infuses Jewish values into everything we do to make the experience richer for campers of all faiths and backgrounds. A highlight of every week of camp is our Shabbat celebration.
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. (Note: This is contingent on our pool being open, which is contingent on COVID19 governmental regulations)
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 lifeguards 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.
Uniquely this year, we will have satellite locations (minimum enrollment required) at the following partner sites (Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Am, and Temple Adat Shalom). We will be offering traditional camps for grades K-6. Depending on location, each site can safely accommodate 30-60 campers. The same health and safety guidelines apply.
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 is financial assistance available and easy access for children with disabilities.
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.
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.
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.