Why Camp Jaycee

78 years of Adventures – Friends – Memories


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, 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!!!


 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.


Swimming Lessons and Recreation

Campers swim every day! The Friedenberg Olympic-size pool 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.


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.


Transportation To and From Camp

We currently offer transportation to and from Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Del Cerro, Del Mar, and Carmel Valley.


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. Flexible monthly payment plans are available for summer camp. Please contact Sadeer Jumaah for more information: 858.362.1146. Financial assistance is available.

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.


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.


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.



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Parent Feeback at the end of last summer!

”Thank you for providing an amazing camp experience for both of my children! Your thoughtful approach and creative environment during this pandemic has been exceptional!” – Randi R.
”This was a tough year, and camp made it as fun and memorable as possible! Our daughters loved their counselors and friends and laughed every single day.” – Amalia A.
”This was our first summer and we plan to have our child there full time every summer she loved it so much.”-Rose R.  
”Safe covid free environment!!! amazing summer!”
”Maya had a great time, she loved every minute. COVID safety was a priority.that’s what counts!”
”Thanks for putting yourselves at risk so the kids can have a memorable and meaningful summer, and we could have a place to leave our child while working. our child matured and learned so much this summer!”
”Reese LOVES camp Jaycee, and it was especially wonderful after being quarantined for 3 months.”
”Are you kidding? You guys pulled off a safe, fun camp this year. Amazing.”
”Thank you to all of the camp staff for your hard work and dedication in making this summer fun, nurturing, and safe for so many families during this time. You all pulled it off!”  
”It’s fun and safe. She was thrilled to be with other kids and doing lots of activities. She had the best summer.”  
”Great job!! Michael was so thrilled to be at camp! He got out of the house, got to play with other kids, and got a lot of exercise. It saved our summer!”  
”In this time of covid19 crisis, this camp was heaven for both parent and child. It was super organized and safe and lots of fun for my son.”
”The staff did a wonderful job with health and safety. “
”Covid definitely had its limits, however, I think the camp Jaycee staff did an amazing job with what they had to work with under the restrictions this year”
”The counselors were all so caring and attentive to my son’s needs. They seemed to have limitless patience!”