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Barney Goodman Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp for Members + Guests, Entering 1st - 4th Grade

8 weekly sessions
9 am - 4 pm M-F
Weekly FT (M-F): $399 Guest | $261 Member  |  Weekly PT (M/W/F): $284 Guest | $185 Member

J Camp is full and enrollment is now CLOSED for 2020.
After careful consideration, we are sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel Early + Late Care and Week 1 of J Camp for Summer 2020

Safety Practices + Procedures

A great Camp for kids that want to experience a little bit of everything at J Camp!  Barney Goodman Summer Day Camp includes crafts, sports, science, songs, swimming, archery, Israeli activities, and life-long friendships. Trained Camp staff promote kindness, respect, and Jewish values. We will also have Friday afternoon Shabbat.

Each Barney Goodman Camp week includes swim lessons with Red Cross Certified Swim Instructors. Generally 1st and 2nd Graders have lessons Monday through Thursday mornings, and 3rd and 4th Graders generally have lessons Monday and Wednesday mornings. More Information About J Camp Swim Lessons.


"My daughter still talks about Shabbat. We aren’t Jewish, so this was new to her. I love that she gets to experience something new and learn about other faiths." - J Camp Parent


Lunch Policy   Parent Resources


 Week 1:   Barnyard Palooza Session Cancelled - Have fun with all kinds of animal games, crafts, and barnyard adventures! We will also go on a fun field trip to Deanna Rose Farmstead.

 Week 2:   Disney - Plus! - We will be doing Disney themed games, crafts, and activities based on our favorite movies. We will also go on a fun field trip to the KC Zoo.

 Week 3:   BG's Got Talent! - This week we will find out what we are good at doing. What is your talent? We will even create our own Talent Show! We will end the week with our J Camp Color Games! We will also have an optional Undernight on Wednesday (4 - 8 pm).

 Week 4:   Wizarding World - Fun games, crafts, and activities using our imagination with a Harry Potter theme. We will also go on a fun field trip to Mad Science.

 Week 5:   (No Barney Goodman this week. Sign up by the day for July Jamboree)


 Week 6:   Aquariffic! - Have fun with all sorts of water activities. We will end the week with our J Camp Water Games on Friday morning. We will also have an optional Undernight on Wednesday (4 - 8 pm)

 Week 7:   Frozen in Summer - In the heat of the summer, we are going to create winter! We will have fun with our Frozen theme and even build a Winter Wonderland. We will also go on a fun field trip to Emerald City.

 Week 8:   Around the World - We will take a trip around the world, learning games, crafts, and songs from different countries. One stop will be Israel! And we have the Israeli Scouts coming to share their love of Israel with us. We will also go on a fun field trip to Science City.

 Week 9:   Game of Games - We will end our summer with all kinds of games, crafts, and activities. We will also go on a fun field trip to Main Event and end the week with our J Camp Carnival!


A Day in the Life

Every group is different, but here’s a great sampling of the schedule for Barney Goodman Campers. Generally, Campers are grouped by gender and in grade groups: 1st & 2nd, or 3rd & 4th grades.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm   Morning Activities
Circle Time! Songs and cheers and getting ready for the day.
Morning activities – such as crafts, games, science, archery, Shirim (music) or Kol Israel (Israeli Cultural activities)
Swim Lessons (1st & 2nd Grade: Monday – Thursday; 3rd & 4th Grade: Monday & Wednesday)

12:00 pm   Lunch

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Afternoon Activities
Recreational Swim
Crafts, games, archery, special events and Chugim (electives)
Get ready to go home 


"My daughter loved Barney Goodman and all the fun activities she did and the friends she made! Wonderful counselors, programming, and field trips. She loved all the pool time!" - J Camp Parent




What is a J Camp Undernight?

A special activity at J Camp where Campers can choose to attend the optional Undernight and stay at camp with their Barney Goodman friends on select Wednesday nights from 4-8 p.m. There is no extra charge for Undernights. The Undernight activities include special games & activities, extra swimming, a cook-out (Vaad supervised), campfire, songs & s’mores

Barney Goodman Undernights this summer are: Wednesday, June 17 and Wednesday, July 8.





Online enrollment will open February 14 at 8:00 am!
Use the enrollment link below for instructions. The Enroll Now button will be on that page when it is available.

Enrollment Instructions


Weekly Fees:    FT: $399 for Guests | $261 for J Members     PT: $284 for Guests | $185 for J Members


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