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Barney Goodman Summer Day Camp

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

Weekly sessions
9 am - 4 pm M-F

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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


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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





Online enrollment will open February 18 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


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