Premiere Camps at J Camp
Our Premiere Camps are jam-packed with a variety of fun activities! Campers are grouped by age so they can experience all the fun of Camp with kids of a similar age.
The Jewish Community Center has been doing day camps for many years. Originally J Camp was called Camp Fun Times, and then it was called Barney Goodman, named after one of the founders of the Kansas City Jewish Community Center. Now Barney Goodman is one of our premiere camps and just one of the amazing camp experiences we offer!
J Camp Premiere Camps provide your child with a unique Camp experience including crafts, sports, songs, swimming, and life-long friendships. J Camp is built on a foundation of Jewish values, which our trained Camp Staff instills in each camper: kindness, respect, responsibility, and cooperation.
CDC Camp: Age 2 - Entering Kindergarten: Extraordinary experiences for young children. Weekly themed lessons include art, outdoor play, storytelling, swimming, and special events.
Barney Goodman Camp: Entering 1st-4th Grades: Experience a little bit of everything at J Camp! Barney Goodman includes crafts, sports, science, songs, swimming, swim lessons, archery, field trips, and Israeli and Jewish activities. Check out our NEW theme weeks!
Sports Camp: Entering 1st - 7th Grades: Enjoy playing sports, practicing skills and participating in games, archery, tennis, swimming, swim lessons, field trips, and special events. Each week has a different Sport emphasis.
BOOM: Entering 5th - 7th Grades: Designed for older campers, with a variety of Camp activities including games, art, swimming, special events, and a field trip each week. Check out our NEW theme weeks!
Ma'asim Tovim: Entering 7th - 8th Grades: Campers are encouraged to be mensches - good and ethical people. In the morning, they’ll help others through community service. In the afternoon, they’ll participate in recreational activities, swimming, and special events. Each week will have a special field trip!