Moments from Session One:

Full summer: Monday, June 27- Friday, August 12
Session 1: Monday June 27-Wednesday, July 20
Session 2: Thursday, July 21-Friday, August 12


For over 40 years, the JCC has introduced children to the joy of summer camping.  Our highly trained staff provides the perfect welcome for first-time campers and for children who thrive in a non-competitive, stress-free environment.

Fitness Center discounts available with enrollment in the JCC Summer Camps.


Camp Gadol

2 yrs – entering grade 4
Traditional day camp introduces campers to a variety of professionally led activities and weekly special events including instructional and recreational swim in our heated indoor pool (sprinkler activities for ages 2-3), gymnastics, a variety of different sports activities, arts & crafts, nature, elective afternoons (grades 2-4) and much more. Early drop off/late pick up available.


Summer Arts Center (SAC)

For campers entering grades 2-8
SAC was developed for the creative and independent child who is interested in the arts. Campers create a custom schedule of up to 20 different classes/week (4/day), all taught by professionals in the field.



Dance Intensive Camp

For campers entering grades 6 and up
The serious and experienced dance student will enjoy a comprehensive curriculum of dance and dance-related classes taught by professionals.



Toward Tomorrow

For campers 3-8 years
The Toward Tomorrow program provides children 3-6 years with developmental needs a nurturing learning and recreational summer experience.  Half-day and full-day options available.  Inclusion opportunities in collaboration with Camp Gadol are available for 4-8 year olds.


CIT/LIT Program

For teens ages 14 &15

The CIT/LIT Experience offers teens the opportunity to gain hands-on counselor training and leadership experience with social action initiatives and weekly trips. CITs that successfully complete our summer program may be invited back as a junior counselor.



Caryn Symons, Director of Camping

caryn-headshot-for-webThis is Caryn’s seventh year as Director of Camping at the JCC. Caryn is no stranger to the JCC. In addition to 13 years as a teacher of all ages in the Nursery School, she was a Head Counselor at Camp Gadol for four years prior to becoming Director in 2010. She brings to camp a love of children and her own brand of creativity, enthusiasm and community spirit that will enrich each child’s camp experience. Caryn received her Masters Degree in Education from Queens College and was an award winning High School Guidance Counselor before raising her two sons, who are both alumni of the JCC Nursery School and Camp. Contact Caryn at 914-472-3300 x 336 or