1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Ph: 908-889-8800
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1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Ph: 908-889-8800
Fax: 908-889-4070
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Year Round Camp Fun

Connect with your camp friends and family all year long! 

The camp fun starts NOW!

FREE! Ice Cream Social for ALL camp families

Thursday, April 6 • 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Stop by Rocko’s Ice Cream in Fanwood between 3:30 and 5:30 and enjoy a scoop of ice cream on us.  Say "hi" to your favorite camp directors, unit directors and even some counselors!  It's Open House style – come visit and enter to win raffle prizes!

FREE! Yom Ha’Atzmaut Shabbat

Friday, May 5 • 3:45 p.m. • at the JCC • ages 2 years - 2nd grade
Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, with Miss Beth and Shluffy the Sloth.  It will be a great Shabbaba Shabbat!  This special Shabbat coincides with Back to the J Shabbat.

FREE! New Family BBQ

Friday, May 12 • 5:30 p.m.
Meet and mingle with other new camp families and have a yummy BBQ meal on our campsite.

FREE! Touch a Truck

Sunday, May 21 • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Special "Hold the Horn" hour for children with special needs and those with auditory sensitivity issues - no horns, music or sirens!   
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Event open to all 2 - 5 pm
Back for its second year, this event provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery and just have FUN – all in one place!  Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, climb, explore and learn!  Food trucks and music will also be part of the day’s entertainment.  Camp Yachad will be on the campsite with bouncing and games...and the unveiling our our brand new ROCK WALL!

The event will be free and open to the community and will run rain or shine.   Dollars raised from sponsorships allow us to make this event free and will support the JCC's Camp Yachad.  While we offer all of the fun of summer, one would expect from a day camp, because we are a not-for-profit agency and a JCC, our camp is a little different.  We give back and we build community.  For families who couldn't otherwise afford day camp, we offer scholarships to ease financial burden.  For families of children with special needs, we have "shadows" who work with these children so that they too can enjoy the magic of camp in an inclusive environment.  We have a thriving teen program where we educate our young adults about philanthropy and leadership so they develop into strong contributors to our community.   

Chaverim Parent Orientation

Wednesday, June 7 • 7:00 p.m.
All Chaverim parents are invited to meet Jacqui Gross, Barrie Schwarz & Karen Mayerson (Chaverim Co-Directors) and hear all about a day in the life of a Chaverim camper. 

Travel Camp Orientation and Meet the Staff

Thursday, June 8 • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Get the full scoop on travel camp and meet Jerry Powers, Travel Camp Director, along with all the unit directors.

Bus Runs

Sunday, June 11 • beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Our bus counselors can't wait to meet you and give you your summer backpacks, t-shirts and camp calendars. Campers will have a chance to step foot on their bus as well. If you won't be home, that's okay...we'll leave the backpack at your door and see you on the first day of camp. 

FREE! Tie Dye Party on the Campsite

Friday, June 16 • 12:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Join us on the campsite to tie dye your white "It's Friday” t-shirtd and add some color to it at our annual tie-dye party. 

Meet the Staff Day and Parent Orientation

Sunday, June 25
Get excited to meet your division heads and counselors!  Save the date and stay tuned for the details by group.

Monday, June 26 – SUMMER 2017 BEGINS!  Gear up for the best summer ever at Camp Yachad!







June 26, 2017 9:00 am

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Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey

1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8800