Summer J Camp

Registration for Summer 2023 Now Open!

With more than 50 camps to choose from, you can build your own experience with Summer J Camp! From Core Camps to Specialty Camps, you can create a summer schedule that works best for your family. 

Get all the information you need for Summer J Camp. Check out the links for more, including a full listing of all our camp offerings.

Find Your Camp

From our core camps like Katan and Kef, to specialty camps thanks to our many partners, there is a camp for everyone! Find your camp >>


Register for Summer J Camp through Camp Minder. Opens Jan. 23 for members; Jan 25 for guests.
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FAQs + More

Get all the basics about Summer J Camp, including our policies and procedures.
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Work at J Camp

We’re looking for counselors, specialists and more to help make this summer great!
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The Basics

Dates: Monday, June 26, through Friday, August 25, 2023 (no camp July 4 for Independence Day)
Schedule: Weekly, Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted
Ages: Pre-k through 10th grade in fall 2023 (children must be at least 4, or turning 4 in the month they attend)
Time: Camp runs from 9 am until 4 pm; Monday – Friday. For drop-off & pick-up times, see our FAQs
Location: All camps located at the Stroum JCC on Mercer Island unless otherwise noted.
Everyone is welcome.

Discounts + Financial Assistance

Type DiscountDetails
Early Registration Discount10% offRegister by March 1, 2023, and save 10% on all camps.
4-Week Discount10% OffSave 10% when you sign up your camper for four or more weeks of Camp Katan, Camp Kef, Sports Camp, J Camp at Luther Burbank, or J Camp Minis at Luther Burbank. Discount eligible on those programs only.
New Family Discount$100 OffFamilies new to the J are eligible for a $100 discount on a minimum registration of three weeks per camper. Email for discount.
Need-based financial assistanceNeed-based financial assistance for camp tuition are available, based on a family’s ability to pay. Everyone who applies by the deadline and qualifies will receive assistance. Applications are due May 1, 2023. Learn more >>

Why choose Summer J Camp? Because it’s nine weeks of fun!

Our Core Camps are filled with games, art, science, music, sports, and tons of friends. In Specialty Camps run by local partners, kids get a chance to focus on their favorite activities or explore something new.

Plus – Summer J Camp Includes:

  • Caring + dedicated counselors + staff
  • All-camp fun: spirit days, morning circle + weekly Shabbat
  • Water activities in our indoor pool + on Lake Washington
  • Something new to try every week
  • Jewish—and universal—values infused into activities + culture
  • A summer of smiles, new friends + great memories

Activities vary based on camp

Learn more about everything J Camp has to offer here >>

Now Hiring: J Camp Staff! 

The J isn’t just an awesome place for kids to spend their summer – it’s a great place to work too! We’re looking for J Camp staff for the summer, including counselors, specialists, and unit heads. J Camp counselors work in teams to create meaningful, fun, and safe experiences for kids all summer. Together with dozens of your peers, you will develop leadership and problem-solving skills; learn how to empower, motivate, and coach others; and have an excellent time doing so! 

Learn more + apply today >>