Summer Camp Basics

Everything you need to know about coming to J Camp – from schedules to transportation.

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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 >>



Summer J Camp runs Monday-Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm, unless otherwise noted.

Week 1: June 26-30Week 6: July 31-Aug 4
Week 2: July 3-7 (no camp July 4)Week 7: Aug 7-11
Week 3: July 10-14Week 8: Aug 14-18
Week 4: July 17-21Week 9: Aug 21-25
Week 5:July 24-28

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All prices are weekly, unless otherwise noted.

Core Camps M: $380
G: $420
Camp Kef 3
(three-week sessions)
M: $1,040
G: $1,160
Save $100 over 3 single weeks of Kef!
X CampM: $445
G: $485
Specialty CampsM: $410
G: $455
Camping AdventureM: $800
G: $840
Counselor in Training
(two-week sessions)
M: $380
G: $420
Performing Arts Camp: The Little Mermaid
(three-week session)
M: $1,230
G: $1,365
Extended Care
Mornings OR Afternoons
M: $90
G: $95
Extended Care
Mornings AND Afternoons
M: $160
G: $175
Bus TransportationM: $155
G: $170
Luther Burbank Shuttle$20
M = SJCC members; G = guests (Rates are weekly unless otherwise noted.)
Get member rates! Learn more >>
Week 2 will be prorated; no camp July 4 (Independence Day)

We are taking enhanced measures to ensure that our camp areas remain clean, sanitized throughout the day, and deep-cleaned during the evening. A $25 per week cleaning fee will be added to all J Camp registrations to defray some of the additional costs of these safety measures.

Extended Care

Extend your child’s camp day with before- and after-camp care. Morning care is available from 7:30-9 am. Afternoon care from 4-6 pm. Register for extended care when you’re signing up for camp. Learn more >>


Bus Transportation

We’ll pick kids up in the morning and bring them back in the afternoon. Available from select locations. Learn more >>


Follow these steps to sign up for Summer J Camp, extended care, and transportation. If you have any questions contact Beth Rosen at

Work at J Camp

Looking for a summer job? We are looking for dedicated counselors and specialists who are eager to make a difference in the lives of our campers at Summer J Camp. Counselors work with kids ranging in age from pre-k to 10th grade. Whether you love sports, theater, cooking, science, or just having fun, you’ll love spending your summer working at the J!

View J Camp job openings >>Apply to work at J Camp >>


Have more questions that aren’t answered here? Check out our Summer J Camp FAQ for more >>

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 now for Summer J Camp!
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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!
Learn more >>