Camp Kesher

Rising 9th-12th Graders and Ages 18-27

Camp Kesher (Camp Connection) is an exciting summer camp opportunity for teens and young adults offered by the Inclusion and Disability Services Program at the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia.

Since its inception, Camp Kesher helps neurodiverse teens and young adults to build friendships and gain independence skills. In addition, the Camp Kesher experience gives campers the opportunity to gain confidence through success in fun activities such as art, sports and games, music, yoga, theme days, and much more ‚ÄĒ in a caring, friendly, and supportive environment. Each day, campers embark on a field trip to explore and experience all that Greater DC has to offer.

Details
Campers will enjoy the rich variety of recreational and cultural opportunities that camp will provide as we travel around our community! An intake is required for all new JCC participants. Food will be provided daily.

2024 Camp Sessions:

  • Week 1: July 8-12 (Teens)
  • Week 2: July 15-19 (Teens)
  • Week 3: July 22-26 (Adults)
  • Week 4: July 29-August 2 (Adults)

Hours: Daily, Monday-Friday: 9am-3:45pm

Fee:
$735 Early bird rate
$785 after May 1, 2024

Register

Registration
Registrations are processed in the order in which they are received. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Limited Enrollment: Each session has a fixed maximum number of campers that can be accommodated. Parents will be notified if a camper is put on a waitlist. Please register early to ensure placement. All programs are contingent upon minimum enrollment and adequate staffing.

Registration Fee
A $50, one-time per camper, non-refundable registration fee must accompany each registration. Any change in registration must be submitted in writing to Alison.Paternak@theJ.org.
Deposit: $250.00 per camper, non-refundable

Deposits & Tuition
Camp deposits and tuition are non-refundable and due by June 2, 2024.  Any change in payment method must be submitted in writing by email to Rachel Dannick by the date specified.

See Cancellation Policy below for more details. Total fees and required documents are due by June 2. Registrations received after June 2 must be accompanied by full payment upon receipt. A $250 deposit per camper is required with each registration. Deposits will be applied towards total camp fees. The remaining balance will be due on June 2 and will be automatically drafted based on the payment type chosen during the registration process. Camp fees may be charged on VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, or paid by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). A 3% processing fee will be charged for all credit card transactions, and no fee if paid by check or EFT. Delinquent invoices (paid 7 days, or more, after the deadline) will be charged a 5% late fee.  If your financial institution declines your EFT, or if a check is returned for insufficient funds, the JCC will assess a $50 fee. For more information, please contact Rachel Dannick or 703.537.3021.

Registration Changes: If a participant wishes to make changes to their registration after their registration has already been submitted, a $40 administrative fee will be applied.

Cancellation Policy: Camp deposits, registration fees, and tuition are non-refundable. In the event a family must cancel their registration, a written request must be submitted to Alison.Pasternak.

Financial Assistance: For further information related to financial assistance, please contact Alison Pasternak or 703.537.3032.

Camp Documents: All camp forms and documents MUST be submitted at time of registration for your registration to be deemed complete. No camper is able to attend camp without up-to-date forms and necessary documents on file.

Contact Information
Main Number: 703.323.0880

Camp management team:
Camp Kesher Program Coordinator
Alison.Pasternak@theJ.org, 703.537.3032

Billing and Accounts Manager
Rachel.Dannick@theJ.org, 703.537.3021

Camp Kesher is partially funded by The Harvey S. Lowe, Jr. and Susan Hitchcock-Lowe Foundation