Summer J-Camp

Welcome to Summer J-Camp 2021! Our team has been gearing up to create another amazing summer experience for your child. As you may know, Summer J-Camp provides a diverse and welcoming environment for all of our campers. Located on the East Side of Providence, the Dwares JCC offers your child many indoor and outdoor spaces for learning and fun throughout the day. In addition to traditional camp activities, J-Camp interweaves a strong focus on Judaic themes and universal human values to provide your child with opportunities for personal growth and a better understanding of the world around them.

Upper Camp (Camp Haverim) for grades 1 – 6: This summer, J-Campers can look forward to a variety of COVID-safe activities such as sports instruction and drills, soccer slam, tennis, gymnastics, yoga, and more. Campers will also try their hand at a variety of arts activities including jewelry making, mosaics, clay, wood burning, and plenty more options to hone their creative skills! Additional activities include S.T.E.A.M, Israeli culture, nature, and more. If allowed by the state, we look forward to expanding this year’s options to include the return of swimming and cooking!

Scroll down to read about Covid-19 related restrictions for Upper Camp.

And we are excited to introduce new programming to our much-loved Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program (for grades 7 – 10)! Throughout the summer, CITs will grow leadership skills, discover how to be an environmental steward, and learn how to make a positive impact on children.  We are also bringing in some exciting new activities exclusive to our CITs, including archery, robotics, and self-defense!

Click here for weekly themes and pricing for Upper Camp and CITs.
Ready to register? Click here.

Lower Camp (Camp Yeladim) for ages 4 & 5: Located in the David C. Isenberg Family Early Childhood Center, Camp Yeladim is a big kid experience in a little kid environment! Campers spend as much time as possible outside in the sunshine playing sports, climbing on the playground, and splashing in our little pools. Indoors, campers exercise their bodies with daily activities such as yoga and CATCH, and their minds with art, cooking, nature and stories.  We will end each week with a Shabbat celebration, including challah. COVID procedures will continue to be enforced to ensure the safest environment possible.

Click here for pricing and additional details about Lower Camp.
Ready to register? Contact Lyndsey Ursillo at 401.421.4111 ext. 141 or  lursillo@jewishallianceri.org.


Due to Covid-19, we are making some adjustments to our normal Upper Camp structure in order to ensure a safe and healthy summer. Even with these changes in place, we look forward to providing another amazing summer for our campers!

  • Camp hours will be 8:30am – 4:00pm. Drop off will be 8:30-8:45am and pickup will be 3:45 – 4:00pm. We are unable to provide early arrival or extended day at this time.
  • Due to the need to maintain small stable groups, camp capacity will be limited.  Each group will have a specific room within our building that will serve as their home-base throughout the day.
  • We will use common spaces such as the Social Hall and the gymnasium.  We are hopeful that we will have use of the pool this summer.
  • We will limit field trips this summer to neighborhood destinations and possibly extremely well controlled outdoor venues.
  • We look forward to using the newly renovated field behind the JCC as well the tennis courts at Nathan Bishop Middle School.
  • We will have four groups this summer.
    • J1: Entering grade 1
    • J2: Entering grade 2
    • J3: Entering grades 3-4
    • J4: Entering grades 5-6
    • Counselor-In-Training (CITs): Entering grades 7-10
  • J-Camp will not operate week-to-week this summer. Instead we will offer sessions in two-week blocks. Campers must register for the entire two-week session.
    • Session 1: June 28 – July 9 (no camp July 2)
    • Session 2: July 12- July 23
    • Session 3: July 26 – August 6
    • Session 4: August 9 – August 20
    • Session 5: August 23 – August 27


Do you have questions about our Summer Camp offerings?
For more information about UPPER CAMP (grades 1-6) & Counselors-in-Training (grades 7-10), please contact Aaron Guttin, Director, Camp Haverim & Teen Programming at 401.421.4111 ext. 140 or aguttin@jewishallianceri.org.

For more information about LOWER CAMP: Camp Yeladim (ages 4 and 5), please contact Michelle Cicchitelli, Senior Director, Youth and Family Engagement at 401.421.4111 ext. 178 or mcicchitelli@jewishallianceri.org.


Summer J-Camp

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