We had such an amazing summer. We are so proud to have been able to pivot with the ever changing situations thrown at us this year in order to continue to provide our families and communities with the unique JCamps experience. Immediately following our close this summer, we launched our JCamps Online experience.

After extensive health and safety trainings, JCamps kicked off our inperson camps in July and it was SO great to be back together … six feet apart! Summertime chillin’ had never been so refreshing! Our campers played games, made new friends, and stayed safe! Our hands were washed, our distance was kept, and our hearts were full.

Early Childhood

Toddler – 5 Years Old

School Age Camps

Entering Grades K-6

Teen Camps

Entering Grades 7-10



We were thrilled to have our first day back at JCamp after a long period of very little social interaction. Nerves were running high, but as soon as we pulled up and heard “Welcome to Camp” from warm and welcoming camp staff, we knew it would be a good day. It was so reassuring to see how seriously camp staff took safety protocols, while still creating a nurturing and warm camp experience. At pick up, the kids were thrilled to experience swimming, art, dance parties, and most importantly, time with some new friends! The whole family’s spirits were lifted after one day back in our JCamp community! Thanks for reminding our children that “we are in this together, six feet apart!” Amanda Septimus | Parent

JCamps counselors have made our daughter feel so welcome and given her a chance to have a fun summer with friends, while maintaining social distancing, mask wearing, and all the appropriate precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible. JCamps counselors have accepted the challenge of a covid-affected summer with an enthusiasm that puts a smile on our daughter’s face every day. Their creativity and constancy make even an environment with daily masks and social distancing fun. We’re so grateful to be able to give our child a social experience in this challenging time.C’s Parents

What I like about camp is swimming, fun activities, and Teva. I like my counselors and they make me feel happy. Its really fun!C | Camper

This summer is great because it’s a little different but mostly the same. It’s really fun. I like art this year because we get to do a lot of great stuff.
Margo | Camper

We can’t overstate how impressed we’ve been with JCamps this summer. They’ve managed to not only preserve the most special and fun parts of camp, but to also help the kids adapt to this new way of living in the most creative of ways. My son comes home glowing every day and I feel so fortunate that he’s gotten to experience the magic of JCamp and the incredible counselors despite everything going on around us!
Ilan’s Mom | Parent

I like the loud music, the swimming, the dancing, the ships and sailors, and the dolphin games. I like lunch! I like my counselors and I like camp!
Ilan | Camper

I get to interact with people but its still really safe. I have a great time and I have great counselors. They show us lots of spirit!
Elena | Camper

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

We believe everyone should have access to participate in our community, regardless of financial need. Awards of financial assistance are made possible for community members by generous contributions to the Shalom Austin Annual Campaign. Financial aid is distributed based on availability of funds and eligibility of your household. If you would like to learn more about financial aid, please reach out to us at

Jessica Ochs

Jessica Ochs

Youth & Teen Director