Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Health & Safety is our number one priority at the JCC Camps at Medford.  We are committed to providing every camper at the JCC Camps at Medford a fun and exciting summer while working to ensure their safety and physical, mental, social, and emotional health.


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Check out our informational video which outlines many of our policies and procedures this summer.

Physical Health

We ensure that all JCC Camps at Medford campers have a great summer by keeping them physically healthy. Camp provides an opportunity for campers to get fresh air and be active through our amazing recreational activities. Campers’ schedules have a mixture of active and sedentary specialties throughout the day to provide a balance between activity and rest.

It is important to us that campers have the chance to disconnect from their electronic devices while at the JCC Camps at Medford. They explore nature, try new and exciting activities, and learn new skills.

Dedicated Health Center: The JCC Camps at Medford has a beautiful, air-conditioned Health Center with a triage area, two private bathrooms, a room dedicated to our campers with diabetes, and a space for cots.

Our team of registered nurses is supervised by our Health Center Director. These experienced medical professionals are prepared to respond to injuries and illnesses. They are a great source of comfort when needed. We aim to accommodate any special medical needs, and our nursing team will administer any required daily medications with a physician signed medication form.

Safety First: Counselors and specialists are trained to monitor that campers are drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated and that sunscreen is reapplied throughout the day. The JCC Camps at Medford has more than 50 hydration stations throughout camp to ensure that everyone is keeping cool and hydrated.


Mental, Emotional and Social Health

A summer at the JCC Camps at Medford is all about making new friends and strengthening relationships.  Your child’s mental, emotional and social health (MESH) and growth is a vital focus for our JCC Camps at Medford staff.

Our Camper Care Director is a leadership team member who works to support campers’ MESH needs and is a part of staff training, curriculum development, policy and procedural review, and camper and staff support.  We are proud to be a part of the inaugural cohort of the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Yedid Nefesh Grant, which enabled us to hire a Camper Care Director.


We are committed to providing every camper at the JCC Camps at Medford with the nutrition they need to fuel their bodies all day long, while also providing accommodations for campers who have dietary restrictions. We also train all camp staff to ensure they keep every camper safe, hydrated and healthy!

Lunch Options: The JCC Camps at Medford serves a kosher lunch each day. Our lunch menu is designed to appeal to even the pickiest eaters.  We have a varied menu with plenty of alternatives. Campers also receive a snack and ice cream or an ice pop during the day.

Special Dietary Needs: The JCC Camps at Medford is a peanut and tree nut aware facility. We do not serve peanut butter or any products made with nuts.
We request that families do not send any of these products with their campers for snack on the bus. We also serve a gluten-free option for each of our lunch menu items. Additionally, we accommodate numerous other food allergies and dietary restrictions. Our Health Center works closely with our Kitchen Director to accommodate these needs.

View Our Lunch & Snacks Menu
Safety & Security

The safety and security at our Katz JCC as well as the JCC Camps at Medford is always a top priority. As parents, we know you are entrusting us with your most precious possession-your children.

To ensure the safety of our campers, visitors to our campsite must be approved by the Camp Director.  Vehicles are not allowed on campus at any time during camp hours except for emergency vehicles and maintenance carts.

The JCC Camps at Medford has a comprehensive emergency management manual for various scenarios. All our counselors and staff go through a security training at staff orientation, along with the assistance of Medford Township law enforcement. We also hire retired police and military security officer(s) to join our camp staff who are responsible for the security of our camp site.