October 2017 Highlights- Fall in love with camp this fall!

By JCC Camps at Medford


FALL in Love with Camp this Fall!

The JCC Camps at Medford was so quiet our last few weeks out there…we miss the music as campers walk into the bus yard, hearing the camp song each morning at flag poles throughout camp, and the ruach of Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu at Shabbat.  We have officially moved back to our office at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill…come and visit us there!

It is really true that we work 10 months for 2, and we are already hard at working planning 2018 staff training, new programming, making updates to the facility, and more.  We are incredibly excited for Summer 2018, and we want it to be our best summer yet!

It was such a joy to see so many of you at our 2017 Fall Festival on September 17th.  We love watching campers pull their parents by the hand to show off their favorite areas of camp. .

Wishing you all a wonderful fall, and a great start to the school year!

Beth and Sara


75th ANNIVERSARY TILE WALL- Make Your Mark at Camp! (pic of tile painting)

At the Fall Festival, we kicked off the creation of our 75th anniversary commemorative tile wall!  Our site director, Ken, and his crew have built a beautiful structure to house the tile wall each summer, and you can make your physical mark on camp- it is not too late!

We will be working with Color Me Mine to plan an evening social at the Katz JCC where you can purchase a tile to decorate.  Keep on the lookout for a Save the Date soon.

Pricing for tiles:

1 tile/$18 • 2 tiles/$36 • 3 tiles/$50 • 4 tiles/$65


CAMP SAVINGS!  (needs a cute graphic)

We had 236 campers take advantage of our Fall Open House and Fall Festival Super Early Bird Discount- AMAZING!!!

Don’t forget that our early-bird discount of $50 off per camper will be running through Thanksgiving- don’t miss out!

We also offer a fantastic referral discount.  Refer a NEW camp family to the JCC Camps at Medford and if they come this summer, earn $100 toward your child’s camp tuition!



Ken Zeigler, our Site Director, and his crew are hard at work making updates and improvements to our camp facility.  Our most recent additions include:

  • A third wall ball wall on the side of our Haifa pavilion…check out the beautiful painted logo!
  • New baseball backstops at the Shalom Fields
  • New fencing around the Shalom Pool



Each month we are going to bring you fun activities to try at home with your family!  Arts and crafts, cooking, science-all with a Jewish spin- get a taste of what we do at camp all summer long!


On Simchat Torah, we celebrate the completion of the reading of the Torah.  Check out more ways to celebrate completion and milestones with PJ Library:



We love this creative meal idea for some Simchat Torah fun!: