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The JCC Camps at Medford is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). ACA Accreditation means that the JCC Camps at Medford, our award-winning South Jersey day camp, holds itself to a higher standard and voluntarily undergoes a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation – from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at the JCC Camps at Medford reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camp and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.
ACA helps member camps provide:
• Healthy, developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences
• Discovery through experiential education
• Caring, competent role models
• Service to the community and the environment
• Opportunities for leadership and personal growth
We recommend that you come out for a visit! Join us for a tour of our beautiful New Jersey day camp at one of our Spring Camp Open Houses. The Medford Summer Swim Club, which is open to all camp families opens the 3rd Saturday in June, so come out for some family fun and take a walk around camp. Knowing what our campsite looks like will definitely make the transition more comfortable. We also recommend that you save the date for our Meet the Counselor Day (for campers 3-9 years) on the Friday or Sunday (2-3:30 PM) before camp. There, you and your new camper will be able to meet their counselors and other campers in the bunk. Camp Aaron campers (10-13 years) can tour the facility and meet the staff on the Sunday date.
Many campers like to bring a water bottle. We have water coolers and fountains throughout the entire campsite, though, so it is not required. We strongly discourage packing electronic games, trading cards, other valuable items, and cell phones are not permitted at camp. Please make sure to label all of your child’s belongings.
- Senior Counselor: $25 – $40
- Bus Counselor: $10 – $20
- Asst. Senior Counselor: $20 – $30
- Bus Driver: $10 – $15
- Junior Counselor: $15 – $25
- Counselor Assistant: $10 – $20
- LIT: $10 – $15
You may also wish to consider your child’s Swim Instructor and Daycare Staff.
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Health & Food
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Security & Safety
The JCC Camps at Medford requires that all camp families sign off on having read our Code of Honor and Behavior Policy prior to the start of camp.
The JCC Camps at Medford Code of Honor is based of four key areas:
Respect, Honesty, Cooperation and Safety
Campers, parents and staff are expected to adhere to these important principles which we believe are the key elements to maintaining a positive, meaningful community at camp.
A full copy of our Behavior Policy can be found in your Camp Portal.
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If someone other than a parent or guardian has permission to take your child off of the bus, we must have a written note from you. This can be given to your bus counselor or emailed to our Transportation Director.
If you decide your child may get off the bus and walk home on his/her own, the bus will drop your child off and continue on. We must have a written note from you before we will allow a child to walk home on their own.