Summer Camp

Bernie Camp is a place where campers will learn, grow, and create life-long friendships while having fun and participating in a variety of engaging activities. Campers experience swimming, athletics, arts & crafts, and field trips, while gaining invaluable 21st century skills that will help them interact with the world around them now and in the future. Bernie Camp creates a tight-knit community of campers, staff members, and families and is rooted in the Jewish values of Kavod (Respect), Kehilah (Community), Chesed (Kindness), and B’Tzelem Elohim (Value of Each Individual). Join our Bernie Camp community for an unforgettable summer experience! Bernie Camp is for children entering 1-10 grade with different group options depending on grade.

This Year's Camp Theme Is Ahava!

Summer 2020 is the Summer of Ahava - the summer of love! If you’ve attended summer camp, you know that feeling...a friendly smile, a high five as you pass by, and a “I’m so happy you're here!” What it boils down to is love! We love our campers and staff, we love our community here at the JCC, and we love having you with us each summer!

(Yeladim means "Children") Campers participate in swimming four times per week and rotate through our enrichment specialists (art, sports and more)!

(Shoresh means "Root" i.e. roots of a tree) Campers have a broad exposure to arts & crafts, drama, music, and more!

(Kadima means "Forward") Kadima is geared towards theme weeks, independence, and leadership development

(Giborim = Heroes) Giborim is geared towards theme weeks, independence, and leadership development!

Camp Maccabiad emphasizes sports and athletics for boys.

Camp Hannah (Grades 4 - 6) emphasizes sports and athletics for girls.

Explorers are busy with field trips, community service projects, overnights, and more!

The JCC’s C.I.T. program (Grades 9 - 10 / All Campers) offers teens a chance to develop leadership skills and gain experience working with young children – potentially setting them up for counselor positions in the summers to come.

Bernie Camp Administrative Staff
Lauren Fredman - Bernie Camp Director // 801-581-0098 ext.135
Jerrad Strand - Youth and Teen Director // ext.116
Abbie Levine - Bernie Camp Assistant Director  // ext. 122
Karla Pardini - Director of Programming  // ext.139


Bernie Camp is generously supported by the United Jewish Federation of Utah.

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