The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is a proud beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community and greater Portland community.



General Information

Mission


At the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, we encourage growth, inspire confidence, and provide
the framework for lasting memories and friendships. We provide quality programs that are age-appropriate, fun, and safe.

Our camp is imbued with a sense of:
Simcha (Joy), Kehila (Community), Ruach (Spirit), and Kef (Fun)

Throughout all of our programs, we encourage discovery and self-expression.The MJCC welcomes everyone, regardless of religious affiliation.

Campus


Hours

Simcha Classic Camp: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kehila + Ruach Classic Camp:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Specialty Camps: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camp Kef: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CIT: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Extended Day Program: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Pre-Care: 7:30 - 8:50 am*
*Counselors will transport campers from
Pre-Care to Day Camp.

After-Care: 4:00 - 6:00 pm


Facilities

Our campers have access to the wide variety of
facilities located on our secure campus at the MJCC.

  • 25-yard Main Pool
  • Warm Water Pool
  • Art room
  • Ballroom with stage
  • Dance studio
  • Gymnasium
  • Private outdoor fields + play structures
  • Racquetball courts
  • Rock wall
  • Multiple rooms for activities
  • Climate-controlled Sportsplex
  • Camps


    Camp By Age

    Simcha: 3 - 5 year olds

    Kehila: Grades 1 - 2

    Ruach: Grades 3 - 4

    Kef: Grades 5 - 6

    CIT: Grades 7 - 10


    Our Camps

    CLASSIC (Simcha, Kehila + Ruach)

    Available for Simcha, Kehila, + Ruach campers
    Weekly: June 24 - August 23

    Classic camp includes sports, swimming, cooking, Jewish culture, drama, nature, and arts + crafts. Campers often stay with the same counselor throughout the summer, providing a sense of consistency and helping to keep campers feeling safe and comfortable. Each week, we go outdoors as often as possible, but have the opportunity stay indoors. Simcha campers can progress through our swim program twice a week. All Classic campers swim, gather for a daily song circle, and celebrate Shabbat on Fridays.

    SPECIALTY (Simcha, Kehila + Ruach)

    Available for Simcha, Kehila, + Ruach campers
    Weekly: June 24 - August 23

    Our half-day (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) specialty camps focus on specific activities such as painting, cooking, and sports. Blended with traditional camp activities, your camper will have quality hands-on time with their chosen specialty.
    Extend your day with our Extended Day program, offered from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Does not include swimming.

    CAMP KEF

    Available for campers entering grades 5 - 6
    Weekly: June 24 - August 23.

    Camp Kef is tailored to meet the interests of 5th and 6th graders by providing a variety of adventures aimed to help campers explore the world around them.

    CIT (Counselors-in-Training)

    Counselors-in-Training
    Teens entering grades 7 - 10
    Weekly: July 8 - August 23

    Learn and gain real life experience and skills that will teach you how to be a positive mentor and leader.

    • Work closely with trained and experienced staff in a fun, fast paced setting.
    • Encourage campers to go out of their comfort zone and try new things.
    • Participate and lead in team spirit + fun.
    • Create and run your very own activities!


    Staff

    It takes a great staff to make
    a great camp.

    We carefully screen and interview candidates to ensure that we hire staff who are committed, hardworking, enthusiastic role models for kids.

    All of our staff undergo a criminal background check and are certified in First Aid and CPR. All camp staff participate in our intensive, multi-day staff training. Many of our camp staff return to us year after year, and our campers are excited to see their favorite counselors each summer.

    Events

    Weekly Family Fun Hour

    Every Thursday at 4:15 pm
    Bring the entire family to join us in a fun and exciting activity every week! We will do things like Bingo, Scavenger Hunts, art projects, and much more. Each week will be different.

     

    SHADE



    MJCC is all about SHADE!

    Did you know that we receive 1/4 of our lifetime sun exposure before the age of 18? Despite Oregon's cloudy days, sun and UV exposure are present. The SHADE program (Sun Hat Awareness, Distribution, & Education), is an exciting, hands-on science program developed by the Uriel Medical Foundation and Bend Science Station, teaching kids that the sun's invisible rays can be both helpful and harmful. MJCC is embarking on a project to adapt this school-based program into a Day Camp setting! Funding for this project is provided in part by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program.

    Note: SHADE program participation varies based on age, weeks attended, group, and parent permission.

    Contact


    Camp Contacts

    MJCC Main: 503.244.0111
    Camp Office: 503.452.3436
    Camp Manager: 503.452.3440
    Fax: 503.245.4233
    Email: daycamp@oregonjcc.org

     

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