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.


Swimming Every Day!

“My child can now get in the water without being scared. Thank you MJCC Day Camp!” - Day Camp Parent

Our campers get in the pool each day. It is one of the great benefits of MJCC Day Camp! We have an outstanding aquatic facility that allows kids to enjoy the water safely under the close supervision of Red Cross certified lifeguards.

Classic Camp Guided Swim
for Simcha + Kehila (2 times per week)

  • Guided swim teaches basic swimming skills, water safety, and life-saving skills, including floating, kicking, body position, water safety, and underwater skills.
  • To encourage participation, an alternative activity is not offered
  • during guided swim time, but no child will be required to swim.

    Extra Information for Simcha

    Simcha Classic campers swim in our Warm Water Pool every day. Two of the days, campers participate in guided swim and three of the days the Warm Water Pool will be available for Simcha Classic Camp open swim. For campers participating in Tu/Th only, guided swim is not available.

    Open Swim!

  • 100% camper participation is encouraged but not required.
  • Alternative activity offered but please pack a swimsuit daily.
  • Pool will be divided by skill level to ensure safety.
  • Campers should bring a towel.

  • Swim Assessments Required for all campers

  • The swim assessment consists of swimming the length of the pool with arm strokes, climbing out, jumping back in, and swimming backstroke the length of the pool.
  • Campers who are able to complete the swim assessment will not be required to wear life jackets except Simcha campers. Life jackets will be available for all swimmers.

  • Pool Float!

    Kehila, Ruach, and Kef use our pool float every Friday as part of their swimming time. Extra camp staff and lifeguards will be on deck to supervise. Campers who have not passed the swim assessment will be required to wear a life jacket.

    Add Swim Lessons to Your Camp Day

    Add swim lessons to your camp day! Swim lessons for campers can be added on at a discounted rate. See your summer Program Guide for class days and times. Transport to and from swim from camp is available.