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!

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

  • Guided swim teaches basic swimming skills, water safety, and life-saving skills, including floating, kicking, body position, and underwater skills.
  • To encourage participation, an alternative activity is not offered during guided swim time. 100% camper participation is encouraged, but not required

    Additional Information for Simcha Swimming

    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 + Pool Float

Open Swim

  • 100% camper participation is encouraged, but not required.
  • Alternative activity offered but please pack a swimsuit daily.
  • Campers should bring a towel.

    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.

  • Swim Assessments Required for Campers

    • The swim assessment consists of jumping in the deep end, swimming on front halfway across the pool, rolling over unassisted, and swimming the remaining length on back.
    • 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.

    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 for campers.