Preteen & Teen Camps
Grades 6 - 8

Preteen & Teen Camps (Grades 6 – 8)


Preteen & Teen Camps offer urban and wilderness adventures, day trips, overnight escapades and learning and leadership opportunities. Each of the one-week Adventure Camp sessions features a unique theme, so campers continue to have new experiences throughout the summer. Leadership Opportunities empower campers to serve as role models, and teach important skills that prepare them to meet challenges in school and beyond.


Campers experience a mix of urban and wilderness adventures, day trips and overnight escapades. Each of the one-week sessions features a unique theme, so campers continue to have new experiences throughout the summer.

K – 8 Summer Camps Register Now!

  • Water Extravaganza • M $455 | P $505

    June 8 – 12 [FULL]

    June 29 – July 3 [FULL]

    Raging Waters • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk • Pool Day Tilden Park & Lake Anza • Swim & Field Day

    To add your camper to the waitlist, please click here.

  • Trek 'n' Trail Point Reyes • M $480 | P $530

    June 22 – 26

    Campers participate in team building and trip planning in San Francisco, then head to Point Reyes National Seashore for two nights of camping, hiking, exploring and fun.

  • Community Champions • M $345 | P $395

    July 6 – 10

    Campers give back to the community, learning about poverty and local vulnerable populations while engaging in daily volunteering. Each day campers serve lunch at Glide Memorial Church.

  • NEW! Food Truck Challenge • M $425 | P $475

    July 13 – 17

    Campers work in teams to create their very own food truck concept, visiting local hot spots to find inspiration. Campers perfect their recipes and design their brand in time for an end-of-session "street festival."

  • Theme Parks • M $455 | P $505 [FULL]

    July 20 – 24

    Great America • Six Flags • Swim & Hike • Bowling • AT&T Park
    To add your camper to the waitlist, please click here.

  • NEW! Best of SF • M $455 | P $505

    July 27 – 31

    Urban Scavenger Hunt • SF Giants Baseball Game (schedule permitting) • Exploratorium • Golden Gate Park • Ripley's Believe it or Not

  • Junior Lifeguards • M $425 | P $475

    August 3 – 7

    Junior lifeguards get a jump start on lifeguard training with daily workouts, certification testing, intramural lifeguard competitions and more. CPR, First Aid and Basic Water Rescue certifications are provided upon completion. Please contact Hannah Long at 415.292.1255 or to arrange for a swim test prior to registration.

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Campers get creative with technology and express themselves through different mediums, learning digital photography, web design and blogging.

K – 8 Summer Camps Register Now!

  • Digital Photography • M $425 | P $475

    June 15 – 19
    August 3 – 7

    Campers become competent with basic camera settings and image composition, taking photos at the JCCSF and at other unique locations around the city. After uploading their photos in the computer lab, they learn the tools and tricks to manipulate their images and create a final product. Campers supply their own digital cameras, memory sticks and uploading cards.

  • Digital Photography is also available for Grades 3 – 5. For more information, click here.

  • Blogging • M $625 | P $675

    August 10 – 14

    Campers find their voice through poetry, journalistic observation and photography – all in an age-appropriate environment. Through digital research and local field trips, campers brainstorm blog topics, bringing their ideas to the screen. They learn photo editing techniques and how to set up a blog, then design, write and edit a blog focused on any topic they wish to explore.

    Learn more about Gabi Moskowitz, Blogging camp counselor and teacher.

Click here for information about GADS Grads – For Girls • Grades 6 – 8
Learn more about leadership opportunities for campers grades 9 – 12.
Learn more about the JCC Maccabi Experience for Jewish teens.

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