How we opened camp safely during COVID-19!
It was critical for summer 2020 to provide children with a positive and safe place to be with their peers. To have role models that will care for them and rebuild their self-confidence for them to go back to school. Camp looked and felt a little different, but it was filled with all the favorite Abrams traditions and meaningful moments that your campers live 10 months for 2. We took great pride in knowing that we were able to care for their emotional and social well-being this summer. We are looking forward to doing it even bigger in Summer 2021.
The JCC Abrams Camps summer 2020 Summer Family Guidebook was prepared in partnership with NJ Department of Health (NJDOH), the American Camp Association (ACA) field guidelines and their consultant, Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. (EH&E) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We have also worked in consultation with our local East Windsor township Board of Health, local medical professionals and our national JCCA of North America office.
Safety comes first!
When each camper is safe and feeling secure, they are ready for fun. Staff members are responsible to ensure that all children are safely cared for and fully supervised. The emotional and social safety is equally as important as physical safety. Each child’s importance is recognized and valued.
With low camper to counselor ratios, skilled highly trained specialists and aquatic staff, teamed with extensive supervision by our experienced Leadership Team -- our campers receive the highest level of care every moment of the day.
Camp Health Office
JCC Abrams Camp operates a well-equipped, air-conditioned Health Care Center that is staffed by a full time Camp Nurse who oversees the health and wellness for all children and staff.
From providing TLC for upset bellies to minor bruises, our nurse will attend to your child and keep our parents informed daily. Our Camp Nurse is a highly-skilled, licensed professional ready to handle any medical needs.
A Place of Acceptance
All children should be able to experience summer regardless of their abilities. We support campers that have social, emotional and physical needs with additional specialized staffing and new inclusive camp spaces. Our campership goal is one of respect (kavod ha-briot) for one another.
Each summer our staff attends pre-camp orientations and training from our leadership team as well as the most highly-regarded licensed professionals from the community. This staff development is critical for a successful summer and is the reason why our returning families continue to come back, year after year.
We take special time to bond as one team to create a staff culture that is nurturing, compassionate and knowledgable of each of our individual campers and families needs. For over 22 hours we focus on the latest techniques on safety, social, abuse prevention and emotional development of all ages.
Our leadership team is dedicated to offering excellence in camping by joining together year-round for professional development in innovative camping programs and personal growth of youth and teens.