Our Philosophy

Center Day Camp fosters a strong sense of belonging and connection. All are welcome, and everyone at camp is valued and celebrated. Counselors stress kindness, respect and character in everything that they do. Our grounding and history as a Jewish camp means that our programs offer a unique focus on universal values like integrity, honesty, responsibility, caring for one another and for the earth. We are a child-centered program that seeks to support children as they build confidence, make new friends, explore new interests, discover their abilities and learn new skills.


Our Credentials

The JCA is accredited through the American Camp Association. We are members of Maine Summer Camps  and JCC Camps. Our staff are trained in safety, including CPR; our waterfront staff is Red Cross certified, and we have a certified Emergency Medical Technician on site during camp hours.