Scwartz/Reisman Centre

About J.Academy Camp

J. Academy 2015 is sold out! Get yourself on the waitlist today!

This year’s camp will run on August 17- August 30, 2015

Now in its 6th year, J. Academy Camp is a unique sleepover camp for kids (ages 8 to 16) from Russian-speaking Jewish families in the GTA. This year, J. Academy Camp will be held at on the scenic grounds of Camp Northland, situated in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands, near the southern boundary of Canada’s famed Algonquin Park. The campers will enjoy a 12-day educational session.

The camp aims to connect teens from Russian-speaking families, introduce them to the Jewish world’s culture and help them discover their Jewish roots through their personal engagements in various creative arts, interactive activities and sports. Through an innovative variety of informal educational and recreational experiences, campers will explore and deepen their relationships with their own roots and backgrounds.

Our J.Academy educational team is made up of young adults between 18 and 30 who all come from a Jewish Russian-speaking background, from both Israel and Canada. The unique, multiple identities of the educational staff fosters a meaningful connection in the kids with their culture as well as various art and social disciplines.

At J.Academy, campers get a chance to be involved in different Chugim, including photography, design, theatre, dance, music, journalism and advertising. Each of the Faculties offers an equal opportunity to explore, study and experiment with new artistic and social disciplines.

In addition to the stimulating educational programs, every day, campers choose from among many amazing activity options, such as land and water sports (including tennis, soccer, baseball, mini golf, volleyball, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking, among others), nature, arts and crafts and more!


1st camper: $950 + HST

2nd camper, sibling: $750 + HST

3rd camper, additional sibling: $550 + HST

* Promotions (including Early bird special) cannot be combined with the sibling discount.


Time Activity Notes
8:00 a.m. Wake up Musical wake-up signal
8:30 a.m. “Boker Tov” – good morning activities Optional activities in three categories:1) Energized wake-up (exercise, sports and active games)2) Relaxed wake-up (Board games, meditation, story telling circle)3) Educational wake-up
9:00 a.m. “Aruhat Boker” – Breakfast  Get those creative juices flowing with some orange juice and other breakfast favourites
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Clean up Campers are responsible for cleaning their cabins and their surroundings
10:30 a.m. Educational activities Based on the daily Jewish theme; campers are divided into groups by age
12:00 p.m. Group-building activity Extended educational, recreational or outdoor leadership activity by age group
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Free time Hang with your new buddies and check out the waterfront with plenty of splashing fun
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Faculty #1 Track activity
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Faculty #2 Track between specialized sport activity or creative activity
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Get ready for dinner  Prim for some good eats
7:00 p.m. Dinner  Indulge with new menu every evening
8:00 p.m. Camp-wide activity Evening activity involving all the campers that focuses on the day’s Jewish theme
10:00 p.m. Get ready for bed  Teeth-brushing and all that other good stuff
10:30 p.m. Bunk time A chance to reflect on the day with your new friends
11:00 p.m. Lights out  Everyone must go to sleep to prepare for the new day ahead


Contact J. Projects

Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus
9600 Bathurst Street Suite 240 • Vaughan, ON • L6A 3Z8
P: 905-303-1821 x 3045
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