Age Groups



K'Ton (ages 2,3,4 & Entering Kindergarten)

kton-camper-imageK’ton campers receive a wide variety of age-appropriate programming and activities. The campers have a balanced combination of both outdoor and indoor camp time. We offer various naptime options and welcome nonpotty trained children! The K’ton Unit Head leads an amazing staff of highly trained and qualified adults and assistants. Many of them work year round in our preschool and they all create a bond with the children that make JCC Camp Ruach their home for the summer.

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Gadol (Campers Entering Grades 1-3)

Gadol Campers are also able to choose from a list of electives to give them more of a personalized schedule and a chance to explore new activities. The High Ropes Course, Mini-Golf Course, Skateboard Park, Musical Theatre Program and Specialized Sports Clinics are among some of the favorites. Our Gadol Unit Head along with a majority of the staff continue year after year in this unit because they love working with the campers and each other. JCC Camp Ruach becomes both the camper’s and staff’s home for the summer.

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Tzahov (Campers Entering Grades 4-6)

Two days a week, Tzahov Campers go on all inclusive day trips including a 1-night overnight. Three days a week the campers participate in a combination of group activities as well as electives. Tzahov Campers also have the opportunity to “try out” sleep away camp for one Monday–Friday Week at the NJY Resident Camp in Milford, PA for an additional fee. The staff in this unit is comprised of many college graduates, along with two unit heads, who love spending their summers year after year with our campers. Our camp has become their home for the summer too!

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Road Rulz (Campers Entering Grades 7-9)

Road Rulz is our teen travel program for campers entering grades 7-9.  These campers have the experience of traveling every day on a combination of day, one night and 4-5 night overnight trips. The staff are all over 21 and work throughout the year to make Road Rulz the teen’s home for the summer.

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Leadership In Training (LIT)

Leadership in Training Program (LIT) combines learning to be a leader in the community through community service, learning how to work with children, volunteering with the campers and going on 1 fun trip a week. The campers themselves have a lot to do with the planning of this program to make it just right for them!

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Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Rd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone 908-725-6994, Fax 908-725-9753