Every summer an extraordinary community is created and blossoms at the Asheville JCC. Campers, counselors, and camp specialists build lifelong friendships as we explore, laugh, grow, and delight in the joyous days of summer. Together we embark on a journey of self-discovery, conquering challenges and celebrating triumphs along the way.
Camp Ruach is a unique Jewish day-camp experience that is open to all first through eighth graders. Each one-week session is an adventure — filled with swimming and sports, cooking and crafts, nature and gardening, dance and music—and ending with the celebration of Shabbat. Our Camp Ruach community creates unity from diversity — all while having the time of our lives.
Whether they are here for one, two, or all eight weeks, Camp Ruach campers come away having grown and changed, carrying a newfound sense of confidence and independence. Here, we learn that justice is not only knowing right from wrong, it is about the values we bring to repair our world.
Camp Ruach is celebrated as an exceptional summer camp by Jewish and non-Jewish families alike!
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Throughout the summer, campers participate in swimming, sports, cooking, crafts, nature expeditions, gardening, Israeli dance, music, team building, weekly Shabbat celebrations, field trips and many unique Camp Ruach traditions, including our exciting Maccabiah Games, Wacky Water Olympics, Seth Olson “You Can Make A Difference Day,” and our brand new Ruach Relay!
Our campus includes a 25-meter outdoor pool for daily free swim and swimming lessons with WSI-certified instructors; our natural outdoor amphitheater for morning and afternoon sing-alongs; park-like space for outdoor sports, games, and nature activities; a learning garden; and rooms for cooking, crafts, and activities. We also take full advantage of WNCs natural amenities with weekly off-site field trips into nature.
For more, contact Camp Director Seth Kellam at 828-253-0701 ext. 107
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