The Camp Ruach formula is fun through friendship! At Camp Ruach your child will be a part of an extraordinary community that is created each summer at the Asheville JCC. Campers and counselors build lifelong friendships, develop their self-confidence and support each other’s growth as they learn to be strong – while strengthening one another.
Camp Ruach is a unique Jewish day camp experience open to ALL first through eighth graders. Each weekly session is an adventure — filled with swimming and sports, creativity and crafts, nature and gardening, dance and music — and ending with the celebration of Shabbat. We are a true community, creating unity from diversity, making unforgettable memories.
Whether they are here for one, two, or all nine weeks, Camp Ruach campers come away having grown and changed, carrying a newfound sense of confidence and self-assurance. Here, everyone is celebrated! By feeling valued the campers will become strong confident members of this community who can help strengthen those around them. Our energetic Camp Ruach staff works and plays with your camper to ensure they have the time of their life.
Registration starts on February 12th!
Camp Ruach was voted Western North Carolina’s #1 Day Camp in the Mountain Xpress Best of Poll in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017!
If you would like to register, please contact Seth at the email below.
Camp Ruach is tons of fun!
Throughout the summer, campers participate in swimming, field games, cooking, crafts, nature expeditions, gardening, music, team building, weekly Shabbat celebrations, field trips and many unique Camp Ruach traditions, including our exciting Maccabiah Games, Wacky Water Olympics, Ruach Scavenger Hunt, Seth Olson “You Can Make A Difference Day,” and our Ruach Relay!
The JCC campus includes a 25-meter outdoor pool for daily free swim and swimming lessons with certified instructors; a natural outdoor pavilion, park-like space for outdoor games, nature activities, and a learning garden; and rooms for cooking, crafts, and activities. We also take full advantage of the Asheville region’s natural amenities with weekly off-site field trips.
Contact Seth Kellam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-0701 ext. 107 for more information.